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AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Playing Nicely With Latest Linux Distros Following BIOS Updates

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 23:00
One month ago we were told that AMD released a BIOS fix to their motherboard partners for addressing the systemd boot issue with Ryzen 3000 series processors that stems from an RdRand instruction issue. Finally over the past week we've seen motherboard vendors pushing out BIOS updates for the prominent motherboards and indeed this takes care of the issue...

Gentoo's 64-bit ARM Support Is Now In Good Shape With Profiles Deemed Stable

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 22:10
Gentoo's AArch64/ARM64 support for 64-bit ARM should now be in good shape...

AMD EPYC Rome Still Conquering Cascadelake Even Without Mitigations

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:43
With last week's dramatic EPYC "Rome" launch where AMD has blown past Intel Xeon "Cascadelake" performance in a majority of server benchmarks, helping the successful launch of these Zen 2 server processors has been Intel's repeated delays of 10nm/Icelake CPUs and also the Spectre / Meltdown / Zombieload / Foreshadow mitigations. Out of curiosity, I've run some unmitigated benchmarks for the various relevant CPU speculative execution vulnerabilities on both the Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 Cascadelake and AMD EPYC 7742 Rome processors for seeing how the performance differs.

Canonical adds ZFS on root as experimental install option in Ubuntu - The Register

Google News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:42
Canonical adds ZFS on root as experimental install option in Ubuntu  The Register

Canonical is expanding Ubuntu's support for ZFS, an advanced file system originally developed by Sun Microsystems. Ubuntu's support is based on the ZFS on ...

Canonical adds ZFS on root as experimental install option in Ubuntu - The Register

Google News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 21:42
Canonical adds ZFS on root as experimental install option in Ubuntu  The Register

Canonical is expanding Ubuntu's support for ZFS, an advanced file system originally developed by Sun Microsystems. Ubuntu's support is based on the ZFS on ...

Intel Tiger Lake Support Added To The LLVM Clang 10 Compiler

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:29
We have seen Intel's compiler gurus contributing new enablement patches for Tiger Lake support with GCC 10 due out next year while now they have also landed their initial Tiger Lake support into the LLVM Clang 10 code compiler also due out in H1'2020...

Vulkan 1.1.119 Already Released With Another New Extension

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 19:10
It was just yesterday that Vulkan 1.1.118 was released with two new extensions while now this Monday morning Vulkan 1.1.119 was released as a third extension was accidentally left out of yesterday's weekly revision...

Stepping Towards Better VR Headset Support On Wayland

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 18:58
Sway and WLROOTS creator Drew DeVault on top of his several open-source projects has also been working on improving the VR infrastructure support on Wayland as part of contract work for Status.im. The secure communication company is looking to build a Wayland-driven VR workspace but for that the VR headset support on Wayland needs to be improved...

GCC 9.2 Released With Bug Fixes & AMD Zen 2 Improvements

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 18:49
The GNU toolchain crew released today GCC 9.2 as the newest stable release to their compiler stack...

Binance Trust Wallet launches desktop client for Mac, Windows and Linux to come within weeks - CryptoSlate

Google News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 18:47
Binance Trust Wallet launches desktop client for Mac, Windows and Linux to come within weeks  CryptoSlate

Trust Wallet, the official wallet of top cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has released a desktop client for its crypto wallet with initial support for macOS, and ...

How Hexdump works

opensource.com - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:02

Hexdump is a utility that displays the contents of binary files in hexadecimal, decimal, octal, or ASCII. It’s a utility for inspection and can be used for data recovery, reverse engineering, and programming.


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What open source is not

opensource.com - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:00

From its early days, the availability of source code was one of the defining characteristics of open source software. Indeed, Brian Behlendorf of the Apache web server project, an early open source software success, favored "source code available software."


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Poll: Where is your coding happy place?

opensource.com - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:00

Your environment is everything, especially when you're coding. Decisions about what text editor or IDE you'll be using are critical to productivity. But what about your environment beyond the screen?


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How to Create a Sudo User on CentOS

Tecmint - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:00
The sudo command gives a technique for providing trusted users with administrative permission to a Linux system without sharing the root user password. When users permitted this technique precede an administrative command with sudo...

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:09
After more than four years in development there is finally the release of Xfce 4.14...

NordVPN Adopts the WireGuard Protocol on Linux - Embedded Computing Design

Google News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:01
NordVPN Adopts the WireGuard Protocol on Linux  Embedded Computing Design

NordVPN introduced NordLynx technology, built around the WireGuard protocol.

Linux 5.3-rc4 Released With A Week Of Fixes Plus SWAPGS "Grand Schemozzle" Code

Phoronix - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 05:18
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.3 release candidate 4 as the latest weekly test release for this new kernel version...

Vulkan 1.1.118 Released With New AMD Extensions

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 23:08
Another week, another new Vulkan update...

Linux 4.4 & 4.9 Kernels Get Back-Ported SWAPGS Protection

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 22:14
Greg Kroah-Hartman issued the Linux 4.4.189 and Linux 4.9.189 LTS kernels on Sunday morning that address the new Spectre V1 "SWAPGS" variant mitigations...

Linux Deprecating Wireless USB & Ultra Wideband Subsystems

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 21:11
The Linux 5.4 kernel will deprecate and mark as obsolete the Wireless USB (WUSB) and Ultra-wideband (UWB) subsystems within the kernel...

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