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Some Early NVIDIA Performance Figures For The Newest Linux Game: F1 2015

7 hours 40 min ago
Feral Interactive released F1 2015 for Linux earlier today and it sure is a demanding game. Here are some preliminary benchmark figures...

Threaded Input Finally Lands In The X.Org Server

8 hours 59 min ago
The X.Org Server Git code finally has the threaded input support that's long been a work-in-progress...

Reiser4 Is Now Available For Linux 4.6

9 hours 56 min ago
If you are a user of the out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system, an official patch is now available to get it working with the Linux 4.6 kernel source...

Linux 4.7 Adds Option To Remove Exported Kernel Symbols That Go Unused

10 hours 42 min ago
Normally the Kbuild pull requests for the Linux kernel merge windows tend to not be too noteworthy, but it's a bit different this time around for Linux 4.7...

Offchip Tessellation Lands In Mesa For RadeonSI Gallium3D

Thu, 2016-05-26 23:33
Earlier this month I wrote about much faster tessellation coming for AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver and now that code has landed...

F1 2015: Don't Go Racing Yet With AMDGPU-Pro Or RadeonSI Gallium3D

Thu, 2016-05-26 20:48
With today's release of F1 2015 for Linux as the popular Formula One racing game, only NVIDIA graphics are listed as supported but I decided to try this game anyways with the AMDGPU-PRO and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers...

Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL Performance Redux

Thu, 2016-05-26 20:10
Earlier this week I published some Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL benchmarks with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards under Linux. Since then I received some feedback from Valve with regards to Dota 2 on the Source 2 Engine testing along with a better demo to use for benchmarking and also using the latest Dota 2 Vulkan DLC updates. So here is a fresh look at the OpenGL vs. Vulkan performance for this popular Valve game on an assortment of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.

Rust 1.9 Released

Thu, 2016-05-26 19:50
Version 1.9 of the Rust programming language is now available...

F1 2015 Racing Game Is Now Available For Linux

Thu, 2016-05-26 17:29
Feral Interactive has made the Linux port of the F1 2015 Formula One racing game available now via the Steam Store and their own Feral Store...

The First Screenshots Of That New, Linux-Friendly, Unigine-Powered Game

Thu, 2016-05-26 17:07
Earlier this month we learned of a new game coming that's powered by Unigine after first the developers were looking to make use of Unreal Engine 4. We've already confirmed there will be a Linux port of this Unigine-powered MMORPG and this week the developers published the first screenshots...

You May Want To Think Twice About Trying Linux 4.7 Git Right Now

Thu, 2016-05-26 16:58
Since yesterday all 12+ of my systems running daily mainline Linux kernel benchmarks have failed to boot when using Linux 4.7 Git...

An Apparent Exodus Continues At OwnCloud

Thu, 2016-05-26 16:15
Something's happening at ownCloud Inc, the company behind this popular open-source alternative to Dropbox and other cloud hosting services...

Tomb Raider For Linux Updated, Makes Use Of More OGL4 Extensions

Thu, 2016-05-26 15:50
Not only is Feral expected to launch today F1 2015 for Linux but they've also put out a hefty update to Tomb Raider...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.4 M3 Has More Stress Benchmarking Improvements

Thu, 2016-05-26 15:31
The third development milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.4 "Hasvik" is now available...

CS:GO Finally Shifts Over To 64-bit Build On Linux

Thu, 2016-05-26 15:05
The Linux and OS X builds of Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are finally 64-bit!..

XFS Brings Bug Fixes & Minor Improvements To Linux 4.7

Thu, 2016-05-26 14:29
Dave Chinner has submitted the XFS file-system updates for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window...

SteamOS 2.80 Brewmaster Lands The AMDGPU-PRO Driver

Thu, 2016-05-26 14:24
Out now is the SteamOS 2.80 Brewmaster Beta update for those using Valve's Linux distribution for gaming. SteamOS 2.80 most notably brings the AMDGPU-PRO driver...

Google Chrome 51 Released As Stable

Thu, 2016-05-26 00:11
Google has officially released the Chrome 51 web-browser update...

Pyston 0.5 Released As A Faster Python JIT

Wed, 2016-05-25 20:25
The Dropbox engineers working on their Pyston project as a high-performance JIT implementation today announced version 0.5 of the software...

Linux PWM Gains An Atomic Interface In Linux 4.7

Wed, 2016-05-25 20:18
The Linux Kernel's PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) interface now has an atomic API for those writing drivers for fans, LEDs, vibrators, and other supported devices...

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