228: Linux Action News
17 February 2022
Canonical has a big week, why bcachefs looks like it's taking another step forward, and ChromeOS Flex for PCs is released.
- Proton 7.0 out with Easy Anti-Cheat improvements — Proton 7.0 pulls in Wine 7.0 which it’s based upon along with: upgrades to DXVK 1.9.4 for DirectX 9 / 10 / 11, newer VKD3D-Proton for DirectX 12 to Vulkan
- Pierre-Loup Griffais on Twitter
- Proton 7.0-1: A Major Milestone for Linux Gaming
- Canonical Will Begin Certifying Gigabyte Servers For Ubuntu Linux — Moving forward Gigabyte’s server platforms are expected to obtain Ubuntu Server certification.
- GIGABYTE Partners with Canonical to Certify Servers for Ubuntu
- Canonical at MWC 2022
- Bcachefs Might Be Ready For Upstreaming In Linux This Year — The Bcachefs file-system that was born out of the Linux kernel’s block cache code has over the past few years matured greatly. Now in 2022 the core fundamentals of the file-system are “pretty close to done” and will hopefully be mainlined this calendar year into the Linux kernel.
- Linux On The Apple M1 Preparing Better Performance With In-Development CPUFreq Driver — Fortunately, a proper CPUFreq driver for the Apple M1 is in development for Linux and is allowing for a combination of enticing performance and good battery life for this community-driven, open-source support around the Apple Silicon.
- Get Chrome OS Flex for PC or Mac — Chrome OS Flex is a free and sustainable way to modernize devices you already own. It’s easy to deploy across your fleet or simply try it to see what a cloud-first OS has to offer.
- Google announces Chrome OS Flex for ordinary PCs, Macs • The Register
- Chrome OS Flex is an ideal off-ramp for millions of PCs that can’t run Windows 11
- Google’s free Chrome OS Flex could breathe new life into old PCs and Macs