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Raspberry Pi 5 Benchmarks: Significantly Better Performance, Improved I/O

Phoronix - Čet, 09/28/2023 - 07:00
After a difficult few years of global supply chain woes leading to limited available and heightened retail pricing on the Raspberry Pi single board computers, today there is finally an update to the family. Four years after the Raspberry Pi 4 shipped, today the Raspberry Pi 5 is launching with a much improved SoC leading to significant performance gains. Additional improvements with the Raspberry Pi 5 make this a very nice generational upgrade.

[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 28, 2023

LWN.net - Čet, 09/28/2023 - 02:11
The LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 28, 2023 is available.

Counter-Strike 2 Now Available With An Initial Linux Build

Phoronix - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 22:15
Following the Counter-Strike 2 limited test since March, Counter-Strike 2 is now officially released and there is also a SteamOS/Linux build now available...

[$] Moving the kernel to large block sizes

LWN.net - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 21:09
Using larger block sizes in the kernel for I/O is a recurring topic in storage and block-layer circles. The topic came up in discussions at the Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-Management and BPF Summit (LSFMM) back in May. One of the participants in those discussions, Hannes Reinecke, gave a talk at Open Source Summit Europe 2023 with an overview of the reasons behind using larger blocks for I/O, the current status of that work, and where it all might lead from here.

Android Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 21:01
Ulefone Armor Pad Lite, The Ultimate Rugged and Compact Android Tablet For You

FSF celebrates forty years of GNU with a hackday for families, hackers, and hackers-to-be

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 20:55
oday, the GNU Project turned forty years old. To celebrate this, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is hosting a hack day for families, students, and anyone interested in hacking

4 Best Free and Open Source Native XML Databases for Big Data

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 20:41
Only free and open source software is eligible for inclusion here

Ubuntu and Fedora clash in beta race, but who wears GNOME better

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 20:37
Big two corporate-backed free distros are nearly ready for their close-ups

Exploring Astrophysics and Gravitational Lensing with the Lemur Pro

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 20:32
Here's where the role of open source and Linux shines. The System76 Lemur Pro, running on a Linux-based operating system

Core Knowledge That Modern Linux Kernel Developer Should Have

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 20:28
The Linux Kernel is written in C programming language, so C is the most important language for the Linux Kernel developer

Wolfi: The Linux Un(distro) Improving Cloud Software Supply Chain Turns One

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 20:04
An interesting project that helps secure software supply chain turns one

Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu 23.10 Performance On The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 4

Phoronix - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 16:00
As some complementary data points to yesterday's Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 4 AMD Linux laptop review, here is a look at how the out-of-the-box Microsoft Windows 11 Pro performance compares to that of the upcoming Ubuntu 23.10 on this AMD Ryzen 7 7840U "Phoenix" laptop.

CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver 23.5 With A Focus On Boosting macOS Gaming

Phoronix - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 15:20
CodeWeavers -- in addition to contributing significantly to upstream Wine and being involved with Valve on Proton for Steam Play -- continues to offer CrossOver as a premium Wine-based software solution for enjoying Windows games and applications like Microsoft Office and Adobe products on Linux, macOS, and Chrome OS. Out today is CrossOver 23.5 as the latest evolution of this Wine-based commercial software...

Links 27/09/2023: GNOME Raves and Firefox 118

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 14:02
Links for the day

The Servo Browser Engine Has Been Making Great Progress In 2023

Phoronix - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 13:58
The Servo browser engine has been seeing renewed development activity and interest since it was transferred to the Linux Foundation Europe and has attracted contributions from the likes of the Igalia consulting firm. Last week at the Open Source Summit Europe, an update on Servo was presented...

Programming Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 13:48
Mostly Python

OSI, LF, and FSF

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 13:46
Some organisations and their statements

openSUSE Leap Micro 5.5 Beta Published For This Container & VM Focused Distro

Phoronix - Sre, 09/27/2023 - 13:44
Ahead of the planned stable release in October, the openSUSE Leap Micro 5.5 Beta was published today for this lightweight Linux operating system built for containers and virtualized workloads...
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