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Intel Begins Volleying Open-Source Patches Around Intel AMX

Phoronix - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 23:00
Intel updated their instruction set extensions programming reference guide that along with other additions now details the Intel AMX (Advanced Matrix Extensions) coming with Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPUs next year...

Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" Released - Based On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Phoronix - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 22:33
Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" is shipping this weekend as the newest major release to this user-friendly desktop Linux distribution derived from the Ubuntu LTS package set...

GCC 11 Now Defaults To C++17 Dialect By Default

Phoronix - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 21:02
Following the proposal at the end of last year over GCC 11 aiming to default to C++17 for its C++ front-end, that change is now in place for GNU Compiler Collection 11...

Freedreno Lands On-Disk Shader Cache Support In Mesa 20.2

Phoronix - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 20:41
Freedreno Gallium3D is the latest Mesa driver implementing an on-disk shader cache...

KDE Ending Out June With Many Bug Fixes, Finally Supporting Btrfs Copy-On-Write

Phoronix - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 18:46
KDE developers remain as busy as ever, especially when it comes to fixing bugs...

An open source browser extension to zoom in on images - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 15:00

Have you ever visited a website and wanted to see the images displayed larger? That happens to me all the time, and it isn't always easy to make that happen.

On occasion, I sift through the source code, use Ctrl + F to search for the image, copy the image source address and paste it into a new window in order to see the image at its full-size glory. Or, the other option is to right-click, copy the image address, and paste into a new tab.

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AMD Queues Its First Batch Of AMDGPU Changes For Linux 5.9: Sienna Cichlid + More

Phoronix - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 12:00
On Friday the initial batch of AMDGPU kernel graphics driver changes were submitted to DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 5.9 merge window happening in August...