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Phoronix: Benchmarking OpenCL On Intel Graphics With Beignet 1.3

Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:19:32 PM
Last week marked the release of Intel's Beignet 1.3, their open-source project implementing OpenCL acceleration atop modern CPUs with HD/Iris Graphics. Significant with Beignet 1.3 is that they've finally implemented OpenCL 2.0 support! OpenCL 2.0 is now available for Skylake hardware and newer. Beignet 1.3 also has other new features, runtime improvements, LLVM 3.9 support, new extensions, and much more. Thus time for some benchmarking of this new Beignet release.

LXer: Mozilla Firefox 51.0.1 and Thunderbird 45.7 Land in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:00:31 PM
If you've been waiting to install the recently released Mozilla Firefox 51.0 web browser on your Linux-based operating system, today we have some good news for you, especially if you're using the popular Ubuntu.

Phoronix: RADV Spilling Support Patches Published

Sunday 29th of January 2017 05:17:37 PM
Bas Nieuwenhuizen has posted some new feature patches this weekend for the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver...

Reddit: An old Red hat question

Sunday 29th of January 2017 05:05:42 PM

Many years ago, probably 1998-99, my first experience with linux came from where i worked. My boss handed me a box of Red hat linux and he said to me "install this on a test pc, this will replace windows, this will be on everyone's computer in the future"

So I installed it on an old pc and started playing with it. I couldnt figure out anything at the time, not even how to access the floppy drive. I did play the 3d lunar lander game which was cool.

But my question is this, back in the floppy drive days, how could I have access the floppy drive from Red had linux

(sorry for being so wordy)

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Phoronix: Icculus: EmScripten Audio Conversion Performance In The Web Browser

Sunday 29th of January 2017 05:05:13 PM
Linux game porter and SDL developer Ryan "Icculus" Gordon has shared some performance measurements when bringing SDL's new audio conversion support within web-browsers using EmScripten...

Reddit: Need help setting swap space

Sunday 29th of January 2017 04:17:04 PM

So I just got a new lenovo x230t (refurbished, not technically new) and already bought 16GB of ram to upgrade it. With 16GB of ram how much swap space do I need? The standard 2x RAM seems a bit overkill to me, I also dont want to take up 32GB of my hard drive for something that I might not need.

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Reddit: Need help to build a DE/GUI

Sunday 29th of January 2017 04:11:12 PM

Hi, i'm a young dev and i'm planning to flavor Linux with my own Desktop enviroment(DE)/GUI. I'll like to know the requirements(Pc requirements, skills, tools, etc) to build one, particularly with 3D animations/Interface and futuristic stuff i you see what i mean :)

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LXer: Data Privacy Day 2017: Solutions for everyday privacy

Sunday 29th of January 2017 04:06:09 PM
Privacy, especially online privacy, is hard to define. It's a term that means something slightly different to each person, and each person has a different tolerance level for what's acceptable and what's unacceptable. One thing can generally be said of it, though—in a free society, people ought to be in control of their own more

LXer: Serverless Front-End Deployments at GoDaddy

Sunday 29th of January 2017 02:11:47 PM
At GoDaddy, Charlie Robbins is heading the project, a framework that enforces a coherent workflow for serverless front-end deployments. In his talk at Node.js Interactive, Robbins said that deployments are all about serving new functionalities to visitors. Most Node.js front ends have some code asset -- an app written using React, Angular, JQuery, or whatever. You push the code asset onto the server, and it ends up co-located with the server. Then it is served to users/visitors.

Reddit: When am I ready to start practising / learning Arch?

Sunday 29th of January 2017 01:50:17 PM

So I've only been on Linux about 6 - 7 weeks and my progression has gone Elementary OS -> Linux Mint -> Manjaro. I feel I'm learning a lot, but with such a short period of use, and no other signficant Linux or command line experience, I'm very much a novice.

But nonetheless I'm keen to start practising how to do an Arch install as I want to have a better understanding of how the various systems are layered and linked so that even if I'm not ready to main Arch, I have a stronger understanding of Linux systems in general and can troubleshoot better.

What prerequisite knowledge / experience do you think a person needs in order to not fail in a flaming heap on a first Arch install attempt? (On a VM). Well, I mean I don't mind failing, but I'd like to at least be at a point where capable of figuring out why I'm failing so I can learn from it.

What do you think?

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TuxMachines: Windows Ransom

Sunday 29th of January 2017 01:24:32 PM
  • Police dept loses evidence in Windows ransomware strike

    In an incident that again underlines the danger posed by Windows ransomware, the police department of a city in Texas has lost video evidence dating back to 2009 and a host of documents following an attack by what appears to be a new strain of the Locky ransomware.

    The affected station is Cockrell Hill, a city in Dallas County. The story was first published by the TV station WFAA.

    In a media release, the police department said: "This virus affected all Microsoft Office Suite documents, such as Word documents and Excel files.

    "In addition, all body camera video, some in-car video, some in-house surveillance video, and some photographs that were stored on the server were corrupted and were lost."

  • Backup?

    Of course, complexity grew too and intruders and malware attacked over the network. About 2003/4 the situation got so bad that the Wintel empire was threatened. Resources were poured into the problem. Code got better. Users became more aware of danger. The problem remains that the number of users and the number of attackers has grown to the point that no one anywhere at any time can be 100% secure. Of course, there is the backup, a copy of everything that can be rolled out to put things back the way they were. That’s what this police-department needed but it didn’t have a good backup, just a copy of the corrupted data where the backup should have been. Someone had the right idea but lacked the imagination to put in more depth.

  • Hotel ransomed by hackers as guests locked in rooms

    Hotel management said that they have now been hit three times by cybercriminals who this time managed to take down the entire key system. The guests could no longer get in or out of the hotel rooms and new key cards could not be programmed.

    The attack, which coincided with the opening weekend of the winter season, was allegedly so massive that it even shut down all hotel computers, including the reservation system and the cash desk system.

    The hackers promised to restore the system quickly if just 1,500 EUR (1,272 GBP) in Bitcoin was paid to them.

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Phoronix: 4-Disk Btrfs Native RAID Performance On Linux 4.10

Sunday 29th of January 2017 01:20:00 PM
While I have already posted some single-disk file-system benchmarks on Linux 4.10, for some benchmarking fun this weekend I decided to run some fresh tests of Btrfs RAID capabilities using four solid-state drives (SSDs).

Phoronix: Linking The Linux Kernel With LLVM's LLD Linker

Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:29:46 PM
If you are looking for some experimental fun this weekend, the Linux kernel can be linked with LLVM's LLD linker...

Phoronix: ZTE DRM Driver Picking Up New Features For Linux 4.11

Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:27:39 PM
The ZTE DRM driver is set to receive new features for Linux 4.11 after this Direct Rendering Manager driver was added to the Linux 4.10 kernel...

LXer: BlackArch 2017.01.28 released with new tools

Sunday 29th of January 2017 12:17:25 PM
At the end of last year, BlackArch team is tremendously working to bring new tool set and updates to their distro.Like recently the release of BlackArch Linux 2016.12.29 and 2016.12.20 brought hundreds of new tools, new installer and updated list of packages and features.Now BlackArch Linux version as 2017.01.28 is here.Let's see what's new in here.

TuxMachines: liveslak 1.1.6 released

Sunday 29th of January 2017 10:49:59 AM

It has been a while since I released the last ‘liveslak‘. Usually these releases seem to co-incide with Plasma5 releases in my ‘ktown’ repository.
Today is no different, and liveslak 1.1.6 has been released to produce a new set of Live ISO images.

You will find the usual versions of Slackware Live Edition based on liveslak 1.1.6 and using Slackware-current dated “Thu Jan 26 21:33:41 UTC 2017“. There are variants for a full Slackware (in 64bit and 32bit), Plasma5, MATE and Dlackware (a newcomer). Also the 700MB small XFCE variant (in 32bit and 64bit).

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LXer: Linux Mint 18.1 KDE and xfce released

Sunday 29th of January 2017 10:23:03 AM
At the end of the last year, Linux Mint team released the first point release Linux Mint 18.1 in their Linux Mint 18.xx series.If you are already on that point release or if have read our coverage, then you must be knowing it was only available in Cinnamon and MATE editions.Now Today just a few hours ago, the Linux Mint team has proudly announced the KDE and Xfce editions of Linux Mint Serena

LXer: Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Released with New Moksha "Arc Dark" Theme, Linux Kernel 4.8

Sunday 29th of January 2017 08:28:41 AM
Bodhi Linux developer Jeff Hoogland is announcing the availability of the Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 release of his popular Ubuntu- and Enlightenment-based computer operating system.

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I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more