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Freedreno MSM DRM Driver Updates Submitted For Linux 4.15

Sunday 29th of October 2017 07:16:30 PM
Freedreno founder Rob Clark today sent in the MSM DRM driver updates for DRM-Next to queue ahead of the upcoming Linux 4.15 merge window...

Embedded Linux Conference Europe & Open-Source Summit Wrap Up In Prague

Sunday 29th of October 2017 12:24:43 PM
The 2017 Embedded Linux Conference Europe and Open-Source Summit Europe events hosted by the Linux Foundation this year in Prague wrapped up earlier this week...

Slang Continues To Advance For Easing Shader Writing, Cross-Compiling Shaders

Sunday 29th of October 2017 12:17:17 PM
NVIDIA and Carnegie Mellon University continue working on the Slang project for providing improved functionality around existing Direct3D HLSL and OpenGL GLSL shaders as well as developing its own shading language...

uClibc Is Still Around As A Lightweight C Standard Library

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:59:32 AM
The uClibc project is still advancing as a lightweight, performant C standard library even while glibc has been making performance advancements and other improvements as well...

GCC Prepares For C17 Language Support

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:51:02 AM
Not to be confused with C++17 that brings many notable additions and improvements, C17 is also coming soon as an update to the C programming language...

Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Patches For Cross-Stage Link Optimizations

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:40:33 AM
Jason Ekstrand has sent out a set of 21 patches this weekend for their "ANV" open-source Vulkan driver to support cross-stage optimizations...

Clear Linux Reaches The Amazon EC2 Cloud

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:29:20 AM
Intel's performance-driven Clear Linux operating system is now available via the Amazon AWS marketplace for easily running this distribution in the EC2 cloud...

Kodi-Powered LibreELEC 8.2 Released

Saturday 28th of October 2017 08:53:56 PM
There's a new release of LibreELEC, the Linux distribution focused on delivering a premiere HTPC/multimedia experience by being built around the Kodi HTPC software...

SuperTuxKart 0.9.3 Released With New Tracks, Built-In Screen Recorder

Saturday 28th of October 2017 05:14:37 PM
A new release of the open-source SuperTuxKart racing game is out just ahead of Halloween...

Ethereum & OpenCL: ROCm vs. AMDGPU-PRO 17.40

Saturday 28th of October 2017 03:00:00 PM
Following this week's Ethereum and OpenCL benchmarks with Radeon vs. NVIDIA using the latest Linux drivers, some premium supporters requested a fresh AMDGPU-PRO vs. ROCm comparison. So here are a couple of those OpenCL benchmarks of AMDGPU-PRO vs. ROCm on different Polaris / Fiji and Vega GPUs.

Vulkan Crosses 1,500 Projects On GitHub

Saturday 28th of October 2017 02:02:14 PM
Back in April Vulkan crossed 1,000 project mentions on GitHub while overnight it crossed the threshold of 1,500 references...

Wine 3.0 Still Expected Around EOY With D3D11; Wayland & D3D12 On Roadmap

Saturday 28th of October 2017 12:38:23 PM
WineConf 2017 is taking place today and tomorrow in Wroclaw, Poland. The event began today with a keynote by Wine founder Alexandre Julliard where he talked about Wine 3.0 plans and what's further out on the roadmap...

The Libdrm & xf86-video-amdgpu Repositories To Follow For FreeSync

Saturday 28th of October 2017 12:16:31 PM
Many Linux gamers are excited by the prospects of soon having FreeSync support working on the purely open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack...

SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Reaches Beta: Using GNOME & Wayland, Linux 4.12

Saturday 28th of October 2017 11:46:37 AM
The first public beta of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 is now available for their Enterprise Server, Enterprise Desktop, Enterprise Workstation Extension, and Enterprise High Availability products...

Vulkan 1.0.65 Rolls Out With Documentation Clarifications & Fixes

Saturday 28th of October 2017 11:39:33 AM
Vulkan 1.0.65 marks the latest weekly update for the specification around this high performance graphics/compute API, but it's not particularly exciting this time around...

F1 2017 On Linux Will Support Vulkan

Friday 27th of October 2017 07:06:29 PM
To little surprise considering all of Feral's Vulkan driver help recently, their racing game port announced earlier today, F1 2017 for Linux, will use the new graphics API...

CompuLab IPC3, Testing 10 Mini PCs / Small Form Factor Linux PCs

Friday 27th of October 2017 05:12:01 PM
The IPC3 is CompuLab's latest-generation Intense-PC. It may look similar to past IPC models, but is now equipped with the latest generation Intel Core CPUs while remaining fan-less and within an all-metal housing that's extremely durable.

F1 2017 Being Released For Linux Next Week

Friday 27th of October 2017 03:42:30 PM
While F1 2016 didn't make it to Linux, Feral Interactive just announced F1 2017 will be coming to Linux and it's arriving next week...

Chrome 63 Beta Rolls Out With Dynamic Module Imports, Device Memory API

Friday 27th of October 2017 03:36:03 PM
Ahead of the weekend, the beta of Chrome 63 is now available for all supported platforms...

KDE Server Decoration Protocol Proposed For Wayland-Protocols

Friday 27th of October 2017 01:04:46 PM
Yesterday the GTK tool-kit added support for KDE's server-side decorations on Wayland to be used when client-side decorations are not active. Now it's been proposed adding the KDE Server Decoration Protocol to the upstream Wayland-Protocols repository...

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HTC U11 Life (Android One) review: Keep it simple

Android One has arrived in Europe, and HTC is one of the first manufacturers to ship an affordable, Google-branded phone. The Android One badge made its debut in India and parts of Asia, as Google emphasized quality software on super-cheap hardware. But with its latest round of "One" handsets, the prices are higher, the products more premium, and the hand on the software rudder a little firmer. The Android One U11 Life — unlike the T-Mobile U.S. version we reviewed separately, running HTC Sense — runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and comes with the promise of timely updates to future versions. It takes the fundamentals of HTC's flagship phone and downscales it into a smaller size, while trimming the specs back to the essentials. There's a Snapdragon 630 processor — Qualcomm's latest mid-ranger, and the successor to the very capable 625/626 — along with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32 or 64GB of storage, plus microSD. I've been using the 3/32GB model for the past couple of weeks, however the UK will be getting the more capacious 4/64GB model when it goes on sale. Read more

The power of open source: Why GitLab's move to a Developer Certificate of Origin benefits the developer community

Over the past few years, open source software has transformed the way enterprises operate and ship code. In an era where companies are striving to deliver the next best application, enterprises are turning to the sea of open source contributors to create projects faster and more effectively than ever before. For instance, 65 percent of companies surveyed in The Black Duck Future of Open Source Survey reveal they are contributing to open source projects – with 59 percent doing so to gain a competitive edge. As open source continues to have a positive influence on software development, it’s important for developers to continue to participate in and contribute to open source projects. Read more

Linux File-System Benchmarks On The Intel Optane 900P SSD

Earlier this week I presented out initial Linux benchmarks of the Intel Optane 900P SSD with this 3D XPoint memory U.2 solid-state drive delivering incredible performance figures. Those tests were done with EXT4 while in this article are more tests with other mainline Linux file-systems and also testing some of the different mount options. Read more

Software taking over, but hardware still has a role: Linux expert

Matthias Eckermann (below, right), director of product management for SUSE Linux Enterprise at the the Nuremberg-based company, said in response to queries from iTWire that software-defined infrastructure would bring about a change in existing business processes, and allow new business processes to be implemented. But he said this did not necessarily mean that hardware businesses were staring down the barrel at extinction. Read more