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Cinnamon 3.0 Officially Announced

Mon, 2016-04-25 18:14
Following the early look yesterday at Cinnamon 3.0 when tagged in Git, the Linux Mint crew today officially announced the Cinnamon 3.0 desktop release...

OBS Studio 0.14 Adds NVIDIA NVENC Video Encoding Support

Mon, 2016-04-25 15:32
The OBS Studio open-source software for screencasting and recording is now available as a major update...

Vulkan Support Isn't Yet Ready For Mainline Mir

Mon, 2016-04-25 14:15
While originally Canonical was planning for Vulkan support in Mir by Ubuntu 16.04, that didn't pan out and the support for Vulkan continues to slip...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.4 Milestone 1 Released With Stress Benchmarking Improvements

Mon, 2016-04-25 13:52
The first tagged development milestone of Phoronix Test Suite 6.4-Hasvik is now available for testing...

LLVM 3.8.1 Is Planned For Release In June

Mon, 2016-04-25 13:39
Tom Stellard of AMD has laid out his release plans for shipping the first point release to LLVM 3.8 this summer...

Linux 4.6-rc5 Is Another Fairly Calm Weekly Kernel Update

Mon, 2016-04-25 02:48
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 4.6-rc5 kernel a brief time ago...

Cinnamon 3.0 Desktop Primed For Release

Sun, 2016-04-24 20:38
The GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop is ready for its 3.0 milestone...

Other Linux Distributions Begin Analyzing Clear Linux's Performance Optimizations

Sun, 2016-04-24 15:55
Fedora developers appear to be among those analyzing Intel's Clear Linux distribution for the performance optimizations made...

It's Been Four Years Since Revealing Many Early Steam Linux Details

Sun, 2016-04-24 13:39
I just realized this morning it's been four years since I was out at Valve HQ learning the early, exclusive details about their Steam Linux plans (and what would become SteamOS and Steam Machines) from Gabe Newell and their Linux cabal...

GLAMOR vs. EXA 2D Radeon Performance On X.Org Server 1.18.3 / Ubuntu 16.04

Sun, 2016-04-24 13:16
In continuation of yesterday's article about the Radeon vs. Modesetting X.Org DDX drivers when tested from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, here are the 2D performance benchmark results for those interested when it comes down to the xf86-video-ati's EXA acceleration versus its GLAMOR option as well as the only 2D acceleration offered by xf86-video-modesetting via GLAMOR...

Kodi 16.1 Arrives With Many Fixes

Sun, 2016-04-24 13:15
In seeking to address the bug fallout from the major Kodi 16 release that happened back in February, the Kodi 16.1 point release is now available...

The Critically-Important X.Org Elections Are Ending Soon

Sun, 2016-04-24 12:57
If you are a member of the X.Org Foundation and haven't voted already in this year's board elections, you darn well better put it on your TODO list this Sunday as the voting process is ending soon...

FileZilla 3.17 Released

Sun, 2016-04-24 12:44
For those using the popular, multi-platform open-source FileZilla FTP client, a new major release is available...

Taking ZFS For A Test Drive On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Sat, 2016-04-23 14:20
One of the most recurring requests this week from Phoronix readers were for doing some ZFS file-system tests on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Here are some basic results using a single SSD.

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...