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Ivy Bridge Patches For OpenGL 4.0 In Mesa Updated

3 hours 26 min ago
For those running older Intel "Ivy Bridge" hardware on Linux, OpenGL 4.0 support soon should arrive...

Google Developers Experiment With Plumbing Dartlang Into LLVM

3 hours 36 min ago
It's been a while since last hearing much excitement around Google's Dart programming language that's an alternative to JavaScript. This ECMA-approved language is now being used with IoT devices, can still be source-to-source compiled for JavaScript, and the latest is that the Google developers have been experimenting with wiring it into LLVM...

Intel GVT-G Starts Being Usable On Linux 4.10, But More Work Still Needed

3 hours 53 min ago
With the Linux 4.10 kernel there is initial mainline support for Intel GVT-G (Graphics Virtualization Technology) while it will become more usable in future updates...

RADV Vulkan Driver Support For Multiple Devices

Monday 16th of January 2017 08:52:17 PM
Open-source driver developer Bas Nieuwenhuizen has posted a patch for allowing the open-source Radeon Mesa Vulkan driver (RADV) to support multiple devices...

Mesa 17.0 Git Lands OpenGL 4.5 Support For Intel Haswell

Monday 16th of January 2017 06:42:06 PM
As a quick update from this morning's article about Intel's Mesa driver getting ready for OpenGL 4.5 on Haswell, that code has now landed...

Mesa Git Delivering Faster Intel Vulkan Performance, Closer To OpenGL Driver Speed

Monday 16th of January 2017 06:00:00 PM
In addition to Nouveau Gallium3D seeing a performance boost last week, last week Intel's Vulkan driver also seen some interesting work around HiZ. Here are some fresh benchmarks showing recent performance improvements to the Intel "ANV" Mesa Vulkan driver plus some fresh OpenGL benchmarks too.

RadeonSI Nearly Clearing The OpenGL 4.5 Conformance Test Suite

Monday 16th of January 2017 04:43:48 PM
While RadeonSI in Mesa Git exposes OpenGL 4.5, it hasn't yet formally passed the OpenGL 4.5 Conformance Test Suite (CTS) for certifying the OpenGL driver. But now it looks like this open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver has about all OpenGL CTS failures addressed...

A Look At The Long TODO List Of Nouveau: Reclocking, More OpenGL, Video Accel

Monday 16th of January 2017 03:29:12 PM
With the recent news over the Nouveau Maxwell performance improvements and reaching OpenGL 4.3, among other milestones for this community-driven, open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver, you may be wondering what else is on the road-map for this driver...

MSI X99A RAIDER Plays Fine With Linux

Monday 16th of January 2017 03:02:02 PM
The MSI X99A RAIDER is a sub-$200 LGA-2011 v3 motherboard. I've been using it for almost two months now on one of the daily Linux benchmarking systems and it's been running great.

LXQt Spin Proposed For Fedora 26

Monday 16th of January 2017 02:12:39 PM
A new spin/flavor has been proposed for Fedora 26, one integrating the LXQt desktop environment...

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 Launched

Monday 16th of January 2017 12:26:02 PM
The Raspberry Pi Foundation this morning announced the Compute Module 3 (CM3) as the successor to their original Compute Module...

Faster Raspberry Pi X.Org Desktop Performance With NEON

Monday 16th of January 2017 11:49:37 AM
Broadcom developer Eric Anholt has begun writing code within the VC4 open-source driver stack to make use of NEON in its acceleration code-paths...

Intel's Mesa Driver Set To Flip On OpenGL 4.5 For Haswell

Monday 16th of January 2017 11:19:47 AM
It was just two weeks ago that Intel's Mesa driver finally crossed the threshold with Haswell for supporting OpenGL 4.0 and then last week OpenGL 4.2 was crossed for this older generation of Intel graphics hardware. Now, it looks like OpenGL 4.5 will be enabled for Haswell with the i965 Mesa driver...

Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 Improves Compatibility For Origin, GOG Galaxy & More

Monday 16th of January 2017 05:10:00 AM
Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 was released on Sunday as the newest version of this experimental/testing Wine build. This time around there are some exciting new patches...

Linux 4.10-rc4 Kernel Released

Monday 16th of January 2017 01:00:00 AM
The fourth weekly test release of the Linux 4.10 kernel is now available...

Linux.Conf.Au 2017 Kicks Off In Tasmania: Kernel Fun, Vulkan, GPU-Accelerated JPEG

Monday 16th of January 2017 12:00:00 AM
Linux.Conf.Au 2017 kicked off a short time ago in Hobart, Tasmania...

GIMP's Progress In 2016, What's Ahead For 2017

Sunday 15th of January 2017 11:24:09 PM
GIMP contributor Alexandre Prokoudine published a lengthy blog post today looking back at what were the accomplishments for this open-source image manipulation program in 2016 and some of what's ahead for the program this year...

DragonFlyBSD Installer Updated To Support UEFI System Setup

Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:51:18 PM
DragonFlyBSD has been working on its (U)EFI support and with the latest Git code its installer now has basic UEFI support...

A Look At The Huge Performance Boosts With Nouveau Mesa 17.0-devel On Maxwell

Sunday 15th of January 2017 05:10:00 PM
Landing this week in Mesa 17.0-devel Git was OpenGL 4.3 for NVC0 Maxwell and a big performance boost as well for these GeForce GTX 750 / 900 series NVIDIA "Maxwell" graphics processors. Here are some before/after benchmarks of the performance improvements, which the patch cited as "1.5~3.5x better", when testing a GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 980.

A Yet-To-Be-Merged Kernel Patch May Boost Kabylake Graphics In Some Cases

Sunday 15th of January 2017 04:13:13 PM
There's a patch pending for the Intel DRM driver that in extreme select cases can boost the graphics performance by up to 60% but for most OpenGL workloads the gains will be much smaller...

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Fedora 26 Linux Might Ship with an LXQt Flavor, Won't Replace the LXDE Spin

There's a new self-contained change planned for the upcoming Fedora 26 Linux distribution, due for release on June 6, 2017, namely a new flavor built around the lightweight, Qt-based LXQt desktop environment. Read more

Devil-Linux 1.8.0 to Be a Major Overhaul, Will Use SquashFS as Main File System

It's been seven months since we last heard something from the developers of the Devil-Linux project, which produces a tiny, dedicated server distribution for many applications, and a new development version of the upcoming 1.8 stable series is out. Read more

CentOS vs Ubuntu: Which one is better for a server

Finally decided to get a VPS but can’t decide which Linux distro to use? We’ve all been there. The choice may even be overwhelming, even for Linux distros, considering all the different flavors and distros that are out there. Though, the two most widely used and most popular server distros are CentOS and Ubuntu. This is the main dilemma among admins, both beginners and professionals. Having experience with both (and more) distros, we decided to do a comparison of CentOS and Ubuntu when used for a server. Read more