Open-source News

Richard Stallman To Continue As Head Of The GNU Project

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 04:33
While Richard Stallman resigned as president of the Free Software Foundation last week, he just announced he'll be continuing as head of the GNU Project...

Microsoft Developer Shows Linux Commands Seamlessly Integrated Within Windows PowerShell

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 03:48
While Windows itself has begun offering Tar and OpenSSH support among other integration improvements for traditional Linux administrators, it's possible to seamlessly integrate Linux commands within the PowerShell thanks to some features of PowerShell intermixed with Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux...

Steam Fixes Up Handling For Games With Vulkan Async Compute

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 02:34
A Steam beta update out today is notable for Linux gamers to avoid possible GPU crashes and corruption of the Steam overlay...

Rust 1.38 Supports Pipelined Compilation For Building Dependent Crates Sooner

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 23:53
Today marks the release of Rust 1.38 as the latest stable update for this increasingly popular, memory-safe programming language...

NVIDIA RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 SUPER Linux Gaming Performance - 26 GPUs Benchmarked

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 22:00
We finally have our hands on NVIDIA's current RTX 20 SUPER graphics card line-up and have been putting the RTX 2060/2070/2080 SUPER cards through their paces under Linux. For the first of our long awaited NVIDIA RTX SUPER Linux benchmarks, first up is a look at the Linux gaming performance under a variety of native OpenGL/Vulkan games as well as Steam Play (DXVK+Proton) titles while testing a total of 26 graphics cards this round on the very latest AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce drivers.

Initial Server Setup with CentOS/RHEL 8

Tecmint - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 18:39
In this article, we will walk you through the first basic steps that you need to apply after installing a minimal CentOS/RHEL 8 server with no graphical environment in order to retrieve the information...

VirtIO-FS Sent In For Linux 5.4 With Better Performance Over VirtIO-9P

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 17:38
VirtIO-FS as a better approach for sharing folders/files with guest VMs is set to debut in Linux 5.4...

Purism Shows Off The Librem 5 Linux Smartphone In Action

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 17:05
Now that the first (beta-ish) batch of Librem 5 smartphones is shipping, Purism has published the first video showing the phone in its current state in action...

Parallelizing GCC's Internals Continues To Be Worked On & Showing Promising Potential

Phoronix - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 15:13
One of the most interesting Google Summer of Code projects this year was the student effort to work on better parallelizing GCC's internals to deal with better performance particularly when dealing with very large source files. Fortunately -- given today's desktop CPUs even ramping up their core counts -- this parallel GCC effort is being continued...