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Linux 5.10 FUSE To Allow Faster Performance With VirtIO-FS

Monday 19th of October 2020 08:05:38 PM
The FUSE implementation for supporting file-systems in user-space is seeing important kernel work merged for Linux 5.10...

Git 2.29 Released With Experimental Support For Using More Secure SHA-256

Monday 19th of October 2020 06:36:23 PM
Git 2.29 is now available with experimental support for using SHA-256 to increase security of code repositories over the possibility of intentional SHA-1 collisions with the current indices...

Open-Source RADV Vulkan Driver Is Seeing Work To Allow Building It On Windows

Monday 19th of October 2020 05:34:51 PM
An independent party has slowly begun merging patches into mainline Mesa for allowing the open-source Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" to build on Microsoft Windows...

Further Exploring The Intel Tiger Lake Core i7-1165G7 Performance On Ubuntu Linux

Monday 19th of October 2020 02:17:00 PM
Last week I published initial benchmarks of the Intel Core i7 1165G7 "Tiger Lake" performance on Linux with the Dell XPS 13 9310 Developer Edition laptop. Of most surprise from those preliminary Linux figures were finding that for some single-threaded workloads the performance was actually worse than the previous generation Ice Lake. Since then I've been running more tests around the clock with some interesting discoveries to note today. It is possible to enhance the single-threaded performance so it's performing better than Ice Lake as would be expected, but comes with lowering the multi-threaded performance compared to the results shared last week.

Vulkan 1.2.158 Released With Fragment Shading Rate Extension

Monday 19th of October 2020 11:33:23 AM
Vulkan 1.2.158 was released this morning with two notable extensions introduced...

Linux 5.9-ck1 Released With Updated MuQSS

Monday 19th of October 2020 10:41:55 AM
Independent Linux kernel developer Con Kolivas (and retired anaesthetist) is back on track with a new update to his "CK" patch-set and the MuQSS scheduler...

GCC's Ada Frontend Seeing More Work On NVIDIA CUDA Support

Monday 19th of October 2020 10:26:59 AM
Should you want to use the Ada programming language for GPU programming, the GCC compiler has been working on CUDA support within its front-end for this safety and security minded language...

Char/Misc With Linux 5.10 Brings Nitro Enclaves, Alder Lake, More Code For Gaudi

Monday 19th of October 2020 07:38:18 AM
The "char/misc" area within the Linux kernel continues to have a bit of everything as the "catch all" pull request of the kernel not fitting into other existing subsystems...

Linux 5.10 Continues Bringing Up Support For Intel's Rocket Lake

Monday 19th of October 2020 04:30:00 AM
Building off Linux 5.9 that featured initial support for Gen12 graphics on next year's Rocket Lake desktop platform along with other early enablement for Rocket Lake like RAPL support and other PCI ID additions, that work has continued for the Linux 5.10 cycle...

AMD Sends Out Patches Adding "Znver3" Support To GNU Binutils With New Instructions

Monday 19th of October 2020 04:04:05 AM
One of AMD's compiler experts this week sent out a patch wiring up Zen 3 support in the important GNU Binutils collection for Linux systems...

OpenBSD Marks 25th Anniversary By Releasing OpenBSD 6.8 With POWER 64-Bit Support

Sunday 18th of October 2020 04:35:23 PM
It was in October 1995 that Theo de Raadt began the OpenBSD project as a fork of NetBSD 1.0 following his resignation from the NetBSD core development team. Now twenty-five years later OpenBSD 6.8 has been released for marking the 25th anniversary of this popular BSD distribution...

Linux 5.10 Staging Area Has The Usual Smorgasbord Of Changes

Sunday 18th of October 2020 02:12:54 PM
The Linux 5.10 kernel "staging" changes have the usual assortment of changes throughout this area where premature kernel code goes prior to proving itself and meeting kernel coding quality standards...

Linux 5.10 Continues Maturing The USB4 Support

Sunday 18th of October 2020 12:24:00 PM
Earlier this year Linux 5.6 brought initial USB4 support by leveraging Intel's existing Thunderbolt kernel support for which the updated USB specification is based. Succeeding kernels have continued maturing this USB4 implementation and that has continued with Linux 5.10...

Linux 5.10 To Play Nicely With The Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard

Sunday 18th of October 2020 08:20:00 AM
The Matias Wireless Aluminum Keyboard is an Apple-esque keyboard that will be working nicely on Linux 5.10 when it comes to its extra functionality...

Linux 5.9.1 + 6 Other Stable Kernels Out For Addressing "Bleeding Tooth" Vulnerability

Sunday 18th of October 2020 04:45:00 AM
One week past the Linux 5.9 official debut, Linux 5.9.1 is now available. Making this initial point release a bit more noteworthy is including the fixes for the "Bleeding Tooth" Bluetooth vulnerability made public this week...

New NTFS Linux Driver Spun A Ninth Time, Still Under Review

Sunday 18th of October 2020 04:03:41 AM
Back in August was the surprise that Paragon Software is looking to mainline their NTFS read-write driver in the mainline Linux kernel after years of offering it as a commercial driver for those needing reliable support for this Microsoft file-system on Linux. Two months later they are now up to their ninth revision of this driver in their pursuit of mainline inclusion...

Ingenic X2000/X2000E MIPS IoT Processor Supported By Linux 5.10

Sunday 18th of October 2020 12:28:30 AM
The Linux 5.10 kernel is bringing support for new MIPS-based Ingenic SoCs...

OpenBLAS 0.3.11 Brings Many Changes From Zen 3 To POWER10 Support

Saturday 17th of October 2020 10:20:40 PM
OpenBLAS 0.3.11 is out as the newest major feature release for this BLAS linear algebra library. While the version number may not make it seem like a big update, it is especially when it comes to new CPU support...

NVIDIA Doesn't Expect To Have Linux 5.9 Driver Support For Another Month

Saturday 17th of October 2020 06:39:52 PM
While NVIDIA is usually quite timely in supporting new versions of the Linux kernel and aim to have out a driver by the end of the release candidates for new series, in the case of the recently minted Linux 5.9 kernel it's taking a lot longer...

More KDE Wayland Fixes Heading Into Plasma 5.20.1

Saturday 17th of October 2020 02:52:12 PM
This week marked the release of Plasma 5.20 while KDE developers continue working towards not only Plasma 5.21 as the next desktop feature release but also providing fixes for next month's Plasma 5.20.1 release and the growing collection of KDE applications...

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    We’ve got a stacked episode this week, so coming up on This Week in Linux, we’re going to start things off with the latest release of Ubuntu 20.10 and the Ubuntu 20.10 Flavour releases. Then we’re going to jump into the ridiculous realm with a new product from System76 called the Thelio Mega. There’s been some big news in the Printing world of Linux related to CUPS. NVIDIA has announced that support for Linux 5.9 is not ready yet so we’ll talk about what that means and whether or not it will affect you. Later in the show we’re going to cover some more Distro News from Trisquel with their 9.0 release and SystemRescue 7.0 is another recovery distro to check out. Then we’ll round out the show with an update to the best web browser on the planet, with release of Firefox 82. All that and much more comming up right now on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

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  • How to Create Bootable USB Linux Media with usbimager - YouTube

    Now that Etcher seems a bit "shady", I've decided to recommend a different tool to create bootable Linux installation media: usbimager!

  • How To Install Steam on CentOS 8 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Steam on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Steam is a digital distribution platform for video games. As Amazon Kindle is a digital distribution platform for e-Books, iTunes for music, similarly Steam is for games. It provides you with the option to buy and install games, plays multiplayer, and stays in touch with other games via social networking on its platform. The games are protected with DRM. Recently, over 4500 games are available through Steam, and 125 million active users are registered with the Steam platform. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Steam on a CentOS 8.

  • pkgstats version 3: lookup package statistics from your terminal – Pierre Schmitz

    pkgstats is a tool that gathers and analyses installed packages of Arch Linux users. It started as a small shell script back in 2008 and helps us among other things to determine en-Source Intel Compute Stack packages are no longer used but also which packages from the AUR are popular candidates. Previously I rewrote the server part and added historical statistics per package and the ability to compare the popularity of several packages over time. It also introduced a public API which is now used by the pkgstats client.

Kodi 18.9 Released with HTTP Access Workaround [PPA]

Kodi media center released one more update for the 18.x “Leia” a day ago, with a quick workaround to the third-party HTTP2 and SSL changes that impacted internet access from Kodi by scrapers, streaming addons, etc. Read more

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A lot happened this week in the Linux world as a whole. Microsoft Edge browser is released for Linux, Ubuntu 20.10 released with associated flavours and a bunch of application updates as well. Read the stories below. Read more