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STI DRM Improvements Coming For Linux 3.19

Saturday 13th of December 2014 05:07:01 AM
Beyond the DRM graphics improvements for Linux 3.19 affecting the most common kernel graphics drivers, the STI driver will too see improvements for this next kernel version...

Nautilus Ported To New GTK Widgets For GNOME 3.16

Saturday 13th of December 2014 01:21:41 AM
GNOME's file manager, Nautilus, is seeing some much needed love for the GNOME 3.15 development cycle ahead of GNOME 3.16 next March...

VDPAU H.264 Support Extended

Friday 12th of December 2014 09:49:49 PM
The VDPAU API has been extended to accommodate H.264's Hi444PP profile...

Wine 1.7.33 Has DirectWrite & Direct3D Changes

Friday 12th of December 2014 08:27:32 PM
The last bi-weekly Wine development release before Christmas is now out...

Metro Redux Linux GPU/Driver Tests Are Coming

Friday 12th of December 2014 08:02:08 PM
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux launched for Linux yesterday at long last. The Metro Redux titles utilize OpenGL 4.x on Linux and I'm pleased to say they're in (mostly) good shape for automated benchmarking so that we'll be able to run some Phoronix Test Suite sanctioned performance tests of the Metro Redux games on Linux with varying GPUs and drivers...

Btrfs For Linux 3.19 Has Improved RAID 5/6 Support

Friday 12th of December 2014 07:32:53 PM
Btrfs maintainer and Facebook employee Chris Mason sent in his Btrfs file-system updates for the Linux 3.19 merge window...

Rust 1.0 Is Coming Next Year

Friday 12th of December 2014 04:54:10 PM
The Rust Programming Language Blog has shared their plans for scheduling the Rust 1.0 release to happen next year...

12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison

Friday 12th of December 2014 04:10:00 PM
With this week's release of the AMD Catalyst 14.12 driver that brings some Linux performance improvements (particularly for the Radeon R9 290 of the hardware we've tested thus far) and new features, here are some fresh benchmarks comparing twelve AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards when using the latest proprietary graphics drivers. On the AMD side was the Catalyst 14.12 Linux release while on the NVIDIA side was their new NVIDIA 346.22 Linux beta.

Ruby Compiled With Clang Is Noticeably Faster Than GCC

Friday 12th of December 2014 02:36:05 PM
While in our benchmark runs the performance of generated binaries between GCC and LLVM's Clang C/C++ compilers are generally quite close, there are exceptions. When it comes to real-world usage of Clang, most companies tend to just utilize Clang for now when producing debug builds due to its faster compile times and better diagnostics than GCC, but GCC still ends up getting used for producing release/production builds...

BlueZ 5.26 Taks Aim At Bluetooth 4.2 & Android 5.0

Friday 12th of December 2014 02:27:33 PM
BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, boasts more features with today's release of version 5.26...

Linux 3.19 To Have Full Multi-Touch For More Logitech Devices

Friday 12th of December 2014 02:06:41 PM
Jiri Kosina has lined up his HID subsystem changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel that include more multi-touch device work and other input improvements...

XFS Has Improvements To Look Forward To With Linux 3.19

Friday 12th of December 2014 01:59:57 PM
One of the latest pull requests for the Linux 3.19 kernel is the XFS file-system changes...

KDE Frameworks 5.5.0 Released

Friday 12th of December 2014 01:50:43 PM
Version 5.5 of the KDE Frameworks is out in time for the holidays...

Civilization: Beyond Earth Coming Soon To Linux, Intel/AMD Support Restored

Friday 12th of December 2014 03:35:23 AM
For Linux gamers that are fans of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the Linux port of the game could arrive as soon as next week...

Metro Redux Games Launch For Linux

Friday 12th of December 2014 03:26:15 AM
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux have finally surfaced for Linux gamers...

CS:GO Lowers Its Memory Usage On Linux

Friday 12th of December 2014 03:01:34 AM
The latest update out to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive this week aims to lower the system memory usage for OS X and Linux systems...

Many Sound Updates Queued For Linux 3.19 Kernel

Thursday 11th of December 2014 06:03:35 PM
The latest pull request of interest to us for the Linux 3.19 merge window is the sound driver updates...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Now In Beta

Thursday 11th of December 2014 05:14:26 PM
Red Hat this morning announced the beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, the first significant update to RHEL7...

AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users

Thursday 11th of December 2014 03:15:10 PM
There are some significant performance improvements to find with this week's Linux version of the AMD Catalyst 14.12 "Omega" driver, but there's also some Linux OpenGL performance regressions to note too. Feedback from the Linux community as well to this new driver has been mixed.

EXT4 In Linux 3.19 Brings Lots Of Bug Fixes

Thursday 11th of December 2014 02:31:00 PM
Ted Ts'o has sent in the EXT4 file-system changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window...

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