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AMD Athlon 3000G Linux Performance Benchmarks - The New $50 Processor

Phoronix - Wed, 12/25/2019 - 01:22
Announced last month was the Athlon 3000G as a ~$49 processor based on Zen and featuring two cores / four threads and Vega 3 graphics. This 35 Watt TDP processor has finally begun appearing at more Internet retailers in stock last week and I was able to pick up one of these budget CPUs for $55 USD. Here are benchmarks of the Athlon 3000G on Ubuntu Linux compared to other low-end and older processors.

Purism Has Librem 5 Audio Routing Working, Other Software Progress

Phoronix - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 22:44
Purism has shared an update on their software work for the Librem 5 Linux smartphone over the course of last month...

GCC 10 PGO Benchmarks On AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X + Ubuntu 19.10

Phoronix - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 20:30
For those looking for some fresh reference numbers on the impact of using GCC's Profile Guided Optimizations (PGO), here are some benchmark runs looking at the GCC 10 PGO performance on an Ubuntu 19.10 workstation built around the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X...

From Botched Releases To Exciting New Features, Fedora Saw A Lot Of Changes During The 2010s

Phoronix - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 20:05
Fedora continued serving at the forefront of many Linux distribution innovations over the past decade and the largely Red Hat driven platform continued contributing their work back upstream from countless GNOME features to hardware improvements/fixes, UEFI "flicker-free boot" crossing the finish line, good hardware firmware updating support, and much more...

Darktable 3.0 Photography Software Released With Complete GUI Rework, Many New Features

Phoronix - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 19:10
For open-source photographers, there is an exciting new present under the Christmas tree... The huge Darktable 3.0 software package with almost three thousand commits over Darktable 2.6. The Darktable 3.0 RAW photography software suite comes with several big improvements to help in managing your holiday photos or for any occasion...

How To Install Apache Tomcat 9 on Debian 10

Tecmint - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 17:17
Apache Tomcat is a free, mature, robust, and popular web application server software that is used to serve Java-based applications. It is an open-source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Java Expression...

FSCRYPT's Inline Encryption Support Updated For Possible Inclusion In Linux 5.6

Phoronix - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 16:20
Back in October we reported on work done by Google on FSCRYPT inline encryption support for allowing the Linux file-system encryption framework to handle the encrypt/decrypt more optimally for modern mobile SoCs with inline encryption hardware. It's looking like that work might be ready to go now for Linux 5.6 after missing out on the 5.5 cycle...

Chill out with the Linux Equinox Desktop Environment - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 16:04

I haven't used the Fast Light Toolkit (FLTK) for anything serious yet, but I'm a fan of the C++ GUI toolkit that's pretty simple to learn and (in my experience) reliable even across updates. When I found out that there was a desktop environment built with FLTK, I was eager to try it—and I was quickly glad I did. The Equinox Desktop Environment (EDE) is a fast and simple desktop written in C++ and FLTK for Unix desktops.

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