Assuming Docker is being ‘killed’ by Microsoft (or at least hijacked to push Windows, Azure and so on) while the GitHub-hosted (Microsoft) CloudGuru, whose co-founder comes from Microsoft, ‘finishes the job’ with Linux Academy and its assets, it’s time to take stock of a pattern/trend that ruins the media too
Source: LXer – Microsoft-Connected CloudGuru Doesn’t Care About GNU/Linux and Now It’s Gradually Killing the BSD/Linux-Centric Jupiter Broadcasting (Bought by Linux Academy)
At least for the workloads tested this round, when booting the new Intel Core i9 10900K “Comet Lake” processor with the software-controlled CPU security mitigations disabled, the overall performance was elevated by about 6% depending upon the workload. Here is a look at the out-of-the-box security mitigations for this new Intel desktop CPU against foregoing the default CPU security mitigations and running an unprotected configuration to see what the pre-Spectre performance looks like.
Source: Phoronix – The Ongoing CPU Security Mitigation Impact On The Core i9 10900K Comet Lake
Want to curl your own social media posts? This is the way to do it.
Source: LXer – Posting to social media with curl
The latest BlackArch Linux ISO release is now available for download with more than 150 new ethical hacking and penetration testing tools, a new kernel, and many other improvements.
Source: LXer – Latest BlackArch Linux ISO Adds More Than 150 New Hacking Tools, Linux 5.6
Next week on 5 June already marks sixteen years since I started Phoronix.com as well as twelve years since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0!..
Source: Phoronix – Phoronix Turns 16 Years Old Next Week, So Here’s A Special To Celebrate
Seco has launched a $399 “Udoo Bolt Gear” mini-PC kit built around its Ryzen Embedded V1000 based Udoo Bolt SBC. The $399 kit includes a metal case, 65W adapter, and a WiFi/BT M.2 card. A growing number of open-spec, community-backed SBCs ship with optional. and in some cases, standard enclosures, but most of these are […]
Source: LXer – Udoo Bolt Gear mini-PC launches with Ryzen V1000 Udoo Bolt SBC
One of the interesting new happenings in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver space is a Generic USB Display stack including a USB gadget driver that together allow for some interesting generic USB display setups. This work was motivated by being able to turn a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB to HDMI display adapter…
Source: Phoronix – The Generic USB Display Driver Taking Shape For Linux 5.9~5.10
VirtualBox is open-source cross-platform virtualization software that allows you to run multiple guest operating systems (virtual machines) simultaneously. Generally, Virtualbox is used by desktop users as a testing and development environment. In this tutorial, we will show you two ways to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04:
Source: LXer – How to Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 20.04
KDE Plasma 5.19 is due for release very soon (9 June) but that hasn’t kept KDE developers from already working on Plasma 5.20 and other components for this open-source desktop…
Source: Phoronix – KDE Ending Out May With UI Tweaks, Bug Fixes
Valve developers have been working on Vulkan shader pre-caching with their latest Steam client betas to help in allowing Vulkan/SPIR-V shaders to compile ahead of time, letting them be pre-cached on disk to allow for quicker game load times and any stuttering for games that otherwise would be compiling the shaders on-demand during gameplay, especially under Steam Play…
Source: Phoronix – Steam Ironing Out Shader Pre-Caching For Helping Game Load Times, Stuttering
Luxonis is crowdfunding an open source, $169 “megaAI” AI acceleration and camera module with an up to 4-TOPS Intel Myriad X VPU, a USB 3.0 port, and a 12-megapixel, 4K camera. When Luxonis launched its Intel Movidius Myriad X DepthAI AI acceleration module last November, an external 4K camera was optional. Now, Luxonis has gone […]
Source: LXer – Myriad X based AI accelerator module has a built-in 12MP, 4K camera
With Compose, you can define a portable application environment that you can run on any system. Compose environments are isolated from each other, allowing you to run multiple copies of the same environment on a single host. Compose is typically used for local development, single host application deployments, and automated testing. This article explains how to install the latest version of Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04. We’ll also explore the basic Docker Compose concepts and commands.
Source: LXer – How to Install Docker Compose on Ubuntu 20.04
Pixelorama is an increasingly advanced free and open source sprite editor, and just recently it had a massive new release with plenty of new goodies.
Source: LXer – FOSS sprite editor Pixelorama has a big new release
One of the latest performance optimizations being pursued by Intel on the open-source Linux side is providing an AVX-512-optimized container for Golang usage…
Source: Phoronix – Intel’s Clear Linux Working On AVX-512 Optimized Golang Container
Advantech has launched a “VEGA-8300E 8K Broadcast Video Encoder” and streaming appliance for 8Kp60, 10-bit 4:2:2 HEVC real-time encoding. The system runs Ubuntu on a 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPU and offers 2x hot-swappable SATA bays. We realize that most of you are not in the market for an 8K video encoder, but we occasionally […]
Source: LXer – Compact 8K video encoder runs Linux on Kaby Lake
Many of us, admittedly, only use computers because they[he]#039[/he]re fun. But some people use computers to get stuff done, and their theory is computers are supposed to make things faster, better, and more organized. In practice, though, computers don[he]#039[/he]t necessarily improve our lives without a little manual reconfiguration to match our individual work styles.
Source: LXer – 20 productivity tools for the Linux terminal
Canonical has released a fix to address a Linux kernel regression introduced in the Linux 5.4 and 5.3 packages of its Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS systems.
Source: LXer – Canonical Fixes Linux Kernel Regression in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, 19.10 and 18.04 LTS
Monado as the leading open-source OpenXR implementation for AR/VR headsets is out with a new release…
Source: Phoronix – Monado 0.2 OpenXR Runtime Brings Multi-Layer Support, New Controller Support
Creating a great user experience (UX) for your applications is a tough job, especially if you are developing embedded applications. Today, there are two types of graphical user interface (GUI) tools generally available for developing embedded software: either they involve complex technologies, or they are extremely expensive.
Source: LXer – A new way to build cross-platform UIs for Linux ARM devices
Dev sticks with elderly GTK+2 GUI toolkit because ‘we would gain nothing’ by upgrading
Source: Linux Today – Ardour goes harder: v6.0 brings ‘huge engineering changes’ to open-source digital audio workstation