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CentOS In Your Car? Automotive SIG Approved

Phoronix - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 18:13
The newest special interest group (SIG) approved by the CentOS Board of Directors is around the automotive space for in-vehicle automotive use-cases...

KDE Plasma Mobile 21.07 Released With More Responsive Shell, Fixes

Phoronix - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 17:57
The folks working on KDE's mobile efforts have released Plasma Mobile 21.07 as the newest feature release...

Access cloud files on Windows with ownCloud - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 15:01

Most computer users nowadays rely on online file storage. Thanks to the rise of cloud computing, the idea of storing files remotely and downloading them when needed has gained a lot of fresh air in recent years. Yet, the principle's technical roots are anything but new, with implementations reaching back decades. While the protocols used and features expected for accessing data on online storage have changed massively, the basic idea hasn't altered much since the days of FTP and similar protocols.

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Run a Linux virtual machine in Podman - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 15:01

Fedora CoreOS is an automatically updating, minimal rpm-ostree-based operating system for running containerized workloads securely and at scale.

Podman "is a tool for managing containers and images, volumes mounted into those containers, and pods made from groups of containers. Podman is based on libpod, a library for container lifecycle management."

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Fedora 35 Looking To Employ WirePlumber For Managing PipeWire

Phoronix - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 15:00
While Fedora 34 successfully shipped with PipeWire for managing audio/video streams and replacing PulseAudio use-cases, with Fedora 35 this autumn the integration around PipeWire should be even better...

GNOME 41 Alpha Released With Many Desktop Changes Accumulating

Phoronix - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 07:12
The GNOME project is out today with their first alpha release of the forthcoming GNOME 41 desktop environment...

FreeType 2.11 Released With New Rendering Module, Smooth Rasterizer Is Faster

Phoronix - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 06:20
FreeType 2.11 is out as the newest version of this widely-used library for font rasterization...