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Extra KVM Changes For Linux 4.15 Bring UMIP Support, AMD SEV Changes Delayed

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 12:40:14 AM
As some additional work past the KVM changes for Linux 4.15 submitted last week, a few more feature items have been queued...

AMD EPYC Is Running Well On Linux 4.15

Monday 20th of November 2017 09:17:27 PM
Of the many changes coming for Linux 4.15, as detailed this weekend Radeon GPU and AMD CPU customers have a lot to be thankful for with this new kernel update currently in development. Here are some initial benchmarks of the Linux 4.15 development kernel using an AMD EPYC 7601 32-core / 64-thread setup...

6-Way Enterprise Focused Linux Distribution Comparison With An Intel Core i9, Dual Xeon Gold Systems

Monday 20th of November 2017 05:33:54 PM
Here's our latest Linux distribution comparison with this time looking at the out-of-the-box performance of six Linux distributions while running a range of enterprise/workstation-focused benchmarks while using two systems. One system is a high-end Core i9 7980XE desktop system and the other a Tyan 1U Xeon Scalable server with dual Xeon Gold 6138 processors.

Mesa 17.3-RC5 Released, Official Mesa 3D Update Expected By Next Week

Monday 20th of November 2017 02:57:02 PM
The Mesa 17.3 release game is in overtime but it should be wrapping up in the days ahead...

Ryzen/Threadripper Prices Have Been Dropping Ahead Of The Holidays

Monday 20th of November 2017 01:37:00 PM
If you have been wanting to build a new system before the end of the year, AMD Ryzen CPU prices -- including the high-end Threadripper -- have been dropping in recent days in at least the US and EU...

GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over

Monday 20th of November 2017 11:19:17 AM
Feature development on the GCC 8 compiler is over with it now entering stage three of its development process...

LWJGL 3.1.4 Adds Zstd & LZ4 Bindings

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:39:38 AM
A new release is available of the Lightweight Java Game Library 3 (LWJGL) that is popular among game developers using the Java programming language...

SuperTuxKart 0.9.3 Officially Out With New Screen Recorder, In-Game Improvements

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:14:30 AM
There was the release candidate back for Halloween while now officially available is SuperTuxKart 0.9.3, the latest installment of the Tux-themed racing game...

Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released

Sunday 19th of November 2017 10:32:34 PM
Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe... Crosses 27 Million Test/Suite Downloads

Sunday 19th of November 2017 07:31:56 PM
Today the Phoronix Test Suite's crossed its 27,000,000th test profile / test suite download!..

Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings

Sunday 19th of November 2017 06:05:56 PM
Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux...

The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far

Sunday 19th of November 2017 02:00:00 PM
We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel...

FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room

Sunday 19th of November 2017 01:07:18 PM
This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM...

The Linux Kernel Is Still Rectifying The Year 2038 Problem

Sunday 19th of November 2017 12:28:34 PM
The Linux kernel is still working to rectify the Year 2038 problem whereby the time values stored as signed 32-bit integers will wrap around...

Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC

Sunday 19th of November 2017 12:13:15 PM
The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project...

Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang

Sunday 19th of November 2017 11:57:25 AM
Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack...

Linux 4.15 Is A Huge Update For Both AMD CPU & Radeon GPU Owners

Sunday 19th of November 2017 01:00:00 AM
Linux 4.15 is shaping up to be a massive kernel release and we are just half-way through its merge window period. But for AMD Linux users especially, the 4.15 kernel release is going to be rocking...

Intel Planning To End Legacy BIOS Support By 2020

Saturday 18th of November 2017 10:12:27 PM
Intel is planning to end "legacy BIOS" support in their new platforms by 2020 in requiring UEFI Class 3 or higher...

Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15

Saturday 18th of November 2017 09:28:18 PM
The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0...

GNU Nano Text Editor Can Now Record & Replay Keystrokes

Saturday 18th of November 2017 07:10:00 PM
GNU Nano 2.9 is now available as the latest feature release of this popular CLI text editor and it's bringing several new capabilities...