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ROCm 6.1 Released With Ubuntu 22.04.4 Support, rocDecode For AMD Video Decode

Sre, 04/17/2024 - 00:08
The much anticipated ROCm 6.1 has now been released! ROCm 6.1 is heavy on new features as well as expanding official operating system coverage to include the latest Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS point release...

Linux Foundation, Intel & Others Launch The Open Platform for Enterprise AI

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 22:00
The Linux Foundation along with industry stakeholders like Intel, Red Hat, Hugging Face, MariaDB, Cloudera, and others have launched the Open Platform for Enterprise AI (OPEA) as a new enterprise AI collaborative effort...

Ubuntu 24.04 Supports Easy Installation Of OpenZFS Root File-System With Encryption

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 17:05
For those wondering about the OpenZFS root file-system support for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, it's in-place with the Ubuntu desktop installer. Not only is it still there but now there's also the ability to easily setup Ubuntu atop an OpenZFS encrypted root file-system...

Valkey Celebrates Its First Stable Release As Open-Source Redis Fork

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 15:25
Last month the Linux Foundation along with industry stakeholders such as AWS, Google Cloud, Snap, Oracle, and others formed Valkey as an open-source Redis fork following Redis moving to Redis Source Available License v2 and SSPL v1 licensing. Today they've released Valkey 7.2.5 as the first stable release for this open-source Redis fork...

KDE Plasma 6.0.4 Ships With Dozens Of Bug Fixes

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 15:02
It's been three weeks since the Plasma 6.0.3 point release while today KDE has shipped Plasma 6.0.4 as its April bug-fix release...

AMD Announces Ryzen PRO 8840 & PRO 8000G Series CPUs

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 14:00
Following the launch of the Ryzen 8000G series processors earlier this year as well as the Ryzen 8840 series mobile processors, AMD has now announced the associated "PRO" parts for business customers.

Mesa 24.1 Now Supports Vulkan Explicit Synchronization On X11

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 12:00
At the start of April Mesa 24.1 saw Vulkan explicit sync support for Wayland implemented. Now hitting Mesa 24.1-devel today is Vulkan explicit sync support for X11/X.Org...

Intel Vulkan Driver Wires Up Image Compression Control For VKD3D-Proton

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 11:46
In addition to Vulkan explicit sync under X11, another merge request hitting Mesa 24.1 overnight that's worth mentioning is the open-source Intel "ANV" Vulkan driver now supporting VK_EXT_image_compression_control...

Native BHI Mitigation Performance Benchmarks On Core i9 14900K Under Linux 6.9

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 11:27
With the new security mitigation for the "Native BHI" Spectre vulnerability affecting even the recent Intel processors, a number of Phoronix readers have been curious about the performance impact of the mitigation. Over the past week I've been running some benchmarks on recent Intel CPUs to better look into any performance implications...

Khronos Releases OpenXR 1.1 For Cross-Platform AR/VR Development

Tor, 04/16/2024 - 10:55
The Khronos Group on Monday released OpenXR 1.1 as the latest version of this industry standard for open, cross-platform development for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) devices...

More Bcachefs Fixes & Recovery Improvements Land In Linux 6.9

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 21:54
The Bcachefs fixes continue to come in on the heavier side for the in-development Linux 6.9 kernel...

AlmaLinux 9.4 Beta Restores Support For Some Hardware Deprecated By RHEL

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 17:35
AlmaLinux 9.4 Beta is out today for this popular community-oriented Linux distribution derived from upstream Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Besides pulling in the RHEL 9.4 Beta changes, AlmaLinux 9.4 also restores hardware support for some devices that was deprecated by upstream RHEL...

openSUSE Leap Micro 6 Reaches Alpha

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 16:35
openSUSE's Leap Micro OS that caters to containerized and virtualized workloads by providing a lightweight and reliable foundation is embarking on its next major release. The openSUSE Leap Micro 6.0 operating system is now available in alpha form...

Linus Torvalds Injects Tabs To Thwart Kconfig Parsers Not Correctly Handling Them

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 16:23
Within yesterday's Linux 6.9-rc4 release is an interesting little nugget by Linus Torvalds to battle Kconfig parsers that can't correctly handle tabs but rather just assume spaces for whitespace for this kernel configuration format...

Fedora 41 Aims For More Reproducible Package Builds Thanks To A Rust Program

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 15:26
Continuing a trend worked on in recent Fedora Linux releases and more broadly in the open-source ecosystem at large for securing the software supply chain and ensuring unaltered binaries, Fedora 41 is aiming to ensure more reproducible package builds...

Firefox 125 Adds AV1 Support In Encrypted Media Extensions, Other New Features

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 14:55
Ahead of tomorrow's official release announcement, the Firefox 125.0 release binaries have been uploaded to the Mozilla mirror this morning. Firefox 125.0 brings a number of new features and developer additions -- more so than we've seen recently from the monthly Firefox releases...

Servo Driving Modularity To Support Different JavaScript Engines

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 12:10
The Rust-based Servo web layout engine started by Mozilla that is now stewarded by the Linux Foundation and worked on by several different organizations is eyeing modularity support for its JavaScript integration. Currently Servo is closely tied to Mozilla's SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine but with a modularity push could see other options supported...

RNNoise 0.2 Released With AVX2 Optimizations For Neural Network Noise Suppression

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 11:44
Xiph.Org has released RNNoise 0.2 as the recurrent neural network for audio noise reduction. This library leverages a neural network model for enhancing real-time noise suppression...

Archinstall 2.8 Further Refines The Easy Arch Linux Installation Experience

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 11:32
Archinstall 2.8 is out today as the latest update to this easy-to-use, text-based Arch Linux installer that makes it much faster deploying this popular Linux distribution...

FEX-Emu 2404 Optimization Can Take Memcpy From 2-3 GB/s To 88 GB/s

Pon, 04/15/2024 - 11:23
FEX 2404 is now available for this open-source emulator project to allow running x86/x86_64 binaries on AArch64 (ARM 64-bit) LInux systems. FEX has been one of the leading avenues for opening up gaming on AArch64 Linux hardware, even making use of Wine / Proton (Steam Play) for enjoying Windows x86 games within AArch64 Linux confines...