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WasmEdge – high-performance, and extensible WebAssembly runtime

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 18:20
WasmEdge is a lightweight, high-performance and extensible WebAssembly runtime for cloud native, edge, and decentralized applications

Web Browsers: Sites, Chrome Spying, and Firefox

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 16:08
Some WWW links

Kubernetes v1.29: Mandala

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 15:57
Similar to previous releases, the release of Kubernetes v1.29 introduces new stable, beta, and alpha features

Why Not Open Source?

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 15:54
Can we get the benefits of open source without the burden? Yes, I think plugins can do just that!

Programming Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 15:49
on FOSS and code

Open Hardware: MicroPython, Pi, and More

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 15:47
Some hardware news

today's howtos

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 15:46
some weekend howtos

IceWM 3.6 Released With A Few New Features & Fixes

Phoronix - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 14:15
IceWM 3.6 is out today as the newest version of this lightweight X11 window manager...

Security and Windows TCO

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 12:56
Some leftovers

What Advice Would You Give a First-Time Linux User?

Slashdot Linux - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 12:22
ZDNet published a new article this week with their own tips for new Linux users. It begins by arguing that switching to the Linux desktop "is easier than you think" and "you'll find help everywhere". (And also that "You won't want for apps.") That doesn't mean it has everything. For example, there is no version of Adobe Photoshop. There is GIMP (which is just as powerful as Photoshop) but for those of you accustomed to Adobe's de facto standard, you're out of luck. The worst-case scenario is you have to learn a new piece of software to meet your graphic needs. At the same time, you might have to turn to proprietary software. For open-source purists, that's a no-go. But for those who just need to get things done, you'll find a mixture of open-source and proprietary software will give you everything you need to be productive and entertained. Their article also recommends new users should "weed out Arch-based distributions," while warning that "Linux is more secure, but..." The truth is, any time you have a computer connected to a network, it's vulnerable and it doesn't matter what operating system you use. To that end, it's crucial that you keep your operating system (and the installed applications) up to date. Fortunately, most Linux operating systems make this very easy... You're probably used to the slow trickle of updates and improvements found in the likes of Windows or MacOS. On Linux, you can count on that process being considerably faster. This is especially important with updates. When a vulnerability is found in an application that affects Linux, it is fixed far faster than it would be on competing platforms. The reason for this is that most Linux software is created and maintained by developers who don't have to answer to boards or committees or have a painfully slow bug resolution process. It might be announced that a vulnerability has been discovered in an application and the fix is officially released the next day. I've seen that very thing happen more times than I can count. But it's not just about vulnerabilities. Developers add new features to software all the time and even listen to users. You could contact a developer of an open-source application with an idea and find it implemented in the next update. Linux is always evolving and it does so much faster than other operating systems. And there's one final caveat. "Not all hardware will work (but most will)." I'll say this (and I stand by it): Ubuntu Linux probably has the best hardware detection and support of any operating system on the market. But that doesn't mean it works with everything. Certain peripherals you own could have trouble working with Linux. Two of the more problematic pieces of hardware are scanners and wireless chips. When I find a piece of hardware that isn't supported, here's one thing I've often done: I try a different Linux distribution... (Fedora often ships with a newer kernel than Ubuntu Linux, and therefore supports more modern hardware.) Keep in mind that most Linux distributions are offered as Live images, which means you can test-drive them without making any changes to your hard drive. This is a great way to tell if a distribution will support all the hardware you need to use. Agree? Disagree? Share your reactions in the comments... And what advice would you give to a first-time Linux user?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Linux's New DRM Panic "Blue Screen of Death" In Action

Phoronix - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 11:48
After being talked about for years of DRM panic handling and coming with a "Blue Screen of Death" solution for DRM/KMS drivers, Linux 6.10 is introducing a new DRM panic handler infrastructure for being able to display a message when a panic occurs. This is especially important for those building a kernel without VT/FBCON support where otherwise viewing the kernel panic message isn't otherwise easily available...

VMware Hypercall API To Likely Land In Linux 6.11

Phoronix - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 11:36
For months Broadcom has been working on the VMware Hypercall API for the Linux kernel. This "vmware_hyperscall" is a new family of functions for use by the VMware guest code and virtual device drivers in an architecture-independent manner...

Fedora Making Strides On Enabling Greater AI Use, Easier AMD ROCm PyTorch Acceleration

Phoronix - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 11:23
Christian Schaller of Red Hat shared an update on Friday around the ongoing enhancements to Fedora Workstation. Given the current industry trends, ongoing Fedora Workstation development is seeing a lot of attention around... AI, AI, AI...

RKVDEC2 Driver Posted For Accelerated Video Decoding On Newer Rockchip SoCs

Phoronix - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 11:11
For years there has been the RKVDEC Linux media driver to provide accelerated video decoding on Rockchip SoCs. Being worked on now is RKVDEC2 for providing video decoding on the newer Rockchip SoCs...

Android Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 06:55
How to add gridlines in your Android's camera app and get the perfect shot

SparkyLinux 7.4 'Orion Belt' update rolls out: Here’s what's new

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 06:43
The much-anticipated update to Sparky 7, dubbed "Orion Belt," is officially here with its 7.4 version

Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Google Chrome Remote Desktop

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 06:26
While the software is available for Linux, it’s proprietary software

Programming Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 06:22
Programming related picks

today's leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Ned, 06/16/2024 - 06:21
including openwashing
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