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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...

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...

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