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Significant Performance Improvements For RadeonSI LLVM With New Patches

Thursday 1st of January 2015 08:56:44 PM
Tom Stellard is looking to kick things off well in 2015 for the open-source AMD GPU LLVM back-end with some new patches to boost the performance...

All Of Samsung's 2015 Smart TVs To Be Powered By Tizen

Thursday 1st of January 2015 06:13:36 PM
Samsung Electronics announced today, one week prior to the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, that all of their Smart TVs this year will be powered by the Linux-based Tizen operating system...

FreeBSD Ports 2015Q1 To Bring Many Changes

Thursday 1st of January 2015 04:27:12 PM
The 2015Q1 quarterly snapshot for FreeBSD Ports was branched today...

Android KitKat x86 Updated With Linux 3.18, Better Suspend/Resume

Thursday 1st of January 2015 03:01:34 PM
Android 4.4 "KitKat" has been ported to Intel/AMD x86 processors for a while in stable form while kicking off the New Year is the second stable release of Android-x86 4.4..

New ARM Boards, Kernel Improvements Won Over December

Thursday 1st of January 2015 02:07:37 PM
While in the past few days have been many year-end recaps, here's our monthly look at the most popular Phoronix content over the past month for those that may have missed a few days of reading due to the holidays...

Broadwell Support Marching Along For Coreboot

Thursday 1st of January 2015 01:18:33 PM
For months now there's been Coreboot developers working on Intel Broadwell support (primarily from Google and focused on future Chromebook support). With the start of the new year and hopefully seeing more Broadwell hardware on the market soon, that support is coming along in Coreboot...

Happy New Year & Looking Forward To 2015

Thursday 1st of January 2015 12:30:00 AM
Happy New Year to all Phoronix readers and Linux/open-source users alike!..

Quick Year-End Update On Phoromatic /

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 05:25:36 PM
Earlier this month with the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 and the new Phoromatic, the test farm was announced...

Linux Deepin 2014.2 Makes It Out Just In Time For The New Year

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 02:46:45 PM
Version 2014.2 of Deepin was released today, the Linux distribution powered by its own HTML5-powered Deepin Desktop Environment...

Systemd Development Skyrocketed This Year

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 02:28:03 PM
Rising above all of the systemd controversies and in-fighting this year, systemd developers remained committed and did a heck of a job at adding code to the project...

Mesa Crosses 1.5 Million Lines Of Code, Highest Activity Since 2011

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 01:03:53 PM
Mesa 3D in 2014 saw slightly more commits this year than the previous two years. However, Mesa didn't see much in the way of new active contributors this year...

NixOS 14.12 Released To End Out 2014

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 12:09:50 PM
Version 14.12 of NixOS, "the purely functional Linux distribution", is now available...

The Most Viewed Phoronix Articles & Linux News In 2014

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 10:26:41 AM
To date this year on Phoronix have been 345 featured, multi-page articles consisting of benchmarks, Linux hardware reviews, and other extensive original information. Meanwhile for the shorter news articles there's been 3,187 news posts this year. After delivering various top lists of 2014 for various categories, here's a look at the most popular Phoronix articles and news of the year...

The Top Linux Graphics Articles Of 2014: Testing Lots Of GPUs

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 05:56:30 AM
Beyond the thousands of Phoronix news article this year with hundreds of them being concerned about Linux graphics as outlined already in various end-of-year top ten lists, published thus far this year (with another one or two still likely coming today) on Phoronix were 345 featured-length, multi-page articles to complement the shorter open-source Linux news pieces. Of the 345 articles, 132 of them were Linux graphics card reviews and other articles concerned about GPUs under Linux and/or Linux graphics drivers...

Intel Haswell Linux OpenGL Driver Catching Up To The Windows Driver

Wednesday 31st of December 2014 01:00:00 AM
Past Intel Windows vs. Linux graphics driver benchmarks have shown that for Haswell the OpenGL performance on Linux generally comes up short of the proprietary Windows driver. Fortunately, the Intel open-source Linux driver improved a lot this year and is now more competitive to the Windows driver.

The Lead Developers Of systemd

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 10:41:35 PM
Fedora contributor Tomasz Torcz has taken a fresh look at what individuals and companies are the largest contributors to systemd...

Nouveau vs. NVIDIA GeForce Linux Performance At The End Of 2014

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 05:00:00 PM
Complementing yesterday's Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Linux benchmarks that compared AMD's open and closed-source Linux graphics drivers using the latest code at the end of 2014, here's similar benchmarks done in comparing the open-source Nouveau driver against the closed-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver when testing several GeForce GPUs.

Does Using GNOME On Wayland Save Power?

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 03:15:34 PM
One of the commonly asked questions is whether using Wayland will be more power efficient or save power compared to running the same software under an X.Org Server environment. Here's a simple test of GNOME on Wayland in Fedora 21 while monitoring a laptop's battery use...

The Top AMD, Intel & NVIDIA Linux News For 2014

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 02:00:00 PM
Here's another year-end Linux list... Well, three this time. This go-around is looking at the most popular NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD Linux news items of the past year...

Intel Ivy Bridge Linux OpenGL Benchmarks Over Two Years

Tuesday 30th of December 2014 11:50:00 AM
On Sunday I posted some benchmarks looking at Intel Haswell HD Graphics performance between 2013 and 2014, but for users of older "Ivy Bridge" graphics how does the performance comparison? In this article are Intel HD Graphics 4000 benchmarks between 2012 and 2014...

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Linux Kernel 3.19-Rc6 Released

Linux Kernel 3.19-Rc6 Released

One more rc released today shortening time period for the final release. Each release sees a new changes and fixes and this one is slightly smaller but as always better.

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Ubuntu Flavors 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 Released


Ubuntu flavors 15.04 alpha 2 has been released for testing. Ubuntu Unity does not take part in the alpha releases. Flavors like Kylin, Ubuntu Gnome, Lubuntu and Kubuntu alpha 2 relases are available.

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MBARI testing the waters with open source camera

“There is a movement to have open source oceanographic equipment,” said Chad Kecy, lead designer and MBARI engineer. “Anyone could take our designs and modify them for specific needs they have. It’s just a less expensive and easier way of getting cameras in the water.” Read more

Fixing unperceived errors in my X Windows configuration

Last week I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade X Windows to the latest version available in the main Portage tree. After rebooting, X Windows, GLX and Direct Rendering worked fine as usual. So everything was good. Well, not quite. Although the installation was working properly, there were still some long-standing messages in the X.Org log file that indicated my installation was not configured completely correctly. I had ignored them for too long and resolved to find their causes and eliminate them. Here is what I did.

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