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Node.js Brought To BeOS-Inspired Haiku Open-Source OS

4 hours 3 min ago
Haiku as the open-source operating system that still maintains BeOS compatibility continues tacking on modern features and support for software well past the days of BeOS...

Linux 5.4 DRM Pull Submitted With AMD Navi 12/14, Arcturus & Renoir Plus Intel Tigerlake

6 hours 14 min ago
While we've known about the many features for a while if you are a faithful Phoronix reader, today the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics driver changes were sent in for the Linux 5.4 kernel...

LLVM 9.0 Released With Ability To Build The Linux x86_64 Kernel, Experimental OpenCL C++

9 hours 26 min ago
It's coming almost one month behind schedule, but LLVM 9.0 is out today along with the Clang 9.0 C/C++ compiler and associated sub-projects for this open-source compiler infrastructure...

KDE Plasma 5.17 Beta Rolls Out With Wayland Improvements, Overhauled Settings

11 hours 46 min ago
The beta release is out today for KDE Plasma 5.17...

A Total War Saga: TROY Seeing A Native Linux Port Next Year

13 hours 12 min ago
Creative Assembly revealed Total War Saga: TROY on Wednesday for release next year. Feral Interactive has announced they are porting this latest Total War game to macOS and Linux...

Running The AMD "ABBA" Ryzen 3000 Boost Fix Under Linux With 140 Tests

14 hours 31 min ago
Last week AMD's AGESA "ABBA" update began shipping with a fix to how the boost clock frequencies are handled in hopes of better achieving the rated boost frequencies for Ryzen 3000 series processors. I've been running some tests of an updated ASUS BIOS with this adjusted boost clock behavior to see how it performs under Linux with a Ryzen 9 3900X processor.

Valve's ACO Shader Compiler For The Mesa Radeon Vulkan Driver Just Landed

16 hours 40 min ago
It was just two days ago that Valve's performance-focused "ACO" shader compiler was submitted for review to be included in Mesa for the "RADV" Radeon Vulkan driver. Just minutes ago that new shader compiler back-end was merged for Mesa 19.3...

Mesa's Disk Cache Code Now Better Caters To 4+ Core Systems

17 hours 14 min ago
Most Linux gamers these days should be running at least quad-core systems so Mesa 19.3 has been updated to reflect that reality with the number of CPU threads used by their disk cache...

Microsoft's Latest Open-Source Contribution: A New Font For Terminals & Code Editors

17 hours 21 min ago
This week Microsoft not only open-sourced their C++ standard library (STL) but they have also now shipped Cascadia Code...

BLK-IOCOST Merged For Linux 5.4 To Better Account For Cost Of I/O Workloads

17 hours 28 min ago
The Linux 5.4 block subsystem changes brings the new blk-iocost model...

Performance-Boosting DFSM Support Flipped On & Off For RADV Vulkan Driver

18 hours 45 min ago
Back in July of last year the RADV Vulkan driver enabled primitive binning and DFSM for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver. Well, it thought it enabled DFSM support and paired with the binning did yield a minor performance benefit at the time for Raven Ridge APUs. But now it turns out the DFSM support wasn't properly wired up and is now addressed but is currently introducing a performance regression...

Btrfs & XFS File-Systems See More Fixes With Linux 5.4

20 hours 27 min ago
The mature XFS and Btrfs file-systems continue seeing more fixes and cleaning with the now in-development Linux 5.4 kernel...

Intel's Gallium3D OpenGL Driver Taps Another Optimization - ~32% For GFXBench

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 11:30:27 PM
Intel's new OpenGL Linux driver, their Gallium3D-based "Iris" implementation that is aiming to be the default before year's end, continues making striking progress...

Debian May Need To Re-Evaluate Its Interest In "Init System Diversity"

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 09:16:21 PM
Debian Project Leader Sam Hartman has shared his August 2019 notes where he outlines the frustrations and issues that have come up as a result of init system diversity with some developers still aiming to viably support systemd alternatives within Debian...

Samba 4.11 Released With Much Better Scalability While Disabling SMB1 By Default

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 08:14:14 PM
Samba 4.11 is out as the latest big feature update to this SMB/CIFS/AD implementation for offering better Windows interoperability with Linux and other platforms. The changes in Samba 4.11 are aplenty that we are a bit surprised it wasn't called Samba 5.0...

Steam Play's Proton 4.11-5 Released With Fixes & Optimizations

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 05:27:55 PM
Barely a week since the release of Proton 4.11-4, Valve's stellar Linux crew in cooperation with CodeWeavers have issued Proton 4.11-5 as the latest update to this Wine 4.11 downstream that powers Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux...

Microsoft exFAT File-System Mailed In For Linux 5.4 Along With Promoted EROFS & Greybus

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 04:30:00 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman began volleying his Linux 5.4 kernel pull requests today of the subsystems he oversees. The most significant of this morning's pull requests are the staging area changes that include the Microsoft exFAT file-system support...

FreeBSD 12 & DragonFlyBSD 5.6 Running Well On The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X + MSI X570 GODLIKE

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 03:00:00 PM
For those wondering how well FreeBSD and DragonFlyBSD are handling AMD's new Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors, here are some benchmarks on a Ryzen 7 3700X with MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE where both of these popular BSD operating systems were working out-of-the-box. For some fun mid-week benchmarking, here are those results of FreeBSD 12.0 and DragonFlyBSD 5.6.2 up against openSUSE Tumbleweed and Ubuntu 19.04.

AMD EPYC 7H12 Announced As New 280 Watt Processor For High Performance Computing

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 01:00:00 PM
From Rome, Italy this afternoon AMD not only announced more than 100 world records have been broken with their new EPYC "Rome" processors, but there is also a new SKU! Meet the EPYC 7H12...

Linux 5.4 Power Management Updates Sent In But Without AMD CPPC Changes

Wednesday 18th of September 2019 11:03:37 AM
The Linux 5.4 power management changes have been submitted for this next version of the Linux kernel...