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Phoronix: GCC 7.0 vs. 6.3 vs. 5.4 vs. 4.9 Compiler Benchmarks On Linux x86_64

Saturday 21st of January 2017 05:00:00 PM
With GCC7 feature development ending, this week I conducted some benchmarks of the latest GCC 7 snapshot against that of the past three major release series of the GNU Compiler Collection: 6.3.0, 5.4.0, and 4.9.4. All tests were done on Ubuntu Linux x86_64 with an Intel Core i7 6800K processor.

Reddit: How to take LVM snapshot backup.

Saturday 21st of January 2017 03:53:16 PM

LXer: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

Saturday 21st of January 2017 03:25:07 PM
If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2.

Phoronix: Fedora 26 Planning To Enable TRIM/Discard On Encrypted Disks

Saturday 21st of January 2017 02:45:37 PM
One of the latest Fedora 26 changes being worked on is enabling TRIM/Discard by default for newly-created encrypted disks via dm-crypt...

Phoronix: Vpp / Vulkan++: Yet Another Vulkan C++ Abstraction Library

Saturday 21st of January 2017 02:12:35 PM
For C++ developers, the Vulkan space is quite vibrant as aside from the official Vulkan-Hpp C++ library there are a growing number of abstraction layers for Vulkan C++ development...

LXer: Reminder: Microsoft to no longer update original Windows 10 release after March 26

Saturday 21st of January 2017 01:30:45 PM
The first release of Windows 10, known as 1507, is the version that Microsoft will no longer update after March 26, 2017. The other two versions of the product in market -- the November update (1511) from November 2015 and the Anniversary Update (1607) -- will continue to get regular security and feature fixes and updates.

Phoronix: Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements

Saturday 21st of January 2017 01:00:00 PM
The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone...

Reddit: More Linux distros for Android like Ubuntu Touch and Kali Nethunter

Saturday 21st of January 2017 12:49:01 PM

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if more Linux distributions exist specially made for Android. Such as Ubuntu Touch and Kali Nethunter.

Thanks in advance!

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Phoronix: Solus Linux Working On A Flatpak-Based, Optimized Steam Runtime

Saturday 21st of January 2017 12:47:46 PM
The Solus Linux developers have been working on their "Linux Steam Integration" for Steam and improvements around the Steam runtime, with this being one of the distributions interested in good Linux performance and making use of some Clear Linux optimizations, while their next step is looking at Flatpak-packaging up of libraries needed by the Steam runtime to fork a Flatpak-happy Linux gaming setup...

Phoronix: TrueOS Making Use Of OpenRC Init System, Faster Boot Times

Saturday 21st of January 2017 12:36:00 PM
For those still looking to escape systemd, the BSDs remain free and the FreeBSD-based TrueOS is currently working on making use of OpenRC...

LXer: Your Computer's Clipboard is a Security Problem - Fix it in Linux With xsel and cron

Saturday 21st of January 2017 11:36:23 AM
Any program you run can read your clipboard, and its contents linger until another copy event or a reboot. Modern browsers enable multiple ways for malicious websites to read the clipboard contents (or add items in), so eliminate the worry by using a script with cron that auto-clears your clipboard regularly.

Reddit: The commands and output behind Linux install process.

Saturday 21st of January 2017 10:53:35 AM

bitinserty@linuxcomp ~ $ sudo apt-get install the-best

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

The following NEW packages will be installed

linux

0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 8 not to upgrade.

Need to get 4 GB of archives.

After this operation, 4 GB of additional disk space will be used to install the best thing to ever be created.

Do you want to continue (well obviously)? [Y/n] y

User chose the correct option!

Get:1 https://linux.com/latest/download/the-best-latest.iso [4 GB]

Fetched 4 GB in 0s (4e+6 kB/s) (demonstrates the speed of our OS)

Preparing to unpack...

Unpacking the-best-latest ...

Processing triggers for doc-base (127.0.0.1) ...

Setting up linux ...

bitinserty@linuxcomp ~ $ thanks

No problem! Just being the best!

bitinserty@linuxcomp ~ $ exit

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Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for January 12, 2017

Saturday 21st of January 2017 10:15:05 AM

LXer: How to Keep Hackers out of Your Linux Machine Part 1: Top Two Security Tips

Saturday 21st of January 2017 09:42:01 AM
There is nothing a hacker likes more than a tasty Linux machine available on the Internet. In my recent Linux Foundation webinar I shared tactics, tools, and methods hackers use to invade your space.

Reddit: Discord Linux channel - feel free to join

Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:49:17 AM

Reddit: Cant remove /tmp " Device or resource busy"

Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:44:24 AM

hey !'

as the question goes, i cant remove tmp, when i go inside the directory, its empty but it shows that some process is active which is making me unable to remove it, how do i end the process or forcely remove the dir tmp.

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