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It's Time For The Annual Thanksgiving Event To Support Our Linux Testing, Benchmarking

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:10:00 AM
Thankful for all of our content provided 365 days per year at Phoronix with not a 24+ hour break in nearly four years? Appreciate all of our prompt benchmarks of the latest enthusiast computer hardware and more? Like all of our original work on advancing open-source benchmarking via the Phoronix Test Suite, OpenBenchmarking.org, Phoromatic, and more? Here is your chance to help out...

Intel's Recent Noteworthy Vulkan Patches Hit Mainline Mesa

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:00:00 AM
It's been a busy week for Intel's open-source developers working on their Vulkan "ANV" Linux driver with a number of the recent patch series having been merged a short time ago into mainline Mesa Git...

Total War: WARHAMMER - AMD RadeonSI Linux Performance

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 01:05:14 AM
Shortly after Total War: WARHAMMER was released for Linux by Feral Interactive we had out NVIDIA Linux WARHAMMER benchmarks. Now having more time since that OpenGL Linux game port release on Tuesday, here are benchmarks when using the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack with various AMD GCN graphics cards.

GNOME 3.23.2 Released With More Work Towards GNOME 3.24

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 10:23:45 PM
GNOME 3.23.2 was released today as the latest development snapshot in the road to next March's GNOME 3.24 release...

Pyston 0.6 Drops Memory Usage, Better NumPy Performance

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 08:53:14 PM
For those interested in greater Python performance, the Dropbox team responsible for the Pyston project that's interpreting Python using JIT techniques with LLVM, has announced a new release...

Total War: WARHAMMER NVIDIA Linux Benchmarks

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 04:44:53 PM
With Feral Interactive releasing Total War: WARHAMMER for Linux this morning, you are probably curious how well this Linux OpenGL game port will perform with your graphics card prior to spending $60 USD for the game. Up now are my NVIDIA GeForce benchmarks for Total War: WARHAMMER on Ubuntu Linux with nine different graphics cards. In the hours ahead will be the relevant AMD tests with this newest AAA Linux game as soon as I finish up that testing.

Fedora 25 Officially Released & I Highly Recommend It

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:15:38 PM
Fedora 25 was officially christened this morning...

The Unheard Of Company Behind The Failed Ubuntu Tablet Now Aims For OpenSUSE Tablet

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:09:52 PM
Back in 2014~2015 was talk of an Ubuntu Tablet inspired by the failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone campaign and the company would just send along prototype pictures and specifications along with some pricing goals. That tablet never materialized but now that same group of folks is trying a crowdfunding campaign for an openSUSE tablet...

Total War: WARHAMMER Released For Linux

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:40:01 PM
Right on schedule, Feral Interactive has released Total War: WARHAMMER for Linux...

Intel Vulkan Linux Driver Lands Cull & Clip Distance Support

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:00:00 PM
After a number of commits landed in mainline Mesa Git in the early hours of this morning, cull and clip distance support has been enabled for the open-source Intel Vulkan "ANV" Linux driver...

Hisilicon Hibmc DRM Driver Being Added For Linux 4.10

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 11:31:46 AM
David Airlie has pulled the newest DRM/KMS driver into DRM-Next for merging in the Linux 4.10 kernel...

OpenCL Image Support For Gallium3D's Clover

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 09:18:19 AM
While AMD hasn't been doing much work lately on the Clover-based OpenCL support with focusing their open-source OpenCL efforts around ROCm / Radeon Open Compute, Edward O'Callaghan has been working on some much-needed love for the Clover OpenCL Gallium3D state tracker...

RadeonSI Patches For Compiling Optimized Shader Variants Asynchronously

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:00:08 AM
AMD developer Marek Olšák pushed his latest RadeonSI Gallium3D patch series into Mesa Git a few hours ago for further improving the open-source Radeon OpenGL driver stack...

AMD Sends Out Revised DAL Patches, Various Cleanups

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:00:00 AM
The latest DAL (Display Abstraction Layer) patches are now available for testing that represent the past four weeks of work by AMD developers on working towards getting the code reworked into a state that it can be merged in the mainline Linux kernel...

GTK+ 3.89.1 Released As First Development Step Towards GTK4

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:34:37 AM
Matthias Clasen tagged the release today of GTK+ 3.89.1 as the first development snapshot leading towards GTK+ 4.0...

DatArcs Is Aiming For Dynamically-Tuned, Self-Optimizing Linux Servers

Monday 21st of November 2016 07:24:09 PM
DatArcs is a new software start-up aiming to provide software to dynamically tune Linux servers for maximum performance and energy efficiency in the data-center. The DatArcs optimizer analyzes the server's workload over time and optimizes the server "several times per minute" to achieve better performance or lower power use...

AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 Tests On Deus Ex: Mankind Divided With Ubuntu 16.04

Monday 21st of November 2016 06:24:18 PM
Earlier this month when Feral released Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux, the game wasn't launching with AMDGPU-PRO during my testing on Ubuntu 16.10. The game didn't start at all and would crash immediately -- unlike the NVIDIA binary driver on the same system or when ultimately running AMDGPU+RadeonSI tests for this game. Under Ubuntu 16.04 with AMDGPU-PRO 16.40, I've now got the game running...

Rspamd 1.4 Comes With Many Spam Filtering Improvements

Monday 21st of November 2016 05:06:36 PM
For those using Rspamd for open-source e-mail spam filtering, the new version 1.4 release is now available as a big, stable feature update...

Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Officially Released

Monday 21st of November 2016 03:52:01 PM
Earlier this month we wrote when Cinnamon 3.2 was tagged in Git while now finally the Linux Mint developers have formally announced this next version of their GNOME3-derived desktop...

AMD Planning To Enable GLAMOR By Default For R600 & Newer GPUs

Monday 21st of November 2016 02:41:05 PM
Currently the xf86-video-ati DDX driver only uses GLAMOR acceleration (2D via OpenGL) when using GCN GPUs where there isn't any hardware-specific EXA 2D code-paths implemented. However, AMD developers are now planning to switch over all R600 GPUs and newer to using GLAMOR by default...

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Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices. Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors. And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported. Read more Also: Debian-Based SparkyLinux 4.5 Brings Support for exFAT Filesystems, systemd 232 4MLinux 20.1 Linux Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.34 LTS to Restore PAE Support

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