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Intel Graphics Performance: Clear Linux vs. Xubuntu 16.04 LTS vs. Fedora 23 Xfce

2 hours 25 min ago
With recent benchmarks showing Intel's Clear Linux distribution even being faster for Intel HD Graphics performance compared to other more common distributions like Ubuntu 16.04, I decided to run some more tests and also test Fedora 23 Xfce into the mix.

An Interesting Game Is Coming Powered By Unigine 2, Switched From UE4

3 hours 27 min ago
Unigine 2 has looked like a real beauty at least from screenshots, but sadly there hasn't been any tech demo / benchmark releases off it yet nor any major games to talk about using this updated engine. Fortunately, that's now changing...

KDE's Project Neon Begins Publishing Daily Wayland Images

3 hours 41 min ago
KDE's Project Neon has begun publishing daily images of the latest KDE Plasma stack powered atop Wayland rather than the X.Org Server...

More Direct Rendering Manager Code Gets Aligned For Linux 4.7

4 hours 47 min ago
Several Git branches were pulled in the past few hours into DRM-Next as preparation work for having the Direct Rendering Manager feature updates ready for the Linux 4.7 merge window later this month...

IWOCL 2016 Slides Posted To Learn More About The Latest OpenCL Tech

5 hours 21 min ago
Taking place last month in Vienna was the International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) where much could be learned about this open computing language specification from The Khronos Group...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Is Soon Switching To GCC 6, Lands Mesa 11.2.1 & Linux 4.5.2

5 hours 36 min ago
It's an exciting time to be a user of openSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release Linux distribution with a number of updates recently landing and others being inbound...

Wayland 1.11 Alpha Released

6 hours 3 min ago
The first alpha is now available of Wayland 1.11 along with the adjoining Weston 1.11 reference compositor. This also marks the feature freeze for the Wayland/Weston 1.11 series...

Wine-Staging 1.9.9 Shipped Some Patches To Mainline, Cleaned Up Other Code

17 hours 32 min ago
Wine Staging, a playground for experimental Wine patches not yet ready to be accepted to the mainline tree, is out with their newest release that's powered off last week's official Wine 1.9.9 release...

Benchmarks Of A ~$90 Android Chinese Netbook With Wondermedia SOC

17 hours 46 min ago
For those curious about the performance out of the sub-$100 USD "Chinese netbooks" using the low-priced Wondermedia SoCs, here are some benchmarks...

More Details About The Vulkano Library, Rust + Vulkan

Tue, 2016-05-03 21:59
As covered back in March, Vulkano is a library pairing Rust with the Vulkan API for taking advantage of the Rust programming language's feature set while utilizing this new high-performance graphics API from the Khronos Group...

Initial Planning For Ubuntu 16.10 Today At UOS

Tue, 2016-05-03 21:45
Beyond the announcement that Ubuntu 16.10 won't ship with Mir and Unity 8 by default, many other items were discussed for the Ubuntu 16.10 release due out in October...

NVIDIA Linux Developers Don't Sound Too Happy About The ChromeOS Driver Approach

Tue, 2016-05-03 19:03
The discussion over NVIDIA's patches to Wayland has fired back up this week with NVIDIA and upstream Wayland developers seeing different views on the matter. In the latest email exchanges, a comparison to ChromeOS was brought up...

Ubuntu 16.10 Isn't Going To Use Mir / Unity 8 By Default

Tue, 2016-05-03 17:02
Well, another setback for Unity 8 and Mir. Kicking off the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.10, it's been confirmed that the Unity 8 desktop and Mir display server will not be the default for the desktop spin...

OpenWRT Gets Forked By Some Of Its Own Developers As LEDE Project

Tue, 2016-05-03 16:59
While the OpenWRT project is a very well known embedded Linux distribution primarily for network devices, a number of their own developers have decided to fork away from the project...

Over 18 Million Tests & Benchmark Suites Have Been Downloaded From

Tue, 2016-05-03 15:58
What a delight waking up and seeing the latest milestone crossed for there have been more than 18 million test profiles and suites downloaded from via the Phoronix Test Suite!..

The State Of OpenCL Computing Language (2016)

Tue, 2016-05-03 15:45
Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group, presented at the International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) last month in Vienna about the state of the union for OpenCL...

Fedora 25 Not Scheduling A Mass Rebuild Is Raising Some Concerns

Tue, 2016-05-03 15:00
With FESCo having decided not to schedule a mass rebuild for Fedora 25 due out at the end of the year, some developers are unhappy and feel its sacrificing quality over trying to push out a release on time...

Render Nodes & Gamma Ramp Support For The Raspberry Pi VC4 Driver

Tue, 2016-05-03 14:18
The VC4 kernel DRM driver for the Raspberry Pi has seen a few more features primed in time for the Linux 4.7 merge window...

Ndiswrapper 1.60 Released

Tue, 2016-05-03 14:05
If you are a newcomer to Linux you may not even have an idea what Ndiswrapper is even though it was very much used a number of years ago, but nevertheless, Ndiswrapper 1.60 has been released...

Latest Valve Data Puts Steam Linux Marketshare At 0.90%

Tue, 2016-05-03 02:39
Valve's monthly Steam hardware/software survey data has been updated for April 2016...