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RADV vs. NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL Performance For Serious Sam 2017

2 hours 34 sec ago
Yesterday I published some initial RADV Vulkan benchmarks for Serious Sam 2017, their "fusion" update to Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. In this article are some comparison NVIDIA Linux Vulkan benchmark figures.

OpenSSL Planning To Relicense Its Code

3 hours 8 min ago
The OpenSSL project is planning to change its software license...

More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published

4 hours 36 min ago
Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today...

Coreboot Picks Up A New Kabylake Chromebook "Fizz"

5 hours 41 min ago
It may not be as exciting as hearing Dell looking at Coreboot, but another Intel-powered Chromebook is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

ELKDAT Tool Released To Ease Linux Kernel Development & Testing

5 hours 53 min ago
ELKDAT is a new Linux kernel project to provide an easy kernel development and testing tool...

GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed

6 hours 3 min ago
Gtef is short for the GTK+ Text Editor Framework and makes it easier to develop text editors and IDEs with GNOME's toolkit...

Day of Infamy Released For Linux Gamers

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 2:21am
If you are looking for a new Linux-native game title to pick up this weekend and are into WW2 FPS games, Day of Infamy is now available...

Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta Released

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:10pm
The final beta releases for Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" has just occurred...

AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 8:45pm
While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil...

Trying Out Unity 8 + Mir On Ubuntu 17.04

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 8:00pm
Given there is just one month to go until the official Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" release and past the ordinary freezes and nearly at the final development milestones, I decided to take a test drive this morning of Unity 8 with Mir atop the latest daily Zesty packages.

CrossOver 16.2 Released, Supports Microsoft Outlook 2013 On Linux

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 7:26pm
CodeWeavers has announced CrossOver 16.2 as the newest release of their Wine-based software for running Windows programs on Linux and macOS...

Fedora 26 Alpha Faces Another Delay

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 7:22pm
Fedora 26 was set back by a delay last week and today it's been delayed again for another week...

Intel Has More P-State Changes Coming For Linux 4.12

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 4:45pm
Tuning the P-State CPU frequency scaling driver for the Linux kernel feels like a never-ending process. While it's been around for years and continues to be refined, for some Intel CPUs on some workloads, the CPUFreq scaling driver leads to be better performance and even Intel's own Clear Linux distribution is using CPUFreq by default. With Linux 4.12, more intel_pstate revisions are taking place...

Intel's Vulkan Driver Working On VK_KHX_multiview Support

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 3:33pm
Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver is prepping support for the experimental VK_KHX_multiview extension...

Serious Sam Fusion 2017 Is Working Out Well For RADV Vulkan

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 2:00pm
This week marked the roll out of Serious Sam Fusion 2017 into public beta first up with Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and soon to be followed-up by The Second Encounter and Serious Sam: BFE. The Fusion 2017 update is interesting as it brings these classics Vulkan support, 64-bit only, and other engine improvements.

Qt 5.9 Beta Snapshot Released, Boasts Shader Binary Cache

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 1:31pm
The first Qt 5.9 tool-kit beta snapshot is now available for testing as the next feature release for this widely-used, cross-platform toolkit...

Dell Is Exploring The Use Of Coreboot, At Least Internally

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:46pm
Dell appears to be using Coreboot on some of their modern Intel Atom motherboards paired with the Intel FSP and TianoCore...

Mir's Abstraction Layer Now Has Cut & Paste Support (MirAL)

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:39am
A few days ago we reported on Ubuntu's Mir now supporting drag and drop while now another important desktop feature has come to Ubuntu's Mir abstraction layer, MirAL...

DRM Core Updates For HDMI 2.0+ Features

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:24am
Synopsys has been working on some DRM core infrastructure patches for better handling of HDMI 2.0+ support by DRM drivers...

Battle for Wesnoth 1.13.7 Released

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:27am
For those looking for a free software turn-based strategy game, the open-source Battle for Wesnoth project remains under development...