Open-source News

D9VK 0.13 Brings Fixed Function Support, Other Features & Better Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 22:28
D9VK 0.13 is now available as the newest release of this project mapping Direct3D 9 atop Vulkan for accelerated Windows gaming on Linux...

The Current State Of AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs And Radeon RX 5700 GPUs On Linux - Forbes

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 22:20
The Current State Of AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs And Radeon RX 5700 GPUs On Linux  Forbes

AMD's recent loaded launch of the new 7nm Ryzen 3000 series and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards is looking strong on Windows. The tech press is praising ...

The Current State Of AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs And Radeon RX 5700 GPUs On Linux - Forbes

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 22:20
The Current State Of AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs And Radeon RX 5700 GPUs On Linux  Forbes

It's not the best month to be an early adopter on Linux. Here's what you need to know.

The GitHub account of Canonical who developed popular Ubuntu Linux was hacked - Union Journalism

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 22:08
The GitHub account of Canonical who developed popular Ubuntu Linux was hacked  Union Journalism

A UK based private software company, Canonical Ltd's official GitHub account has been hacked recently by unknown hackers.

The Saga Of 32-Bit Linux: Why Going 64-Bit Raises Concerns Over Multilib - Hackaday

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 22:01
The Saga Of 32-Bit Linux: Why Going 64-Bit Raises Concerns Over Multilib  Hackaday

The story of Linux so far, as short as it may be in the grand scheme of things, is one of constant forward momentum. There's always another feature to implement, ...

IBM Closes Red Hat Acquisition

Linux.com - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 21:47
Title: IBM Closes Red Hat Acquisition9 JulLearn more

What Really IRCs Me: Mastodon - Linux Journal

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 20:45
What Really IRCs Me: Mastodon  Linux Journal

Learn how to use the Mastodon social network platform from the comfort of your regular IRC client. When it comes to sending text between people, I've found ...

IBM Completes Its Acquisition Of Red Hat

Phoronix - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 20:45
After announcing the deal last October, IBM today closed on its acquisition of Red Hat...

RADV Vulkan Driver Continues Further Refining Its Radeon RX 5700 "Navi" Support

Phoronix - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 20:30
Back on 7 July, the open-source Mesa RADV Vulkan driver managed to deliver launch-day Navi support for these new 7nm GPUs. That first-cut support for this "community" open-source driver was working but various optimizations and features lacking. The developers at Valve, Red Hat, and Google have continued refining this Navi/GFX10 support for RADV...

Microsoft to Join Linux Mailing List That Privately Discusses Unpatched Security Issues - WinBuzzer

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 20:25
Microsoft to Join Linux Mailing List That Privately Discusses Unpatched Security Issues  WinBuzzer

Microsoft will become a member of the sought after Linux-distros mailing list, which privately discusses non-public security issues. To qualify for the membership, ...

Why Windows Shipping the Linux Kernel Changes Everything - MakeUseOf

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 20:02
Why Windows Shipping the Linux Kernel Changes Everything  MakeUseOf

Want to run Linux in Windows? Thanks to the Windows Subsystem for Linux it's even easier. Here's why this is important.

Mesa 19.1.2 Released - Led By Intel & Radeon Vulkan Driver Fixes

Phoronix - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 19:00
For those riding the Mesa 19.1 stable release train, Mesa 19.1.2 is now available as the second point release to this quarterly update to this collection of open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers for the Linux desktop...

Linux 5.2 rolls out with Sound Open Firmware and Comet Lake support - The INQUIRER

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 18:59
Linux 5.2 rolls out with Sound Open Firmware and Comet Lake support  The INQUIRER

THE LATEST version of the Linux kernel, version 5.2, is now available. And we all know what that means….. ATTENTION MAGGOTS! Kernel Kitten here ...

Linux 5.3 Lands Support For Tracking AVX-512 Usage

Phoronix - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 17:46
After being delayed from earlier kernel cycles, Linux 5.3 will allow for tracking the last time a process made use of AVX-512 in order for user-space schedulers to provide better task placement...

Raspberry Pi 4 gets Kali Linux, a distro aimed at ethical hackers - TechRadar

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 17:28
Raspberry Pi 4 gets Kali Linux, a distro aimed at ethical hackers  TechRadar

Following hot on the heels of the Raspberry Pi 4 hitting the shelves, specialist security distro Kali Linux – which is used by ethical hackers – has been made ...

Raspberry Pi 4 gets Kali Linux, a distro aimed at ethical hackers - TechRadar

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 17:28
Raspberry Pi 4 gets Kali Linux, a distro aimed at ethical hackers  TechRadar

Offensive Security has moved quickly to get its specialist security distro onto the new Raspberry Pi.

LLVM's RISC-V Compiler Back-End Looks To Go Official For 9.0 Release

Phoronix - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:50
LLVM's RISC-V CPU back-end has made immense progress over the past few years and now for the LLVM 9.0 release due out at the end of August or early September could become official...

Linux 5.2 releases with inclusion of Sound Open Firmware project, new mount API, improved pressure stall information and more - Packt Hub

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:44
Linux 5.2 releases with inclusion of Sound Open Firmware project, new mount API, improved pressure stall information and more  Packt Hub

Linux 5.2 has new additions like inclusion of the Sound Open Firmware (SOF) project, significant performance improvements in the BFQ I/O scheduler and more.

Microsoft set to join private Linux security mailing list - Neowin

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:06
Microsoft set to join private Linux security mailing list  Neowin

Microsoft is set to join the private linux-distros mailing list between now and August 8th. The list is used to discuss security vulnerabilities before they're ...

Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4 now available - Geeky Gadgets

Google News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 15:29
Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4 now available  Geeky Gadgets

Following on from the launch of the new Raspberry Pi 4 mini PC, Offensive Security has released Kali Linux for Raspberry Pi 4 specifically created to take.

Pages