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Raspberry Pi 3's BCM2837 SoC Now Supported By Mainline Linux 4.8

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 12:00:00 AM
ARM platform enablement continues in Linux 4.8 with several new targets being supported by the mainline Linux kernel. The most notable ARM Linux 4.8 addition is support for the Broadcom SoC used by the Raspberry Pi 3...

OrangeFS Picks Up Kernel-Side Caching

Monday 1st of August 2016 10:50:04 PM
Introduced in the Linux 4.6 kernel was the OrangeFS file-system while for the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel it's picking up a new feature...

NVIDIA 367.27 vs. 367.35 Linux Driver Benchmarks With GTX 1060/1070/1080

Monday 1st of August 2016 08:11:25 PM
Released two weeks ago was the NVIDIA 367.35 Linux driver as the latest stable binary driver for NVIDIA hardware. Here are some performance tests to see if it upped the NVIDIA Pascal Linux performance at all...

So Far Ubuntu Phone Hasn't Tempted Me, But Would Highly Consider A Tizen Device

Monday 1st of August 2016 07:58:47 PM
With writing this weekend about switching to an S7 Edge powered by Android as my primary smartphone, it generated a flurry of comments in the forums and elsewhere with people wanting to share their two cents. A surprising number of people have contacted me to ask why I didn't buy an Ubuntu Phone or to try to fault me for not buying an Ubuntu Phone...

Networking Updates For Linux 4.8, QCA9888 Added To ath10k

Monday 1st of August 2016 03:45:39 PM
David Miller submitted the networking subsystem updates last week for the Linux 4.8 kernel...

OpenSSH 7.3 Released, Adds ProxyJump & IdentityAgent Options

Monday 1st of August 2016 02:22:03 PM
OpenSSH 7.3 was released today by the OpenBSD camp with some security fixes while also providing a few new options and other features...

The Features So Far To The Linux 4.8 Kernel: ACPI LPI, Security, Btrfs ENOSPC, HDMI CEC

Monday 1st of August 2016 12:16:15 PM
We've now started the back-half of the two week merge window for the Linux 4.8 kernel. Here's a recap of all the pull requests I covered during the first week of this yet another exciting kernel cycle...

Kodi 17 Alpha 3 Released With New Skins, Improved Music Library & PVR

Monday 1st of August 2016 11:55:44 AM
The third alpha release of Kodi 17 "Krypton" is now available and it has continued landing new/improved functionality...

P-State Algorithm Change, Schedutil IOWait Boosting

Monday 1st of August 2016 06:44:09 AM
While still in early form and won't be merged for this next kernel cycle (v4.8), a series of patches were published on Sunday to improve CPU frequency selection under Linux, including an algorithm change for the Intel P-State scaling driver...

Flatpak 0.6.8 Adds No-Desktop Mode

Monday 1st of August 2016 04:00:22 AM
Flatpak 0.6.8 was released this weekend as the newest feature release of this GNOME sandboxing tech formerly known as XDG-App...

Linux Graphics, RX 480 & Other July Excitement; Did You Notice Something Different?

Monday 1st of August 2016 01:11:04 AM
As usual, there was a lot of exciting Linux graphics news and benchmarks done, Linux gaming advancements, and other prominent open-source news covered on Phoronix...

GNOME Maps Should Now Work Again, Switches From Mapquest To Mapbox

Sunday 31st of July 2016 09:19:37 PM
The GNOME Maps program has seen update in the GNOME 3.14/3.16/3.18/3.20/3.21 series with new releases to change its tiling provider so that the mapping program will work once again...

Ubuntu Moves Closer With Session Startup On Systemd

Sunday 31st of July 2016 05:50:00 PM
With Ubuntu 16.10 developers are finally finishing their migration to systemd by switching over the starting of graphical desktop sessions from Upstart to systemd...

Finally Switching To An Android S7 Edge From An iPhone

Sunday 31st of July 2016 04:24:30 PM
For a variety of factors, I've long used an Apple iPhone but two weeks ago switched to using a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge; finally running Android on my main mobile device!..

Ubuntu Plans For Consolidated Network Configuration

Sunday 31st of July 2016 04:08:10 PM
For Ubuntu 16.10, Canonical is planning to make use of a new project to unify and clean-up network configuration across Ubuntu projects from the desktop/server/cloud versions to MaaS and other forms...

Btrfs ENOSPC Rework Lands For Linux 4.8, Boosts Throughput & Lowers Latency

Sunday 31st of July 2016 02:56:19 PM
The Btrfs "enospc-rework" that's been in development for several months by Facebook's Josef Bacik is landing with the Linux 4.8 kernel...

NFS Client Sees Some Performance Improvements With Linux 4.8

Sunday 31st of July 2016 02:44:17 PM
The NFS client updates for the Linux 4.8 kernel feature a few prominent additions...

AMD Releases Updated Catalyst Pro / FirePro Unified Driver For Linux

Sunday 31st of July 2016 12:36:23 PM
It looks like that AMD is going to continue maintaining their Catalyst-based Linux driver until the new AMDGPU-PRO driver architecture is up to scratch. That is, support for FirePro workstation users at least caring about stable support on Enterprise Linux distribution. A new Catalyst Pro / FirePro Unified driver for Linux was released this week...

The Linux Kernel Continues Prepping For POWER9 Support

Sunday 31st of July 2016 12:21:43 PM
IBM continues prepping the Linux kernel for supporting the upcoming POWER9 processors...

New ASoC Sound Drivers & More For Linux 4.8

Sunday 31st of July 2016 12:13:51 PM
Takashi Iwai's "sound" updates have been pulled in for the Linux 4.8 kernel...

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