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2017 Linux Laptop Survey Results

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:42am
Following the two week survey process, here are the results from our inaugural Linux Laptop Survey. There are 30,171 responses, a lot of data to now sift through while in this article is an overview of the initial findings. There may be some additional follow-up articles in the days/weeks ahead when sifting through more of the data.

Features For OpenSUSE Leap 42.3

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:51am
OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 has the finish line in sight and it's scheduled to cross that line by the last week of July. Here's a look at the new features...

Fedora 27 Could See More GUI Apps As Flatpaks

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:38am
With Fedora 27 we are likely to see broader support for Flatpaks and more of Fedora's graphical applications distributed in Flatpak form...

GCC Picks Up Support For ARMv8-R

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:23am
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) now has support for the ARMv8-R architecture...

Linux 4.13 DM Picks Up Support For SMR/Zoned Devices

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:08am
The Device Mapper (DM) updates have been pulled into mainline Git for the Linux 4.13 merge window...

RADV Vulkan Driver Adds Option For Sisched

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 1:48am
The RADV Vulkan driver now has an option for being able to enable the LLVM SI machine scheduler...

Fedora 26 To Be Released Next Week

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 8:50pm
Fedora 26 will be officially released next week!..

RADV Vulkan Driver Getting Fixes For An Upcoming Feral Linux Game

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 8:11pm
NIR expert Connor Abbott who is working for Valve this summer and in particular RADV Vulkan features has published a new patch series today that also confirms another upcoming Feral Linux game using Vulkan...

Fedora 27 Workstation Planning For Being Better VirtualBox Guest

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 7:43pm
If the latest change proposal is approved by FESCo, Fedora Workstation 27 will play nicer out-of-the-box with Oracle VM VirtualBox...

VC5 Gallium3D: A New Broadcom Open-Source Driver

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 6:00pm
Eric Anholt has announced a new driver stack he's begun working on for Broadcom: VC5...

GStreamer Could Be The First Multimedia Framework Supporting RTSP 2.0

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 4:51pm
Patches are pending for GStreamer that provide the first public client and server implementation of the RTSP 2.0 protocol, Real Time Streaming Protocol 2.0...

Fedora 27 Looks To Add 32-bit UEFI Support

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 4:36pm
While Fedora was among the first Linux distributions shipping with UEFI support, it's only been supported with 64-bit UEFI as is the vast majority of the systems out there capable of. But there remains a minority of systems with 64-bit CPUs that only support 32-bit UEFI and Fedora 27 is looking to finally support that combination...

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Linux Benchmarks: 27-Way CPU Comparison On Ubuntu

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 2:46pm
If you are looking to get an AMD Zen CPU on a budget, the cheapest Ryzen 5 CPU in the current line-up is the 1400 model, which for $160 USD will get you a quad-core processor plus Hyper Threading and clocks up to 3.4GHz. Here are some benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 on Ubuntu 17.04 compared to various other Intel and AMD CPUs over the years.

PHP 7.2 Alpha 3 Released

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 1:27pm
PHP 7.2.0 Alpha 3 is now available as the latest test release ahead of the official PHP 7.2 debut later in the year. This release offers various fixes and improvements over the earlier alphas...

Hotspot 1.0: Linux Perf Gets A GUI

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 12:09pm
Consulting firm KDAB has announced their newest research and development project, Hotspot. The Hotspot program is a Qt-powered GUI to the Linux perf subsystem...

OpenGL Hardware Acceleration Support For Weston's RDP Backend

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 10:48am
Patches are pending to provide OpenGL hardware acceleration support for Wayland's Weston compositor RDP back-end...

Xen Linux Guests Could Be Faster With Linux 4.13

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 10:05am
The Xen feature updates have been submitted for the Linux 4.13 kernel merge window...

DMA Mapping Subsystem Coming To Linux 4.13

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 9:56am
Christoph Hellwig has called on Linus Torvalds to pull a new "dma-mapping" subsystem into the Linux 4.13 kernel...

Windows Management Instrumentation Now A Formal Bus With Linux 4.13

Thu, 06/07/2017 - 1:21am
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) support has been worked on within Linux drivers in the past while now with Linux 4.13 WMI has been reworked into its own proper bus...

More Vega & Raven Ridge AMDGPU Fixes Set For Linux 4.13

Wed, 05/07/2017 - 9:33pm
Alex Deucher of AMD has submitted some AMDGPU driver fixes to queue up in DRM-Next for the Linux 4.13 merge window...