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Reality 2.0 - Episode 24: A Chat About Redis Labs
Doc Searls and @katherined talk to Yiftach Shoolman of Redis Labs about Redis, Open Source licenses, company culture and more.

Is there a standardized desktop on the horizon? ZDNet reports "in a major step forward the two chief Linux desktop rivals, GNOME Foundation and KDE, have agreed to work together." @kde and @gnome will sponsor Linux App Summit 2019... @ZDNet

Every few years a new term is coined within the computer industry—big data, machine learning, agile development, Internet of Things, just to name a few. You'd be forgiven for not knowing them all.

Some of these are new ideas. Some are refinements on existing ideas. Others still are simply notions we've all had for a long time, but now we have a new word to describe said notions.

Which brings us to a topic we cover in depth in this latest issue of Linux Journal: DevOps.

Today's News:
* Collabora Announces xrdesktop
* Arduino Selects Auth0 as Its Identity Management Platform of Choice
* Microway Showcasing Its Data Science WhisperStation at PEARC19
* Blender 2.8 Released KDE Plasma Maintenance Update

@purism has unveiled the final specs for the Librem 5 Smartphone, which should begin shipping in Q3 2019 Pre-order before July 31st to get the early-bird discount price of $649.

The first kernel security update for Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" is now available. The update addresses flaw CVE-2019-13272. The issue affects older versions of as well, so all users should update now.

Sailfish OS Seitseminen, an independent mobile OS, is now available. Sailfish OS 3.1 is the biggest update since the launch of Sailfish 3 a year ago. This version "brings redesigns to core apps such as People, Phone, Messages and Clock" & more.

The Pinebook Pro is now available for pre-order. It comes with as the default OS, and OS and 9 also are available. It costs $199.99, and you can pre-order from here,

PHP 7.4.0 beta1 has been released, marking the first beta of PHP 7.4. Note that this is an early test version and not intended for use in production. The next release, Beta 2, is scheduled for August 8th.

Tip: Stop Background Jobs from Writing to the Terminal.

Background jobs can write to the terminal by default. You may have seen that if you've ever started something in the background and had its output unexpectedly appear in your terminal window. You can cause background tasks to be suspended automatically on writes, just as with reads, by issuing the stty tostop command.

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Today's News
* Feral Interactive Announces Commanders Update for Company of Heroes 2 for Linux
* Participate in Fedora Test Week for Kernel 5.2
* coreboot 4.10 Released
* GNU Parallel 20190722 Released
* EST Launches File Security for Linux v 7.0

What Does It Take to Make a Kernel?
People often refer to one operating system's kernel or another without truly knowing what it does or how it works or what it takes to make one. What does it take to write a custom (and non-Linux) kernel?

Dropbox brings back support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS. According to Linux Uprising, "it appears that this change has made it into the stable client for ."

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