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AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code - Phoronix

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:03
AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code  Phoronix

As we've been expecting, AMD's open-source developers today posted their set of patches enabling Navi (10) support within their AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.

CentOS 8.0 Is Looking Like It's Still Some Weeks Out

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 03:10
For those eager to see CentOS 8.0 as the community open-source rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0, progress is being made but it looks like the release is still some weeks out...

Embracing open source could be a big competitive advantage for businesses - Linux.com

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:56
Embracing open source could be a big competitive advantage for businesses  Linux.com

As companies chase the transformational technologies that will deliver exponential returns, they should turn their attention from the “what” to the “how.” One type ...

Debian's Apt 1.9 Moves To Experimental, Coming To Ubuntu 19.10

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:51
Debian's Apt packaging system was tagged today as 1.9.0 experimental and is already in the process of being added to Ubuntu 19.10. Apt 1.9 is working towards the eventual Apt 2.0 release...

NVIDIA Delivering CUDA To Linux On Arm For HPC/Servers

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:40
NVIDIA announced this morning for ISC 2019 that they are bringing CUDA to Arm beyond their work already for supporting GPU computing with lower-power Tegra SoCs...

Windows and Linux: What systems administrators need to know - TechTarget

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:54
Windows and Linux: What systems administrators need to know  TechTarget

One of the new features in Windows Server 2019 is the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which gives systems administrators a way to work with Windows and ...

Linux on Windows helps systems administrators gain new skills - TechTarget

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:53
Linux on Windows helps systems administrators gain new skills  TechTarget

If you're a systems administrator, Linux on Windows is becoming your new reality. We list the technology areas that you need to familiarize yourself with now so ...

Lenovo shipping Ubuntu Linux on 2019 ThinkPad P-series models - TechRepublic

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:43
Lenovo shipping Ubuntu Linux on 2019 ThinkPad P-series models  TechRepublic

It's possible to purchase Lenovo's high-performance ThinkPad systems with Ubuntu shipped from the factory, starting with 2019 models.

A Quick Look At The Debian 10.0 Buster vs. Debian 9.9 Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:00
With Debian 10 "Buster" due to be releasing in early July, I've begun testing the near-final Buster images on various systems. Here is a look at a common Intel Core i7 system comparing the current performance of Debian 10.0 to the current stable 9.9 release...

Embracing open source could be a big competitive advantage for businesses

Linux.com - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:00

As companies chase the transformational technologies that will deliver exponential returns, they should turn their attention from the “what” to the “how.” One type of software underpins many of the most exciting, cutting-edge innovations today, including AI, cloud, blockchain, and quantum computing: open source.

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Exploring /run on Linux - Network World

Google News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:22
Exploring /run on Linux  Network World

There's been a small but significant change in how Linux systems work with respect to runtime data. Here's an overview of the change to /run.

Docker throws weight behind Windows Subsystem for Linux, chucks Hyper-V option overboard • DEVCLASS - DevClass

Google News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:17
Docker throws weight behind Windows Subsystem for Linux, chucks Hyper-V option overboard • DEVCLASS  DevClass

Docker has thrown its support behind Microsoft's latest rev of the Windows Subsystem for Linux, promising a technical review of Docker Desktop for WSL-2 next ...

How to install Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on Windows 10 - TWCN Tech News

Google News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 23:09
How to install Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on Windows 10  TWCN Tech News

WSL 2 or Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 is an iterative update to Windows Subsystem for Linux 1. Being so much better than WSL 1, it is obvious that one must ...

Linux 5.3 Could Finally See FSGSBASE - Performance Improvements Back To Ivybridge

Phoronix - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:18
The FSGSBASE instruction set has been present on Intel processors going back to Ivy Bridge processors and while there have been Linux kernel patches for this feature going on for years, it looks like with the Linux 5.3 kernel cycle is this support for merging. Making us eager for this support is the prospect of better performance, especially for context switching workloads that already have been suffering as a result of recent CPU mitigations...

Linux 5.3 Could Finally See FSGSBASE - Performance Improvements Back To Ivybridge - Phoronix

Google News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:18
Linux 5.3 Could Finally See FSGSBASE - Performance Improvements Back To Ivybridge  Phoronix

The FSGSBASE instruction set has been present on Intel processors going back to Ivy Bridge processors and while there have been Linux kernel patches for ...

The State Of RISC-V For Debian 10 "Buster"

Phoronix - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:44
Debian's RISC-V support has been coming together but how's the state of affairs for the imminent Debian 10.0 "Buster" release?..

Microsoft's Edge gang pops a head above the parapet to give Linux fans a strong 'maybe' - The Register

Google News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:40
Microsoft's Edge gang pops a head above the parapet to give Linux fans a strong 'maybe'  The Register

Roundup The Edge team subjected itself to the dubious mercies of keyboard warriors in a Reddit AMA, a new Mac Visual Studio and storage shenanigans – it's ...

Developers Devising Plan To Ship Newer NVIDIA Drivers On Ubuntu Stable Releases

Phoronix - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:20
Currently NVIDIA's packaged drivers on Ubuntu can get a bit stale on Ubuntu stable releases since they aren't updated in-step with the latest driver releases. But a new stable release update (SRU) policy/exception similar to the Firefox approach is being made for Ubuntu so that new releases will end up working their way into currently supported Ubuntu series...

Arm Developer Provides More Glibc Optimizations - Memem & Strstr

Phoronix - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:11
Arm's Wilco Dijkstra landed some more optimizations this past week in the Glibc development code for the upcoming GNU C Library 2.30 release...

NetworkManager Now Supports Making OVS DPDK Interfaces, Other Work For 1.20

Phoronix - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:54
NetworkManager 1.19.4 is the newest snapshot of this widely used Linux networking library on its road to version 1.20...

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