Open-source News

GNOME's Mutter Adds XWayland Full-Screen Games Workaround

Phoronix - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 23:32
Thanks to Red Hat's Hans de Goede there is another optimization to GNOME's Mutter around XWayland full-screen gaming...

vkBasalt CAS Vulkan Layer Adds FXAA Support

Phoronix - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 21:07
The open-source vkBasalt project is the independent effort implementing AMD Radeon Image Sharpening / Contrast Adaptive Sharpening technique as a Vulkan post-processing layer that can be used regardless of the (Vulkan-powered) game. With vkBasalt 0.1 also now comes the ability to apply FXAA...

Ice Lake, Ryzen 9, Kernel Happenings & Other Highlights For An Exciting October

Phoronix - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 19:47
During October on Phoronix there were 287 original news articles and 27 featured-length Linux hardware reviews / benchmark articles, all written by your's truly. Here is a look back at the most popular Linux hardware happenings and other open-source/Linux news for the past month...

Intel Submits Last Bits For Linux 5.5 DRM Driver - Includes More TGL/Gen12, Discrete Bit

Phoronix - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 19:21
Intel's open-source crew has submitted the last of their feature updates to their "i915" Direct Rendering Manager graphics driver for staging in DRM-Next ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel cycle...

NVIDIA Engineer Continues Working On Proactive Memory Compaction For Linux

Phoronix - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 18:53
NVIDIA's Nitin Gupta continues working on proactive compaction for the Linux kernel's memory management code...

MidnightBSD 1.2 Brings Package Updates, Security/Bug Fixes

Phoronix - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 18:35
MidnightBSD is one of the easy-to-use, desktop-focused BSDs that makes it easy to run GNOME and other desktops like Lumina atop its FreeBSD base. MidnightBSD 1.2 was released on Halloween as an update providing updates to its base system and various fixes...

How to Setup a DNS/DHCP Server Using dnsmasq on CentOS/RHEL 8/7

Tecmint - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 17:12
A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server dynamically assigns IP addresses and other network configuration parameters to each device on a network. A DNS forwarder on a LAN forwards DNS queries for non-local domain...

Awk one-liners and scripts to help you sort text files - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:03

Awk is the ubiquitous Unix command for scanning and processing text containing predictable patterns. However, because it features functions, it's also justifiably called a programming language.

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Retro computing with FPGAs and MiSTer - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:01

Another weekend rolls around, and I can spend some time working on my passion projects, including working with single-board computers, playing with emulators, and general tinkering with a soldering iron. Earlier this year, I wrote about resurrecting the Commodore Amiga on the Raspberry Pi. A colleague referred to our shared obsession with old technology as a "passion for preserving our digital culture."

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