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GNOME 3.36.4 Released With Faster Mutter Fix Back-Ported

5 hours 49 min ago
A day after the GNOME 3.37.4 development release, out today is GNOME 3.36.4 as the latest stable point release for the current desktop series...

Linux Kernel Raising Compiler Build Requirement To GCC 4.9

8 hours 48 min ago
Linus Torvalds has decided to up the compiler build requirement for the Linux kernel to GCC 4.9...

Open Usage Commons Is Google-Backed Organization For Helping With Open-Source Project Trademarks

13 hours 43 min ago
Open Usage Commons is a new organization announced today that is backed by Google for helping open-source projects in managing their trademarks...

SUSE Acquiring Rancher Labs

14 hours 30 min ago
SUSE is upping their container game by acquiring Rancher Labs...

Intel Details Thunderbolt 4 With More Capabilities, USB4 Compatibility

14 hours 44 min ago
Intel has today made public more details on their next-generation Thunderbolt connectivity that brings more features while offering USB4 specification compliance. Thunderbolt 4 is coming with forthcoming Tiger Lake laptops...

Intel Architectural LBR Support Going Into Linux 5.9

16 hours 11 min ago
Intel CPUs have long supported LBR for last branch records as a means of recording the branches to which software has taken along with exposing other control flow information. This has relied upon model-specific registers while with future Intel CPUs this is being folded into a more universal CPU architectural feature. Support for Intel "Arch LBR" is set to come later this year with the Linux 5.9 kernel...

Fedora Developers Evaluating Compression Options For Btrfs-By-Default Proposal

17 hours 5 min ago
The proposal for using Btrfs by default on the Fedora desktop is gaining a fair amount of traction and interest from the community and could possibly move ahead but further testing and decisions are still to be made...

GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.37.3 Are Out Roaring With Better Performance

19 hours 46 min ago
Released on Tuesday was GNOME 3.37.3 but missing the mark in time for that proper milestone were the all important GNOME Shell and Mutter components. But a few hours past the mark, they were released and come with some big changes...

Panfrost Gallium3D Driver Adds Midgard Multi-Sampling Support

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 06:53:56 AM
The Panfrost Gallium3D driver providing open-source OpenGL support for Arm Mali graphics hardware now has working multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) for Arm Midgard hardware...

NVIDIA CUDA 11.0 Released With Ampere Support, New Programming Features

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 04:00:00 AM
NVIDIA appears to have quietly promoted CUDA 11.0 to its stable channel...

PTGui Panorama Photo Stitching Software Ported To Linux

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 12:44:31 AM
PTGui as one of the leading panorama photo stitching software programs on Windows and macOS has finally been ported to Linux...

Gentoo On Android 64-Bit Sees New Release After 2+ Years

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 11:04:07 PM
Gentoo's Project Android is out with a new stage3 Android prefix tarball for those wanting to enjoy a Gentoo experience atop a rooted Android device...

"ATGC" Aims To Offer Greater Garbage Collection Efficiency For F2FS

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 09:03:12 PM
F2FS as the Flash-Friendly File-System for Linux continues to see a lot of interesting developments for this file-system beginning to appear on more Android devices and elsewhere given its feature set from flash optimizations to native encryption and compression capabilities...

Summing Up AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT vs. Core i9 10900K, Ryzen 5 3600XT vs. Core i5 10600K

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 04:00:00 PM
Complementing this morning's AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT / Ryzen 7 3800XT / Ryzen 9 3900XT Linux benchmarks, here is a side-by-side look at the Ryzen 9 3900XT up against the Core i9 10900K and the Ryzen 5 3600XT up against the Core i5 10600K for these competing processors. This is a quick look at how these competing models stack up in the 130+ benchmarks utilized so far...

GNOME 3.37.3 Released With More Features, Code Improvements

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 01:46:17 PM
GNOME 3.37.3 is out today as the newest development snapshot working towards the September release of GNOME 3.38...

AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT / Ryzen 7 3800XT / Ryzen 9 3900XT Linux Performance In 130+ Benchmarks

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 01:00:01 PM
After the AMD Ryzen 3000XT series was announced last month, these new higher-clocked Zen 2 desktop processors are shipping today. Here are 130+ benchmarks on each of the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT parts compared to various Intel and AMD CPUs. Tests under Ubuntu Linux and also complemented by performance-per-Watt / power and performance-per-dollar data points.

OpenXR Conformance Tests Open-Sourced

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 01:00:00 PM
The Khronos Group today continued with their relatively recent trend of the past few years of open-sourcing their conformance tests. The OpenXR conformance tests are now open-source...

Zstd'ing The Kernel Might See Mainline With Linux 5.9 For Faster Boot Times

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 11:15:30 AM
It looks like the long ongoing work for compressing the Linux kernel image with Zstd might finally soon be mainlined, potentially for next month's Linux 5.9 cycle kicking off as the "v6" patches sent out this week were done as a Git pull request...

CentOS Stream Begins Seeing RHEL 8.3 Bits, Real-Time Repository

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 11:00:01 AM
Introduced alongside CentOS 8 last year was CentOS Stream as a developer-focused, rolling-release of CentOS/RHEL. With those processes getting squared away and CentOS recently debuting its RHEL 8.2 rebuild, CentOS Stream is beginning to see new and interesting material...

GNU Guix Begins Publishing System Images Based On Hurd

Tuesday 7th of July 2020 10:55:34 AM
Earlier this year was news of GNU Guix wanting to replace their Linux kernel usage with the Hurd microkernel. For those interested, the project recently began producing system images with indeed Hurd wired up for this software distribution...