Systemd Startup For KDE Plasma 5.21 Has Helped Uncover Bugs, Other Improvements

While Plasma 5.20 isn't shipping until later this month, already for Plasma 5.21 down the pipe is a big change and that is the optional support for systemd starting up of the Plasma session. This can lead to faster startup/load times and other improvements while even the process of bringing up the systemd support helped uncover other KDE bugs.

10 Hours Ago - KDE - Optional Systemd - 17 Comments
Fedora 33 To Stick With systemd-resolved Following Last Minute Concerns

One of the fundamental changes with Fedora 33 is making use of systemd-resolved by default for network name resolution. A number of users testing out Fedora 33 on desktops and servers have run into various issues with systemd-resolved and sought to revert and delay this default behavioral change until a later release.

16 Hours Ago - Fedora - F33 + systemd-resolved - 13 Comments

30 September

Intel Sends Out Latest DG1 Linux Patches But Won't Hit Until At Least The 5.11 Kernel

The sixth spin of Intel DG1 discrete graphics card patches have now been sent out for review, amounting to just about 700 lines of new driver code due to building off the existing DG1 work and more broadly the Gen12/Xe support that's been refined in mainline for months. With these patches it would appear the Intel DG1 is then in good shape under Linux but due to the timing is unlikely to be mainlined until a stable kernel release in early 2021.

30 September 08:42 AM EDT - Intel - Linux 5.11 - Add A Comment

29 September

Initial Fedora 32 vs. Fedora 33 Beta Benchmarks Point To Slightly Higher Performance

In addition to Fedora Workstation 33 switching to Btrfs, there are a number of key components updated in Fedora 33 as well as finally enabling link-time optimizations (LTO) for package builds that make this next Fedora Linux installment quite interesting from a performance perspective. Here are some initial benchmarks of Fedora Workstation 32 against the Fedora Workstation 33 Beta on an Intel Core i9 10900K system.

29 September 11:00 AM EDT - Operating Systems - 30 Comments

28 September

Red Hat's Stratis 2.2 Linux Storage Solution Released

A new version of Stratis is ready to go as Red Hat's open-source storage solution built atop LVM and XFS for offering easy and modern local storage management on Linux systems that aim to rival the likes of Btrfs and ZFS but without having to rely on a new file-system.

28 September 08:29 PM EDT - Linux Storage - Stratis 2.2 - 13 Comments
Intel oneAPI 1.0 Officially Released

After announcing oneAPI at the end of 2018 and then going into beta last year, oneAPI 1.0 is now official for this open-source, standards-based unified programming model designed to support Intel's range of hardware from CPUs to GPUs to other accelerators like FPGAs. Intel's oneAPI initiative has been one of several exciting software efforts led by the company in recent years while continuing to serve as one of the world's largest contributors to open-source software.

28 September 01:00 PM EDT - Software - 13 Comments

27 September

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