Radeon DRM Linux 4.4 + Mesa 11.1 + DRI3 vs. AMD's Proprietary Driver
On Friday I posted benchmarks showing Nouveau's re-clocked performance relative to NVIDIA's proprietary driver for showing the performance potential of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 600/700 series with the performance state code there beginning to work. That article was followed by AMDGPU driver tests on Linux 4.4 against Catalyst for the newest AMD GPU tech that uses this newer Direct Rendering Manager driver. The third test now is comparing the Radeon DRM performance on Linux 4.4 against AMD's binary blob when using older AMD GCN GPUs as well as a Northern Islands GPU for reference.
Sabayon 15.12 Updates Plasma 5, GNOME 3.18 Goes Into Testing
Sabayon Linux continues to be one of the easiest ways to setup a Gentoo-based environment. With Sabayon 15.12, GNOME 3.18 packages were added to their testing repositories, KDE Plasma 5 was updated against KDE Frameworks 5.16 and KDE Plasma 5.4.3, and there is support inbound for ARM. The Sabayon project intends to release Raspberry Pi 2 images in the near future.
Also: Gentoo-Based Sabayon Linux 15.12 Is Out, Raspberry Pi 2 Version Incoming
Solus Operating System Gets a Fix for Acer C720 Boot
The Solus developers have been working to fix a problem with their system on the famous Acer C720 laptop. It might not seem like a big deal, but that’s only for people who don’t have an Acer C720.
Watch: Unity 8 and Unity 7 Indicators Side-by-Side Comparison
Ubuntu users are really curious to find out what the new Unity 8 will look like as opposed to the current Unity 7 version, and how the design will be implemented. Well, they now have a glimpse of how things are changing.