Elementary OS 5.0 "Juno" Released For A Pleasant Linux Desktop Experience

Just ahead of Ubuntu 18.10, Solus 4, and Fedora 29 among other forthcoming Linux distribution releases, Elementary OS 5 “Juno” has been released for a polished desktop experience that aims to compete with macOS and Windows for desktop usability…

Source: Phoronix – Elementary OS 5.0 “Juno” Released For A Pleasant Linux Desktop Experience

AMD Dual EPYC 7601 Benchmarks – 9-Way AMD EPYC / Intel Xeon Tests On Ubuntu 18.10 Server

Arriving earlier this month was a Dell PowerEdge R7425 server at Phoronix that was equipped with two AMD EPYC 7601 processors, 512GB of RAM, and 20 Samsung 860 EVO SSDs to make for a very interesting test platform and our first that is based on a dual EPYC design with our many other EPYC Linux benchmarks to date being 1P. Here is a look at the full performance capabilities of this 64-core / 128-thread server compared to a variety of other AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon processors while also doubling as an initial look at the performance of these server CPUs on Ubuntu 18.10.

Source: Phoronix – AMD Dual EPYC 7601 Benchmarks – 9-Way AMD EPYC / Intel Xeon Tests On Ubuntu 18.10 Server

CodeWeavers CrossOver Linux 18 Released With DXVK/VKD3D Support

While CodeWeavers’ developers have been busy with improvements to Wine and Valve’s downstream “Proton” for allowing a great Windows-on-Linux gaming experience, they haven’t parted ways with their core business and today they announced the availability of CrossOver 18…

Source: Phoronix – CodeWeavers CrossOver Linux 18 Released With DXVK/VKD3D Support

Linux's LoRa Is Ready To Deliver Long-Range, Low-Power Wireless

Adding to the long list of new features for what will be Linux 4.20 or likely renamed to Linux 5.0 per Linus Torvald’s numbering preferences is a new wireless networking subsystem within the kernel’s networking code… Meet LoRa…

Source: Phoronix – Linux’s LoRa Is Ready To Deliver Long-Range, Low-Power Wireless

The Expected Feature We Didn't See Yet For Ubuntu 18.10

While Ubuntu 18.10 is set to roll out this week with its new theme and an assortment of package updates and other enhancements, there is one feature Canonical previously talked about for the Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish” cycle that we have yet to see made public…

Source: Phoronix – The Expected Feature We Didn’t See Yet For Ubuntu 18.10

Intel DRM Linux Driver Working On DisplayPort Forward Error Correction

Going in hand with their work on display stream compression for dealing with next-generation displays, the Intel Direct Rendering Manager driver developers are working on “FEC” support to deal with any errors that come up in the stream…

Source: Phoronix – Intel DRM Linux Driver Working On DisplayPort Forward Error Correction

Mesa Vulkan Drivers Move Ahead With PCI Bus Info, Calibrated Timestamps

With this weekend’s release of Vulkan 1.1.88 stealing the show was the Vulkan transform feedback capability to allow projects like DXVK to support Direct3D’s Stream Output functionality. But besides VK_EXT_transform_feedback, there are other extensions also being worked on for Mesa ANV / RADV Vulkan driver coverage…

Source: Phoronix – Mesa Vulkan Drivers Move Ahead With PCI Bus Info, Calibrated Timestamps