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Linux 5.4 Kernel Released With exFAT Support, Faster Radeon Graphics, New Hardware

Linus Torvalds has officially released the Linux 5.4 “Kleptomaniac Octopus” kernel this evening as was expected. Linux 5.4 is the last major stable kernel release of the year and brings a lot of new hardware support particularly on the graphics processor front, Microsoft exFAT support is finally available, and a …

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The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Will End Out 2019 In Poor Shape Still For Newer GPUs

For the imminent Linux 5.5 kernel cycle we have talked about exciting AMD Radeon and Intel graphics driver changes on deck from Navi OvrDrive overclocking to more Intel Tiger Lake and Jasper Lake bits, AMDGPU HDCP support, and other features queued. But what about the open-source NVIDIA “Nouveau” Linux driver? …

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VirtualBox 6.1 Enters Development with Linux Kernel 5.4 Support, UI Improvements

Oracle has announced the general availability of the first Release Candidate of the upcoming VirtualBox 6.1 major update to its popular open-source and cross-platform virtualization software. VirtualBox 6.1 promises to be the biggest update so far to the latest VirtualBox 6 series, which launched a year ago with major new …

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Intel SVM Support Published For Linux – Another Step On The March To Xe GPUs

Ending out the week is an exciting development in the Intel open-source graphics driver space… Shared Virtual Memory (SVM) support! This is another step towards their upcoming discrete Xe GPUs and ultimately their exciting oneAPI conquest. The preliminary patches were published on Friday night for implementing Shared Virtual Memory support …

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