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Wayland 1.13 Planned For Release Next Month

Saturday 14th of January 2017 02:25:59 AM
Wayland 1.13 has been in development since September while the plans today were firmed up for releasing it in February...

Valve May Be Moving Closer With Their VR Linux Support

Friday 13th of January 2017 08:51:20 PM
It looks like Valve may be moving closer to debut their Linux VR support, which they demonstrated at the 2016 Dev Days and we've known they've been working on further -- including improvements to AMDGPU/RadeonSI/RADV...

Wine 2.0-rc5 Has 28 More Fixes

Friday 13th of January 2017 08:42:16 PM
The latest weekly test release of Wine 2.0 ahead of its official release planned for the end of January...

Rust Game Now Supports Vulkan Renderer

Friday 13th of January 2017 07:06:49 PM
Not to be confused with Rustlang, the game called Rust now has a Vulkan renderer enabled...

Fedora 25 Switching Over To Using GLVND For Mesa, Happier NVIDIA Driver Installation

Friday 13th of January 2017 06:58:28 PM
A Mesa update coming down the pipe for Fedora 25 Linux users will see GLVND support enabled by default...

Google Announces "Draco" For 3D Graphics Compression

Friday 13th of January 2017 05:13:39 PM
Google's Chrome Media team has developed Draco as an open-source compression library designed for 3D graphics...

Tegra/Nouveau Render-Only Gallium3D Support

Friday 13th of January 2017 12:42:39 PM
With the Etnaviv driver bringing the Gallium3D "renderonly" library to Mesa Git, Alexandre Courbot of NVIDIA has sent out an updated patch for adding renderonly support to Tegra/Nouveau...

Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Lands Last Minute HiZ Improvements

Friday 13th of January 2017 12:10:00 PM
Some more exciting last minute work landing in Mesa Git before this weekend's Mesa 17.0 branching are the potentially performance-improving HiZ work within the Intel Vulkan driver...

Laptop-Mode-Tools 1.71 Adds VGA Switcheroo Support, Kbd-Backlight

Friday 13th of January 2017 11:33:00 AM
For those using Laptop-Mode-Tools to conserve power consumption when running on battery or using it to be more power efficient on your desktop or server, a new version is now available...

Qt 5.8 Hoping To Release Next Week, Last Minute Test Builds

Friday 13th of January 2017 11:24:34 AM
Qt 5.8.0 will hopefully be released in the days ahead...

Etnaviv Gallium3D Driver Lands, Premiering With Mesa 17.0

Friday 13th of January 2017 11:14:52 AM
In time for this weekend's feature freeze of Mesa 17.0, the Etnaviv Gallium3D driver has landed in Mesa Git after years of work on this reverse-engineered, open-source driver stack...

LLVM/Clang 4.0 Branched, LLVM 5.0 Now On Master

Friday 13th of January 2017 12:25:42 AM
LLVM and its sub-projects like Clang were branched today for next month's 4.0 release...

KDE Kirigami UI 2.0 Released

Thursday 12th of January 2017 10:00:00 PM
KDE developers are having a busy day with not only releasing the feature-packed Plasma 5.9 Beta but also publishing the KDE Kirigami UI 2.0...

Heterogeneous Memory Management Aims For Linux 4.11

Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:40:00 PM
Jerome Glisse published his sixteenth version of the patches for implementing Heterogeneous Memory Management within the Linux kernel...

It's Now Possible To Disable & Strip Down Intel's ME Blob

Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:00:00 PM
Many free software advocates have been concerned by Intel's binary-only Management Engine (ME) built into the motherboards on newer generations of Intel motherboards. The good news is there is now a working, third-party approach for disabling the ME and reducing the risk of its binary blobs...

KDE Plasma 5.9 Beta Released, Adds Global Menus & Better Wayland Support

Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:00:42 PM
The first beta release of the upcoming Plasma 5.9 is now available for testing...

GStreamer 1.11.1 Released

Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:55:52 PM
GStreamer 1.11.1 is now available as the first unstable release of this multimedia framework for their 1.11 development series, which will culminate with GStreamer 1.12...

OpenGL 4.3 Lands For Maxwell With Nouveau Gallium3D, Plus 1.5~3.5x Performance Boost

Thursday 12th of January 2017 02:43:39 PM
It should be a busy end of week for Mesa with the Mesa 17.0 feature freeze being this weekend. In addition to Haswell hitting OpenGL 4.2, Nouveau's NVC0 Gallium3D driver has enabled OpenGL 4.3 support for newer Maxwell and Pascal hardware...

AMD Has Been Working On An Open-Source GPU Debug Tool, To Be Released Soon

Thursday 12th of January 2017 02:39:57 PM
Yesterday we noted the new open-source AMD GPU debugging tool being developed by a Valve engineer as part of their work on the open-source RADV/RadeonSI/AMDGPU code. It turns out AMD has officially been working on a GPU debugging tool too...

Antergos vs. Fedora vs. Ubuntu vs. openSUSE vs. Debian 9 vs. Clear Linux For Early 2017

Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:30:00 PM
At the end of December I posted a number of Linux workstation/server distribution benchmarks while this article has the results from the more desktop-focused (non-graphics) Linux distribution benchmarks. Up for benchmarking off a Skylake NUC in this article was Antergos, Fedora 25, Ubuntu 16.10, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Debian 9 Testing, and Intel's Clear Linux.

More in Tux Machines

Linux 4.10-rc5

Things seem to be calming down a bit, and everything looks nominal. There's only been about 250 changes (not counting merges) in the last week, and the diffstat touches less than 300 files (with drivers and architecture updates being the bulk, but there's tooling, networking and filesystems in there too). Read more Also: Linus Torvalds Announces Fifth Linux 4.10 Kernel RC, Everything Looks Nominal Linux 4.10-rc5 Released, Now Codenamed "Anniversary Edition"

Fedora 26 Linux to Enable TRIM for Better Performance of Encrypted SSD Disks

According to the Fedora 26 release schedule, the upcoming operating system is approaching an important milestone, namely the proposal submission deadline for system-wide changes, which is currently set for January 31. Read more Also: Fedora 26 Planning To Enable TRIM/Discard On Encrypted Disks

New CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Linux Kernel Security Updates Pushed Into Beta

CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is informing users of the CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 enterprise-ready operating systems to upgrade their kernel packages immediately if they are using the Beta channel. Read more

KDE Neon Installer

  • KDE Neon Has Stylish New Install Wizard
    KDE Neon has adopted distro-agnostic Linux installer ‘Calamares’ its unstable developer edition. Calamares replaces the Canonical-developed Ubiquity installer as the default graphical installer used when installing the Ubuntu-based OS on a new machine. The stylish install wizard is already in use on a number of other KDE-based Linux distributions, including Chakra Linux and Netrunner.
  • KDE neon Inaugurated with Calamares Installer
    You voted for change and today we’re bringing change. Today we give back the installer to the people. Today Calamares 3 was released. It’s been a long standing wish of KDE neon to switch to the Calamares installer. Calamares is a distro independent installer used by various projects such as Netrunner and Tanglu. It’s written in Qt and KDE Frameworks and has modules in C++ or Python.