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RadeonSI Now Supports Tessellation In Mesa Git

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 12:55:35 AM
Marek Olšák of AMD finished landing the code needed today in Mesa for exposing the OpenGL 4.0 ARB_tessellation_shader by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

GNOME Flashback 3.16/3.17 Lands In Debian/Ubuntu

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 10:11:57 PM
The latest "GNOME Flashback" packages have landed within the Ubuntu Testing and Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" archives for those wishing to use this GNOME2-like session...

Open-Channel SSD Support Still Baking For The Linux Kernel

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 08:35:43 PM
Matias Bjørling continues tackling support for "open-channel SSDs" within Linux. His fourth revision to his Open-Channel SSD patch-set has been published and re-based against code in development for the Linux 4.3 kernel...

15-Way AMD/NVIDIA Graphics Card Comparison For 4K Linux Gaming

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 05:50:00 PM
Being in the middle of working on Linux reviews for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD Radeon R9 Fury, there's been a lot of fresh graphics processor benchmarks running this week at Phoronix. As the first of these updated large Linux comparisons on the very latest public drivers, here is a 15-way NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics card comparison when running various Linux games with a 4K resolution.

Steam On Linux Continues Climbing Past 1,300 Games

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 04:09:29 PM
With new games seeming to come over to Linux every day courtesy of Steam -- such as this week's Star Wars port -- we're now well past 1,300 games available for SteamOS/Linux...

GNU Guix 0.8.3 Brings 179 New Packages, New Commands

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 03:04:41 PM
GNU Guix, the functional package manager designed for the GNU system and GuixSD distribution, is out with a new release that has more than 800 commits over the past two months...

GCC Compiler Gets Tuned Up For MIPS' M51xx

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 02:24:56 PM
Within the latest GCC developer code is better support for Imagination's MIPS M51xx M-Class CPU family...

Feral Games Is Now Teasing A New Linux Game Port

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 01:19:28 PM
Feral Interactive Games, the company that has ported games to Linux like XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Empire Total War and is doing the Batman Arkham Knight port, is teasing another upcoming Linux / OS X game release...

DNF 1.0.2 Has Many Bug Fixes, Minor Enhancements

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 12:48:59 PM
A new point release to DNF 1.0 is now available that addresses the feedback of the Fedora community now that Fedora 22 has been out there a while and forces Yum users over to using this next-generation package management solution...

Git 2.5 Is On Approach With Many Changes

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 09:30:00 AM
Junio Hamano announced the release on Tuesday for Git 2.5.0-rc3, which is made up of more than 500 commits since Git 2.4.0...

Glibc 2.22 Will Have NaCl Support For ARMv7-A, Libmvec Vector Math Library

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 05:12:23 AM
One of the features coming for glibc 2.22 is a port to Google's Native Client for ARMv7-A while separately there is also a new vector math library (libmvec) for OMP4...

"Glados" Is A Forthcoming Chromebook With Skylake SoC, Now In Coreboot

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 04:01:04 AM
A Google engineer has added support in Coreboot for Glados, a forthcoming Chromebook that will feature a next-generation Skylake SoC...

Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension Marked As Done In Mesa

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 01:23:44 AM
The latest OpenGL 4.x extension wired up within Mesa and enabled for all present Mesa/Gallium3D drivers is GL_ARB_get_texture_sub_image...

Kodi 15.0 Released, Adds Adaptive Seeking & More

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 09:50:04 PM
Kodi 15 was released today as the second major version since its renaming from XBMC...

Debian Installer Releases First Alpha For 9.0 "Stretch"

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:45:33 PM
While Debian 9.0 "Stretch" most likely will not be officially released until 2017 given that Debian 8 "Jessie" was just released a few months ago, the Debian Installer team has already put out their first alpha version for Stretch...

Intel Core i7 5775C: Once Going, This Broadwell CPU Is Great On Linux

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:00:00 PM
For the past few weeks I've been testing out the Core i7 5775C on Linux as mentioned in a few posts up to this point. While there were some initial headaches on getting this socketed Broadwell CPU playing nicely under Linux, once working around those problems, this processor is great on Linux. With its Iris Pro Graphics 6200 is able to serve as a compelling choice for those who want a powerful open-source system.

Aspyr's New Linux Port Is A Decade-Old Game

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 04:58:39 PM
Yesterday Aspyr Media was teasing a new Linux game launch and today they've indeed ported over another game now available from the Steam Linux store...

Radeon R9 Fury In Stock & Ordered, Linux Tests Are Imminent

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 03:00:00 PM
In the middle of the night I got an auto-notification... The Radeon R9 Fury is finally in-stock! Few minutes later, this Fiji HBM graphics card was ordered for some Linux testing. We'll have out the first major AMD Fury graphics card tests under Linux in the next few days...

LibreOffice Should Now Be Working Okay On Wayland

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 02:07:48 PM
A few days ago was the milestone of LibreOffice starting to work on Wayland and now it seems the support seems good enough for day-to-day use...

KDE Plasma 5.4 Getting New Wallpaper, Some New Icons

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 01:36:23 PM
There's some new artwork coming to the next KDE Plasma update due out next month, including a new wallpaper...

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