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WinBtrfs 1.0 Released For Supporting Btrfs On Windows

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 10:18:19 AM
Mark Harmstone has released version 1.0 of his custom Windows driver for supporting Linux's Btrfs file-system under Windows 7 and newer...

P-State Continues Evolving, More Power Management Changes For Linux 4.14

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 10:11:54 AM
Rafael Wysocki of Intel submitted the power management updates on Monday for continuing to improve this area of the Linux kernel. This time around there was a lot of focus as usual on bettering the Intel P-State driver as well as improving system suspend for some hardware...

EXT4 Has Scalability Improvements For Linux 4.14

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 09:59:06 AM
Ted Ts'o has submitted the EXT4 file-system feature updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel merge window...

XFS Prepares Many Fixes For Linux 4.14

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 12:14:45 AM
Darrick Wong has submitted the XFS file-system feature updates targeting the Linux 4.14 merge window...

Mesa 17.2 Officially Released

Monday 4th of September 2017 08:04:07 PM
Mesa 17.2 is now officially available as the latest quarterly update to Mesa 3D after running a few weeks behind schedule...

ORC Unwinder For Linux 4.14, Boosts Kernel Performance By Disabling Frame Pointers

Monday 4th of September 2017 04:29:28 PM
Ingo Molnar submitted the Linux x86 Assembly updates today for the 4.14 merge window. What's interesting with the x86/asm code changes is the introduction of the ORC Unwinder...

GNU Linux-libre 4.13-gnu Deblobs More Drivers

Monday 4th of September 2017 12:50:31 PM
Immediately following Linus Torvalds' release on Sunday of Linux 4.13, the GNU Linux-libre 4.13-gnu was outted for those wanting a fully-free system with driver binary blob support removed and eliminating other code that could depend upon non-open microcode/firmware support or the loading of binary kernel drivers...

RADV Driver Enables Command Buffer Chaining, Boosts Dota 2 Performance

Monday 4th of September 2017 12:44:40 PM
The RADV Radeon Vulkan driver has now enabled command buffer chaining "batchchain" by default in the name of performance...

Linux 4.14 To Get 5-Level Paging, AMD Secure Memory Encryption

Monday 4th of September 2017 12:39:01 PM
Ingo Molnar has sent in his many pull requests of new feature work targeting the Linux 4.14 merge window...

Vulkan 1.0.60 Brings A Few New Extensions

Monday 4th of September 2017 12:22:41 PM
Vulkan 1.0.60 was released today as the newest version of the Khronos Group's high-performance graphics API...

WebKitGTK+ 2.17.92 Brings Improved Wayland Support

Monday 4th of September 2017 12:11:08 PM
The WebKitGTK+ build of the WebKit rendering engine for GNOME desktop applications has seen measurable Wayland improvements ahead of this month's GNOME 3.28 debut...

Linux 4.13 Kernel Released

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 09:17:51 PM
Linus Torvalds has gone ahead and released the Linux 4.13 kernel...

The First Alpha Of Debian 10 "Buster" Installer

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 04:47:57 PM
While it will be quite some time before Debian 10 "Buster" is released, the first alpha of its installer is now available...

Work-In-Progress Porting Of GCN 1.0/1.1 UVD To AMDGPU DRM Driver

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 11:54:07 AM
With the experimental AMDGPU DRM driver's support for GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" and GCN 1.1 "Sea Islands" graphics processors as an alternative to the default Radeon DRM driver, one of the disadvantages of that experimental kernel driver is losing out on UVD video decoding. But a port is in the works...

Linux 4.13 Should Be Released Today With Its Many New Features

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 11:40:52 AM
Unless there is a last minute hiccup, the Linux 4.13 kernel should be officially released before the day is through...

Manjaro Linux To Drop 32-bit Support

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 11:32:41 AM
The Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution is deciding to retire their x86 32-bit support...

Oracle Layoffs Hit Longtime Solaris Developers Hard

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 07:07:39 PM
It looks like the Oracle layoffs just before the US Labor Day indeed hit the SPARC and Solaris groups hard...

ReactOS 0.4.6 Fixes Dual Boot Issues, NFS Driver Added

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 06:49:52 PM
ReactOS 0.4.6 is now available as the latest version of this "open-source Windows" operating system still striving for API/ABI compatibility...

Fedora's Yum Could Soon See Retirement

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 02:11:18 PM
With the DNF package manager working out well on recent Fedora releases, Yum could soon see retirement on the Fedora front...

VA-API Gets Extended With Flexible Encoding Infrastructure

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 12:14:01 PM
Intel added a new extension to the VA-API video acceleration API over the summer called the Flexible Encoding Infrastructure...

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