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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...

More Than One Dozen USB Vulnerabilities Published For The Linux Kernel

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:43pm
Made public on Monday were details on 14 known security vulnerabilities within the Linux kernel's USB subsystem while there is also known to be more similar bugs that are yet to be resolved...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, Takes On The Radeon RX Vega 64 Under Linux

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:00pm
Last week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card as an offering at the $449 USD price point to undercut the Radeon RX Vega 56. Here are some benchmarks of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti under Linux with the latest OpenGL/Vulkan drivers compared to Radeon RX Vega, the rest of the Pascal GPUs, and other graphics cards under a variety of different Linux gaming benchmarks with 12 cards in total being tested this round.

Mesa 17.3-RC3 Released As The Quarterly Update Nears

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:54pm
Mesa 17.3 RC3 is now available as the third weekly release candidate for this quarterly installment to Mesa 3D that will likely be released as stable within the next week or two...

HITMAN Game of the Year Edition Released For Linux

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 1:17pm
Feral Interactive has been off to a busy November with last week releasing F1 2017 for Linux and today delivering same-day support for HITMAN Game of the Year Edition on both macOS and Linux...

DRI3 v1.1 & DRI3 v1.2 Patches Revised

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:15am
Collabora's Louis-Francis Ratté-Boulianne has sent out the latest patches for the X.Org Server and related components for wiring up Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 (DRI3) v1.1 as well as the newer v1.2 work too...

GhostBSD 11.1 Is Almost Ready With MATE & Xfce Tailored FreeBSD Desktop Experience

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:56am
GhostBSD 11.1-RC1 was released on Monday as the final test release before shipping this official update of the Xfce/MATE-desktop oriented FreeBSD 11.1 derivative...

Flush Control Support Lands In Mesa

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:46am
The latest extension onboarding for Mesa is wiring in ARB_context_flush_control support...