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The new work on futex2 from Collabora to improve Linux gaming and Proton has third attempt

By Liam Dawe,
It seems the ongoing saga of getting the futex2 work into the Linux Kernel, which is supposed to help Linux gaming and Steam Play Proton, has another attempt up.

AMD shows off their new CPU frequency control mechanism for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Currently limited to Zen 3, AMD has revealed their work on a brand new CPU frequency control mechanism "amd-pstate".

Linux Kernel 5.14 rolls out as Linus Torvalds jokes about the 30 year celebrations

By Liam Dawe,
Time to put down that cake and try out a new Linux Kernel as Linux 5.14 has been officially released.

Happy Birthday to Linux, 30 years strong

By Liam Dawe,
It was on this day 30 years ago that a younger Linus Torvalds announced a free operating system to the comp.os.minix group and from there it exploded across servers, desktops and now plenty more.

Collabora cut down futex2 patches for the Linux Kernel to help Steam Play Proton

By Liam Dawe,
After attempting for some time now to get their futex2 work into the Linux Kernel, Collabora have cut it all down to focus on one part that has seen thorough testing to help Windows games on Linux with Steam Play Proton.

AMD and Valve working towards a new CPU performance scaling design for AMD CPUs

By Liam Dawe,
With the X.Org Developers Conference 2021 coming up, they've now announced that the initial program schedule is up and there's a fun sounding talk from AMD developer Ray Huang on working with Valve on new performance scaling design for AMD CPUs.

Linux Kernel 5.13 rolls out with early Apple M1 support

By Liam Dawe,
Another Linux Kernel release is out now with Linux 5.13 bringing with it, amongst plenty of other things, initial and early support for the new Apple M1 chip.

Attempt 4 - Collabora sends in futex2 patches for the Linux Kernel to help Wine / Proton

By Liam Dawe,
Here we go again, open source consulting firm Collabora have sent in the futex2 patches to the Linux Kernel for a fourth time now even more work has been done with the aim to help Wine and Steam Play Proton.

Collabora take another shot at futex2 Linux Kernel syscalls to help Linux gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora developers have been working for some time on back-end Linux Kernel improvements to help Linux gaming, and Wine / Steam Play Proton - the latest patches have now been posted for futex2.

Linux Kernel dev bans University of Minnesota for sending malicious patches

By Liam Dawe,
Here is your daily dose of WTF. Linux Kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has called out "researchers" from the University of Minnesota and banned them from submitting code to the Linux Kernel.

Linux Kernel security to be boosted by Google funding developers

By Liam Dawe,
Linux is pretty secure right? Well, like everything else, there are and have been problems. Google is aware of this and they use Linux for a lot and now they're providing funding to help boost Linux security.

Catch up on Collabora's work in the Linux Kernel for futex2 to help Wine & Proton

By Liam Dawe,
There's so much going on when it comes to Linux gaming it can be hard to keep up with it all, especially with many different companies getting involved. Collabora is one that has contracts with Valve and they have a refresher up on some of the work they're doing.

Linux on the Apple M1 takes another step closer with Ubuntu working thanks to Corellium

By Liam Dawe,
ARM virtualization company Corellium has managed to get Ubuntu Linux running on the next-generation Apple M1.

Wine compat layer devs discuss new Kernel interface to better match Windows NT

By Liam Dawe,
Wine developer Zebediah Figura has sent in a proposal to work on a new Linux Kernel interface for Wine synchronization primitives, one that gets closer to performance and behaviour of Windows NT.

Getting Linux running properly on Apple M1 Silicon has begun with Asahi Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Asahi Linux is the name of a new project aiming to get Linux properly supported and working on Apple Silicon, the new ARM based chips designed by Apple like the Apple M1 found in their latest hardware.

Linux on the Nintendo 64? Yes that's possible and there's a new up to date port

By Liam Dawe,
2020 was a really weird year with lots of surprises. Some good, plenty bad and Linux seeing a fresh port to the Nintendo 64 was also a thing that happened.

Sony to officially support the PS5 DualSense on Linux with a new driver

By Liam Dawe,
Roderick Colenbrander of Sony Interactive Entertainment has sent in a brand new and official Linux driver for the PS5 DualSense for even better out of the box support.

Linux Kernel 5.10 is officially out now as a Long Term Support release

By Liam Dawe,
A brand new Long Term Support release is out now with the Linux Kernel 5.10, the very beating heart of the whole Linux system which brings plenty of new features and hardware support.

Linux Kernel patch sent in for comments to help gaming

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora have sent in a fresh patch for discussion to the Linux Kernel list to help Linux gaming, acting as a follow-up to their previous attempt.

Linux 4.5 officially released, with powerplay support under amdgpu

By madmachinations,
The highly anticipated update to the Linux Kernel has officially arrived, and the hard working kernel developers have been busy.
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