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OpenZFS Developer Summit 2019 Videos + Slides For The Latest On Open-Source ZFS

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 22:31
Taking place 4 and 5 November in San Francisco was the OpenZFS Developer Summit. This two-day open-source ZFS developer summit made possible by Intel, Delphix, Datto, and OSNexus had a lot of interesting presentations from the state of ZFS TRIM/Discard to debugging topics...

Thunderbolt 3 Software Connection Manager Support Coming In Linux 5.5 For Apple Hardware

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 21:59
The Thunderbolt changes have been merged to char-misc ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.5 merge window...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Alpha Released With Toolchain Upgrade, Clang-ed Kernel Option

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 21:31
The first alpha release of the forthcoming OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 is now available for testing with this Clang-built Linux distribution that originates back to the days of Mandrake...

KDE Packs Away New Screensaver Setting, Other Changes For First Full Week Of November

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 20:30
It's been another busy week in KDE land with developers working through the massive code-bases comprising the KDE desktop environment on a variety of features and fixes...

How universities are using open source to attract students - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 16:00

Michigan Tech just launched, a virtual one-stop free shop for all things open source on campus. According to their site, Tech Today:

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Longtime Linux-Friendly X-Plane Flight Simulator Sees v11.40 Released

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 10:00
Besides X-Plane being one of the most realistic PC-based flight simulators, this flight simulator from Laminar Research has long supported Linux. Out this weekend is X-Plane 11.40 as the latest update and the last major release before they roll-out their long-awaited Vulkan graphics API support...

Benchmarks Of 10 Higher-End Intel/AMD CPUs On Ubuntu 19.10

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 03:45
With Ubuntu 19.10 bringing some CPU/system performance changes compared to earlier Ubuntu releases as a result of compiler/toolchain upgrades, the newer kernel, and more, here is a quick weekend look at how the Ubuntu 19.10 performance compares across ten different AMD Ryzen and Intel Core systems...

PulseAudio Adds GStreamer-Powered RTP Implementation

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 03:20
As an alternative to PulseAudio's existing RTP implementation, a new GStreamer-based Real-Time Transport Protocol has been introduced...

OpenZFS 2.0 Out In 2020 With Unified Linux/FreeBSD Support, OpenZFS 3.0 With macOS

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 02:21
Taking place this past week in San Francisco was the annual OpenZFS Developer Summit. As usual, Matthew Ahrens as the co-founder of Sun ZFS and current OpenZFS contributor at Delphix talked about the state of the open-source ZFS efforts in his keynote...

EXT4 File-System Picking Up New Direct I/O Read Implementation

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 00:41
Among other EXT4 file-system changes en route for the upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel is a new direct I/O read implementation...

Linux Sees Fix For "Critical" Scheduler Bug Introduced A Few Months Ago

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 00:04
Coming out Friday night was a series to address a "critical" scheduler issue with the Linux kernel...