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Radeon Vulkan "RADV" Driver Saw Many Optimizations This Week For Mesa 21.0

Phoronix - 16. Leden 2021 - 16:47
Prior to Mesa 21.0 being branched this week in preparations for the quarterly stable Mesa3D release, a number of open-source Radeon Vulkan "RADV" driver optimizations were merged...

AMD + Older Intel CPUs To See Much Faster AES-NI XTS Crypto Performance On Linux 5.12

Phoronix - 16. Leden 2021 - 15:41
AMD processors along with older Intel processors will enjoy much faster AES-NI XTS crypto performance with the Linux 5.12 kernel this spring...

Better Fujitsu A64FX Support Arrives For GCC, LLVM Clang Compilers

Phoronix - 16. Leden 2021 - 13:42
The high performance Fujitsu A64FX ARM processor now has the possibility of performing even better if relying upon the upstream open-source compilers from GCC and LLVM...

Linux Patches Updated For Light-Based Networking With pureLiFi Driver

Phoronix - 16. Leden 2021 - 12:29
Li-Fi that uses LED lighting for wireless communication between devices is a step closer to reality on Linux systems with leading commercial start-up pureLiFi continuing to move closer to upstreaming the driver supporting their hardware that supports this technology...

KDE Will Reflow Text In Konsole On Window Resizing, Kirigami Icons Now Use Less RAM

Phoronix - 16. Leden 2021 - 12:12
KDE developers have remained very busy in the new year working to improve their open-source desktop stack...

Linus Torvalds Decides To Land NVIDIA RTX 30 "Ampere" Support In Linux 5.11

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 23:35
While new feature code is normally not allowed in past the end of the merge window for a given Linux kernel release cycle, Linus Torvalds has decided to merge the newly-published open-source driver code for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 "Ampere" graphics cards for the Linux 5.11 kernel that will debut as stable in February...

CentOS Hyperscaler Effort Approved With Backing From Facebook, Twitter

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 18:19
The CentOS board has approved the creation of a "Hyperscale" SIG spearheaded by engineers from the likes of Facebook and Twitter in aiming to make CentOS Stream more appealing to such large scale server/cloud organizations...

The Performance Of Clear Linux vs. Fedora vs. Ubuntu Over 2020

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 17:10
Earlier this week we looked at the performance of Intel's Clear Linux over the past year but how does that compare to the likes of say Fedora and Ubuntu? This article is looking at the performance of Fedora Workstation, Ubuntu, and Clear Linux on the same hardware over the past year.

Genode OS Planning For PinePhone Bring-Up, Better GPU Support In 2021

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 15:09
For those wanting to run a micro-kernel operating system for your low-cost, open-source friendly PinePhone, the Genode OS framework plans to port to the PinePhone this year. Genode OS and its Sculpt general purpose platform are also wanting to better embrace GPU support in 2021...

AMD Sends In More "New Stuff" For Radeon Graphics With Linux 5.12

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 14:06
Sent in last week were many AMD graphics driver updates slated for Linux 5.12 including the likes of Radeon RX 6000 series OverDrive support. This week marks another batch of AMDGPU kernel driver changes being submitted to DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 5.12 cycle...

Ubuntu 21.04 To Expand The Use Of Phased Package Updates

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 12:26
With this spring's release of Ubuntu 21.04 there is more widespread use of "phased updates" for gradually rolling out new stable release updates to help avoid any regressions en masse from coming to light. For years the Ubuntu desktop has employed this phased updates strategy while now with it being plumbed into APT, Ubuntu Server and other versions will by default make use of phased updates...

Proton 5.13-5 Now Available With Cyberpunk 2077 Fixes, Microsoft Flight Simulator VR

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 12:11
After experimental builds and the recent release candidates, Valve's Proton 5.13-5 is now available as the latest version of this Wine downstream for powering Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux...

Mesa's RADV ACO Adds Support For Rapid Packed Math

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 11:16
Hitting the Mesa tree when Mesa 21.0 was being branched (but looks like it will still make it now part of "staging/21.0") is support for AMD's "rapid packed math" with the RADV driver's ACO compiler back-end...

Fedora 34 Planning For Better Font Rendering By Enabling HarfBuzz In FreeType

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 10:24
One of the latest planned changes to the long list of improvements for Fedora 34 is enabling the HarfBuzz support within the FreeType library...

Open-Source "Nouveau" Driver Now Supports NVIDIA Ampere - But Without 3D Acceleration

Phoronix - 15. Leden 2021 - 2:20
Patches were sent out today that provide the open-source Linux kernel "Nouveau" driver with support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series "Ampere" graphics cards. But at the moment there is no 3D acceleration and the developers are blocked still by signed firmware requirements, so it's basically just a matter of having kernel mode-setting display support...

CrowdSec: chraňte své servery a pomáhejte tvořit reputaci IP adres - 15. Leden 2021 - 0:00
[4 minuty čtení] CrowdSec je bezpečnostní nástroj, jehož cílem je chránit služby a servery vystavené do internetu. Inspiroval se klasickým nástrojem Fail2ban, ale jednotlivé instance propojil a sází na sílu davu. Nástroj Fail2ban je tu s námi už téměř dvě dekády a jeho funkce je jednoduchá: démon sleduje vybrané logy a pokud se v nich objeví příliš mnoho neúspěšných pokusů o přihlášení, zablokuje dané IP adrese přístup pomocí systémového firewallu. Útočník tak z dané adresy už nemá šanci zkoušet například hádat hesla.

Linux 5.12 To Allow Disabling Intel Graphics Security Mitigations

Phoronix - 14. Leden 2021 - 23:47
The Linux 5.12 kernel will allow optional, run-time disabling of Intel graphics driver security mitigations, which so far is just in regards to last year's iGPU Leak vulnerability. This i915.mitigations= module parameter control is being added as part of finally fixing the Haswell GT1 graphics support that was fallout from this mitigaion...

Mozilla VPN k dispozici i na Linuxu

LinuxEXPRES - 14. Leden 2021 - 23:09

Nadace Mozilla Foundation rozšiřuje možnosti využití open-source služby VPN i pro Linux. Doplňuje tak stávající možnosti použití na Windows, mac OS, Android a iOS. 

Alpine Linux 3.13 Brings Official Cloud Images, Much Faster Node.js, Cloud-Init Support

Phoronix - 14. Leden 2021 - 18:25
Alpine Linux, the distribution popular for container environments due to its lightweight nature with employing Musl libc and Busybox while being designed for simplicity, security, and efficiency, is out with version 3.13. With Alpine Linux 3.13 the distribution is ramping up its cloud ambitions...

Wine 6.0 Released With A Plethora Of Improvements For Windows Software On Linux

Phoronix - 14. Leden 2021 - 17:00
Wine 6.0 stable is now officially available as the annual stable release for this open-source project allowing Windows games and applications to run on Linux, macOS, and other Unix-like platforms...
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