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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Might End Up Redoing The System Sounds

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 2:19pm
The latest in the development of the "Bionic Beaver" is that new system sounds might come to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS...

Sway 0.15 Wayland Compositor Released With Raspberry Pi Support, Improved Clipboard

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 2:05pm
Sway, the i3-compatible Wayland compositor from SirCmpwn, is out with the last pre-1.0 release...

Intel Mesa Driver Restores Support For SuperTuxKart, Adds EGL_KHR_gl_colorspace

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 1:56pm
The Intel i965 Mesa OpenGL driver has restored support for the SuperTuxKart open-source Tux-themed racing game...

Some Basic macOS 10.13 vs. Ubuntu 17.10 OpenGL Gaming Tests

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 11:35am
Following last week's F1 2017 launch for Linux which is making use of the Vulkan graphics API on Linux and Metal API on macOS, originally I set out to compare the macOS vs. Linux performance, but that didn't go quite as planned due to MacBook Pro woes. But here are some other OpenGL game tests between macOS and Ubuntu 17.10 Linux.

Intel Mesa Driver Shows Support For OpenGL Games To Set/Get Their Own NIR

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 10:57am
Via ARB_get_program_binary Intel is working on allowing programs to retrieve or load their own NIR representation...

UVD Video Decode Patches For AMDGPU With GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 10:46am
One of the missing features if you are using a GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" graphics card and want to use the AMDGPU DRM driver rather than Radeon DRM is that UVD video decoding is currently unsupported. But there's new patches to fix that...

AMD/RTG's Raja Koduri Joins Intel

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:33pm
On Monday Intel announced their upcoming CPU with integrated AMD Vega-class graphics backed by HBM2 memory, on Tuesday Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) head Raja Koduri announced he would be resigning from the company, and now today it's announced he is joining Intel...

Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Series ARM Server CPUs Officially Launch - Up To 48 Cores

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 7:09pm
Qualcomm began sampling their 10nm 48-core ARM server CPU last year while today it officially launched...

Daily ISOs Begin For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver"

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 5:44pm
Ubuntu is back to spinning daily ISOs of their latest development packages in preparation for the next release, which this time around is the 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" Long Term Support release...

GCC 8 & LLVM Clang 6.0 Compiler Performance On AMD EPYC - November 2017

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 2:40pm
Given the continuously evolving state of open-source code compilers, especially for the newer AMD Zen "znver1" architecture, here is the latest installment of our compiler benchmarks. Tested for this article from and AMD EPYC 7601 processor were GCC 7.2, GCC 8.0.0, LLVM Clang 5.0, and LLVM Clang 6.0 SVN.

Arch Linux Ends i686 Package Support Today

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 1:56pm
Following the announcement earlier this year of Arch Linux deprecating i686 support, that 32-bit x86 support ends today...

More RADV Radeon Vulkan Optimizations Are In The Works

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 12:11pm
We are just one week into November and already there are a number of patches volleyed onto the mailing list for continuing to optimize the RADV open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...

VC5 Gallium3D OpenGL Driver Is Starting To Get Fit

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:53am
Broadcom's Eric Anholt has remained busy in bringing up the VC5 Gallium3D driver...

Cannonlake Onboarding Posted For GCC Compiler

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:34am
An Intel developer is looking to merge the -march=cannonlake support for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)...

Apple Will No Longer Be Developing CUPS Under The GPL

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:24am
One decade after Apple bought out CUPS as the de facto printing system for Unix-like operating systems, they are changing the code license...

X-Plane Reports 1.4% Of Their Customers Are Linux Users

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:06am
For those wanting more usage statistics about Linux, the X-Plane flight simulator reports 1.4% of their users are currently running Linux...

Steam Client Update Fixes Linux Shortcuts, Adds Vulkan Pre-Compiled Shaders

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 12:30am
Five years and one day after Steam for Linux going public, there's a notable Steam client beta update coming down the wire...

Radeon VCN Encode Support For RadeonSI Gallium3D

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:38pm
Earlier this year patches were posted and merged for VCN video decode support with RadeonSI/Gallium3D while now patches are coming from AMD for wiring up VCN video encoding support...

Canonical's Mir Patches Are Breaking RADV With Stock Mesa On Ubuntu

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:05pm
If you have been trying to use the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver that's packaged for Ubuntu but find it not working, chances are it's caused by Canonical's patches for Mir support...

CrossOver Now Lets You Run Windows Apps On Chrome OS

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 8:39pm
CodeWeavers has now announced the availability of their Wine-powered CrossOver software for Chrome OS...