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Mesa 10.6.1 Brings A Bug-Fix For Dota 2 Reborn

Monday 29th of June 2015 01:48:35 PM
Mesa 10.6.1 was released today as the first point release to Mesa 10.6...

DragonFlyBSD 4.2 Released: Brings Improved Graphics & New Compiler

Monday 29th of June 2015 01:20:05 PM
DragonFlyBSD 4.2 was released this morning as the next major release to this popular BSD operating system. For end-users there are a lot of notable changes with this update...

Wine-Staging 1.7.46 Improves The OS X Experience

Monday 29th of June 2015 12:04:57 AM
Building on Friday's Wine 1.7.46 release, Wine-Staging 1.7.46 was released today...

The State & Complications Of Porting The Unity Editor To Linux

Sunday 28th of June 2015 03:19:14 PM
The Unity developers have been porting their Unity Editor to Linux from Windows / OS X to complement their existing Unity runtime support for Linux...

Libreboot Now Supports An AMD/ASUS Motherboard

Sunday 28th of June 2015 01:35:17 PM
The Libreboot "fork" of Coreboot now has support for its first AMD motherboard -- or more broadly, its first desktop motherboard...

SafeStack Merged Into LLVM To Protect Against Stack Buffer Overflow Attacks

Sunday 28th of June 2015 01:25:17 PM
SafeStack was merged into LLVM this month as a new form of protection against stack-based memory corruption errors. The SafeStack pass for LLVM adds in protection against stack-based buffer overflows without causing any significant performance penalty...

Terraria 1.3 Release Coming Later This Month With Many Improvements

Sunday 28th of June 2015 12:49:19 PM
Terraria 1.3 is slated to be released in a few days on June 30, and coming with it are 800 new items, new mini-Biomes, achievements, a harder 'expert mode' and “more unknown stuff.” Why does this matter? Because in July, following the 1.3 release, there are going to be Mac and Linux ports of the game!..

Intel Dominates The Perf Changes For Linux 4.2

Sunday 28th of June 2015 12:19:18 PM
For those using perf for Linux profiling with performance counters, the Linux 4.2 kernel will bring many improvements to benefit Intel customers...

New ARM SoCs & Boards Supported By The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Sunday 28th of June 2015 12:09:04 PM
As usual, the Linux 4.2 kernel is bringing more improvements for ARM, including support for new SoCs and boards...

Linux 4.2 Will Bring LIBNVDIMM Support For Non-Volatile Memory Devices

Sunday 28th of June 2015 01:50:15 AM
Non-volatile memory device support will be added through libnvdimm for the Linux 4.2 kernel. Libnvdimm is a new subsystem for the Linux 4.2 kernel and contains drivers and x86 support...

It Could Be A While Before Seeing The AMD R9 Fury X Readily Available

Saturday 27th of June 2015 01:06:20 PM
This week AMD launched the Radeon R9 Fury X at $649 for this "Fiji" GPU with High Bandwidth Memory that's liquid cooled. The Fury X is AMD's strongest competition to NVIDIA in years, but sadly this high-end graphics card appears to be in very short supply...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets New OpenGL 4 Bits

Saturday 27th of June 2015 12:41:14 PM
David Airlie landed some of the OpenGL 4.x code he's been playing with for AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver on the HD 7000 series GPUs and newer...

Linux 4.2 Advertises GFS2 Performance Improvements

Saturday 27th of June 2015 12:00:38 PM
For those using the Global File System 2 (GFS2) for Linux clusters, the Linux 4.2 kernel is slated to offer better performance...

The Staging Pull For Linux 4.2: "Big, Really Big"

Saturday 27th of June 2015 11:54:14 AM
While Greg Kroah-Hartman isn't sending in KDBUS for Linux 4.2 as announced yesterday, he did send in the code updates for the other kernel subsystems he maintains...

KDBUS Won't Be Pushed Until The Linux 4.3 Kernel

Friday 26th of June 2015 08:05:53 PM
KDBUS was once again heavily debated on the Linux kernel mailing list this week and Linus Torvalds said he looked forward to merging it when ready (and also had some choice words about performance). However, Greg KH has confirmed today that KDBUS isn't ready for merging this cycle...

Coreboot Adds Intel Braswell SoC Support

Friday 26th of June 2015 07:09:42 PM
In an interesting move, Braswell support was added to Coreboot...

Plenty Of Intel Core i7-5775C / Iris 6200 Linux Tests Are Days Away

Friday 26th of June 2015 06:41:57 PM
I'm told my Core i7-5775C "Broadwell" desktop CPU with Iris Pro 6200 graphics shipped out this morning. A.k.a. next week will be a ton of exciting open-source Linux performance tests on Phoronix of this quad-core Broadwell CPU with Intel's powerful Iris Graphics...

Spring RTS Engine 99.0 Brings Improved Performance

Friday 26th of June 2015 06:24:44 PM
Version 99.0 of the Spring RTS 3D open-source game engine was released today...

Enlightenment Starts Working On XWayland Support

Friday 26th of June 2015 03:05:29 PM
For those closely following the work on Enlightenment, there's now work finally materializing in supporting XWayland...

Ardour 4.1 Brings HiDPI Support, Input Gain Control, Save As & More

Friday 26th of June 2015 02:29:26 PM
For fulfilling your digital audio workstation needs on Linux, Ardour 4.1 was released this week with a horde of improvements...

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