Klibc Sees Its First New Release In Five Years

Klibc has seen some new activity recently and that has resulted in the first new release to this minimal standard C library subset in a half-decade.
Klibc 2.0.5 was released this week by Ben Hutchings following a number of commits. The previous Klibc 2.0.4 version was released in July of 2014 and since then has only been sporadic work to this library. The Klibc C library subset is principally used for early in the Linux kernel boot process / […] Continue Reading…

Should You Run Linux Apps on Your Chromebook? | Best of ECT News

By Jack M. Germain
Jan 19, 2019 5:00 AM PT
This story was originally published on Oct. 25, 2018, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series.

Linux apps now can run in a Chromebook’s Chrome OS environment. However, the process can be tricky, and it depends on your hardware’s design and Google’s whims.
It is somewhat similar to running Android apps on your Chromebook, but the Linux connection is far less forgiving. If it […] Continue Reading…

AMDGPU-PRO 18.50 vs. ROCm 2.0 OpenCL Performance

When recently publishing the PlaidML deep learning benchmarks and lczero chess neural network OpenCL tests, some Phoronix readers mentioned they were seeing vastly different results with using the PAL OpenCL driver in AMDGPU-PRO (Radeon Software) compared to using the ROCm compute stack. So for seeing how those two separate AMD OpenCL drivers compare, here are some benchmark results with a Vega GPU while testing ROCm 2.0 and AMDGPU-PRO 18.50.

The Radeon Software AMDGPU-PRO 18.50 PAL OpenCL driver was benchmarks […] Continue Reading…

Wine 4.0-RC7 Released With Fixes For Video Player Crashes, Game Performance Issues

Wine 4.0 should be officially out soon, but this weekend the latest test release of it is Release Candidate 7 that brings more than one dozen fixes.
Wine 4.0 remains in a feature freeze until its release, which will likely be within the next two weeks or so. Since last Friday’s Wine 4.0-RC6, the RC7 release has 13 known bug fixes. Catching our interest are some game performance regressions being resolved, including for Hot Pursuit, Project CARS, Gas Guzzlers, […] Continue Reading…

How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On A Chromebook With Crouton | Linux.com

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