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Linux 3.5 To Linux 4.5-rc1 Kernel Benchmarks

Monday 25th of January 2016 04:10:00 PM
Last week I carried out tests of the Linux 3.5 through Linux 4.4 kernels. Those benchmarks were fairly interesting in looking at the evolution of the Linux kernel performance over the past three and a half years. With Linux 4.5-rc1 now out, here are benchmarks with this latest kernel version that's currently under development.

Microsoft Releases An Open-Source Deep Learning Toolkit

Monday 25th of January 2016 02:34:06 PM
2015 was filled with many interesting Linux/open-source announcements by Microsoft and it looks like 2016 will not be any different. Today they announced the open-sourcing of a new project...

Libinput 1.1.5 Released, Still Dealing With Multi-Touch Woes

Monday 25th of January 2016 12:53:15 PM
Peter Hutterer this weekend announced the release of libinput 1.1.5 as the newest version of this input handling library used by Wayland, X.Org Server (if using xf86-input-libinput), and Mir systems...

LLVM 3.8 Release Candidate 1 Is Available

Monday 25th of January 2016 12:41:55 PM
For those that didn't notice yet, the first release candidate for LLVM 3.8 and Clang 3.8 are now available...

MPlayer 1.2.1 Released With Bug Fixes

Sunday 24th of January 2016 11:18:09 PM
For those out there still using MPlayer, the latest stable release is now available...

Linux 4.5-rc1 Kernel Released

Sunday 24th of January 2016 10:30:11 PM
Linus Torvalds has announced the first weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.5 kernel...

Core Compute Shader Support Under Review For Gallium3D

Sunday 24th of January 2016 09:30:43 PM
Samuel Pitoiset sent out a set of 17 patches today that add the core of the compute shaders support to the Mesa state tracker as needed by Gallium3D drivers...

Last Minute Linux 4.5 Updates For Ceph, Thermal & MIPS

Sunday 24th of January 2016 09:24:54 PM
While Linus Torvalds tends to get angry about last-minute pull requests by subsystem maintainers at the end of a kernel cycle's merge window, he ended up honoring a few of them today for Linux 4.5..

A Look At The New That's Coming Soon

Sunday 24th of January 2016 05:00:00 PM
As most Phoronix readers know, a new version of has been in development for a few months now and it will finally make its official premiere next month alongside Phoronix Test Suite 6.2-Gamvik...

Xen PVHVM Expands Its Performance Lead Over Xen PV Virtualization

Sunday 24th of January 2016 03:15:16 PM
It's been about two years since last seeing any Xen PV vs. PVHVM benchmarks, but back then Xen PVHVM was smacking Xen PV's performance. Since then, with newly-published benchmarks, the lead has only expanded...

Qt Mail Client Trojitá 0.6 Released

Sunday 24th of January 2016 01:03:47 PM
Trojitá version 0.6 was released today of this lightweight, Qt-based, IMAP email client...

Skylake x86 Target Finally Added To LLVM

Sunday 24th of January 2016 12:48:14 PM
For whatever reason it didn't come for many months until after Skylake CPUs shipped, but LLVM Git/SVN now has Skylake and its features added to the x86 target list...

GPU Frequency Handling Within The Intel DRM Driver

Sunday 24th of January 2016 12:15:59 PM
Intel Open-Source Technology Center developer Ben Widawsky has written a blog post about frequency handling within the i915 DRM driver...

The Many New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel

Sunday 24th of January 2016 05:30:00 AM
With Linux 4.5-rc1 expected for release today that will mark the end of this cycle's merge window, here is a look at the new features and improved functionality present for this major Linux kernel release that will then be officially christened in about two months time.

DragonFlyBSD Intel Graphics Driver Caught Up To Linux 4.1

Sunday 24th of January 2016 05:00:02 AM
The DragonFlyBSD Intel DRM graphics driver sure is getting close to catching up against the upstream Intel Linux graphics driver with the mainline kernel...

Android-x86 4.4-r4 Has Mesa Fix, UEFI ISO Support

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 10:07:21 PM
The Android-x86 project has announced their fourth stable release of Android KitKat for Intel/AMD architectures and this may be their last release for this branch...

Using OpenGL Without An X Server With NVIDIA

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 08:53:59 PM
Recent releases of NVIDIA's proprietary Linux driver support creating OpenGL contexts outside of the X Server...

Debian 8.3 Released

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 04:45:59 PM
Debian 8.3 was released this morning as the third stable update to Jessie...

1080p NVIDIA Linux Comparison From GeForce 8 To GeForce 900 Series

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 03:30:00 PM
Earlier this week I carried out an OpenGL performance comparison of NVIDIA GPUs going back 10 years that included 27 different graphics cards from the GeForce 8 series through the latest-generation GeForce 900 Maxwell graphics cards. In this weekend article are some complementary tests from this comparison with the OpenGL benchmarks at 1920 x 1080.

Intel VMD Driver Lands For Linux 4.5 Along With Other PCI Changes

Saturday 23rd of January 2016 02:08:24 PM
A new Intel driver for the Linux 4.5 kernel is for the Volume Management Device...

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  • New release: usbguard-0.4
    I’m not dead yet. And the project is still alive too. It’s been a while since the last release, so it’s time to do another. The biggest improvements were made to the rule language by introducing the rule conditions and to the CLI by introducing a new command, usbguard, for interacting with a running USBGuard daemon instance and for generating initial policies.
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    A new GNOME major upgrade is on its way, and it will ship with Nautilus 3.20. One of the developers working on it has presented some of the major features that will land.

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Leftovers: Gaming