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Phoronix Turns 12 Years Old This Week: Here's A Birthday Special For You

Monday 30th of May 2016 02:08:40 PM
This week marks turning twelve years old! I've been working on a number of special articles and such for publishing in June, but to get things started here's a special for you...

Another Hisilicon DRM Driver Is In The Works

Monday 30th of May 2016 01:26:17 PM
With Linux 4.7 there are four new DRM drivers! But that flow of new DRM/KMS drivers, largely for display hardware on ARM SoCs, is not over...

Get Ready For AMD's Livestream Tomorrow Night

Monday 30th of May 2016 01:08:33 PM
Mark your calendars for tomorrow to watch AMD's Computex livestream for Polaris...

VA-API VP9 Encode For GStreamer, Should Be In Good Shape For Kaby Lake

Monday 30th of May 2016 12:52:43 PM
A few days ago code landed in VA-API for VP9 hardware encoding support and was wired into the Intel Video Acceleration driver. Now more details are known...

Arcan: A New Open-Source Display Server Built Atop A Game Engine

Monday 30th of May 2016 12:37:43 PM
What happens when a game engine meets a display server meets a multimedia framework? Oh yeah and whereby the behavior is controlled with Lua. No, it's not a joke, just the latest creation in the open-source world. Say hello to Arcan as a new Linux display server...

ARM Announces the Mali-G71 Graphics Processor, Cortex-A73

Monday 30th of May 2016 12:27:19 PM
Expect many hardware announcements this week for Computex. ARM Holdings this morning lifted the lid on their Cortex-A73 and Mali-G71...

Intel's Mesa Driver Now Officially Exposes OpenGL 4.3

Monday 30th of May 2016 12:14:34 PM
Intel's Mesa Linux graphics driver is now officially at OpenGL 4.3 compliance...

GeForce GTX 1070 Looks Great, At Least Under Windows

Sunday 29th of May 2016 10:38:01 PM
Today is NVIDIA's paper launch of the GeForce GTX 1070 with the first Windows reviews going up. Our Linux review will be coming in the days ahead...

Linux 4.7-rc1 Kernel Released

Sunday 29th of May 2016 05:10:51 PM
The first test release of Linux 4.7 is now available. This new kernel version comes with plenty of new features and functionality...

Linux Gained Some Weight The Past Two Weeks: Around 200,000 Lines

Sunday 29th of May 2016 02:49:53 PM
Over the past two weeks of the merge window for the Linux 4.7 kernel, around 200,000 lines of code was added...

KDE Partition Manager 2.2 Brings Proper LUKS Support

Sunday 29th of May 2016 02:22:05 PM
The KDE Partition Manager, the promising disk partitioning application that's become a viable alternative to GParted, is up to version 2.2...

Enlightenment's EFL Getting New DRM Library

Sunday 29th of May 2016 02:07:31 PM
Chris Michael of Samsung has been working on a new DRM library for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) with a number of improvements...

FreeBSD Now Has Initial Graphics Support For Bhyve

Sunday 29th of May 2016 01:47:34 PM
Bhyve, the hypervisor developed by FreeBSD that supports running BSD/Linux/Windows guests, has initial graphics support...

Linux 4.7 Brings A Plethora Of New Features

Sunday 29th of May 2016 12:00:00 PM
After a very exciting past two weeks, the merge window for Linux 4.7 is expected to close today. This was an action-packed merge window with a ton of new code being introduced. While I've already written dozens of posts on Phoronix about the changes that got me excited, here's my usual kernel feature overview. Here's a look at what's coming for Linux 4.7.

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NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux. Read more

RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers. RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 5 Released, Schedule So Far Going On Track
    The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.
  • DragonFly's HAMMER2 File-System Sees Some Improvements
    The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable. Read more