Open-source News

Debian Looks To Go More Social From Microblogging To A Federated Image+Video Platform

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 09:03
Debian has the domain where they are looking to deploy a set of services to share content and collaborate among Debian contributors as their own federated social platform...

AMD Plumbing Linux Support For Reading The CPU's Protected Processor Identification Number (PPIN)

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 07:23
Going back to Ivy Bridge processors, Intel has supported "PPIN" as the Protected Processor Identification Number as a globally unique identification number set in the factory. It turns out recent AMD CPUs are also supporting PPIN and that reading their value is about to be supported on Linux...

HP ZBook 17 G6 Has The Most Impressive Mobile Workstation Performance We've Seen Yet

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 03:40
For those that may be working from home more frequently now and looking for a very capable laptop to serve as a mobile workstation, HP's ZBook 17 G6 is the most powerful contender we have tested to date that offers great performance potential paired with very reliable build quality and also offering easy upgrade potential.

Microsoft Announces "DirectX 12 Ultimate"

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 02:16
While not Linux specific news, for those interested in graphics APIs or cross-platform aspects of gaming, Microsoft today announced DirectX 12 Ultimate...

LLVM 10.0 Release Pushed Back By Another Week Over Last Minute Bugs

Phoronix - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 22:26
LLVM 10.0 along with the likes of Clang 10.0 were supposed to be out nearly one month ago but instead a fifth release candidate arrived today...

Tools for monitoring, introvert inclusion, and more industry trends - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 21:55

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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MHI: Linux 5.7 Getting A New Bus From Qualcomm

Phoronix - Thu, 03/19/2020 - 21:00
Linux 5.7 will support the MHI protocol developed by Qualcomm as part of the new kernel bus being introduced...