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Fedora 23 vs. Fedora 24 On A Core i5 Skylake System

Tue, 2016-06-21 13:18
With Fedora 24 set to ship today, here are some benchmarks I carried out yesterday comparing Fedora 23 to Fedora 24 on a Core i5 6600K "Skylake" system with HD Graphics...

KDE Neon: The Rock & Roll Distribution

Mon, 2016-06-20 22:22
What does it mean when developers behind one of the world's most popular desktop environments decide to jump into the deep end and fork a distribution? Depending on who you ask you'll hear madness, excellence, confusion, and excitement as onlookers figure out the exact nature of a new breed of beast and guess what it will do.

Trying The Intel Vulkan Driver On Skylake With Dota 2 + Talos Principle

Mon, 2016-06-20 17:30
With the recent report that Intel's Vulkan Linux driver should now work with Dota 2, I was curious to test out the game -- and Talos Principle -- with the latest Mesa Git code that houses this open-source "Anvil" Vulkan driver...

Why The R9 290 & Other Select Radeon GPUs Are Performing Miserably On Linux 4.7

Mon, 2016-06-20 15:47
With this weekend's 5-Way Mesa 12.1-dev + Linux 4.7 Git Radeon Comparison and other tests I've done on Linux 4.7 Git with Radeon hardware, the R9 290 has regressed to the point of performing noticeably worse than other AMD GCN GPUs... Many other Phoronix readers with different Rx 200/300 graphics cards have also confirmed their graphics cards performing poorly on Linux 4.7...

The Qt Company Is Still Aiming To Get Qt 5.8 Out This Year

Mon, 2016-06-20 15:16
This year has already encountered the releases of the much-delayed Qt 5.6 followed quite quickly by Qt 5.7. Upstream Qt developers are now trying to get Qt 5.8.0 ready to ship this calendar year...

GTK's Roadmap Updated, Here's What Is Coming For GNOME 3.22

Mon, 2016-06-20 14:55
This past week the GTK+ road-map was updated during the GTK hackfest with more plans for the future, on top of their new vision for GTK+ 4.0 and beyond...

NVIDIA Launches Tesla P100 PCI-E Card

Mon, 2016-06-20 14:31
NVIDIA used this week's International Super Computing Conference (ISC) in Germany to launch the PCI Express version of their Tesla P100 accelerator...

Solus 1.2 Linux Distribution Released

Mon, 2016-06-20 14:19
Version 1.2 "Shannon" of the promising Solus Linux distribution has been released...

Linux 4.7-rc4 Kernel Released

Mon, 2016-06-20 13:56
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 4.7-rc4 kernel on Sunday night...

Mesa Lands Support For GL_EXT_window_rectangles

Mon, 2016-06-20 01:31
The newest OpenGL extension now supported by Mesa is GL_EXT_window_rectangles...

New Technology Preview Of QtWebKit

Sun, 2016-06-19 17:56
There's a new technology preview release of QtWebKit for those wanting to use this formerly retired WebKit-based module instead of the newer QtWebEngine that makes use of Chromium's Blink engine...

5-Way Mesa 12.1-dev + Linux 4.7 Git Radeon Comparison

Sun, 2016-06-19 15:48
Following the massive Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Graphics Performance With Radeon Software, AMDGPU-PRO, AMDGPU+RadeonSI article, I immediately started work on my next article... In preparation for a hardware launch Linux testing later this month, I started testing my collection of AMD cards on Linux 4.7 and Mesa 12.1-dev. Here are some of those results if you are curious, including performance-per-Watt metrics...

FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 4 Released

Sun, 2016-06-19 15:39
The fourth alpha release of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 is now available for testing...

Virt-Manager 1.4 Exposes The New OpenGL Options

Sun, 2016-06-19 15:27
Virt-Manager 1.4 has been released and it's a great release for those wanting to easily play with Virgl for OpenGL atop the open-source Linux virtualization stack...

Antergos Spins New ISOs, The Last Time Pushing 32-bit Media

Sun, 2016-06-19 15:19
Antergos 2016.06.18 has been released as a re-spin of this Arch-based Linux distribution...

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Graphics Performance With Radeon Software, AMDGPU-PRO, AMDGPU+RadeonSI

Sat, 2016-06-18 16:00
Yesterday I published some Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Linux gaming benchmarks using the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards. Those numbers were interesting with the NVIDIA proprietary driver but for benchmarking this weekend are Windows 10 results with Radeon Software compared to Ubuntu 16.04 running the new AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver as well as the latest Git code for a pure open-source driver stack.

KDE Developers Have Been Working On Improved Windows Support

Sat, 2016-06-18 15:17
KDE developers this week at Randa have ben working on improvements for KDE applications on Windows...

LLVM's Clang Is Working On Unified Offloading Support

Sat, 2016-06-18 14:11
There's more work going on in the CUDA/OpenMP space for the LLVM Clang compiler...

Snagging A Deal On My Newest 4K Adaptive-Sync Monitor For Linux Testing

Sat, 2016-06-18 13:44
If you happen to be in the market for a 4K 28-inch display, here's the latest one I have purchased for our Linux hardware testing here at Phoronix. Right now it also appears to be for a very competitive deal at one particular e-tailer...

Faster Rendering Appears To Be Coming For LibreOffice

Sat, 2016-06-18 13:18
Some rendering speed improvements have been worked on recently for the LibreOffice open-source office suite and are now present in LO Git...

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