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SMB3 Updates For Linux 5.8 Offer Better Performance For Large I/O

Phoronix - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 19:25
The SMB3/CIFS updates for the Linux 5.8 kernel from the Samba camp can offer better performance...

KDE On Wayland Finally Supports Middle-Click Paste With Plasma 5.20

Phoronix - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 19:03
It's another busy week in the KDE land from their Wayland session finally supporting middle-click paste to Konsole now able to display image thumbnail previews when hovering over filenames with this KDE terminal emulator...

What are the pros and cons of virtual events? - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 15:02

The COVID-19 pandemic disturbed the work of event organizers everywhere. To slow the spread of this highly contagious virus, conferences that tend to host thousands in person faced a choice: Move entirely online, or cancel altogether. Many open source event organizers chose the latter, but not all of them.

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Windows 10 May 2020 vs. Linux Performance On AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Phoronix - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 23:08
Given the recent release of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, here are some fresh benchmarks showing how the latest Windows 10 software update paired with the latest AMD drivers performs against the latest 2020 Linux distribution releases. This testing was done on an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X box given the interesting performance differences we have seen in the past to Linux's advantage with these HEDT processors. The Linux distributions tested against Windows 10 May 2020 Update were Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Arch-based Manjaro 20.0.2, Clear Linux 33250, and Fedora Workstation 32.

A Beginners Guide to Snaps in Linux – Part 1

Tecmint - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 14:48
In the past few years, the Linux community has been blessed with some remarkable advancements in the area of package management on Linux systems, especially when it comes to universal or cross-distribution software packaging...