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Tableau’s data visualization platform now supports Linux, promises faster operations

“Hyper could provide a major boost to existing Tableau customers since it works with and speeds up the existing processes they have in place” writes Blair Hanley Frank for venturebeat.com. Tableau announced today that its new Hyper data engine is generally available to customers, providing a massive speed boost for existing processes through its business intelligence and analysis software. On top of all those features, this release includes content governance capabilities that make it easier for customers to manage who can access different portions of the data stored inside a…

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Early Data Shows Linux Update to Fix Intel Security Flaw Hits Performance Hard

“Terms of use Intel CPUs are now known to contain a serious flaw that can compromise system security” writes Joel Hruska for extremetech.com. There may be a very small performance hit on the order of 2-5 percent in some games, but this is not an absolute.That’s a 14 percent performance hit on Coffee Lake, and a nearly 20 percent performance whack on Broadwell-E. Redis performance (not pictured) was down about 7 percent on both systems.Benchmarking a patched OS on an AMD system will produce a performance hit if the page…

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AMD is gaining as Intel scrambles to fix security flaw

“AMD is rising after its rival central processing unit maker, Intel, was reported to have a security issue embedded in its hardware” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. AMD shares are up 6.51% at $11.69 on Wednesday, while Intel shares slipped 2.45% to $45.70.AMD has said its chips do not possess the same security flaw.Intel’s CPUs released over the last 10 years are reportedly be subject to a hardware bug that could allow hackers to access files, passwords, and other important security keys from Intel’s chips, The Register reports. Source: businessinsider.com…

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Upcoming patches for security flaw in Intel processors expected to slow down computers

“Windows users whose PCs run on Intel processors can apparently expect their computers to slow down after next Tuesday” writes Zeljka Zorz for helpnetsecurity.com. In fact, all computers using modern Intel chips – whether they run Windows, Linux or macOS – are expected to suffer a performance hit in the coming days. Still, it’s to early to tell just how much slower will users’ computers get after the implementation of the patches. Source: helpnetsecurity.com Share This:

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AMD shares surge on report of an Intel chip security flaw

“A report alleging Intel chips have a security flaw is moving semiconductor stocks” writes Tae Kim for cnbc.com. The Register cited a post from an AMD employee that implied the company’s chips are “not affected” by this particular security issue.Shares of AMD were up 5.6 percent Wednesday, while Intel’s stock declined 2.4 percent “Programmers are scrambling to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system,” the report said. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Ubuntu Touch Mobile Will Soon Support Android Apps with “Anbox”

“CuriousBytes: Instead of creating a new ecosystem, UBports opted to integrate Anbox into Ubuntu Touch Mobile OS. Learn more about running Android apps on Ubuntu Mobile and Anbox” writes Ganesh Venigalla for curiouspost.com. UBports said that Anbox feature will be soon added to the Ubuntu Touch OS to give users the ability to run Android apps on Ubuntu phone. Source: curiouspost.com Share This:

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Linux survival guide: These 21 applications let you move easily between Linux and Windows

“We spotlighted 20 applications that are identical across both platforms” reports zdnet.com. While there aren’t absolute brand-for-brand equivalents for about 30 percent of the applications, there are workable substitute solutions. In the following slides, I’ll show you the applications that are an exact match on both Windows and Linux (and, by extension, MacOS), and highlight those where you’ll need to use a different application to get the same work done. Source: zdnet.com Share This:

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Solaris to Linux Migration 2017

“Here’s the big picture of performance observability tools on Linux, from my Linux performance page, where I also have diagrams for other tool types, as well as videos and slides of prior Linux performance talks: I also have a USE Method: Linux Performance Checklist, as a different way to navigate and apply the tools” reports brendangregg.com. I’ve even seen cases where the Makefile compiles on Linux with -O3, and Solaris with -O0, thus crippling Solaris performance, for no legitimate reason. Source: brendangregg.com Share This:

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Inside the Stealth Destroyer USS Zumwalt, the Warship That Runs on Linux

“A new interactive web page by The Bookmark does an excellent job of breaking down the tech that powers the USS Zumwalt, the lead ship of the Zumwalt “ writes unknown author for popularmechanics.com. Everything on the ship is powered by two 38-megawatt gas turbine engines, together providing enough power to power 12,000 homes.These power everything from the computers to the drive motors, allowing the Zumwalt to do up to 30 knots at sea. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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