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A Linux Advocate Inside Microsoft Is Pushing For Native Apps — And Trying To Fix The Trust Issue - Forbes

Google News - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 02:40
A Linux Advocate Inside Microsoft Is Pushing For Native Apps — And Trying To Fix The Trust Issue  Forbes

I have made it my personal mission, as much as is possible, to understand why there's a lack of trust and do something about fixing that."

GNOME 3.34 Released With Its Many Performance Improvements & Better Wayland Support

Phoronix - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:44
Red Hat developer Matthias Clasen has just announced the release of GNOME 3.34 as this widely anticipated update to the GNOME 3 desktop environment...

AMDGPU Driver Looking To Re-Enable Performance-Boosting "Bulk Moves" Functionality

Phoronix - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:49
AMD developers are looking at finally re-enabling the LRU bulk moves functionality in their AMDGPU Linux kernel graphics driver that has the ability to help with performance...

How to stop, start, and restart Apache on various Linux distributions - TechRepublic

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:24
How to stop, start, and restart Apache on various Linux distributions  TechRepublic

Your business depends on websites to drive customers. If your data center makes use of Linux, chances are your websites are powered by the Apache web ...

Slack launches dark mode for macOS, Windows, and Linux - The Verge

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:00
Slack launches dark mode for macOS, Windows, and Linux  The Verge

Slack is introducing a new dark mode feature for its desktop apps. It comes months after the same feature was made available on iOS and Android. Now ...

AMD/Intel Benchmarks: Building The Mainline Linux x86_64 Kernel With LLVM Clang - Phoronix

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:34
AMD/Intel Benchmarks: Building The Mainline Linux x86_64 Kernel With LLVM Clang  Phoronix

With the upcoming LLVM Clang 9.0 compiler release there is an amazing achievement more than a decade in the making... The mainline Clang compiler can ...

AMD/Intel Benchmarks: Building The Mainline Linux x86_64 Kernel With LLVM Clang

Phoronix - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 22:31
With the upcoming LLVM Clang 9.0 compiler release there is an amazing achievement more than a decade in the making... The mainline Clang compiler can finally build the mainline Linux x86_64 kernel. The AArch64 state has been in better shape in recent years with multiple Arm vendors using Clang as their default compiler including to build the Linux kernel, but finally in 2019 the mainline Clang can build mainline Linux x86_64. There are a few caveats, but in this article is my experience in doing so with LLVM Clang and the Linux 5.3 kernel as well as running some preliminary benchmarks on AMD and Intel hardware.

KaOS 2019.09 Linux Distro Released with KDE Plasma 5.16.5 and Linux Kernel 5.2 - Softpedia News

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 21:51
KaOS 2019.09 Linux Distro Released with KDE Plasma 5.16.5 and Linux Kernel 5.2  Softpedia News

KaOS 2019.09 comes two months after the release of KaOS 2019.07 earlier this summer and brings with it all of the latest KDE technologies that have been ...

How to safely open any USB device - Popular Science

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 21:50
How to safely open any USB device  Popular Science

Companies like to hand out USB drives like candy. At media functions, for example, these flash storage devices contain product photos, press information, and ...

Working on Linux's nuts and bolts at Linux Plumbers - ZDNet

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 21:38
Working on Linux's nuts and bolts at Linux Plumbers  ZDNet

Once a year, Linux's top developers meet at Linux Plumbers and the Kernel Summit to hash out problems and concerns with Linux development. Here's what ...

GNOME Shell Picks Up Performance Improvements For Extensions

Phoronix - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 21:00
While days too late for squeezing into GNOME 3.34.0, the GNOME Shell has landed a one year old merge request providing various fixes and performance improvements to its extension system...

Manjaro Linux 18.1 Is Officially Released, And You Have A New Choice To Make - Forbes

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:51
Manjaro Linux 18.1 Is Officially Released, And You Have A New Choice To Make  Forbes

Built-in FlatPak and Snap support comes to Manjaro, but you'll need to make a decision about your office suite.

Mesa 19.2-RC3 Released While Final Release Expected Around Month's End

Phoronix - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:18
The third release candidate of the belated Mesa 19.2 is now available while a fourth and likely final RC is expected next week while the stable release of this quarterly Mesa3D update should be out at month's end...

All three of the Insiders on Arm64 can now muck about with Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 - The Register

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 20:00
All three of the Insiders on Arm64 can now muck about with Windows Subsystem for Linux 2  The Register

Microsoft has updated the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 to support Arm64 devices for the wafer-thin slice of Windows Insiders using the things. The new build ...

Intel Tightens Up Its AVX-512 Behavior For The LLVM Clang 10 Compiler

Phoronix - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:27
Intel engineer Craig Topper who frequently contributes the new Intel CPU support to LLVM/Clang has made an AVX-512 behavioral change for next spring's LLVM Clang 10 release...

Better Flatpak Support For Firefox Appears To Be Coming

Phoronix - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 19:11
One of the best and most practical use-cases for sandboxed Linux apps via Flatpak or Snaps is certainly web browsers. There has been unofficial Firefox Flatpaks offered to this point but it's looking like better support for a Flatpak'ed Firefox could be coming down the pipe soon...

Manjaro 18.1 Released With Choice Of Office Suite

Phoronix - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:47
Manjaro 18.1 "Juhraya" is now available as the newest six-month feature release to this Arch Linux based operating system...

NVIDIA 430.50 Linux Driver Brings Color Fix For Pre-Turing GPUs

Phoronix - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:37
While the NVIDIA 435 series is now stable, for those sticking to the previous NVIDIA 430 driver series that is their current "long-lived" driver branch, a new version is available...

Huawei Just Started Selling Laptops With Deepin Linux Pre-Installed - Forbes

Google News - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 18:28
Huawei Just Started Selling Laptops With Deepin Linux Pre-Installed  Forbes

Some of the best laptops on the market are now shipping with Deepin Linux pre-installed.

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