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Wayland's Weston Lands A Pipewire Plug-In As New Remote Desktop Streaming Option

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:25
Wayland's Weston compositor for the past year has provided a remoting plug-in for virtual output streaming that was built atop RTP/GStreamer. Now though a new plug-in has landed in the Weston code-base making use of Red Hat's promising PipeWire project...

Libinput 1.14 RC Arrives With Better Thumb Detection & Dell Canvas Totem Support

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:07
Linux input expert Peter Hutterer of Red Hat shipped the much anticipated release candidate today for libinput 1.14, the open-source input handling library used by both X.Org and Wayland systems...

How to Enable USB in VirtualBox

Tecmint - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:53
If your data center depends on VirtualBox and your virtual machines depend on the USB device, you’ve perhaps noticed that USB doesn’t support by default unless you’ve manually enabled it. In this article, we...

Installing five flavours of Linux on my new laptop - ZDNet

Google News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 17:22
Installing five flavours of Linux on my new laptop  ZDNet

I got a very nice new laptop at a very good price, so I wiped Windows and installed Linux on it.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server Planning A New Means For Automated Installations

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 15:10
Canonical's server team is working on a new means of carrying out automated installations of Ubuntu Server in time for their 20.04 LTS release...

Fedora announces the first preview release of Fedora CoreOS as an automatically updating Linux OS for containerized workloads - Packt Hub

Google News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:16
Fedora announces the first preview release of Fedora CoreOS as an automatically updating Linux OS for containerized workloads  Packt Hub

Three days ago, Fedora announced the first preview release of the open-source project Fedora CoreOS as a secure and reliable host for computer clusters.

RISC-V's Kernel Support Continues Maturing With Linux 5.3

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 13:56
In-step with more RISC-V hardware becoming available over time, the Linux kernel architecture support for RISC-V has continued maturing and with Linux 5.3 is in better shape...

AMDGPU/AMDKFD Queue Up Early Linux 5.3 Fixes For Navi & More

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:00
While the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window isn't even over until this weekend when it will kick off with 5.3-rc1 and headlining new features like Radeon RX 5700 series support, AMD has already sent in a batch of AMDGPU/AMDKFD fixes. Making these fixes notable are some early fixes around the new open-source Radeon RX "Navi" support...

CPU vulnerability mitigations keeping Linux devs busy: SUSE's Pavlík - iTWire

Google News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:31
CPU vulnerability mitigations keeping Linux devs busy: SUSE's Pavlík  iTWire

A veteran Linux kernel developer at Germany-based SUSE says the one thing that keeps him and his team busy these days is CPU vulnerability mitigations...

F2FS Is The Latest Linux File-System With Patches For Case-Insensitive Support

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:31
Following EXT4 getting initial (and opt-in) support for case-insensitive directories/files, the Flash-Friendly File-System has a set of patches pending that extend the case-folding support to this F2FS file-system that is becoming increasingly used by Android smartphones and other devices...

Big Blue’s Red Hat Brings A Big Change Of Heart - The Next Platform

Google News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:00
Big Blue’s Red Hat Brings A Big Change Of Heart  The Next Platform

Perhaps, many years hence, we will call the company that, more than any other, created the enterprise computing environment Big Purple now that it has.

VirtIO-PMEM Driver Added To Linux 5.3 For Paravirtualized Persistent Memory

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 04:57
In addition to Linux 5.3 bringing a VirtIO-IOMMU driver, this next kernel version is bringing another new VirtIO virtual device implementation: PMEM for para-virtualized persistent memory support for the likes of Intel Optane DC persistent memory...

SAP Contributes UI5 Web Component to Open Source community - Linux.com

Google News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 04:50
SAP Contributes UI5 Web Component to Open Source community  Linux.com

SAP has deepened its commitment to the developer and open source community with the contribution of UI5 Web Components, a comprehensive library for Web ...

SAP Contributes UI5 Web Component to Open Source community

Linux.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 04:45

SAP has deepened its commitment to the developer and open source community with the contribution of UI5 Web Components, a comprehensive library for Web developers. The new UI5 Web Components from SAP allow developers to take advantage of the features offered by OpenUI5 while using other frameworks such as React, Angular or Vue.js. This library enables web developers to create enterprise-grade Web applications more easily. 

GitLab Survey Reveals Disconnect Between Developer And Security Teams

Linux.com - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 04:19

In a survey conducted by GitLab, software professionals recognize the need for security to be baked into the development lifecycle, but the survey showed long-standing friction between security and development teams remain. While 69% of developers say they’re expected to write secure code, nearly half of security pros surveyed (49%) said they struggle to get developers to make remediation of vulnerabilities a priority. And 68% of security professionals feel fewer than half of developers are able to spot security vulnerabilities later in the lifecycle.

NVMe Patches to Allow macOS-Linux Dual Boot Under Review - The Mac Observer

Google News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 03:15
NVMe Patches to Allow macOS-Linux Dual Boot Under Review  The Mac Observer

Work is underway to support Linux on newer Macs, and NVMe patches are currently under review. This would make it easier to dual-boot Linux and macOS.

Oracle Linux 8.0 Released

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:36
In early May right before the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 we saw the public beta of Oracle Linux 8 while today Oracle Linux 8.0 has been promoted to stable and production ready...

Linux disk resizing on Chromebooks pushed back to Chrome OS 78 - About Chromebooks

Google News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:30
Linux disk resizing on Chromebooks pushed back to Chrome OS 78  About Chromebooks

Is the Linux partition taking up too much storage capacity on your Chromebook? A feature to resize that disk was expected for Chrome OS 75 but has been ...

How New York nightlife maven Linux took on the US prison complex - Dazed

Google News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:48
How New York nightlife maven Linux took on the US prison complex  Dazed

Taken from the summer 2019 issue of Dazed. You can buy a copy of our latest issue here. As a child, Linux would speak to the universe: “You put me in ...

LLVM 9.0 Feature Work Is Over While LLVM 10.0 Enters Development

Phoronix - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:00
Feature work is over on LLVM 9.0 as the next release for this widely-used compiler stack ranging from the AMDGPU shader compiler back-end to the many CPU targets and other innovative use-cases for this open-source compiler infrastructure...

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