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GNU Nano Text Editor Can Now Record & Replay Keystrokes GNU Nano 2.9 is now available as the latest feature release of this popular CLI text editor and it's bringing several new capabilities...
Linux 4.14 File-System Benchmarks: Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, XFS Our latest Linux file-system benchmarking is looking at the performance of the mainline Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, and XFS file-systems on the Linux 4.14 kernel compared to 4.13 and 4.12.
Darling Is Still Active With A Goal To Run macOS Apps On Linux It's been one year and a few days when last researching a status update on "Project Darling" for running macOS/OSX applications on Linux. While the project hasn't been generating too much buzz this year, it still is being developed...
Funtin SFF-8639: U.2 NVMe SSD To PCI-E Card Adapter With our review this week of the Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB U.2 SSD there was a discussion in the forums about using U.2 SSDs in desktop systems, etc. If your system doesn't have a U.2 slot, an adapter like the Funtin SFF-8639 makes it easy to pop the SSD into a PCI-E x4 slot...
KVM & Xen Don't Change Much With Linux 4.15 There are a ton of exciting improvements building up in Linux 4.15, but not too much on the virtualization front...
Facebook Releases HHVM 3.23 With OpenSSL 1.1 Support, Experimental Bytecode Emitter HHVM 3.23 has been released as their high performance virtual machine for powering their Hack programming language and current PHP support...
Freedreno Gallium3D Supports A Fair Amount Of OpenGL 4.x The Freedreno Gallium3D driver that provides reverse-engineered OpenGL support for Qualcomm Adreno graphics processors is able to handle quite a bit of OpenGL 4...
Linux 4.16 Will Be Another Big Cycle For Intel's DRM Driver We are just through week one of two for the Linux 4.15 merge window followed by eight or so weeks after that before this next kernel is officially released. But Intel's open-source driver developers have already begun building up a growing stack of changes for Linux 4.16 when it comes to their DRM graphics driver...
AMDGPU DC Code Lands For Linux 4.15 Kernel Linus Torvalds has accepted the AMDGPU DC display code pull request for the Linux 4.15 kernel. AMD Linux users can now rejoice!..
Radeon VCN Encode Support Lands In Mesa 17.4 Git It's an exciting day for open-source Radeon Linux users today as besides the AMDGPU DC pull request (albeit still unmerged as of writing), Radeon VCN encoding support has landed in Mesa Git...
The - Hopefully - Final Stab At Intel Fastboot Support Intel's Maarten Lankhorst has sent out what could be the final patches for enabling "fastboot" support by default within their DRM graphics driver...
Linux 4.15 Gets Fixed To Report Current CPU Frequency Via /proc/cpuinfo A change recently in the Linux kernel led the CPU MHz reported value via /proc/cpuinfo to either be the nominal CPU frequency or the most recently requested frequency. This behavior changed compared to pre-4.13 kernels while now it's been fixed up to report the current CPU frequency...
Linux File-System Benchmarks On The Intel Optane 900P SSD Earlier this week I presented out initial Linux benchmarks of the Intel Optane 900P SSD with this 3D XPoint memory U.2 solid-state drive delivering incredible performance figures. Those tests were done with EXT4 while in this article are more tests with other mainline Linux file-systems and also testing some of the different mount options.
Pale Moon Project Rolls Out The Basilisk Browser Project The developers behind the Pale Moon web-browser that's been a long standing fork of Firefox have rolled out their first public beta release of their new "Basilisk" browser technology...
KDE Applications 17.12 Sees Some New KF5 Ports, Other Apps Dropped The beta of KDE Applications 17.12 is now available ahead of next month's official debut for this quarterly update to the collection of official KDE programs...