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Intel vs. Radeon vs. Nouveau On Linux 3.15 + Mesa 10.3-devel

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The hardware for today's comparison was limited by running into an above-average number of regressions within the Radeon and Nouveau drivers at this stage in the Linux kernel development cycle. For the AMD hardware the newer "GCN" hardware was problematic and ultimately none of those graphics cards successfully finished our array of OpenGL benchmarks. The current AMD problems are outlined within Newer AMD Radeon GPUs Have Had A Tough Time With Linux 3.15. Open-source AMD developers are currently work to address these issues but at the time of testing they hadn't yet successfully mainlined any of the necessary fixes.

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One more rc released today shortening time period for the final release. Each release sees a new changes and fixes and this one is slightly smaller but as always better.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ubuntu Flavors 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 Released


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Ubuntu flavors 15.04 alpha 2 has been released for testing. Ubuntu Unity does not take part in the alpha releases. Flavors like Kylin, Ubuntu Gnome, Lubuntu and Kubuntu alpha 2 relases are available.



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