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Linux 6.1 Should Be Very Exciting With Rust, AMD PMF, MGLRU & Other Changes Expected

Phoronix - 5 hours 45 min ago
Linux 6.0 is bringing many great features but looking ahead for Linux 6.1 there are even more changes to get excited about for that kernel which will release as stable around the end of 2022...

PinePhone Keyboard Driver Prepped Ahead Of Linux 6.1

Phoronix - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 21:50
Improving the mainline Linux kernel support for the PinePhone is a keyboard driver expected to land for the imminent Linux 6.1 merge window...

Improved Control Flow Integrity (KCFI) Implementation Submitted For Linux 6.1

Phoronix - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 21:27
Along with the Rust infrastructure for Linux 6.1 pull request, another early pull submitted by kernel maintainer Kees Cook for Linux 6.1 is the introduction of a new Control Flow Integrity "CFI" implementation for the Linux kernel to replace the former, less-than-ideal code...

The Most Interesting New Features Of Linux 6.0

Phoronix - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:55
Barring any last minute reservations today by Linus Torvalds, the Linux 6.0 stable kernel is expected to be christened before the day is through. Linux 6.0 comes with many notable hardware support additions and other improvements, here is a reminder of all what is great about this imminent kernel release...

Debian Choose A Reasonable, Common Sense Solution To Dealing With Non-Free Firmware

Phoronix - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 17:26
Debian developers have been figuring out an updated stance to take on non-free firmware considering the increasing number of devices now having open-source Linux drivers but requiring closed-source firmware for any level of functionality. The voting on the non-free firmware matter has now concluded and the votes tallied.....

AMD Publishes New Family 19h CPU Microcode

Phoronix - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 16:59
AMD on Friday upstreamed new Family 19h CPU microcode to linux-firmware.git...

Steam On Linux Usage Receded Slightly In September

Phoronix - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 08:44
While the Steam on Linux marketshare has been consistently increasing this year since the launch of the Arch Linux powered Steam Deck, the September 2022 numbers are in and surprisingly there is a slight pull-back in Linux use...

System76's Pop!_OS COSMIC Desktop To Make Use Of Iced Rust Toolkit Rather Than GTK

Phoronix - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 03:12
System76 has been developing their own COSMIC desktop as the next evolution for their Pop!_OS Linux distribution built atop an Ubuntu base. Interestingly with this big COSMIC desktop undertaking, which is being written in the Rust programming language, they have decided to shift away from using the GTK toolkit to instead make use of Iced-Rs as a Rust-native, multi-platform graphical toolkit...

Rust Infrastructure Pull Request Submitted For Linux 6.1!

Phoronix - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 01:24
It's happening, folks! Linus Torvalds already indicated recently he intends to pull the initial Rust programming language support into the Linux 6.1 kernel cycle and today that pull request was submitted to him. Linux 6.0 isn't out yet but should be on Sunday unless any last minute problems, which in turn will mark the start of the two week v6.1 merge window...

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