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Nuvia's Jon Masters Talks Up Their Linux / Open-Source Support Plans

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 06:03
Following the virtual Linaro Tech Days this week, Nuvia's VP of Software, Jon Masters, has begun talking up the Arm server start-up's Linux/open-source support plans...

MIPS Loongson 3 Seeing Support Improvements With Linux 5.7

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 03:31
For those managing to get their hands on a recently released Loongson 3A4000/3B4000 or even older Loongson 3 MIPS64 processors, improving the support is on the way with the upcoming Linux 5.7 kernel...

AMD PassThru DMA Engine Driver Still Pending For The Linux Kernel

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 02:35
In addition to the AMD Sensor Fusion Hub driver that we are hopeful could land in Linux 5.7 albeit not yet queued in the iio-next branch, another AMD driver that has been around for a few months in patch form but yet to be mainlined is the AMD PassThru DMA Engine driver...

Intel Core i9 10980XE: FreeBSD 12.1 vs. GhostBSD 12.02 vs. DragonFlyBSD vs. Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks

Phoronix - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 23:33
Given the release earlier this month of DragonFlyBSD 5.8 along with the recent debut of the FreeBSD-based desktop-focused GhostBSD 20.02, here are benchmarks looking at their performance up against FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE as well as the current state of Ubuntu 20.04. Tests were done both with the LLVM Clang and GCC compilers.

Radeon OpenGL Driver Lands Experimental Option To Boost Performance For CAD Software

Phoronix - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:39
Well known open-source AMD OpenGL driver developer Marek Olšák has introduced an off-by-default option to help with the performance for at least some CAD-type applications...

2020 Spring Cleaning: HP 100BaseVG AnyLAN Linux Network Driver Finally Getting Dropped

Phoronix - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:27
Should you still have an HP 100BaseVG AnyLAN network adapter from the mid-to-late 90's, the mainline Linux kernel is finally preparing to eliminate its driver...

Apache Software Foundation Celebrates Its 21st Birthday

Phoronix - Thu, 03/26/2020 - 18:15
Today marks twenty-one years since the Apache Software Foundation was created out of the Apache Group and incorporated as a non-profit organization...