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Why everyone is talking about WebAssembly - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:01

If you haven’t heard of WebAssembly yet, then you will soon. It’s one of the industry’s best-kept secrets, but it’s everywhere. It’s supported by all the major browsers, and it’s coming to the server-side, too. It’s fast. It’s being used for gaming. It’s an open World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the web, standard. It’s platform-neutral and can run on Linux, Macs, and Windows.

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6 handy Bash scripts for Git - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 16:00

I wrote a bunch of Bash scripts that make my life easier when I'm working with Git repositories. Many of my colleagues say there's no need; that everything I need to do can be done with Git commands. While that may be true, I find the scripts infinitely more convenient than trying to figure out the appropriate Git command to do what I want.

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Wayland 1.18 Planned For Release Next Month

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 14:09
Without seeing a new release of Wayland itself in nearly one year, a plan has been rolled out for having Wayland 1.18 in mid-February...

Intel Sends Out Linux Patches For Speed Select Core-Power Controls

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:05
Coming to Linux last year with the 5.3 kernel was Intel Speed Select Technology support as a Cascade Lake feature for optimizing the per-core performance configurations to favor certain cores at the cost of reducing the performance capacity for other CPU cores. That Intel Speed Select (SST) support for Linux is now being enhanced with core-power controls...

4 Useful Tools to Monitor CPU and GPU Temperature in Ubuntu

Tecmint - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:34
The CPU or GPU temperature depends entirely on the usage of running programs or applications. Sensitive computer components such as CPUs have a finite lifespan and running them at a temperature that exceeds a...

Intel Ivybridge + Haswell Require Security Mitigation For Graphics Hardware Flaw

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 09:23
Earlier today we were first to report on an Intel graphics driver patch mitigating a "Gen9" graphics hardware vulnerability. Details on that new security disclosure are coming to light and it turns out older Intel "Gen" graphics are also affected...

Canonical Is Working On A New Desktop Theme For Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 07:12
With Ubuntu 20.04 to see installation on many desktops (and servers) given its Long-Term Support status, Canonical and the Yaru community team have begun working on a successor to the Yaru theme for this Linux distribution release due out in April...

Valve's Proton 4.11-12 Released With DXVK 1.5.1, Updated SDKs

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 05:48
The Wine-downstream Proton that powers Valve's Steam Play is up to version 4.11-12 following a release today by a CodeWeavers developer...

GCC 10 Introduces A Static Analyzer - Static Analysis On C Code With "-fanalyzer" Option

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 04:52
Within GCC's newly minted Git repository is a big last minute feature for the GCC 10 release: a long-awaited static analyzer...

Tesla Is Making Use Of The Open-Source Coreboot Within Their Electric Vehicles

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 03:00
Not only is Linux increasingly used within automobiles but it turns out at least one automobile manufacturer is even using Coreboot within their vehicles...

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Gets Patched For A Gen9 Graphics Vulnerability

Phoronix - Wed, 01/15/2020 - 02:29
On top of the Intel graphics driver patches back from November for denial of service and privilege escalation bugs, the Linux kernel received a new patch today for "CVE-2019-14615" regarding a possible data disclosure with Gen9 graphics hardware...