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How Ubuntu Laptop Performance Has Evolved Over Three Years From 14.10 To 17.10

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With the upcoming release of Ubuntu 17.10, I was curious to see how its performance compares to that of the three-year-old Ubuntu 14.10. Here are some benchmark results showing how an Intel ultrabook/laptop performance has evolved on Linux during that time.

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Graphics: Gallium3D, OpenGL, S3TC and NVIDIA

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Mesa 17.2.2 and S3TC Support in Mesa

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  • mesa 17.2.2

    Mesa 17.2.2 is now available.

    In this release we have:

    In build and integration system, we add a dependency on libunwind when running make distcheck, as this is optional for libgallium but we want to catch any problem. As consequence, also force LLVM 3.3 in Travis when building Gallium ST Other, as this is the minimum required version we want to test. On the other hand, we link libmesautil into u_atomic_test, as this is required by platforms without particular atomic operations. In this sense, there's a patch to implement __sync_val_compare_and_swap_8, required by 32-bit PowerPC platforms. Finally, there is also a fix to build in armel devices.

  • Mesa 17.2.2 Released

    As expected, Mesa 17.2.2 was released today by Igalia's Juan Suarez Romero.

  • S3TC Support Will Land In Mesa Now That The Patent Has Expired

    As mentioned last week, the S3TC patent has now expired. With the S3 Texture Compression no longer encumbered by a patent, support for it is being added to mainline Mesa.

Our Last Time Benchmarking Ubuntu 32-bit vs. 64-bit

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Over the years we have looked at the 32-bit vs. 64-bit x86 Linux performance for curiosity sake, showing how x86_64 can be much faster than i686, and just providing these values for a reference look and if for some reason are still running 32-bit Linux software including the OS while the hardware is 64-bit capable. For this final benchmarking look are fresh numbers when doing a clean install of Ubuntu 17.10 32-bit compared to Ubuntu 17.10 64-bit.

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Graphics: Radeon, Intel, Mesa

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Linux/Graphics: Extended Support, NVIDIA, and X.Org XDC2018

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Clear Linux Squeezes More Performance Out Of Intel's Core i9 7960X, 7980XE

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Earlier this week we published our launch-day benchmarks of the Core i9 7960X and Core i9 7980XE. Those Linux benchmarks were done with Ubuntu, but for those wondering what the maximum performance looks like for these high-end desktop processors, here are some comparison results with Intel's own Clear Linux distribution.

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra vs. Ubuntu Linux Performance

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Apple this week released macOS 10.13 "High Sierra" as the latest version of its operating system. Of course, curiosity got the best of me so here are benchmarks of macOS 10.12.6, macOS 10.13, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 17.10 from a MacBook Air to see how the performance compares.

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Linux 4.14 Kernel Benchmarks With The Intel Core i9 7980XE

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Following my Linux benchmarks of the newly-launched Core i9 7960X and Core i9 7980XE processors, here are benchmarks of the 18 core / 36 thread Extreme Edition processor when running on Linux 4.14.

Linux 4.14 has quite a few new features in the works from EXT4 scalability work, the PCID support for potential performance benefits with Intel CPUs, DRM driver improvements, and more. Out of curiosity I ran some early Linux 4.14 Git benchmarks on the Core i9 7980XE system.

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Mir, Wayland, AMD, and New RAID Benchmark

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Graphics: Mesa 17.2.3, Libinput 1.9 and More

  • mesa 17.2.3
    Mesa 17.2.3 is now available. In this release we have: The Vulkan drivers ANV and RADV have multiple small fixes. The EGL code has improved handling of the new wl_dmabuf codepath. SWR no longer crashes when checking environment variables. Other gallium drivers have also seen updates - freedreno, nouveau and radeonsi. The gallivm module, used by llvmpipe et al. has gained little endian PPC64 fixes.
  • Mesa 17.2.3 Offers Vulkan Fixes, Gallium3D Updates
    Mesa 17.2.3 is now available as the latest bi-weekly update for this current stable driver series.
  • [ANNOUNCE] libinput 1.9.0
    libinput 1.9 is now available. As expected, not a lot of changes since the rc2: a few test fixes, a fix to stop excessive logging and an extra assert so we fail early in case of a bug.
  • Libinput 1.9 Released With Input Improvements, Requires Meson
    Peter Hutterer has today released libinput 1.9.0 as the latest version of this library used by both Wayland and X11 systems for unified input handling.
  • DRM Leasing Support To Land For Linux 4.15
  • Intel OpenGL Shader Cache Revised Once More
    The long ongoing work to implement an OpenGL/GLSL shader cache for the Intel Mesa driver has been revised once more with 32 new patches hitting the mailing list today.

Linux 4.13.8, 4.9.57, 4.4.93, 3.18.76 and Ubuntu Kernel Team Summary

Security: FUD, Adobe, Cybersecurity Improvement Act, Updates and More

  • Focusing on Healthcare Open Source Security Awareness [Ed: More Flexera marketing in the form of scare-mongering]
  • Adobe patches zero-day vulnerability used to plant gov't spying software
    Adobe has patched a zero-day vulnerability used by the BlackOasis APT to plant surveillance software developed by Gamma International. On Monday, researchers from Kaspersky Lab revealed the new, previously unknown vulnerability, which has been actively used in the wild by advanced persistent threat (APT) group BlackOasis.
  • IoT Cybersecurity: What's Plan B?
    In August, four US Senators introduced a bill designed to improve Internet of Things (IoT) security. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 is a modest piece of legislation. It doesn't regulate the IoT market. It doesn't single out any industries for particular attention, or force any companies to do anything. It doesn't even modify the liability laws for embedded software. Companies can continue to sell IoT devices with whatever lousy security they want.
  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Abuse of RESTEasy Default Providers in JBoss EAP
    Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) is a commonly used host for Restful webservices. A powerful but potentially dangerous feature of Restful webservices on JBoss EAP is the ability to accept any media type. If not configured to accept only a specific media type, JBoss EAP will dynamically process the request with the default provider matching the Content-Type HTTP Header which the client specifies. Some of the default providers where found to have vulnerabilities which have now been removed from JBoss EAP and it's upstream Restful webservice project, RESTEasy.
  • “Security concerns” lead to LTE service shutdown on Chinese Apple Watches