The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.4.5 of its Alpine Linux operating system.
This is a bugfix release of the v3.4 musl based branch, based on linux-4.4.27 kernels and it contains important security fixes for the kernel and for musl libc.
'Titus the Fox: To Marrakech and Back' [GOG], a platformer from 1992 that was originally released for the Amiga, but now it has a Linux version on GOG.
Yet another classic game revived for Linux thanks to GOG. The Linux version uses DOSBox.
The GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards are beginning to ship today. As mentioned in yesterday's NVIDIA 375.10 vs. Linux 4.8 + Mesa 13.1-dev AMD GPU Benchmarks, I unfortunately don't have any Linux reviews to publish today due to waiting on the hardware but will have GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti reviews in the days ahead. The first GTX 1050 card to be tested is a Zotac GTX 1050 Mini, which might be great for a living room HTPC or 1080p "Steam Machine" on a budget.
Some Phoronix Premium readers had recently requested some fresh I/O scheduler benchmarks using the Linux 4.9 kernel, so here are those test results.
Included in this short article are some I/O scheduler comparison benchmarks using the Linux 4.9 Git code from last week when comparing Noop, Deadline, and CFQ mainline choices. The disk used was running EXT4 and was a 120GB Samsung 850 EVO solid-state drive.
The move toward ARM-based servers took another step forward this week as SUSE announced plans for server and storage versions of Linux supporting 64-bit ARM SoCs. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and SUSE Enterprise Storage will be available before the end of the year.
Intel currently dominates the server sector, one of its most profitable markets, with its x86 Xeon processors.