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New SteamOS Beta Bundles Interesting AMDGPU-PRO Driver

Wed, 2016-06-29 13:19
Valve last night released the SteamOS 2.83 Brewmaster Beta, which includes AMDGPU-PRO RC2 and the NVIDIA 367.27 driver...

Ubuntu Developers Discuss Again About Dropping Support For 32-bit x86

Wed, 2016-06-29 00:13
Ubuntu developers are once again pondering the possibility of dropping support for i386 (32-bit x86) as installation media for their Linux distribution...

The Updated AMD Polaris Firmware Blobs Needed For RX 480 Support Land

Tue, 2016-06-28 21:50
One day ahead of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch, the necessary firmware updates for the production graphics card support have landed in linux-firmware.git...

PRIME Synchronization & Double Buffering Land In The X.Org Server

Tue, 2016-06-28 19:50
For those making use of DRI PRIME for multi-GPU systems (mainly in the context of iGPU + dGPU notebooks), the xorg-server's PRIME code now has synchronization support and double buffering...

A Great Deal On A Dual LCD Monitor Mount For Less Than $30 USD

Tue, 2016-06-28 19:38
If you have been in the market for a dual LCD monitor mount but the price has set you off, there's a great deal right now on such a monitor mount...

Next-Generation Secure Network Tunnel Announced For The Linux Kernel

Tue, 2016-06-28 18:14
Jason Donenfeld announced today WireGuard, what he describes as a next-generation secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel...

Vulkan, Raspberry Pi 3, AMDGPU & Other Exciting Linux Milestones So Far This Year

Tue, 2016-06-28 14:33
With the first half of 2016 quickly coming to an end, here's a look at the most popular open-source and Linux news covering H1-2016 on Phoronix with our daily coverage that so far this year has included 1,695 original news articles and 126 Linux hardware reviews / multi-page featured articles...

Libav Gets An OpenH264 Decoder Wrapper

Tue, 2016-06-28 14:22
For those still using Libav over FFmpeg, this multimedia library has added a wrapper for OpenH264 decoder support...

A Variety Of OpenGL/OpenCL NVIDIA 367.27 vs. AMD Linux 4.7 + Mesa Git Benchmarks

Mon, 2016-06-27 22:35
For your viewing pleasure this afternoon are some fresh NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900/1000 benchmarks with the 367.27 display driver compared to various Radeon GCN GPUs using a patched Linux 4.7 kernel and Mesa 12.1-dev Git as of this past weekend...

The Tech Preview Of Servo/Browser.html Is Imminent!

Mon, 2016-06-27 21:44
For months there's been talk of a Servo/Browser.html technical preview in June and there's just one week left to the month... It looks like Mozilla is still planning on meeting this milestone!..

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta 2 Released

Mon, 2016-06-27 20:43
It's been two years since the last stable OpenMandriva Lx release and more than one year since Lx 3 Alpha was released but coming out today is finally the second beta of this Mandriva-derived Linux distribution...

PHP 7.1 Alpha 2 Released

Mon, 2016-06-27 17:47
Succeeding the PHP 7.1 Alpha release that happened earlier this month is now the second alpha build of this significant update to the PHP programming language...

.NET Core 1.0 Released

Mon, 2016-06-27 17:33
Microsoft is today releasing the open-source .NET Core 1.0 milestone...

MediaTek Announces An Interesting Deca-Core ARM Dev Board

Mon, 2016-06-27 14:35
The folks at MediaTek in Hsinchu announced the Helio X20 Development Board today as the first development board using a tri-cluster, deca-core design...

FFmpeg 3.1 Is Primed With New Features: Includes H.264/HEVC VA-API Encoding

Mon, 2016-06-27 14:19
FFmpeg 3.1.0 is now available with the latest features for this widely-used open-source multimedia library...

Linux 4.7-rc5 Kernel Released

Mon, 2016-06-27 03:29
The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing...

Place Your Bets Now About The Power Efficiency Of The Radeon RX 480 On Linux

Sun, 2016-06-26 20:07
With doing a lot of tests for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review, here are the numbers of some current AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards (obviously excluding the RX 480 that's still under NDA) under Linux with the performance-per-Watt...

ErupteD Brings Vulkan To The D Programming Language

Sun, 2016-06-26 19:30
Yesterday's article about a new OS kernel being written in the D programming language led to a Phoronix reader pointing out that Vulkan support has also come to the D language...

Some Of The AMDGPU Changes Being Worked On For Linux 4.8

Sun, 2016-06-26 16:39
The AMD developers still have a few more weeks to get their new feature material ready for the Linux 4.8 kernel while here is an early look at some of the code merged so far...

Dolphin Emulator Is Working On A Vulkan Backend

Sun, 2016-06-26 16:15
This week saw the release of Dolphin 5.0 as a big update to this open-source emulator for Nintendo GameCube/Wii titles. While there is an experimental Direct3D 12 back-end, not present for this release was any Vulkan support, but it's being developed...