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GParted 1.2 Released With Support For exFAT File-Systems

Phoronix - 42 min 40 sec ago
GParted as the widely used, GUI solution for managing Linux partitions/file-systems on the Linux desktop now finally supports dealing with exFAT file-systems...

GNOME 40 Alpha Released

Phoronix - 3 hours 51 min ago
GNOME 40 is now available as the first step towards releasing this updated Linux desktop environment in March...

Radeon ROCm 4.0.1 Released For AMD Open-Source GPU Compute

Phoronix - 4 hours 50 min ago
Last month marked the release of the big Radeon Open eCosystem 4.0 update (ROCm 4.0) while today that has been replaced by a v4.0.1 point release...

AMD Celebrates Five Years Of GPUOpen

Phoronix - 9 hours 45 min ago
Today marks five years since AMD began the GPUOpen initiative for providing more open-source Radeon GPU code projects, code samples, and more for better engaging GPU/game developers in the open...

Mozilla Announces "Open Web Docs" Following Last Year's Layoffs

Phoronix - 12 hours 10 min ago
Last year during the big round of layoffs at Mozilla the entire Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) writers team was laid off. That was a particularly sad blow considering how valuable the MDN documentation has been to web developers as a very useful resource. Today the Mozilla folks are announced Open Web Docs in seemingly looking to have the community take over...

Patched Linux 5.11 Continues Looking Great For AMD Ryzen/EPYC Performance

Phoronix - 13 hours 25 min ago
While the initial AMD Linux 5.11 performance regression written about at the end of last year was of much concern given the performance hits to AMD Zen 2 / Zen 3 processors with the out-of-the-box "Schedutil" governor, with a pending patch the regression is not only addressed but in various workloads we continue seeing better performance than even compared to Linux 5.10. Here is the latest from several more days of extensive performance testing.

VKD3D-Proton Begins Working On DirectX 12 Ray-Tracing Atop Vulkan

Phoronix - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 23:25
Those working on VKD3D-Proton as the Direct3D 12 implementation atop the Vulkan API are beginning to work on DirectX Ray-Tracing support but it isn't yet ready for gamers...

Intel Alder Lake S Graphics Support Nearing The Mainline Linux Kernel

Phoronix - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 22:32
It looks like the open-source Intel kernel driver enablement work for the "Alder Lake S" processors coming to market late in the year will soon have the support mainlined in the kernel...

Apache Software Foundation Saw Assigned CVEs Up 24%, Security Issues Up 53% For 2020

Phoronix - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 22:07
The Apache Software Foundation that oversees 340+ Apache projects saw a measurable rise in security related issues during the course of 2020...