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Is your team a "glue team?" - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 15:00

In his book How to Win, New York Times senior economic correspondent Neil Irwin championed the role of "glue people" in bringing about better alignment, collaboration, and organizational maturity.

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Gallium3D's Arm Bifrost Now Handling Most Of OpenGL ES 2.0, Runs GNOME Wayland

Phoronix - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 12:01
It was just back in late April that the Panfrost Gallium3D driver began rendering with Arm Mali "Bifrost" graphics processors while now it has most of OpenGL ES 2.0 working, some of the desktop OpenGL 2.1 functionality, and is capable of running software like GNOME on Wayland...

PCI Changes For Linux 5.8 Bring Power Savings, AMD Workarounds/Whitelisting

Phoronix - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 06:00
Linux 5.8 has merged all of the PCI/PCIe subsystem updates and there are a number of notable changes...

Fedora 33 Looking To Use Swap On zRAM By Default With systemd's zram-generator

Phoronix - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 20:53
Some Fedora spins have already made use of swap on zRAM for serving as a compressed RAM drive while with Fedora Workstation 33 they are looking to make use of zRAM by default...

SMB3 Updates For Linux 5.8 Offer Better Performance For Large I/O

Phoronix - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 19:25
The SMB3/CIFS updates for the Linux 5.8 kernel from the Samba camp can offer better performance...

KDE On Wayland Finally Supports Middle-Click Paste With Plasma 5.20

Phoronix - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 19:03
It's another busy week in the KDE land from their Wayland session finally supporting middle-click paste to Konsole now able to display image thumbnail previews when hovering over filenames with this KDE terminal emulator...

What are the pros and cons of virtual events? - Sat, 06/06/2020 - 15:02

The COVID-19 pandemic disturbed the work of event organizers everywhere. To slow the spread of this highly contagious virus, conferences that tend to host thousands in person faced a choice: Move entirely online, or cancel altogether. Many open source event organizers chose the latter, but not all of them.

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Windows 10 May 2020 vs. Linux Performance On AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Phoronix - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 23:08
Given the recent release of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, here are some fresh benchmarks showing how the latest Windows 10 software update paired with the latest AMD drivers performs against the latest 2020 Linux distribution releases. This testing was done on an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X box given the interesting performance differences we have seen in the past to Linux's advantage with these HEDT processors. The Linux distributions tested against Windows 10 May 2020 Update were Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Arch-based Manjaro 20.0.2, Clear Linux 33250, and Fedora Workstation 32.