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Vivaldi Web Browser Now Available For Linux ARM / Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 5th of December 2017 12:37:56 PM
Are you still using the Vivaldi web browser? If so, you can now use it on ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi...

Microsoft's Linux / Open-Source Actions Of 2017

Tuesday 5th of December 2017 10:56:09 AM
It's been another interesting year of Microsoft open-source/Linux announcements...

OpenMW 0.43 Continues Advancing Open-Source Morrowind For Linux

Tuesday 5th of December 2017 01:43:46 AM
OpenMW remains as the open-source game engine project re-implementing the code to power Elderscrolls III: Morrowind, the popular 2002 RPG game from Bethesda. OpenMW 0.43 is now available as the latest release...

Suppressing The Concerns Over HDCP Content Protection For Intel's Linux DRM Driver

Monday 4th of December 2017 11:01:59 PM
Last week I wrote about a Google engineer working on HDCP content protection support for Intel's Direct Rendering Manager driver on Linux that is also obviously open-source. Understandably, that raised concerns by free software purists not wanting to potentially lock-down their system in any manner to playback protected content on their systems...

C++17 Is Now Official

Monday 4th of December 2017 09:10:32 PM
The final standard of C++17 (formerly known as "C++1z") is now official...

DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Up To 64TB Of RAM

Monday 4th of December 2017 08:59:20 PM
DragonFlyBSD now supports up to 64TB of physical memory...

TeamViewer 13 Now Available For Linux As A Native 64-bit Port

Monday 4th of December 2017 07:18:22 PM
The latest version of the TeamViewer remote control / desktop sharing / web conferencing software is now available for Linux with a number of improvements...

Many Vulkan Changes Hit Mesa 17.4-dev Git

Monday 4th of December 2017 07:07:02 PM
Jason Ekstrand of Intel has landed nearly 50 changes to the SPIR-V and Vulkan driver code in Mesa 17.4-dev Git...

Fedora 28 Looks To Improve The Initial Setup Process

Monday 4th of December 2017 03:31:28 PM
One of many improvements being planned for next year's Fedora Workstation 28 release is to improve the initial setup process...

AMD Raven Ridge APU Firmware Added To Linux-Firmware.Git

Monday 4th of December 2017 02:46:46 PM
For those who already picked up a Raven Ridge laptop or looking to when more of these Zen+Vega devices surface in the weeks ahead, the Raven Ridge firmware is now living within linux-firmware.git...

VC4CL: Bringing OpenCL To The Raspberry Pi

Monday 4th of December 2017 01:23:34 PM
VC4CL is a newer effort bringing OpenCL to the Broadcom VideoCore IV GPUs as found in the Raspberry Pi boards...

Way-Cooler Is Still Around As An i3-Inspired Wayland Compositor Written In Rust

Monday 4th of December 2017 11:06:17 AM
When it comes to having an i3-compatible Wayland compositor, Sway manages to capture much of the limelight, but Way-Cooler continues to advance as an alternative compositor...

Qt 5.10 RC3 Released, Qt 5.10 Now Expected This Week

Monday 4th of December 2017 10:53:59 AM
Mesa 17.3 isn't the only thing running behind schedule but also out today is Qt 5.10-RC3 after this tool-kit release failed to ship last month...

Mesa 17.3-RC6 Released, Final Now Expected This Week

Monday 4th of December 2017 10:46:19 AM
Mesa 17.3 is having a tough time getting out the door with now being up to a sixth release candidate, but the official release is now expected this week...

Valve's Timothy Arceri Lands Gallium3D NIR Optimizations

Sunday 3rd of December 2017 11:07:39 PM
Timothy Arceri who has been for the past year working on Linux GPU driver optimizations for Valve has just merged his latest patch series providing optimizations for the Gallium3D NIR linking phase...

Linux 4.15-rc2 Kernel Released

Sunday 3rd of December 2017 04:16:34 PM
The second weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.15 kernel was released early on Sunday...

The Top Mesa News Of 2017

Sunday 3rd of December 2017 04:12:30 PM
With 2017 slowly drawing to a close, here's a look back at the most-viewed Mesa news on Phoronix this year...

Radeon vs. NVIDIA With Windows 10 & Ubuntu Linux

Sunday 3rd of December 2017 12:48:42 PM
A few days back we published some Windows 10 vs. Linux gaming benchmarks with two Radeon graphics cards. For putting those numbers into better perspective, here are the results now when adding in two competing NVIDIA graphics cards on both operating systems.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.6 M4 Available For Last Minute Testing

Sunday 3rd of December 2017 12:42:51 PM
The fourth and final development release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.6 is now available ahead of its stable release expected next week...

Passively Cooling A Radeon RX 480 Polaris GPU

Saturday 2nd of December 2017 04:28:11 PM
This past week the fan on my reference Radeon RX 480 graphics card surprisingly died. It's been a number of years since I last had a fan go out on a graphics card heatsink with much better reliability these days, especially with the reference graphics cards. When deciding what cooling solution to use for this RX 480 Polaris card, I decided to try a budget passively-cooled solution.

More in Tux Machines

SUSE: Etisalat Digital, OrionVM, Boot Splash Screen

  • Etisalat Digital to add SUSE open source solutions
    Etisalat Digital is to add Linux and open source solutions to its managed services mix after signing a partnership to on-board SUSE solutions.
  • OrionVM Broadens Cloud Offering with Open Source Enterprise Support Partner SUSE
    OrionVM, an award-winning next-gen Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced continued growth of the OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Platform with the addition of technology partner SUSE, the world’s first provider of an Enterprise Linux Distribution. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server represents the first open source enterprise supported Linux operating system on the OrionVM platform.
  • SUSE Rolls Out New Version Of Their In-Kernel Boot Splash Screen
    Back in October I wrote about SUSE working on a new, in-kernel bootsplash project. That work has yet to be mainlined but it looks like it's still on track for going upstream in the future with the latest version now being released that addresses issues uncovered during review. SUSE is developing this in-kernel bootsplash program as an alternative to the user-space Plymouth and other programs. SUSE's implementation runs off the FBCON frame-buffer console rather than DRM/KMS and they hope with it being in the kernel will prove to be more reliable. This in-kernel bootsplash can also allow hiding all kernel output and other differences compared to user-space implementations.

Fedora and Red Hat Leftovers

It's FOSS on Linux Vs. Unix and 32-bit Architectures

  • Linux Vs. Unix
    ​In computer time, a substantial part of the population has a misconception that the Unix and Linux operating systems are one and the same. However, the opposite is true. Let's look at it from a closer look.
  • Open Source OS Still supporting 32-bit Architecture and Why it’s Important
    One after the other, Linux distributions are dropping 32-bit support. Or, to be accurate, they drop support for the Intel x86 32-bit architecture (IA-32). Indeed, computers based on x86_64 hardware (x86-64) are superior in every way to their 32-bits counterpart: they are more powerful, run faster, are more compact, and more energy efficient. Not mentioning their price has considerably decreased in just a few years.

Mir 0.29

  • Mir 0.29.0 release
    We are pleased to announce that Mir 0.29.0 has been released and is available in Mir release PPA. There are builds for the supported Ubuntu releases (16.04 LTS “Xenial”, 17.04 “Zesty” and 17.10 “Artful”) . Mir 0.29.0 is in the process of uploading into Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic” (it should move out of “proposed” and into the main archive in about a week). If you need it sooner then a “Bionic” build is also available in the Mir release PPA.
  • Mir 0.29 Released To Improve Their Wayland Implementation
    The past few days Canonical's Mir developers have been preparing their next milestone with pushing this display server along with Wayland protocol support and now that new "v0.29" release is available.