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Benchmarking The Experimental Ubuntu x86-64-v3 Build For Greater Performance On Modern CPUs

Phoronix - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 13:00
One of the exciting innovations currently being explored by Canonical ahead of the Ubuntu 24.04 LTS release is an x86-64-v3 build of the OS / packages. The x86-64-v3 micro-architecture feature level makes AVX/AVX2 support assumed by default as well as other modern x86_64 ISA features typically common of AMD and Intel processors the past number of years (with exceptions). Canonical's determination around what to do with a possible complementary Ubuntu x86-64-v3 build/archive is still being determined but they had released an experimental Ubuntu 23.04 based build that I decided to take for some benchmarking.

Raspberry Pi 5 & New AMD Ryzen CPUs Excited Linux Readers The Most In 2023

Phoronix - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 11:50
Over the course of 2023 I authored 180 Linux hardware reviews and featured benchmark articles, not to mention the thousands of original open-source/Linux news items. As we are about to hit the end of 2023, here is a look back at the most popular Linux hardware reviews of the year...

KDE's Nate Graham On X11 Being A Bad Platform & The Wayland Future

Phoronix - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 11:33
As we roll into 2024, Wayland sadly is still proving to be a divisive topic with some frustrated with it either from past experiences or not all software yet being fully adapted to make use of Wayland directly with all available features. There's also some still hoping for an X11 renaissance that will never materialize. Well known KDE developer Nate Graham is out with a blog post today outlining his latest Wayland thoughts, how X11 is a bad platform, and the recent topic of "Wayland breaking everything" isn't really accurate...

today's leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 10:48
4 more technical links

Programming Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 10:44
mostly Python

Games: Steam, Rasterization, and More

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 10:39
some gaming news

today's howtos

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 10:26
picking up pace again

The Life and Death of Open Source Companies

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 10:03
About Prusa and more

Linux-Centric Devices and Open Hardware

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 09:59
Microcontrollers, RISC-V, Blackbird and Talos II

Android Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 08:47
Powerful Android MDM alerts to increase business efficiency

Fedora 40 Plans to Merge /usr/bin and /usr/sbin Directories

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 08:10
Learn about the Fedora 40 change proposal, which plans to merge the /usr/bin and /usr/sbin directories together.

Does Wayland really break everything?

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 08:03
I’ve written some other posts on Wayland recently, and it’s time for another one

4 Best Free and Open Source Console BitTorrent Clients

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/27/2023 - 07:49
Only free and open source software is eligible for inclusion
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