Open-source News

Imagination Working On A New Open-Source Linux Graphics Driver Project

Phoronix - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:47
While many in the Linux community still cringe when hearing Imagination Tech's PowerVR given the troubling state of their graphics drivers over the years, in 2020 it looks like they are pursuing a new open-source graphics driver project...

Qt 5.15 Alpha Released With Various Improvements To Qt 3D, QML, Core, New Qt PDF Module

Phoronix - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 20:32
After recently ending feature development on Qt 5.15, the alpha release of this forthcoming tool-kit is now available...

OpenSSH 8.2 Released With FIDO/U2F Support

Phoronix - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 19:37
OpenSSH 8.2 is out this Valentine's Day as the leading SSH suite. Besides working to disable the SSH-RSA public key signature algorithm due to SHA1 collision attacks, OpenSSH 8.2 also comes with new features...

PHP 7.4 Slated To Land In Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Phoronix - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:55
PHP 7.4 should be landing in the Ubuntu 20.04 archive in the next week or so...

Linux 5.7 Getting A "Tiny Power Button" Driver

Phoronix - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:33
A new driver already queued in the power management code for the Linux 5.7 cycle not opening up until April is a "tiny power button" driver...

Linux is our love language - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:02

2019 was a year of learning in the Cherry household. I am a senior software engineer who set out to learn new skills and, along the way, I taught my husband, Chris. By teaching him some of the things I learned and asking him to work through my technology walkthrough articles, I helped Chris learn new skills that enabled him to pivot his career deeper into the technology field. And I learned new ways to make my walkthroughs and training materials more accessible for readers to digest.

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How to restore a single-core computer with Linux - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 16:01

In a previous article, I explained how I refurbish old dual-core computers ranging from roughly five to 15 years old. Properly restored, these machines can host a fully capable lightweight Linux distribution like Mint/Xfce, Xubuntu, or Lubuntu and perform everyday tasks. But what if you have a really old computer gathering dust in your attic or basement?

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