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The Downfall Mitigation Impact For Xeon E-2300 Series On Linux 6.5

Phoronix - Mon, 09/25/2023 - 22:40
Last month the Downfall CPU security vulnerability was disclosed that impacts various AVX/AVX-512 workloads. Now that there's been a few weeks for the Linux kernel code to settle around the mitigation and the latest Intel CPU microcode becoming more broadly available, here is a fresh look at the performance impact of the Downfall mitigation on affected AVX workloads.

Firefox 118 Available With Performance Improvements, Automated Translations

Phoronix - Mon, 09/25/2023 - 22:05
Ahead of the formal announcement on Tuesday, Mozilla today uploaded the Firefox 118.0 release binaries as the latest monthly update for this cross-platform web browser...

PipeWire 1.0 Planned For Release Later This Year

Phoronix - Mon, 09/25/2023 - 20:03
The PipeWire audio and video streams solution for the Linux desktop is planning its big version "1.0" release for later in the year...

KDE Making It Easier To Find Or Offer "Sponsored Work"

Phoronix - Mon, 09/25/2023 - 18:38
If you are particularly annoyed by a bug or missing feature with the KDE desktop, there's a new and easier means of advertising your interest in sponsoring work to get a bug or feature addressed. Similarly for experienced KDE developers a more centralized means of finding sponsored work opportunities...

Mesa 23.2 Will Try To Release This Week

Phoronix - Mon, 09/25/2023 - 18:28
The much-delayed Mesa 23.2 will try to make it out this week with Mesa 23.2-rc4 having been issued on Sunday...