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Extra Steam Linux Gaming Benchmarks Of The AMD Radeon RX 480

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:59:55 PM
Our just-published 12-page AMD Radeon RX 480 Linux review features a wealth of interesting OpenGL/OpenCL/Vulkan Linux benchmarks along with performance-per-Watt and performance-per-dollar metrics and more. Check it out if you haven't already. This article are just some extra Steam Linux gaming benchmarks for the RX 480 vs. various NVIDIA graphics cards in the games that can't be fully-automated like Tomb Raider, Shadow of Mordor, and Company of Heroes 2 where the benchmarks had to be manually executed...

New SteamOS Beta Bundles Interesting AMDGPU-PRO Driver

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 11:19:50 AM
Valve last night released the SteamOS 2.83 Brewmaster Beta, which includes AMDGPU-PRO RC2 and the NVIDIA 367.27 driver...

Ubuntu Developers Discuss Again About Dropping Support For 32-bit x86

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 10:13:31 PM
Ubuntu developers are once again pondering the possibility of dropping support for i386 (32-bit x86) as installation media for their Linux distribution...

The Updated AMD Polaris Firmware Blobs Needed For RX 480 Support Land

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 07:50:46 PM
One day ahead of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch, the necessary firmware updates for the production graphics card support have landed in linux-firmware.git...

PRIME Synchronization & Double Buffering Land In The X.Org Server

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 05:50:27 PM
For those making use of DRI PRIME for multi-GPU systems (mainly in the context of iGPU + dGPU notebooks), the xorg-server's PRIME code now has synchronization support and double buffering...

A Great Deal On A Dual LCD Monitor Mount For Less Than $30 USD

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 05:38:20 PM
If you have been in the market for a dual LCD monitor mount but the price has set you off, there's a great deal right now on such a monitor mount...

Next-Generation Secure Network Tunnel Announced For The Linux Kernel

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 04:14:32 PM
Jason Donenfeld announced today WireGuard, what he describes as a next-generation secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel...

Vulkan, Raspberry Pi 3, AMDGPU & Other Exciting Linux Milestones So Far This Year

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 12:33:38 PM
With the first half of 2016 quickly coming to an end, here's a look at the most popular open-source and Linux news covering H1-2016 on Phoronix with our daily coverage that so far this year has included 1,695 original news articles and 126 Linux hardware reviews / multi-page featured articles...

Libav Gets An OpenH264 Decoder Wrapper

Tuesday 28th of June 2016 12:22:44 PM
For those still using Libav over FFmpeg, this multimedia library has added a wrapper for OpenH264 decoder support...

A Variety Of OpenGL/OpenCL NVIDIA 367.27 vs. AMD Linux 4.7 + Mesa Git Benchmarks

Monday 27th of June 2016 08:35:28 PM
For your viewing pleasure this afternoon are some fresh NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900/1000 benchmarks with the 367.27 display driver compared to various Radeon GCN GPUs using a patched Linux 4.7 kernel and Mesa 12.1-dev Git as of this past weekend...

The Tech Preview Of Servo/Browser.html Is Imminent!

Monday 27th of June 2016 07:44:37 PM
For months there's been talk of a Servo/Browser.html technical preview in June and there's just one week left to the month... It looks like Mozilla is still planning on meeting this milestone!..

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Beta 2 Released

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:43:28 PM
It's been two years since the last stable OpenMandriva Lx release and more than one year since Lx 3 Alpha was released but coming out today is finally the second beta of this Mandriva-derived Linux distribution...

PHP 7.1 Alpha 2 Released

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:47:33 PM
Succeeding the PHP 7.1 Alpha release that happened earlier this month is now the second alpha build of this significant update to the PHP programming language...

.NET Core 1.0 Released

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:33:45 PM
Microsoft is today releasing the open-source .NET Core 1.0 milestone...

MediaTek Announces An Interesting Deca-Core ARM Dev Board

Monday 27th of June 2016 12:35:18 PM
The folks at MediaTek in Hsinchu announced the Helio X20 Development Board today as the first development board using a tri-cluster, deca-core design...

FFmpeg 3.1 Is Primed With New Features: Includes H.264/HEVC VA-API Encoding

Monday 27th of June 2016 12:19:20 PM
FFmpeg 3.1.0 is now available with the latest features for this widely-used open-source multimedia library...

Linux 4.7-rc5 Kernel Released

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:29:40 AM
The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing...

Place Your Bets Now About The Power Efficiency Of The Radeon RX 480 On Linux

Sunday 26th of June 2016 06:07:31 PM
With doing a lot of tests for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review, here are the numbers of some current AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards (obviously excluding the RX 480 that's still under NDA) under Linux with the performance-per-Watt...

ErupteD Brings Vulkan To The D Programming Language

Sunday 26th of June 2016 05:30:03 PM
Yesterday's article about a new OS kernel being written in the D programming language led to a Phoronix reader pointing out that Vulkan support has also come to the D language...

Some Of The AMDGPU Changes Being Worked On For Linux 4.8

Sunday 26th of June 2016 02:39:36 PM
The AMD developers still have a few more weeks to get their new feature material ready for the Linux 4.8 kernel while here is an early look at some of the code merged so far...

More in Tux Machines

Servo Night Builds Begin, Linux Packages Coming

The Mozilla developers working on the Servo browser layout engine and the Browser.html HTML-based web UI have kept to their goal of making a tech preview available in June. As of last night, the Servo developers hit their tech preview milestone we've been looking forward to seeing for months. Nightly builds of Servo and Browser.html have begun and they are going to be making available Linux packages shortly. Read more

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS

  • Modern open source systems management
    Open source IT systems management is undergoing a renaissance. Adopters include global, household-name enterprises, as well as a groundswell of IT operations teams that are borrowing flexible, collaborative practices from the Agile software development movement. Some open source IT systems management tools are familiar to most admins, with broad adoption -- think Nagios or the Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana stack. Others -- Docker is a prime example -- burst onto the scene recently and are shaking up IT deployments.
  • Code Alliance connects nonprofits with tech volunteers
    Code Alliance is a Benetech initiative that connects technology professionals to volunteer opportunities with open source software projects for social good. On the first day of the CHI4GOOD conference, we brought over 40 projects to the San Jose Convention Center to participate in a hack4good Day of Service event. More than 100 developers, UX designers, and researchers came together to help our nonprofit cohort with their technological needs. The nonprofits benefitted from expert technical development work, and the volunteers were gracious, skilled, and excited to leverage their professional skills to give back.
  • Nonprofit's Open Source Designs Reduce Cost Barriers for Startups
    A project that originated in "The Middle of Nowhere, Missouri," as the founders call it, aims to lower the barrier to entry across a number of industries, all while maintaining a sustainable footprint. It's called Open Source Ecology (OSE), the brainchild of Marcin Jakubowski, founder of the Factor E Farm in Missouri where OSE is based.
  • The Open Building Institute - A Sustainable Way to Build Modular Housing
  • Open Building Institute is revolutionizing sustainable home building through open-source technologies
  • Pulp Smash Introduction
    Pulp Smash is a functional test suite for Pulp. It’s used by the Pulp developers and Pulp QE team on a daily basis. It’s implemented as a GPL licensed pure Python library, and getting started is as simple as installing Python and executing the following...
  • How Oracle’s business as usual is threatening to kill Java
    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Oracle has quietly pulled funding and development efforts away from a community-driven technology where customers and partners have invested time and code. It all seems to be happening for no reason other than the tech isn't currently printing money. It's a familiar pattern for open source projects that have become the property of Oracle. It started with OpenSolaris and continued with And this time, it's happening to Java—more specifically to Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE), the server-side Java technology that is part of hundreds of thousands of Internet and business applications. Java EE even plays an integral role for many apps that aren't otherwise based on Java. For months as Oracle Corporation's attorneys have battled Google in the courts over the use of Java interfaces in Android's Davlik programming language, Oracle's Java development efforts have slowed. And in the case of Java EE, they've come to a complete halt. The outright freeze has caused concerns among companies that contribute to the Java platform and among other members of the Java community—a population that includes some of Oracle's biggest customers.
  • Friday's security updates