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VirtualBox 5.1 Officially Released

Tue, 2016-07-12 21:36
Oracle announced the release this afternoon of VM VirtualBox 5.1...

More NVIDIA CUDA Benchmarks With Blender Cycles Engine

Tue, 2016-07-12 15:39
Yesterday I published Blender Cycles Render Engine Benchmarks With NVIDIA CUDA On Linux numbers that included the GTX 1000 and GTX 900 series for the Blender 3D modeling software now that there's an automated test profile for Blender via for the Phoronix Test Suite. Here are more Blender CUDA benchmarks from a more diverse range of NVIDIA hardware...

Firefox 48 Will Take The First Rust Code Into Production

Tue, 2016-07-12 15:07
Mozilla will be taking their first Rust programming language code into production with Firefox 48...

Libinput 1.4 Release Candidate

Tue, 2016-07-12 14:09
Peter Hutterer has announced the first release candidate of the upcoming libinput 1.4 release for this input handling library used by X.Org, Wayland, and Mir systems...

Today Marks Amazon's Second Prime Day

Tue, 2016-07-12 14:01
Today is Amazon's second annual Prime Day where they are offering up a plethora of sales for Prime members. Just a quick friendly reminder to please click our affiliate link if you'll be making any purchases there, in order to help support our site with the Linux hardware testing operations done here daily...

LLVM 3.8.1 Released

Tue, 2016-07-12 13:48
It's coming later but better than never: LLVM 3.8.1 has been released by AMD's Tom Stellard as the first update to LLVM 3.8...

Just About 20 Lines Of Code Got Open-Source 3D Running On NVIDIA Pascal

Tue, 2016-07-12 03:51
Just a few hours ago I was writing about NVIDIA making public the GP100 "Pascal" GPU firmware binaries needed for as a requirement for bringing up GeForce GTX 1000 series hardware acceleration on the open-source driver stack. Now the initial support has landed in Nouveau's NVC0 Gallium3D driver within Mesa for allowing 3D support...

Day of the Tentacle Remastered Is Out For Linux

Tue, 2016-07-12 00:19
If you want to relive gaming from the early 90's, Day of the Tentacle Remastered is now available for Linux...

NVIDIA Provides A Surprise For Pascal GPU Owners Wanting Open-Source

Mon, 2016-07-11 23:19
After it took NVIDIA until earlier this year to release the signed firmware for the GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" GPUs, I expected -- and based upon what I heard -- that it could be months before seeing the firmware for GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" GPUs in order to enable hardware acceleration with these latest-generation GPUs. Thus it's a huge surprise today to see NVIDIA already making public their Pascal GP100 firmware images!..

Blender Cycles Render Engine Benchmarks With NVIDIA CUDA On Linux

Mon, 2016-07-11 20:22
Here is a look at the performance of the Blender 3D modeling/creation software with its Cycles Engine when making use of NVIDIA's CUDA API for GPU acceleration. Tests for this initial comparison include NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" and GTX 900 "Maxwell" graphics cards.

Snapdragon 821 Launched, Tops Out At 2.4GHz

Mon, 2016-07-11 19:01
Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 821 SoC this morning as its fastest processor to date and comes out slightly ahead of the Snapdragon 820...

KDE Plasma Users Are Still Running Into Multi-Screen Issues

Mon, 2016-07-11 17:45
KDE Plasma 5.7 was advertised as having better multi-screen support, but it turns out there's still more work to do as various problems in the open-source Linux desktop stack are leading to a less than ideal experience...

Mode Switching Coming For Graphics Tablets In Libinput 1.4

Mon, 2016-07-11 13:42
Linux input expert Peter Hutterer at Red Hat has shared an upcoming feature of libinput 1.4: mode switching support for graphics tablet (e.g. Wacom tablets) for switching through different behavior depending upon button presses...

Linux 4.7-rc7 Released: Linux 4.7 Kernel In Two Weeks

Mon, 2016-07-11 13:26
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 4.7-rc7 as the seventh weekly test release to Linux 4.7...