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Intel Announces Atom x6000E Series "Elkhart Lake", 11th Gen Core Tigerlake-UP3

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 21:00
After talking about Elkhart Lake for months in terms of the Linux patches bringing up this next-generation Intel processor, Intel is announcing it today in the form of the Atom x6000E series. Additionally, following the recent Tiger Lake client processor launch, 11th Gen Core Tigerlake-UP3 has also been announced.

Lenovo Announces 27 Systems To Ship With Ubuntu Pre-Installed

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 21:00
Following Lenovo rolling out Fedora Linux options for their laptops and their other Linux-related announcements this year, Lenovo and Canonical are announcing today nearly thirty different laptops and desktops will begin shipping with the option for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS pre-installed...

Easier Vulkan Debugging Of Windows Applications Running Under Wine Is On The Way

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 16:03
With patches pending it will be easier to debug Windows games/applications running under Wine on Linux...

AMDGPU For Linux 5.10 Brings PCIe DPC Recovery, More RDNA2 Updates

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 14:53
Another batch of AMDGPU kernel driver updates have landed in DRM-Next ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.10 kernel cycle...

Arch Linux Based EndeavourOS Begins Providing ARM Builds

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:00
The Arch Linux based EndeavourOS that was born out of Antergos Linux has released new builds for September 2020 and also gotten into the ARM Linux game...

LLVM 11.0-RC3 Released For This Big LLVM/Clang Update

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 05:54
LLVM 11.0 was originally scheduled to be released at the end of August while now it looks like that official milestone is coming in the next few days or week...

AMD Dimgrey Cavefish and VanGogh Support Lands In Radeon Linux OpenGL Driver

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 02:05
The latest enablement work landing in the RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source driver is for AMD Dimgrey Cavefish and VanGogh...

Microsoft Edge Is Coming Out For Linux Next Month

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 00:01
As part of a host of announcements for kicking off the virtual Ignite 2020 conference, Microsoft just confirmed they will be releasing their Edge web browser for Linux next month...

Firefox 81 Released With Security Fixes, PDF Viewer Enhancements

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 21:37
Firefox 81 is out this morning as the newest monthly update to the Mozilla web browser...

AMD Announces Ryzen/Athlon 3000 C-Series For Chromebooks

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 21:16
AMD today announced the Ryzen 3000 and Athlon 3000 C-Series processors for use in Google Chromebooks from multiple vendors...

ADRIConf Remains The Primary GUI Control Panel For Managing Mesa OpenGL/Vulkan Drivers

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 20:37
While the Linux kernel graphics drivers and user-space OpenGL/Vulkan drivers expose a lot of options via sysfs on the kernel side and various environment variables and other tunables in user-space, when it comes to graphical control panels to manage these open-source graphics drivers on Linux there are several fragmented different options. For Mesa drivers, ADRIConf remains the leading option...

TURNIP Vulkan Driver Up And Running On Qualcomm's KGSL

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 19:16
The TURNIP driver that is associated with the Freedreno driver effort for providing an open-source Vulkan driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware can now run atop Qualcomm's KGSL kernel driver...

Krita 4.4 Beta Released With Multi-Threading For Fill Layers

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 18:50
The beta of the forthcoming Krita 4.4 is now available, which continues on as easily the leading open-source digital painting programs...

VKD3D 1.2 Is Ready To Offer Better Direct3D 12 To Vulkan Support

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 14:55
Patches pending for VKD3D take this Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library up to version 1.2. This library continues advancing in pushing along the D3D12-over-Vulkan performance primarily for Windows games on Linux just as DXVK has done for D3D9 through D3D11...

Panfrost With Linux 5.10 To Support Mali GPU On Amlogic G12B SoCs

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:09
Sent out on Monday were a last batch of drm-misc-next changes to queue for the Linux 5.10 merge window opening next month...

Radeon ROCm 3.8 Released With Hipfort For Fortran On GPUs, Data Center Tool

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 08:34
Version 3.8 of ROCm, the Radeon Open eCosystem, is now available. This release continues making more progress on preparing the ROCm graphics compute stack for the upcoming large AMD supercomputer deployments and other data center usage...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 Released With More Phones Supported, UI Improvements

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 06:28
The UBports community has announced the release of Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 as their newest over-the-air update to this Ubuntu mobile operating system...

openSUSE Tumbleweed vs. Leap 15.2 vs. Jump Alpha Benchmarks

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 03:27
Following the recent alpha debut of the openSUSE Jump distribution for testing that is working to synchronize SUSE Linux Enterprise with openSUSE Leap, there was an inquiry made about the performance of it. So for addressing that premium member's question, here are some benchmarks carried out recently of the latest openSUSE Leap 15.2 against the openSUSE Jump in its early state against the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Oracle To Stick With Solaris "11.4" For Continuous Delivery SRU Releases

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 01:24
With no new indications of Solaris 12 or Solaris and given the past layoffs and previous announcements from Oracle, today's statement that Solaris 11.4 will remain as their continuous delivery model with monthly SRU releases come as little surprise...

New Features Enhance Discovering Popular + Reliable Tests

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 00:04
As part of the new being developed as part of Phoronix Test Suite 10.0 due out next quarter, some new features were deployed live on this weekend...