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Fedora 34 Change To Further Compress Install Media Rejected Due To Install Time Concerns

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 04:05:54 AM
The plans to shrink the Fedora install media by ramping up the compression settings were rejected at last week's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting...

Linux 5.9 Dropping Soft Scrollback Support From FB + VGA Console Code

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 12:46:06 AM
Linus Torvalds has decided to do away with the "soft scrollback" functionality found in the FBCON and VGACON kernel code as a sign of the times...

AMD Shows First Glimpse Of Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Card

Monday 14th of September 2020 09:44:20 PM
Ahead of the RDNA 2 / Navi 2 reveal on October 28, AMD has shown off the first official render of a Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card...

GNOME DMA-BUF Screencasting Now Limited To Intel Drivers Due To Bugs Elsewhere

Monday 14th of September 2020 09:31:13 PM
Prior to tagging Mutter 3.38 for this week's GNOME 3.38 desktop release there was a last-minute change around the DMA-BUF screencasting feature...

"Microsoft Wants To Create A Complete Virtualization Stack With Linux"

Monday 14th of September 2020 07:28:38 PM
Microsoft engineers are sending out new kernel patches in looking to expand the Linux support around the Microsoft Hypervisor (Hyper-V)...

Radeon GPU Profiler 1.8 Released With Redesigned Developer Panel

Monday 14th of September 2020 05:41:40 PM
AMD today released a new version of their Radeon GPU Profiler utility for Linux and Windows systems for profiling games/applications on Radeon graphics hardware under both Linux and Windows...

Mesa 20.3 + Linux 5.9 Is In Great Shape Against AMDVLK, AMDGPU-PRO

Monday 14th of September 2020 02:48:00 PM
The Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" with its ACO back-end by default is now winning nearly across the board against not only AMD's AMDVLK Vulkan driver with LLVM back-end but also AMDGPU-PRO with the proprietary shader compiler back-end.

Linux 5.10 To Bring Some Improvements For Newer Lenovo Laptops

Monday 14th of September 2020 11:09:09 AM
With Lenovo working to expand their Linux line-up and already Fedora being offered on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, more Linux support improvements are on the way...

AMDVLK 2020.Q3.5 Vulkan Driver Released With Several Game Fixes

Monday 14th of September 2020 10:45:10 AM
AMD has kicked off the new week with the release of AMDVLK 2020.Q3.5 as their official open-source Radeon Vulkan driver for Linux systems derived in part from the same sources as their Windows Vulkan driver...

FuryBSD 2020-Q3 Released For This Xfce/KDE FreeBSD Desktop Distribution

Monday 14th of September 2020 10:27:25 AM
FuryBSD 2020-Q3 is out as the newest quarterly feature release to this BSD distribution built atop FreeBSD and focused on providing a pleasant desktop experience and one that can function as a LiveDVD for trying out the desktop BSD without installation...

Qbs 1.17 Released With This Build System Still Alive

Monday 14th of September 2020 10:09:25 AM
Back in late 2018 there was the decision by The Qt Company to deprecate Qbs in favor of CMake. The Qbs build system hasn't been actively worked on by The Qt Company in one year but some community members have been still hacking on it leading to today's Qbs 1.17 release...

Linux 5.9-rc5 Looks Fairly Normal Aside From Wildfires + Performance Regression

Monday 14th of September 2020 12:31:46 AM
Linus Torvalds announced Linux 5.9-rc5 this evening as the newest weekly test release of the forthcoming Linux 5.9 kernel gearing up for a stable release in October...

NVIDIA Announces $40 Billion Deal To Acquire Arm

Sunday 13th of September 2020 11:53:34 PM
The recent rumors panned out and NVIDIA just announced they have reached a definitive deal with SoftBank to acquire Arm...

The Latest On The Linux 5.9 Kernel Regression Stemming From Page Lock Fairness

Sunday 13th of September 2020 08:25:03 PM
Last week we reported on a Linux 5.9 kernel regression following benchmarks from Linux 5.0 to 5.9 and there being a sharp drop with the latest development kernel. That kernel regression was bisected to code introduced by Linus Torvalds at the start of the Linux 5.9 kernel cycle. Unfortunately it's not a trivial problem and one still being analyzed in coming up with a proper solution. So the short story is it's a work-in-progress while this article has some additional insight and benchmarks done over the course of the past few days.

Mark Shuttleworth Now Plans To Restore Ubuntu's Community Council

Sunday 13th of September 2020 07:07:41 PM
Back on Friday there was Mark Shuttleworth's comments following some friction within the Ubuntu community and uncertainty over roles. After thinking about it over the weekend, he has decided to go ahead and work to reinstate the Ubuntu Community Council...

Habana Labs' Gaudi NIC Support Being Worked On For Linux Kernel

Sunday 13th of September 2020 01:41:50 PM
Intel-owned AI startup Habana Labs is working on expanding their "Gaudi" support to now include the NIC network interface found on this AI training accelerator hardware...

Erlang Is Seeing Work On "BeamAsm" - A JIT Compiler Yielding Much Performance Uplift

Sunday 13th of September 2020 11:00:09 AM
Lukas Larsson of Erlang Solutions is proposing "BeamAsm" as a JIT compiler for the Erlang virtual machine...

Xfce 4.16pre1 Released As The First Step Towards This Next Desktop Update

Sunday 13th of September 2020 07:15:38 AM
Following the very delayed Xfce 4.14, the Xfce 4.16 release is progressing with plans for releasing this year. Xfce 4.16pre1 was released at the end of August while it was the release announcement that was delayed for this lightweight desktop environment update...

Phoronix Test Suite 10.0 Milestone 2 Now Available For Testing

Sunday 13th of September 2020 05:01:41 AM
The second development release of the forthcoming Phoronix Test Suite 10.0-Finnsnes is now available for testing...

GNOME 3.38 RC2 Released With Last Minute Changes

Sunday 13th of September 2020 04:06:49 AM
GNOME 3.38 is due for release next week while the second and final release candidate is now available as one last chance for testing...