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Pantheon Desktop Review: A Beautiful Alternative to macOS

The Pantheon Desktop is designed specifically for elementaryOS and is considered one of the most visually appealing desktops around. It clearly draws a lot of inspiration from macOS, which makes it a great alternative for those who are looking to make the switch or who have always wanted to master that workflow. In this Pantheon Desktop review, I take a look at user experience and performance, as well as some notable features, and deciding who should use the Pantheon desktop. Read more

Linux 5.9: Checkpoint/Restore and Scheduler Improvements

  • Checkpoint/Restore Of Unprivileged Processes Sent In For Linux 5.9

    Linux 5.9 is bringing another feature that's long been baking and of interest to a growing number of stakeholders... checkpoint/restore functionality of unprivileged processes. With Linux 5.9 all the pieces should be in place for allowing checkpoint/restore of processes not running as root. This saving and restoring of processes can be used for functionality like container migration, moving workloads in HPC environments, or for the Java JVM to speed-up startup time. The Linux kernel has supported checkpoint/restore of processes but only as root until now.

  • Linux 5.9 Continues Working On A Variety Of Scheduler Improvements

    Among the many pull requests sent in for the Linux 5.9 merge window by longtime developer Ingo Molnar are the usual assortment of scheduler improvements. [...] - The deadline scheduler is now capacity-aware and has seen other improvements too. - UClamp performance improvements for this utilization clamping functionality. - Cleanups to the energy/power-aware scheduling.

Remembering Thomas Gilliard (satellit)

I’m sad to report that Thomas Gilliard (satellit), who was a valued member of the QA team for many years, passed away last week. His wife contacted me with the news. Thomas was a regular and reassuring presence at QA and blocker review meetings and ran many thousands of tests since he first joined the team in 2009. He was particularly dedicated to testing our Sugar builds. We’ll miss him. Read more Also: Implementation of varlink support for libnmstate – GSoC’20 nmstate project