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Responsive image What happens when a file gets executed in Linux? What does it mean that a file is executable? Can we only execute compiled binaries? What about shell scripts then? If I can execute shell scripts, what else can I execute? In this article we will try to answer those questions.

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Responsive image The Allwinner ARM processors are very popular in a large number of hobbyists development boards, and more and more widely used in embedded products. Support for those processors was initiated in the official Linux kernel by Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons) engineer Maxime Ripard in 2012, and has since then been improved up to the point where actual Allwinner-based products are being shipped with the official Linux kernel.

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Responsive image An anonymous donor has pledged to donate up to $1,000,000 over the next two years, some of which will be matching funds. The GNOME Foundation is grateful for this donation and plans on using these funds to increase staff to streamline operations and to grow its support of the GNOME Project and the surrounding ecosystem.

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Responsive image The GDPR is possibly the greatest gift ever granted to large tech companies. It ensures new entrants have little chance of ever being able to claw their way up to threaten established players. I could be totally off base but it seems to stem from a mentality that views businesses with suspicion instead of necessary tools for people to engage in meaningful contributions to society. Surely this could've been drafted in a way that scales responsibilities up based on user-base size or some tangible metric that correlates to impact. How will EU citizens be served if the only providers available are unassailable behemoths?

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