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RHEL 8.3 Released With TSX Disabled By Default To Avoid Mitigation Overhead

2 hours 18 sec ago
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 is out today as the latest release of the RHEL8 platform...

SiFive Is Launching The Most Compelling RISC-V Development Board Yet

4 hours 32 min ago
If you've been waiting to port your software to RISC-V until having a decent RISC-V system where you can develop on-host, wanting to experiment with the libre processor architecture or even use it as a daily desktop system, or just wanting a Linux system that's not x86_64 / ARM / POWER, SiFive today is announcing a new board today that is the most promising yet. The SiFive HiFive Unmatched is the best RISC-V development board we've seen to date and the closest to being the first "RISC-V PC" for Linux use.

Intel Reveals Few More Details Regarding 11th Gen "Rocket Lake" Processors

5 hours 36 min ago
While 11th Gen "Rocket Lake" desktop processors aren't expected to be released until the end of Q1'2021, given the interest building around AMD Ryzen 5000 "Zen 3" processors, Intel revealed a few more details today about their next-generation wares...

NVIDIA 455.38 Linux Driver Released With RTX 3070 Support, AMD SME Compatibility

6 hours 35 min ago
Timed with today's (limited) availability of the GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards, the NVIDIA Unix driver team has released the 455.38 Linux driver with support for this new Ampere graphics card plus tucking in a few new features and fixes too...

The FSF Is Looking To Update Its High Priority Free Software Projects List

9 hours 32 min ago
As we roll into 2021 the Free Software Foundation is looking to update its high priority free software projects list. These are the software projects that should be incorporating "the most important threats, and most critical opportunities, that free software faces in the modern computing landscape." For now the FSF is looking for help deciding what to include...

AMDVLK 2020.Q4.2 Vulkan Driver Released

10 hours 2 min ago
As we hit the end of October AMD has issued their second open-source Vulkan driver code drop of the quarter with the AMDVLK 2020.Q4.2 availability...

Intel's oneDNN Continues Improving Support For Non-Intel Hardware

12 hours 13 min ago
Earlier this year was the surprising move of Intel's oneDNN neural network library adding AArch64 support and that was then complemented by adding IBM POWER support to this neural network library that is part of their oneAPI collection. Now with the latest oneDNN 2.0 beta they have furthered the support and performance for non-Intel hardware...

AMD ROCm 3.9 Released With AOMP OpenMP Offloading Integrated

Thursday 29th of October 2020 04:27:07 AM
A new version of the AMD Radeon Open eCosystem (ROCm) has been released on the same day as the company announcing the Radeon RX 6800/6900 series. Meet ROCm 3.9...

GNU Toolchain Begins Adding ARMv8.7-A Support

Thursday 29th of October 2020 04:05:21 AM
The GNU compiler toolchain has begun landing Arm's contributions around ARMv8.7-A architecture support...

Intel Begins Their Open-Source Driver Support For Vulkan Ray-Tracing With Xe HPG

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 10:43:59 PM
Intel's open-source developers have begun publishing their patches enabling their "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver to support Vulkan ray-tracing! This is in preparation for next year's Xe HPG graphics card that will feature hardware-accelerated ray-tracing...

Real-Time Patches Updated For Linux 5.9/5.10 With The Code Not Yet Mainlined

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 10:08:52 PM
There was talk earlier this year of mainlining the real-time Linux kernel patches after similar discussions last year didn't result in it happening. Merging the RT code didn't happen for the recent Linux 5.10 merge window but at least the out-of-tree patches were quickly re-based for Linux 5.9 stable and 5.10-rc1...

Pyston v2 Released As ~20% Faster Than Python 3.8

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 06:01:10 PM
Version 2.0 of Pyston is now available, the Python implementation originally started by Dropbox that builds on LLVM JIT for offering faster Python performance...

Linux Support Expectations For The AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 04:00:00 PM
Lisa Su is about to begin the presentation unveiling the much anticipated Radeon RX 6000 "Big Navi" (RDNA 2) graphics cards. This article will be updated live as the event progresses but first up let's recap the current Linux open-source driver state for these forthcoming graphics cards.

Adam Jackson On The State Of The X.Org Server In 2020

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 03:31:23 PM
Adam Jackson who on Red Hat's Graphics Team served as the X.Org Server release manager for many years and being heavily involved in the xorg-server development and related components as shared his views on whether the X.Org Server is "abandonware."..

Ubuntu 21.04 Is The "Hirsute Hippo", Releasing On 22 April

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 01:31:58 PM
Following last week's Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy Gorilla" release, Ubuntu 21.04 development is now getting underway as the Hirsute Hippo...

Qt 6 To Ship With Package Manager For Extra Libraries

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 01:00:00 PM
Adding to the list of changes coming with the Qt 6 toolkit, The Qt Company has now outlined their initial implementation of a package manager to provide additional Qt6 modules...

Sony Engineer Talks Up Using Flutter + Wayland For Their Embedded Interfaces

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 11:00:00 AM
A Sony engineer confirmed at this week's Embedded Linux Conference Europe that the company has begun using the Flutter toolkit atop Wayland as their means of developing user-interfaces on embedded systems...

Mesa 20.3 Supports Intel Alder Lake Gen12 Graphics

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 10:32:46 AM
Last week Intel open-source engineers began publishing Linux kernel patches for the "Alder Lake S" graphics support. That work should be found in the Linux 5.11 cycle being christened as stable in early 2021. In user-space, Alder Lake graphics patches also appeared for their OpenCL / oneAPI Level Zero compute stack and now merged into Mesa 20.3 as well for OpenGL / Vulkan support...

The Linux Kernel Looks To Eventually Drop Support For WiMAX

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 08:05:09 AM
With the WiMAX 802.16 standard not being widely used outside of the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) and usage in some developing nations, the Linux kernel may end up dropping its support for WiMAX but first there is a proposal to demote it to staging while seeing if any users remain...

Collabora's Work On Extending The Linux Kernel To Better Support Windows Gaming

Wednesday 28th of October 2020 05:08:58 AM
Windows gaming on Linux got some love this week at the Linux Foundation's Open-Source Summit Europe virtual event. In particular, a recap of the work that's been done so far on extending the Linux kernel to better support Wine / Steam Play based support for Windows games running on Linux...

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