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KDE KTechLab Is Being Revived After Nearly A Decade Hiatus

Wednesday 21st of June 2017 12:29:21 AM
The KTechLab integrated development environment focused on micro-controller circuit design and simulation is back to being under development after not seeing a major release since 2009...

Rocket League Is Almost Fixed Up For RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 11:16:37 PM
Marek Olšák has posted a set of five patches for fixing up one of the remaining rendering issues affecting RadeonSI and the other Gallium3D drivers in being able to correctly render the popular Rocket League game on Linux...

Ubuntu 17.10 Continues Aiming For The Linux 4.13 Kernel

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 10:59:24 PM
Mentioned in the weekly Ubuntu Kernel Newsletter are the developers reiterating their plans to ship Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" with the Linux 4.13 kernel...

Opus 1.2 Audio Codec Officially Released

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:00:33 PM
Following the earlier development releases, Opus 1.2 is now official...

AMD EPYC 7000 Series CPUs Launched

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:48:56 PM
AMD has formally announced today their EPYC 7000 series line-up of processors, their server/workstation offerings based on Zen to finally battle Intel's multi-year dominance with Xeon and AMD's long-awaited successor to the Opteron family...

Intel Preps Another Batch Of Graphics Driver Updates For Linux 4.13

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 05:58:28 PM
Intel has queued up another round of feature changes slated for the Linux 4.13 kernel...

GNOME's Shotwell 0.27 Debuts New Features

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 05:45:48 PM
GNOME's Shotwell photo manager is out today with a new testing release as it ushers in the v0.27 development series...

Lennart Poettering Announces New Project: casync

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 03:22:44 PM
Following his work on PulseAudio, Avahi, and systemd, Lennart Poettering has a new project to announce: casync...

Raspberry Pi / VC4 Software Support Continues Improving

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 03:03:14 PM
The Raspberry Pi software stack and particularly its open-source VC4 graphics driver stack continues getting better along with the mainline support for this popular ARM SBC...

Ubuntu Is Finally Looking At Shipping Accelerated Video Playback Support

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:20:56 PM
It's 2017 and Ubuntu is finally looking at shipping GPU-accelerated video playback support out-of-the-box on the Ubuntu desktop...

Fedora Continues Working On Better NVIDIA Support, PipeWire Could Replace PulseAudio

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 01:36:46 PM
Christian Schaller of Red Hat has provided an update on some of the feature work that's coming around the corner with Fedora Workstation 26 and other work to land in the future...

More Driver CPU Overhead Work Being Tackled By Valve Developers

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 12:41:12 PM
Valve's Linux developers continue working on lowering the CPU overhead of the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

PHP 7.2 Slated For Fedora 27

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 11:10:42 AM
A new feature proposal would ensure Fedora 27 ships with the latest PHP release at the time...

VK9 Now Has Fullscreen Support For Direct3D-Over-Vulkan & More

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 10:36:24 AM
The VK9 project has hit its seventeenth milestone for Direct3D 9 implemented over Vulkan...

GNU Automake 1.15.1 Comes After A Stall In The Project

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 01:52:26 AM
GNU's Automake 1.15.1 release is now available, which isn't too big on new work but comes after a lack of activity on Automake...

Another Batch Of AMDGPU Feature Updates For Linux 4.13

Tuesday 20th of June 2017 12:32:59 AM
Alex Deucher today submitted what is likely the final set of Radeon/AMDGPU feature updates to be queued in DRM-Next for the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel cycle...

GSoC Work On Nouveau Instruction Scheduling Advances

Monday 19th of June 2017 05:00:24 PM
Student open-source developer Boyan Ding has been working this summer on an instruction scheduler for the Nouveau driver in order to achieve greater performance with more efficient shader code...

Linux 4.12-rc6 Released A Day Late, Final Possibly In Two Weeks

Monday 19th of June 2017 03:21:09 PM
Due to Linus Torvalds' travels, he's released the 4.12-rc6 kernel off of his weekly Sunday release cadence...

KDE Brooklyn Chat Bridge Sees Its First Release

Monday 19th of June 2017 01:45:36 PM
Brooklyn is a new project within the KDE camp that's being developed this summer via Google Summer of Code...

AMDGPU-PRO 17.10-429170 vs. Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev: Open-Source Continues Strong

Monday 19th of June 2017 01:33:54 PM
Last week AMD released an updated AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver with performance fixes so I've now carried out a fresh comparison of this updated 17.10-429170 driver compared to the latest open-source stack of Mesa 17.2-dev Git plus the Linux 4.12 development kernel.

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Entroware Launches Two New Ubuntu Laptops, for Linux Gaming and Office Use

Entroware, the UK-based hardware manufacturer, known for delivering high-quality, Linux-based desktops, laptops, and servers solutions powered by the popular Ubuntu operating system, today announced two new products. Read more

Why The Ubuntu Phone Failed

In April 2017, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth announced that their support of the Ubuntu phone convergence was no longer something they were going to invest in. Looking back on this decision, I can understand where they were coming from. Let's face it, we live in an Android/iOS landscape and all other entries into this space are just spinning their wheels. Considering other projects that failed to garner needed traction such as WebOS, Firefox OS, among others, it's understandable why Canonical decided to refocus their efforts into other areas. Well, at least with cloud services. I differ with them on IoT and believe they're destined to repeat mistakes found with convergence. Read more

Intel Core i9 7900X Linux Benchmarks

Since the Intel Core-X Series were announced last month at Computex, I've been excited to see how well this high-end processor will perform under Linux... Linux enthusiasts have plenty of highly-threaded workloads such as compiling the Linux kernel, among other packages, and thus have been very excited by the potential of the Core i9 7900X with its ten cores plus Hyper Threading and sporting a 13.75MB cache. With finally having an X299 motherboard ready, here are my initial Ubuntu Linux benchmarks for the i9-7900X. Read more

KDE Plasma 5.10.3 Desktop Environment Improves Plasma Discover's Flatpak Backend

Today the KDE Project announced the release and general availability of the third stable update to the KDE Plasma 5.10 desktop environment, which was unveiled at the end of May 2017. Read more