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Lenovo X1 Extreme 2nd Generation To Have Better Touchpad Input On Linux 5.4

Phoronix - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 20:11
With a change merged Friday night for the nearly over Linux 5.4 cycle, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen laptop should see better touchpad input support...

4 critical growth opportunities for open source - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 16:00

I recently served on a panel about growth opportunities in open source at the Open Source India conference in Bengaluru. As you might expect, my fellow panelists and I approached the topic from widely varying perspectives, and I came away with the feeling that we may have confused many in the audience rather than enlightening them.

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AMD OverDrive Overclocking To Finally Work For Radeon Navi GPUs With Linux 5.5 Kernel

Phoronix - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 14:42
While most Linux gamers don't appear to be into GPU overclocking, one of the limitations of the Radeon RX 5000 "Navi" series support with the AMD open-source driver to date has been no overclocking support. With the upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel that is set to change...

EXT4 On Linux 5.5 To Support Encryption On Smaller Block Sizes

Phoronix - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 13:01
For the past four years going back to Linux 5.5 has been EXT4 native file-system encryption making use of the kernel's FSCRYPT framework that is shared between several file-systems. That support has continued to improve with time and with Linux 5.5 another limitation will be dropped...

Wine 4.20 Brings Vulkan Updates, Better LLVM MinGW Support

Phoronix - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 07:44
Wine 4.20 is out today as the newest bi-weekly development snapshot for this open-source project allowing Windows games and applications to run on Linux and other non-Microsoft platforms...

NUVIA To Make Serious Play For New CPUs In The Datacenter, Hires Linux/OSS Veteran

Phoronix - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 07:33
Making waves this afternoon is word of the NUVIA server CPU start-up landing its series A funding round and thus making more information known on this new silicon start-up...

The Librem 5 "Birch" Batch Was Missing A Resistor But Now Fixed

Phoronix - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 06:54
Librem 5 "Birch" batch was supposed to be shipping from 29 October to 26 November. They are now preparing to start shipping this second iteration of the Librem 5 Linux smartphone after early units in this batch were missing a resistor...

WXRC Is The Wayland XR Compositor For VR Headsets

Phoronix - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 06:25
Drew DeVault of Sway/WL-ROOTS notoriety and longtime Wayland developer Simon Ser have started development on WXRC, a new Wayland compositor...

Purism Outlines Librem 5 Software Work During October - Including Battery / Thermal

Phoronix - Sat, 11/16/2019 - 03:47
Purism has finally published their blog post outlining the software work they accomplished during October on bringing up the Librem 5 smartphone...