Why you should prefer AMD CPUs to Intel processors

In recent years, researchers have discovered a multitude of vulnerabilities in x86, POWER and even ARM processors. In most cases, these problems have been resolved, with the detriment of performance, through patches at the level of firmware or software that have mitigated or canceled possible damages. For example, Meltdown, a security vulnerability that affects a wide range of systems, including[…]

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GNOME 3.34 released. Many performance improvements and new features

Highlights from this release include visual refreshes for a number of applications, including the desktop itself. The complete list of features and improvements are in the release notes. GNOME 3.34 is code-named “Thessaloniki” in recognition of the most recent GUADEC, held this past August in Thessaloniki, Greece. GNOME 3.34 contains six months of work by the GNOME community and includes[…]

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How to turn on Accelerated Compositing Layers on Firefox

Accelerated compositing is the best way to use the available graphics hardware, offloading the work required to composite the webpages from the various layers they contain. If you enable it in Firefox, the result will be better user experience and improved overall performance. Hardware accelerated compositing uses the Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) to accelerate certain elements as native video formats[…]

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