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Intel Continues Investing In Execute-Only Memory Support For The Linux Kernel - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 20:05
Intel Continues Investing In Execute-Only Memory Support For The Linux Kernel  Phoronix

One of the steps Intel's open-source developers continue working on for Linux is supporting "execute only memory" that will already work with some of today's ...

PineTime is a $25 Smartwatch / Companion for PinePhone Linux Phone - CNX Software

Google News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 12:27
PineTime is a $25 Smartwatch / Companion for PinePhone Linux Phone  CNX Software

We've recently seen Linux smartphones are coming in a few weeks or months, but the $150 PinePhone may not come alone, and soon be joined by a $25.

Op-Ed: Some Huawei laptops in China now come loaded with Deepin Linux - Digital Journal

Google News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 11:37
Op-Ed: Some Huawei laptops in China now come loaded with Deepin Linux  Digital Journal

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An Alternative exFAT Linux File-System Driver Based On Samsung's sdFAT

Phoronix - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:25
While the upcoming Linux 5.4 kernel cycle is finally bringing a driver for Microsoft exFAT file-system read/write support, it's dated on an old Samsung code drop that has seen little public work over the years. Since queued for staging-next, there has been a big uptick in clean-ups and other activity, but there also exists another alternative out-of-tree exFAT Linux driver...

An Alternative exFAT Linux File-System Driver Based On Samsung's sdFAT - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:25
An Alternative exFAT Linux File-System Driver Based On Samsung's sdFAT  Phoronix

While the upcoming Linux 5.4 kernel cycle is finally bringing a driver for Microsoft exFAT file-system read/write support, it's dated on an old Samsung code drop ...

Huawei releases Linux variants of the MateBook 13, MateBook 14, and MateBook X Pro - Notebookcheck.net

Google News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 07:46
Huawei releases Linux variants of the MateBook 13, MateBook 14, and MateBook X Pro  Notebookcheck.net

Huawei has added the MateBook 13 for Linux, MateBook X Pro for Linux, and the MateBook 14 for Linux onto Vmall, the Chinese shopping site for Huawei and ...

An Improved Linux MEMSET Is Being Tackled For Possibly Better Performance

Phoronix - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 04:26
Borislav Petkov has taken to improve the Linux kernel's memset function with it being an area previously criticzed by Linus Torvalds and other prominent developers...

Clear Linux Is Being Used Within Some Automobiles

Phoronix - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 03:54
Intel's speedy Clear Linux distribution could be running under the hood of your car...

PineTime is a $25 smartwatch companion for Linux smartphones (work-in-progress from Pine64) - Liliputing

Google News - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 01:16
PineTime is a $25 smartwatch companion for Linux smartphones (work-in-progress from Pine64)  Liliputing

The folks at Pine64 have been selling inexpensive Linux laptops for a few years, and they're getting ready to launch their first Linux smartphone. But the team ...

Linux Software Industry Growth, Shares, Opportunities and Forecast to 2019-2025 - The Torn News

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 23:46
Linux Software Industry Growth, Shares, Opportunities and Forecast to 2019-2025  The Torn News

“Linux Software Market” report provides in depth analysis of Market Trends, Market Share, Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities. Also Linux Software market ...

The Linux Kernel Is Preparing To Enable 5-Level Paging By Default

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 22:47
While Intel CPUs aren't shipping with 5-level paging support, they are expected to be soon and distribution kernels are preparing to enable the kernel's functionality for this feature to extend the addressable memory supported. With that, the mainline kernel is also looking at flipping on 5-level paging by default for its default kernel configuration...

The Linux Kernel Is Preparing To Enable 5-Level Paging By Default - Phoronix

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 22:47
The Linux Kernel Is Preparing To Enable 5-Level Paging By Default  Phoronix

While Intel CPUs aren't shipping with 5-level paging support, they are expected to be soon and distribution kernels are preparing to enable the kernel's ...

KDE Frameworks 5.62 Released With KWayland Additions & Other Improvements

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 21:07
KDE Frameworks 5.62 is out today as the latest monthly update to this collection of KDE libraries complementing the Qt5 tool-kit offerings...

GNOME Shell + Mutter Patches Pending For Wayland Fullscreen Compositing Bypass

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 20:15
There's an exciting patch set to GNOME Shell and Mutter now pending for finally wiring up the full-screen unredirected display / full-screen bypass compositing for helping the performance of full-screen games in particular on Wayland...

Wine-Staging 4.16 Brings Rendering Fix For A Number Of Direct3D Games

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 19:45
Based off yesterday's release of Wine 4.16, the Wine-Staging 4.16 update out today is more prominent with a number of new patches introduced to this experimental/testing flavor of Wine for running Windows games/applications on Linux...

Slax 9.11 Released While Re-Base To Debian 10 Is In Development

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 19:30
For fans of the lightweight Slax Linux distribution, version 9.11 is now available and is re-based against upstream Debian 9.11 for this operating system that was resurrected two years ago...

Kernel Address Space Isolation Still Baking To Limit Data Leaks From Foreshadow & Co

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 19:18
In addition to the work being led by DigitalOcean on core scheduling to make Hyper Threading safer in light of security vulnerabilities, IBM and Oracle engineers continue working on Kernel Address Space Isolation to help prevent data leaks during attacks...

Kernel Address Space Isolation Still Baking To Limit Data Leaks From Foreshadow & Co - Phoronix

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 19:18
Kernel Address Space Isolation Still Baking To Limit Data Leaks From Foreshadow & Co  Phoronix

In addition to the work being led by DigitalOcean on core scheduling to make Hyper Threading safer in light of security vulnerabilities, IBM and Oracle engineers ...

Radeon ROCm 2.7.2 Released

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 19:00
Radeon ROCm 2.7.2 is now available as the newest update to AMD's open-source GPU compute stack for Linux systems...

Meet PineTime, A Ridiculously Affordable Companion Watch For Your Linux Smartphone - Forbes

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 16:04
Meet PineTime, A Ridiculously Affordable Companion Watch For Your Linux Smartphone  Forbes

Pine64is breaking into the watch business with #PineTime, an affordable smartwatch companion for your Linux smartphone.

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