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New QtWebKit Preview Adds NPAPI & Qt Plugin Support

Sat, 2016-08-20 13:49
While upstream Qt developers continue focused on supporting Qt WebEngine as their Chromium-based browser engine environment, others meanwhile have been working on reviving Qt WebKit...

ReactOS 0.4.2 Officially Released

Sat, 2016-08-20 13:40
Version 0.4.2 of ReactOS, the open-source Windows re-implementation, is now officially available...

Mutter Now Supports Virtual Input Devices, GNOME Shell Improved Wayland Keyboard

Sat, 2016-08-20 02:10
The GNOME 3.21.90 packages were released this week in preparation for next month's GNOME 3.22 desktop release...

Fedora 25 To Run Wayland By Default

Fri, 2016-08-19 23:47
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has decided that Fedora 25 will indeed ship the Wayland display server by default in place of the X.Org Server...

16-Way OpenCL Compute Comparison Of The Latest Polaris & Pascal GPUs

Fri, 2016-08-19 17:00
After running many OpenGL and Vulkan NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux benchmarks earlier this week, here is a 16-way graphics card comparison when testing the AMD Radeon "Polaris" and NVIDIA GeForce "Pascal" GPUs, among others, on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and looking squarely at the OpenCL compute performance. Many OpenCL tests plus performance-per-Watt metrics too when using the latest NVIDIA proprietary Linux driver and AMDGPU-PRO.

Wine 1.9.17 Released, Direct3D CSMT & D3D11 Still Lacking

Fri, 2016-08-19 16:16
Wine 1.9.17 is the latest bi-weekly release of this open-source software for running Windows programs/games on Linux and other operating systems...

NVIDIA 370 Beta Has Experimental PRIME Synchronization

Fri, 2016-08-19 16:04
Earlier this week NVIDIA rolled out the 370.23 beta Linux driver and alongside the Pascal over/under-clocking support and other improvements for the GeForce GTX 1000 series, there is also experimental PRIME synchronization support...

Southern Islands AMDGPU Support Almost Ready To Roll

Fri, 2016-08-19 14:32
One of the features missing from Linux 4.8 is any Southern Islands / GCN 1.0 support in the new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver. However, it looks like this support ported over from the mature Radeon DRM driver will happen for Linux 4.9...

CryENGINE Is Planning To Deliver Its Vulkan Support In About Two Months

Fri, 2016-08-19 14:12
The middle of October is when Crytek should be publicly rolling out their Vulkan API support in the CryENGINE...

Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Linux

Fri, 2016-08-19 14:02
Earlier this year I heard from an Intel PR representative they had no plans for a Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Linux driver and immediately heard after that from a developer it was bollocks from the media department as usual. Today patches have emerged for supporting Turbo Boost Max 3.0 in the Linux kernel...

Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL Numbers For Intel Skylake On Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1-dev

Fri, 2016-08-19 02:33
Last month when I was trying Intel's open-source Vulkan driver with Dota 2 and The Talos Principle the Linux gaming experience didn't go well, it didn't even really work even when experimenting with Mesa Git and toggling items like the Steam Overlay. With my fresh Git testing today, it went a bit better...

GNU Libreboot Release Adds New Chromebook & ASUS/Gigabyte/Intel Board Support

Fri, 2016-08-19 00:46
The Libreboot project has done their first official release of this Coreboot binary-free downstream now being under the GNU project label...

RadeonSI Performance Improvement For DRI PRIME Offloading

Thu, 2016-08-18 21:58
Marek Olšák has managed to secure another performance win with his continued efforts to improve the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver performance...

Fedora 25 Alpha Has Been Delayed

Thu, 2016-08-18 20:58
It looks like Fedora 25 will be continuing the trend set by most Fedora Linux releases: delays...

KDE Applications 16.08 Released, Canonical Becomes A Patron

Thu, 2016-08-18 19:03
KDE Applications 16.08 was released today as the newest bundle of KDE applications built atop KDE Frameworks 5...

NVIDIA Rolls Out GTX 1060 3GB At $199 USD To Better Battle Polaris

Thu, 2016-08-18 18:15
NVIDIA rolled out the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB edition card today for competing with AMD's Polaris offerings at the $199 USD price point...

Microsoft Open-Sources PowerShell & Brings It To Linux

Thu, 2016-08-18 17:28
Lost Internet connectivity for two hours due to a storm and when getting it back up the first news I saw was a surprise: Microsoft has decided to open-up PowerShell and port it to Linux...

Xenko Game Engine Sees Huge Performance Boost With Vulkan

Thu, 2016-08-18 17:24
Via multi-threading improvements to the game engine, Xenko is seeing a huge performance win with the Vulkan API...

Benchmarks: 2 BSDs vs. 7 Linux Distributions

Thu, 2016-08-18 17:10
My latest benchmarking enjoyment has been testing two BSD operating systems against seven Linux distributions on the same Intel Haswell system. Here are those latest benchmark numbers.

AMD Open-Sources Advanced Media Framework, But No Linux Support Yet

Thu, 2016-08-18 14:33
AMD this week open-sourced the Advanced Media Framework (AMF) as their replacement to the earlier AMD Media SDK. But before getting too excited about this latest AMD open-source project, there isn't yet any Linux support...

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