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Wine 4.0.1 Released With 44 Fixes

15. Květen 2019 - 23:38
For those with reasons sticking to formal Wine stable releases as opposed to the feature-progressing Wine bi-weekly snapshots, Wine 4.0.1 is now the latest and greatest...

Valve Pushes Out Big Steam Beta Update, Linux Changes & Steam Remote Play

15. Květen 2019 - 23:22
Valve issued a new Steam beta release that contains a lot of changes across the board, including Linux...

A Linaro Developer Has Taken Up The Effort Of Converting GCC's SVN To Git

15. Květen 2019 - 20:19
The lengthy battle of converting the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) to using a Git workflow from SVN might be getting closer to finally culminating... Linaro developer Maxim Kuvyrkov has jumped on the task of converting the GCC repository from SVN to Git and did so without much fuss...

GeForce GTX 650 vs. GTX 1650 Performance For Linux Gaming, Performance-Per-Watt

15. Květen 2019 - 17:00
The latest in our benchmarking with the new GeForce GTX 1650 is some "fun" tests seeing how its performance compares to that of the GeForce GTX 650 Kepler. Various OpenGL and Vulkan Linux gaming tests were carried out as well as some compute tests and throughout monitoring the AC power consumption to yield the performance-per-Watt metrics.

The BSDs Get Promptly Mitigated For The MDS Side-Channel Vulnerabilities

15. Květen 2019 - 14:09
When Spectre and Meltdown came to light, there was some frustrations in the BSD community that it took time for them to be briefed and ultimately handling the mitigations for these CPU security vulnerabilities. Fortunately, with the new Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS, also dubbed "Zombieload") vulnerabilities, the key BSDs have seen punctual patches...

Allwinner ARM Boards With SATA See Big Speed Boost From Single Line Patch

15. Květen 2019 - 12:58
Right now the low-end Allwinner ARM SBC boards featuring a SATA port have been running at a measly 36~45MB/s but with changing around a single line of kernel code, that can jump to 120MB/s...

Intel UHD Graphics 630 With Gallium3D Yields Roughly Radeon HD 5750 Linux Performance

15. Květen 2019 - 10:12
For those wondering how Intel's new Gallium3D-based OpenGL driver is performing relative to various NVIDIA and AMD discrete graphics cards, here are some quick tests of older/lower-end parts...

The Process For Eventually Releasing X.Org Server 1.21

15. Květen 2019 - 8:15
While formally the X.Org Server aimed to put out a new feature update every six months, in recent years they have been well off that trajectory with not much feature activity going on especially now that GLAMOR / XWayland / xf86-video-modesetting have stabilized and many Linux distributions eyeing Wayland by default. But there is now at least some little bit of interest in what's going into X.Org Server 1.21...

F2FS For Linux 5.2 Sees Better SMR Drive Support, Various Fixes

15. Květen 2019 - 6:48
While no flashy features like EXT4's case-insensitive option with Linux 5.2, the Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) did see a good amount of fixes and other improvements for this new kernel round...

Red Hat Is Looking To Hire Another Experienced Open-Source Graphics Driver Developer

14. Květen 2019 - 23:18
Red Hat is hiring for their open-source graphics driver team...

Intel Kicks Off OSTS2019 With New Firmware Initiative, New Cloud Hypervisor, Clear Linux

14. Květen 2019 - 22:30
Intel is running their once internal-only Open-Source Technology Summit (OSTS) in Washington this week but for a first time they have begun inviting customers and industry stakeholders and others to this annual open-source shindig. We're out here for the very interesting event with Imad Sousou and Raja Koduri talking today and some highly interesting technical talks ahead tomorrow. Here is the initial slew of announcements...

Proton 4.2-4 Released With Fix For RAGE 2, Updated DXVK

14. Květen 2019 - 21:04
Valve has just released Proton 4.2-4 as their newest downstream of Wine that is used by Steam Play for running Steam Windows games on Linux...

A Slew Of Stable Kernel Updates Issued For Addressing MBS / Zombieload Vulnerabilities

14. Květen 2019 - 19:22
Following today's disclosure of the new MDS vulnerabilities affecting Intel CPUs, a slew of new Linux kernel stable releases have been issued...

Mesa 19.1-RC2 Released For Testing With The Latest Intel & Radeon Driver Fixes

14. Květen 2019 - 19:14
We are coming up on the Mesa 19.1 quarterly feature release hopefully by the end of the month while out today is the second release candidate for evaluating this next big update to these OpenGL and Vulkan driver implementations...

MDS: The Newest Speculative Execution Side-Channel Vulnerability

14. Květen 2019 - 18:00
Intel just disclosed a new speculative execution side-channel vulnerability in its processors similar to the existing Spectre/L1TF vulnerabilities. This new disclosure is called the Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)...

NVIDIA 430.14 Linux Driver Improves Vulkan Performance For DiRT 4, Steam Play Games

14. Květen 2019 - 17:32
NVIDIA released the 430.14 Linux driver today as their first non-beta driver build in this 430 branch...

Prolific Red Hat Developer Starts Up "Wayland Itches" Project

14. Květen 2019 - 16:38
Longtime Red Hat developer Hans de Goede who has been responsible for many Linux desktop improvements over the years from laptop support fixes to open-source GPU driver fixes to most recently flicker-free boot has a new area of hacking: taking care of the pain points under Wayland...

LLVM Clang 9.0 Picks Up Initial C2x Language Mode

14. Květen 2019 - 16:30
Merged today to the mainline Clang compiler front-end is the initial C2x language mode support as what will eventually be the successor to the C18 programming language...

GCC 9 vs. Clang 8 C/C++ Compiler Performance On AMD Threadripper, Intel Core i9

14. Květen 2019 - 15:00
Since the release of the GCC 9 stable compiler suite earlier this month we have begun firing up a number of compiler benchmarks for this annual feature update to the GNU Compiler Collection. For your viewing pleasure today is looking at the performance of GCC 8 against GCC 9 compared to LLVM Clang 8 as the latest release of this friendly open-source compiler competition. This GCC 8 vs. GCC 9 vs. Clang 8 C/C++ compiler benchmarking was done on an Intel Core i9 7980XE and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX high-end desktop/workstation systems.

Intel Comet Lake Support Appears To Be In Good Shape With Linux 5.2

14. Květen 2019 - 13:00
Intel "Comet Lake" CPUs look like they will be well supported when running on the in-development Linux 5.2 kernel or later...