27 February

KDE Rolling Out New CLI Tools, Many Crash Fixes

KDE developers have been wrapping up February with a number of new command line tools being worked on for applying various cosmetic changes to the desktop. There have also been many crash fixes addressed in recent days.

27 February 06:02 AM EST - KDE - KDE Improvements - 6 Comments

26 February

Linux 5.12 To Expose Firmware Performance Data

Last week saw the main set of ACPI and power management updates for Linux 5.12 while for the second week of the merge window has been the follow-up work with Intel Simple Firmware Interface removal and also an additional ACPI update.

26 February 07:22 AM EST - Standards - ACPI FPDT - 4 Comments
More Open-Source Adreno 500 Series Support, A6xx Speedbin Sent In For Linux 5.12

Last week the main set of DRM subsystem updates were sent in for the Linux 5.12 merge window. That pull included exciting additions like Radeon RX 6000 series OverDrive and Intel Xe VRR. Mistakenly left out of that pull request last week were the open-source Qualcomm Adreno driver improvements for the "MSM" kernel driver while now that code has landed.

26 February 06:24 AM EST - Linux Kernel - Qualcomm Adreno - Add A Comment

25 February

DFI Partners With Ubuntu For IoT Hardware, OTA Updates

Most of you probably haven't heard of DFI much in nearly two decades since the days of their colorful "LanParty" motherboards that were well known at the time, but these days they are focused on the industrial computer industry and have now teamed up with Canonical to partake in the Ubuntu IoT Hardware Certification Partner Program.

25 February 05:56 AM EST - Ubuntu - Ubuntu + DFI - 1 Comment

24 February

GCC 10 vs. GCC 11 Compiler Performance On AMD Zen 3

After recently looking at the early LLVM Clang 12 compiler performance on the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, in today's benchmarking is a look at how the GCC 11 compiler performance is looking in its near final state compared to GCC 10 under a variety of build CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS configurations on the AMD Zen 3 desktop.

24 February 09:20 AM EST - Software - 4 Comments
Linux 5.13 Should See HP Platform Profile Support

Linux 5.12 is bringing the initial infrastructure around ACPI Platform Profile support and with this kernel it's implemented for newer Lenovo ThinkPad and IdeaPad laptops. The support allow for altering the system's power/performance characteristics depending upon your desire for a speedy, quiet, or cool experience. With Linux 5.13 it looks like HP laptops with this capability will begin to see working Platform Profile support too.

24 February 06:12 AM EST - Hardware - Platform Profile - 2 Comments

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