posted about 4 hours ago on phoronix
Void Linux, a rolling-release distribution we have covered before that is known for its XBPS package manager and interesting design decisions like using the Runit init system and supporting the Musl C library, has recently been working on enhancing its POWER CPU architecture support...

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posted about 11 hours ago on phoronix
Greg Kroah-Hartman this week sent in "the large set of char/misc/whatever driver subsystem updates", which as usual -- given it's a catch-all area of kernel drivers not fitting well into other subsystems -- there is an interesting mix of additions...

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posted about 12 hours ago on phoronix
For those enjoying the Valheim, the new survival/sandbox game that has been an incredible success and sold more than four millions of copies so far while being a low-budget indie game, Mesa should be providing better performance when using its OpenGL renderer...

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posted about 13 hours ago on phoronix
Two weeks ago Wine-Staging 6.2 came in at 669 patches while now with the Wine-Staging 6.3 point release has climbed to just under 700 patches atop the upstream Wine code-base...

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posted about 14 hours ago on phoronix
KDE developers have been wrapping up February with a number of new command line tools being worked on for applying various cosmetic changes to the desktop. There have also been many crash fixes addressed in recent days...

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posted about 19 hours ago on phoronix
Google's AI team has announced "Lyra" as a very low bit-rate codec for speech compression designed for use-cses like WebRTC and other video chats... With a bit rate so low that when combined with the likes of the AV1 video codec could potentially allow video chats over 56kbps Internet connections...

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posted about 24 hours ago on phoronix
Mageia 8 is out today as a significant and long overdue update to this Linux distribution long ago derived from Mandriva/Mandrake lineage...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
Wine 6.3 is out today as the newest bi-weekly development snapshot of this free software solution for running Windows games and applications under Linux and macOS...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
Linus Torvalds just merged a set of patches that includes KFence. Short for the Kernel Electric Fence, KFence is a low-overhead memory safety error detector/validator that is suitable for use in production kernel builds...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
The Linux 5.12 merge window is drawing to a close this weekend while being sent in this morning were the RISC-V updates that tend to excite the free software enthusiasts...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
As a quick PSA for those that may be eager to test out early Git builds of the Linux 5.12 kernel, I've been hitting a very nasty issue on multiple systems leading to corruption / data loss...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
Last week saw the main set of ACPI and power management updates for Linux 5.12 while for the second week of the merge window has been the follow-up work with Intel Simple Firmware Interface removal and also an additional ACPI update...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
Last week the main set of DRM subsystem updates were sent in for the Linux 5.12 merge window. That pull included exciting additions like Radeon RX 6000 series OverDrive and Intel Xe VRR. Mistakenly left out of that pull request last week were the open-source Qualcomm Adreno driver improvements for the "MSM" kernel driver while now that code has landed...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
The newest GNU project seeing its first release is GNU Poke, which is being inaugurated at v1.0 after being in development for the past three years...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
Genode OS 21.02 is out as the latest feature release to this open-source operating system framework...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
The new OpenGL renderer work for GTK 4 as a post-4.0 improvement is shaping up well and should really help push along the open-source toolkit on macOS...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
Blender 2.92 is out today as the latest feature release for this award-winning, open-source 3D graphics/modeling software...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
Intel's "Simple Firmware Interface" that dates back to the company's early Atom-powered mobile days is being eliminated with the in-development Linux 5.12 kernel...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
The VFIO changes to the Linux 5.12 kernel include an optimization worth mentioning...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
Last month Red Hat announced no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux for small production environments while now they have extended their gratis RHEL offering to also include "open-source infrastructure" being entitled to no-cost usage...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
NVIDIA has updated their 460 series Linux driver to provide launch-day support for the GeForce RTX 3060...

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
New restrictions will be in place beginning with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS this summer to try to enforce better quality releases with less regressions by enforcing better quality control...

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
Lavapipe as Mesa's CPU-based Vulkan driver implementation akin to LLVMpipe for OpenGL can now run on Microsoft Windows...

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
Most of you probably haven't heard of DFI much in nearly two decades since the days of their colorful "LanParty" motherboards that were well known at the time, but these days they are focused on the industrial computer industry and have now teamed up with Canonical to partake in the Ubuntu IoT Hardware Certification Partner Program...

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
AMD has released AMDVLK 2021.Q1.4 as their newest snapshot of this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver for Linux systems...

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