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Windows 10 Preview Adds Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on ARM64 Devices - Redmondmag.com

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 07:11
Windows 10 Preview Adds Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on ARM64 Devices  Redmondmag.com

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview release for testers (build 18980), announced on Wednesday, includes support for version 2 of the Windows Subsystem for ...

Proton 4.11-4 Released With Updated DXVK, Improved PS4 Controller Handling

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 06:51
In time for any weekend gaming, Valve's team maintaining their Proton downstream of Wine for powering Steam Play to run Windows games on Linux has issued their v4.11-4 update...

Wine 4.16 Bringing Better Compatibility With Windows Debuggers

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 04:55
Wine 4.16 is out as the newest bi-weekly development snapshot leading up to the Wine 5.0 release in just a few more months...

3rd gen kit for embedded linux self-training is Raspberry Pi B-based - LinuxGizmos.com

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 04:18
3rd gen kit for embedded linux self-training is Raspberry Pi B-based  LinuxGizmos.com

The 3rd generation Embedded Linux Learning Kit from Intellimetrix includes a Raspberry Pi 3B board, a Pi HAT with peripherals, power supply, cables and ...

The Sandy Bridge Core i7 3960X Benchmarked Against Today's Six-Core / 12 Thread AMD/Intel CPUs

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 03:32
Complementing our recent AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Linux benchmarking, with recently having out the Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition, here are benchmarks showing that previous $999 USD six-core / twelve-thread processor compared to today's Ryzen 5 3600X (and previous-generation Ryzen 5 2600X) as well as the Core i7 8700K.

IdeaNova Technologies Debuts Linux DRM Server and Updated InPlay Portal - APEX Media

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 03:07
IdeaNova Technologies Debuts Linux DRM Server and Updated InPlay Portal  APEX Media

The latest from the Airline Passenger Experience Association, sharing aviation and passenger experience news from around the world.

Archman Linux: Pure Arch With Extra Flair - LinuxInsider.com

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 02:12
Archman Linux: Pure Arch With Extra Flair  LinuxInsider.com

Archman is an Arch Linux-based rolling distribution featuring the Calamares system installer, Pamac package manager, and a selection of preconfigured ...

GNOME 3.34 'Thessaloniki' Linux desktop environment is finally here - BetaNews

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 01:57
GNOME 3.34 'Thessaloniki' Linux desktop environment is finally here  BetaNews

There are many Linux desktop environments from which to choose — some are good, others are bad, but only one can be best — GNOME. Whether you choose ...

Linux 5.4 Bringing Support For Lenovo's "PrivacyGuard" On Newer ThinkPads

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 01:41
Newer high-end Lenovo ThinkPad laptops feature an option called "PrivacyGuard" for restricting the usable vertical and horizontal viewing angles of the LCD display, similar to what has been achievable previously using film covers and the like. With Linux 5.4 this feature will be supported by the kernel if concerned about others looking over your shoulders at your screen, etc...

Linux 5.4 Bringing Support For Lenovo's "PrivacyGuard" On Newer ThinkPads - Phoronix

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 01:41
Linux 5.4 Bringing Support For Lenovo's "PrivacyGuard" On Newer ThinkPads  Phoronix

Newer high-end Lenovo ThinkPad laptops feature an option called "PrivacyGuard" for restricting the usable vertical and horizontal viewing angles of the LCD ...

Qt 5.14 Is Bringing Significantly Better HiDPI Support

Phoronix - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:10
Besides KDE seeing its own HiDPI improvements like fractional scaling on Wayland recently landing, the Qt5 tool-kit is seeing more HiDPI improvements on its end too...

Huawei Opts for Linux on Its Laptops - PCMag

Google News - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 00:04
Huawei Opts for Linux on Its Laptops  PCMag

No access to Windows 10? No problem! Huawei starts using Deepin Linux for its MateBook laptops in China, and they're cheaper, too.

Huawei starts selling some flagship laptops with pre-installed Linux - Tech Lapse

Google News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 23:27
Huawei starts selling some flagship laptops with pre-installed Linux  Tech Lapse

Huawei has started selling some of its flagship laptops with Linux installed instead of Windows. The Chinese company is focusing on Linux, the acclaimed.

Fwupd 1.3.1 Released With GNOME Firmware 3.34

Phoronix - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 22:22
Richard Hughes has released GNOME Firmware 3.34, his new project formerly known as the GNOME Firmware Update as an alternative interface outside of GNOME Software for managing firmware updates on Linux. Additionally, Fwupd 1.3.1 is out with the newest firmware updating bits...

Microsoft Joins Academy Software Foundation as a Premier Member

The Linux Foundation - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 21:00

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 13, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation,  a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Microsoft has joined the Foundation as a Premier member.

“Studios and vendors across the motion picture industry have come together in support of the Academy Software Foundation, and their commitment has fueled our growth,” said David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation. “We are pleased to welcome Microsoft to the Academy Software Foundation. Their membership helps us hit a significant milestone as we surpass $1M in annual funding, a solid financial base that we will use to support our open source projects, the software engineers that develop them, and the open source community in general.”

Launched in August 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.

“At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and it’s this mission that drives our commitment to open source,” said Tad Brockway, corporate vice president, Azure Storage, Media and Edge, Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited to become a member of the Academy Software Foundation and work together with the industry’s open source community to bring the latest cloud technologies to the Foundation and its projects.”

Microsoft is committed to supporting innovation across the media and entertainment industry by bringing its cloud platforms to bear to help studios unlock creativity and collaboration, bring content to market faster and engage and monetize audiences. As a Foundation member, Microsoft will dedicate engineering resources to support Foundation-hosted projects and will assume roles on the Academy Software Foundation Governing Board and on its Technical Advisory Council (TAC). 

About the Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Foundation is home to OpenVDB, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenCue, and OpenTimelineIO.  For more information or to get involved in the Academy Software Foundation, visit ASWF.io.

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Academy Software Foundation Announces Apple as Premier Member

The Linux Foundation - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 21:00

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 13, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation, a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Apple has joined the Foundation as a Premier member.

“Filmmakers everywhere use Apple products. We are delighted to welcome Apple as a new member, and we look forward to working with them to ensure that our open source projects run well on Apple software platforms,” said David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation.

Launched in August 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, ASWF provides a neutral forum for open source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation, and sound.

“To support the continued growth of open source software across our industry, we have the privilege of providing developers with tools that make it easier to contribute code and participate in the community,” said Rob Bredow, Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic, and Governing Board Chair of Academy Software Foundation. “One of these tools is the Academy Software Foundation’s Continuous Integration (CI) build infrastructure, which streamlines development for build and runtime environments. With Apple as a new member, we hope to work with them to improve support for Apple platforms, which will continue to democratize open source software development.”

About the Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Foundation is home to OpenVDB, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenCue, and OpenTimelineIO.  For more information or to get involved in the Academy Software Foundation, visit ASWF.io.

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Emily Olin
Academy Software Foundation
eolin@linuxfoundation.org

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Kernel Lockdown Feature Will Try To Land For Linux 5.4

Phoronix - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 20:47
After going through 40+ rounds of revisions and review, the Linux kernel "LOCKDOWN" feature might finally make it into the Linux 5.4 mainline kernel...

DigitalOcean Continues Working On Linux Core Scheduling To Make HT/SMT Safer

Phoronix - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 19:59
With Hyper Threading continuing to look increasingly unsafe in data centers / shared computing environments in light of all the speculative execution vulnerabilities exposed thus far particularly with L1TF and MDS having no SMT-secure mitigation, DigitalOcean continues working on their Linux kernel "core scheduling" patches so they can still make use of HT/SMT in a sane and safe manner...

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