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NVIDIA 465.24.02 Linux Driver Released As Stable

At the end of March NVIDIA released the 465 beta Linux driver while today has been promoted to stable in the form of the 465.24.02 release...

Windows 10 Rockets Ahead Of Ubuntu Linux On The Core i9 11900K For Some Workloads

For those wondering how the Windows vs. Linux performance compares with Intel's new Rocket Lake processors for both the CPU performance and some initial cross-platform exposure for the Xe Graphics, here are some preliminary benchmarks with the Core i9 11900K.

Gigabyte Motherboard WMI Temperature Driver Queued Ahead Of Linux 5.13

Earlier this month I reported on a WMI temperature driver for Gigabyte motherboards being worked on by an independent developer. That "gigabyte-wmi" driver is now slated for inclusion in the upcoming Linux 5.13 cycle...

Mesa 21.1 Squeezes In Improvements For Direct3D 9 (Gallium Nine)

The feature freeze and code branching for Mesa 21.1 is imminent but last minute feature work continues to pour in. Hitting Mesa Git this morning as the latest activity were some fixes and improvements in Gallium Nine for providing Direct3D 9 support atop Gallium3D drivers to Wine/Windows programs...

Mesa's Virgl Straps On A Simple Disk Cache

The "Virgl" virtual 3D GPU project for providing OpenGL (and work-in-progress VirtIO-GPU Vulkan) acceleration within guest virtual machines continues to mature for improving the open-source Linux desktop virtualization stack...

Linux 5.13 To Allow For OpenBMC Development With A Lower-Cost ASRock Rack Motherboard

The Linux Foundation's OpenBMC project to provide an open-source BMC firmware stack is quite exciting for freeing this low-level aspect of servers, but finding a supported motherboard that works well with OpenBMC can be a challenge at this stage. Fortunately, Linux 5.13 is set to support a lower-cost motherboard option in hopes of boosting OpenBMC development/usage...

FreeBSD 13.0 Brings Better Performance, LLVM Clang 11, Obsolete GNU Bits Removed

FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE is now officially available as the debut of the big FreeBSD 13 feature update...

System76 Developing "COSMIC" Desktop Environment For Pop!_OS

System76 has their in-house Pop!_OS Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu and have long been customizing their GNOME-based desktop. However, the Linux PC vendor is now taking things a step further by developing their own desktop environment dubbed COSMIC...

X.Org Server 1.20.11 Released Due To New Security Advisory

Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative has uncovered another security issue with the X.Org Server...

SiFive Tapes Out Their First 5nm RISC-V Processor Core

SiFive's OpenFive business unit announced today they have completed their first tape out of a RISC-V processor core using TSMC's 5nm process...

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