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KDE Plasma 6.0 Stability "Improving Daily"

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 18:03
KDE developer Nate Graham began his weekly development recap by noting that Plasma 6.0 development continues and its stability is improving daily as well as seeing new features...

AMDVLK vs. Mesa RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Performance On Linux

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 00:00
Kicking off a number of interesting articles over the week ahead for the Phoronix 19th birthday week is a fresh look at how AMD's official open-source Linux Vulkan driver "AMDVLK" compares to Mesa's RADV Vulkan driver that tends to be more popular with Linux gamers and is the driver backed by Valve, Red Hat, and other stakeholders.

System76's Coreboot Open Firmware Manages To Disable Intel ME For Raptor Lake

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 22:14
Linux laptop/desktop vendor System76 has made some improvements to their Coreboot open firmware offerings to benefit their latest Intel Core 13th Gen "Raptor Lake" wares as well as prior generation devices...

Red Hat To Stop Shipping LibreOffice In Future RHEL, Limiting Fedora LO Involvement

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 20:59
Red Hat has decided they will be doing less work on desktop applications and will stop shipping LibreOffice as part of a future Red Hat Enterprise Linux release (presumably RHEL10). This is also limiting Red Hat's engagement in working on LibreOffice packaging for Fedora while the hope is that the Flatpak'ed LibreOffice will fill the void...

Intel's Latest Linux Patches To Boost VM Performance - Particularly For High I/O Use

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 20:23
It's almost a daily occurrence to find interesting Linux kernel patches (and to other open-source projects too!) by Intel's large cabal of open-source engineers. The latest crossing my radar is for allowing the Linux "intel_idle" driver to run inside virtual machine (VM) guests...

1-Wire "w1" Subsystem Seeing More Activity With Linux 6.5

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 20:03
The Linux 1-Wire "w1" subsystem is used for supporting drivers with hardware that communicates via a single wire (plus ground) in a simple master-slave configuration The Linux kernel has drivers such as for W1 over GPIO, i2c to W1 bridge, and supporting some very old hardware. The W1 subsystem hasn't seen much work recently while for the upcoming Linux 6.5 cycle will be seeing a larger update...

Hangover 0.8.9 Released For Running More Windows Games/Apps On ARM Linux

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 18:24
By pairing Wine and QEMU, Hangover continues as one of the open-source projects working to allow Windows games/apps run on other architectures like AArch64 and potentially POWER, RISC-V, and others too...

Qualcomm Adreno 600 Series Graphics Get OpenGL 4.6 On Open-Source Driver

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 17:54
The Freedreno Gallium3D driver within Mesa 23.2-devel is now able to expose OpenGL 4.6 support for Qualcomm's Adreno 600 series graphics processors...

Celebrate Phoronix's 19th Birthday With Phoronix Premium For Just $19

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 17:30
On Monday, 5 June, will mark 19 years since I started to focus on Linux hardware reviews...

System76 Teases New "Nebula" Linux Desktop/Workstation

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 09:09
In addition to System76 developing an in-house Linux laptop design, it also turns out they have been working on a new desktop/workstation PC offering...

Steam On Linux Use Ticked Higher In May, 25% Of Linux Gamers Are Using The Steam Deck

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 08:01
Valve just published the Steam Survey results for May 2023 and on a percentage basis show the Steam on Linux marketshare growing ever so slightly...

Apache NetBeans 18 Released With Many Improvements, Initial Support For Rust

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 00:48
For those fond of the Apache NetBeans integrated development environment, NetBeans 18 is now available as the latest version of this programming IE primarily geared for Java, PHP, and HTML5/CSS development...

Linux 6.5 Scheduler Patch Will To Help AMD Systems With Multiple LLCs Per Die

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 21:02
There is a Linux kernel scheduler patch now queued via TIP's sched/core branch that can help with task scheduling on AMD processors sporting multiple last-level caches (LLCs / L3 cache) per die. This minor improvement came after a discovery by a Linux kernel developer on his AMD Zen 2 desktop...

Loongson Extending Etnaviv Driver For PCI Device Support

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 20:18
Chinese hardware vendor Loongson is working on extending the open-source, reverse-engineered Etnaviv Linux kernel graphics driver so it has PCI device support and in turn will work with their hardware based on the Vivante graphics IP...

Updated EEVDF Linux CPU Scheduler Patches Posted That Plan To Replace CFS

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:53
Intel engineer Peter Zijlstra on Wednesday posted the latest patches for the EEVDF scheduler, the Earliest Eligible Virtual Deadline First approach that is based on a research paper from the late 90's. Ultimately the hope is for EEVDF to replace the existing CFS scheduler code...

AMD Wires Up OverDrive Overclocking For Newer RDNA3 GPUs On Linux

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:38
For those interested in GPU overclocking, AMD has posted the patches for implementing the "legacy" OverDrive overclocking infrastructure for newer SMU13-based Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards with the AMDGPU open-source Linux kernel driver...

AMD RX 7600, Intel X86-S & Other Exciting Linux/Open-Source News From May

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:25
In case you missed any of the Phoronix articles in May due to holidays or other factors, here is a look back at the most popular open-source and Linux content among the 239 original articles published on Phoronix during the past month...

Intel Releases OpenVINO 2023 - Load TF Models Directly, Hybrid CPU Thread Scheduling

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:00
Intel has released a major update to its wonderful, open-source OpenVINO toolkit for optimizing and deploying AI inference. OpenVINO continues working out great for optimizing and running AI models on a variety of hardware and continues to introduce new features...

Chrome 115 Beta Brings Borderless Mode Developer Trial For Web Apps

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 06:26
Following yesterday's release of Chrome 114, Google today promoted the Chrome 115 series to beta...

AMDGPU Linux Driver Enabling FreeSync Video By Default, Improved Power Savings

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 04:13
AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver engineers have out a rather significant set of patches this week to their display code "DC" for the AMDGPU kernel graphics driver...