Top 7 Predictions for Linux and Open Source In 2020

When it comes to prediction for Linux and open source in 2020, there are already a lot to take in to consider that 2020 will be a very eventful year in the open source community. 2020 already looks like a year with so much to offer already, so, I will quickly run through what the predictions are for the year. Here are my top 7 predictions.

Source: LXer – Top 7 Predictions for Linux and Open Source In 2020

Arm Has Many Changes On Tap For Linux 5.6 From Spectre/Meltdown Bits To New RNG

While the Linux 5.5 kernel isn’t even released yet, it’s ideally coming out on Sunday should there not be a one week delay. But in any event Arm’s Will Deacon has already sent in the pull request of the ARM architecture changes for Linux 5.6…

Source: Phoronix – Arm Has Many Changes On Tap For Linux 5.6 From Spectre/Meltdown Bits To New RNG

'Disco Elysium' gets a hardcore mode for fans who want a challenge

Video game developer ZA/UM has launched a Hardcore True Detective mode for its award-winning game Disco Elysium. And it sounds like the perfect reason not to feel bad about replaying the detective RPG instead of starting another previously untouched…

Source: Engadget – ‘Disco Elysium’ gets a hardcore mode for fans who want a challenge

How Will Blockchain Disrupt International Trade

With $1 trillion in international business to come as a result of implementing blockchain, according to the World Economic Forum, there’s no reason not to use it right now. We, for the most part, know what blockchain can do.  When, where, and how are the questions before us when international trade is brought into focus. […]

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Source: TG Daily – How Will Blockchain Disrupt International Trade

Two Decades Late: Mainline Linux Kernel Getting Keyboard / Mouse Driver For SGI Octane

The MIPS-based SGI Octane IRIX workstations were first introduced in the late 90’s while recently there has been a resurgence in the work on getting these vintage PCs running off a mainline Linux kernel…

Source: Phoronix – Two Decades Late: Mainline Linux Kernel Getting Keyboard / Mouse Driver For SGI Octane

'Apex Legends' celebrates its first year with a new melee-focused hero

It’s been almost a year since EA and Respawn shocked gamers by following up the Titanfall games with a new free-to-play battle royale shooter. Now, the team has revealed that for its first anniversary Apex Legends will add a new hero, Forge, and laun…

Source: Engadget – ‘Apex Legends’ celebrates its first year with a new melee-focused hero

Mars Rover Is Frozen In Place Following Software Error

Iwastheone writes: NASA reports that Curiosity has suffered a system failure that left the robot unaware of its position and attitude on the red planet. Until it recovers, Curiosity is frozen in place. Mars is far enough away that we can’t directly control Curiosity in real-time — the rover gets batches of commands and then carries them out. That means it needs to have precise awareness of the state of all its joints, as well as environmental details like the location of nearby obstacles and the slope of the ground. This vital information ensures the rover doesn’t bump anything with its arm or clip large rocks as it rolls along. Curiosity stores all this attitude data in memory, but something went wrong during operations several days ago. As the rover was carrying out its orders, it suddenly lost track of its orientation. The attitude data didn’t add up, so Curiosity froze in place to avoid damaging itself. While the rover is physically stuck in place, it’s still in communication with the team here on Earth. Since everything else is working on the rover, NASA was able to develop a set of instructions that should get the rover moving again. When transmitted, the data will inform Curiosity of its attitude and confirm its current state. This should allow the rover to recover and keep performing its safety checks. However, NASA also hopes to gather data on what caused the issue in the first place. The hope is they can avoid another freeze-up in the future.

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Source: Slashdot – Mars Rover Is Frozen In Place Following Software Error

X99 Gigabyte Gaming Ultra defaulting to 25 watts on PCI-E ports?

I bought a Fusion IO Scale PCI-E 3.2TB SSD for use in my X99 gaming box as a games drive.

I’m learning about these drives, and was doing the install and learned that my PCI-E slot 2 and 4 are…

X99 Gigabyte Gaming Ultra defaulting to 25 watts on PCI-E ports?

Source: [H]ardOCP – X99 Gigabyte Gaming Ultra defaulting to 25 watts on PCI-E ports?

How to install kafka on RHEL 8

Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform. With it’s rich API (Application Programming Interface) set, we can connect mostly anything to Kafka as source of data, and on the other end, we can set up a large number of consumers that will receive the steam of records for processing. Kafka is highly scaleable, and stores the streams of data in a reliable and fault-tolerant way.

Source: LXer – How to install kafka on RHEL 8

Mesa 20.0 Now Defaults To The New Intel Gallium3D Driver For Faster OpenGL

After missing their original target of transitioning to Intel Gallium3D by default for Mesa 19.3 as the preferred OpenGL Linux driver on Intel graphics hardware, this milestone has now been reached for Mesa 20.0!..

Source: Phoronix – Mesa 20.0 Now Defaults To The New Intel Gallium3D Driver For Faster OpenGL