Open-source News

Open-Source Nouveau Extended To Support The GeForce 16 Series With Hardware Acceleration

Phoronix - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:49
With the big Linux 5.6 kernel on the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver side there is finally accelerated support for the GeForce RTX 2000 "Turing" graphics cards (when paired with binary-only microcode). With that initial cut support is no GeForce 16 series Turing support, but that is now on-deck for Linux 5.7...

Manage your SSL certificates with the ssl-on-demand script - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:03

It happens all the time, to the largest of companies. An important certificate doesn't get renewed, and services become inaccessible. It happened to Microsoft Teams in early February 2020, awkwardly timed just after the launch of a major television campaign promoting it as a Slack competitor. Embarrassing as that may be, it's sure to happen to someone else in the future.

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Extend the life of your SSD drive with fstrim - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:02

Over the past decade, solid-state drives (SSD) have brought about a new way of managing storage. SSDs have benefits like silent and cooler operation and a faster interface spec, compared to their elder spinning ancestors. Of course, new technology brings with it new methods of maintenance and management. SSDs have a feature called TRIM. This is essentially a method for reclaiming unused blocks on the device, which may have been previously written, but no longer contain valid data and therefore, can be returned to the general storage pool for reuse.

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How to use byobu to multiplex SSH sessions - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:01

Byobu is a text-based window manager and terminal multiplexer. It's similar to GNU Screen but more modern and more intuitive. It also works on most Linux, BSD, and Mac distributions.

Byobu allows you to maintain multiple terminal windows, connect via SSH (secure shell), disconnect, reconnect, and even let other people access it, all while keeping the session alive.

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Linux Kernel Seeing Work To Implement MEMFD "Secret Memory Areas"

Phoronix - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:00
There is experimental work pending that plumbs support into MEMFD for creating "secret" memory areas. This secret memory support would then be exposed to user-space for different use-cases...

How To Install and Connect an Agent to Pandora FMS Server

Tecmint - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:03
A Pandora FMS Agent is an application installed on computers to be monitored using the Pandora FMS Monitoring System. Software agents perform checks on server resources (such as CPU, RAM, storage devices, etc.) and...

Tor Browser: An Ultimate Web Browser for Anonymous Web Browsing in Linux

Tecmint - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:45
The primary Application we require to perform our internet activity is a browser, a web browser to be more perfect. Over the Internet, most of our’s activity is logged to the Server/Client machine which...

Red Hatters recognize Black History Month

Red Hat News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:00

February is Black History Month, and we wanted to share some of the people who’ve influenced and inspired Red Hatters throughout their lives. We asked members of Red Hat’s Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity (B.U.I.L.D.) about black historical figures who have inspired them. Some you no doubt have heard of, others may be new to you and you’ll have the chance to be inspired by their accomplishments for the first time.

Wayland 1.18 Released With Meson Support, Other Minor Changes

Phoronix - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:00
Wayland 1.18 is out today as the first update to the core Wayland code in nearly one year...

Making The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Run Even Faster - By Loading Up Intel's Clear Linux

Phoronix - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 06:00
One of the interesting takeaways from my pre-launch briefing with AMD on the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X was AMD representatives actually recommending Clear Linux for use on this 64-core / 128-thread HEDT processor and the platform to which they've found the best performance. Yet, Clear Linux is an Intel open-source project. In any case, here are benchmarks of how Clear Linux performs against other Linux distributions on the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X within the System76 Thelio Major. And, holy crap, with the Threadripper 3990X on Clear Linux I managed to build the x86_64 default Linux kernel in under 20 seconds!

Building a Linux desktop, CERN powered by Ceph, and more industry trends - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 02:15

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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