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Async Discard Support Comes For Linux 4.7

Tue, 2016-05-17 18:00
Jens Axboe at Facebook sent in this morning the block I/O changes for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window...

Trying Out The Experimental AMDGPU OverDrive Overclocking With The R9 Fury

Tue, 2016-05-17 17:00
Last week AMD published initial open-source OverDrive GPU overclocking support for their AMDGPU kernel driver, eight years after Catalyst on Linux got OverDrive support. This feature won't be mainlined until the Linux 4.8 kernel but allows for basic overclocking of the GPU core on Tonga / Fiji / Polaris hardware...

Power & Performance Tests With Fedora 24 Beta, Linux 4.6 Kernel

Tue, 2016-05-17 16:22
For those that have been requesting some fresh benchmarks looking at the system power consumption / efficiency of modern Linux distributions/kernels and how they're working out for laptops/ultrabooks, here are some fresh benchmarks on two Intel devices when comparing Fedora 23 to Fedora 24 Beta and also testing out the power performance with the Linux 4.6 kernel.

Windows Tests Of The GTX 1080 Tip Up, But No Linux

Tue, 2016-05-17 15:25
Today marks the embargo lift for publications putting out performance figures and initial findings on the GeForce GTX 1080 "Pascal" graphics card. At least under Windows, the results are looking pretty great...

Linux 4.7 Adds ARM64 Support For Hibernate & Suspend-To-Disk

Tue, 2016-05-17 14:32
The ARM64 architecture updates were sent in on Monday for the Linux 4.7 kernel and do contain some notable changes...

KWayland Now Part Of KDE Frameworks

Tue, 2016-05-17 14:19
KDE Frameworks 5.22 was released this week and with this frameworks update comes the addition of KWayland...

ReactOS 0.4.1 Released To Advance "Open-Source Windows"

Tue, 2016-05-17 14:06
Happy 17th of May to our Norwegian readers, but if you're not busy today or not one of them, you may want to fire up ReactOS 0.4.1 as the latest version of this open-source project re-implementing Windows...

Intel's Mesa Driver Jumps Ahead To OpenGL 4.2

Tue, 2016-05-17 13:51
It was just yesterday that Intel's Mesa driver crossed the OpenGL 4.0 threshold while today it's jumped ahead to OpenGL 4.2...

ACPI 6.1, CPUFreq Schedutil Provide Power Fun For Linux 4.7

Tue, 2016-05-17 03:57
The latest fun stuff worth mentioning for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window are the ACPI and power management updates...

HSA IL Front-End Proposed For GCC

Tue, 2016-05-17 01:28
HSA stakeholders are hoping to mainline their HSA IL front-end for the GCC compiler stack. In particular, BRIG, the binary form of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Intermediate Language...

Linux 4.7 To Support SGI's Ultraviolet UV4

Tue, 2016-05-17 00:35
The x86 platform changes for the Linux 4.7 kernel are dominated by changes for bringing up support for SGI's next-generation Ultraviolet, UV4...

DRI3 Support Lands In Gallium3D's Video Code

Mon, 2016-05-16 23:12
Gallium3D's video acceleration code for VA-API VDPAU state tracker were upgraded today with support for DRI3...

Microsoft Rolls Out .NET Core RC2, .NET Core SDK Preview 1 With Linux Support

Mon, 2016-05-16 23:00
Microsoft today announced the release of .NET Core RC2 and .NET Core SDK Preview 1. Linux continues to be supported alongside Windows and OS X...

Intel Skylake, AMDGPU Get Updated Firmware Blobs

Mon, 2016-05-16 22:54
There are new binary-only firmware updates out today for both Intel and AMD Linux users...

Numerous Scheduler Changes Inbound For Linux 4.7

Mon, 2016-05-16 22:45
Ingo Molnar is once again quite punctual with submitting his pull requests for a newly-opened kernel cycle. One of his noteworthy updates mailed in today were for the kernel's scheduler changes...

AMD Open-Sources FireRays 2.0 Ray-Tracing Library

Mon, 2016-05-16 20:14
The latest project AMD is open-sourcing is FireRays...

Wine 1.9.10 Has Video Output Improvements, C++ Runtime Fixes

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:46
Wine 1.9.10 was released today, Monday, rather than on their usual bi-weekly Friday release cadence. However, even with the extra weekend of development, it's not a particularly noteworthy release...

Manjaro 16.06 RC1 Polishes Xfce 4.12, Linux 4.4 LTS

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:35
The first release candidate to the upcoming Manjaro 16.06 "Daniella" release is now available...

EFI Bootloader Control Driver, Core EFI Capsule Ready For Linux 4.7

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:09
Ingo Molnar sent in the EFI changes for Linux 4.7 and they contain a number of exciting improvements for modern x86 and ARM systems...

AMD's Carrizo Gets Accumulated Power Reporting In Linux 4.7

Mon, 2016-05-16 16:29
The hwmon subsystem updates were mailed in this morning for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window and contains a notable addition to the fam15h_power driver...