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Gigabyte Motherboard WMI Temperature Driver Queued Ahead Of Linux 5.13

Phoronix - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 19:16
Earlier this month I reported on a WMI temperature driver for Gigabyte motherboards being worked on by an independent developer. That "gigabyte-wmi" driver is now slated for inclusion in the upcoming Linux 5.13 cycle...

Mesa 21.1 Squeezes In Improvements For Direct3D 9 (Gallium Nine)

Phoronix - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:18
The feature freeze and code branching for Mesa 21.1 is imminent but last minute feature work continues to pour in. Hitting Mesa Git this morning as the latest activity were some fixes and improvements in Gallium Nine for providing Direct3D 9 support atop Gallium3D drivers to Wine/Windows programs...

Mesa's Virgl Straps On A Simple Disk Cache

Phoronix - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:51
The "Virgl" virtual 3D GPU project for providing OpenGL (and work-in-progress VirtIO-GPU Vulkan) acceleration within guest virtual machines continues to mature for improving the open-source Linux desktop virtualization stack...

3 essential Linux cheat sheets for productivity - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:02

Linux is famous for its commands. This is partially because nearly everything that Linux does can also be invoked from a terminal, but it's also that Linux as an operating system is highly modular. Its tools are designed to produce fairly specific results, and when you know a lot about a few commands, you can combine them in interesting ways for useful output. Learning Linux is equal parts learning commands and learning how to string those commands together in interesting combinations.

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4 tips for context switching in Git - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:01

Anyone who spends a lot of time working with Git will eventually need to do some form of context switching. Sometimes this adds very little overhead to your workflow, but other times, it can be a real pain.

Let's discuss the pros and cons of some common strategies for dealing with context switching using this example problem:

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Make your data boss-friendly with this open source tool - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 15:00

Enterprise Data Analytics (EDA) is a web application that enables access to information through a simple, clear interface.

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LFCA: Learn Binary and Decimal Numbers in Network – Part 10

Tecmint - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 14:46
The post LFCA: Learn Binary and Decimal Numbers in Network – Part 10 first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

In Part 9 of the LFCA series, we covered the basics of IP addressing. To better understand IP addressing, we need to pay more attention to these two types of IP address representation –

The post LFCA: Learn Binary and Decimal Numbers in Network – Part 10 first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides.

Linux 5.13 To Allow For OpenBMC Development With A Lower-Cost ASRock Rack Motherboard

Phoronix - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 14:00
The Linux Foundation's OpenBMC project to provide an open-source BMC firmware stack is quite exciting for freeing this low-level aspect of servers, but finding a supported motherboard that works well with OpenBMC can be a challenge at this stage. Fortunately, Linux 5.13 is set to support a lower-cost motherboard option in hopes of boosting OpenBMC development/usage...

FreeBSD 13.0 Brings Better Performance, LLVM Clang 11, Obsolete GNU Bits Removed

Phoronix - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 04:02
FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE is now officially available as the debut of the big FreeBSD 13 feature update...