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AMD Radeon RX 5700 / RX 5700XT Linux Gaming Benchmarks

Sunday 7th of July 2019 01:00:00 PM
While last month we could talk all about the specifications for the Radeon RX 5700 series, today the embargo has lifted concerning the Radeon RX 5700/5700XT graphics cards so we can finally talk about the actual (Linux) performance. The road is a bit rougher than we had hoped, but it's possible to drive these new Navi graphics cards today using their open-source graphics driver stack at least for OpenGL games/applications. Over the weeks ahead, the Linux driver support for Navi will continue to improve.

Debian 11 "Bullseye" Cycle Prepares To Begin Long Journey

Sunday 7th of July 2019 11:33:10 AM
Now that Debian 10 "Buster" shipped, Debian developers are preparing already to kickoff the Debian 11 "Bullseye" development and begin with uploading new packages for this next major release of Debian GNU/Linux...

Wine 4.12.1 Released To Fix Broken 64-Bit Support

Sunday 7th of July 2019 11:21:54 AM
Wine's bi-weekly development snapshots do not normally see point releases, but this time around there's an immediate bug fix release to Friday's Wine 4.12...

Debian GNU Hurd 2019 Released With An ACPI Translator, Support For LLVM

Sunday 7th of July 2019 11:06:05 AM
In addition to the release of Debian 10.0 "Buster" this weekend, the team maintaining the Debian port to the GNU Hurd micro-kernel did their unofficial "2019" release...

KDE: Konsole Improves Its Tiled Split Mode, Global Shortcuts Can Turn Off Screens

Sunday 7th of July 2019 10:57:42 AM
It wasn't a particularly busy week in the KDE development space due to being in the middle of summer and also the US Independence Day landing at the end of the week. But there still were some achievements made in KDE development over the past week...

EROFS Looking To Be Promoted Out Of Linux's Staging Area

Sunday 7th of July 2019 04:02:22 AM
Huawei's EROFS file-system has been part of the mainline Linux kernel for about one year albeit as part of the "staging" area until it's been proven stable and mature. Now with this file-system reportedly in use on "10+ millions of Huawei Android mobile phones", they are looking to have this file-system promoted out of staging...

Debian 10.0 "Buster" Now Available - Powered By Linux 4.19, GNOME + Wayland

Sunday 7th of July 2019 12:12:53 AM
After a long day of preparations, Debian 10.0 "Buster" is now available as planned with the CD/DVD images having just hit the mirrors...

More RadeonSI Navi Improvements Are Pending

Saturday 6th of July 2019 02:29:42 PM
A few days ago the Navi 10 support landed in AMD's open-source RadeonSI OpenGL driver within Mesa 19.2. It looks like landing in the next few days will be some follow-up work to address some features and performance for the soon-to-ship Radeon RX 5700 series...

Wine-Staging 4.12 Adds In New Patches

Saturday 6th of July 2019 12:32:54 PM
Hot off yesterday's Wine 4.12 release, the Wine-Staging crew has announced their v4.12 release that is carrying more than 800 patches atop upstream Wine...

Microsoft Aiming For A Linux Development Workflow Around WSL + VS Code Remote

Saturday 6th of July 2019 11:23:20 AM
Not a particularly new feature itself, but recently Microsoft has begun promoting a workflow for developers of encouraging them to use Windows 10 to do Linux development by leveraging Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Visual Studio Code Remote...

GameMode Seeing Improvement Work For Better Integration With GNOME

Saturday 6th of July 2019 11:13:53 AM
Feral's GameMode as the Linux gaming mode daemon to try to put the system in an optimized state automatically when running Linux games is seeing another possible addition thanks to GNOME developer Christian Kellner of Red Hat...

GCC 10 Lands The Zstd LTO Bytecode Compression Support

Saturday 6th of July 2019 11:07:52 AM
As a follow-up to the story about GCC eyeing Zstd compression for its LTO data, that support has now been merged into the GCC 10 code compiler...

Linux AEST Driver Sent Out For ARM Error Source Table

Saturday 6th of July 2019 10:52:14 AM
ARM Error Source Table is an extension of ACPI that provides a table for RAS errors. Support for this new error table is being worked on with the new "AEST" Linux kernel driver...

Wine 4.12 Supports More Plug & Play Drivers, Better Visual Studio Remote Debugging

Friday 5th of July 2019 08:58:54 PM
Wine 4.12 is now available as the newest bi-weekly development release of this program for running Windows software on Linux...

Linux's Performance-Boosting FSGSBASE Support Dropped For Now Over Serious Bugs

Friday 5th of July 2019 10:45:32 AM
While we had been looking forward to Intel FSGSBASE support for yielding some performance benefits especially in areas impacted by Spectre / Meltdown / Foreshadow / Zombieload, after the support was queued for merging into Linux 5.3, the code has now been reverted over "serious bugs" with the implementation...

New Google "GVE" Driver Queued For Upcoming Linux 5.3

Friday 5th of July 2019 10:37:14 AM
Adding to the list of Linux 5.3 kernel features is a new "GVE" network driver from Google...

Arm's Komeda Driver Adding Variable Refresh Rate Support

Friday 5th of July 2019 10:31:23 AM
Arm's Komeda Linux DRM/KMS display driver for supporting their latest display IP such as the Mali D71 is seeing VRR support ala Adaptive-Sync / HDMI VRR...

Intel Icelake Thunderbolt Support Not Coming Until Linux 5.4

Friday 5th of July 2019 10:23:37 AM
While the Linux support around Intel Icelake is largely settled, one area that has gone under the radar until now has been the Thunderbolt support, which now is available in patch form but won't be mainlined until Linux 5.4...

GRUB 2.04 Bootloader Released With RISC-V Support, Native UEFI Secure Boot, Btrfs RAID

Friday 5th of July 2019 10:08:24 AM
It's been two years since the release of GRUB 2.02 while today it's finally been replaced by the long-awaited GRUB 2.04 bootloader release...

OpenHMD 0.3.0-rc2 Released For This Open-Source API/Drivers For VR/AR Hardware

Thursday 4th of July 2019 03:57:16 PM
Issued today was the second release candidate for OpenHMD 0.3.0, the open-source project providing a common API and different drivers for VR/AR hardware...

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DebConf19 invites you to Debian Open Day at the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), in Curitiba

DebConf, the annual conference for Debian contributors and users interested in improving the Debian operating system, will be held in Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR) in Curitiba, Brazil, from July 21 to 28, 2019. The conference is preceded by DebCamp from July 14 to 19, and the DebConf19 Open Day on July 20. The Open Day, Saturday, 20 July, is targeted at the general public. Events of interest to a wider audience will be offered, ranging from topics specific to Debian to the greater Free Software community and maker movement. The event is a perfect opportunity for interested users to meet the Debian community, for Debian to broaden its community, and for the DebConf sponsors to increase their visibility. Less purely technical than the main conference schedule, the events on Open Day will cover a large range of topics from social and cultural issues to workshops and introductions to Debian. Read more

Sparky Linux 5.8

Today we are looking at Sparky Linux 5.8. This point release of Sparky 5 comes with LXQt 0.14.1, Debian Buster, Linux Kernel 4.19 and uses about 350MB of ram when idling. Sparky Linux LXQt has become one of my favorites, as it has a modern feeling, with the latest of Qt and the stability of Debian, makes it one great combination. Enjoy! Read more Direct/video: Sparky Linux 5.8 Run Through Under an hour ago:

  • What?s next Sparky?

    As before, after releasing a new stable version of Sparky, there are a few changes to do. So… Sparky 4 “Tyche” is moved to oldstable line now. The latest 4.11 release is the last one of the 4 line, but it is still supported, the next 2 years about. Sparky 5 “Nibiru” just released, moving it from testing to stable line. The stable live/install media are available for i686, amd64 & armhf archs (the same as the older release).

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Fedora and IBM/Red Hat: Network Security Toolkit (NST), Fedora CoreOS and Openwashing at OSCON

  • Network Security Toolkit (NST) 30 SVN 11210, which is Based on Fedora 30

    Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a Linux-based live operating system that provides a set of free and open-source computer security and networking tools to perform routine security and networking diagnostic and monitoring tasks. It is based on Fedora and NST has included comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools, which is published in sectools.org website. It is offering an advanced Web User Interface (GUI) for system/network administrator, which allows them to configure many network and security applications. NST Team is pleased to announce the latest NST release of “NST 30 SVN:11210” on 1th July 2019.

  • Fedora announces the first preview release of Fedora CoreOS as an automatically updating Linux OS for containerized workloads

    Three days ago, Fedora announced the first preview release of the open-source project Fedora CoreOS as a secure and reliable host for computer clusters. It is specifically designed for running containerized workloads with automatic updates to the latest OS improvements, bug fixes, and security updates. It is secure, minimal, monolithic and is optimized for working with Kubernetes. The main goal of Fedora CoreOS is to be a reliable container host to run containerized workloads securely and at scale. It integrates Ignition from Container Linux technology and rpm-ostree and SELinux hardening from Project Atomic Host. Fedora CoreOS is expected to be a successor to Container Linux eventually. The Container Linux project will continue to be supported throughout 2019, leaving users with ample time to migrate and provide feedback. Fedora has also assured Container Linux users that continued support will be provided to them without any disruption. Fedora CoreOS will also become the successor to Fedora Atomic Host. The current plan is for Fedora Atomic Host to have at least a 29 version and 6 months of lifecycle.

  • IBM helps developers use open source and machine learning

    As artificial intelligence and machine learning become more widespread, it's essential that developers have access to the latest models and data sets. Today at the OSCON 2019 open source developer conference, IBM is announcing the launch of two new projects for developers.