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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...

KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta Released

Fri, 2016-06-17 19:40
KDE developers quietly released the Plasma 5.7 beta on Thursday for offering a new glimpse at the experience ahead of its official debut in July...

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Gaming With NVIDIA's GTX 1070 & GTX 1080

Fri, 2016-06-17 15:28
For your viewing pleasure this Friday is our largest Windows vs. Linux graphics/gaming performance comparison ever conducted at Phoronix in the past 12 years! With the brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards, their performance was compared under Windows 10 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 when using the very latest NVIDIA Corp drivers for each OS. A range of Steam gaming benchmarks and more were done, including some cross-platform Vulkan graphics benchmarks. Continue on for this interesting comparison.

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...