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Steam On Linux In February Still Residing Below 1%

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:05
Valve has released their updated Steam Survey figures for February 2021...

Steam On Linux In February Still Residing Below 1%

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 07:05
Valve has released their updated Steam Survey figures for February 2021...

Multiple New Security Issues Hit GRUB Bootloader Around Secure Boot

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 03:30
Last summer the GRUB bootloader was impacted by "BootHole" with security issues hitting its UEFI Secure Boot support while today a new round of vulnerabilities were made public...

Multiple New Security Issues Hit GRUB Bootloader Around Secure Boot

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 03:30
Last summer the GRUB bootloader was impacted by "BootHole" with security issues hitting its UEFI Secure Boot support while today a new round of vulnerabilities were made public...

That Linux 5.12 Severe Data Corruption Bug Hits Intel CI Systems - Issue Caused By Swap File

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 02:43
Last week I issued a warning of possible data loss on the early Linux 5.12 kernel code that was reliably leaving my test systems severely corrupted. Intel's internal graphics test systems it turns out have now been bitten by this issue in encountering this significant file-system corruption and as such they've been quick to jump on the issue - there's now an idea what's causing the nasty issue and a workaround by reverting select patches...

That Linux 5.12 Severe Data Corruption Bug Hits Intel CI Systems - Issue Caused By Swap File

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 02:43
Last week I issued a warning of possible data loss on the early Linux 5.12 kernel code that was reliably leaving my test systems severely corrupted. Intel's internal graphics test systems it turns out have now been bitten by this issue in encountering this significant file-system corruption and as such they've been quick to jump on the issue - there's now an idea what's causing the nasty issue and a workaround by reverting select patches...

Chrome 89 Released With Various New Web APIs Deemed Stable

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 02:30
Chrome 89 is out today as the latest stable version of Google's web browser. With Chrome 89 various new APis are deemed stable including WebHID, WebNFC, and Web Serial...

Updated Portal 2 Vulkan Rendering Code Yielding Great Radeon Results

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 01:02
Valve on Monday rolled out a new Portal 2 build that improves its new Vulkan renderer support. For those interested here are some fresh benchmarks of Portal 2 with OpenGL and Vulkan on the open-source AMD Radeon Linux drivers.

Updated Portal 2 Vulkan Rendering Code Yielding Great Radeon Results

Phoronix - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 01:02
Valve on Monday rolled out a new Portal 2 build that improves its new Vulkan renderer support. For those interested here are some fresh benchmarks of Portal 2 with OpenGL and Vulkan on the open-source AMD Radeon Linux drivers.

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