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Steam's Latest Monthly Survey Puts Linux Gaming Marketshare At 0.75%

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:25:35 AM
Valve has put out their Steam survey results for February 2017 and show another drop in the estimated Linux gaming market-share...

The Talos Principle Rolls Out More Vulkan Improvements

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:14:51 AM
Croteam has pushed yet more Vulkan improvements into The Talos Principle as they prepare to bring Vulkan and Linux support to their other titles this year...

Systemd 233 Released

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:46:56 PM
Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 233...

More Benchmarks Of The Latest Ubuntu 17.04 vs. Clear Linux

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:37:36 PM
Last week I posted Benchmarks Of Ubuntu 17.04 Beta vs. Antergos, Clear Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed. Those results were interesting and as usual Clear Linux had led many of the benchmarks due to Intel's investments into highly optimizing this Linux distribution for the maximum out-of-the-box performance. For curiosity sake, I ran some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu 17.04 daily vs. Clear Linux on another test system and have those results to share...

Collabora's Graphics Work So Far In 2017, They Are Working On Soft FP64 For Mesa

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:17:09 PM
Collabora developer and longtime X.Org/Wayland contributor Daniel Stone has written a blog post detailing some of the recent and ongoing projects being led by the consulting firm when it comes to open-source graphics...

Mesa 17.0.1 Is Near, Release Candidate Is Out

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:58:05 PM
Emil Velikov has announced the availability today of the Mesa 17.0.1 release candidate...

NVIDIA 375.27.13 Linux Driver Released To Fix SteamVR

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:40:01 PM
NVIDIA released their new Vulkan beta driver on Monday to support the new Vulkan 1.0.42 extensions but that ended up breaking the SteamVR Linux support, which relies upon Vulkan. NVIDIA has now corrected this support...

Initial Open-Source Accelerated Support Comes To Nouveau For GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:16:57 PM
The patches are now out there for having initial accelerated support in the Nouveau DRM driver for the GeForce GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 series "Pascal" graphics cards. The signed firmware is being released and will allow these consumer graphics cards to now have hardware-accelerated support via the open-source driver...

F2FS Feature Work For The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:24:45 AM
The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see new features introduced with the Linux 4.11 kernel...

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Announced: 3584 CUDA Cores, 11 GB vRAM, 11 Gbps

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:15:19 AM
NVIDIA did their much anticipated unveiling last night at GDC of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card as "the fastest gaming GPU ever."..

Ryzen, Linux 4.11, Windows 10 & Kabylake Were Among The Popular Topics In February

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:15:24 AM
February 2017 was rather exciting for Linux enthusiasts with the big Vulkan update ahead of GDC, some fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux benchmarks, AMD Ryzen on the horizon, Intel Kabylake providing lots of testing fun, and other open-source advancements...

Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 M5 Released

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 05:07:45 AM
The latest and last planned development release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.0-Ringsaker is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs...

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