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Fedora Switching To The BFQ I/O Scheduler For Better Responsiveness & Throughput

6 hours 48 min ago
Following Chromebooks switching to BFQ and other distributions weighing this I/O scheduler for better responsiveness while maintaining good throughput capabilities, beginning with Fedora 31 there will be BFQ used as well...

Systemd 243 RC2 Released

8 hours 18 min ago
Released nearly one month ago was the systemd 243 release candidate while the official update has yet to materialize. It looks though like it may be on the horizon with a second release candidate being posted today...

The Qt Company Is Now Working On Qt For Microcontrollers

8 hours 41 min ago
There have been a lot of announcements pertaining to Qt as of late, most of which have been about forthcoming efforts around Qt 6 development. A new announcement out of The Qt Company catching us off-guard is their plans for the tool-kit on micro-controllers...

Linux Begins Preparing For Intel's New "Lightning Mountain" SoC

9 hours 37 min ago
Linux kernel development activity has shown light on a new Intel SoC we haven't anything about to date... Lightning Mountain...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.0 Milestone 2 Released, OpenBenchmarking.org Serves 42 Millionth Download

9 hours 55 min ago
The second development release of the forthcoming Phoronix Test Suite 9.0-Asker is now available for testing...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Released With Device Fixes, Support For Draft Messages

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 06:17:48 AM
The UBports community that maintains the (currently 16.04 LTS derived) Ubuntu Touch have now shipped OTA-10 as their newest over-the-air feature update...

Clear Linux Releases Deep Learning Reference Stack 4.0 For Better AI Performance

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 04:11:11 AM
Intel's Clear Linux team on Wednesday announced their Deep Learning Reference Stack 4.0 during the Linux Foundation's Open-Source Summit North America event taking place in San Diego...

GNOME 3.34 Beta 2 Brings Last Minute Improvements To GNOME Shell, Mutter & Friends

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:08:25 AM
Coming two weeks after the GNOME 3.34 beta is the second and final beta ahead of next month's official GNOME 3.34 release set for 11 September...

Intel's New OpenGL Driver Is Looking Really Great With The Upcoming Mesa 19.2

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 07:30:00 PM
Intel's new open-source OpenGL Linux driver "Iris" Gallium3D that has been in development for the past two years or so is getting ready to enter the limelight. Months ago they talked of plans to have it ready to become their default OpenGL driver by the end of the calendar year and with the state of Mesa 19.2 it's looking like that goal can be realized in time. With our new tests of this driver, in most games and other graphics applications the performance of this Gallium3D driver is now beyond that of their "classic" i965 Mesa driver.

The Linux Foundation, Intel & Co Form The Confidential Computing Consortium

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:18:01 PM
In kicking off the Open Source Summit that has returned to San Diego, the Linux Foundation has announced the formation of the Confidential Computing Consortium in collaboration with Intel and other companies...

Librem 5 August Update - More Software Progress, No Word On Q3 Shipping

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:06:37 PM
Purism has published their latest monthly update on the status of their Librem 5 Linux smartphone. They continue bringing up the software stack and tweaking the kernel support, but no word on their finalized hardware design nor if they still plan to ship in Q3'2019 as they continue advertising...

Intel's OpenGL Linux Driver Now Has OpenGL 4.6 Support For Mesa 19.2

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 03:41:01 PM
Two years after the OpenGL 4.6 specification was announced, Intel's open-source OpenGL Linux driver is now officially advertising the support after today landing the remaining SPIR-V enablement work...

Dell XPS 7390 Developer Edition Announced - Intel Comet Lake With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 02:00:00 PM
Going along with Intel this morning announcing their 10th Gen "Comet Lake" processors, Dell has just announced their new XPS line-up with these new processors and it does include a new Linux-loaded Developer Edition laptop...

Intel Launches 10th Gen "Comet Lake" Laptop CPUs For Laptops & 2-in-1s

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 01:37:34 PM
Earlier this month Intel announced 11 Icelake CPUs for laptops and 2-in1s under their 10th Gen CPU line-up. Today the company announced the 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs also for 2-in-1s and laptops...

New Low-Memory-Monitor Project Can Help With Linux's RAM/Responsiveness Problem

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 11:49:01 AM
Red Hat developer Bastien Nocera has announced Low-Memory-Monitor as a new project he's been tackling to try to help with the Linux desktop use-cases when responsiveness issues due to low RAM / memory pressure problems. Low-Memory-Monitor paired with complementary solutions could help improve the Linux desktop's handling on low-end systems and other desktops/laptops when simply running short on RAM...

Xfce 4.16 Should Be Out Next Year But Without GTK4 Or Wayland

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 11:00:00 AM
With Xfce 4.14 having finally been released last week following a four year development cycle, prominent Xfce developer Simon Steinbeiß has begun talking about the now-started Xfce 4.16 development cycle...

AMD Publishes New RDNA Whitepaper

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 10:44:10 AM
AMD has been publishing a lot of documentation recently covering their RDNA architecture used initially by the "Navi" graphics processors. They have published ISA documentation and a slide deck, among other material, while now they have published a higher-level whitepaper covering the architecture...

Debian Guts Support For Old MIPS CPUs

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 10:36:41 AM
As a change that will affect Debian 11 "Bullseye" but not the current Debian 10 "Buster" or older is the distribution's decision to remove the old MIPS architecture...

Sony Continues Tuning AMD Jaguar Support Within The LLVM Clang Compiler

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 08:02:26 AM
Thanks to Sony using LLVM Clang as their default compiler toolchain for their PlayStation game console, they continue making improvements to the AMD Btver2/Jaguar code for optimized performance. The Jaguar APU is what's in the current PlayStation 4 while we've already seen contributions from Sony to improve the Zen CPU support ahead of their next-generation console...

Blender 2.81 To Feature Intel Open Image Denoise & Eevee Renderer Improvements

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:49:56 AM
Blender 2.80 made its hugely anticipated debut just under one month ago while already Blender 2.81 is looking interesting and will hopefully be out in November...