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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" Formally Opens For Development

Phoronix - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 19:00
The Ubuntu 20.04 cycle is now officially underway. Following the recent release of Ubuntu 19.10, the "Focal" archive has been created and back to syncing against the latest Debian unstable packages...

dav1d 0.5.1 Boosts AV1 Video Decode For Older CPUs by 40~50%

Phoronix - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 18:49
While marketed as a point release, the dav1d 0.5.1 "Asiatic Cheetah" release is quite significant for those needing to perform AV1 video decoding on older processors...

6 signs you might be a Linux user - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 15:02

Linux users are a diverse bunch, but many of us share a few habits. You might not have any of the telltale signs listed in this article, and if you're a new Linux user, you may not recognize many of them... yet.

Here are six signs you might be a Linux user.

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How to remove duplicate lines from files with awk - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 15:01

Suppose you have a text file and you need to remove all of its duplicate lines.


To remove the duplicate lines while preserving their order in the file, use:

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Building trust in the Linux community - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 15:01

I recently listened to an interesting interview on Linux for everyone. Host Jason Evangelho interviewed Christopher Scott, senior premier field engineer (open source) at Microsoft. Christopher is a Linux advocate who has a unique perspective as an avid Linux user who works for Microsoft.

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Introducing the Red Hat Global Transformation Office

Red Hat News - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 12:00

Change is the only constant in life - Heraclitus

DXVK 1.4.4 With Vulkan Usage Fixes, Optimizations & A Few Game Specific Fixes

Phoronix - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 02:44
Philip Rebohle has released his latest weekly update to DXVK for accelerating Direct3D 10/11 games using Vulkan as a big boost for Steam Play (Proton) and Wine...

Linux 5.4-rc5 Released As The "Kleptomaniac Octopus"

Phoronix - Mon, 10/28/2019 - 01:57
Linus Torvalds released the fifth weekly RC of Linux 5.4 a few hours early due to his travels around this week's Linux Foundation events in Lyon, France...

EPYC 7642/7742 vs. Xeon Platinun 8280 Performance With Intel-Recommended Benchmarks

Phoronix - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 21:29
Here are the latest numbers in our ongoing AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" series benchmarking. This time around for some curiosity over the weekend is a look at the EPYC 7642 and EPYC 7742 up against the Xeon Platinum 8280 all in 2P configurations while running benchmarks publicly recommended by Intel in one of their whitepapers. Even going by Intel-recommended tests, the EPYC 7642/7742 deliver significantly better performance and cost savings over the comparable Xeon Platinum 8280.

Huawei Laptops Seeing Support Improvements With Linux 5.5 Kernel

Phoronix - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 19:37
Huawei laptops will see some support improvements with the upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel cycle...

KDE Plasma 5.17.1 To Fix Wallpaper Slideshow From Crashing Your Lock Screen

Phoronix - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 19:16
It was another busy month in KDE space as we approach the end of October...

FSCRYPT Inline Encryption Readied Ahead Of Linux 5.5 Kernel For EXT4 + F2FS

Phoronix - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 16:22
Fscrypt as the file-system encryption framework used by the likes of EXT4 and F2FS for offering native encryption capabilities continues being improved upon, especially by the likes of Google that are making use of it for Android devices...

Intel Linux Driver Patches Revived For Useful Per-Process Load Statistics

Phoronix - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 14:12
Just over one year ago were proposed changes to improve the insight into per-client load activity for Intel graphics under Linux. The changes would indicate how busy each Intel graphics engine (render, blitter, video, etc) was on a per-client basis and other metrics similar to what users have to look at when it comes to analyzing CPU activity. Those patches were never followed up on or merged but have been revived this past week...