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Krita 4.0 Working On Performance Improvements, Benchmark & New Filters

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:29am
Krita 4.0 remains under development as the next big feature update for this Qt-powered digital painting program and it's brewing a lot of new functionality...

POWER9 Could Be A Game Changer For Cryptocurrency Mining

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:07am
Forthcoming POWER9 processors could be a game changer for cryptocurrency mining based upon some preliminary performance data we have received...

Oracle Linux Security Developer To AMD: "Smatch" Your Driver

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:55pm
Dan Carpenter of Oracle who is responsible for security audits of the Linux kernel is not happy with the current state of the AMDGPU DRM code-base...

AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization Patches Updated For Linux

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 8:29pm
AMD Linux developers today sent out the latest revision to their big set of patches adding in support for Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) to the Linux kernel...

Longtime GNOME Contributor & Oracle Principal UX Designer Leaves The Company

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 7:40pm
The latest talent to have departed Oracle is a longtime GNOME contributor who has at Oracle/Sun Microsystems for nearly the past two decades...

F1 2017 On Linux With 23 Graphics Cards, NVIDIA + AMDGPU-PRO + RADV

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 5:00pm
Following various F1 2017 Linux gaming benchmarks over the past few days since this game's Linux release this past Thursday with a port to Vulkan, here is a 23-way graphics card comparison for this formula one racing game while having coverage of the NVIDIA, AMDGPU-PRO, and RADV Vulkan drivers atop Ubuntu Linux.

Intel Announces CPU With HBM2 Memory & AMD Graphics

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 3:18pm
Following the rumors for months about an Intel CPU with integrated AMD graphics, it has been announced today and is actually happening!..

Fedora 27 Still Isn't Ready To Ship

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 2:50pm
Fedora 27 was originally scheduled to ship at the end of October, but now it's not going to be released for at least one more week...

LibreOffice Lands An Initial Qt5 Interface Plugin

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 1:17pm
A new VCL plug-in that is in development will allow LibreOffice to blend nicely with the KDE Plasma / Qt5 desktop...

Broadcom Bids To Snatch Qualcomm For $103 Billion

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 12:23pm
Following reports the past few days of Broadcom and Qualcomm potentially hooking up, Broadcom just filed their offer today to try to buy up Qualcomm for $103 billion USD...

Mesa 17.3 Features - Vulkan Updates, Better Performance

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 12:00pm
Mesa 17.3 is due out in the days ahead as the Q4'2017 installment of Mesa 3D for delivering the updated open-source OpenGL and Vulkan driver stacks for Linux and other platforms. As usual, this quarterly update to Mesa introduces a ton of new features, performance improvements, and other enhancements.

Enlightenment 0.22 Available For Download

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 11:21am
Enlightenment E22 was quietly released on the project's website as the latest annual feature update to this Wayland compositor / window manager...

The Steam Linux Client Celebrates Its Fifth Public Birthday

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:42am
Besides AMD's open-source strategy marking its tenth anniversary recently, longtime Linux gamers/enthusiasts may be celebrating today another milestone: five years ago today is when the public Steam period began for Linux...

DragonFlyBSD 5.0.1 Released

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:34am
DragonFlyBSD 5.0.1 was released this morning as the first point release to the big DragonFlyBSD 5.0 version that debuted initial HAMMER2 file-system support...

Intel User-Mode Instruction Prevention Support Revised For The Linux Kernel

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:25am
An Intel engineer over the weekend sent out the latest patches for implementing the company's User-Mode Instruction Prevention (UMIP) support within the Linux kernel...

Linux 4.14-rc8 Released: Final Next Week Followed By Linux 4.15

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 10:15pm
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 4.14-rc8 as the last release candidate prior to declaring the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel...

CompuLab Announces The Tiny Fitlet2 Linux PC, Powered By Intel Apollo Lake

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 7:34pm
The Linux-friendly folks at CompuLab have just announced their newest industrial-grade, fanless PC: the fitlet2...

RX 580 vs. GTX 1060 With F1 2017 On Linux - 50-Way Comparison, CPU Utilization

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 6:55pm
Adding to the array of articles about F1 2017 that was released a few days back by Feral Interactive as their first Vulkan-exclusive Linux game port, here are some numbers concentrated on the GeForce GTX 1060 vs. Radeon RX 580...

Nouveau Linux 4.14 + Mesa 17.4-dev vs. NVIDIA

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 4:30pm
It's been a while since last posting any open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) benchmarks compared to the official NVIDIA proprietary Linux graphics driver simply as there hasn't been too much progress to report on recently. There still isn't re-clocking for Maxwell 2 and Kepler GPUs, dynamic re-clocking remains unimplemented for earlier generations of GPUs, there is not a Nouveau Vulkan driver yet, and they remain tackling OpenGL 4.4~4.5 compliance. But for those wondering how the performance of Nouveau is with re-clocked Kepler / Maxwell 1 graphics cards, here are some fresh benchmarks of the very latest NVIDIA Linux drivers.

StarTech 2.5-Inch Aluminum External Disk Enclosure

Sun, 05/11/2017 - 12:39pm
While I have tested out many StarTech server racks at Phoronix, I have never checked out the company's computer peripherals. I ended up trying out their 2.5-inch aluminum external enclosure and have ended up liking it almost as much as their racks.