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Qt 6.2 LTS Will Nearly Be At Feature Parity To Qt 5.15

Phoronix - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 18:02
When the Qt 6.0 tool-kit debuted last year much of the early criticism stemmed around it not having all the modules/functionality ported over from Qt5 meanwhile The Qt Company was restricting newer Qt 5.15 LTS point releases to paying customers only. Since then the developers have been working to address the voids in Qt6 and with the upcoming Qt 6.2 as their next long-term support release, all of the important functionality should be in place...

AMD Van Gogh Audio Driver Lands For Linux 5.15

Phoronix - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 17:29
The sound/audio drivers have landed for the ongoing Linux 5.15 kernel driver...

Steam On Linux Continues Hovering Around The 1% Mark

Phoronix - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 17:05
In July -- the same month as Valve announcing the Steam Deck -- the Steam on Linux marketshare hit 1.0%. That 1.0% marketshare was a +0.14% bump and the highest seen in years since Steam on Linux's debut nearly a decade ago back when it commanded around a 2% marketshare...

How to Install WordPress on Rocky Linux 8

Tecmint - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 16:10
The post How to Install WordPress on Rocky Linux 8 first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

WordPress is a powerful and feature-rich opensource content management system (CMS) that allows users to create powerful and stunningly beautiful websites. It’s written in PHP and powered by MariaDB or MySQL database server at

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4 Linux technologies fundamental to containers - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 15:01

In previous articles, I have written about container images and runtimes. In this article, I look at how containers are made possible by a foundation of some special Linux technologies, including namespaces and control groups.

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Genode OS Framework 21.08 Streamlining Its Porting Of Linux Driver Code

Phoronix - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 15:00
We've been covering Genode OS for more than a decade now as this original open-source operating system "framework" and through this time they have managed to keep up with their routine feature releases. Out this week is Genode OS Framework 21.08 as they seek to make it easier porting device driver code to their platform...

Get started programming with DOS conio - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 15:00

One of the reasons so many DOS applications sported a text user interface (or TUI) is because it was so easy to do. The standard way to control console input and output (conio) was with the conio library for many C programmers. This is a de-facto standard library on DOS, which gained popularity as implemented by Borland's proprietary C compiler as conio.h.

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Linux 5.15 Addressing Scalability Issue That Caused Huge IBM Servers 30+ Minutes To Boot

Phoronix - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 04:00
Very large IBM mainframes/servers were taking 30+ minutes to boot the Linux kernel... No, just not for POST'ing the system with memory training and the like, but for loading Linux. Fortunately, with the Linux 5.15 kernel there is a set of scalability enhancements to allow these large IBM systems to be able to boot in around five minutes...

Linux 5.15 Staging Replaces Its Realtek RTL8188EU WiFi Driver

Phoronix - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 02:27
The staging updates for Linux 5.15 continue to have a lot of code churn including some drivers being promoted while one Realtek WiFi driver has been replaced...

Windows Server 2022 Reaches General Availability With Focusing On Hybrid Clouds, Containers

Phoronix - Thu, 09/02/2021 - 01:30
While Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will be formally released on 5 October, rolling out today is general availability on Windows Server 2022...