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Rust For Linux Kernel Patches Revised With Upgraded Rust Toolchain, Build Improvements

Phoronix - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 18:18
Miguel Ojeda has published his third iteration of the patches implementing the basic infrastructure for supporting the Rust programming language within the Linux kernel...

GhostBSD 22.01.12 Released With Automatic Detection For Old AMD GPUs

Phoronix - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 18:06
For those wanting a desktop-friendly, easy-to-use BSD operating system to try out the GhostBSD project is one of the better bets in modern times. GhostBSD 22.01.12 is now available with a variety of fixes and improvements for this desktop-minded BSD...

Record your terminal session with Asciinema - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 16:00

Support calls are important and often satisfying in the end, but the act of clear communication can be arduous for everyone involved. If you've ever been on a support call, you've probably spent several minutes spelling out even the shortest commands and explaining in detail where the spaces and returns fall. While it's often easier to just seize control of a user's computer, that's not really the best way to educate. What you might try instead is sending a user a screen recording, but one that they can copy commands from and paste into their own terminal.

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DistroBox – Run Any Linux Distribution Inside Linux Terminal

Tecmint - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:53
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Distrobox is a nifty tool that allows you to create and manage containers on your favorite Linux distribution using either Docker or Podman. The launched container becomes highly integrated with the host system and

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Developer Steps Up Wanting To Maintain Linux's FBDEV Subsystem

Phoronix - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 08:22
The Linux kernel's frame-buffer device "FBDEV" subsystem has thankfully been on the decline over the past number of years thanks to the success of the more useful DRM/KMS drivers and having FBDEV compatibility emulation support. While not actively maintained, the FBDEV subsystem and some drivers remain within the Linux kernel and are used with some interest primarily in some legacy/embedded environments. The subsystem was orphaned while now a Linux kernel developer has stepped up to serve as its maintainer...

Mumble 1.4 Released For Open-Source Voice Chat

Phoronix - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 07:42
It's been over two years since Mumble 1.3 was released for this open-source VoIP / voice chat program that is popular with gamers and open-source enthusiasts while today it's been succeeded by Mumble 1.4...

GCC 12 Ready To Help Fend Off Trojan Source Attacks

Phoronix - Sun, 01/16/2022 - 21:00
Disclosed a few months back were "Trojan Source" attacks against compilers where specially crafted code could be rogue but not appear so due to exploiting Unicode issues. Unicode control characters could be used to reorder tokens in source code that could alter the behavior when compiled. With the upcoming GCC 12 compiler release there is a new warning to help point out possible Trojan Source attacks...

New Xilinx Drivers, GNSS Reciver USB Driver & Habana Labs Updates Land In Linux 5.17

Phoronix - Sun, 01/16/2022 - 20:00
Sent in to the Linux kernel on Friday were the "char/misc" updates as the smorgasbord of kernel changes not fitting formally within other areas of the kernel. The char/misc changes range from AI accelerator driver updates to new Xilinx code to other random changes littered throughout...