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RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Adds Navi Wave32 Support

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 19:19
One of the new features to the RDNA architecture with Navi is support for single cycle issue Wave32 execution on SIMD32. Up to now the RadeonSI code was using just Wave64 but now there is support in this AMD open-source Linux OpenGL driver for Wave32...

The Arm SoC/Platform Changes Finally Sent In For Linux 5.3: Jetson Nano, New SoCs

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 18:18
The Arm SoC/platform changes arrived a bit late to the Linux 5.3 merge window ending this weekend. The Arm SoC/platform changes were only sent in on Friday night but include Librem 5 Developer Kit support in terms of the DeviceTree bits as well as improving the NVIDIA Jetson Nano support and various other SoC/platform additions...

NFS Changes On Linux 5.3 Will Allow Clients To Use New "nconnect" Mount Option

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 16:49
Sent out on Thursday were the NFS client updates for the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window. This time around are a few interesting changes...

Databases adopt open licenses, JavaScript gets faster on Android, governments use more OSS, and more news

opensource.com - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 15:04

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at database vendors going all in with open source, Facebook and Uber's latest open source releases, City of London's homebuilding app, and more!


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Weston 7.0 Reaches Alpha With PipeWire, HDCP, EGL Partial Updates & Mores

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 14:25
Wayland release manager Simon Ser announced the alpha release of the Weston 7.0 reference compositor on Friday that also marks the feature freeze for this Wayland compositor update...

Intel / Clear Linux Is Looking For Your Feedback On Your Linux Development Workflow

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:06
Intel's Clear Linux crew has launched a twelve-question survey seeking feedback on your Linux usage though the survey slightly caters towards developers. While the survey is being put out by Intel's performance-oriented Linux distribution, users of any Linux platform are encouraged to participate...

Intel / Clear Linux Is Looking For Your Feedback On Your Linux Development Workflow - Phoronix

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:06
Intel / Clear Linux Is Looking For Your Feedback On Your Linux Development Workflow  Phoronix

Intel's Clear Linux crew has launched a twelve-question survey seeking feedback on your Linux usage though the survey slightly caters towards developers.

Linux Mint 19.2 Beta jetzt erhältlich - Nau.ch

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 04:10
Linux Mint 19.2 Beta jetzt erhältlich  Nau.ch

Die Beta von Linux Mint Version 19.2 ist ab sofort erhältlich. «Tina» kommt mit verbessertem Update-Manager und komfortablerer System-Optimierung daher.

Pango 1.44 Is Coming Thanks To The Revival By GNOME Developers

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 04:00
Back in May there were the plans shared by Red Hat's Matthias Clasen to work out some improvements to the Pango layout engine library after going fairly stale in recent years. That work is coming to fruition with a Pango 1.44 release looking like it will be here soon with new features...

Oracle Linux 8 Released | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:21
Oracle Linux 8 Released | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Linux 8. With the release, the core operating environment and associated packages for a typical Oracle ...

Zstd 1.4.1 Further Improves Decode Speed, Other Optimizations

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:20
Zstd 1.4.1 is out today as a maintenance release to Facebook's Zstandard compression algorithm but with this update comes even more performance optimizations...

VMware To Acquire AI, ML Accelerator Bitfusion | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:20
VMware To Acquire AI, ML Accelerator Bitfusion | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

VMware is acquiring Austin, Texas-based Bitfusion in a move to boost its ability to support artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) workloads in its ...

First Preview Release Of Fedora CoreOS | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:19
First Preview Release Of Fedora CoreOS | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

First Preview Release Of Fedora CoreOS. Fedora community has announced the preview release of Fedora CoreOS. The initial preview release of Fedora ...

Oracle Linux 8 Released

Linux.com - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:17

Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Linux 8. With the release, the core operating environment and associated packages for a typical Oracle Linux 8 server are distributed through a combination of BaseOS and Applications Streams. BaseOS gives you a running user space for the operating environment. Application Streams provides a range of applications that were previously distributed in Software Collections, as well as other products and programs, that can run within the user space.

First Preview Release Of Fedora CoreOS

Linux.com - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:12

First Preview Release Of Fedora CoreOS

VMware To Acquire AI, ML Accelerator Bitfusion

Linux.com - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:07

VMware is acquiring Austin, Texas-based Bitfusion in a move to boost its ability to support artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) workloads in its core vSphere virtualization platform. Bitfusion last year joined VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner program. It later linked its FlexDirect platform with VMware and Mellanox for attaching GPUs to any virtual machine (VM) and be part of a common infrastructure resource pool.

Source: SDX Central

Debian-based deepin 15.11 Linux distribution now available for download - BetaNews

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 02:19
Debian-based deepin 15.11 Linux distribution now available for download  BetaNews

deepin is the most beautiful desktop operating system on the planet, besting both macOS, and Windows. Hell, it is even prettier than all other Linux distributions ...

EvilGnome, A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Users - ISBuzz News

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 02:08
EvilGnome, A New Backdoor Implant Spies On Linux Users  ISBuzz News

According to this link, https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/linux-gnome-spyware.html, security researchers have discovered a rare piece of Linux spyware that's ...

Neon: A Wannabe Linux Distro For KDE Lovers - LinuxInsider.com

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 01:11
Neon: A Wannabe Linux Distro For KDE Lovers  LinuxInsider.com

KDE Neon is a bit of an oddball Linux thing. Linuxland has an impressive collection of oddball things. Neon looks and feels much like a Linux distribution, but its ...

Neon: A Wannabe Linux Distro For KDE Lovers - LinuxInsider.com

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 01:11
Neon: A Wannabe Linux Distro For KDE Lovers  LinuxInsider.com

KDE Neon is a bit of an oddball Linux thing. Linuxland has an impressive collection of oddball things. Neon looks and feels much like a Linux distribution, but its ...

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