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libvpx 1.5.0 Released With Speed & Quality Maturity For VP9

Wednesday 11th of November 2015 01:10:02 PM
Libvpx 1.5.0 was released yesterday as the newest version of Google's VP9 encoder/decoder...

New Open-Source CUDA / OpenCL Benchmarks Added

Wednesday 11th of November 2015 12:57:51 PM
There are a couple new OpenCL/CUDA tests now present via the Phoronix Test Suite and

NVIDIA JTX1: Finally An Exciting 64-bit ARM Board!

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 11:30:00 PM
NVIDIA's embargo has just expired on the Jetson TX1: a 64-bit ARM development board that's worth getting excited about for Linux enthusiasts, those wishing to build their own ARM-powered devices, or just wanting a powerful ARM Linux desktop. The Jetson TX1 powered by the Tegra X1 is shaping up to be a splendid device; NVIDIA is even comparing the performance of the JTX1 to that of an Intel Core i7 6700K in certain tasks.

AMD R600g Catches Up With Another GL 4.3 Extension

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 11:15:24 PM
Thanks to Glenn Kennard, the R600 Gallium3D driver now supports another OpenGL 4.3 extension that was already available for RadeonSI, Intel i965, Nouveau NV50/NVC0, and even the Softpipe and LLVMpipe drivers...

Fedora Rawhide Enables Wayland By Default, Where Supported

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 09:52:01 PM
Seven years after announcing Wayland and three years since Wayland 1.0, Fedora developers are preparing to be the first tier-one desktop Linux distribution to use it by default for supported drivers/hardware...

Valve Launches A Massive Sale Of SteamOS (Linux) Titles

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 08:18:17 PM
With today being the date of the Steam Machines official launch along with the Steam Controller and Steam Link, Valve is running a big promotion of Steam Machines capable games...

NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit Offered For SteamOS

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 06:39:38 PM
Today while setting up some CUDA benchmarks, I noticed that CUDA 7.5 is now officially available for SteamOS...

It's Now Easier Setting Up Rust On Ubuntu

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 06:12:56 PM
Ubuntu Make, the command-line tool to assist in deploying the latest version of various developer tools on Ubuntu Linux, has added support for Rust...

Khronos Posts Their 2015 SIGGRAPH Asia Slides

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 04:22:35 PM
The Khronos Group has made public their slides from the 2015 SIGGRAPH ASIA conference that took place earlier this month...

ARM SoC & Platform Updates Mailed In For The Linux 4.4 Kernel

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 02:29:39 PM
Olof Johansson sent in all of the ARM SoC/platform updates today for the Linux 4.4 kernel merge window...

Among The Changes/Features Coming For GCC 6

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 02:03:23 PM
First and foremost, with the release of GCC 6 the default C++ mode will now be GNU++14/C++14 rather than GNU++98!..

How To Use EXT4's File-System Encryption Feature

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 01:50:36 PM
With Linux 4.4 bringing important fixes for EXT4's native file-system-level encryption, several Phoronix readers have inquired about how to actually use this new functionality...

Another Old AMD Board Is Now Supported By Coreboot

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 01:27:39 PM
If by chance you have a Sun Ultra 40 M2, it's now supported by upstream Coreboot for freeing your BIOS...

Linux DRM Maintainer On Skylake: "Try Harder"

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 01:14:47 PM
With Sunday's DRM graphics subsystem pull request for the Linux 4.4 kernel was an interesting extra comment by DRM maintainer David Airlie at Red Hat...

Intel's Beignet OpenCL Works On Video Motion Vector Support

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 01:05:41 PM
Beignet, the Intel Open-Source Technology Center project for implementing OpenCL on Linux for Intel HD/Iris Graphics, has gained some new functionality this week...

X.Org Server 1.18 Officially Released

Monday 9th of November 2015 10:42:46 PM
X.Org Server 1.18 was supposed to be a quick release but ended up being drawn out into a longer release cycle than normal. However, today xorg-server 1.18.0 is now available under the "Moussaka" codename...

NVIDIA OpenGL: Windows 10 Pro vs. Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks

Monday 9th of November 2015 08:20:00 PM
Published yesterday was a test of Intel Skylake graphics on Ubuntu 15.10 vs. Windows 10 with a focus on the OpenGL performance. In today's article is a similar cross-operating-system comparison but this time being featured are three NVIDIA graphics cards to see how the latest NVIDIA drivers are running.

Features Published So Far In The Linux 4.4 Kernel

Monday 9th of November 2015 03:50:00 PM
We're half-way through the Linux 4.4 kernel merge window so here's a recap of the features that have made it thus far for this next open-source kernel cycle...

All The Systemd 2015 Conference Slides/Videos Now Available

Monday 9th of November 2015 03:12:36 PM
Systemd.conf, the inaugural systemd conference for developers, has successfully concluded in Berlin...

Readers: SteamOS / Steam Machines Will Lead To Significantly Greater Linux Marketshare

Monday 9th of November 2015 02:07:19 PM
60% of the Phoronix readers that participated in our weekend survey feel that SteamOS / Steam Machines will lead to a significantly greater market-share for Linux...

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GNOME's Evolution Email Client Now Follows the Notification Settings of GNOME Shell

The GNOME developers are still working hard these days on the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, which means that we should see more and more updates to various core components and GNOME applications. Read more Also: GNOME Shell and Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.20, Several Bugs Were Fixed

My Open Source Thanksgiving List: Wine, Netflix, OpenWrt and More

Running 3.1 miles through my hometown. Consuming unreasonable quantities of simple carbohydrates, fat and sodium. Pretending that the former activity justifies the latter. These are some of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Read more

BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

The developers of the Arch Linux-based BlackArch GNU/Linux operating system have announced today, November 25, 2015, the immediate availability for download of a new installation media for the distribution. Read more

Snapcraft 0.5 Is Out for Snappy Ubuntu 15.04, Snapcraft 2.0 In Plan for Ubuntu 16.04

Canonical's Sergio Schvezov informs all users of the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices about the release of the Snapcraft 0.5 snaps creation utility. Read more