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LIBEI Yields New Effort For Emulating Input Devices In Wayland

Phoronix - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 18:24
Red Hat's input expert Peter Hutterer has started writing another library to help the Linux input ecosystem: LIBEI. This new library is focused on offering emulated input device support for Wayland in order to support use-cases like xdotool for automating input events...

Raspberry Pi 4 "V3DV" Vulkan Driver Begins Tackling MSAA, Other Improvements

Phoronix - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 18:10
This month the Raspberry Pi Foundation funded "V3DV" open-source Vulkan driver for the Raspberry Pi 4 began being able to run vkQuake. In ending out July, the developers at consulting firm Igalia who are working on this driver for the Raspberry Pi Foundation shared some of their latest driver activity...

7 Best Open Source “Disk Cloning/Backup” Tools for Linux Servers

Tecmint - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:31
Disk cloning is the process of copying data from a hard disk to another one, in fact, you can do this process by copy & paste but you won’t be able to copy the

Wayland's Weston 9.0 Reaches Alpha

Phoronix - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:08
Weston 9.0 release preparations are getting underway. At least compared to the original Weston 9.0 release plans, this Wayland compositor is running about a month behind those plans but in any case the release is now making its way to reality...

Bring your Mycroft AI voice assistant skill to life with Python - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:01

In the first two articles of this series on Mycroft, an open source, privacy-focused digital voice assistant, I covered the background behind voice assistants and some of Mycroft's core tenets.

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Why we open sourced our Python platform - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:00

The team at Anvil recently open sourced the Anvil App Server, a runtime engine for hosting web apps built entirely in Python.

The community reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, and we, at Anvil, have already incorporated lots of that feedback into our next release. But one of the questions we keep getting asked is, "Why did you choose to open source such a core part of your product?"

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23 CentOS Server Hardening Security Tips – Part 2

Tecmint - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:31
Continuing the previous tutorial on How to Secure and Harden CentOS server, in this article, we’ll discuss other security tips that will be presented on the below checklist. Requirements 20 CentOS Server Hardening Security

20 CentOS Server Hardening Security Tips – Part 1

Tecmint - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 13:55
This tutorial only covers general security tips for CentOS 8/7 which can be used to harden the system. The checklist tips are intended to be used mostly on various types of bare-metal servers or

July 31, 2020: Celebrate “System Administrator Appreciation Day” Today

Tecmint - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:31
Friday July 31st, 2020 is witnessing 21st System Administrator Appreciation Day. System Administrator Appreciation Day also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD is celebrated on the last Friday of July every Year.

Intel PMT Framework + Tiger Lake Telemetry Support Updated For Linux

Phoronix - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:00
Back in May I wrote about Intel working on Platform Monitoring Technology or hardware telemetry capabilities that are coming with Tiger Lake. The Linux support continues to be worked on for this "PMT" functionality although it looks like the work won't be ready in time for the imminent Linux 5.9 kernel merge window...

Wayland's Weston Compositor Introduces Kiosk/Fullscreen Shell

Phoronix - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:35
While there is already the Cage kiosk full-screen shell as well as the likes of Ubuntu's Mir Kiosk Shell, Wayland's Weston reference compositor now has its own implementation...