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Debian Testing: FreeBSD 10.0 vs. Linux 3.14 Kernels

Monday 16th of June 2014 04:00:00 AM
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD remains an interesting port of Debian that pairs its GNU user-land with the FreeBSD kernel. With the Debian testing code for Testing / Jessie 8.0 is the new FreeBSD 10.0 kernel. The benchmarks today at Phoronix are comparing Debian GNU/kFreeBSD to Debian GNU/Linux using the latest 7.5 Wheezy release along with the latest testing code.

Nouveau NVC0 Gets Close On Another OpenGL 4 extension

Sunday 15th of June 2014 07:44:41 PM
The latest OpenGL 4 extension being enabled for the Nouveau "NVC0" Gallium3D driver is GL_ARB_viewport_array...

GCC 4.10 Performance: Not Much To See Yet

Sunday 15th of June 2014 04:15:57 PM
GCC 4.9 was released at the end of April so this weekend I ran some fresh compiler benchmarks of the latest GCC 4.10 compiler snapshot to see if there's been any performance improvements thus far in the 4.10 development cycle, although GCC 4.10 will not be released until 2015...

The New Features To The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Sunday 15th of June 2014 02:20:47 PM
Linus Torvalds will most likely be releasing the Linux 3.16-rc1 kernel today, now that the merge window has been open for two weeks and the feature pull requests are coming to an end. Here's a concise look at the new features and improvements to be found with the Linux 3.16 kernel...

Hugepage Block Device Driver Announced For The Linux Kernel

Sunday 15th of June 2014 01:50:36 PM
Dr. Greg Wettstein and his dog Izzy have announced the release of the Hugepage Block Device Driver for the Linux kernel...

Xfce Version Of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" RC Released

Sunday 15th of June 2014 01:33:07 PM
Linux Mint fans who have been waiting for the Xfce version of 17 Qiana to be released, its release candidate is now available this weekend...

NVIDIA Slaughters AMD Catalyst On Linux In OpenGL 4.x Micro-Benchmarks

Sunday 15th of June 2014 04:30:00 AM
With the APITest OpenGL 4.x tests developed by John McDonald at NVIDIA who is now working for Valve on their Linux-related endeavors, the AMD Catalyst driver gets absolutely annihilated for these GL4 micro-benchmarks.

FreeBSD 9.3 Beta 3 Released

Saturday 14th of June 2014 06:42:56 PM
The third beta of FreeBSD 9.3 is now available...

Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline

Saturday 14th of June 2014 02:50:09 PM
While LGP was once the leading source for providing Linux-native games, these days there isn't much to say for them and their web-site remains offline one and a half months after trying to do a server upgrade...

Some Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" Overclocking On OpenBenchmarking.org

Saturday 14th of June 2014 02:22:22 PM
Earlier this week I published the first Linux review of the Intel Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" processor that's a refreshed Haswell CPU with 4GHz base frequency and 4.4GHz Turbo...

Linux 2D Performance: Nouveau vs. NVIDIA

Saturday 14th of June 2014 10:30:00 AM
After last weekend delivering 30-way Intel/AMD/NVIDIA 2D Linux benchmarks this weekend I have some results comparing the GeForce GPU performance for 2D operations between the open-source Nouveau driver and the closed-source proprietary NVIDIA Linux driver.

Wayland 1.6 & GNOME 3.14 Are Shaping Up Well

Saturday 14th of June 2014 05:02:17 AM
Wayland 1.6 and GNOME 3.14 are shaping up to be a great couple with this next major Linux desktop release featuring Wayland support out-of-the-box...

GTK+ Gets A New Default Theme

Saturday 14th of June 2014 12:59:25 AM
The latest change abound for GNOME 3.14 is a new default theme for the GTK+ tool-kit...