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ET: Legacy Is Preparing A New Wolfenstein Enemy Territory Update

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 19:10
If Shadow of Mordor on Linux is too demanding for your graphics card, you may be interested in the upcoming ET: Legacy update that provides new functionality while retaining compatibility with the legendary Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (v2.60b) game...

AMDGPU Looks Like It Will Be Supported For Mesa 11.0

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:54
Earlier this week I delivered my initial benchmarks of the new AMDGPU Linux driver stack for supporting the AMD Radeon R9 285 "TONGA" and all new/future GPUs like Carrizo and Fiji. The new AMDGPU kernel driver is present in the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel while on the user-space side there's separate code branches required for libdrm and Mesa. Fortunately, it looks like that work will be merged soon...

Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia Benchmarks Against Other ARM SBCs

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 17:22
Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia os a $119 USD development board powered by a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC with Mali 400 graphics. There's 1GB of RAM and other connectivity options for this board...

FFmpeg's Leader Resigns, Hopes To Make Libav Developers Come Back

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 16:04
Michael Niedermayer, the leader of the FFmpeg project for the past eleven years, has made a surprise announcement today: he's resigning as its leader...

Benchmarking Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 vs. GNU/Linux

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 15:00
Since the release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 and GNU Hurd 0.6 this year, I've been meaning to run some new performance benchmarks considering my previous Hurd benchmarks were last done in 2011.

Beignet 1.1 Released With Skylake, SPIR Support, Other New OpenCL Features

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:32
Beignet, the project for providing open-source OpenCL support on Intel Iris/HD Graphics hardware, has released a new version of their Intel OpenCL implementation for Linux systems...

VIA Announces It Sold Off Part Of Its Assets

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 14:03
It's been a while since last hearing anything major out of VIA Technologies, but they made an announcement today.....

FSF Issues A Statement Over Windows 10

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 13:32
The Free Software Foundation has issued a warning this week over the newly-released Windows 10 while blasting Microsoft...

Benchmarking Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor On Linux

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:00
Yesterday Feral Games released Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor for Linux and Mac OS X. Since its release, I've been very busy working to get some benchmark results produced for this AAA game that's out for Linux one year after the Windows released. Included in these initial results for Shadow of Mordor are benchmark results for a few modern high-end graphics cards plus looking into the warning issued by Feral about the lack of AMD support.

Systemd 223 Adds New Network Options, Splits Out Python Code

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 04:32
Prolific systemd contributor David Herrmann announced the release of systemd 223 today...

SteamOS Weekend Sale: Grab Some Linux Friendly Games

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 02:00
Earlier today Valve announced a weekend sale for SteamOS games...

Oracle Linux 6.7 Arrives, Few Days After Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:48
A few days ago Red Hat announced the available of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 6.7, earlier today Oracle announced version 6.7 of their own RHEL clone, Oracle Linux, with their Unbreakable Linux Kernel...

Shadow of Mordor Released For Linux, But Only For NVIDIA Gamers

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 23:01
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is the latest game ported to Linux (and Mac OS X) by Feral Games! This game is now natively available on Linux, but for now the AMD and Intel drivers are not supported...

More AMD Radeon R9 Fury Linux Benchmarks

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 20:46
Continuing on from yesterday's first Linux review of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury, here are some more Catalyst Linux benchmarks from this $550 graphics card...

Fedora's Rawhide Kernel Adds In KDBUS Support, Ready For Testing

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:57
Patched into Fedora's Rawhide kernel is now KDBUS to allow users running this newest kernel package plus an updated systemd package to start trying out this in-kernel IPC mechanism...

Intel Broadwell Iris Pro Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Linux

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:30
Resulting from the What Windows 10 vs. Linux Benchmarks Would You Like To See and The Phoronix Test Suite Is Running On Windows 10, here are our first benchmarks comparing the performance of Microsoft's newly released Windows 10 Pro x64 against Fedora 22 when looking at the Intel's OpenGL driver performance across platforms.

Ubuntu's Wily Werewolf Alpha 2 Released

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 18:15
Ubuntu derivatives are today releasing their 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" Alpha 2 builds...

Oracle Said To Be Baking A Low-Cost SPARC Chip

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:43
While Debian just dropped support for SPARC and many are writing off SPARC as dead under Oracle with their offering of x86 servers, a new report out today suggests otherwise. It's being reported that Oracle plans to introduce "Sonoma" as a low-cost SPARC processor...

DragonFlyBSD Has Full-Acceleration Now Working For Intel Broadwell Graphics

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:05
Francois Tigeot's latest effort on porting the Intel i915 DRM code from the Linux kernel to DragonFlyBSD has paid off in the form of full acceleration for Broadwell "Gen8" HD/Iris Graphics...

Upgrading Fedora Easily To Mesa 10.7/Git

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 16:14
With all of the Mesa OpenGL 4 happenings -- and most recently OpenGL 4.1 for RadeonSI -- you may be wondering how to run this latest code prior to its official release in September...