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NVIDIA Appears To Finally Be Prepping OpenCL 2.0 Driver Support

Friday 17th of February 2017 02:34:09 PM
The OpenCL 2.0 specification is going on four years old and it appears NVIDIA's proprietary drivers are finally getting ready to support this newer GPGPU computing specification...

What's Still Left TODO With The Intel ANV Vulkan Driver

Friday 17th of February 2017 01:14:56 PM
With yesterday having marked one year since the release of Vulkan as well as one year since the ANV Vulkan driver code was open-sourced, here's a look at some of what's still left to be tackled by this open-source Vulkan Linux driver for HD/Iris Graphics...

Nouveau Changes Prepped For Linux 4.11 Kernel

Friday 17th of February 2017 12:10:36 PM
Ben Skeggs has queued up the planned open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver changes for the imminent Linux 4.11 cycle...

ReactOS 0.4.4 Delivers On Windows Printing Support

Friday 17th of February 2017 05:48:30 AM
ReactOS 0.4.4 shipped on Thursday as the latest release for this open-source operating system seeking to implement Windows binary compatibility support...

KDE Applications 17.04 To Be Released 20 April

Friday 17th of February 2017 05:16:09 AM
The release schedule for the upcoming KDE Applications 17.04 has been firmed up...

A Lot Of The OpenGL Shader Cache Code Has Landed In Mesa

Friday 17th of February 2017 05:00:45 AM
Timothy Arceri, who is now working for Valve (on the open-source AMD driver stack after leaving Collabora), has landed significant portions of his work built upon others for providing an on-disk shader cache within Mesa...

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released; Ubuntu 17.04 In Feature Freeze

Friday 17th of February 2017 02:39:16 AM
Last Thursday Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was delayed by a few more days with thinking it would be released this past Monday while now it's been officially released. Ubuntu 17.04 meanwhile is entering a feature freeze...

RadeonSI Works Surprisingly Well With HITMAN On Linux

Thursday 16th of February 2017 10:48:56 PM
With today's release of HITMAN for Linux it's exciting not only because there are signs of possible Vulkan support but also because Feral Interactive backed this game with launch-day RadeonSI support...

Go 1.8 Released With Various Performance Improvements

Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:48:34 PM
Google today announced the release of the Go 1.8 programming language implementation that is coming with six months worth of features and changes...

Outreachy Applications Now Open For Their 2017 Summer Internships

Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:35:05 PM
For those eligible, Outreachy is accepting applications for their summer 2017 internship period if you wish to get paid while getting involved with open-source software...

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter Is Just About There For Linux

Thursday 16th of February 2017 07:38:08 PM
Croteam issued a new build of Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter today and there is now VR support on Linux, pending an updated SteamVR for Linux...

There Are Signs Of Vulkan Within Feral's Linux Port Of HITMAN - Updated

Thursday 16th of February 2017 07:26:57 PM
Feral Interactive just released HITMAN for Linux and it looks like they may be working on Vulkan support...

GNOME 3.24 Beta Released

Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:41:40 PM
GNOME 3.23.90, a.k.a. the GNOME 3.24 beta, is now available for testing ahead of this big desktop update due out in late March...

HITMAN Now Available For Linux

Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:28:57 PM
HITMAN: The Complete First Season is now available for Linux...

MirAL 1.2 Released: Mir's Abstraction Layer

Thursday 16th of February 2017 05:49:07 PM
Alan Griffiths of Canonical has announced the release of MirAL 1.2 for Ubuntu 17.04 and the Ubuntu Stable Phone Overlay...

OpenSSL Hit By New High Severity Security Issue

Thursday 16th of February 2017 05:06:27 PM
OpenSSL has been hit by another "high" severity security vulnerability...

PTS 7.0 M4 Released With SVG Graph Optimizations, More CLI Interface Tweaks

Thursday 16th of February 2017 02:28:52 PM
The fourth development milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 "Ringsaker" is now available for your open-source benchmarking needs...

A Few Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL Benchmarks With A Core i7 7700K

Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:46:01 PM
This week I've published Windows 10 vs. Linux NVIDIA gaming benchmarks and a Radeon Software Windows 10 vs. RadeonSI/RADV Linux comparison with a variety of interesting games. For this third article on the topic of Windows 10 vs. Linux performance are a few Intel HD Graphics 630 benchmark results.

Happy First Birthday Vulkan!

Thursday 16th of February 2017 11:33:27 AM
Happy Birthday Vulkan!..

GRUB 2.02 Is Still Coming Along With Many Features, Even Morse Code Output

Thursday 16th of February 2017 11:20:50 AM
The first release candidate to GRUB 2.02 was quietly released at the beginning of the month. GRUB 2.02 is going to be a sizable feature update with it already having been five years since the current stable version, GRUB 2.00...

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