Open-source News

Fedora 33 To Finally Kill Off Python 2.6 Support

Phoronix - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 15:04
Separate from the whole Python 2 removal effort with the Python 2.7 that is EOL'ed since the start of the year, Fedora 33 due out later this year is looking to be their first release dropping the even older Python 2.6 series...

How to Secure Nginx with Let’s Encrypt on CentOS 8

Tecmint - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 13:47
Founded in April 2016 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Let’s Encrypt is a free and automated digital certificate that provides TLS encryption for websites at absolutely no cost at all. The objective of...

AMDGPU Linux 5.5 Fixes 8K / 4K120 Output, Hits Sync Object Timeline Support For Vulkan

Phoronix - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 13:03
While on the back-half of the Linux 5.5 kernel cycle, sent in on Wednesday were an interesting batch of AMDGPU driver fixes that are quite notable...

SQL Server 2019 now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat News - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 13:00

This week, Microsoft certified its SQL Server 2019 release for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Chrome 79 Is Running Past Firefox 72 Performance On Linux

Phoronix - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:19
While no major performance improvements were noted as part of the release notes, given this week's Firefox 72 release here are some fresh benchmarks of Firefox 70/71/72 on Ubuntu Linux benchmarked with and without WebRender being enabled. As well, these numbers show how Firefox on Linux is currently stacking up against Google Chrome 79 as its latest stable release.

Linux 5.6 To Make Use Of Intel Ice Lake's Fast Short REP MOV For Faster memmove()

Phoronix - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 07:34
While Intel has offered good Ice Lake support since before the CPUs were shipping (sans taking a bit longer for the Thunderbolt support as a key lone exception, since resolved), a feature that's been publicly known since 2017 is the Fast Short REP MOV behavior and finally with Linux 5.6 that is being made use of for faster memory movements...

Intel Working On "Virtual Bus" As Generic Way Of Exchanging Data Between Devices/Driver

Phoronix - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 06:32
In addition to Intel IGC network driver performance-boosting TSO support, also queued within Intel's next-queue tree of networking changes is a new software bus called Virtual Bus...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Could Better Support Scanners Compliant With Apple AirScan

Phoronix - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 02:33
Apple AirScan is akin to their AirPrint technology for supporting various printers from Apple devices without the need for specialized drivers. Multi-function printers compliant with AirPrint also need to implement AirScan for scanner functionality, thus opening up most of today's multi-function printers to supporting this scanning standard. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS could end up supporting AirScan nicely thanks to new SANE back-ends...

Intel Media Driver Q4-19 Brings Tiger Lake, Jasper Lake, Better Encode/Decode

Phoronix - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 01:52
Quietly released over the holidays was Intel's quarterly update to the Intel Media Driver that serves as their modern open-source GPU-accelerated video encode/decode solution for Linux systems...

Benchmarks Of Clear Linux's Native Kernel Against Current/Mainline/Preempt-RT Kernels

Phoronix - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 01:12
Given the recent discussions over the default performance of the Linux scheduler, the Liquorix patches to the Linux kernel, and other recent forum discussions over different kernel configurations and flavors, here are some reference benchmarks looking at the performance of some of the kernel options available to Clear Linux users...