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OpenMP 4.5 Fortran Support Is Being Worked On For GCC 7

Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:53:53 PM
GCC 6 brought OpenMP 4.5 C/C++ support while coming up for the GCC 7 release will be at least partial support for the Fortran programming language with the OpenMP 4.5 specification...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Lands Mesa 13.0

Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:46:10 PM
Those rolling on openSUSE Tumbleweed can run the latest package updates to switch from Mesa 12 to the recently-released Mesa 13...

Qualcomm FALKOR ARM Core Added To GCC

Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:37:01 PM
Qualcomm's Falkor core has been added formally to the GNU Compiler Collection...

F2FS File-System Gaining Multiple Device Support

Thursday 10th of November 2016 12:12:36 AM
The lead developer of the Flash-Friendly File-System, Jaegeuk Kim, has published a patch implementing multiple device support for F2FS...

KDE3-Forked Desktop Updated With Partial FreeBSD Support, Compatibility For GCC 6

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 10:35:10 PM
For those still preferring KDE3 to what's offered by KDE4 or KDE5, the Trinity Desktop Environment continues living on as a fork of the KDE3 code-base but with support for making use of modern components...

Intel Vulkan Driver Lands Major Performance Boost, RADV Lands GPU Hang Fixes

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 08:06:34 PM
It's yet another exciting afternoon in Mesa Git world for both of the mainline Vulkan drivers: the Intel "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver and the unofficial "RADV" Radeon Vulkan driver...

Intel Kaby Lake Linux Testing With MSI's Cubi 2 Mini PC

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 03:26:13 PM
Kaby Lake mobile processors began shipping last month and while we've seen a number of laptop designs using these processors that succeed Skylake, so far the Intel NUCs haven't surfaced nor many other SFF PCs making use of the next-generation hardware. That changed last week with MSI's Cubi 2 powered by Kaby Lake CPUs beginning to ship. I've been testing an MSI Cubi 2 with Core i5 Kaby Lake processor under Ubuntu Linux and so far the experience has been pleasant. In this article are our first Kaby Lake Linux benchmarks.

HiZ Improvement For Intel Mesa Driver Has Possible Small Performance Gains

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 02:08:54 PM
Mesa Git continues to be an exciting place to live for open-source GPU driver fans...

Thunderbolt Networking Support For Linux Revised Once More

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 01:34:10 PM
Back during the summer we last wrote about Thunderbolt networking support for Linux being worked on. Back then the patches were up to its v3 revision while coming out today is the ninth version of these patches, but at least the end might finally be in sight...

Another Old Intel Motherboard Gets Picked Up By Coreboot

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:22:15 PM
If you still are running Intel i945 era hardware, you may be happy to know another motherboard from this time is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

Your Last Chance To Test Out Fedora 25

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:14:34 PM
Fedora 25 is currently scheduled for release next week on 15 November. The Go/No-Go meeting for it is tomorrow so there's still the chance it could be delayed but a (hopefully) final release candidate is now available for last minute testing...

Ubuntu Budgie Becomes An Official Flavor

Wednesday 9th of November 2016 12:04:29 PM
While Mythbuntu is out, Ubuntu Budgie is in as the newest official Ubuntu Linux flavor for the spin previously known as Budgie Remix...

OpenGL vs. Vulkan With AMDGPU-PRO 16.40, Compared To NVIDIA On Linux

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 03:59:03 PM
At the end of October AMD released the long-awaited AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 update. For some birthday benchmarking fun today, I finished up a comparison of the AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 stack with its proprietary OpenGL and Vulkan components on various AMD GPUs compared to NVIDIA results using the 375.10 binary driver...

SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 SP2 Released, Supports ARMv8-A

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 02:51:37 PM
SUSECon is happening this week and timed with this event is the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2...

Initial NVIDIA GP102 Support In Nouveau DRM

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 01:00:24 PM
Ben Skeggs of Red Hat has added initial support for the GP102 Pascal GPU to the Nouveau DRM driver...

Radeon Pro WX Graphics Cards Ship This Week

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:44:53 PM
On Monday AMD announced the Radeon Pro WX graphics cards have begun shipping...

Intel Beignet Advances On More OpenCL 2.0 Support

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:05:48 PM
What a wonderful birthday surprise, waking up to see that Intel's open-source Beignet project for OpenCL support on Intel graphics hardware has landed a bunch of OpenCL 2.0 enablement work...

AMD Stoney Ridge Support Lands In Coreboot

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:16:04 AM
It has been a long time since last seeing any new AMD support in Coreboot while that changed this past week with the arrival of the mainline Stoney Ridge support...

OpenZFS Developer Summit 2016 Slides/Videos Posted

Tuesday 8th of November 2016 11:01:25 AM
The OpenZFS Developer Summit took place in late September in San Francisco as the fourth annual conference for this organization dedicated towards open-source, cross-platform ZFS support...

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Best KDE/Plasma distro of 2016

The end is near. I mean, 2016 has less than a month left on its credit. We should now step back and contemplate. Which distribution merits our highest regard, most excitement, best praise, prolonged use? However, before we can declare the final result, we need to do it step by step. First, Plasma. Overall, Year 2016 was a fairly tough one for us Linux users. Whether you like it or not, Ubuntu plays a very big part in how the world of distros turns. The pendulum of fortune sways heavily toward the gravitational pull of what Canonical does, and when Ubuntu mis-delivers, a large number of other distributions suffers for it, both directly as they be based on Ubuntu, and also indirectly, through the erosion of hope and good karma. Still, despite these challenges, we can sift through all the trouble and search for the nuggets of happiness. The desktop environment candidate for this article is Plasma, and to some extent, KDE. Read more

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Linux Lite 3.2 Users Get New Versions of Lite Software and Tweaks, Update Now

Jerry Bezencon, the creator of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite operating system for personal computers, kindly informs Softpedia today about an updated version of the in-house built Lite Software app. Read more