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Updated: 53 min ago Crosses 27 Million Test/Suite Downloads

Sun, 2017-11-19 20:31
Today the Phoronix Test Suite's crossed its 27,000,000th test profile / test suite download!..

Intei Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings

Sun, 2017-11-19 19:05
Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux...

The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far

Sun, 2017-11-19 15:00
We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel...

FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room

Sun, 2017-11-19 14:07
This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM...

The Linux Kernel Is Still Rectifying The Year 2038 Problem

Sun, 2017-11-19 13:28
The Linux kernel is still working to rectify the Year 2038 problem whereby the time values stored as signed 32-bit integers will wrap around...

Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC

Sun, 2017-11-19 13:13
The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project...

Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang

Sun, 2017-11-19 12:57
Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack...

Linux 4.15 Is A Huge Update For Both AMD CPU & Radeon GPU Owners

Sun, 2017-11-19 02:00
Linux 4.15 is shaping up to be a massive kernel release and we are just half-way through its merge window period. But for AMD Linux users especially, the 4.15 kernel release is going to be rocking...

Intel Planning To End Legacy BIOS Support By 2020

Sat, 2017-11-18 23:12
Intel is planning to end "legacy BIOS" support in their new platforms by 2020 in requiring UEFI Class 3 or higher...

Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15

Sat, 2017-11-18 22:28
The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0...

GNU Nano Text Editor Can Now Record & Replay Keystrokes

Sat, 2017-11-18 20:10
GNU Nano 2.9 is now available as the latest feature release of this popular CLI text editor and it's bringing several new capabilities...

Linux 4.14 File-System Benchmarks: Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, XFS

Sat, 2017-11-18 19:00
Our latest Linux file-system benchmarking is looking at the performance of the mainline Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, and XFS file-systems on the Linux 4.14 kernel compared to 4.13 and 4.12.

Darling Is Still Active With A Goal To Run macOS Apps On Linux

Sat, 2017-11-18 17:09
It's been one year and a few days when last researching a status update on "Project Darling" for running macOS/OSX applications on Linux. While the project hasn't been generating too much buzz this year, it still is being developed...

Funtin SFF-8639: U.2 NVMe SSD To PCI-E Card Adapter

Sat, 2017-11-18 15:03
With our review this week of the Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB U.2 SSD there was a discussion in the forums about using U.2 SSDs in desktop systems, etc. If your system doesn't have a U.2 slot, an adapter like the Funtin SFF-8639 makes it easy to pop the SSD into a PCI-E x4 slot...

KVM & Xen Don't Change Much With Linux 4.15

Sat, 2017-11-18 14:28
There are a ton of exciting improvements building up in Linux 4.15, but not too much on the virtualization front...

Facebook Releases HHVM 3.23 With OpenSSL 1.1 Support, Experimental Bytecode Emitter

Sat, 2017-11-18 13:18
HHVM 3.23 has been released as their high performance virtual machine for powering their Hack programming language and current PHP support...

Freedreno Gallium3D Supports A Fair Amount Of OpenGL 4.x

Sat, 2017-11-18 13:05
The Freedreno Gallium3D driver that provides reverse-engineered OpenGL support for Qualcomm Adreno graphics processors is able to handle quite a bit of OpenGL 4...

Linux 4.16 Will Be Another Big Cycle For Intel's DRM Driver

Sat, 2017-11-18 12:46
We are just through week one of two for the Linux 4.15 merge window followed by eight or so weeks after that before this next kernel is officially released. But Intel's open-source driver developers have already begun building up a growing stack of changes for Linux 4.16 when it comes to their DRM graphics driver...

AMDGPU DC Code Lands For Linux 4.15 Kernel

Sat, 2017-11-18 01:32
Linus Torvalds has accepted the AMDGPU DC display code pull request for the Linux 4.15 kernel. AMD Linux users can now rejoice!..

Radeon VCN Encode Support Lands In Mesa 17.4 Git

Fri, 2017-11-17 22:30
It's an exciting day for open-source Radeon Linux users today as besides the AMDGPU DC pull request (albeit still unmerged as of writing), Radeon VCN encoding support has landed in Mesa Git...