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Chuwi AeroBook review: Testing 5 Linux distributions - TechRepublic

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:15
Chuwi AeroBook review: Testing 5 Linux distributions  TechRepublic

The Chuwi AeroBook is a snappy, Ultrabook-style system at under half the price of the MacBook Air, from which it draws clear design inspirations. TechRepublic ...

GNOME Firmware App Launches Officially to Make Updating Firmware Easier on Linux - Softpedia News

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:10
GNOME Firmware App Launches Officially to Make Updating Firmware Easier on Linux  Softpedia News

Just two weeks after its initial unveiling, the GNOME Firmware utility has been officially released as part of the GNOME 3.34 desktop environment series.

GNU Linux-libre 5.3 Continues Deblobbing & Dealing With Firmware Trickery

Phoronix - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:07
Hot off last night's Linux 5.3 release, the GNU folks have this morning released GNU Linux-libre 5.3-gnu as their downstream flavor of the kernel that strips out support for loading proprietary kernel modules and the ability to load binary-only microcode/firmware files, among other steps for aiming at a pure free software kernel...

GNU Linux-libre 5.3 Continues Deblobbing & Dealing With Firmware Trickery - Phoronix

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:07
GNU Linux-libre 5.3 Continues Deblobbing & Dealing With Firmware Trickery  Phoronix

Hot off last night's Linux 5.3 release, the GNU folks have this morning released GNU Linux-libre 5.3-gnu as their downstream flavor of the kernel that strips out ...

All about Reactive Foundation,The Linux Foundation's new baby - App Developer Magazine

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:00
All about Reactive Foundation,The Linux Foundation's new baby  App Developer Magazine

The Linux Foundation has established the Reactive Foundation, a new neutral open-source foundation to accelerate the availability of reactive programming ...

Radeon RADV Vulkan Driver Tackling NGG Stream-Out

Phoronix - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:53
One of the areas the RadeonSI OpenGL and RADV/AMDVLK Vulkan drivers have had a challenging time promptly support with AMD Navi GPUs has been the NGG (Next-Gen Geometry) functionality but it's slowly getting worked out...

New WireGuard Snapshot Offers Better Compatibility With Distributions/Kernels

Phoronix - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:43
WireGuard sadly isn't slated for the now-open Linux 5.4 merge window, but lead developer Jason Donenfeld has put out a new development snapshot of this open-source secure VPN tunnel...

Google's FS-VERITY File Authentication Called For Inclusion In Linux 5.4 Kernel

Phoronix - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:37
Linux kernel engineer Eric Biggers of Google has sent in a pull request adding FS-VERITY support to the Linux 5.4 but it remains to be seen if Linus Torvalds is content with pulling the code at this stage...

Google's FS-VERITY File Authentication Called For Inclusion In Linux 5.4 Kernel - Phoronix

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:37
Google's FS-VERITY File Authentication Called For Inclusion In Linux 5.4 Kernel  Phoronix

Linux kernel engineer Eric Biggers of Google has sent in a pull request adding FS-VERITY support to the Linux 5.4 but it remains to be seen if Linus Torvalds is ...

Pine64 Is Making a $25 Linux Smartwatch - PCMag

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:30
Pine64 Is Making a $25 Linux Smartwatch  PCMag

If you think it's about time we had an open source Linux smartwatch, Pine64 is set to offer us just that for a mere $25.

The State Of Qt Quick Vulkan Support With Qt 5.14

Phoronix - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:26
Of the exciting changes so far for Qt 5.14, one of the big ticket items on the path to Qt 6 is the experimental implementation of Qt's new graphics API independent scenegraph renderer. Rather than being limited to OpenGL, Qt 5.14+ can target Vulkan, Direct3D 11, and even Apple's Metal API for rendering...

Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.3: Kernel fixes are about user impact, nothing else - ZDNet

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:23
Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.3: Kernel fixes are about user impact, nothing else  ZDNet

Linux kernel developers get a gentle reminder of a lesson Linus Torvalds has been shouting at them for years: if there's no user impact, shut up.

Linux 5.4 Brings Working Temperature Reporting For AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs

Phoronix - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:47
One of the early pull requests for the just-opened Linux 5.4 kernel merge window is the hardware monitoring "hwmon" subsystem changes. This time around the notable change is CPU temperature reporting for Ryzen 3000 series processors...

Linux 5.4 Brings Working Temperature Reporting For AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs - Phoronix

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:47
Linux 5.4 Brings Working Temperature Reporting For AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs  Phoronix

One of the early pull requests for the just-opened Linux 5.4 kernel merge window is the hardware monitoring "hwmon" subsystem changes. This time around the ...

Bad news for Microsoft as Huawei starts shipping Matebooks with Linux - MSPoweruser

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:10
Bad news for Microsoft as Huawei starts shipping Matebooks with Linux  MSPoweruser

Huawei's struggles with the US government is still far from over, with the company currently only 30 days into a 90-day reprieve from the US Commerce ...

Linux Drivers Entries Suggest two APU AMD Lines in 2020 - guru3d.com

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:06
Linux Drivers Entries Suggest two APU AMD Lines in 2020  guru3d.com

A Linux patch reveals that AMD is actively working on two APU series, Dali and Renoir. If chatter is correct then Renoir is to focus on the mobile and the desktop ...

How to start developing with .NET

opensource.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:02

The .NET framework was released in 2000 by Microsoft. An open source implementation of the platform, Mono, was the center of controversy in the early 2000s because Microsoft held several patents for .NET technology and could have used those patents to end Mono implementations. Fortunately, in 2014, Microsoft declared that the .NET development platform would be open source under the MIT license from then on, and in 2016, Microsoft purchased Xamarin, the company that produces Mono.


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Linux commands to display your hardware information

opensource.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:01

There are many reasons you might need to find out details about your computer hardware. For example, if you need help fixing something and post a plea in an online forum, people will immediately ask you for specifics about your computer. Or, if you want to upgrade your computer, you'll need to know what you have and what you can have. You need to interrogate your computer to discover its specifications.

The easiest way is to do that is with one of the standard Linux GUI programs:


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Constraint programming by example

opensource.com - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:00

There are many different ways to solve problems in computing. You might "brute force" your way to a solution by calculating as many possibilities as you can, or you might take a procedural approach and carefully establish the known factors that influence the correct answer. In constraint programming, a problem is viewed as a series of limitations on what could possibly be a valid solution.


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Linux Kernel 5.3 Released By Linus Torvalds With Support For AMD Navi GPUs - Fossbytes

Google News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 14:33
Linux Kernel 5.3 Released By Linus Torvalds With Support For AMD Navi GPUs  Fossbytes

After 8 release candidates, Linus Torvalds has finally released Linux Kernel 5.3. It is a major upgrade that brings many new features in terms of better hardware ...

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