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Linux 4.3 Will Let Skylake Graphics Play Out-Of-The-Box

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:47
In my testing of Intel's Skylake processor this month, there's been a silly/annoying issue that will fortunately be a problem of the past with the Linux 4.3 kernel...

Intel Still Slowly Hacking Towards Open-Source OpenCL 2.0 Linux Support

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:28
Following last month's update to Beignet, the Intel open-source project for providing open-source OpenCL compute support for their HD/Iris Graphics hardware, that brought Skylake support, SPIR, and other updates, there was some hope that OpenCL 2.0 support might become a greater focus to complement Beignet's OpenCL 1.2 support. Sadly, it looks like things are still moving slowly on the CL 2.0 front...

Building Mesa 11.0 With OpenGL 4.1 On Ubuntu Linux

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:58
I'm in the process of doing several interesting Mesa 11.0 tests with different GPUs as well as using the latest LLVM and Linux kernel code...

The Most Power Efficient & Best Value Of AMD GPUs For Linux Gamers

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:00
Earlier this week I published some performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar NVIDIA Linux benchmarks while in this article today are similar tests done on the AMD Radeon front with the Catalyst proprietary driver on Ubuntu Linux.

Arma 3 Linux Beta Due Out Very Soon, But Will It Last?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:16
Arma 3, the open-world military tactical shooter game, will soon be in public beta for Linux...

Details Emerge On The AMD Radeon R9 Nano: Eventually Should Be Nice For Linux Gamers

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:47
This week a slew of details concerning AMD's Radeon R9 Nano have come out with this small form factor graphics card with Fiji GPU expected to begin shipping soon while the official announcement is expected on Thursday...

Ubuntu Developer Proposes "Non-Windowing Display Server" For Wayland

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:54
Ubuntu developer Joel Leclerc has written a straw-man proposal for a non-windowing display server for Wayland...

Experimental Unity Editor Now Available For Linux

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:38
Following last month's state of Unity on Linux, an experimental build of the Unity Editor is now available...

Libinput 1.0 Officially Released

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 02:54
At long last, libinput 1.0 has been released. Libinput is the input handling library commonly used by Wayland compositors and is optionally used in the X.Org world via the xf86-input-libinput driver and is starting to be used by the Ubuntu Mir display server...

AMDGPU SI Machine Schedule For LLVM Showing Much Promise

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 00:09
A yet-to-be-mainlined Southern Islands Machine Scheduler for the AMDGPU LLVM back-end is showing much promise for being able to boost the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver performance...

Fedora 23 Alpha For AArch64/POWER

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 19:38
The alpha release for Fedora 23 was released two weeks ago while today it's been released for the non-primary AArch64 (64-bit ARM) and POWER architectures...

Linux Power Efficiency Of Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell & Kaveri Compared

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 18:00
Last week from the new Intel Core i5 6600K "Skylake" processor I posted the initial Linux CPU benchmarks as well as results for the new HD Graphics 530 graphics processor with Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver stack. In this article are some complementary data points for this Core i5 Skylake CPU compared to Haswell and Broadwell processors as well as a AMD A10-7870K Godavari APU.

Viewing LibreOffice Documents In GNOME Will Soon Be A Better Experience

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 17:31
Viewing LibreOffice documents inside GNOME Documents (the Evince Viewer) will soon yield a better experience thanks to work accomplished this year as part of Google's Summer of Code...

LLVM 3.7 & Clang 3.7 Are Bringing Exciting Compiler Features, Improvements

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 16:20
The LLVM 3.7 release is imminent so here's our usual look at the new features/improvements for this open-source compiler stack. Complete OpenMP 3 support is a big one but there's also many other big ticket items to find in this major compiler update...

VMware Workstation 12 Brings Better Performance, OpenGL 3.3 Support

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 15:35
VMware this morning announced Workstation 12 Pro and Workstation 12 Player with a variety of virtualization improvements for Windows and Linux...

KDE Plasma 5.4 Released, Wayland In Tech Preview State

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 15:21
KDE Plasma 5.4.0 was released as stable this morning...

KDE Plasma 5.4 Released, Wayland In Tech Preview State

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 15:21
KDE Plasma 5.4.0 was released as stable this morning...

Rust Gains Greater SIMD Support

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:44
A new SIMD scheme is now available in the latest nightly versions of the Rust programming language...

Rust Gains Greater SIMD Support

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:44
A new SIMD scheme is now available in the latest nightly versions of the Rust programming language...

Linux Turns 24 Years Old Today

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 14:32
Linux turns twenty-four years old today!..