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KSM: A Hackable x86_64 Hypervisor For Linux/Windows

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 1:19pm
Being announced today on the kernel mailing list is the KSM hypervisor, what's self-described as "a hackable x86-64 hypervisor."..

The FreeBSD 64-bit Base System Can Now Be Linked Using LLD

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 12:40pm
LLVM's LLD linker has been making a lot of progress over the past year and now it's hit the milestone of being able to link the entire FreeBSD/amd64 base system...

Inkscape 0.92 Released As A Big Update For This Vector Drawing Program

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 12:34pm
It's been about one year since the last Inkscape release while now available is version 0.92 as a relatively big update to this open-source vector drawing program...

Steam's Linux Efforts Were Influential To Microsoft, Other Companies

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 12:14pm
Just days after writing about how Valve's Steam Linux project was the hardest one veteran game developer had ever worked on, Rich Geldreich has begun blogging some more of the back-stories to the Linux project at Valve...

AMDGPU vs. Radeon GCN 1.0/1.1 Benchmarks With Linux 4.10

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 1:10am
With the Linux 4.10 kernel there remains experimental Kconfig switches for being able to build the Linux kernel with GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" and GCN 1.1 "Sea Islands" support in the newer AMDGPU DRM driver rather than the mature Radeon DRM driver. For your viewing pleasure today are benchmarks of a few GCN 1.0/1.1 GPUs when testing the Linux 4.10 Git kernel with Radeon DRM and then the experimental AMDGPU DRM driver while both kernel drivers were tested in conjunction with the same Mesa 13.1-dev snapshot as of this week.

Jamey Sharp On Whether You Should Translate Your Code To Rust

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 12:29am
Often times whenever mentioning a new security vulnerability in any piece of open-source/Linux software, it generally gets brought up in our forums "they should write that software in Rust" or similar comments about how XYZ project should see a rewrite in Rust for its memory-safety features. But is it really worthwhile porting your codebase to Rust?..

Lumina 1.2 Desktop Environment Released

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 10:59pm
A new release of Lumina is now available to ring in 2017, the BSD-first Qt-powered open-source desktop environment...

Marek Publishes RadeonSI Patches To Help Witcher 2 On Linux

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 7:52pm
In addition to working on sharply improving the performance of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided when using the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, Marek Olšák has published some patches for improving The Witcher 2 with the open-source AMD driver stack...