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Linux 4.8-rc3 Kernel Is Out

Sunday 21st of August 2016 11:57:42 PM
Linus Torvalds announced today the third weekly test release of the Linux 4.8 kernel, which is currently codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep...

10-Way Radeon/AMDGPU Benchmarks On Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1 Git

Sunday 21st of August 2016 10:49:35 PM
Continuing off from the fresh open-source AMDGPU test data from yesterday's AMDGPU-PRO vs. open-source Polaris + Fiji comparison, here are more AMD graphics cards tested from the Linux 4.8 development code paired with Mesa 12.1 Git...

Skylake EDAC Driver Is A Late Addition To Linux 4.8 Kernel

Sunday 21st of August 2016 09:14:02 PM
A new driver addition coming only now to the Linux 4.8 kernel after the merge window closure is skx_edac...

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Performance Benchmarks Against Other Linux/BSD Distributions

Sunday 21st of August 2016 02:52:23 PM
OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 was released last week and since then many Phoronix readers have inquired about benchmarks of it since it's the first major GNU/Linux distribution using the LLVM Clang compiler by default over GCC...

August Has Been A Super Exciting Month So Far For Linux / Open-Source Users

Sunday 21st of August 2016 01:52:36 PM
Just over half-way through August, it's been a particularly exciting month for Linux and open-source fans. From Microsoft bringing PowerShell to Linux, Google working on a new operating system, AMD making open-source driver progress, Fedora 25 going ahead with Wayland by default, and more, there's been excitement for almost everyone this month...

Intel Skylake Multi-Screen Issues On Linux Still Happening

Sunday 21st of August 2016 01:40:01 PM
While Intel Skylake hardware has been available for one year now, various issues persist for Linux desktop users wishing to make use of Skylake graphics on Intel's open-source Linux driver...

GNOME's New US-Based Conference Is One Month Away

Sunday 21st of August 2016 01:14:39 PM
Happening next month in Portland, Oregon is GNOME's first US-based conference...

AMDGPU-PRO vs. Open-Source Gallium3D OpenGL Performance On Polaris Is A Very Tight Race

Saturday 20th of August 2016 04:00:00 PM
For those wondering how AMD's hybrid "AMDGPU-PRO" Linux driver stack compares to the latest pure open-source driver stack of the AMDGPU kernel driver and RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, here are side-by-side results for the Radeon RX 460, RX 470, and RX 480 Polaris hardware as well as the R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics card.

Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool

Saturday 20th of August 2016 01:00:00 PM
Systemd-mount is the newest tool added to systemd by Lennart Poettering...

DragonFlyBSD Decides To Drop PulseAudio

Saturday 20th of August 2016 12:39:59 PM
DragonFlyBSD developers have decided to remove PulseAudio from their dports packaging system and patch their desktop software to not depend upon this open-source sound server...

LLVM Clang 3.9 Still On Track For Release Next Week

Saturday 20th of August 2016 12:06:46 PM
LLVM release manager Hans Wennborg tagged LLVM 3.9.0-rc2 on Thursday and it's still looking like LLVM/Clang 3.9 could ship on schedule next week...

New QtWebKit Preview Adds NPAPI & Qt Plugin Support

Saturday 20th of August 2016 11:49:14 AM
While upstream Qt developers continue focused on supporting Qt WebEngine as their Chromium-based browser engine environment, others meanwhile have been working on reviving Qt WebKit...

ReactOS 0.4.2 Officially Released

Saturday 20th of August 2016 11:40:05 AM
Version 0.4.2 of ReactOS, the open-source Windows re-implementation, is now officially available...

Mutter Now Supports Virtual Input Devices, GNOME Shell Improved Wayland Keyboard

Saturday 20th of August 2016 12:10:57 AM
The GNOME 3.21.90 packages were released this week in preparation for next month's GNOME 3.22 desktop release...

Fedora 25 To Run Wayland By Default

Friday 19th of August 2016 09:47:13 PM
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has decided that Fedora 25 will indeed ship the Wayland display server by default in place of the X.Org Server...

16-Way OpenCL Compute Comparison Of The Latest Polaris & Pascal GPUs

Friday 19th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM
After running many OpenGL and Vulkan NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux benchmarks earlier this week, here is a 16-way graphics card comparison when testing the AMD Radeon "Polaris" and NVIDIA GeForce "Pascal" GPUs, among others, on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and looking squarely at the OpenCL compute performance. Many OpenCL tests plus performance-per-Watt metrics too when using the latest NVIDIA proprietary Linux driver and AMDGPU-PRO.

Wine 1.9.17 Released, Direct3D CSMT & D3D11 Still Lacking

Friday 19th of August 2016 02:16:07 PM
Wine 1.9.17 is the latest bi-weekly release of this open-source software for running Windows programs/games on Linux and other operating systems...

NVIDIA 370 Beta Has Experimental PRIME Synchronization

Friday 19th of August 2016 02:04:07 PM
Earlier this week NVIDIA rolled out the 370.23 beta Linux driver and alongside the Pascal over/under-clocking support and other improvements for the GeForce GTX 1000 series, there is also experimental PRIME synchronization support...

Southern Islands AMDGPU Support Almost Ready To Roll

Friday 19th of August 2016 12:32:15 PM
One of the features missing from Linux 4.8 is any Southern Islands / GCN 1.0 support in the new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver. However, it looks like this support ported over from the mature Radeon DRM driver will happen for Linux 4.9...

CryENGINE Is Planning To Deliver Its Vulkan Support In About Two Months

Friday 19th of August 2016 12:12:49 PM
The middle of October is when Crytek should be publicly rolling out their Vulkan API support in the CryENGINE...

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8 Best Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

New Linux users are always confused about choosing a best Linux distribution to start with. As there are hundreds of Linux distributions so it might always be a confusing part. But I'll help you choosing the right Linux flavour to start your Linux exploration. In this article, I'll walk you through a list of 8 Best Linux distributions for new Linux users. But before all of that, I suggest you throwing out all the misconceptions about Linux, such as Linux is only for geeks or developers. Linux is for everyone. As I always say, "When Linux can run Google, Facebook, Amazon, it can surely run your home computer as well." Read

NVIDIA 367.44 Stable Linux Driver Released

While the NVIDIA 370 Linux driver series is currently in beta, the 367 driver series has been updated as the latest long-lived branch release. The Pascal-based TITAN X, GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, and GTX 1060 6GB are now officially supported... That's just with regards to proper product detection as I've been using the GTX 1060 fine on earlier driver releases, etc. Read more Also: Nvidia 367.44 Driver Adds TITAN X (Pascal) and GeForce GTX 1060 Support to Linux

OpenIndiana Operating System Gets MATE 1.14 Desktop Environment, New ISOs

Alexander Pyhalov from the OpenIndiana development team was happy to announce the availability of the latest MATE 1.14 open-source desktop environment for the Solaris-derived operating system. Read more