Open-source News

Linux 5.11 Is Now Looking Great For AMD Zen 2 / Zen 3 Performance

Phoronix - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 04:00
Not only is the AMD "CPU frequency invariance regression" from that new support with the in-development Linux 5.11 kernel on course to address the performance shortcomings I outlined last month, but with the patched kernel for a number of workloads the performance is now ahead of where it was at with Linux 5.10.

KDE Plasma 5.21 Now In Beta With Much Improved Wayland Support

Phoronix - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 03:51
KDE Plasma 5.21 is now in beta as what will be the first major KDE desktop update of the new year...

The Unified Path Ahead For Building SUSE Linux Enterprise + openSUSE Leap

Phoronix - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 02:06
Red Hat hasn't been the only major enterprise Linux distribution shifting around their pieces with regards to how RHEL is formed with moving to CentOS Stream as its future upstream. Over the past year especially openSUSE Leap and SUSE Linux Enterprise having been moving closer together with the source trees now being more closely aligned between Leap and "SLE". SUSE has published an insightful blog post series detailing the prior way that openSUSE Tumbleweed and Leap tied in with SUSE Linux Enterprise and then the direction they have been shifting...

Netgate Announces pfSense Plus With Greater Divergence From pfSense

Phoronix - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 00:44
Netgate has announced pfSense as a rebranded and improved edition of this popular BSD-based firewall/network OS platform...