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Intel Panther Lake Audio Support Coming With Linux 6.11

Wed, 06/19/2024 - 04:00
While Intel Panther Lake processors aren't expected until mid-2025, with Intel open-source Linux engineers already having much of the Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake support in order (the main Lunar Lake area still being ironed out is the Xe2 graphics), work is slowly beginning on upstreaming Panther Lake support...

Fedora 41 To Replace Power-Profiles-Daemon With "Tuned"

Wed, 06/19/2024 - 00:36
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has approved of Fedora 41 switching from power-profiles-daemon to "Tuned" as the default power profile management daemon on Fedora Workstation as well as the KDE Plasma and Budgie desktop spins...

Framework Laptop 13 To See A RISC-V Motherboard Option

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 23:00
Framework Computer Inc announced today that they have been working with DeepComputing on a partner-developed RISC-V motherboard for the Framework Laptop 13...

KDE Plasma 6.1 Released With Easier Remote Desktop Support, Wayland Explicit Sync

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 22:43
Right on schedule today KDE released Plasma 6.1 as the first feature update to the Plasma 6 desktop stack that debuted back in February...

More Companies Now Backing Valkey As Leading Redis Fork

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 22:35
Announced back in March by the Linux Foundation was Valkey as a Redis fork following upstream licensing changes. In the few months since the Valkey in-memory NoSQL data store has put out its first release and has continued attracting more interest from Linux/open-source communities. Today the Linux Foundation announced another handful of organizations now throwing their weight behind Valkey...

PoCL 6.0 OpenCL Implementation Brings OpenMP For CPU Driver, More Remote Driver Features

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 20:48
The Portable Computing Language "PoCL" that started off as a CPU-based OpenCL implementation has grown to support multiple hardware targets from NVIDIA PTX to Intel Level Zero to AMD ROCm and other innovations like a recent remote driver for transparent OpenCL across networked systems. PoCL 6.0 was released today for delivering the latest enhancements to this independent OpenCL compute implementation and continuing to enhance support for its different hardware targets...

Marek Olšák Lands Support In Mesa 24.2 To Vectorize IO In The GLSL Linker

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 20:23
Well known AMD Mesa developer Marek Olšák has shown no signs of hitting the end of the road for optimizing OpenGL support within the Mesa/Gallium3D driver stack. More than one decade since joining AMD and more than a decade and a half of being involved with Mesa since beginning as a student developer, Marek still isn't slowing down with his performance optimizations and new features to benefit the open-source Radeon Linux graphics drivers...

New Linux Patches To Help Ensure Intel Xeon Servers Can Achieve Highest Frequencies

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 19:04
A set of patches for the Linux kernel's Intel P-State driver aim to ensure Intel Xeon servers can hit their highest clock frequencies following changes in the server's performance profile. It turns out some special handling is needed to update the highest frequencies of a CPU after boot to ensure the performance profile is properly reflected...

Fedora 41 Hopes The GIMP 3.0 Photoshop Alternative Will Be Ready To Shine

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 18:44
Fedora developers are hoping that the long-awaited GIMP 3.0 will ship before October and be all ready for serving as the default GIMP package with the in-development Fedora 41...

Patches For AMD GPUs On Loongson Point To "Massive Platform Bug" For These Chinese CPUs

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 18:30
A set of patches were posted on Monday in aiming to get aging AMD Radeon GFX7/GFX8 era graphics processors working on Loongson LoongArch platforms. These patches for handling old Radeon Hawaii~Polaris GPUs on Loongson point to a "massive platform bug" with these domestic Chinese systems...

X.Org Testing Ground Toolkit v0.0.2 Adds NetBSD & FreeBSD Support

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 17:56
Last week marked the inaugural release of the X.Org Testing Ground Toolkit to make it easier to compile the X.Org Server. That v0.0.1 release was limited to supporting Debian/Apt-based Linux distributions while now this helper toolkit has been extended to support FreeBSD and NetBSD too...

Fedora 41 Aims To Ship AMD SEV-SNP Confidential Virtualization Host Support

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 04:49
With the release of Fedora 41 in October, this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution is hoping to have all the software bits aligned that its AMD SEV-SNP virtualization stack will be all squared away for this latest iteration of Secure Encrypted Virtualization...

Intel Releases OpenVINO 2024.2 With Llama 3 Optimizations, More AVX2 & AVX-512 Optimizations

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 02:28
Intel today released OpenVINO 2024.2, the newest version of its open-source AI toolkit for optimizing and deploying deep learning (A) inference models across a range of AI frameworks and broad hardware types...

GNOME Software To Better Support NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver

Tue, 06/18/2024 - 00:00
As a planned change for Fedora 41, Red Hat engineers are working on upstream GNOME Software better supporting the NVIDIA proprietary driver installation by allowing the installation to work gracefully with UEFI Secure Boot enabled systems...

FreeBSD 14.1 vs. DragonFlyBSD 6.4 vs. NetBSD 10 vs. Linux Benchmarks

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 23:30
After last week looking at how FreeBSD 14.1 has improved performance over FreeBSD 14.0, here is an expanded cross-OS comparison now looking at how the new FreeBSD 14.1 stable release compares to the recently released NetBSD 10.0, the current DragonFlyBSD 6.4 release, and then CentOS Stream 9 and Ubuntu 24.04 LTS for some Linux comparison data points.

Sovereign Tech Fund Opens Up To Smaller Investments & Updated Criteria

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 21:32
Germany's Sovereign Tech Fund has been making sizable investments into various Linux desktop projects, the Rust-based Coreutils implementation, libmicrohttpd, PHP, a systemd bug bounty, and other prominent open-source software that could benefit from greater financial resources. Today they have announced they have opened up for a new round of applications for those open-source projects seeking funding from this German government initiative...

Open Image Denoise 2.3 Prepares For Arrow Lake, Lunar Lake & Battlemage

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 21:15
Intel's Open Image Denoise open-source software that is a denoising library used by Blender and other applications is out with a new feature release as it prepares for the integrated graphics of upcoming Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake processors as well as nearing the launch of Xe2 / Battlemage discrete graphics...

Linux To Incorporate Intel CPU Hybrid Topology For Determining Vulnerabilities/Mitigations

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 18:55
Within the every increasingly complex world of CPU security mitigations, Intel engineers have submitted Linux kernel patches to begin taking into account the CPU core "hybrid" topology when determining relevant CPU security vulnerabilities and in turn the mitigations to apply...

Fedora 41 Looks To Offer A KDE Plasma Mobile Spin

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 18:18
Two new change proposals have been filed for enhancing the KDE offerings with this autumn's Fedora 41 release...

NumPy 2.0 Brings Faster Performance Thanks To Intel's x86-simd-sort & Google's Highway

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 18:09
NumPy 2.0 was released on Sunday that's been in the making for the past year and their first major release since 2006. While it comes with API/ABI breakage, NumPy 2.0 delivers new features and performance improvements...

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