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Nouveau NV50 Gets Patches To Help Dolphin Emulator By As Much As ~50%

Thu, 2018-06-14 02:37
If you are still using the Nouveau NV50 Gallium3D driver (pre-Fermi), you really should think about upgrading your GPU to something that is much faster and also much more power efficient, but if you plan on sticking it out with the aging NV50 there is now the possibility of having much better performance with the Dolphin emulator...

CVE-2018-3665: Lazy State Save/Restore As The Latest CPU Speculative Execution Issue

Wed, 2018-06-13 23:18
The latest speculative execution vulnerability affecting modern CPUs has now been made public: Lazy State Save/Restore, a.k.a. CVE-2018-3665...

KVM Changes For Linux 4.18 Bring Many Microsoft Hyper-V Additions, x86 Bug Fixes

Wed, 2018-06-13 22:15
KVM maintainer for the Linux kernel, Paolo Bonzini, on Tuesday submitted the feature updates for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine in Linux 4.18...

Librem 5 Continues Working On Its Wayland Software Stack, Testing Vibration Motors, Chargers

Wed, 2018-06-13 20:57
Purism has published their latest progress report on the Librem 5 privacy-minded Linux-powered smartphone that they still hope to begin shipping next January...

Mesa 18.0.5 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 18.04 While 18.1.1 Going Into X-Updates

Wed, 2018-06-13 19:24
When Ubuntu 18.04 LTS shipped in April, it shipped with a near-final release candidate of Mesa 18.0. Coming down the pipe now to "Bionic Beaver" desktop users is Mesa 18.0.5...

Python 3.7 Release Candidate Arrives, Final Expected At The End Of June

Wed, 2018-06-13 18:35
Python 3.7.0 RC1 is available today as the last step prior to issuing this next feature release of Python 3 at month's end...

Qt 6.0 Might Be Coming After Qt 5.14, Could Depend Upon C++17

Wed, 2018-06-13 16:46
Since last year there has been more talk and early planning around the eventual Qt 6.0 milestone. It's looking now like Qt 6.0 might happen after Qt 5.14, or likely in 2020...

Intel Skylake Xeon Systems Get HWP Iowait Boosting With P-State On Linux 4.18

Wed, 2018-06-13 16:23
Intel Skylake Xeon Scalable servers may see greater performance when upgrading to the in-development Linux 4.18 kernel...

FreeBSD Lands Support For pNFS

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:34
For FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT in development there is now kernel support for pNFS while the user-space components are landing soon for this Parallel NFS support...

Qt For Python 5.11 Released As The First Official Build

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:04
The past few months The Qt Company has been overhauled PySide2 as Qt For Python, a big improvement to the Python bindings to the Qt tool-kit. Out today is Qt For Python 5.11 as the first official release under the new branding...

Intel Developers Working On HDCP Content Protection Protocol For Wayland

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:48
With Intel's DRM kernel driver now supporting HDCP for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection with work done by Intel and Google developers, there is now work underway for allowing HDCP to work in a Wayland-based environment...

Wayland's Weston 5.0 Moved Up To An August Release

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:06
Following the recent discussions of moving Wayland's Weston compositor to a 4-month release schedule and possibly doing away with time-based Wayland releases itself, Weston 5.0 will now be coming out in August...

DM Writecache Target Merged For Linux 4.18, Helping Databases & More

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:49
There is at least one interesting feature with the just-merged Device Mapper (DM) changes for the Linux 4.18 kernel...

Wine-Staging 3.10 Adds Better Tablet/Stylus Support, Runtime Vulkan Library Detection

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:26
Built off the Wine 3.10 bi-weekly development release from earlier this week, Wine-Staging 3.10 is now available as the more experimental version of Wine that carries over 900 patches atop the upstream code-base...

VFIO Adds Sample Mediated Device Display Drivers

Wed, 2018-06-13 10:16
The VFIO framework that allows exposing direct device access to user-space in a secure, IOMMU-protected fashion is gaining some new sample drivers in Linux 4.18...

More XFS Fixes Readied For Linux 4.18

Wed, 2018-06-13 06:07
Last week was the main XFS file-system pull request for Linux 4.18 while submitted on Tuesday was a secondary batch of updates targeted for this next kernel version...

MIPS Changes Pulled Into The Linux 4.18 Kernel, Not Any NanoMIPS Or Intel GRX500

Wed, 2018-06-13 01:24
The MIPS architecture updates have been submitted for the Linux 4.18 kernel merge window...

Intel Confirms Their Discrete GPU Plans For 2020

Tue, 2018-06-12 21:45
We've been expecting Intel to get back into the discrete GPU game especially after Raja Koduri joined the company last year while today Intel tweeted they will be delivering their dGPU in 2020...

Samsung 970 EVO NVMe SSD Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

Tue, 2018-06-12 21:28
Last month Samsung introduced the 970 Series solid-state drives with the mainstream 970 EVO models and 970 PRO models for professionals/enthusiasts. The 970 Series moves to a 64-layer flash and uses a five-core Phoenix controller. For those curious about the Samsung 970 EVO performance under Linux, I have carried out some quick benchmarks to show off its potential under Ubuntu.

Linux 4.17.1 Kernel Released

Tue, 2018-06-12 19:03
For those that prefer waiting until the first point release of a new kernel series before upgrading, Linux 4.17.1 is out today...