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DragonFlyBSD Continues Squeezing More Performance Out Of AMD's Threadripper 2990WX

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:04
DragonFlyBSD 5.4 should be a really great release if you are a BSD user and have an AMD Threadripper 2 box, particularly the flagship Threadripper 2990WX 32-core / 64-thread processor.

Coreboot's Flashrom Working On Radeon GPU Flashing Support

Wed, 2018-10-17 13:02
Former RadeonHD driver developer Luc Verhaegen is back at the AMD Radeon GPU reverse-engineering game. He's now pursuing Radeon firmware flashing with the Coreboot Flashrom utility...

GNOME Developers Are Looking At Sprucing Up Pango

Wed, 2018-10-17 11:22
GNOME developers want to make sure they have a competitive text rendering stack with other platforms and as such are looking to make some modernization improvements to Pango...

GCC 9 Feature Development Is Ending Next Month

Wed, 2018-10-17 11:10
There is just three weeks left for GNU toolchain developers to finish landing new feature material in GCC 9.0 ahead of next year's GCC 9.1 stable release...

Raptor Computing Systems Is Working On Bringing Up Chrome's POWER Support

Wed, 2018-10-17 10:57
With Raptor Computing Systems' Talos II Lite and especially the forthcoming Blackbird positioning the POWER architecture in a prime spot for use by libre Linux users who want a system that's open-source down to the firmware, they've been trying to make sure the Linux desktop stack is in order. The latest area they've been working on is browser coverage...

LLVM Still Proceeding With Their Code Relicensing

Wed, 2018-10-17 06:00
It's been three years since the original draft proposal for relicensing the LLVM compiler code was sent out and while there hasn't been a lot to report on recently about the effort, they are making progress and proceeding...

Updated Proton 3.16 Beta For Steam Play Has DXVK 0.90, D3D11 Fixes

Wed, 2018-10-17 03:03
Valve in cooperation with CodeWeavers and other developers continues making rapid progress on Steam Play and their "Proton" downstream flavor of Wine...

Chrome 70 Now Officially Available With AV1 Video Decode, Opus In MP4 & Much More

Wed, 2018-10-17 02:52
Google's Chrome/Chromium 70 web-browser made it out today for Linux users as well as all other key supported platforms...

Google Engineer Proposes KUnit As New Linux Kernel Unit Testing Framework

Wed, 2018-10-17 02:22
Google engineer Brendan Higgins sent out an experimental set of 31 patches today introducing KUnit as a new Linux kernel unit testing framework to help preserve and improve the quality of the kernel's code...

Ubuntu Server Is Making It Easier To Deploy Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates

Wed, 2018-10-17 00:34
The Ubuntu Server developers are looking to make it easier to deploy free SSL/TLS certificates from Let's Encrypt...

Elementary OS 5.0 "Juno" Released For A Pleasant Linux Desktop Experience

Tue, 2018-10-16 21:24
Just ahead of Ubuntu 18.10, Solus 4, and Fedora 29 among other forthcoming Linux distribution releases, Elementary OS 5 "Juno" has been released for a polished desktop experience that aims to compete with macOS and Windows for desktop usability...

The Next Linux Kernel Will Bring More Drivers Converted To Use BLK-MQ I/O

Tue, 2018-10-16 21:07
More Linux storage drivers have been converted to the "blk-mq" interfaces for the multi-queue block I/O queuing mechanism for the 4.20~5.0 kernel cycle...

NVIDIA 410.66 Linux Driver Released With RTX 2070 Support, Vulkan Ray-Tracing, Etc

Tue, 2018-10-16 18:01
NVIDIA has released the 410.66 Linux graphics driver today as their first stable release in the 410 series and comes with support for the new GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card...

AMD Dual EPYC 7601 Benchmarks - 9-Way AMD EPYC / Intel Xeon Tests On Ubuntu 18.10 Server

Tue, 2018-10-16 17:22
Arriving earlier this month was a Dell PowerEdge R7425 server at Phoronix that was equipped with two AMD EPYC 7601 processors, 512GB of RAM, and 20 Samsung 860 EVO SSDs to make for a very interesting test platform and our first that is based on a dual EPYC design with our many other EPYC Linux benchmarks to date being 1P. Here is a look at the full performance capabilities of this 64-core / 128-thread server compared to a variety of other AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon processors while also doubling as an initial look at the performance of these server CPUs on Ubuntu 18.10.

CodeWeavers CrossOver Linux 18 Released With DXVK/VKD3D Support

Tue, 2018-10-16 17:07
While CodeWeavers' developers have been busy with improvements to Wine and Valve's downstream "Proton" for allowing a great Windows-on-Linux gaming experience, they haven't parted ways with their core business and today they announced the availability of CrossOver 18...

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Linux Benchmarks Will Be Coming

Tue, 2018-10-16 15:00
NVIDIA's embargo for reviews on the GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards has now expired ahead of the expected retail availability on Wednesday...

Linux's LoRa Is Ready To Deliver Long-Range, Low-Power Wireless

Tue, 2018-10-16 13:48
Adding to the long list of new features for what will be Linux 4.20 or likely renamed to Linux 5.0 per Linus Torvald's numbering preferences is a new wireless networking subsystem within the kernel's networking code... Meet LoRa...

The Biggest Features Of Linux 4.19: Intel/AMD, CoC, 802.11ax, EROFS, GPS & GASKET

Tue, 2018-10-16 13:27
With the Linux 4.19 kernel set to be released next weekend, here's a recap of the most prominent features to be found in this next kernel release...

Qt 5.12 Beta 2 Brings Many Fixes

Tue, 2018-10-16 12:57
Just two weeks after the Qt 5.12 beta release, a second beta is now available for testing of this forthcoming tool-kit update...

The Expected Feature We Didn't See Yet For Ubuntu 18.10

Tue, 2018-10-16 11:15
While Ubuntu 18.10 is set to roll out this week with its new theme and an assortment of package updates and other enhancements, there is one feature Canonical previously talked about for the Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" cycle that we have yet to see made public...