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Benchmarking Various Linux Distributions With Amazon's EC2 Cloud In 2017

3 hours 38 min ago
After carrying out the recent Amazon EC2 Cloud benchmarks vs. Intel/AMD CPUs I also decided to run some Linux distribution tests in the Elastic Compute Cloud with not having done any such comparisons in a long time. So for those wondering how different Linux distributions compare in Amazon's cloud, this article is for you.

Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell

4 hours 22 min ago
The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone...

KDE Kirigami 2.1 Released To Help Build Convergent Linux Apps

9 hours 16 min ago
While convergence may be dead at Ubuntu/Canonical, KDE developers continue working on Plasma Mobile and their convergence vision driven in part by the Kirigami user-interface framework...

New ARM Support Going Into The Linux 4.12 Kernel

9 hours 24 min ago
The ARM changes for the mainline Linux kernel are usually quite extensive each cycle and with the Linux 4.12 merge window likely opening on Sunday evening it will be no different this time around...

AMDGPU Gets More Fixes For Linux 4.12

10 hours 44 min ago
While the DRM-Next merge window is over for new feature material ahead of the Linux 4.12 merge window opening tomorrow, some AMDGPU fixes have been sent out for this next kernel cycle...

Unreal Engine 4.16 Enters Public Preview State

11 hours 9 min ago
Epic Games on Friday released the first public preview of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.16...

GNOME 3.25.1 Released

11 hours 29 min ago
GNOME 3.25.1 is now available as the first development milestone in the road to this September's GNOME 3.26...

Chromium Now Enables GTK3 For 32-Bit Builds

11 hours 32 min ago
The Chromium/Chrome web-browser should now be seeing GTK3 support flipped on for those relying upon 32-bit builds...

Mesa 17.0.5 Is Now Available With 40+ Fixes

11 hours 41 min ago
Mesa 17.0.5 is now available as the newest stable release on the Mesa 17.0 series...

Wine 2.7 Has HiDPI Improvements, Direct3D 11 Shader Work

Fri, 2017-04-28 21:57
Wine 2.7 has been released as the newest bi-weekly development release of Wine...

Windows 10 Creators WSL vs. Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 17.04

Fri, 2017-04-28 20:41
Windows 10 Creators Update was released earlier this month by Microsoft as the latest installment to Windows 10. Since it's been a few months since last benchmarking the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" (WSL), a.k.a. "Bash for Windows", here are some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu atop Windows 10 Creators Update vs. Intel's Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 17.04.

XWayland Picks Up Tablet Pad Support

Fri, 2017-04-28 16:49
More feature work landed today in xserver Git for what will eventually become X.Org Server 1.20...

Features To Look Forward To In Next Month's KDE Plasma 5.10

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:54
We are just one month away from seeing the next KDE Plasma 5 desktop release...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: Windows 10 Creators Update vs. Ubuntu Linux Gaming

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:00
Earlier this week I posted some fresh AMD Radeon Windows vs. Linux gaming benchmarks using the newly-released Windows 10 Creator Update and Ubuntu 17.04. For your viewing pleasure today are some fresh NVIDIA Windows vs. Linux benchmarks using a high-end GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

Trying Out Intel's OpenCL 2.0 Beignet On Broadwell-U

Fri, 2017-04-28 09:36
Curious about the Beignet OpenCL performance impact on a Broadwell-U laptop/ultrabook and just going through bare metal benchmarking withdrawals while away this week in Russia, I was running some Beignet tests on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon...

SDL Adds Default Steam Controller Mapping For Linux

Fri, 2017-04-28 08:50
It seems like it would have been done long ago, but upstream SDL2 now finally has out-of-the-box Steam Controller mappings for Linux and iOS...

Mesa 17.1 Will Use A 1GB Shader Cache Limit

Fri, 2017-04-28 06:56
While Timothy Arceri at Valve had just made the change to a 5% cache size limit of your disk space from an original 10% maximum threshold, he's now changed it to just a 1GB cache limit...

VK_KHX_multiview Ready For Landing Within ANV, VK_KHX_external_memory Lands

Fri, 2017-04-28 06:32
The VK_KHX_multiview extension that is important for VR games/applications is expected to soon land within Mesa Git for Intel's ANV driver. Meanwhile, the VK_KHX_external_memory extensions have landed for this open-source Intel driver...

CD/DVD Image Changes For The Upcoming Debian 9.0 Release

Fri, 2017-04-28 06:18
With Debian 9.0 not being far away from releasing, the Debian CD Images Team has issued an update over their fundamental changes happening for this "Stretch" cycle...

Meson Support Has Landed In The X.Org Server

Fri, 2017-04-28 04:41
Initial Meson build system integration has landed in the xorg-server code-base for testing...