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Linux 4.7-rc4 Kernel Released

Monday 20th of June 2016 11:56:27 AM
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 4.7-rc4 kernel on Sunday night...

Mesa Lands Support For GL_EXT_window_rectangles

Sunday 19th of June 2016 11:31:01 PM
The newest OpenGL extension now supported by Mesa is GL_EXT_window_rectangles...

New Technology Preview Of QtWebKit

Sunday 19th of June 2016 03:56:12 PM
There's a new technology preview release of QtWebKit for those wanting to use this formerly retired WebKit-based module instead of the newer QtWebEngine that makes use of Chromium's Blink engine...

5-Way Mesa 12.1-dev + Linux 4.7 Git Radeon Comparison

Sunday 19th of June 2016 01:48:25 PM
Following the massive Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Graphics Performance With Radeon Software, AMDGPU-PRO, AMDGPU+RadeonSI article, I immediately started work on my next article... In preparation for a hardware launch Linux testing later this month, I started testing my collection of AMD cards on Linux 4.7 and Mesa 12.1-dev. Here are some of those results if you are curious, including performance-per-Watt metrics...

FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 4 Released

Sunday 19th of June 2016 01:39:04 PM
The fourth alpha release of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 is now available for testing...

Virt-Manager 1.4 Exposes The New OpenGL Options

Sunday 19th of June 2016 01:27:58 PM
Virt-Manager 1.4 has been released and it's a great release for those wanting to easily play with Virgl for OpenGL atop the open-source Linux virtualization stack...

Antergos Spins New ISOs, The Last Time Pushing 32-bit Media

Sunday 19th of June 2016 01:19:25 PM
Antergos 2016.06.18 has been released as a re-spin of this Arch-based Linux distribution...

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Graphics Performance With Radeon Software, AMDGPU-PRO, AMDGPU+RadeonSI

Saturday 18th of June 2016 02:00:00 PM
Yesterday I published some Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Linux gaming benchmarks using the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards. Those numbers were interesting with the NVIDIA proprietary driver but for benchmarking this weekend are Windows 10 results with Radeon Software compared to Ubuntu 16.04 running the new AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver as well as the latest Git code for a pure open-source driver stack.

KDE Developers Have Been Working On Improved Windows Support

Saturday 18th of June 2016 01:17:06 PM
KDE developers this week at Randa have ben working on improvements for KDE applications on Windows...

LLVM's Clang Is Working On Unified Offloading Support

Saturday 18th of June 2016 12:11:23 PM
There's more work going on in the CUDA/OpenMP space for the LLVM Clang compiler...

Snagging A Deal On My Newest 4K Adaptive-Sync Monitor For Linux Testing

Saturday 18th of June 2016 11:44:12 AM
If you happen to be in the market for a 4K 28-inch display, here's the latest one I have purchased for our Linux hardware testing here at Phoronix. Right now it also appears to be for a very competitive deal at one particular e-tailer...

Faster Rendering Appears To Be Coming For LibreOffice

Saturday 18th of June 2016 11:18:12 AM
Some rendering speed improvements have been worked on recently for the LibreOffice open-source office suite and are now present in LO Git...

KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta Released

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:40:17 PM
KDE developers quietly released the Plasma 5.7 beta on Thursday for offering a new glimpse at the experience ahead of its official debut in July...

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Gaming With NVIDIA's GTX 1070 & GTX 1080

Friday 17th of June 2016 01:28:49 PM
For your viewing pleasure this Friday is our largest Windows vs. Linux graphics/gaming performance comparison ever conducted at Phoronix in the past 12 years! With the brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards, their performance was compared under Windows 10 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 when using the very latest NVIDIA Corp drivers for each OS. A range of Steam gaming benchmarks and more were done, including some cross-platform Vulkan graphics benchmarks. Continue on for this interesting comparison.

LLVM Has New "parallel-lib" Sub-Project

Friday 17th of June 2016 12:01:31 PM
Parallel-Lib is a new project out of the LLVM group...

Steam Beta Brings Many Improvements For Steam Controllers

Friday 17th of June 2016 02:11:12 AM
If you picked up the Steam Controller during the recent deal that put it at just $35 USD or have had one of these controllers from Valve for some time, you'll definitely want to check out the latest Steam client beta available tonight...

Intel Is Insanely Close To Showing Off OpenGL 4.5 With Their Mesa Driver

Thursday 16th of June 2016 09:52:44 PM
It could really be any day now that the Intel i965 Mesa DRI driver exposes OpenGL 4.5 support!..

Fedora 24 Is Cleared For Landing Next Week

Thursday 16th of June 2016 07:29:31 PM
After being challenged by multiple delays this release cycle, Fedora 24 was given the go-ahead to be released next week...

A Brief Look At Fedora 24

Thursday 16th of June 2016 03:19:02 PM
Another six months, another Fedora release, from the guys and gals wearing the funny looking hats. Fedora 24 Workstation comes with Gnome 3.20.2, Linux Kernel 4.5.5, Mesa 11.2.1, X Server 1.18.3, and Wayland protocol version 1.10.

Acer's CXI2 Chromebox Now Has Upstream Coreboot Support

Thursday 16th of June 2016 12:30:57 PM
Acer's CXI2 Chromebox line-up is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

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  • LibreOffice 5.1.4 Released with Over 130 Fixes
    The first release candidate represented 123 fixes. Some include a fix for a crash in Impress when setting a background image. This occurred with several popular formats in Windows and Linux. Caolán McNamara submitted the patches to fix this in the 5.1 and 5.2 branches. David Tardon fixed a bug where certain presentations hung Impress for extended periods to indefinitely by checking for preconditions earlier. Laurent Balland-Poirier submitted the patches to fix a user-defined cell misinterpretation when using semicolon inside quotes.
  • Open source. Open science. Open Ocean. Oceanography for Everyone and the OpenCTD
    Nearly four years ago, Kersey Sturdivant and I launched a bold, ambitious, and, frankly, naive crowdfunding initiative to build the first low-cost, open-source CTD, a core scientific instrument that measures salinity, temperature, and depth in a water column. It was a dream born from the frustration of declining science funding, the expense of scientific equipment, and the promise of the Maker movement. After thousands of hours spent learning the skills necessary to build these devices, hundreds of conversations with experts, collaborators, and potential users around the world, dozens of iterations (some transformed into full prototypes, others that exist solely as software), and one research cruise on Lake Superior to test the housing and depth and temperature probes, the OpenCTD has arrived.
  • RuuviTag Open-Source Bluetooth Internet Of Things Sensor Beacon Hits Kickstarter (video)
  • Retro gaming on open source 2048 console
    Retro gaming in the open source vein could be on the upswing this season. Creoqode is the London-based technology design company behind 2048, the DIY game console with retro-style video games and visuals that is also supposed to help users learn coding.