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CompuLab Turns An 8-Core/16-Thread Xeon, 64GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Into Fan-Less Computer

Phoronix - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 01:05
Three years ago we checked out the CompuLab Airtop as a high-performance fanless PC. Back then it was exciting to passively cool an Intel Core i7 5775C, 16GB of RAM, SATA 3.0 SSD, and a GeForce GTX 950 graphics card. But now in 2019 thanks to the continued design improvements by CompuLab and ever advancing tech, their newly-launched CompuLab 3 can accommodate an eight-core / sixteen-thread Xeon CPU, 64GB of RAM, NVMe SSD storage, and a NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card without any fans!

Intel's Linux Driver To Load HuC Firmware By Default For Icelake+

Phoronix - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 00:15
For several generations now of Intel graphics there have been the GuC/HuC firmware binaries while beginning with Icelake "Gen 11" graphics those binary blobs will be loaded by default...

Hana Large Instances And Linux On Azure -

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:00
Hana Large Instances And Linux On Azure

Leveraging hybrid and multi-cloud with SAP is the new normal, and Suse Linux can also support SAP Hana Large Instances on Microsoft Azure.

GitLab Survey Reveals Disconnect Between Developer And Security Teams -

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 22:37
GitLab Survey Reveals Disconnect Between Developer And Security Teams

In a survey conducted by GitLab, software professionals recognize the need for security to be baked into the development lifecycle, but the survey showed ...

How to master user groups on Linux - Network World

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 22:24
How to master user groups on Linux  Network World

Managing user groups on Linux systems is easy, but the commands can be more flexible than you might be aware.

Mesa 19.2 Is Just Six Patches Away From Seeing OpenGL 4.6 Support

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:07
Later this month marks two years since the release of OpenGL 4.6 and just ahead of that date it looks like Mesa could finally land its complete GL 4.6 implementation, at least as far as the Intel open-source graphics driver support is concerned...

Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI - ZDNet

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:04
Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI  ZDNet

Security firm scanned over one million PyPI packages and found three backdoored libraries.

Vince Calandra - Linux Journal

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:42
Vince Calandra  Linux Journal

Vince Calandra is Sr. Manager of Industrial and Medical accounts at Wind River. In his role, he is responsible for supporting customer adoption of Wind River ...

When Choosing Your Commercial Linux, Choose Wisely! - Linux Journal

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:39
When Choosing Your Commercial Linux, Choose Wisely!  Linux Journal

“Linux is Linux is Linux,” is a direct quote I heard in a meeting I had recently with a major multi-national, critical-infrastructure company. Surprisingly and correctly ...

Systemd 243 Is Getting Buttoned Up For Release With New Features & Fixes

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:36
While it would have been nice seeing this next systemd release sooner due to the Zen 2 + RdRand issue with systemd yielding an unbootable system (that is now also being worked around with a BIOS upgrade), the systemd 243 release looks like it will take place in the near future...

OpenSUSE Enables LTO By Default For Tumbleweed - Smaller & Faster Binaries

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:30
The past few months openSUSE developers have been working on enabling LTO by default for its packages while now finally with the newest release of the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed this goal has been accomplished...

OPNsense 19.7 Released With Remote Logging, Firewall Rule Improvements, Route-Based IPsec

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:40
OPNsense, the FreeBSD-based pfSense-forked firewall offering that has continued experiencing increased adoption following the closure of m0n0wall, is out with version 19.7 as its newest feature update...

How to Enable Apache Userdir Module on RHEL/CentOS

Tecmint - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:59
User Directory or Userdir is an Apache module, which allows user-specific directories to be retrieved through an Apache web server using the syntax. For example, when the mod_userdir module is enabled, users accounts...

Checking Out Machine Check Exception (MCE) Errors in Linux - CNX Software

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:48
Checking Out Machine Check Exception (MCE) Errors in Linux  CNX Software

Machine Check Exception (MCE) are hardware errors reported by the CPU. Let's see how we can check out these errors in Linux with mcelog or rasdaemon.

Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now out with a streamlined Cinnamon spin - TechRadar

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:32
Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now out with a streamlined Cinnamon spin  TechRadar

Linux Mint 19.2 has been released as a beta, and it comes in three different flavors, each with a different desktop environment as a default. Advertisement.

Many Vintage X.Org Modules Could Use Some Help If Wanting New Releases

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:00
Longtime X.Org developer Alan Coopersmith who also maintains the X.Org stack for Oracle's Solaris has been trying to get out some updated X.Org modules with different code-bases having collected enough changes over the years to warrant new versions...

Start tinkering with the Circuit Playground Express - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:02

I've been a gadget person as long as I can remember, so I was delighted when I discovered an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (CPX) in the swag bag I got at PyConUS in May. I became fascinated with these little devices last year, when Nina Zakharenko highlighted them in her All Things Open presentation, Five Things You Didn't Know Python Could Do, with Python-powered earrings.

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Get going with EtherCalc, a web-based alternative to Google Sheets - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:01

Spreadsheets can be very useful—and not just for managing your finances. That said, desktop spreadsheets have their limitations. The biggest is that you need to be at your computer to use one. On top of that, collaborating on a spreadsheet can quickly become a messy affair.

Enter EtherCalc, an open source, web-based spreadsheet. While not as fully featured as a desktop spreadsheet, EtherCalc packs enough features for most people.

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How to install Kibana on MacOS - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:00

In my previous post, I walked Mac users through the steps they’ll take to install Elasticsearch, the world’s most popular enterprise search engine. (Here's a separate article for Linux users.) Its natural language processing power makes Elasticsearch excel at finding details within datasets.

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