Linux X86/x86_64 Will Now Always Reserve the First 1MB of RAM

AmiMoJo shares a report from Phoronix: The Linux x86/x86_64 kernel code already had logic in place for reserving portions of the first 1MB of RAM to avoid the BIOS or kernel potentially clobbering that space among other reasons while now Linux 5.13 i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 10th, 2021

Dell XPS 13, XPS 17 laptops have super cheap back-to-school deals

These Dell XPS 13 Touchscreen and Dell XPS 17 laptops come fully loaded with Intel processors,16 MB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 27 min. ago

Steam Survey Shows Linux Marketshare Hitting 1.0%

According to Steam Survey numbers for July 2021, Steam on Linux hit a 1.0% marketshare, or a +0.14% increase over the month prior. Phoronix reports: This is the highest we have seen the Steam on Linux marketshare in a number of years and well off the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

AMD and Valve Working On New Linux CPU Performance Scaling Design

Along with other optimizations to benefit the Steam Deck, AMD and Valve have been jointly working on CPU frequency/power scaling improvements to enhance the Steam Play gaming experience on modern AMD platforms running Linux. Phoronix reports: It's no.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Intel"s Itanium is finally dead

Itanium was the offspring of a 1990's partnership between HP and Intel, back when the range of ISAs in use was far more diverse than the x86 and Arm titans of today. The IA-64 architecture was designed to push forward into the realms of then-exotic 6.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Upcoming AMD CPU with RDNA1 graphics may be coming, spotted in Linux code

The graphics driver patches as reported by Phoronix on Friday appear to be referring to a processor with graphics codenamed "Cyan Sailfish." The APU might be targeted for consumer or embedded applications, although the usage of the first-generation R.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

How the Jaguar, King of the Forest, Might Save Its Ecosystem

With a new train line threatening its habitat, the big cat may be the key to protecting this Mexican reserve—and everything else in it......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Download VirtualBox and give Windows 11 beta a try

VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application that enables you to run virtual machines on top of your existing OS. You can download it free of charge for Windows, macOS or Linux......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Scientists observe gas re-accretion in dying galaxies for the first time

A new study from scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) suggests that previously displaced gases can re-accrete onto galaxies, potentially slowing down the process of galaxy death caused by ram pressure stripping, an.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

In Spain, Iberian lynx claws back from brink of extinction

At a nature reserve in southern Spain, four baby Iberian lynxes sleep peacefully beside their mother, part of a captive breeding programme that has brought the species back from the brink of extinction......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Microsoft Warns of "Evolving" LemonDuck Mining Malware Targeting Linux and Windows Machines

The threat intelligence team for Microsoft's 365 Defender security suite recently focused on an example of "modern mining malware infrastructure," describing how "Anything that can gain access to machines — even so-called commodity malware &mda.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

How much RAM do you need?

How much RAM do you really need? It's a question that plagues many PC buyers, and in this guide, we break it down for tablets, laptops, and desktops......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

The Framework laptop gets reviewed, here are some first impressions

The Framework laptop is designed to be easily upgradeable, from the RAM, the ports, faster Wi-Fi, or even replacing the motherboard without tossing the whole laptop. On paper, it sounds nifty, but in practice there are some concerns......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Stacktrace Podcast 145: “Working code is better than good-looking code”

John and Rambo discuss some of the most recent Apple hardware rumors, how they’ve been John and Rambo discuss how they use unit testing to verify their code, and how automatic testing fits into their overall workflows. Also, more details about Ram.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Back-to-school deal: M1 Mac mini (16GB, 512GB) $1,035, AppleCare just $79

Month-end M1 Mac mini deals are driving down prices, with the upgraded 512GB model with 16GB of RAM dropping to $1,035, in addition to $20 off AppleCare.Back-to-school Mac mini saleAppleInsider readers can save on every M1 Mac mini configuration this.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

The Planet Jumps on KVM Virtualization

The hosting provider is taking a different approach with its new cloud hosting service based on Linux KVM virtualization......»»

Category: developerSource:  internetnewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Wind River Pushes Linux Security Further

The soon-to-be-released EAL 4+ certified 'secure' embedded Linux from Wind River could result in new market opportunities......»»

Category: developerSource:  internetnewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

New Linux Kernel, Btrfs in Novell openSUSE 11.3

The community Linux distribution gets a slew of enhancements, like new support for a filesystem that's gaining ground among major Linux players......»»

Category: developerSource:  internetnewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

A Look Inside Novell"s openSUSE Build Service

Novell's openSUSE community Linux distribution gets a lift from the recently unveiled openSUSE Build Service 2.0, which offers developers new features to improve their workflow......»»

Category: developerSource:  internetnewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

New Linux Kernel Boasts Speed, Efficiency Gains

Thanks to heavy contributions from search giant Google, new Linux 2.6.35 kernel offers improvements in networking capabilities and performance......»»

Category: developerSource:  internetnewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

Asus" premium Chromebook CX9 starts at $749.99

First announced at CES 2021, the CX9 is a 14-inch Chromebook equipped with your choice of 11th gen Intel CPU (up to an Intel Core i7-1165G7) and as much as 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Elsewhere, you’ll find up to 512GB of PCIe gen 3 SSD storage, Intel Iris.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021