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Microsoft Clears the Way for Having ExFAT in the Linux Kernel - InfoQ.com

Google News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 07:00
Microsoft Clears the Way for Having ExFAT in the Linux Kernel  InfoQ.com

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Linux 5.3-rc8 Released To Let The Kernel Bake An Extra Week

Phoronix - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 05:13
As expected, Linus Torvalds today released the Linux 5.3-rc8 kernel rather than opting for the stable Linux 5.3...

Lilu/Lilocked ransomware has now infected thousands of Linux servers - Notebookcheck.net

Google News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 04:36
Lilu/Lilocked ransomware has now infected thousands of Linux servers  Notebookcheck.net

Lilu (also known as Lilocked) is a relatively new ransomware that is specifically targeting Linux servers. The ransomware has been infecting systems since ...

Manjaro Linux Just Made A Massive Announcement About Its Future - Forbes

Google News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 04:22
Manjaro Linux Just Made A Massive Announcement About Its Future  Forbes

Manjaro is about to become much more than just an Arch-based Linux distribution.

Arch-based Manjaro Linux Will Pursue Full-Time Maintainers, Ramping Up Efforts

Phoronix - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 03:34
The past eight years Arch-based Manjaro Linux has largely been a hobby effort for this easy to use Linux distribution but moving forward there is a commercial entity being setup and ultimately they will be looking to employ full-time developers/maintainers...

DXVK 1.3.4 Released With More Workarounds, Performance Bits

Phoronix - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 03:30
Just over one week past the release of DXVK 1.3.3, the DXVK 1.3.4 is out with more fixes and workarounds...

PHP 7.4-RC1 Released With The Performance Looking Real Good - PHP 7.4 Benchmarks

Phoronix - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 02:15
PHP 7.4-RC1 was released this week as this next annual update to the PHP programming implementation nears. Here is a look at how the PHP 7.4-RC1 performance looks like compared to the major releases going back to PHP 5.6...

Linux 5.3 Is Near With Radeon RX 5700 Support, Speed Select & MBP Keyboard/Trackpad

Phoronix - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 01:18
The Linux 5.3 kernel is fit enough to be released today after another quiet week following 5.3-RC7. But due to the Linux Kernel Summit happening this week and Linus Torvalds traveling for that, he's expected to delay the stable kernel release until next weekend so as to not open the Linux 5.4 merge window until he returns from the event...

Linux 5.3 Is Near With Radeon RX 5700 Support, Speed Select & MBP Keyboard/Trackpad - Phoronix

Google News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 01:18
Linux 5.3 Is Near With Radeon RX 5700 Support, Speed Select & MBP Keyboard/Trackpad  Phoronix

The Linux 5.3 kernel is fit enough to be released today after another quiet week following 5.3-RC7. But due to the Linux Kernel Summit happening this week and ...

Debian-based MX Linux 19 Beta 2.1 now available for download - BetaNews

Google News - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 23:55
Debian-based MX Linux 19 Beta 2.1 now available for download  BetaNews

MX Linux is apparently becoming increasingly more popular these days, and I am not really sure why. Lately, I have been testing out the open source operating ...

Qt 5.13.1 Has ~500 Bug Fixes While Qt Creator 4.10 Released

Phoronix - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 19:58
This week marked the release of Qt 5.13.1 as the first point release to this tool-kit series along with Qt Creator 4.10 as the newest version of this Qt/C++ focused integrated development environment...

The Mission Of Coreboot - Is It About Open-Source Or Appeasing Hardware Vendors?

Phoronix - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 19:40
There was recently a debate on the Coreboot mailing list about the mission statement / description of this open-source BIOS/firmware replacement for systems that traditionally has liberated boards from proprietary BIOS but still on modern platforms is often pulling in a number of binary blobs...

Mesa 19.3 Now Exposes Its Own GL_MESA_EGL_sync OpenGL Extension

Phoronix - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 19:04
Mesa 19.3 now supports the GL_MESA_EGL_sync extension, a feature proposed by Mesa developers themselves months ago for OpenGL...

Lutris 0.5.3 Released With D9VK Option, Support For Finding AMDVLK Driver

Phoronix - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 18:56
Open-source gaming manager/platform Lutris is up to version 0.5.3 this weekend. While the version bump may not be significant, this update brings with it several new features and fixes...

KDE Now Supports Fractional Scaling On Wayland

Phoronix - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 18:37
While KDE's new goals will include focusing on Wayland support, a big TODO item was just crossed off the list this week... KDE Plasma finally supports fractional scaling under Wayland...

UpSwift – Manage IoT & Embedded Linux Devices Easily & Quickly - CNX Software

Google News - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 11:06
UpSwift – Manage IoT & Embedded Linux Devices Easily & Quickly  CNX Software

UpSwift offers a GUI based management interface to their customers to update, manage, control & diagnose IoT and embedded devices. The solution also ...

8-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks On The AMD EPYC 7742 2P Server - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 06:01
8-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks On The AMD EPYC 7742 2P Server  Phoronix

A few days ago I provided some benchmarks showing how running Intel's open-source Clear Linux on AMD EPYC Rome can provide some significant ...

8-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks On The AMD EPYC 7742 2P Server

Phoronix - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 06:00
A few days ago I provided some benchmarks showing how running Intel's open-source Clear Linux on AMD EPYC Rome can provide some significant speed-ups over Ubuntu Linux, but how do other Linux distributions compare on AMD's new Zen 2 server processors? Here is an eight-way benchmark comparison on the AMD EPYC 7742 2P Daytona server with its 128 cores / 256 threads.

KDE Will Prioritize Wayland, Consistency & Apps Over The Next Two Years

Phoronix - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 04:29
This summer KDE was looking for ideas on new goals to pursue along the likes of their successful Usability + Productivity initiative. In marking the start of their annual Akademy developer conference in Milan, the KDE developers announced their new set of goals to focus on for the next two years...

Debian 10.1 Released With First Batch Of Fixes To Buster

Phoronix - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 03:03
Debian 10.1 was released today as the first collection of security and bug fixes to this summer's release of Debian 10 "Buster" GNU/Linux...

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