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Linux Sees Fix For "Critical" Scheduler Bug Introduced A Few Months Ago

Saturday 9th of November 2019 04:04:11 PM
Coming out Friday night was a series to address a "critical" scheduler issue with the Linux kernel...

AMD Volleys Another Batch Of Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 5.5

Saturday 9th of November 2019 02:41:14 PM
While the Linux 5.4 cycle is quickly winding down and with DRM-Next's cut-off crossing, AMD has sent in a last minute batch of changes it's targeting for the upcoming Linux 5.5 merge window...

HMEM Device Driver Coming For Linux 5.5

Saturday 9th of November 2019 02:18:37 PM
Intel's HMEM DAX driver is being added to Linux 5.5 for use-cases like their Optane DC Persistent Memory...

Rav1e 0.1 Marks This Rust-Written AV1 Encoder's First Official Release

Saturday 9th of November 2019 12:59:36 PM
Rav1e has been in development for more than one year now as the "safest and fastest AV1 encoder" thanks to being written in Rust while now their first official release is available...

Radeon Software For Linux Updated With Radeon RX 5500 Series Support

Saturday 9th of November 2019 05:08:29 AM
Radeon Software for Linux 19.30 has been the driver release branch since July for the AMD Linux packaged driver stack. That 19.30 driver was introduced with the AMD Radeon RX 5700 "Navi" support while now a slightly updated stack was released...

Valve's Proton 4.11-8 Begins Bundling VKD3D, Improves Rockstar Launcher Support

Saturday 9th of November 2019 03:00:58 AM
Valve earlier today pushed out Proton 4.11-8 as the newest update to their Wine-based software powering Steam Play for handling Windows games on Linux...

NVIDIA 390.132 Linux Driver Released For Legacy Fermi Support

Friday 8th of November 2019 07:41:41 PM
Not nearly as exciting as the recent NVIDIA 440 Linux driver series going stable but for those with older Fermi graphics cards and wanting to use the latest NVIDIA binary driver experience, their 390 series legacy driver series has been updated...

AMDVLK 2019.Q4.2 Brings Several More Extensions, Game Tuning

Friday 8th of November 2019 12:49:19 PM
AMDVLK 2019.Q4.2 is out today as AMD's second open-source Radeon Vulkan Linux driver update for the fourth quarter...

Project Trident Offers Initial Images Of Itself Reborn As A Void-Based Linux Distro

Friday 8th of November 2019 12:33:07 PM
Project Trident made some waves last month when this lesser-known BSD distribution derived from TrueOS/FreeBSD decided to switch to becoming a Linux distribution that they decided would be based upon Void Linux. Now the very preliminary alpha images of Project Trident as a Linux operating system are available for testing...

QEMU 4.2 Cycle Kicks Off With Inaugural Release Candidate

Friday 8th of November 2019 09:24:02 AM
The initial release candidate for the upcoming QEMU 4.2 is now available as a sizable update to this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack...

The FreeBSD Migration To OpenZFS Is Still Looking To Be A Great Change

Friday 8th of November 2019 06:05:55 AM
Last year it was decided that FreeBSD's ZFS code would be re-based on OpenZFS (ZFS On Linux) code for ultimately better support and functionality as well as largely unifying the open-source ZFS ecosystem. While still transitioning towards the OpenZFS code-base, for FreeBSD it's still looking to be a positive move and one that will pay off for all parties involved...

Fedora Stakeholders Debate Statically Linking Python For Better Performance

Friday 8th of November 2019 05:00:00 AM
A surprisingly controversial proposal for Fedora 32 is to shift from dynamically linking Python 3 with the libpython3.X.so library to static linking. The change can yield double digit percentage improvements to Python scripts but at the cost of larger on-disk space...

The OGRE Open-Source 3D Graphics Engine Is Working On Vulkan Support

Friday 8th of November 2019 02:52:14 AM
The OGRE open-source 3D graphics engine that is used by many games as well as different simulation / educational / interactive / visualization software is working on enabling Vulkan API support...

Free Software Foundation Certifies Talos II With Respecting Your Freedom

Thursday 7th of November 2019 10:45:41 PM
The Free Software Foundation's "Respect Your Freedom" program has tended to mostly endorse products like old motherboards re-flashed with Coreboot/Libreboot along with dated networking products and obscure products like USB microphones and USB to parallel printer port cables. But today comes the Free Software Foundation's most prominent RYF endorsement...

Rust 1.39 Released With Async-Await Support, Attributes On Function Parameters

Thursday 7th of November 2019 10:16:42 PM
Rust 1.39 is out today as the latest stable update for this popular programming language...

AMD Details 3rd Gen Threadripper, Ryzen 9 3950X + Their New $49 USD CPU

Thursday 7th of November 2019 02:00:00 PM
While the processors are not shipping until later this month, AMD is today making known their next batch of CPUs being released...

OpenIndiana Hipster 2019.10 Released For Advancing Open-Source Solaris

Thursday 7th of November 2019 01:24:13 PM
Approaching ten years old, OpenIndiana is still kicking as one of the few platforms derived from the former OpenSolaris (now "Illumos") code-base as a Linux/BSD alternative...

GNU Binutils Adds Bits For AMD Zen 2's RDPRU + MCOMMIT Instructions

Thursday 7th of November 2019 01:15:33 PM
GNU Binutils with its "Gas" assembler has now added the rest of the instructions supported by the AMD Zen 2 microarchitecture that previously were unsupported by this piece of the GNU toolchain...

Sailfish OS 3.2 Released With Better Hardware Adaptation Support

Thursday 7th of November 2019 09:23:27 AM
Jolla has outed Sailfish OS "Torronsuo" or more easily known as the version 3.2 update for this mobile Linux-based largely proprietary operating system...

Mesa 19.3-RC2 Released With Fixes To RADV Vulkan, Intel Driver Fixes

Thursday 7th of November 2019 06:14:29 AM
The second weekly release candidate to Mesa 19.3 is now available for testing ahead of the official release in the weeks ahead...