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Snap, Flatpak and AppImage, package formats compared
In recent years, three different distribution independent package formats have gained a lot of popularity. There are already a few Linux distributions like Endless OS and Fedora Silverblue that depend solely on distribution independent packages to run desktop applications. Are these package (...)

Intel virtualisation: how VT-x, KVM and QEMU work together
VT-x is name of CPU virtualisation technology by Intel. KVM is component of Linux kernel which makes use of VT-x. And QEMU is a user-space application which allows users to create virtual machines. QEMU makes use of KVM to achieve efficient virtualisation. In this article we will talk about how (...)

OpenBSD's unveil()
One of the key aspects of hardening the user-space side of an operating system is to provide mechanisms for restricting which parts of the filesystem hierarchy a given process can access. Linux has a number of mechanisms of varying capability and complexity for this purpose, but other kernels (...)

Microsoft joins Open Invention Network
I'm pleased to announce that Microsoft is joining the Open Invention Network ("OIN"), a community dedicated to protecting Linux and other open source software programs from patent risk. We know Microsoft's decision to join OIN may be viewed as surprising to some; it is no secret that there has (...)

Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'
In an exclusive conversation with the BBC, the Linux founder opens up.
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Linus Torvalds: 'I'll never be cuddly but I can be more polite'
In an exclusive conversation with the BBC, the Linux founder opens up.

Windows 95 running in a downloadable Electron application
Windows 95 as an Electron application? Sure, why not. Of course, this is a VM running Windows 95, but it's a simple downloadable package you can install and run on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Nothing groundbreaking, but still a fun application of Electron. It's pretty much a joke according to (...)

Valve forks Wine to Proton
n 2010, we announced Steam Play: a way for Steam users to access Windows, Mac and Linux versions of Steam games with a single purchase. More than 3000 of the games that have been added to Steam after that point have included Linux support, with more titles being added every day. Since then, (...)
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