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Linux Patches Provide Corsair Commander Pro Support For Thermal / Fan / RGB Controller

Phoronix - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:50
The Corsair Commander Pro is a controller that offers six 4-pin fan ports with PWM control, two RGB LED channels for RGB LED light strips and fans, and four thermistor inputs. This thermal/cooling/lighting controller is seeing Linux support via a third-party driver...

How to Install Apache with Virtual Host on CentOS 8

Tecmint - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:41
The Apache webserver is an opensource and popular HTTP web server that continues to enjoy a massive market share in the hosting industry. It ships with loads of features including module enhancements, multi-protocol support,...

How to use Bash history commands - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:02

Bash has a rich history. That is, it's an old shell with an even older ancestor (the Bourne shell), but it also has a great history command that surpasses all other shell history interfaces based on its number of features. The Bash version of history allows for reverse searches, quick recall, rewriting history, and more.

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Introduction to Homebrew: the painless way to install anything on a Mac - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:01

In my quest to "automate all the things," I have been on a journey to manage my Mac laptop as the code it inherently is. Instead of pointing and clicking to manually manage my applications and utilities, I prefer to use package management software to install, update, and remove unneeded software.

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My Linux Story: remixing distributions at 17 years old - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:00

The Lumina desktop was originally developed by iXSystems for TrueOS, which later became Project Trident. It's well-known as the BSD desktop environment but has been ported to Linux. It introduces desktop elements like a panel, system tray, and so on, to the Fluxbox window manager, and is highly portable. It's a good desktop, and while it's generally easy to install, there aren't many distributions offering it by default.

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OpenBLAS 0.3.10 Released With Initial BFloat16 Support, x86_64 Optimizations

Phoronix - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:32
A new feature release is now available for this leading open-source BLAS linear algebra library...

Linux 5.8-rc1 Arrives As One Of The Biggest Releases Of All Time

Phoronix - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 05:23
Linus Torvalds just released the Linux 5.8-rc1 test build as what he describes as one of the biggest releases of all time...

EXT4 Per-Inode DAX Support Sent In As A Last Minute Linux 5.8 Addition

Phoronix - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 04:19
Hours ahead of the expected Linux 5.8-rc1 release that also marks the merge window closure of new features for this next kernel version, a secondary EXT4 file-system set of changes were just mailed in...

Linux 5.8 Kernel Features Include New Intel/AMD Capabilities, Security Improvements, Optimizations

Phoronix - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 00:20
Linus Torvalds is expected to release Linux 5.8-rc1 following the two week long Linux 5.8 kernel merge window. Here is our overview of all the big changes coming with this next version of the Linux kernel.

GNOME X.Org vs. Wayland Performance + Power Usage On Fedora 32 With AMD Renoir Laptop

Phoronix - Sun, 06/14/2020 - 20:28
As part of our ongoing testing of the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 7 4700U "Renoir" mobile processors, here is some Wayland vs. X.Org data with the GNOME desktop on Fedora Workstation 32...

Ubuntu 18.04's Heavily Patched Kernel Opens Door To Lockdown Bypass, Breaks Secure Boot

Phoronix - Sun, 06/14/2020 - 19:07
With Ubuntu 18.04 when running on its Linux 4.15 kernel and not one of the newer hardware enablement kernels, in the mess of patches back-ported to the release it ends up being vulnerable to bypassing the kernel lockdown security and compromising UEFI Secure Boot that is persistent across reboots...