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Benchmarking Radeon Open Compute ROCm 1.4 OpenCL

Last month with AMD/GPUOpen's ROCm 1.4 release they delivered on OpenCL support, albeit for this initial release all of the code is not yet open-source. I tried out ROCm 1.4 with the currently supported GPUs to see how the OpenCL performance compares to just using the AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL implementation. Read more

Canonical to Remove Old Unity 7 Scopes from Ubuntu Because They're Not Secure

Canonical's Will Cooke has revealed recently the company's plans on removing some old, unmaintained Unity 7 Scopes from the Ubuntu Linux archives because they could threaten the security of the entire operating system. Read more

antiX 16.1 Linux OS Is Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie," without Systemd

More than six months after its official release, the antiX 16 "Berta Cáceres" GNU/Linux distribution sees its first point release, based on the recently unveiled Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie" operating system. Read more

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS Loki 0.4

Elementary looks great. It is easy to install, easy to use and the applications are perfectly adequate for basic tasks. The big issue is the package manager. The biggest issue with Ubuntu is the package manager. The fact that somebody has had to go to the effort to create the Ubuntu After Install application shows there is a problem. Why can't Ubuntu or one of these derivatives grasp the bull by the horns and come up with a solution. People like to use Chrome yet all we get is Firefox or some basic equivalent. Chrome works with everything. It is by far the best browser and I don't want to settle for second best. If you don't want to include it as part of the main package manager add a simple tool for installing this and many other applications including Steam. On the whole though the distribution looks good and is simple to use and I do recommend it for the Everyday Linux User. Read more