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Why I still love tcsh after all these years - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:02

I consider myself a happy Bash user. However, when I started exploring Unix, it was on a proprietary Unix system that provided tcsh by default, so my earliest shell experiences were on a modern version of the C shell (csh). That turned out to be a fortunate accident because tcsh was also the shell of choice at the film studio where I worked later in my career.

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9 reasons I upgraded from AngularJS to Angular - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:01

In 2010, Google released AngularJS, an open source, JavaScript-based frontend structure for developing single-page applications (SPAs) for the internet. With its move to version 2.0 in 2016, the framework's name was shortened to Angular. AngularJS is still being developed and used, but Angular's advantages mean it's a smart idea to migrate to the newer version.

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An Android operating system that prioritizes mobile data privacy - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:00

Android and iOS devices are notorious for uploading your personal data to their cloud services without your permission. If you are concerned about your mobile data privacy, you have another option to consider for your next smartphone: the /e/ operating system, a free and open source, Android-based operating system. The eFoundation community is led by Gaël Duval, a legacy Linux developer and entrepreneur who founded Mandrake Linux in 1998.

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Useful PuTTY Configuration Tips and Tricks

Tecmint - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:25
Putty is an opensource terminal emulator that supports several network protocols like Telnet, SSH, Rlogin, SCP, and Raw Socket. The initial version of putty is dated back to January 8, 1999, and designed for Windows

Intel Making Progress On Their "mOS" Modified Linux Kernel Running Lightweight Kernels

Phoronix - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 13:00
For a while now Intel has been quietly been working on "mOS" as the "multi-OS" that is a modified version of the Linux kernel that in turn is running lightweight kernels for high-performance computing purposes...

Artwork Help Is Needed For Debian 11 "Bullseye"

Phoronix - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:00
If you are more of an artistic type than programmer, there still is plenty of valuable assistance that can be provided to free software projects... The latest call for help is that of the Debian project in looking for the Debian 11 "Bullseye" desktop artwork...

Go 1.15 Released With Much Improved Linker, New CPU Mitigations

Phoronix - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 06:55
Go 1.15 is out as a rather significant update to this popular, modern programming language...

Fedora's FESCo Approves Using DXVK As Their Default Wine Direct3D Back-End

Phoronix - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 05:56
Last month was the proposal for Fedora to make DXVK their default back-end for Direct3D 9/10/11 usage with their packaged Wine build rather than WineD3D. That's now been approved for Fedora 33!..

NUVIA Published New Details On Their Phoenix CPU, Talks Up Big Performance/Perf-Per-Watt

Phoronix - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 03:22
Since leaving stealth last year and hiring some prominent Linux/open-source veterans to complement their ARM processor design experts, we have been quite eager to hear more about this latest start-up aiming to deliver compelling ARM server products. Today they shared some early details on their initial "Phoenix" processor that is coming within their "Orion" SoC...