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Slax Is Planning A Return, But Will No Longer Be Slackware-Based

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 8:31pm
Longtime Linux users will likely recall the Slax distribution from back in the day that was Slackware-based, shipped with KDE, and offered a pretty nice live OS experience while being highly modular and made it easy to re-spin derivatives. Now it's coming back in new form...

Radeon RADV vs. NVIDIA Vulkan Performance For F1 2017 On Linux

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 5:54pm
For those anxious to see how Radeon graphics cards are performing with Feral's latest Linux game port, F1 2017, here are some preliminary benchmarks of Radeon GPUs with the AMDGPU+RADV driver compared to various NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on Ubuntu Linux.

Microsoft Adds GCC ARM Cross-Compilation Support To Visual Studio

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 4:02pm
Microsoft's latest addition to Visual Studio 2017 15.5 is quite surprising: support for cross-compiling to ARM targets using the GCC compiler...

34-Way Graphics Card Comparison On Ubuntu 17.10

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 2:00pm
As part of marking AMD's open-source driver strategy starting 10 years ago, among other articles, over the past week I posted an 18-way Radeon graphics card comparison on Ubuntu 17.10 while upgrading to the latest drivers. Taking those numbers further and putting them into more perspective, here is now a brief 34-way comparison with the NVIDIA GeForce counterparts added in.

PGI Compiler 17.10 Released With CUDA 9.0 Support, OpenMP 4.5 Additions

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 1:25pm
The NVIDIA-owned PGI has announced their latest monthly update to their proprietary CPU/GPU compiler stack for Windows, Linux, and macOS systems...

GCC 8 Feature Development Is Ending Later This Month

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 1:16pm
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) will be seeing the last of its features added in the next two weeks for next year's GCC 8 stable release...

Nouveau DRM Changes Queued For Linux 4.15

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:18am
The Nouveau DRM kernel driver changes have now been submitted and pulled into DRM-Next for Linux 4.15...

R600 Gallium3D Receiving Some New Improvements By David Airlie

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:00am
In between hacking on the RADV Vulkan driver, managing DRM-Next, and his other activities at Red Hat, David Airlie has now sent landed some improvements to the aging R600 Gallium3D driver and more improvements are on the way...

RADV Gets Fixed Up For Latest Dota 2 Vulkan

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 9:52am
David Airlie has sent out a new RADV patch adding support for copy descriptors...

10-Way NVIDIA GeForce Linux Vulkan Performance For F1 2017

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 12:47am
Today marked the Linux release of F1 2017, which was ported by Feral Interactive and with this port it went from being a Direct3D 11 game on Windows to exclusively making use of the Vulkan graphics API on Linux. Radeon GPU benchmarks are still ongoing, but for these launch-day benchmarks, here are F1 2017 performance numbers on Ubuntu Linux with a variety of GeForce graphics cards.

NVIDIA 384.98 Linux Driver Update Adds New Teslas, Bug Fixes

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 6:17pm
Besides the NVIDIA 387.22 Linux driver update released earlier this week, today they are issuing the 384.98 update in their long-lived driver branch...

Mir Moves From Bzr/Launchpad To GitHub, Hopes For More Community Contributions

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 5:50pm
Not only are the Canonical developers that are left working on the Mir display server trying to make it easier to run Mir on other Linux distributions, but they have now punted the project to GitHub...

Wine Will Be Working On "VKD3D" As A Direct3D 12 To Vulkan Library

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 4:18pm
Following last weekend's WineConf 2017 and its announcement, Wine project founder Alexandre Julliard has sent out a detailed action item list as a result of the developers' meeting in Poland...

Feral Releases F1 2017 For Linux, More Details On The Vulkan Driver Requirements

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 3:57pm
Feral Interactive has just made F1 2017 publicly available via Steam on Linux and via the Feral Store for those wanting to try out this racing game that was released for Windows earlier this year...

Linux 4.15 Will Have A Scheduler Change To Benefit AMD EPYC

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 3:12pm
Linux 4.15 will be exciting for AMD Zen systems not only for working temperature reporting (finally) being in place for Ryzen/EPYC, but AMD EPYC CPUs should also benefit from a scheduler topology improvement...

Phoronix Test Suite 7.6 M2 Released To Up BSD Benchmarking

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 2:45pm
The second test release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.6-Alvdal is available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs. This time around the release bundles in a number of BSD support improvements...

Ubuntu Server's New Subiquity Installer Is Now In Much Better Shape

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 2:02pm
Earlier this year is when Canonical shared they were creating a new Ubuntu Server installer as an eventual replacement to the text-based Debian Installer that their server edition has been using up to this point. It's looking like this "Subiquity" installer could be in good shape by Ubuntu 18.04 LTS...

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Rolls Out To Battle The RX Vega 56, Linux Tests Forthcoming

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 1:35pm
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has begun shipping...

AMDKFD For Linux 4.15 Adding Usermode Events, Dropping Radeon DRM Support

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:30am
Building off an earlier update in DRM-Next of upstreaming more AMDKFD changes for Linux 4.15, a second batch of feature work was proposed today for merging into DRM-Next...

GL_EXT_semaphore Being Prepped For Mesa, Used By SteamVR

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 9:17am
Andres Rodriguez of Valve has posted a set of 17 patches for implementing the OpenGL GL_EXT_semaphore extension within Mesa and wired through for RadeonSI...