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Realtek RTL8156 2.5G Chips + RTL8153 To Be Supported By Linux 5.13

Phoronix - Sat, 04/17/2021 - 19:29
Realtek has contributed support for the RTL8153 and RTL8156 Ethernet chipsets to their "r8152" USB network driver for the upcoming Linux 5.13 cycle...

Linux 5.13 Set To Introduce A WWAN Framework

Phoronix - Sat, 04/17/2021 - 18:42
Hitting the Linux networking subsystem's "net-next" branch on Friday was the long in development WWAN subsystem/framework...

KDE Will Now Let You Easily Disable Offline Updates, More KWin Crash Fixes

Phoronix - Sat, 04/17/2021 - 17:54
It's been another busy spring week in KDE land...

How I digitized my CD collection with open source tools - Sat, 04/17/2021 - 15:00

The restrictions on getting out and about during the pandemic occasionally remind me that time is slipping by—although some days, "slipping" doesn't quite feel like the right word. But it also reminds me there are more than a few tasks around the house that can be great for restoring the sense of accomplishment that so many of us have missed.

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Firefox Begins Rolling Out QUIC + HTTP/3 Support

Phoronix - Sat, 04/17/2021 - 12:00
QUIC and HTTP/3 support is now appearing in Firefox Nightly and Beta build while it will begin its roll-out with the upcoming Firefox 88 stable release...

Mesa's Radeon "RADV" Vulkan Driver Makes First Steps Towards Ray-Tracing

Phoronix - Sat, 04/17/2021 - 06:26
There still is much work left to be completed but Mesa's Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" has made its first baby steps towards ray-tracing support with Radeon RX 6000 "RDNA2" series hardware...

openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Offering GNOME 40

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 23:41
While openSUSE/SUSE is known for their friendliness towards the KDE desktop, this week's openSUSE Tumbleweed updates have made GNOME 40 available on this rolling-release distribution...

Devuan 4.0 Alpha Builds Begin For Debian 11 Without Systemd

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 21:10
Debian 11 continues inching closer towards release and it looks like the developers maintaining the "Devuan" fork won't be far behind with their re-base of the distribution focused on init system freedom...

What we learned from our survey about returning to in-person events

The Linux Foundation - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 21:00

Recently, the Linux Foundation Events team sent out a survey to past attendees of all events from 2018 through 2021 to get their feedback on how they feel about virtual events and gauge their thoughts on returning to in-person events. We sent the survey to 69,000 people and received 972 responses. 

The enclosed PDF document summarizes the results of that survey. Click on the embedded image to see the page advance controls.


Ultimately the good news here is that a healthy number of people feel comfortable traveling this year for events, especially domestically in the US. The results also show that about 1/4 of respondents like virtual events, and the vast majority of people who told us that they had attended in-person events before — another reason to keep a hybrid format moving forward.

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Intel Compute Runtime 21.15.19533 Released With Initial Level Zero 1.1 Support

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 20:45
Intel's engineers working on their open-source Linux-based Compute Runtime stack just released their latest version...

GNU Assembly Launches As Collaborative Platform For GCC, Other Packages

Phoronix - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 18:30
Not to be confused with Assembly programming, the GNU Assembly is the new platform for a number of GNU toolchain projects like GCC, GNU C Library, GnuCOBOL, and other packages as a neutral home...