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Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Driver Performance On Ubuntu 16.04

Sat, 2016-04-23 13:30
Following the quick DRI2 vs. DRI3 rendering tests with Radeon on R600g, I also did tests on the same system of the xf86-video-ati vs. xf86-video-modesetting DDX drivers...

QEMU 2.6 Is Due In Just Over One Week With Many New Features

Sat, 2016-04-23 13:15
QEMU 2.6-RC3 was released this week and QEMU 2.6.0 should be officially released at the beginning of May. Here's a look at some of the new features coming to this important piece of the Linux open-source virtualization stack...

Vulkan 1.0.11 Is The Latest, Scripts/XML/Headers Changed To Apache License

Sat, 2016-04-23 12:56
There's another weekly point release of the Vulkan high performance graphics API...

Google Summer of Code 2016 Projects Announced

Sat, 2016-04-23 12:48
Google announced this week the participating student projects for this year's Summer of Code...

NVIDIA 364.19 Linux Driver Stabilizes The Wayland & Mir Support

Fri, 2016-04-22 18:19
The NVIDIA 364.19 Linux graphics driver was released today as the first stable release in the NVIDIA 364 driver series...

Slides From Linux Foundation's 2016 File-System Conference

Fri, 2016-04-22 16:03
The Linux Foundation was hosting their "Vault" Linux storage and file-system conference the past two days in Raleigh, North Carolina...

OpenIndiana 2016.04 Released To Let OpenSolaris Live On

Fri, 2016-04-22 15:27
OpenIndiana 2016.04 has been released as the newest version of this operating system based on Illumos and originally derived from OpenSolaris...

My Intel Linux NICs Have Developed A Nasty Habit Of Becoming Hung

Fri, 2016-04-22 13:35
My NICs appear to enjoy sleeping in with the mornings being particularly brutal on the network hardware...

Enabling DRI3 Is Still An Easy Performance Hack Relevant For Ubuntu 16.04 Systems

Fri, 2016-04-22 13:06
While some distributions like Fedora have opted to enable DRI3 by default with their (mostly Intel) X.Org driver packages, Ubuntu 16.04 didn't pursue such behavior. But that just means with an easy xorg.conf tweak you can generally get better performance unless you happen to hit one of the few remaining DRI3-related issues...

Fedora Cloud Would Like To Remind You They've Stopped Spinning 32-bit Images

Fri, 2016-04-22 12:45
Fedora Linux has moved towards demoting 32-bit images and Fedora Cloud was the first official flavor of Fedora Linux that will no longer be spinning 32-bit install images post F23...

Ubuntu Snap's Security Is Easily Circumvented Due To X11

Fri, 2016-04-22 04:25
Matthew Garrett has taken time away from working on his new SATA power management patches for the Linux kernel to share his thoughts on Ubuntu's Snap packaging format and its security...

OpenACC 2.0 Is In Good Shape For GCC 6, Complete With NVIDIA Offloading

Fri, 2016-04-22 04:12
On top of many other new features and various improvements to GCC 6 is also maturing OpenACC 2.0 support...

Ubuntu 16.10's YY Codename Revealed

Fri, 2016-04-22 02:30
Mark Shuttleworth has posted a very short blog post where he seems to reveal the Ubuntu 16.10 codename...

An Easy Way To Build An Ubuntu Kernel With Hopefully Better Scheduler Performance

Fri, 2016-04-22 01:58
Since the recent news about the Linux kernel being in worse shape than some people imagine, there's already been some downstream corrective action taking place. Clear Linux is one of the distributions already patching/tweaking their kernel for better scheduler performance but so far we haven't heard anything from the Ubuntu camp. Fortunately, there's been others working on their own solutions...