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Mesa 20.3 Will Let You Fake Having Less Video Memory To Help In Debugging

Phoronix - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 18:42
Wired up in Mesa 20.3-devel is a new DriConf option override_vram_size for overriding a smaller amount of video memory to report to the program/game being run. This is intended for development/debug purposes...

HardInfo – Check Hardware Information in Linux

Tecmint - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 17:48

HardInfo (in short for “hardware information“) is a system profiler and benchmark graphical tool for Linux systems, that is able to gather information from both hardware and some software and organize it in an

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Part 3: The Urgent Need for a Future-Ready Board

UR Solutions - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 17:47

Part 3: The Urgent Need for a Future-Ready Board
~ Dr. Justo Ortiz of UnionBank ‘shows us the money’!

Or, how to bring in the money, at the very least.

To be future-ready, one has to be future-thinking. Ortiz’s UnionBank seemingly is ahead of counterparts supported by some digital banking excellence global awards. The bank’s Board has ‘Future-ready’ written on its target bull’s eye.

The old model does not work anymore. The constant nagging of ‘Change in mindset’ beats ‘Unlearn and relearn only by a few blips.

The bank’s Vice-Chairman is quick to the draw, stating, “People get to be on the Board by being very successful people. But that heuristics no longer produce predicted outcomes as we get deeper and deeper into the Fourth Industrial Age, even though they were very valuable in the previous Industrial Age.”

In UnionBank, each director has goals. Specific ones go into the collective Board goals, and separate personal goals are set to build their own capabilities and accomplishments.

On paper, it’s a simple 4-step process:
1. Discover: How to help the organization meet goals, advance its vision, identify its uniqueness, as well as its competition. Also, what are the barriers, and what might be done differently
2. Synthesize: Summarize insights and recommendations culled from focused discussions with management and Board
3. Activate: Create activities that move the insights forward, and strengthen the efforts, inspiring mindset changes, and building portfolios of Board directors; directly answer the challenges of being future-ready, and being equipped to steer the organization into the future
4. Review: More than monthly meetings, hold quarterly meetings to review actions versus Board moves and Personal moves per Director.

Four simple steps might seem tenuous, but being future ready need not be complex. It’s taking the first few steps that ultimately gets things done.

Ortiz shares, “Future-ready Boards ask, ‘where, and with whom do I connect to learn from, and get the right information to stay relevant? How do I close the gap between ideas and execution? And, how can I learn how to shape the environment? ***

Manage your SSH connections with this open source tool - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 15:01

OpenSSH is widely used, but there isn't a well-known connection manager, so I developed the ncurses SSH connection manager (nccm) to fill that significant gap in the process. nccm is a simple SSH connection manager with an ultra-portable terminal interface (written in ncurses, as the project name suggests). And best of all, it's straightforward to use. With nccm, you can connect to an SSH session of your choice with minimum distraction and minimal keystrokes.

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Create a slide deck using Jupyter Notebooks - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 15:00

There are many options when it comes to creating slides for a presentation. There are straightforward ways, and generating slides directly from Jupyter is not one of them. But I was never one to do things the easy way. I also have high expectations that no other slide-generation software quite meets.

Why transition from slides to Jupyter?

I want four features in my presentation software:

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Zhaoxin Preparing Linux Kernel Support For 7-Series Centaur CPUs

Phoronix - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 14:56
Chinese company Zhaoxin that continues working on x86_64 CPUs based on VIA Centaur Technology is working on supporting their "7" family processors with the Linux kernel...

How to Setup a Complete Mail Server (Postfix) using ‘SquirrelMail’ (Webmail) on Ubuntu/Debian

Tecmint - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:31

Creating a mail server on Linux powered machines can be one of the most essential things that every system administrator needs to do while configuring the servers for the first time, if you don’t

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New Intel Linux Graphics Driver Patches Aim For Better vGPU Performance

Phoronix - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 12:00
Proposed last year were a set of patches aiming to improve the Intel virtual GPU "vGPU" performance in para-virtualized cases by having optimizations around the shared memory region between the guest and Intel GVTg code. With optimizing the workload PV submission and PPGTT PV updates, the glxgears performance could improve by 30~50% while for large media/3D workloads was more around a 4% average improvement...

The Many Mutter + Shell Improvements Coming With GNOME 3.38

Phoronix - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 06:13
With GNOME 3.38 due to be released next week, the GNOME Shell and Mutter development blog has put out their overview of all the improvements and new features to expect...