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Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 Brings UEFI SecureBoot, USBGuard Added & Btrfs Supported

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:22am
While Oracle is slashing Solaris and SPARC jobs, their RHEL-derived Oracle Linux operating system continues getting pushed forward. Oracle Linux 7 Update 4 is now available as their re-based version off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4...

Kazan Begins Working On Vulkan ICD Support, More Functions

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:11am
GSoC 2017 student developer Jacob Lifshay who spent his summer working on Vulkan-CPU as a CPU-based Vulkan software implementation (and recently renamed the project to Kazan) has continued working on his open-source project post-GSoC to make this interesting Vulkan project a reality...

Btrfs Gets Fixes & Prep Work In Linux 4.14

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:55am
Besides the separate pull request that brought Zstd compression support for Btrfs with the in-development Linux 4.14 kernel, the main Btrfs pull request was also submitted on Friday for updating this Linux file-system...

Mesa 17.1.9 Released For Those Not Yet On Mesa 17.2

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 8:13am
Mesa 17.1.9 is now available for those sticking to the 17.1 stable releases and aren't yet comfortable moving to the just-released Mesa 17.2...

AMD EPYC 7601 + TYAN Transport SX TN70A-B8026 Arrives For Linux Benchmarking

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 9:47pm
Like us, many of you have probably been anxious for weeks to see a plethora of benchmarks featuring AMD's EPYC processors. An EPYC-equipped server arrived today courtesy of AMD and TYAN and is now in the process of being tested at Phoronix. Next week we should have some initial comparison numbers to feature of the AMD EPYC 7601 processor under Linux while in the weeks ahead will be more extensive numbers in looking at the Linux performance in different areas followed by FreeBSD/BSD results and other interesting tests. Here's our first look at this Tyan Transport SX TN70A-B8026 server.

Zstd Compression For Btrfs & Squashfs Set For Linux 4.14, Already Used Within Facebook

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 7:50pm
As we've been expecting, Zstd compression for Btrfs is coming with the Linux 4.14 along with Zstd support in SquashFS...

Chromium Now Supports GPU Sandboxing With Radeon Graphics On Linux

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 5:58pm
Chrome/Chromium supports GPU sandboxing for security purposes and now it will work fine with the AMD graphics on Linux...

Elivepatch Aims To Make Live Kernel Patching Easier On Gentoo

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 4:33pm
Elivepatch is a new means of live kernel patching of Gentoo Linux and works in a distributed manner...

Optimizations For Microsoft's Hyper-V In Linux 4.14

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 1:12pm
Linux's support for the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor for server virtualization is seeing some performance tuning in the Linux 4.14 kernel...

FFmpeg's VP9 Decoder Is Much Faster Thanks To GSoC 2017

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 11:26am
As we previously reported on, there was a Google Summer of Code project this year optimizing FFmpeg's VP9 decoder particularly around AVX2 instructions and threading. The project was a success and VP9 decoding should be much faster with FFmpeg as a result...

Early Work Bringing VCE1 Video Encode To AMDGPU DRM

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 10:55am
There's more good news about work-in-progress patches for those GCN 1.0 owners that have been looking to get your graphics card running full-featured under the AMDGPU DRM driver rather than the existing Radeon Direct Rendering Manager driver...

BFQ & CFQ Improvements Land In Linux 4.14

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 10:19am
Linus Torvalds has pulled in the block layer updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel merge window...

xf86-video-amdgpu 1.4.0 / xf86-video-ati 7.10.0 Released

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 10:10am
Michel Dänzer of AMD has released updated stable versions of their AMDGPU and Radeon X.Org DDX drivers today...

Outreachy Begins Soliciting For 2017 Winter Internships

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 9:53am
With the Outreachy Summer 2017 internship period wrapping up, the application period has opened for the Outreachy Winter 2017 internship program...

Reiser4 Is Now Ready For Linux 4.13

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 1:36am
For those wanting to use the Reiser4 file-system with the just-released Linux 4.13 kernel, patches are already available...

Trying Out Ubuntu 17.10 On A Laptop One Month Ahead Of Release

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 10:30pm
Curious around the GNOME Shell desktop and improvements made during the Ubuntu 17.10 cycle in transitioning away from Unity 7 and X.Org to GNOME and Wayland, I took the recently-reviewed Razer Blade Stealth laptop and tried out the very latest Ubuntu desktop daily ISO on this Intel laptop. Here are my initial impressions of the current Ubuntu 17.10 desktop experience as well as some power/boot/performance benchmarks of 17.10 in its daily state compared to Ubuntu 17.04 on this Kabylake system.

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPads With AMD APUs

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 8:29pm
For the many of you Linux users that have been desiring an AMD laptop, things could get interesting with Lenovo having just announced the ThinkPad A-Series...

GNOME 3.26 RC2 Released: The Final Step For This Big GNOME Update

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 8:09pm
GNOME 3.25.92 is available today, marking the last development release before the official GNOME 3.26 debut...

LLVM 5.0 Released With C++17 Support, Ryzen Scheduler, AMDGPU Vega & Much More

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 7:17pm
After delays pushed its release back by about one month, LLVM 5.0 was just released a few minutes ago along with its associated sub-projects like the Clang 5.0 C/C++ compiler...

Purism's Librem 5 Smartphone Crosses $200k In Funding

Thu, 07/09/2017 - 5:33pm
In two weeks now Purism has managed to raise over $200,000 USD towards their dream of building a privacy/free-software-minded smartphone running their own custom Linux-based software stack. But they remain a long ways to go from their $1.5 MM goal...