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New Vulkan Slides; Wondering If "OpenGL 4.6" Will Be Out This Summer

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:58:38 PM
The Vulkan DevDay UK event happened at the end of May in Cambridge while now the slides are available...

Clasen: Continuing To Push Modularity On The Linux Desktop

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:39:39 PM
Matthias Clasen, well known Fedora / GNOME contributor at Red Hat, has written a blog post about the ongoing modularity work in the Linux desktop realm...

KDE Plasma 5.7 To Have New Task Manager Library Supporting Wayland

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:22:42 PM
KDE Plasma 5.7 continues to look more and more like it will be running reasonably well on Wayland with close parity to the KDE stack running on X11...

Relative Mouse Mode Now Supported By Mir On SDL2

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:11:28 PM
The Mir back-end inside SDL2 now has support for the relative mouse mode as is important for some games...

Mesa 12.0 Release Candidate 2 Hits The Web

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 12:43:47 PM
Ahead of the official Mesa 12.0 debut later this month, Mesa release manager Emil Velikov of Collabora has announced 12.0 Release Candidate 2...

Qt 5.7 Bringing Good Support For NVIDIA's DRIVE CX

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 11:42:18 AM
Qt 5.7 is right around the corner and it's coming with many new graphics features, including support for NVIDIA's DRIVE CX platform...

Running Some New Benchmarks On The GTX 1080 (Octane Render, OpenCL)

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 12:46:58 AM
Several new benchmarks were added today to the Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org and with their GPU-accelerated focus of the new tests, I couldn't help but run them on the mighty powerful GeForce GTX 1080 and friends...

Firefox 47.0 Is Ready For Release

Monday 6th of June 2016 07:47:14 PM
The final expected binaries of Firefox 47.0 are now available ahead of the expected official debut tomorrow...

The Most Popular Linux Hardware Reviews & Articles Over The Past 12 Years

Monday 6th of June 2016 07:39:16 PM
This past weekend I offered a look at the most popular Linux news on Phoronix over the past twelve years, given Phoronix's birthday yesterday. Today is a look at the most popular featured articles / Linux hardware reviews on Phoronix during this time...

Shadow of Mordor Performance For The GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux

Monday 6th of June 2016 05:19:08 PM
Shadow of Mordor is a beautiful game on Linux, but quite demanding on the hardware. Here's how it performs with Linux...

Qt 5.6.1 Should Be Released This Week, Test Packages Available

Monday 6th of June 2016 02:58:09 PM
Not everyone has been happy with the state of Qt 5.6.0, that was released after months of delay and Qt 5.7 is just around the corner. Fortunately, Qt 5.6.1 should be out this week with some important bug fixes...

Manjaro Linux 16.06 Released, Powered By Linux 4.4 & Latest Arch

Monday 6th of June 2016 02:13:28 PM
Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" was released today as the latest stable version of this popular Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux...

Phoronix Test Suite By The Numbers After Eight Years, Millions Of Benchmarks Run

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:59:31 AM
In addition to Phoronix turning 12 years old yesterday, 5 June marked the Phoronix Test Suite turning eight years old since its version 1.0 release...

The Linux DRM Drivers Continue Marching Ahead With Atomic Support

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:47:06 AM
The Linux kernel DRM/KMS drivers continue moving ahead with their atomic conversion...

DragonFlyBSD Has Initial NVMe Driver Support

Monday 6th of June 2016 11:39:21 AM
The DragonFlyBSD kernel now has an initial NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) driver for supporting these modern, super-fast storage solutions...

Linux 4.7-rc2 Kernel Released

Sunday 5th of June 2016 09:38:26 PM
Linus Torvalds has tagged the Linux 4.7-rc2 kernel...

Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From NVIDIA's GeForce 9800GTX To GTX 1080

Sunday 5th of June 2016 04:22:20 PM
Now that my initial GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review is out the door, I spent this weekend working on a "fun" comparison out of curiosity to see how the raw OpenGL and OpenCL performance has improved over the generations going back to the once-powerful GeForce 9800GTX plus including the top-end cards of the GeForce 600/700/900 Kepler and Maxwell series too.

Much Faster MSAA Anti-Aliasing Is Coming For R600g/RadeonSI

Sunday 5th of June 2016 03:22:22 PM
Marek Olšák posted a patch today to significantly boost the performance for games using multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) on both the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers...

The Number Of Linux Games Has More Than Quadrupled In The Past Two Years

Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:19:12 PM
There are more than four times as many Linux games available today as there were two years ago...

The Linux 4.7 Kernel Builds Are Finally Playing Nicely Again On All My Systems

Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:04:17 PM
Nearly two weeks ago I warned that You May Want To Think Twice About Trying Linux 4.7 Git Right Now. Fortunately, all is well now and those problems have cleared up...

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  • There and Back Again: The MongoDB Cloud Story
    Before it was a database company, MongoDB was a cloud company. Founded in 2007 and originally known as 10gen, the company originally intended to build a Java cloud platform. After building a database it called MongoDB, the company realized that the infrastructure software it had built to support its product was more popular than the product itself, and the PaaS company pivoted to become a database company – eventually taking the obvious step of renaming itself to reflect its new purpose.
  • C++17: New Features Coming To 33-Year-Old Programming Language
    The C++17 standard is taking shape and adding new features to the vintage programming language. This major update aims to make C++ an easier language to work with and brings powerful technical specifications.
  • Clearing the Keystone Environment

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Red Hat Summit

  • Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
  • How Red Hat is tailoring OpenStack to fit … everyone
    Even though there have been no major changes announced to the OpenStack platform of late, it was still one of the most talked about subjects at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Red Hat plays a significant role in the development of the platform and is very proud of its contribution to the community.
  • New technologies foster an open-source environment
    In 2007, when 3scale, Inc. was founded, some people thought it was crazy to be investing so much time and energy into API. But Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale, Inc., said that even at that time his team knew that the future was API-driven, and they wanted to help that happen.