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AMD Zen 3 "Family 19h" Enablement Beginning With The Linux 5.6 Kernel

Phoronix - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 19:59
With the upcoming Linux 5.6 kernel cycle will be the first of many patches to come surrounding AMD Zen 3 "Family 19h" support...

Use this Twitter client for Linux to tweet from the terminal - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:03

Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I'm taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using.

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Use Wireshark at the Linux command line with TShark - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:02

Most of the time when we connect to the internet, we don't think about the network protocols at work underneath that make it all possible. Right now, while you are reading this article, numerous packets are being exchanged by your computer and traveling across the internet.

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Celebrating's 10-year anniversary - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:01

Today officially marks 10 years of as a publication sharing free and open source stories. Here is a look at where we've come from, what principles help us succeed, and where we're going. 


As we celebrate 10 years of publishing, our focus is on the people from all over the globe, in various roles, from diverse backgrounds, who have helped us explore the multitude of ways in which open source can improve our lives—from technology and programming to farming and design, and so much more. 

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Announcing the 2020 Community Awards winners - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:00

Every year, awards people from our community who have excelled in contributing and sharing stories with our community of authors and readers. These stories reflect how we use open source in our everyday lives, how it helps us build a better future with open technology, and how openness is changing the world. All authors in these lists are officially the People's Choice Award winners for 2020.

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Linux 5.5-rc7 Kernel Released

Phoronix - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:27
The seventh weekly release candidate to Linux 5.5 is now available for testing...

GNU Make 4.3 Released With Performance Improvements, Newer GNU libc + Musl Support

Phoronix - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:44
While a Red Hat developer is working on "Goals" to try to improve upon Make, the GNU Make project is not slowing down and is out this Sunday with a big update...

The Performance Cost To SELinux On Fedora 31

Phoronix - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 03:10
Following the recent AppArmor performance regression in Linux 5.5 (since resolved), some Phoronix readers had requested tests out of curiosity in looking at the performance impact of Fedora's decision to utilize SELinux by default. Here is how the Fedora Workstation 31 performance compares out-of-the-box with SELinux to disabling it.