Top 10 best Linux apps of 2017

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While everyone knows that most Linux distributions (distros) are free to download, not everybody is aware that you also have access to thousands of cost-free applications through your operating system’s package manager. 

Many of the more user-friendly distros will come with a selection of software preinstalled to help you get started, but there are many more apps out in the wild, under continuous development.

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In this guide we'll highlight 10 of the best desktop applications for Linux. All of these programs can be installed either via the command line or by using a graphical frontend to your pac…
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Xinix Offers Linux Lovers a Path to Zen

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Xinix is an innovative newcomer to the world of Linux distros. Now in beta, this distro has been spearheaded by a single developer who slowly is bringing other programmers on board to move things along. Despite its early development status, Xinix has potential for Linux fans who like to experiment with new platform concepts and do not mind trying out an operating system that is not yet fully functional. Essentially, Xinix is an interesting side project for serious Linux fans — it definitely is not suitable for Linux newcomers….
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Faster machine learning is coming to the Linux kernel

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It’s been a long time in the works, but a memory management feature intended to give machine learning or other GPU-powered applications a major performance boost is close to making it into one of the next revisions of the kernel.

Heterogenous memory management (HMM) allows a device’s driver to mirror the address space for a process under its own memory management. As Red Hat developer Jérôme Glisse explains, this makes it easier for hardware devices like GPUs to directly access the memory of a process without the extra overhead of copying anything. It also doesn’t violate the memory protection features afforded by modern OSes.

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QA Linux System Fundamentals course

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QA has been around for 30 years and offers a tremendous amount of courses for professionals to gain certification and new skills. The company has also won numerous awards, and is an official partner of Microsoft, Cisco and VMware.

Its website includes eight Linux courses, including this one – Linux System Fundamentals – which is aimed at IT professionals with little or no experience of the OS, as something of a ‘quick start’ guide.

All training is guided by an instructor at one of the QA training centres around the UK or as an ‘attend from anywhere’ course which you can do remotely. After contacting QA for clarification, we found the c…
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CoreOS’s Linux platform bolsters enterprise Kubernetes features

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Tectonic, CoreOS’s Linux platform built to run containers, was revamped this week to version 1.6.2. Underneath that minor point revision label lie some significant changes.

According to an official CoreOS blog post, this version of Tectonic rolls in the latest version of Kubernetes (1.6.2) to create a CoreOS/Kubernetes combo that’s easier to install in a variety of environments and has better separation of workloads, more robust auditing and logging, and boasts a major change a key underlying Kubernetes technology.