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Canonical Is At Around 437 Employees, Pulled In $99M While Still Operating At A Loss

5 hours 35 min ago
In addition to this week being exciting for the Ubuntu 19.10 release due out on Thursday followed by the kicking off of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" cycle, Ubuntu maker Canonical coincidentally made their financial statement filings in the UK this week where they are headquartered that gives a fresh look at their financial performance ahead of a possible IPO in the next few years...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codenamed The Focal Fossa, Arriving On 23 April

7 hours 13 min ago
With Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" releasing tomorrow (17 October), development is about to kick-off for the next Ubuntu development cycle under the codename Focal Fossa...

Intel Now Aiming For Gallium3D OpenGL Default For Mesa 20.0

10 hours 23 min ago
While we had been eager for Intel's goal of defaulting to their new Gallium3D OpenGL Linux driver by EOY2019, it looks like that is going to swing by one quarter with the plan now for Mesa 20.0 at the end of Q1...

Purism Shares More Photos Of Initial Librem 5 Phones, PureOS UI

12 hours 49 min ago
Now with more Librem 5 smartphones from their first batch now shipping, Purism has begun sharing more photos of the current hardware as well as the state of their Linux-based PureOS software stack...

A Quick Look At EXT4 vs. ZFS Performance On Ubuntu 19.10 With An NVMe SSD

14 hours 13 min ago
For those thinking of playing with Ubuntu 19.10's new experimental ZFS desktop install option in opting for using ZFS On Linux in place of EXT4 as the root file-system, here are some quick benchmarks looking at the out-of-the-box performance of ZFS/ZoL vs. EXT4 on Ubuntu 19.10 using a common NVMe solid-state drive.

Arch Linux Nears Roll-Out Of Zstd Compressed Packages For Faster Pacman Installs

15 hours 44 min ago
The upcoming release of Arch's Pacman 5.2 is bringing support for compressing packages with Zstd which ultimately will provide faster package installs on Arch Linux...

GNOME Shell + Mutter Begin Landing Graphene Integration

16 hours 37 min ago
In the newest development code of GNOME Shell and Mutter for GNOME 3.36, Graphene integration has begun to replace some elements of Clutter...

A Vast Majority Of Linux's Input Improvements Are Developed By One Individual

17 hours 56 min ago
While there is an ever increasing number of open-source developers focusing on the Linux graphics stack with the GPU drivers and related infrastructure, it's quite a different story when it comes to the Linux input side. It's basically one developer that has been working on the Linux input improvements for the past number of years...

Google Ejects Open-Source WireGuard From Android Play Store Over Donation Link In App

18 hours 23 min ago
Apparently Google doesn't appreciate donation links/buttons within programs found on the Google Play Store even when it's one of the main sources of revenue for open-source programs. WireGuard has been reportedly dropped over this according to WireGuard lead developer Jason Donenfeld...

LLVM Clang RISC-V Now Supports LTO

19 hours 15 min ago
With the recent release of LLVM 9.0 the RISC-V back-end was promoted from an experimental CPU back-end to being made "official" for this royalty-free CPU ISA. Work though isn't over on the LLVM RISC-V support with new features continuing to land, like link-time optimizations (LTO) most recently being enabled within the Clang 10 code...

Khronos Opens Door For Allowing More Open-Source Drivers To Reach Conformance Status

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 05:45:11 AM
Khronos president Neil Trevett was at this month's XDC2019 conference in Montreal and he clarified their position on accepting conformance submissions by the open-source drivers...

TURNIP Vulkan Driver Gets MSAA Working

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 04:03:38 AM
Mesa's TURNIP Vulkan driver that provides open-source Vulkan API support for Qualcomm Adreno hardware in recent weeks has been back to seeing new activity and this week more useful contributions are being made...

New "FUSE2" Kernel Driver Being Experimented With For File-Systems In User-Space

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 11:04:32 PM
Longtime FUSE developer Miklos Szeredi of Red Hat has been working on a new "FUSE2" FUSE kernel driver for implementing file-systems in user-space...

Highly Threaded Linux Software Running Under CFS Quotas See Big Performance Fix

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 06:00:00 PM
Thanks to a Linux kernel fix that is likely to be back-ported to the various stable series, highly threaded software running under CFS quotas for enforcing CPU limits are about to be much faster. At least in a synthetic test case, the kernel fix yields a 30x improvement in performance...

xf86-video-ati 19.1 Released With Crash & Hang Fixes

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 04:52:00 PM
A few days after the xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1 release, xf86-video-ati 19.1 is out as the newest X.Org driver release for older ATI/AMD graphics processors...

Windows 10 vs. Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Driver Performance With Intel Icelake Iris Plus Graphics

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:00:00 PM
With picking up the Dell XPS 7390 with Intel Core i7-1065G7 for being able to deliver timely benchmarks from Intel's long-awaited 10nm+ Icelake generation, one of the first areas we have been testing is the Iris Plus "Gen 11" graphics performance. In this article are our initial Windows 10 vs. Linux graphics performance numbers for Ice Lake.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Coming To Linux On 5 November

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:20:31 PM
Feral Interactive revealed today that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released for Linux on 5 November...

KDE Plasma 5.17 Released With Wayland Improvements, Better HiDPI

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:16:18 PM
Plasma 5.17.0 is out as the newest desktop feature release from the KDE project...

Ubuntu's ZFS Trajectory Is Going From Exciting To Even More Exciting

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 10:50:17 AM
While it is already exciting to have the Ubuntu 19.10 desktop easily support installations to a root ZFS file-system, moving ahead with their original Zsys effort it should be even more exciting for Ubuntu storage possibilities on both the desktop and server...

Red Hat Developers Eyeing CPU Thermal Management Improvements For Fedora 32

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 08:50:00 AM
Several Red Hat developers are looking at improving the CPU thermal management capabilities for Fedora Workstation 32 and in turn possibly helping Intel CPUs reach better performance...

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