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LLVM Has New "parallel-lib" Sub-Project

Fri, 2016-06-17 14:01
Parallel-Lib is a new project out of the LLVM group...

Steam Beta Brings Many Improvements For Steam Controllers

Fri, 2016-06-17 04:11
If you picked up the Steam Controller during the recent deal that put it at just $35 USD or have had one of these controllers from Valve for some time, you'll definitely want to check out the latest Steam client beta available tonight...

Intel Is Insanely Close To Showing Off OpenGL 4.5 With Their Mesa Driver

Thu, 2016-06-16 23:52
It could really be any day now that the Intel i965 Mesa DRI driver exposes OpenGL 4.5 support!..

Fedora 24 Is Cleared For Landing Next Week

Thu, 2016-06-16 21:29
After being challenged by multiple delays this release cycle, Fedora 24 was given the go-ahead to be released next week...

A Brief Look At Fedora 24

Thu, 2016-06-16 17:19
Another six months, another Fedora release, from the guys and gals wearing the funny looking hats. Fedora 24 Workstation comes with Gnome 3.20.2, Linux Kernel 4.5.5, Mesa 11.2.1, X Server 1.18.3, and Wayland protocol version 1.10.

Acer's CXI2 Chromebox Now Has Upstream Coreboot Support

Thu, 2016-06-16 14:30
Acer's CXI2 Chromebox line-up is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

GNOME & KDE Join The Document Foundation Advisory Board

Thu, 2016-06-16 14:17
The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. have joined the Advisory Board of The Document Foundation...

Wine 1.8.3 Released With More Bug Fixes

Thu, 2016-06-16 14:07
Wine 1.8.3 is now the latest stable version of this open-source software for running Windows programs and games on Linux and other operating systems...

SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Is On The Way

Thu, 2016-06-16 13:58
The first release candidate is out today of the SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 open-source racing game inspired by Mario Kart...

Qt 5.7.0 Officially Is Out

Thu, 2016-06-16 13:52
Qt 5.7 is now officially available as the latest version of the Qt5 tool-kit...

Running The Latest Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

Wed, 2016-06-15 19:30
Now that my Linux reviews of the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 have been published, next on my agenda this week are running some fresh Windows vs. Linux graphics benchmarks with these Pascal graphics cards...

AMD Opens Up A New Mailing List For Open-Source AMDGPU Development

Wed, 2016-06-15 17:19
There is a new dedicated mailing list for AMDGPU DRM driver patches...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Will Very Soon Have GCC 6

Wed, 2016-06-15 14:56
OpenSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution will soon join the likes of Fedora 24 and Clear Linux as being an early adopter of the new GCC 6...

Playing Around With Ubuntu's Snaps, On Fedora

Wed, 2016-06-15 14:48
I had a bit of a surprise waiting for me as I walked out of lunch today: Ubuntu's snapper packaging utility had accepted the necessary patches to work on non-Ubuntu distros. The list of supported distributions now includes Arch, Gentoo, Debian, and Fedora.

Running The NVIDIA 367.27 Linux Driver With The GeForce GTX 1070

Tue, 2016-06-14 21:48
Yesterday NVIDIA released the 367.27 long-lived driver release to succeed the earlier 367 betas. That driver arrived too late for my initial round of GeForce GTX 1070 / 1080 Linux testing with that GTX 1070 review published this morning. However, since then I decided to fire up this stable driver release on Pascal...

LLVM's Clang Begins Better Supporting Musl Libc

Tue, 2016-06-14 21:25
Patches are landing in LLVM Clang to improve the compiler's support for musl libc as an alternative to glibc on Linux-based systems...

More Planning Details For GTK4 & Beyond

Tue, 2016-06-14 21:10
Coming out yesterday from the start of GNOME's latest GTK+ hackfest were details on GTK+ 4.0 and future releases whereby they would change how they enforce API stability and how frequently they do major stable releases of the toolkit...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 On Linux: Testing With OpenGL, OpenCL, CUDA & Vulkan

Tue, 2016-06-14 18:04
If you were amazed by the GeForce GTX 1080 performance under Linux but its ~$699 USD price-tag is too much to handle, the GeForce GTX 1070 is now shipping for $399~449 USD. NVIDIA sent over a GeForce GTX 1070 and I've been putting it through its paces under Linux with a variety of OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan benchmarks along with CUDA and deep learning benchmarks. Here's the first look at the GeForce GTX 1070 performance under Ubuntu Linux.

Nextcloud 9 Released, All Enterprise Features To Be Opened Up

Tue, 2016-06-14 16:08
Less than two weeks after ownCloud was forked into Nextcloud, the project today did their version 9 release...

A Proper TSN Driver Is Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel (Time Sensitive Networking)

Tue, 2016-06-14 14:21
Henrik Austad of Cisco has published very early code for implementing a TSN core driver in the Linux kernel. TSN is short for Time Sensitive Networking and was formerly known as Audio/Video Bridging (AVB)...