Open-source News

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Begins Rolling Out GCC 13

Phoronix - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 12:00
While GCC 13 is working its way toward its official GCC 13.1 stable release in the next few weeks, with this week's openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release updates it has already begun switching over to this major annual compiler update...

AMD's HIPRT Working Its Way To Blender With ~25% Faster Rendering

Phoronix - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 03:30
While not part of the upcoming Blender 3.5 release, AMD engineers are working to land their HIP ray-tracing (HIPRT) support within the Blender open-source 3D modeling software that will offer nice rendering speed-ups for AMD RDNA2/RDNA3 GPUs...

Orange Pi 5 Is A Great & Very Fast Alternative To The Raspberry Pi 4

Phoronix - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 01:00
With an 8-core Rockchip RK3588S SoC, the Orange Pi 5 is leaps and bounds faster than the aging Raspberry Pi 4. With up to 32GB of RAM, the Orange Pi 5 is also capable of serving for a more diverse user-base and even has enough potential for assembling a budget Arm Linux developer desktop. I've been testing out the Orange Pi 5 the past few weeks and it's quite fast and nice for its low price point.

Framework Laptop Launches AMD Ryzen Upgradeable Laptop, Intel Raptor Lake Models Too

Phoronix - Fri, 03/24/2023 - 01:00
The Framework Laptop as a modular and upgradeable laptop has garnered much interest from the open-source community and PC enthusiasts the past few years. Until today though the upgradeable laptops have just been Intel Core powered while today the company had some big announcements...

Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS Released With Restored UEFI Secure Boot Support

Phoronix - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 22:39
Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS is available today as the newest point release for those continuing to employ this older long-term support releases...

NVIDIA 530.41.03 Linux Driver Released With IBT Kernel Support, Vulkan Video

Phoronix - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 22:10
One month ago NVIDIA released the 530 series Linux driver beta while today it's been promoted to stable with the NVIDIA 530.41.03 driver release...