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Intel Lands A Hefty Tiger Lake Graphics Optimization

3 hours 13 min ago
From my Tiger Lake testing so far with the Core i7 1165G7, the "Gen12" Xe Graphics have been quite compelling with a very nice upgrade over Gen11 and especially obvious win over the very common still Gen9 graphics. With Mesa 20.3, another measurable performance is on the way for the Intel Vulkan driver with Tiger Lake...

OpenZFS 2.0-RC4 Released With More Fixes, Linux 5.9 Support

5 hours 31 min ago
The fourth release candidate of OpenZFS 2.0 is now available for testing of this open-source ZFS file-system implementation currently for Linux and FreeBSD platforms...

Trisquel 9.0 Released - Powered By The Linux 4.15 Kernel

7 hours 13 min ago
Trisquel 9.0 has been released as one of the few Linux distributions approved by the Free Software Foundation...

Linux 5.10 FUSE To Allow Faster Performance With VirtIO-FS

7 hours 42 min ago
The FUSE implementation for supporting file-systems in user-space is seeing important kernel work merged for Linux 5.10...

Git 2.29 Released With Experimental Support For Using More Secure SHA-256

9 hours 11 min ago
Git 2.29 is now available with experimental support for using SHA-256 to increase security of code repositories over the possibility of intentional SHA-1 collisions with the current indices...

Open-Source RADV Vulkan Driver Is Seeing Work To Allow Building It On Windows

10 hours 13 min ago
An independent party has slowly begun merging patches into mainline Mesa for allowing the open-source Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" to build on Microsoft Windows...

Further Exploring The Intel Tiger Lake Core i7-1165G7 Performance On Ubuntu Linux

13 hours 31 min ago
Last week I published initial benchmarks of the Intel Core i7 1165G7 "Tiger Lake" performance on Linux with the Dell XPS 13 9310 Developer Edition laptop. Of most surprise from those preliminary Linux figures were finding that for some single-threaded workloads the performance was actually worse than the previous generation Ice Lake. Since then I've been running more tests around the clock with some interesting discoveries to note today. It is possible to enhance the single-threaded performance so it's performing better than Ice Lake as would be expected, but comes with lowering the multi-threaded performance compared to the results shared last week.

Vulkan 1.2.158 Released With Fragment Shading Rate Extension

16 hours 14 min ago
Vulkan 1.2.158 was released this morning with two notable extensions introduced...

Linux 5.9-ck1 Released With Updated MuQSS

17 hours 6 min ago
Independent Linux kernel developer Con Kolivas (and retired anaesthetist) is back on track with a new update to his "CK" patch-set and the MuQSS scheduler...

GCC's Ada Frontend Seeing More Work On NVIDIA CUDA Support

17 hours 21 min ago
Should you want to use the Ada programming language for GPU programming, the GCC compiler has been working on CUDA support within its front-end for this safety and security minded language...

Char/Misc With Linux 5.10 Brings Nitro Enclaves, Alder Lake, More Code For Gaudi

20 hours 9 min ago
The "char/misc" area within the Linux kernel continues to have a bit of everything as the "catch all" pull request of the kernel not fitting into other existing subsystems...

Linux 5.10 Continues Bringing Up Support For Intel's Rocket Lake

Monday 19th of October 2020 04:30:00 AM
Building off Linux 5.9 that featured initial support for Gen12 graphics on next year's Rocket Lake desktop platform along with other early enablement for Rocket Lake like RAPL support and other PCI ID additions, that work has continued for the Linux 5.10 cycle...

AMD Sends Out Patches Adding "Znver3" Support To GNU Binutils With New Instructions

Monday 19th of October 2020 04:04:05 AM
One of AMD's compiler experts this week sent out a patch wiring up Zen 3 support in the important GNU Binutils collection for Linux systems...

OpenBSD Marks 25th Anniversary By Releasing OpenBSD 6.8 With POWER 64-Bit Support

Sunday 18th of October 2020 04:35:23 PM
It was in October 1995 that Theo de Raadt began the OpenBSD project as a fork of NetBSD 1.0 following his resignation from the NetBSD core development team. Now twenty-five years later OpenBSD 6.8 has been released for marking the 25th anniversary of this popular BSD distribution...

Linux 5.10 Staging Area Has The Usual Smorgasbord Of Changes

Sunday 18th of October 2020 02:12:54 PM
The Linux 5.10 kernel "staging" changes have the usual assortment of changes throughout this area where premature kernel code goes prior to proving itself and meeting kernel coding quality standards...

Linux 5.10 Continues Maturing The USB4 Support

Sunday 18th of October 2020 12:24:00 PM
Earlier this year Linux 5.6 brought initial USB4 support by leveraging Intel's existing Thunderbolt kernel support for which the updated USB specification is based. Succeeding kernels have continued maturing this USB4 implementation and that has continued with Linux 5.10...

Linux 5.10 To Play Nicely With The Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard

Sunday 18th of October 2020 08:20:00 AM
The Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard is an Apple-esque keyboard that will be working nicely on Linux 5.10 when it comes to its extra functionality...

Linux 5.9.1 + 6 Other Stable Kernels Out For Addressing "Bleeding Tooth" Vulnerability

Sunday 18th of October 2020 04:45:00 AM
One week past the Linux 5.9 official debut, Linux 5.9.1 is now available. Making this initial point release a bit more noteworthy is including the fixes for the "Bleeding Tooth" Bluetooth vulnerability made public this week...

New NTFS Linux Driver Spun A Ninth Time, Still Under Review

Sunday 18th of October 2020 04:03:41 AM
Back in August was the surprise that Paragon Software is looking to mainline their NTFS read-write driver in the mainline Linux kernel after years of offering it as a commercial driver for those needing reliable support for this Microsoft file-system on Linux. Two months later they are now up to their ninth revision of this driver in their pursuit of mainline inclusion...

Ingenic X2000/X2000E MIPS IoT Processor Supported By Linux 5.10

Sunday 18th of October 2020 12:28:30 AM
The Linux 5.10 kernel is bringing support for new MIPS-based Ingenic SoCs...

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Pop!_OS 20.04 Review: The Best Ubuntu-based Distro!

The Linux distro world is getting better each day, thanks to developers’ immense dedication. The OS sure has come a long way from people calling it “Complex to use” to “User/Beginner Friendly.” One of the best beginner-friendly distros recommended by almost everyone is Ubuntu. Another distro that has recently taken the Linux universe by storm with its new release is Pop!_OS 20.04; it is developed by System 76, a company that manufactures Laptops and ships them with Linux. Pop!_OS is a distro based on Ubuntu that has gained popularity lately. After using it extensively for three weeks, it has now become one of my favorite distros of all time. Here’s my review of the same. Read more

today's howtos

  • How to install Zorin OS 15.3

    The latest release of Zorin OS has hit the internet. The new release is known as Zorin OS 15.3, and it is packed with the latest features and improvements. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install a fresh copy of Zorin OS 15.3! Please note that to use Zorin OS 15.3, you must have a computer with a decently fast CPU, at least 20 GB of hard drive storage, and at least 1 GB of RAM.

  • Introduction to using firewalld on Oracle Linux 8

    This video provides an introduction to using the firewalld utility. For additional videos on Oracle Linux check out oracle.com/goto/oraclelinuxlearning.

  • How to Install pip on Ubuntu 20.04 - RoseHosting

    We'll show you how to install the pip package manager for both Python 3 and Python 2 on an Ubuntu 20.04 VPS.

  • How To Install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nextcloud on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Nextcloud is an open source self-hosted file sync and share application (Calendar, Contacts, Documents, Email, and more).

  • How to install and use Slimbook Battery Saver on Ubuntu | FOSS Linux

    Linux systems can be optimized into having longer battery usage, courtesy of Slimbook battery saver. Slimbook battery saver is an open-source tool which was created by the Slimbook hardware manufacturer (Manufactures and sells laptops running on Linux based operating systems). It is effective in GNOME, KDE, Cinnamon, Unity, and MATE desktop environment.

  • How to install LibreOffice 7 on Deepin 20 - YouTube

    In this video, we are looking at how to install LibreOffice 7 on Deepin 20.

  • How to install Atom Text Editor on a Chromebook

    Today we are looking at how to install Atom text editor on a Chromebook. Please follow the video/audio guide as a tutorial where we explain the process step by step and use the commands below.

  • How to fix: ‘cannot open shared object file : No such file or directory’ on Ubuntu

    Sometimes, when you try to install a program or a package from its source code, you might end up getting an error which looks like : “error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file No such file or directory”

  • Secure Azure blobs pre-signing in Elixir
  • How to Install pip on Ubuntu 20.04 - RoseHosting

    We'll show you how to install the pip package manager for both Python 3 and Python 2 on an Ubuntu 20.04 VPS. [...] Both Python 2 or Python 3 can be installed on Ubuntu 20.04. However, with Ubuntu 20.04, the default version is Python 3. If for some reason you need Python 2 along with its version of pip, don’t worry, we’re covering that in this tutorial as well. Pip is not installed by default on Ubuntu – however, the installation is quite quick and simple. Let’s start with the installation.

  • SSH 2FA with Google Authenticator and Yubikey - anarcat

    About a lifetime ago (5 years), I wrote a tutorial on how to configure my Yubikey for OpenPGP signing, SSH authentication and SSH 2FA. In there, I used the libpam-oath PAM plugin for authentication, but it turns out that had too many problems: users couldn't edit their own 2FA tokens and I had to patch it to avoid forcing 2FA on all users. The latter was merged in the Debian package, but never upstream, and the former was never fixed at all. So I started looking at alternatives and found the Google Authenticator libpam plugin. A priori, it's designed to work with phones and the Google Authenticator app, but there's no reason why it shouldn't work with hardware tokens like the Yubikey. Both use the standard HOTP protocol so it should "just work".

Games: DemonCrawl, Backbone, Omen Exitio

  • Minesweeper-inspired roguelite DemonCrawl has a big free Halloween update and event live | GamingOnLinux

    I'm not sure what I'm scared of more, creepy crawly Halloween stuff or spending even more time playing DemonCrawl with the latest free expansion. With gameplay very much inspired by the classic Minesweeper, it's got that horrible "one more turn" feeling. It's so easy to get into too but devilishly difficult to actually get through. DemonCrawl needs little in the way of an introduction really. It's Minesweeper on steroids, with some rogue-lite / RPG flavour thrown into it to create a great mix. Imagine each board being an area your character is travelling through, complete with chests to find, money to grab and monsters.

  • Noir roleplaying detective adventure Backbone is 'content complete' with a new trailer | GamingOnLinux

    With a free Prologue available to try out right now, developer EggNut has announced that Backbone is pretty much content complete. Quite exciting, as Backbone: Prologue which arrived on Linux officially back in October 2019 has been reviewed exceptionally well by users on Steam. That's really encouraging on what to expect from the full game when it releases next year. The developer said in the recent announcement that, amongst other things, "Backbone is almost done" and it sounds like they don't have much left to do apart from a big polishing pass on it.

  • Need a scary story-rich adventure novel for Halloween? Try out Omen Exitio: Plague | GamingOnLinux

    Omen Exitio: Plague appears to be a title we've never even mentioned here on GOL which is surprising as it looks great, it supports Linux and users enjoy it. Released back in 2018, Omen Exitio: Plague is a visual novel choice-based adventure set in H.P. Lovecraft's otherworldy universe, so you can expect all sorts of nasty creatures to appear. Italian developer Tiny Bull Studios say it's styled very much like gamebooks of the '80s and '90s, and while it has Lovecraft themes the overall plot and characters are original and what happens is guided by your choices. You could say it's a choose your own adventure, although we don't want to get sued by Chooseco now do we.