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Linux 5.12 Lands Fix For File-System Corruption Caused By Swapfile Issue

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 19:20
For those wanting to help in testing out the Linux 5.12 kernel, at least it should no longer eat your data now if you rely on a swapfile...

Radeon R600 Gallium3D Flips On OpenGL 4.5 For NIR Backend

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 19:00
The experimental NIR back-end for the R600 Gallium3D driver as an alternative to the default TGSI code-path has now enabled OpenGL 4.5 support for capable GPUs...

Radeon R600 Gallium3D Flips On OpenGL 4.5 For NIR Backend

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 19:00
The experimental NIR back-end for the R600 Gallium3D driver as an alternative to the default TGSI code-path has now enabled OpenGL 4.5 support for capable GPUs...

Gallium Nine Still Seeing Improvements In 2021 For Direct3D 9 Within Mesa

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:20
While DXVK has been receiving much attention these days for implementing Direct3D 9/10/11 atop the Vulkan API that can be consumed in a driver agnostic manner, Gallium Nine as a D3D9 state tracker going back years for Mesa continues to receive new work too...

Gallium Nine Still Seeing Improvements In 2021 For Direct3D 9 Within Mesa

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:20
While VKD3D has been receiving much attention these days for implementing Direct3D 9/10/11 atop the Vulkan API that can be consumed in a driver agnostic manner, Gallium Nine as a D3D9 state tracker going back years for Mesa continues to receive new work too...

Host your website with dynamic content and a database on a Raspberry Pi

opensource.com - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:02

Raspberry Pi's single-board machines have set the mark for cheap, real-world computing. With its model 4, the Raspberry Pi can host web applications with a production-grade web server, a transactional database system, and dynamic content through scripting. This article explains the installation and configuration details with a full code example. Welcome to web applications hosted on a very lightweight computer.


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5 signs you might be a Rust programmer

opensource.com - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:01

I'm a fairly recent convert to Rust, which I started to learn around the end of April 2020. But, like many converts, I'm an enthusiastic evangelist. I'm also not a very good Rustacean, truth be told, in that my coding style isn't great, and I don't write particularly idiomatic Rust. I suspect this is partly because I never really finished learning Rust before diving in and writing quite a lot of code (some of which is coming back to haunt me) and partly because I'm just not that good a programmer.


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Open source drone makes it to Mars, System76 unveils its new keyboard, and more

opensource.com - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:00

In this edition of our open source news roundup, learn about open source on Mars, System76's new keyboard, a 5G open source stack, and more.

Open source goes to Mars

When NASA's latest Mars rover hit the Red Planet in February, it was partially powered by open source software.


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How to Install Terraform in Linux Distributions

Tecmint - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 13:40
The post How to Install Terraform in Linux Distributions first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

In this article, we will discuss what Terraform is and how to install terraform on various Linux distributions using HashiCorp repositories. What is Terraform? Terraform is a popular cloud orchestration tool in the world

The post How to Install Terraform in Linux Distributions first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides.

LVFS Serves Up 25 Million Firmware/BIOS Updates To Linux Users

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 13:00
It was just this past September that LVFS served its 20 millionth firmware file to Linux users updating their system BIOS or device firmware using Fwupd while this week the Linux Vendor Firmware Service crossed the 25 million milestone!..

LVFS Serves Up 25 Million Firmware/BIOS Updates To Linux Users

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 13:00
It was just this past September that LVFS served its 20 millionth firmware file to Linux users updating their system BIOS or device firmware using Fwupd while this week the Linux Vendor Firmware Service crossed the 25 million milestone!..

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