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Clear Linux With Mesa 13 Is A Strong Match For Intel Linux Performance

5 hours 16 min ago
When benchmarking Intel's Clear Linux distribution earlier this year we found its Intel graphics performance to be quite good and slightly faster than other Linux distributions even when Clear was using an older version of Mesa. Now with Clear Linux having switched to Mesa 13, I decided to run some fresh Intel OpenGL benchmarks on it compared to other distributions.

PTS: PHP 7.1 vs. PHP 7.0 vs. HHVM Benchmarks

5 hours 48 min ago
With today's PHP 7.1 release, performance isn't highlighted as much as language improvements to this first major update to PHP7, but I decided to run some PHP 7.1, PHP 7.0, PHP 5.6, PHP 5.5, and HHVM benchmarks of our open-source Phoronix Test Suite code-base...

Mir's Abstraction Layer Updated (MirAL 0.5)

6 hours 41 min ago
A new version of MirAL is now available, the Ubuntu project for making it easier to develop new Mir servers by offering a stable ABI and other shared/common components...

Jolla Experiments With A Sailfish OS Watch

9 hours 38 min ago
Jolla engineers have spent the past few weeks porting Sailfish OS to an Android smartwatch as they feel their Linux-based OS is particularly suited for small screens...

Developers' Planned Changes Still Coming To Mesa 13.1 / Mesa 17.0

10 hours 31 sec ago
Earlier this week I wrote about a release schedule coming out for Mesa 13.1 that culminates with this next big Mesa update being out in February. Some Mesa developers have now shared the work they still hope to see in this next release...

Gallium3D Drivers Prepped For EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync

10 hours 26 min ago
Rob Clark has landed his code for supporting EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync in Mesa and his Freedreno Gallium3D driver is the first in-tree Mesa/Gallium3D driver to support the native fence FD support, even beating out the Intel driver...

Canonical Takes Stand Against Unofficial Ubuntu Images, Reportedly Risky & Insecure

10 hours 47 min ago
Mark Shuttleworth has written a new blog post where he's outlining a dispute Canonical is having with a European cloud provider over a breach of contract and "publishing insecure, broken images of Ubuntu" for its cloud customers...

Intel Publishes Renderbuffer Decompression Patches

10 hours 59 min ago
A set of 27 patches published this week for GBM and the Intel Mesa driver provide for significant bandwidth savings...

PHP 7.1 Makes Its Debut

11 hours 16 min ago
PHP 7.1 is now officially available...

Steam's November 2016 Metrics Put Linux Gaming Marketshare At 0.88%

Friday 2nd of December 2016 12:08:41 AM
With the start of the new month comes updated statistics from Valve with their Steam Survey...

Gtkmm Begins Preparing For GTK4, Now Uses C++14

Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:27:06 PM
Gtkmm, the project providing the de facto C++ interface for GTK+, is preparing for the GTK+ 4.0 era...

AMD "DAL" Being Renamed To "DC"

Thursday 1st of December 2016 08:44:42 PM
AMD's big display abstraction layer (DAL) code-base that's used by AMDGPU-PRO but not yet mainlined in the Linux kernel for providing HDMI 2.0, future FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync, HDMI/DP audio, and other modern display features is DAL no more...

Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro & Linux Don't Mix

Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:08:02 PM
Last month I shared that Linux tests of the 2016 MacBook Pro would be coming and now I've finally managed to complete a few, but I highly encourage you not to get the new MacBook Pro if you plan on using anything other than macOS as the experience is a wreck. This is one laptop I don't mind seeing returned!

Oracle Might Be Canning Solaris

Thursday 1st of December 2016 06:07:19 PM
Oracle might be pulling the plug on the Solaris operating system, at least according to some new rumors...

Google Rolls Out OSS-Fuzz To Help Improve Open-Source Software Safety

Thursday 1st of December 2016 05:50:26 PM
Google today is rolling out a public beta of OSS-Fuzz, their new program to provide continuous fuzzing of core open-source software code-bases...

Razer Joins The Khronos Group

Thursday 1st of December 2016 03:19:55 PM
Razer is the latest company looking to promote open, cross-platform industry standards by joining The Khronos Group...

Forum Spam/Filtering Redesign; 300+ Linux News/Articles/Reviews For November

Thursday 1st of December 2016 01:03:37 PM
Just a few notes to get December kicked off on Phoronix, including good news for Phoronix Forums participants...

Ardour 5.5 Digital Audio Workstation Released

Thursday 1st of December 2016 01:00:06 PM
A new release of Ardour is available, the widely-praised, open-source digital audio workstation software...

BeOS-Compatible Haiku OS Working On EFI Support, UI Improvements

Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:21:47 AM
The Haiku OS developer community have issued their latest activity report to cover what's going on with this open-source BeOS-compatible operating system...

Amlogic Meson VPU DRM Driver In The Works

Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:15:27 AM
A new DRM driver is being baked for supporting the video processing unit for Amlogic Meson SoCs...

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