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SUSE Continues Working On Linux Core Scheduling For Better Security

11. Listopad 2019 - 13:55
SUSE and other companies like DigitalOcean have been working on Linux core scheduling to make virtualization safer particularly in light of security vulnerabilities like L1TF and MDS. The core scheduling work is about ensuring different VMs don't share a HT sibling but rather only the same VM / trusted applications run on siblings of a core...

Pre-Loaded Linux PCs Continue Increasing - TUXEDO Computers Sets Up New Offices

11. Listopad 2019 - 13:27
From System76 setting up their own manufacturing facility for Linux desktops to Dell offering more Linux laptop options, the demand for pre-loaded Linux PCs continues to increase. One of the smaller Linux PC vendors also now expanding is German-based TUXEDO Computers...

Shortwave Enters Beta As New GNOME Internet Radio Player

11. Listopad 2019 - 13:09
Shortwave is a new Internet radio player built for GNOME with GTK3 and has been in development the past year...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Continuing To Work On Python 2 Removal

11. Listopad 2019 - 7:40
The goal for Ubuntu 20.04 is to ship with Python 2 removed since Py2 will be end-of-life after the start of the year and this next Ubuntu Linux release is a Long-Term Support release, but there still are many Python 2 depending packages left currently in Debian unstable and Ubuntu's "Focal Fossa" archive...

Arch Linux Updates Its Kernel Installation Handling

11. Listopad 2019 - 6:06
Arch Linux has updated the behavior when installing the linux, linux-lts, linux-zen, and linux-hardened kernel options on this popular distribution...

Linux 5.4-rc7 Kernel Released With VirtualBox Shared Folder Driver In Place

11. Listopad 2019 - 2:00
Linux 5.4-rc7 was just released as the newest test candidate of the maturing Linux 5.4 kernel. At this stage it's looking like an eighth weekly RC will be warranted next weekend before officially releasing Linux 5.4.0 on 24 November...

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 19.10 vs. Clear Linux Performance On The Dell Ice Lake Laptop

11. Listopad 2019 - 1:24
Last month I posted benchmarks looking at the Windows 10 vs. Linux OpenGL and Vulkan graphics performance for the Ice Lake "Gen11" graphics. But for those wondering about the CPU/system performance between Windows and Linux for the Core i7-1065G7 with the Dell XPS 7390, here are those benchmarks as we compare the latest Windows 10 to Ubuntu 19.10 and Intel's own Clear Linux platform.

Steam For Linux Beta Adds Experimental Namespaces/Containers Support

10. Listopad 2019 - 23:53
Longtime Linux game developer Timothee Besset has outlined the support introduced by Valve this week in their latest Steam Linux client beta for supporting Linux namespaces / containers. This experimental functionality may in the end provide better support for 32-bit compatibility as more Linux distributions focus solely on x86_64 packages, reducing some of the fragmentation/library conflicts between some Linux distributions and Steam, and other headaches currently plaguing the Steam Linux space...

Reiser4 File-System Is Still Ticking In 2019 - Now Updated For Linux 5.3 Compatibility

10. Listopad 2019 - 22:41
While Linux 5.4 is rolling out in about two weeks, the out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system has just been updated for Linux 5.3 support...

Virtual KMS Driver To Work On Virtual Refresh Rate Support (FreeSync)

10. Listopad 2019 - 17:45
Over the past year and a half the VKMS Linux DRM driver has come together as the "virtual kernel mode-setting" implementation for headless systems and other environments not backed by a physical display. Interestingly being tacked on their TODO list now is VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support. Separately, the prominent VKMS developer is now employed by AMD...

November Is Still Bringing Many Interesting Linux Benchmarks / Milestones

10. Listopad 2019 - 15:47
Pardon for the rather slow pace of new Phoronix content over the past week (in particular, the lack of big benchmark articles) due to my wife giving birth early and being in the hospital for a few days, but the remainder of November is set to be quite exciting on the Linux/open-source performance front. Here is some of what else is on tap for November...

OpenZFS Developer Summit 2019 Videos + Slides For The Latest On Open-Source ZFS

10. Listopad 2019 - 15:31
Taking place 4 and 5 November in San Francisco was the OpenZFS Developer Summit. This two-day open-source ZFS developer summit made possible by Intel, Delphix, Datto, and OSNexus had a lot of interesting presentations from the state of ZFS TRIM/Discard to debugging topics...

Thunderbolt 3 Software Connection Manager Support Coming In Linux 5.5 For Apple Hardware

10. Listopad 2019 - 14:59
The Thunderbolt changes have been merged to char-misc ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.5 merge window...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha Released With Toolchain Upgrade, Clang-ed Kernel Option

10. Listopad 2019 - 14:31
The first alpha release of the forthcoming OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 is now available for testing with this Clang-built Linux distribution that originates back to the days of Mandrake...

KDE Packs Away New Screensaver Setting, Other Changes For First Full Week Of November

10. Listopad 2019 - 13:30
It's been another busy week in KDE land with developers working through the massive code-bases comprising the KDE desktop environment on a variety of features and fixes...

Longtime Linux-Friendly X-Plane Flight Simulator Sees v11.40 Released

10. Listopad 2019 - 3:00
Besides X-Plane being one of the most realistic PC-based flight simulators, this flight simulator from Laminar Research has long supported Linux. Out this weekend is X-Plane 11.40 as the latest update and the last major release before they roll-out their long-awaited Vulkan graphics API support...

Benchmarks Of 10 Higher-End Intel/AMD CPUs On Ubuntu 19.10

9. Listopad 2019 - 20:45
With Ubuntu 19.10 bringing some CPU/system performance changes compared to earlier Ubuntu releases as a result of compiler/toolchain upgrades, the newer kernel, and more, here is a quick weekend look at how the Ubuntu 19.10 performance compares across ten different AMD Ryzen and Intel Core systems...

PulseAudio Adds GStreamer-Powered RTP Implementation

9. Listopad 2019 - 20:20
As an alternative to PulseAudio's existing RTP implementation, a new GStreamer-based Real-Time Transport Protocol has been introduced...

OpenZFS 2.0 Out In 2020 With Unified Linux/FreeBSD Support, OpenZFS 3.0 With macOS

9. Listopad 2019 - 19:21
Taking place this past week in San Francisco was the annual OpenZFS Developer Summit. As usual, Matthew Ahrens as the co-founder of Sun ZFS and current OpenZFS contributor at Delphix talked about the state of the open-source ZFS efforts in his keynote...

EXT4 File-System Picking Up New Direct I/O Read Implementation

9. Listopad 2019 - 17:41
Among other EXT4 file-system changes en route for the upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel is a new direct I/O read implementation...