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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" Begins Development

Canonical today formally opened the "Jammy" archive for development for what will be the next version of Ubuntu, 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish"...

Apple Announces The M1 Pro / M1 Max, Asahi Linux Starts Eyeing Their Bring-Up

Apple today announced the M1 Pro and M1 Max as their mostp owerful SoCs ever built by the company. The new chips feature up to a 10-core processor, 32-core GPU, and up to 64GB of unified memory...

Valve Launches "Steam Deck Verified" Program For Games That Run Well On The Steam Deck

Valve is introducing a Steam Deck Verified system for helping gamers find out what games have been verified to work well on their forthcoming AMD+Linux-powered handheld game console...

VKD3D-Proton 2.5 Released With Experimental DXR 1.1, More Games working

VKD3D-Proton as Valve's Direct3D 12 over Vulkan implementation for Steam Play's Proton is out with a big feature update...

Ubuntu 21.10 Radeon Gaming With KDE Plasma vs. GNOME Shell + Wayland vs. X.Org

With last week's release of Ubuntu 21.10, here are some fresh benchmarks looking at the Linux gaming performance on this new release while testing both the GNOME Shell 40 default desktop to that of its KDE Plasma 5.22 based option. Both the X.Org and Wayland sessions for KDE and GNOME were benchmarked for seeing how the Linux gaming performance compares...

Habana Labs For Linux 5.16 To Bring Peer-To-Peer Support With DMA-BUF

The drama around DMA-BUF code for the Habana Labs AI driver appears to be wrapping up with the Linux 5.16 cycle that is coming up...

Mesa 22.0 Lands Some Patches Toward OpenCL Image Support

Mesa 22.0-devel is one step closer to having OpenCL image support that is sought after by many individuals for allowing more OpenCL-enabled desktop software to work nicely with this open-source OpenCL component in Mesa...

Linux 5.15-rc6 Ticks Up In Size, Stops Using AMD SME By Default

Linus Torvalds is out with Linux 5.15-rc6 and its increase in size has him slightly worried...

Linux To No Longer Enable AMD SME Usage By Default Due To Problems With Some Hardware

Being sent in as a fix for the Linux 5.15 kernel this morning and to be back-ported to existing stable series is a behavior change that the Linux kernel will no longer use AMD Secure Memory Encryption (SME) by default on supported hardware but rather making it now opt-in due to shortcomings of some platforms...

Vortex86 Processors Finally Seeing Work In 2021 For Proper Handling Under Linux

The Vortex86 32-bit SoCs have worked under Linux for those distributions still maintaining 32-bit x86 support and where not hitting corner-cases of some i686 level features not being supported by some Vortex86 cores, but there is finally a pending kernel patch to provide proper CPU detection for Vortex86 hardware...

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