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RadeonSI Benchmarks On Budgie, GNOME Shell, KDE Plasma 5, LXDE, MATE, Unity, Xfce

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Last month when Ubuntu 16.10 was released I ran some desktop gaming benchmarks with Intel Skylake graphics under Unity, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, KDE, Openbox, and MATE. Following that article a few Phoronix Premium readers requested similar tests be done under the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack, so here are those numbers.

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  • AMDGPU & Radeon DDX Updated - Better 2D Performance, Tear Free, DRI3 Default

    Necessitated by the new X.Org Server 1.19 release are new official releases to xf86-video-amdgpu and xf86-video-ati. But besides adding support for the xorg-server 1.19, there are also new features with these being infrequent updates to the DDX driver.

  • Open Source AMDGPU and Radeon Linux Drivers Bring TearFree, DRI3 by Default

    Michel Dänzer announced today, November 17, 2016, the release of new stable versions of the open-source Radeon (xf86-video-ati) and AMDGPU (xf86-video-amdgpu) drivers for GNU/Linux distributions.

    xf86-video-amdgpu 1.2.0 and xf86-video-ati 7.8.0 are now the latest versions, designed to support the recently released X.Org Server 1.19.0 display server and bringing all of those goodies that most of the owners of AMD Radeon graphics cards have been expecting for so long.

Linux Kernel and Graphics News

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X.Org Server 1.19 Released

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  • X.Org Server 1.19.0 Officially Released, Coming Soon to a Linux Distro Near You

    On November 15, 2016, X Window System developer Keith Packard was pleased to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the X.Org Server 1.19.0 display server for GNU/Linux distributions.

    At the end of July 2016, the X.Org Server 1.18.4 maintenance update marked the end of life for the 1.18 series, which was unveiled approximately one year ago, on the 11th of November 2015. The 1.19 series of the X.Org Server display server entered development after that, and a first snapshot was ready for public testing on mid-September 2016.

  • X.Org Server 1.19 Officially Released With A Year's Worth Of Improvements

    It's been more than one year since the release of X.Org Server 1.18 was released and several weeks past the planned release of X.Org Server 1.19, but nevertheless it's out there today under the "Cioppino" codename.

Ubuntu vs. Fedora vs. openSUSE vs. Clear Linux On Intel Kabylake

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After running my initial Intel Kaby Lake Linux tests last week using a Core i5 MSI Cubi 2 with new "KBL" processor, which was done under Ubuntu 16.10, I turned my focus to testing a few other distributions with this newest-generation Intel processor.

The MSI Cubi 2 with Core i5 7200U was tested also with the Fedora 25 latest release candidate, openSUSE Tumbleweed, and Clear Linux. On all of these latest Linux distributions, the MSI Cubi 2 / Intel Kaby Lake didn't run into any issues to speak of! Great to see KabyLake support in good shape already on Linux for these mobile processors, so with the desktop launch ahead hopefully there won't be any issues. The main concern always with Intel CPU Linux support comes to the open-source graphics stack and there everything appears to be nailed down.

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7 cool little open source projects that stood out in 2016

In the early days of the open source movement, a lot of the attention was on operating systems, and later on large content management systems. These days, containers are mentioned regularly even in mainstream news outlets. The big tech stories are great, but they miss the other great activity in the niches of the open source space. I've rounded up seven interesting lesser-known projects from the past year. You can see more articles about projects like this in my Nooks and Crannies column. Read more

RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt

After announcing the release of a new version of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux operating system for Intel Compute Stick devices, Arne Exton has announced today the availability of RaspArch Build 161205. RaspArch is a remix of Arch Linux ARM for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, and the latest release is shipping with the long-term supported Linux 4.4.35 kernel and the latest package versions released upstream as of December 5, 2016. "When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system, i.e. install new programs, etc," said Arne Exton in the release announcement. "Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). RaspArch uses kernel 4.4.35-1-ARCH and the LXDE Desktop environment." Read more

Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 4.2 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.36, Firefox 45.5.1

Porteus Solutions, through Tomasz Jokiel, announced today the release and immediate availability of Porteus Kiosk 4.2.0, the latest stable version of the free and open source Gentoo-based kiosk operating system for web terminals. Powered by the latest long-term supported Linux 4.4.36 kernel, Porteus Kiosk 4.2.0 ships with some of the latest and greatest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software projects, including the recently released X.Org Server 1.18.4 display server, as well as the Mozilla Firefox 45.5.1 ESR and Google Chrome 54.0.2840.100 web browsers. Read more