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    Linus Torvalds On The Importance Of ECC RAM, Calls Out Intel's "Bad Policies" Over ECC

    The Importance Of ECC RAM Original comments by Torvalds are here:
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    VLC 4.0 Will Support VR Headsets and 360 Video

    VLC lead developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf gave a talk at FOSDEM 19 where he discussed new features that are coming in the open source VLC 4.0 release. The VLC development team reverse engineered the VR headsets on the market to add support via OpenHMD. Support for HDR, a new video filter API, new...
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    AMD FreeSync Support Slated for Inclusion in Linux Kernel 4.21

    According to Michael Larabel of Phoronix, FreeSync support (or VESA Adaptive-Sync / HDMI VRR) is going to be merged with the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel cycle. This will enable full FreeSync support for Linux gamers who own an AMD GPU! Mr Larabel also found new AMD Zen linux-firmware, and a...
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    The Performance Cost of Security Mitigation on Linux 4.19

    Michael Larabel from Phoronix has run three Intel Xeon and two AMD EPYC systems through a battery of testing including a virtual machine to determine the performance cost that security mitigation patches such as Spectre, Meltdown, and Foreshadow have had on the platforms under Linux. The Linux...