Ubuntu 21.10 Compressing Debian Packages With Zstd

It's coming three years later than originally planned but with Ubuntu 21.10 this autumn the Debian…

ASUS Laptop dGPU Toggling, eGPU Handling, Panel Overdrive Patches For Linux

A set of Linux kernel patches to the asus-wmi driver are pending that improve the support…

Vulkan 1.2.184 Includes NVIDIA Extension For RDMA Usage

Last year I wrote about NVIDIA working on Vulkan support for RDMA memory. That work around…

New Linux 5.14 Tracer To Help With Measuring Operating System Noise

The tracing subsystem within the Linux kernel is seeing some exciting improvements with Linux 5.14 to…

Linux 5.14’s Perf Tooling Makes Preparations For Intel Alder Lake

The Linux kernel's tooling around the perf subsystem is the latest area seeing a lot of…

Linux 5.14 Works Around Compatibility With Some Digital Camera exFAT File-Systems

Merged back in Linux 5.4 in late 2019 was the exFAT file-system driver that has proven…

Latest Patches Sent Out For Adding Rust Support To The Linux Kernel

This US Independence Day a revised set of patches were mailed out providing support for Rust…

Linux 5.14 Picks Up Support For New Sound Hardware, Including Alder Lake M

Linux 5.14 is ready to begin supporting some new sound hardware while some recently proposed USB…

AMD’s Linux Strides In H1’21 From FreeSync HDMI To PyTorch ROCm

As part of our various Q2'21 and H1'21 Linux/open-source recaps, here is a look back at…

Linux Gets New Thermal Driver Code Ahead of Alder Lake

The thermal subsystem updates for the Linux 5.14 kernel include more work on Intel's int340x driver…

GNU Binutils 2.37 Is On The Way – Finally Drops ARM Symbian OS Support

GNU Binutils 2.37 has been branched and the release process initiated for these low-level GNU components…

Linux Will Keep Core Scheduling Disabled By Default

Among the many new features that were sent in so far this week for the Linux…

Linux 5.14 Improving Its Distributed Lock Manager To Allow Message Re-Transmission

The Linux kernel's Distributed Lock Manager as a general purpose DLM for kernel and user-space applications…

Chinese-owned Nexperia confirms acquisition of UK’s largest chip plant

Sefa Ozel | E+ | Getty ImagesLONDON — Nexperia, a Dutch chip firm owned by China's…

The honeymoon is over for streaming services: Here’s where the major players stand

Still from Disney's latest Pixar film "Luca."DisneyWhile most Americans are breathing a sigh of relief as…

TikTok and Instagram inch closer to the streaming wars as competitive barriers blur

Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty ImagesInstagram wants to be more like TikTok. TikTok is extending…

Amazon gets a new leader today, but the company won’t change much

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.Getty ImagesAnn Hiatt remembers Jeff Bezos didn't like to sit down…

China’s tech crackdown has a new battleground — data

Traders work during the IPO for Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Global Inc on the New York…

After crackdown on Didi, China opens cybersecurity probes into 3 more tech firms

GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese regulators have opened a cybersecurity review into U.S.-listed Boss Zhipin and subsidiaries…

Linux 5.14 With EXT4 Adds Interface To Help Prevent Information Leakage From The Journal

The EXT4 file-system updates have been sent in for the ongoing Linux 5.14 merge window. Besides…

CXL Bring-Up Continues – More Infrastructure For Linux 5.14, “More Meat” For Linux 5.15

Intel open-source engineers continue working on the bring-up around Compute Express Link (CXL) as the new…

XFS Sees A Lot Of Cleanups For Linux 5.14

The XFS file-system continues seeing a lot of work cleaning up the kernel driver code as…

New/Updated Benchmarks For June From GravityMark To L4D2 Vulkan, Updated Neural Networks

During the past month were a number of updated Phoronix Test Suite test profiles made available…

Linux 5.14 POWERs Up The Microwatt Soft CPU Core

The POWER architecture updates have been submitted for the ongoing Linux 5.14 merge window with a…

Darktable 3.6 Released For This Free Alternative To Adobe Lightroom

Darktable 3.6 is out as this summer's feature update to this open-source RAW photography software package…

KDE Ends June With Wayland Fixes, More Responsive Plasma With Faster SVG Handling

KDE developers ended June with yet more Plasma Wayland fixes plus a number of other worthwhile…

OpenZFS 2.1 Released With dRAID, Compatibility Property, Better Performance

Shipping now as the successor to last November's big OpenZFS 2.0 release is OpenZFS 2.1 as…

Wine 6.12 Released With More PE Conversion, New Themes

In celebrating the US holiday weekend, Wine 6.12 has arrived for popping in enjoying the latest…

Linux 5.14 Bringing SD Cache Ctrl Support, Other SD Card Support Improvements

The MMC/MEMSTICK updates for Linux 5.14 bring more work on bettering the kernel's Secure Digital card…

Linux Leading Over Early Windows 11 Benchmarks For AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Performance

With Microsoft making public this week their early Windows Insider Preview builds of Windows 11, curiosity…

Intel Overhauls & Replaces Its RDMA Linux Driver

Intel has wrapped up a 3+ year effort to overhaul and replace its existing RDMA (Remote…

Systemd 249 Has Another Chance For Testing Before Release

Another release candidate of systemd 249 is available for testing while the actual release appears imminent.…

Steam On Linux Still Tap Dancing Around 0.9% Marketshare

Even with Steam Play continuing to get into quite good shape for running recent Windows game…

Linux 5.14 ARM64 Preps For When Not All The CPU Cores Support 32-bit Execution

The 64-bit ARM architecture changes were submitted this week for the ongoing Linux 5.14. One of…

Intel Begins Bringing Up DG2 Graphics Card, Xe_HP SDV Support For Linux

Following recent reports Intel has begun seeding the Xe-HPG DG2 graphics card to developers and various…

Linux 5.14 Picks Up Support For A Tiny & Inexpensive MIPS IoT Single Board Computer

The MIPS code within the Linux kernel remains in a mature but rather stagnate state while…

Intel Discrete Graphics On Linux Nearing The Point Of A Working, Accelerated Desktop

Bringing up Intel discrete graphics on Linux especially when it comes to accelerated 3D rendering has…

PHP 8.1 Alpha Releases Get Underway With Enums, Fsync, Fibers, More Performance

The PHP 8.1 alpha releases got underway in June in working towards the next annual feature…

Linux 5.14 Lands Changes For On-Package HBM Xeons, More Intel CPUs With In-Band ECC

The Linux 5.14 RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) and EDAC (Error Detection And Correction) changes have…

Intel Posts Big Set of Patches For AVX-512 FP16 Compiler Support For Sapphire Rapids

Besides Sapphire Rapids introducing Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX), new developer documentation has detailed AVX-512 FP16 capabilities…

Clang PGO Shot Down For Now From The Linux Kernel

While Clang PGO support was sent in for Linux 5.14 as part of Clang compiler handling…

Linux 5.14 GPU Driver Updates Come In Heavy With ~300k New Lines Of Code

The Direct Rendering Manager (kernel graphics/display driver) updates for Linux 5.14 are putting on the pounds…

Intel Crocus, Linux 5.13, Other Vendor Happenings Made For An Exciting June

During this past month on Phoronix were 242 original Linux/open-source/hardware related news articles written by your's…

CentOS Hyperscale Workstation Sees Experimental OS Builds, More Changes Coming

One of the exciting initiatives taking place recently within the CentOS camp has been the CentOS…

NVIDIA 470 EOL Drivers For Kepler Still Obliterating Open-Source Alternative

NVIDIA 470 EOL Drivers For Kepler Still Obliterating Open-Source Alternative With the recent NVIDIA 470 series…

Linux Prepares For AMD Servers With Aldebaran GPU Nodes Sporting HBM2

The latest public code patches on the mailing list today are preparing for newer AMD heterogeneous…

XWayland 21.1.2 Nears With NVIDIA Hardware Acceleration

Michel Dänzer of Red Hat is preparing the release of XWayland 21.1.2 as the newest update…

Linux 5.14 Ready With Light Sensor + Human Presence Detection For Newer AMD Laptops

The HID subsystem updates for Linux 5.14 continue improving consumer device support from newer AMD Ryzen…

Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 21.Q2 for Linux Driver Released

AMD has issued their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 21.Q2 for Linux driver update as their…

The Big Set Of Networking Changes For Linux 5.14

Given the dominance of Linux-based devices from embedded/mobile (Android) through data centers and Linux powering all…