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NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Linux Testing Time

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:19
Last week NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX TITAN X, their latest $999+ USD graphics card. This new graphics card packs 12GB of GDDR5 video memory and the Maxwell-based GPU is capable of 7 TFLOPS of single-precision compute power. Now it's time for some Linux benchmarks of this new high-end graphics card at Phoronix...

GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 16:28
Matthias Clasen just sent out the official release announcement for GNOME 3.16 a few minutes ago. Based upon my testing of the GNOME 3.16 development packages thus far, I'm very confident in calling it their best desktop release yet!..

LibreOffice Online: A Cloud Version Of LibreOffice

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:46
Collabora and IceWarp are collaborating to create LibreOffice On-Line, a scalable, cloud-hostable version of LibreOffice for the web...

The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:27
It's close to 50 Linux systems initially in the new automated test farm that are doing nothing but benchmarking day-in and day-out of upstream, open-source code! I've spent over the past month and hundreds of hours building the new server room and after a lot of work, it's now back to being fully operational and churning out tons of Linux code being rigorously tested throughout the day in looking for performance regressions and other issues. Here's a look at the new environment: an open-source test farm that has a command-center-like screen and a bar.

AMDKFD Changes Queued For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:12
Some Radeon DRM changes have already been queued for Linux 4.1 and now the AMDKFD HSA driver has its initial -next pull request for this next version of the Linux kernel...

FFmpeg Enables H.265 Encoding For New NVIDIA GPUs

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:05
Since last year the NVIDIA Linux binary graphics driver has exposed the NVENC API for GPU-based video encode support. FFmpeg has supported NVENC for offloading the encode job to newer NVIDIA graphics processors and now they've extended that code to support H.265 encoding on the GPU...

More Of OpenGL DSA Is Now Working Within Mesa

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:56
More of Direct State Access from OpenGL 4.5 is now working within mainline Mesa!..

AMD FreeSync Support On Linux?

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 13:25
With this month's release of the Catalyst 15.3 Beta for Windows, FreeSync Technology support was added. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any Linux support is imminent...

QEMU 2.3 RC1 Released With Many Last Minute Changes

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:22
Following last week's QEMU 2.3-rc0 release, out today is 2.3-RC1 with over 100 changes in the past few days...

Red Hat Is Rolling Out A VirtIO DRM/KMS GPU Driver

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 20:16
Red Hat has published a new KMS driver for the VirtIO GPU used within their Linux virtualization stack...

Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:16
Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux...

18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:00
Last week BioShock: Infinite was finally released for Steam on Linux. Following the premiere of that game for Linux, posted were the AMD Catalyst Linux results for this game followed by a preview of the AMD vs. NVIDIA graphics card results. For those curious about the performance of this game for a broader graphics card selection, here's the BioShock: Infinite results from eighteen different graphics cards while running this new Linux game.

A Look At GNOME 3.16's High Contrast Theme

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:26
For making its desktop more accessible to users, GNOME 3.16 has improvements when it comes to its high contrast theme with the shell and toolkit both having received accessibility improvements this cycle...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:00
Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 was released today as the quarterly update to Phoronix Media's open-source, cross-platform benchmarking and automated testing software.

Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:31
A change made to systemd yesterday is working on the stateless Linux systems feature...

The Many Changes Of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:03
Version 5.6 of the Phoronix Test Suite is being released this morning...

Epiphany 3.16 Improves The GNOME Web Browser

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:27
The Epiphany open-source web-browser has benefited from a number of changes ahead of tomorrow's GNOME 3.16 release...

Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:59
Pixar has made a free, non-commercial version of its RenderMan software available to the public...

Libinput 0.13 Changes The Tap Motion Threshold

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:52
Libinput 0.13 was released today as one of the final steps before Libinput 1.0...

GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 22:30
The final v3.16.0 releases of the GNOME Shell and Mutter window manager are available this Monday afternoon...