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Linux 4.18-rc4 Kernel Released: Boring Is Good

Mon, 2018-07-09 01:58
The fourth weekly test release of the Linux 4.18 kernel is now available...

Scientific Linux 6.9 vs. 6.10 vs. 7.5 Benchmarks

Mon, 2018-07-09 00:18
If you are still running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or one of the downstreams like CentOS, Scientific Linux, or Oracle Linux, these benchmarks are for you in showing the performance of Scientific Linux 6.9 vs. 6.10 vs. 7.5 for getting an idea about the current performance of EL6/EL7.

UHD Graphics 620: Slow But Who Is Slower? Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Graphics

Sun, 2018-07-08 21:42
The latest hardware at Phoronix for testing is the Dell XPS 13.3-inch (XPS9370) with Intel Core i7-8550U Kabylake-R processor featuring UHD Graphics 620. A number of interesting Linux benchmarks are currently being worked on, including Windows versus various Linux distribution performance tests as well as power consumption, etc. For some initial figures for your viewing pleasure this weekend are some of the gaming/graphics tests between Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux.

Recent Nouveau Improvements Thanks To A New Contributor

Sun, 2018-07-08 17:14
The open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver continues to be largely a community affair aside from occasional code/documentation dumps (and hardware supplies) from NVIDIA and then Red Hat also employing a few of the key contributors to the Nouveau DRM kernel driver and Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D within Mesa. When it comes to Red Hat's Nouveau developers like Ben Skeggs and Karol Herbst, they started out as community contributors over the years to this driver. Fortunately, this year has brought another new contributor to the Mesa driver stack...

Intel ANV Driver Moves Forward With Vulkan 1.1.80 / KHR_create_renderpass2

Sun, 2018-07-08 16:45
Released yesterday was Vulkan 1.1.80 that offers three new extensions while the Intel ANV open-source driver has begun rolling out patches for supporting this latest Vulkan specification update...

Xilinx ZynqMP DisplayPort DRM/KMS Driver Could Soon Be Ready For Mainline

Sun, 2018-07-08 14:26
Back in January there were Xilinx developers who posted a DRM/KMS driver for their DisplayPort subsystem as part of the ZynqMP SoC. It looks like the driver for this display pipeline may soon be ready for mainline...

KDE's Dolphin File Manager Now Has A "Share" Menu

Sun, 2018-07-08 13:48
The latest work on improving KDE's usability is adding a "share" menu to the Dolphin file manager...

Apple Rejects iOS App For Using MoltenVK (Vulkan Over Metal)

Sun, 2018-07-08 13:25
Back in February MoltenVK was open-sourced as part of The Khronos Group and Valve working harder to get Vulkan working on macOS/iOS by mapping it through to using Apple's Metal Graphics/Compute API. The most notable user of MoltenVK on macOS to date is the Vulkan Dota 2 on Mac, but for those looking to use this Vulkan-to-Metal framework on iOS, it looks like Apple might be clamping down...