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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...

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...