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Google Play Along With All Android Apps Are Coming To Chrome OS

Thursday 19th of May 2016 07:04:42 PM
There were a lot of exciting Google announcements yesterday in kicking off the company's annual I/O conference while today there's a big piece of news: the Google Play store is coming to Chrome OS. Yes, all Android apps...

Linux 4.7 To Finally Support The First "Light Ridge" Thunderbolt Controller

Thursday 19th of May 2016 05:20:40 PM
While "Light Ridge" was the first copper Thunderbolt controller and released back in 2010, only now in 2016 is the first-generation controller seeing mainline Linux support...

Mesa 11.3 Isn't A Game Changer For Intel's Haswell

Thursday 19th of May 2016 04:48:19 PM
OpenGL tests I published yesterday show that Intel Broadwell graphics are much faster with Mesa 11.3 -- and that's on top of the newly-minted OpenGL 4.2 support -- but the same can't be said for Haswell...

The New Features So Far This Linux 4.7 Merge Window

Thursday 19th of May 2016 03:22:26 PM
We are just a few days into the two-week merge window for the Linux 4.7 merge window. But given all of the pull requests already sent in so far, here's a quick recap of what's been submitted for this next major version of the Linux kernel...

KVM AVIC Support Coming To Linux 4.7 For Improving AMD Virtualization Performance

Thursday 19th of May 2016 01:56:09 PM
The Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) code for Linux 4.7 is adding x86 AVIC support for further optimizing virtualization performance. AVIC is of relevance to AMD's Carrizo hardware and newer...

PowerPlay Fixes, More Polaris PCI IDs For AMDGPU 4.7

Thursday 19th of May 2016 12:42:10 PM
Alex Deucher sent in some early fixes for the AMDGPU kernel driver for the Linux 4.7 merge window...

Linux 4.7 To Gain New Security Feature Ported From Chrome OS

Thursday 19th of May 2016 12:19:11 PM
James Morris has made known the security subsystem updates intended for the Linux 4.7 kernel and it includes one addition worth mentioning...

OpenRW: An Open-Source, Linux-Friendly Reimplementation Of GTA III

Thursday 19th of May 2016 11:48:32 AM
There is OpenMW as a re-implementation of Morrowind, OpenRA as a re-implementation of Command and Conquer, and many other open-source game projects out there seeking to be free engine re-implementation of popular classic games. The latest of these projects is OpenRW, a re-implementation of Grand Theft Auto III...

Valve Is Finally Releasing Dota 2 With Vulkan Support Very Soon

Thursday 19th of May 2016 12:47:42 AM
It has taken longer than anticipated, but it looks like Valve will be releasing Dota 2 with Vulkan API renderer support within the next week...

Steam Client Beta Brings Improvements For Vulkan Gamers

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 11:28:07 PM
While there's still a shortage of Vulkan-powered games, the Steam client continues to make improvements for this next-gen graphics API...

Android N DP3 Considered Beta Quality, Adds VR Mode

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 08:03:33 PM
For kicking off the Google I/O conference today, Google announced the third developer preview of the upcoming Android N...

Radeon Linux 4.6 + Mesa 11.3 vs. NVIDIA Linux Performance & Perf-Per-Watt

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 07:00:00 PM
Last week I published a 16-way NVIDIA GeForce performance comparison on Linux looking at the OpenGL performance evolution from the GeForce 9800GTX to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti / TITAN X, in getting ready to compare the long-term NVIDIA Linux performance to Pascal. This week I've done similar tests on the AMD Radeon side and compared these OpenGL performance and power consumption / performance-per-Watt numbers to NVIDIA.

GNU Hurd 0.8 & Mach 1.7 Released

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 05:52:48 PM
There's a new release of GNU/Hurd available today...

NVIDIA Makes Public More GeForce GTX 1070 Pascal Details

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 05:14:45 PM
With the GTX 1080 media embargo lifted yesterday, NVIDIA is spending today getting out more details on the GTX 1070 that will begin shipping in early June...

Wine-Staging 1.9.10 Brings Rewritten CSMT Multi-Threading For Linux Gamers

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 04:59:05 PM
Wine-Staging 1.9.10 is out today with more experimental patches atop this week's Wine 1.9.10 snapshot...

Gallium3D Patches To Help GRID Autosport, Metro Redux & More

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 03:43:42 PM
For those having some extra time today to help test out some new Mesa patches or just curious about what's on the horizon, Nicolai Hähnle of AMD has posted some Mesa state tracker patches for benefiting several modern Linux games...

ARM Announces Multicore 10nm "Artemis" Test Chip

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 03:03:51 PM
ARM today made public they've validated their first multi-core 64-bit ARMv8-A test chip based on TSMC's 10nm FinFET process...

Intel Broadwell Graphics Are Much Faster With Mesa 11.3

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 01:28:37 PM
Not only is there now OpenGL 4.2 support for Intel's Mesa driver but also as part of the massive Mesa 11.3 release in development there are OpenGL performance improvements too, at least for newer Broadwell hardware.

SQLite 3.13 Released With Session Extension, Postponed I/O For Temp Files

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 01:20:29 PM
SQLite 3.13 was released today as the newest version of this widely-used and relied upon embedded SQL database library...

Wayland/Weston 1.11 Beta Released

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 12:10:59 PM
Per the Wayland 1.11 schedule, Wayland and its reference Weston compositor saw their v1.11 beta releases during the night. Wayland 1.11 remains on target for release at the end of May...

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Cinnamon 3.0.4 Desktop Updates the Overlay Scrollbar, Sound and Menu Applets

While the Linux Mint 18 operating system is still in heavy development, Clement Lefebvre and his team of developers announced a new update for the Cinnamon 3.0 desktop environment. Cinnamon 3.0.4 is now the latest version of the acclaimed GNOME 3-based open-source graphical desktop interface, which will be used by default for the upcoming Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" OS, on the Cinnamon Edition, of course. It comes a few days after the release of Cinnamon 3.0.3. Read more Also: The New Control Center Is Being Worked On For GNOME 3.22

4MRecover 18.0 Data Recovery Live CD Now in Beta, Adds PhotoRec and TestDisk 7.0

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