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Linux Mint 21.2 Edge ISO Brings Linux 6.2 Kernel

Phoronix - Mon, 10/02/2023 - 20:26
The Linux Mint project has released an "Edge" ISO of Linux Mint 21.2 that is intended for users of new PC hardware where it's unable to boot the current Linux Mint release due to its older kernel version...

Loongson Preparing LoongArch KVM Virtualization For Linux 6.7

Phoronix - Mon, 10/02/2023 - 18:38
The past several Linux kernel cycles has seen Loongson engineers working on implementing more kernel features for LoongArch, the MIPS-derived and RISC-V-inspired architecture out of China for domestic PCs. The performance of LoongArch CPUs so far still aren't competitive to x86_64 or Arm hardware but at least slowly are becoming more practical with more features being wired up. The latest milestone is the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization support appearing ready ahead of Linux 6.7...

New GNOME Code Speeds Up Performance For NVIDIA Proprietary Driver Multi-Monitor

Phoronix - Mon, 10/02/2023 - 18:26
A newly-opened merge request for GNOME's Mutter compositor adds hardware acceleration for the NVIDIA proprietary driver for secondary GPUs such as in the case of hybrid systems and other setups with multiple monitors whereby the NVIDIA GPU with proprietary driver is powering some of those outputs...

Steam On Linux Percentage Dips Further In September, AMD Powers 70% Of Linux Gamers

Phoronix - Mon, 10/02/2023 - 08:16
After Steam on Linux usage topped to nearly 2% in July with the phenomenal success of the Steam Deck and with greater marketshare than Apple macOS, in August it took a dip and now the September numbers are out and points to a second consecutive month of the Linux percentage receding...