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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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KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies. First and foremost, the devs have decided to move the distribution from the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series to Linux kernel 4.6, which makes it possible to fully automate the early microcode update. Furthermore, the default desktop environment has been migrated to the Beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7. Read more

Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Enters Development, First Release Candidate Is Out Now

The developers of one of the smallest GNU/Linux operating systems, Tiny Core, have announced that the next point release in the Tiny Core Linux 7 series, version 7.2, is now open for development. Tiny Core Linux 7.2 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) has been released today, June 25, 2016, and it lets early adopters and public testers get an early taste of what's coming to the final Tiny Core Linux 7.2 operating system in the coming weeks. Read more

Huawei CEO: Will keep using Android as long as it's open

He made the said comment in a Weibo post, where-in he also noted that Google's mobile OS has promoted the development of smartphones, which in turn has benefited consumers. Interestingly, he didn't say anything about whether or not Huawei is developing an in-house mobile OS - said to be called Kirin OS. His silence on the matter, though, can be taken as a confirmation of sorts, especially when his comment reflects the possibility of Google restricting the companies’ freedom with Android in future. Read more Also: Huawei CEO Comments On Rumors about its Independent OS