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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...

Rootless XWayland Support Part Of KWin 5.3

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:52
Martin Gräßlin has shared some of his recently-landed work for the KWin 5.3 development cycle as it largely pertains to Wayland...

More eBPF Tracing Work Being Readied For Linux 4.1

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:25
The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1...

Radeon DisplayPort MST Queued For Linux 4.1

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:07
The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations...

WebKitGTK+ 2.8 Arrives With Gestures & HTML5 Notifications

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:00
Another GNOME 3.16 package christened this morning for Wednesday's release is WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0...

X.Org Voting Starts: Will X.Org Merge With The SPI?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:45
The X.Org Foundation elections have finally got underway after being delayed to vote on new directors as well as having the X.Org members decide whether the foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 status and become a sub-project of the SPI Inc...

GTK+ 3.16 Released With Mir Backend, Native OpenGL Support

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:17
It's GNOME 3.16 week! Matthias Clasen checked in the important GTK+ 3.16.0 package prior to the deadline tonight...

GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:55
GNU Nano 2.4.0 was released this morning as the first stable update to this open-source CLI text editor in a number of years...

Linux 4.0-rc5 Mostly Has Routine Driver Updates

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:42
Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night...

Cube2-Forked Red Eclipse 1.5 Sees Huge Update

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:43
Version 1.5 of the open-source, cross-platform Red Eclipse first person shooter was released this weekend. Red Eclipse, which in turn is based on the Cube Engien 2, has seen some significant updates with this being the first major update in about two years...