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UBports Aiming For An Exciting 2021 With Ubuntu Touch

Phoronix - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:37
Last week marked the last Q/A session for the UBports' Ubuntu Touch team working to advance the Linux smartphone platform where they laid out some of their upcoming objectives...

Explore binaries using this full-featured Linux tool - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:03

In 10 ways to analyze binary files on Linux, I explained how to use Linux's rich set of native tools to analyze binaries. But if you want to explore your binary further, you need a tool that is custom-made for binary analysis. If you are new to binary analysis and have mostly worked with scripting languages, 9 essential GNU binutils tools will help you get started learning the compilation process and what constitutes a binary.

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Use Joplin to find your notes faster - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:02

In prior years, this annual series covered individual apps. This year, we are looking at all-in-one solutions in addition to strategies to help in 2021. Welcome to day 15 of 21 Days of Productivity in 2021.

Staying productive also means (to some extent) being organized enough to find my notes and reference them on demand. This is a challenge not just for myself but for a lot of people I talk to.

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7 ways open source was essential to business in 2020 - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:01

The COVID-19 pandemic created many new challenges for businesses in 2020 as they rapidly moved non-essential workers to remote operations. However, it also created tremendous opportunities for innovation as people searched for effective ways to work and collaborate virtually.

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Why you need to drop ifconfig for ip - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:00

For a long time, the ifconfig command was the default method for configuring a network interface. It served Linux users well, but networking is complex, and the commands to configure it must be robust. The ip command is the new default networking command for modern systems, and in this article, I'll show you how to use it.

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How to Install Wine 6.0 in Ubuntu

Tecmint - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 14:03

Wine is a nifty utility that allows users to run Windows applications inside a Linux environment. Wine 6.0 is finally out, and it ships with an array of numerous improvements and a total of

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Alder Lake S Support Added To Intel's Open-Source Media Driver

Phoronix - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 13:07
Last quarter Intel began upstreaming their open-source Alder Lake S graphics support for Linux. It hasn't been too big of a feat or revealed many details since it's still Gen12 / Xe graphics seen since Tiger Lake. But it's been coming along and over the past month is now wired up into Intel's open-source Media Driver stack too...

Linux 5.11-rc5 Kernel Released Following A Busy Sunday

Phoronix - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 09:27
The fifth weekly release candidate of Linux 5.11 is now available for testing...

Pyston 2.1 Is Blowing Past Python 3.8/3.9 Performance

Phoronix - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 02:38
With this past week's release of Pyston 2.1 as an alternative Python interpreter I was curious to see how the performance compared to that of upstream Python... So here are some weekend benchmarks with a Ryzen 9 5900X system...

GNU Binutils 2.36 Released With Support For Intel AMX, AVX VNNI, Key Locker

Phoronix - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 23:15
GNU Binutils 2.36 is out today as the latest version of this collection of binary utilities for Linux/open-source systems...

Learn To Get Involved In Linux Kernel Development This Spring

Phoronix - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 21:49
The Linux kernel mentor program for the spring 2021 period is now accepting applications...

Intel Has A New Driver For Linux 5.12: Reporting Your Laptop's Hinge/Keyboard Angle

Phoronix - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 19:40
Intel's latest open-source Linux driver contribution is a hinge driver that is set to debut with Linux 5.12...

GTK4 Toolkit Seeing More Improvements To Its OpenGL Renderer

Phoronix - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 16:33
While GTK 4.0 has been released, there still is major work to look forward to with future GTK4 releases. One area seeing recent and ongoing improvements is with the toolkit's OpenGL renderer...

How open source is helping solve the plastic pollution problem - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 16:01

In my work life, I often deal with geospatial data. This data not only carries the customary sorts of attributes we see every day but also geographic attributes, like points, lines, enclosed areas, polygons, and surfaces. This data is typically projected from latitude, longitude, and sea-level-elevation data to other coordinate systems to facilitate analysis and viewing.

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3 stress-free steps to tackling your task list - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 16:00

In prior years, this annual series covered individual apps. This year, we are looking at all-in-one solutions in addition to strategies to help in 2021. Welcome to day 14 of 21 Days of Productivity in 2021.

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