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OpenGL 3.3 / GLSL 3.30 Lands For Intel Sandy Bridge On Mesa

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:43
Now that OpenGL geometry shaders landed for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware in Mesa and the OpenGL version bumped to 3.2, OpenGL 3.3 has arrived...

AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 05:01
Marek Olšák has published another big set of fixes/improvements to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

Mesa 10.3 Released With The Latest Open-Source GPU Driver Improvements

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 21:03
Besides the Wayland 1.6 release and other exciting Linux news today, Mesa 10.3 is another exciting open-source milestone achieved today...

GNOME 3.13.92 Officially Released

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:41
After a small delay, the second release candidate to the forthcoming GNOME 3.14 is now available...

Wine 1.7.27 Is Still Working Towards Direct2D Support

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:00
While more and more first-rate games come to Linux, if you still need Wine for running some older Windows titles, the latest bi-weekly development release is now available...

Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:53
Besides the Linux release of Tropico 5, also available as of today is the official release of Wasteland 2, which is coming twenty-five years after the release of the original Wasteland...

Tropico 5 Launches On Steam For Linux

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:42
As expected, Tropico 5 was released today for Linux gamers...

7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:00
With Ubuntu 14.10 bringing various updates to the packaged desktop environments along with updated open-source graphics drivers, here's our per-cycle usual tests of the popular Linux desktops while looking at their impact on the Linux gaming performance.

The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:08
For those able to spend $1000+ (USD) on a processor, the Intel Core i7 5960X is a fantastic offering that is still leaving me pleased with the performance after extensive Linux testing...

Geometry Shaders, OpenGL 3.2 Land In Mesa For Intel Sandy Bridge

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:26
Those still running Intel "Sandy Bridge" processors with integrated HD Graphics will be ecstatic this morning that the Mesa driver has taken a leap forward...

Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:12
The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience...

Tizen Smartphones Reported To Launch In November

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:54
It looks like Tizen smartphones might finally see the light of day later in the year...

NVIDIA Releases The 343.22 Linux Driver With GTX 980 Support

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:20
NVIDIA has once again managed same-day Linux support for their newest graphics processors...

NVIDIA Launches The GTX 980: The High-End Maxwell Beauty

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:05
This morning NVIDIA lifted the lid on the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 graphics cards as the new high-end offerings based on their extremely promising Maxwell architecture...

X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:30
As some more unfortunate X.Org news tonight besides the very low turnout thus far for the X.Org OPW women project, the latest attempt at Shatter support for the X.Org Server failed...

X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:16
Earlier this month it was announced that the X.Org Foundation would participate in the next FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) organized by the GNOME Foundation. This program is very controversial but one thing is for sure: there isn't much interest from women in getting involved with X.Org...

Fedora 21 Alpha Finally Coming Next Week

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:46
The alpha release of Fedora 21 is finally happening next week! Fedora 21 Alpha was originally scheduled to ship in early August...

Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:10
Continuing in our recent CPUFreq vs. P-State scaling driver benchmarks, here's some tests from the eight-core Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system as we test the two CPU frequency scaling drivers and their different governors.

Ubuntu Touch/Phone Reaches Its First RTM Image

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:09
The first image of Ubuntu Touch has been declared as ready for "release to manufacturing" after much work by Canonical...

The KMS Mode-Setting Driver Was Imported For X.Org Server 1.17

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:17
We have the newest feature of X.Org Server 1.17...