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How to Install Nvidia CUDA Toolkit on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 03:00:00 PM

HowToForge: Cuda is a parallel computing platform created by Nvidia that can be used to increase performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) on your system.

Top 10 Talks to See at Black Hat USA 2018

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 01:00:00 PM

eSecurityPlanet: Security researchers, vendors and IT pros are headed for Las Vegas for Black Hat USA 2018. Here are 10 talks that shouldn't be missed.

Lenovo Joins the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 12:00:00 PM

Tens of thousands of people are likely to be offered a firmware update in the next few weeks, and hundreds of thousands over the next few months.

How ProPublica Illinois uses GNU Make to load 1.4GB of data every day

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 11:00:00 AM ProPublica Illinois open-sourced their code for loading Illinois campaign finance data.

Learn Python programming the easy way with EduBlocks

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 06:00:00 AM

EduBlocks brings a Scratch-like GUI to writing Python 3 code.

GPaste Is A Great Clipboard Manager For Gnome Shell

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 02:00:00 AM

LinuxUprising: GPaste, with its native Gnome Shell extension, makes the perfect addition for those looking for a Gnome clipboard manager.

Linux Basics: How To Create and Install SSH Keys on the Shell

Monday 6th of August 2018 10:00:00 PM

Learn how to generate an SSH key pair by using the ssh-keygen command and how to configure the SSH Daemon to only allow logins by key.

8 Best Online Linux Terminals and Distributions

Monday 6th of August 2018 09:00:00 PM

This article focuses on those interested in learning how to use the Linux terminal without necessarily having a Linux machine they can use at their convenience

Installing and using Git and GitHub on Ubuntu Linux: A beginner's guide

Monday 6th of August 2018 08:00:00 PM

HowToForge: This tutorial is a quick setup guide for installing and using GitHub and how to perform its various functions.

Discus - Show Colourised Disk Space Usage in Linux

Monday 6th of August 2018 07:00:00 PM

Discus is a df-like, highly configurable utility for checking disk space utilization in Linux

Understanding of Microsoft's Patent Strategy Requires Scrutiny of the Patent Trolls It's Connected to

Monday 6th of August 2018 06:00:00 PM

 TechRights: We must still keep abreast of the actions of Microsoft-connected trolls

Firefox is (Finally) Bringing Out-of-Process Extensions to Linux

Monday 6th of August 2018 05:00:00 PM

OMGubuntu: Separating extensions from core process will improve stability

5 Essential Tools for Linux Development

Monday 6th of August 2018 04:00:00 PM There are so many dev tools available for Linux that it can be a bit intimidating to figure out precisely what you need. There are so many dev tools available for Linux that it can be a bit intimidating to figure out precisely what you need.

How to use Fedora Server to create a router / gateway

Monday 6th of August 2018 03:00:00 PM

Learn how to configure a Fedora Server minimal install to act as an internet router / gateway.

Extending Landlocked Processes

Monday 6th of August 2018 02:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: Landlock is a security module that creates an isolated "sandbox" where a process is prevented from interacting with the rest of the system

Zstd Compression Support Coming For Linux Pstore

Monday 6th of August 2018 01:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Pstore is often backed by flash chips with limited capacities as their non-volatile storage for securing the last bits of system debugging details across reboots.

ExTiX 18.7 Is Not Quite an 'Ultimate Linux System'

Monday 6th of August 2018 12:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: The latest release of the ExTiX Linux distro is a major disappointment.

How to Install LEMP Stack on Ubuntu 18.04

Monday 6th of August 2018 11:00:00 AM

Linuxize: This series of tutorials will show you how to install Nginx, create Nginx server blocks, generate a free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate, install and secure MySQL and install PHP 7.2.

DXVK, the Vulkan-based layer for Direct3D 11 with Wine has another fresh release

Monday 6th of August 2018 01:00:00 AM

The amazing progress with DXVK continues!

Linux 4.18 rc8

Sunday 5th of August 2018 09:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: So as already mentioned a couple of times in some of the relevant threads, this last week wasn't entirely painless, and 4.18 ended up being one of those releases that gets an extra week of rc testing before release.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

GNOME Shell, Mutter, and Ubuntu's GNOME Theme

Benchmarks on GNU/Linux

  • Linux vs. Windows Benchmark: Threadripper 2990WX vs. Core i9-7980XE Tested
    The last chess benchmark we’re going to look at is Crafty and again we’re measuring performance in nodes per second. Interestingly, the Core i9-7980XE wins out here and saw the biggest performance uplift when moving to Linux, a 5% performance increase was seen opposed to just 3% for the 2990WX and this made the Intel CPU 12% faster overall.
  • Which is faster, rsync or rdiff-backup?
    As our data grows (and some filesystems balloon to over 800GBs, with many small files) we have started seeing our night time backups continue through the morning, causing serious disk i/o problems as our users wake up and regular usage rises. For years we have implemented a conservative backup policy - each server runs the backup twice: once via rdiff-backup to the onsite server with 10 days of increments kept. A second is an rsync to our offsite backup servers for disaster recovery. Simple, I thought. I will change the rdiff-backup to the onsite server to use the ultra fast and simple rsync. Then, I'll use borgbackup to create an incremental backup from the onsite backup server to our off site backup servers. Piece of cake. And with each server only running one backup instead of two, they should complete in record time. Except, some how the rsync backup to the onsite backup server was taking almost as long as the original rdiff-backup to the onsite server and rsync backup to the offsite server combined. What? I thought nothing was faster than the awesome simplicity of rsync, especially compared to the ancient python-based rdiff-backup, which hasn't had an upstream release since 2009.

OSS Leftovers

  • Haiku: R1/beta1 release plans - at last
    At last, R1/beta1 is nearly upon us. As I’ve already explained on the mailing list, only two non-“task” issues remain in the beta1 milestone, and I have prototype solutions for both. The buildbot and other major services have been rehabilitated and will need only minor tweaking to handle the new branch, and mmlr has been massaging the HaikuPorter buildmaster so that it, too, can handle the new branch, though that work is not quite finished yet.
  • Haiku OS R1 Beta Is Finally Happening In September
    It's been five years since the last Haiku OS alpha release for their inaugural "R1" release but next month it looks like this first beta will be released, sixteen years after this BeOS-inspired open-source operating system started development.
  • IBM Scores More POWER Open-Source Performance Optimizations
    Following our POWER9 Linux benchmarks earlier this year, IBM POWER engineers have continued exploring various areas for optimization within the interesting open-source workloads tested. Another batch of optimizations are pending for various projects.
  • 2018
    Earlier this month, I attended 2018 conference in Bengaluru, KA, India. It was sort of culmination of a cohesive team play that began for me at 2018 in Brno, CZ. I say sort of because the team is already gearing up for 2019.
  • The Unitary Fund: a no-strings attached grant program for Open Source quantum computing
    Quantum computing has the potential to be a revolutionary technology. From the first applications in cryptography and database search to more modern quantum applications across simulation, optimization, and machine learning. This promise has led industrial, government, and academic efforts in quantum computing to grow globally. Posted jobs in the field have grown 6 fold in the last two years. Quantum computing hardware and platforms, designed by startups and tech giants alike, continue to improve. Now there are new opportunities to discover how to best program and use these new machines. As I wrote last year: the first quantum computers will need smart software. Quantum computing also remains a place where small teams and open research projects can make a big difference. The open nature is important as Open Source software has the lowest barriers  for others to understand, share and build upon existing projects. In a new field that needs to grow, this rapid sharing and development is especially important. I’ve experienced this myself through leading the Open Source Forest project at Rigetti Computing and also by watching the growing ecosystem of open projects like QISKit, OpenFermion, ProjectQ, Strawberry Fields, XaCC, Cirq, and many others. The hackathons and community efforts from around the world are inspiring.
  • SiFive Announces First Open-Source RISC-V-Based SoC Platform With NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator Technology
    SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP, today announced the first open-source RISC-V-based SoC platform for edge inference applications based on NVIDIA's Deep Learning Accelerator (NVDLA) technology.