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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 To RTX 2080 Ti Graphics/Compute Performance

Phoronix - Thu, 2018-09-20 21:28
Yesterday were the initial NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Linux benchmarks based upon my early testing of this high-end Turing graphics card paired with their new 410 Linux graphics driver. For your viewing pleasure today is a look at how the RTX 2080 Ti compares to the top-end cards going back to Kepler... Or, simply put, it's the GeForce GTX 680 vs. GTX 780 Ti vs. 980 Ti vs. 1080 Ti vs. 2080 Ti comparison with OpenGL and Vulkan graphics tests as well as some initial OpenCL / CUDA tests but more Turing GPU compute tests are currently being conducted. For making this historical comparison more interesting are also power consumption and performance-per-Watt metrics.

Investigating Some Unexpected Bash coproc Behavior

LXer - Thu, 2018-09-20 21:05
Recently while refreshing my memory on the use of Bash's coproc feature,I came across a reference to a pitfall that described what I thought wassome quite unexpected behavior.This post describes my quick investigation of the pitfall and suggests a workaround(although I don't really recommend using it).

So anyone still living majority of the time in shell?

Reddit - Thu, 2018-09-20 21:03

Just curious if anyone still lives or works mostly in shell/command line... Granted one would need to jump into a DM or WM for WWW to do banking or online shopping, but for me seems to be lots of good stuff to bide my time in the command line world. I'm about 25% shell 75% X, but I hope to make it 10% X and 90% shell soon to where my laptop just boots directly to shell.

Wasn't sure who else was in this camp, if anyone ...

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Canonical Announces Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Extended Security Maintenance

LinuxToday - Thu, 2018-09-20 21:00

Now, after almost five years since its release, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) is also approaching end of life, which will happen next spring on April 30, 2019

Games: The Misfits, Steam Client Beta, RAZED, Lamplight City, Din's Legacy, Mavericks

TuxMachines - Thu, 2018-09-20 20:54

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Nouveau and NVIDIA News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2018-09-20 20:51
  • Nouveau Developers Begin Reverse-Engineering NVIDIA Turing Driver Support

    The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards are only officially beginning to ship today, but at least one independent Nouveau developer already has his hands on the hardware and beginning to work on the clean-room, driver reverse-engineering process in order to eventually get open-source "Nouveau" driver support working.

  • NVIDIA CUDA 10 Officially Released With Turing Support, nvJPEG, CUDA-Vulkan

    Coinciding with the debut of the GeForce RTX 2080 series line-up is now the official release of CUDA 10.0.

    CUDA 10.0.130 is now official after being announced back at SIGGRAPH. This NVIDIA compute architecture update provides Turing GPU support and its Tensor Cores, NVSwitch Fabric support, nvJPEG as a new library for JPEG processing, various performance tuning for its expansive library set, a new async task-graph programming model, interoperability improvements with Vulkan and D3D12, and new developer tools.

  • NVIDIA have released the 410.57 driver as well as a 396.54.06 Vulkan beta driver to help DXVK

    Along with the release of the GeForce RTX 2080 GPU series NVIDIA have put out a new 410.57 driver to support it. Additionally, there's a new Vulkan beta driver which should help DXVK.

  • Help Test Intel+Nvidia Hybrid Graphics GDM3 Fixes In Ubuntu 18.04

    Ubuntu 18.04 shipped with two issues for Intel+Nvidia hybrid graphics users: an increase in power consumption when the discrete GPU is off, and the inability to switch between power profiles with a simple logout (a restart is currently required).

    These issues are caused by changes in logind, Nvidia drivers packaging (which is now more granular), and the migration from LightDM to GDM3, and they were fixed in Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish.

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[Meta] /r/Linux should be focused on Linux news, tech discussions and major community developments, but not ongoing drama.

Reddit - Thu, 2018-09-20 20:33

Can't you see it too..? What's happening to this community is caustic, and reddit's Linux community is on the verge of becoming yet another place for high drama, niche politicized grandstanding, and an ongoing bad-faith argument over a highly manufactured 'culture war' between two polar opposite factions of overly-sensative 'outrage' addicts who seemingly have nothing better to do than to play off eachother's delirium.

Don't get me wrong, Linus changing his ways and taking a little time off was worthwhile news, as was the implementation of a new CoC.

But ever since those original stories broke, there has been a constant and ongoing attempt by people to rehash and re-litigate them, adding nothing new to the discussion and existing only to throw more gasoline onto a bonfire of mere drama that is being engineered to consume the entire discussion. At some point, enough has to be enough.

We simply don't need to hear every individual take on the pros/cons of the CoC in hourly self-serving threads, nor should we be hanging on the every tweet and toot that happens to comment on the drama of the day. People matter, code matters, programs matter, fundraisers matter, new releases matter, discussion and news matter too. But the constant drama, the wave after wave of fact-free sophistic bullshit, and the links to random wikis, youtubers, and twitter twits do not.

Regardless of where you stand on the CoC or Linus' personality developments, I challenge anybody to argue in favor of the never-ending stream of drama posts - you can't: there is no upside.

It's for that exact reason that I want to suggest the migration of drama discussions to a new subreddit /r/linux_drama, where users can freely and openly discuss things like Linus' attitude, the CoC, accusations and arguments, and all other stuff that can only really be classified as "drama" until they are blue in the face. We have a sub for newbies, we have a sub for gaming, we have a sub for memes, we have a sub for asking questions. And now it's time to make a sub for drama, so that this sub can go back to focusing on the news, developments, and discussions that actually matter, before it becomes too late to salvage. It's time to make a rule against never-ending drama posts, and to refer those people to /r/linux_drama, where there are few rules and where discussions of gossip and drama are fair game.

TLDR; Let's return /r/Linux to being a place to read about Linux news, tech discussions and major community developments, and let's have ongoing community drama discussions move over to /r/linux_drama.

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'Stores' and Network Usage Tools for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Thu, 2018-09-20 20:18
  • Alternative Linux-centric App Stores to Google Play for Chrome OS

    The native Linux experience on Chrome OS is relatively new in the form of debian Linux and was limited to the extremely unstable canary and dev channel of the operating system up until recently when it made its debut in the beta channel.

    The container came in the exclusive form of an interaction via the inbuilt terminal after you might have activated the Linux functionality in the settings of your Chrome system. Before its acclaimed popularity, the sub-platform was infamously codenamed Crostini with what is a relatively active subreddit.

  • 16 Useful Bandwidth Monitoring Tools to Analyze Network Usage in Linux

    Are you having problems monitoring your Linux network bandwidth usage? Do you need help? It’s important that you are able to visualize what is happening in your network in order to understand and resolve whatever is causing network slowness or simply to keep an eye on your network.

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Host your own cloud with Raspberry Pi NAS

LinuxToday - Thu, 2018-09-20 20:00

Protect and secure your data with a self-hosted cloud powered by your Raspberry Pi.

Hello GNOME 3.30!

TuxMachines - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:53

GNOME 3.30 "Almeria" has been released at 5 September 2018 as announced in mailing list by Matthias Clasen. This version is a Stable version after 6 month development with GUADEC 2018 conference at Almeria, Spain. It brings improvements in its core apps Files, Games, Boxes, Settings, Builder, and it adds new app called Podcasts. In short, the 3.30 is a very attractive and comfortable desktop to use in mid-high computers with RAM 4GB or more. Also, Builder makes GNOME 3.30 amazingly easy for everyone to contribute back to GNOME Project. I tested GNOME 3.30 on Fedora Rawhide (as per 15 September 2018) as Ubuntu users still need to wait until 18.10 released. Thanks to all GNOME Developers and Contributors for bringing this awesome version. Here's my review. Enjoy!

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BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking OS Now Has More Than 2000 Hacking Tools

LXer - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:51
The BlackArch Linux penetration testing and ethical hacking computer operating system now has more than 2000 tools in its repositories, announced the project's developers recently.

The CoC should include protections of contributors from accusations. Specifically, their outside life is off-limits.

Reddit - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:29

People quoting what people say on their personal time on their personal twitters, etc, is not correct. If some type of anti-social can be proven on official mailing lists to a project, then maybe there is a point. If said bias only exists in their personal life because obviously the person conducts themselves in a professional manner, then there is no issue.

A CoC should not restrain contributors. It should restrain the project and be a contributor bill of rights.

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To unsuspecting admins: Firefox continues to send telemetry to Mozilla even when explicitly disabled.

Reddit - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:15

It has become apparent to us during an internal audit that Firefox browsers continued to send telemetry to Mozilla even when telemetry has been explicitly disabled under the "Privacy & Security" tab in the preference settings. The component in question is called Telemetry coverage.

Furthermore, it seems from 1 that Mozilla purposefully provides no easy opt-out mechanism for users and organizations who don't want to participate in this type of telemetry.

We decided to block Mozilla domains completely and only unblock them when updating the browser and plugins. I wanted to share this with all of you so that you don't get caught off-guard like we have. (It seems that even reputable open-source software can't be trusted these days.)

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Purism Launches First Security Key with Tamper Evident Protection for Laptops

TuxMachines - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:05

Developed in partnership with Nitrokey, a company known for manufacturing open-source USB keys that enable secure encryption and signing of data for laptops, Purism's Librem Key is dedicated to Librem laptop users, allowing them to store up to 4096-bit RSA keys and up to 512-bit ECC keys on the security key, as well as to securely generate new keys directly on the device. Librem Key integrates with the secure boot process of the latest Librem 13 and 15 laptops.

"It’s not feasible or healthy to monitor your computing devices every second - and that's especially the case when you travel," says Kyle Rankin, Chief Security Officer at Purism. "With the Librem Key, we are giving Librem users the keys to completely lock their computer if they're in an unfamiliar network environment in the same way one would want to have the keys to their car if they needed to drive to an unfamiliar neighborhood."

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New SparkyLinux 5.5 "Nibiru" ISOs Released with Latest Debian Buster Updates

TuxMachines - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:02

The new SparkyLinux 5.5 "Nibiru" Rolling images are now synced with the Debian Testing (soon to become Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster") software repositories as of September 17, 2018, which means that they are now shipping the Linux 4.18.6 kernel, the Calamares 3.2.1 installer, as well as the latest GCC 8 system compiler by default aas GCC 7 has been completely removed.

"There are new live/install iso images of SparkyLinux 5.5 “Nibiru” available to download. The live system of MinimalGUI/CLI uses Debian’s Linux kernel 4.18.6 as default. The live system of LXQt, due to a problem with long loading the desktop, features Sparky’s Linux kernel 4.18.8 (32bit pae/64bit amd64) as default; and the Debian’s one as well," reads the release announcement.

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5 ways DevSecOps changes security

LinuxToday - Thu, 2018-09-20 19:00

opensource.com: Security must evolve to keep up with the way today's apps are written and deployed.

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