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Steam Survey Data For April 2019 Shows Only Minor Change In Linux Use

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 09:54:45 AM
While Steam Play continues getting in better shape for running more interesting Windows games on Linux, there hasn't yet been a compelling enough reason for Windows gamers to switch over to Linux and that is reflected in the latest monthly Steam numbers...

Realtek Contributes New "RTW88" 802.11ac WiFi Driver To The Linux Kernel

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 07:04:16 AM
Newer Realtek WiFi chipsets are about to see better hardware support under Linux thanks to Realtek contributing the new "RTW88" driver to the mainline Linux 5.2 kernel...

Intel & AMD Send Out New Patches For Linux Cgroup Support For GPUs

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 04:09:10 AM
Separate patch series sent out on Wednesday by Intel and AMD Linux developers are continuing work on prepping cgroup infrastructure support around graphics processors...

Librem One Affected By Nasty Security Bug On Launch Day, Acknowledges Rebranded Apps

Thursday 2nd of May 2019 12:00:00 AM
Yesterday Purism launched the Librem One suite of services that initially consists of a privacy-minded, but even with priding themselves on security, there ended up being a nasty launch-day security issue uncovered. The fact that their offered software was quietly re-branded open-source software also rubbed some users the wrong way...

Oracle Linux 8 Beta Released - Based On RHEL 8

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 11:21:38 PM
While next week we may see the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 (RHEL8) or at least learn a release date during Red Hat Summit 2019 Boston, the Oracle folks today released their first public beta of Oracle Linux 8...

Dell Launches Linux-Loaded Precision 3540 Laptop Starting At ~$700 USD

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 07:05:32 PM
While the new Dell XPS 9380 Developer Edition is a beauty and offers very capable performance, if the price is too much, Dell has launched their "budget" Mobile Precision laptops now with Ubuntu Linux options...

Wio: Plan 9's Rio Windowing System Re-Implemented As A Wayland Compositor

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 06:44:55 PM
Wio is the newest Wayland compositor out there and re-implements Rio, the windowing system used by Bell Labs' Plan 9 operating system...

Blender Developers Find Old Linux Drivers Are Better Maintained Than Windows

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 05:31:33 PM
To not a lot of surprise compared to the world of proprietary graphics drivers on Windows where once the support is retired the driver releases stop, old open-source Linux OpenGL drivers are found to be better maintained...

Haiku Continues Progress With Its New NVMe Driver, BIOS/UEFI Fixes & More

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 03:57:22 PM
The Haiku operating system that continues to be the open-source project living on in the traditions of BeOS is continuing to advance its modern hardware support and application compatibility...

LG's 4K FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync Display For Just $219 USD

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 01:30:00 PM
Now that the Radeon FreeSync support is in good standing with Linux 5.0+ and Mesa 19.0+ (or Mesa 19.1+ for RADV Vulkan support) as well as NVIDIA offering G-SYNC Compatible Linux support, if you have been desiring a FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync display but are on a limited budget, LG has an interesting 24-inch contender... A 4K FreeSync-supported display for just $219 USD?!?

Gallium Nine Improvements Squeeze Into Mesa 19.1 For Better Direct3D 9 Wine Gaming

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 12:04:26 PM
Landing in time for the imminent Mesa 19.1 branching and feature freeze is a set of Gallium "Nine" improvements for improving the Direct3D 9 support for Wine/Proton Windows gaming on Linux...

Softpipe Improvements Land In Mesa 19.1 Allowing For More OpenGL 4.x Bits

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 11:29:30 AM
Softpipe, the Gallium-based software rasterizer fallback for Mesa (not to be confused with the faster LLVMpipe), has seen some OpenGL 4.x support additions land for the upcoming Mesa 19.1...

The LLVM Fortran Performance Is Beating Out GCC But Losing To PGI

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 11:02:04 AM
At last month's EuroLLVM conference, NVIDIA provided an update on the "Flang" project for offering first-rate Fortran support within LLVM, including some initial benchmark figures...

Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Driver Sees Few Changes For Linux 5.2

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 10:45:58 AM
Nouveau DRM maintainer Ben Skeggs at Red Hat has sent in the changes targeting the upcoming Linux 5.2 kernel...

ZFS On Linux, Intel Cascadelake, Linux 5.1/5.2 Excited Phoronix Readers In April

Wednesday 1st of May 2019 10:36:11 AM
Of the 298 original pieces of content on Phoronix during April, here is a look back at the most popular open-source news and Linux hardware reviews...