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NetworkManager 1.4 Feature Update Prepares For Release

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 03:07:05 PM
The first release candidate to NetworkManager 1.4 feature update is now available for testing...

AMDGPU-PRO Radeon RX 460/470/480 vs. NVIDIA Linux GPU Benchmarks

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 02:20:53 PM
Last week I published an 18-way GPU Linux comparison featuring the new Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 graphics cards along with other AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. The Radeon tests were done using the very latest open-source Linux driver stack while in this article are similar benchmarks done but using the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver stack.

RISC-V Backend Proposed For LLVM

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 11:55:30 AM
Open-source activities around the completely open RISC-V instruction set architecture sure are heating up. Alex Bradbury is proposing now that the RISC-V compiler backend be merged in LLVM...

Nouveau Engine Reclocking Fixes Continue, NVIDIA Maxwell Re-Clocking Achieved

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:50:27 AM
Independent Nouveau developer Karol Herbst continues to be hard at work on improving the re-clocking state of the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver stack...

Enlightenment's EFL 1.18 Released With New Wayland, Input Functionality Plus EWebkit

Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:04:53 AM
Version 1.18 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) brings a wealth of new features...

Wayland / Weston 1.12 Now Available In Alpha Form

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:12:32 PM
The alpha release of the upcoming Wayland and Weston 1.12 version is now available...

Solaris-Derived OpenIndiana Releases MATE Desktop ISOs

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 10:57:20 PM
It's been a while since last having any major news to report on OpenIndiana, the OpenSolaris/Illumos-derived operating system, but they are out today with new test ISOs that incorporate the MATE desktop...

NVIDIA Rolls Out 370 Linux Driver Beta, Adds Pascal Under/Over-Clocking

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 05:04:40 PM
NVIDIA this morning rolled out the first Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD driver beta in their 370 driver series. There's good stuff in here for Pascal GPU owners...

LLVM/Clang 3.9 Is Shipping Soon With OpenCL 2.0, ThinLTO & Much More

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:00:00 PM
If all goes well, LLVM/Clang 3.9.0 will be released next week. With this major feature release right around the corner, here is a look at some of the exciting features and changes to this open-source compiler stack...

GNOME Turns 19, Debian Turns 23 Years Old

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 01:03:56 PM
There are at least two exciting Linux/open-source birthdays to celebrate this week...

Intel Kaby Lake Support Added To Beignet OpenCL

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 12:53:20 PM
Intel's Beignet project for providing open-source OpenCL support for Intel HD/Iris Graphics hardware on Linux now has support for upcoming Kaby Lake processors...

FreeBSD Catching Up To Linux DRM Graphics Drivers, In Sync With Git

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 12:39:28 PM
For the first time ever, the FreeBSD DRM drivers match the code of what's found in the upstream Linux kernel Git. They started off trailing many releases behind the state of the upstream Linux kernel, but as of now the Intel DRM as the first driver has made it to be in sync with the current Linux 4.8 development code...

Performance Improvement For Virtual NVMe Devices

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 12:29:13 PM
Helen Koike of Collabora has been one of the developers looking to optimize the performance of virtual NVMe devices, such as used by Google's Cloud Engine...

MidnightBSD 0.8 Switches From GCC 4.2 To Clang

Tuesday 16th of August 2016 12:13:52 PM
For those of you unfamiliar with it, MidnightBSD is a BSD (obviously) that focuses upon being a good desktop OS, similar to the goals of GhostBSD or PC-BSD. MidnightBSD 0.8 was released this week as the newest version of the operating system...

Go 1.7 Brings s390x Support, Compiler Improvements

Monday 15th of August 2016 11:50:26 PM
Version 1.7 of the Go programming language is now available...

Btrfs RAID vs. Linux Software RAID Benchmarks On Linux 4.7

Monday 15th of August 2016 08:00:00 PM
Earlier this month I carried out some 4-disk Btrfs RAID benchmarks using four SATA 3.0 SSDs. Those tests were done using the Btrfs built-in RAID capabilities while today are some comparison tests against those numbers when using the Linux Software RAID setup via mdadm.

The Brewing Problem Of PGP Short-ID Collision Attacks

Monday 15th of August 2016 07:00:03 PM
Using short PGP key IDs is proving to be insecure with real attacks having started this summer...

Raspbian DRM Updated, DSI Driver Not Yet Ready For Upstream Due To Firmware Blob Issue

Monday 15th of August 2016 05:55:26 PM
Eric Anholt of Broadcom has written a blog post detailing his past week of work on the open-source VC4 driver stack that benefits the Raspberry Pi...

Intel Graphics Driver SVM Support Back To Being Worked On

Monday 15th of August 2016 05:16:59 PM
Intel Open-Source Technology Center developers are back to working on SVM support for the Intel i915 DRM driver...

That Radeon Performance Regression For R9 290 Might Be Nailed

Monday 15th of August 2016 04:18:59 PM
Present in the Linux 4.7 kernel and thus far in the Linux 4.8 development cycle has been a significant performance regression affecting the Radeon R9 290 and other select GPUs. This performance drop has been very noticeable and I've seen it since Linux 4.7-rc1 while finally an independent user went through the process of bisecting the kernel to find the problematic commit of this hefty performance drop...

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Fedora 25 Alpha Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8, Wayland & GNOME 3.22

Today, August 30, 2016, the Fedora Project was pleased to announce the immediate availability for download and public testing of the Alpha pre-release build of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system. The biggest new feature of the Fedora 25 Alpha milestone is the migration to the next-generation Wayland display server in addition to X11 (a.k.a. X.Org Server), which is enabled by default on systems that support it, but it's available only for the Workstation edition that's built around the GNOME desktop environment. Read more Also:

Leftovers: Security

6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know

The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers. Read more

University fuels NextCloud's improved monitoring

Encouraged by a potential customer - a large, German university - the German start-up company NextCloud has improved the resource monitoring capabilities of its eponymous cloud services solution, which it makes available as open source software. The improved monitoring should help users scale their implementation, decide how to balance work loads and alerting them to potential capacity issues. NextCloud’s monitoring capabilities can easily be combined with OpenNMS, an open source network monitoring and management solution. Read more