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Linux 4.5-rc3 Kernel Released & Has Fixes For AMDGPU

Monday 8th of February 2016 12:09:57 AM
Linus Torvalds has found better things to do than watching Super Bowl 50 by releasing the RC3 for the Linux 4.5 kernel...

This Low-End NVIDIA Card Has The Potential To Perform Competitively Using Nouveau

Sunday 7th of February 2016 08:06:27 PM
With yesterday's NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 Linux testing was just the start of our tests for this sub-$50 USD graphics card powered by a cut-down Kepler GPU. Yesterday's article just included some basic NVIDIA binary driver tests while today's article includes Nouveau performance figures...

Chemnitz Linux Days 2016 Is Happening In Just Over One Month

Sunday 7th of February 2016 07:39:55 PM
Alongside FOSDEM, the Czech events like this week's DevConf.cz, one of the interesting and longstanding German Linux events that pairs open-source/Linux with beer is the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage that's happening next month...

How To Enable Nouveau GPU Re-Clocking For Linux 4.5+ Kernels

Sunday 7th of February 2016 07:09:00 PM
With the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel, the process of manually re-clocking your NVIDIA graphics card using the open-source NVIDIA driver is slightly different compared to previous kernels...

DevConf.cz 2016 Videos Now Available

Sunday 7th of February 2016 06:30:46 PM
Happening the past few days in Brno, Czech Republic has been the Red Hat sponsored DevConf.cz developers conference. For those that missed it and the live streaming, the videos are available to watch on YouTube...

LLVM Clang 3.8 Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With -Ofast

Sunday 7th of February 2016 03:33:49 PM
A few days ago I posted a number of LLVM Clang optimization level benchmarks using the latest code for the upcoming Clang 3.8 release. Those tests went from -O0 to -O3 -march=native, but many Phoronix readers wanted -Ofast so here are those results too...

The Best Graphics Card Brands For NVIDIA/AMD GPUs As A Linux Consumer?

Sunday 7th of February 2016 02:29:57 PM
One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards?..

NVIDIA Posts Latest PRIME Sync Patches On Road To Better Support

Sunday 7th of February 2016 12:58:32 PM
Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week...

Compute Shader Support Patches For NVIDIA Fermi On Nouveau

Sunday 7th of February 2016 02:17:53 AM
Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors...

NVIDIA GeForce GT 710: Trying The Newest Sub-$50 GPU On Linux

Saturday 6th of February 2016 06:50:00 PM
At the end of January NVIDIA rolled out the GeForce GT 710. This isn't some shiny new low-end Maxwell card, but rather from the Kepler lineage and retails for under $50 USD as a discrete solution to compete with integrated Intel and AMD graphics. Here are some initial benchmarks of a passively-cooled ASUS GeForce GT 710 under Linux.

MaruOS Gives You An Independent Debian Desktop From Your Smartphone

Saturday 6th of February 2016 04:57:25 PM
For those that haven't heard yet, MaruOS is a new open-source project that seeks to provide users with a Debian-based desktop environment when connecting your Android smart-phone to an external display...

FreeBSD 10.3 Now In Beta

Saturday 6th of February 2016 03:11:29 PM
FreeBSD developers have released today their first official development media for the upcoming FreeBSD 10.3...

AMD Is Looking At A Interoperability Interface For OpenCL Outside Of Mesa

Saturday 6th of February 2016 02:09:47 PM
AMD's Marek Olšák has begun exploring an interoperability interface for OpenGL within Mesa and having a non-Mesa OpenCL implementation (not Clover OpenCL Gallium3D)...

What Systemd Developers Want To Change With Linux User-Space In 2016

Saturday 6th of February 2016 01:20:39 PM
Last weekend at FOSDEM, Lennart Poettering was one of the keynote speakers where he presented on systemd's user-space plans for the years...

Mesa 11.2 Is Set For Branching In Just Two Weeks, Release In Just Over One Month

Saturday 6th of February 2016 01:00:00 PM
The race is on to see if any of the Mesa/Gallium3D hardware drivers (or core Mesa itself) will reach any new version levels for Mesa 11.2...

VLC Now Has Zero-Copy Support For GStreamer Video Decoding

Saturday 6th of February 2016 12:50:48 PM
It was just last week we got to write about VLC 3.0 features and early planning for VLC 4.0 while this weekend in Git there is another feature to add to the list...

Scientific Linux 7.2 Officially Released

Saturday 6th of February 2016 12:36:44 PM
While it took a while past the November release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, available this weekend is Scientific Linux 7.2...

Croteam Reiterates Vulkan Intentions, Shows Off Screenshot

Friday 5th of February 2016 10:42:57 PM
A few days back was the news about Croteam's intentions for supporting the Vulkan graphics API. They confirmed they intend to support Vulkan for Serious Sam 4 and will also be supporting it with their Talos Principle game. Today they confirmed this information again...

Docker Images Are Moving From Ubuntu To Alpine Linux

Friday 5th of February 2016 07:00:00 PM
Docker is reportedly going to be migrating all of their official images from an Ubuntu base to now using Alpine Linux...

Ubuntu 6.06 To Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Performance Benchmarks: 10 Years Of Linux Performance

Friday 5th of February 2016 06:10:00 PM
As I'm in the process of retiring an old AMD Opteron dual-socket system, prior to decommissioning it, I figured it would be fun to go back and re-benchmark all of the Ubuntu LTS releases going all the way back to the legendary 6.06 Dapper Drake release. So here are some fresh benchmarks of this AMD Shanghai system with eight cores and 16GB of RAM when re-benchmarking the releases from Ubuntu 6.06 through the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS development state.

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In my previous post I celebrated the announcement of Manjaro-ARM Linux for the Raspberry Pi 2. I installed it on my Pi 2 with no problems, and I was ready to continue experimenting and investigating with two major objectives - how complete/stable is it, and what are the chances of getting the i3 window manager working on it? Read more

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Benchmarks Of The ODROID-C2 64-Bit ARM Development Board

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