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Google Plans End To PNaCl Support In Favor Of WebAssembly

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 08:30:43 PM
The Portable Native Client (PNaCl) ecosystem hasn't been too vibrant for executing native code in web-browsers given its lack of adoption outside of Google/Chrome and other factors. With WebAssembly seeing much broader adoption and inroads, Google is planning to end PNaCl...

Test Profiles For The Phoronix Test Suite Now Available Via GitHub

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 07:15:29 PM
A semi-common question that's come up in recent years has been a request to be able to access Phoronix Test Suite test profiles via GitHub. That's now possible...

Xfce 4.14 Continues Getting Closer With Its GTK3 Port

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:06:21 PM
The release of Xfce 4.14 continues getting closer as their transitional step for getting the lightweight desktop environment up and running with the GTK3 tool-kit...

KDE Neon User Edition 5.10 Released

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:26:39 PM
There is an easy way to try out today's release of KDE Plasma 5.10...

WhiteEgret: New Linux Security Module For Execution Whitelisting

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 02:36:38 PM
WhiteEgret is the name of a new Linux Security Module (LSM) in-development by Toshiba for being able to limit what your system can execute via a whitelist...

Paragon Adds Write Support To Its ReFS Linux Driver

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 02:24:11 PM
If you are bound to dealing with Microsoft's ReFS file-system, Paragon Software has added write support to its proprietary ReFS Linux file-system driver...

Intel Queues More Changes In DRM-Next For Linux 4.13

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 01:17:46 PM
Intel developers have landed more code into DRM-Next of feature material in turn targeting the Linux 4.13 kernel cycle...

KDE Plasma 5.10 Released

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:40:18 PM
The KDE community has released Plasma 5.10 as their newest desktop release...

Many HDMI CEC Drivers Being Written For Linux

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:21:19 PM
The Linux state for HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) continues to improve and several drivers are in the works...

Keith Packard Making Progress With DRM Leases, Adding Vulkan Support

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 10:27:56 AM
Keith Packard's latest hacking in the open-source world has been around DRM leases support as part of his work under contract with Valve for better supporting VR HMDs on Linux...

Wine-Staging 2.9 Released, Supports D3D11 Pipeline Stats & Better Anti-Cheat Support

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 10:20:34 AM
Adding patches atop last week's Wine 2.9 is the new Wine-Staging release with a few noteworthy additions...

Intel Core X-Series CPUs Announced, Up To 18 Cores

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 10:06:44 AM
As was widely expected, Intel used Computex today to announce the Core X-Series / Skylake-X CPUs...

Mesa 17.0.7 Being Prepped To End Out Mesa 17.0

Monday 29th of May 2017 10:27:27 PM
Emil Velikov is preparing to release Mesa 17.0.7 this week, which will serve as the final point release to the Mesa 17.0 series...

28-Way NVIDIA GeForce GPU Comparison On Ubuntu: From GeForce 8 To GeForce 1080

Monday 29th of May 2017 07:00:00 PM
After finishing up the tests last week for the GeForce GT 1030 Linux review of this $70 USD passively-cooled graphics card, I ended up getting carried away running more NVIDIA Linux benchmarks and ended up making a much larger comparison -- in part for the pre-celebrations with Phoronix turning 13 next week. Here's a 28-way GeForce graphics card comparison on Ubuntu with GPUs ranging from the GeForce 8600/8800 series through the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

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Do you have an Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake processor under your computer's hood? Have you experienced unexplained application and system hiccups, data corruption, or data loss? It could be because your chipset has hyper-threading enabled and the chips are malfunctioning. Henrique de Moraes Holschuh, a Debian Linux developer, revealed the Intel chip problem on the Debian developer list. Officially, Intel hasn't acknowledged the problem, but engineers at Dell and Intel have told me that the problem, and its fix, exists. Read more