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Phoronix: Ubuntu 14.10 Offers AMD Radeon Driver Performance Improvements

Sunday 26th of October 2014 05:00:00 PM
In comparing the open-source graphics driver performance of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10, the newer Ubuntu Linux release does offer up some performance improvements to the R600 and RadeonSI graphics drivers, but already in the latest kernel and Mesa Git code is faster performance. Here are benchmarks of Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS vs. Ubuntu 14.10 for several OpenGL benchmarks with different AMD Radeon graphics cards while also adding in the results of the Oibaf PPA and vanilla Linux 3.17 kernel.

Slashdot: OpenSUSE Factory To Merge With Tumbleweed

Sunday 26th of October 2014 04:11:00 PM
sfcrazy writes Factory and Tumbleweed will merge to become a single release. The release will follow the development cycle of Factory but take the more appealing name, Tumbleweed. Commenting on the new development Greg Kroah-Hartman said, “The changes to the Factory release model have changed it from being an unstable development codebase into the type of rolling release I set out to create when starting openSUSE Tumbleweed. I’m very happy to see these two rolling releases coming together under the name Tumbleweed, and am looking forward to watching how it develops in the future.” Factory won't disappear; It will become a "development project" for creating the "user-ready" Tumbleweed."

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Reddit: Running Linux Mint 17 on a MBP

Sunday 26th of October 2014 03:41:51 PM

Makes me wish i had money for a nice ThinkPad. Everything works for the most part. Keyboard layout feels wierd it runs hot (i had to bump the min fan RPM) battery life is attroticious, 2 hours instead of 6

but i finally have a package manager that doesnt make me want to vomit on my mac!

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