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Bash Shell Games: Let's Play Go Fish! - Linux Journal

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 20:36
Bash Shell Games: Let's Play Go Fish!  Linux Journal

How to begin developing a computer version of the popular card game. Between the previous 163 columns I've written here in Linux Journal and the dozens of ...

Keynote Speakers Announced for the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe - Longview News-Journal

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 20:10
Keynote Speakers Announced for the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe  Longview News-Journal

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Linux Foundation today announced the keynote speakers for its Open Source Summit Europe (OSSEU), ...

Keynote Speakers Announced for the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe - Yahoo Finance

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 20:10
Keynote Speakers Announced for the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference Europe  Yahoo Finance

Premier open source event showcases existing and emerging technologies across the tech sector and brings together open source and community visionaries ...

Linux Lite 4.6 RC1 operating system now available - Geeky Gadgets

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 19:44
Linux Lite 4.6 RC1 operating system now available  Geeky Gadgets

Linux users, developers and enthusiasts may be interested to know that the Linux Lite 4.6 RC1 operating system is now available to download and is free.

MoltenVK Now Supports More Vulkan Extensions, Begins Targeting Metal 3.0

Phoronix - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 19:39
The open-source MoltenVK project that offers Vulkan API support for Apple devices on iOS and macOS is out with a new release for mapping Vulkan atop Apple's Metal graphics/compute stack...

AMD Zen 2 "Znver2" Compiler Optimizations Back-Ported For GCC 9.2 Compiler

Phoronix - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:51
Last week I wrote about the GCC 10 compiler picking up a new scheduler model and cost tables for AMD Zen 2 CPUs to build off the initial "znver2" microarchitecture target from last year. Fortunately, those Znver2-specific improvements have now been back-ported to the GCC 9 compiler branch so it will see user systems with not as long of a wait until GCC 10 stable...

Valve's ACO AMD Shader Compiler Now Can Handle Vertex Shaders

Phoronix - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:09
Valve's interesting ACO shader compiler alternative to AMDGPU LLVM currently for the RADV Vulkan driver as well as for RadeonSI OpenGL in the future now can handle vertex shaders...

An introduction to WSL 2 - InfoWorld

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 18:02
An introduction to WSL 2  InfoWorld

At its recent Build conference Microsoft introduced the second version of its Windows Subsystem for Linux. It's a major reworking of the original WSL concept, ...

Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Specifications Finalized - CNX Software

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 16:14
Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Specifications Finalized  CNX Software

If you were interested in purchasing, or more exactly pre-ordering, a privacy focused, open source Linux smartphone with clearly defined hardware.

Linux's KVM Sees Patches For RISC-V Support

Phoronix - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 15:18
In continuation of the article last week how the RISC-V Linux kernel support has been maturing and various missing gaps filled in, another feature just arrived in patch form: support for KVM virtualization...

From e-learning to m-learning: Open education's next move

opensource.com - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 15:02
"Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society."‒U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, 2004

I spent seventeen years working in higher education, both as a campus technology leader and as an adjunct professor. Today, I continue as an adjunct professor. I know firsthand that educational technology is invaluable to the teaching and learning mission of universities—and that it changes at a rapid pace.


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How to create a pull request in GitHub

opensource.com - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 15:01

So, you know how to use git. You have a GitHub repo and can push to it. All is well. But how the heck do you contribute to other people's GitHub projects? That is what I wanted to know after I learned git and GitHub. In this article, I will explain how to fork a git repo, make changes, and submit a pull request.

When you want to work on a GitHub project, the first step is to fork a repo.


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Using Python to explore Google's Natural Language API

opensource.com - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 15:00

As a technical search engine optimizer, I am always looking for ways to use data in novel ways to better understand how Google ranks websites. I recently investigated whether Google's Natural Language API could better inform how Google may be classifying a site's content.


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How to Install CentOS 7 in a USB Drive

Tecmint - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 14:44
Have you ever fancied a portable instance of a CentOS 7 installation in your USB pen drive? You probably might not have known it, but you can easily install CentOS 7 in a USB...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets Wired For Compute-Only Arcturus To Handle Video Decode

Phoronix - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:57
In addition to new patches coming out on Monday for addressing power management with AMD's unreleased "Arcturus" GPU, a set of Mesa patches were merged for adding RadeonSI Gallium3D driver support...

LLVM 9.0-RC1 Arrives For Testing

Phoronix - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:01
While LLVM 9.0 was branched nearly two weeks ago and it was anticipated that the release candidate would immediately follow, only yesterday did 9.0-RC1 materialize...

Microsoft Buys Open Source Data Privacy Company | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:47
Microsoft Buys Open Source Data Privacy Company | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

Microsoft has acquired BlueTalon, a start-up whose software can prevent people from accessing certain high-value data that companies keep. Terms of the deal ...

Linux To Bid Goodbye To Linux Floppy Drives | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:44
Linux To Bid Goodbye To Linux Floppy Drives | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

Jiří Kosina, the Czech Linux kernel developer in charge of the floppy drive driver, said he no longer had working hardware. "Actual working physical floppy ...

Arduino Selects Auth0 as Standardized Login for Open-Source Ecosystem - Linux.com

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:44
Arduino Selects Auth0 as Standardized Login for Open-Source Ecosystem  Linux.com

Arduino, one of the biggest open-source hardware and software ecosystem, has chosen Auth0 as the identity management platform of choice. With a global ...

Netflix Joins Academy Software Foundation | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 09:28
Netflix Joins Academy Software Foundation | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

Netflix has joined the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) and will begin contributing to the OpenTimelineIO (OTIO) project originally created by Pixar, the ...

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