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AMDVLK 2022.Q1.1 Released With Radeon RX 6500 XT Support

Phoronix - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 18:46
After ending out 2021 with an AMDVLK update to fix poor performance on Wayland, AMD today issued AMDVLK 2022.Q1.1 with their first set of changes for the new year...

Linux 5.17 RISC-V Allows Rebooting Without Needing Special Driver, HiFive Unmatched Improvements

Phoronix - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 18:26
The RISC-V architecture updates for the in-development Linux 5.17 kernel have been successfully submitted...

Intel Media Driver 22 Debuts With Alchemist / ATS-M Support, ADL-N

Phoronix - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 17:40
Intel's Media Driver 22.1.1 has been released as their firsr 22.x series open-source GPU video encode/decode software release. This quarterly update introduces new hardware support and a number of feature updates...

Apache Hop Hops To Top-Level Project Status

Phoronix - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:30
After starting off in development more than two decades ago as Kettle, Apache Hop in its current form has now made it to being an Apache Software Foundation top-level project...

Manage your passwords in the Linux terminal - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:01

These days, we all have a few dozen passwords. Fortunately, the bulk of those passwords are probably for websites, and you probably access most websites through your internet browser, and most browsers have a built-in password manager. The most common internet browsers also have a synchronization feature to help you distribute your passwords between the browsers you run across all your devices, so you're never without your login information when you need it.

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Protect your PHP website from bots with this open source tool - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:00

PHP is a widely-used programming language on the web, and it's estimated that nearly 80% of all websites use it. My team at CrowdSec decided that we needed to provide server admins with a PHP bouncer to help ward away bots and bad actors who may attempt to interact with PHP files.

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VMware's SVGA Gallium3D Driver Lands OpenGL 4.3 Support In Mesa 22.0

Phoronix - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:00
VMware has been preparing support for OpenGL 4.3 to be exposed within their VMware virtualization software so that guest VMs can enjoy newer OpenGL support that is accelerated by the host...

Wine 7.0 Released With Improved Theming, New WoW64 & Much More

Phoronix - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 05:00
Wine 7.0 is now officially available for enjoying Windows games and applications on Linux, macOS, and other platforms...

Microsoft's Director of OS Security Gets Coreboot Playing Nicely With Windows 11

Phoronix - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 03:21
It turns out with enough maneuvering that Microsoft Windows 11 can run well with the open-source Coreboot even with keeping UEFI SecureBoot enabled and meeting Windows 11's TPM requirements and other security measures...

Firefox Gets AV1 VA-API Acceleration Sorted Out

Phoronix - Wed, 01/19/2022 - 02:56
Thanks to Red Hat developer Martin Stránský, he has managed to get the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) working for AV1 content within the Firefox web browser...