8-Way Linux Desktop OpenGL Comparison Atop Fedora 22
Beyond last week's Debian GNU/Hurd vs. GNU/Linux comparison, another set of updated benchmarks sought by some Phoronix Premium members have been a fresh cross-desktop environment comparison when running various games / OpenGL benchmarks across desktops / window managers.
I haven't run any cross-desktop OpenGL performance comparisons recently, but with the request coming in from the premium bunch, I did some modern tests on Fedora 22 x86_64. With an Intel Core i7 5775C system sporting Iris Graphics Pro 6200, I tested the following desktops from their F22 packages with their out-of-the-box settings.
NVIDIA 355 Beta Linux Driver Released, Closer To Supporting Wayland/Mir
NVIDIA this morning released their first public Linux driver beta in the 355.xx series, and it's quite an exciting update!
In stepping closer toward supporting Wayland and Mir, there's a lot of EGL improvements in the 355 series! There is now experimental full OpenGL support under EGL, the EGL_KHR_swap_buffers_with_damage and EGL_NV_stream_consumer_gltexture_yuv extensions are now supported, and other changes.
LibreOffice 5.0 RC Brings More DOCX Improvements, Final Version in Two Days
The Document Foundation has released the fifth and final Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0, which should be identical to the stable edition that will be made available in a couple of days.
Manjaro 0.8.13 Gets the Latest NVIDIA Drivers with the Seventh Update, and Much More
The Manjaro developers are on a roll, and they've just released yet another update for Manjaro 0.8.13, bringing numerous Linux kernel updates and quite a few other packages.