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Radeon VCN Encode Support For RadeonSI Gallium3D

Tue, 2017-11-07 23:38
Earlier this year patches were posted and merged for VCN video decode support with RadeonSI/Gallium3D while now patches are coming from AMD for wiring up VCN video encoding support...

Canonical's Mir Patches Are Breaking RADV With Stock Mesa On Ubuntu

Tue, 2017-11-07 23:05
If you have been trying to use the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver that's packaged for Ubuntu but find it not working, chances are it's caused by Canonical's patches for Mir support...

CrossOver Now Lets You Run Windows Apps On Chrome OS

Tue, 2017-11-07 21:39
CodeWeavers has now announced the availability of their Wine-powered CrossOver software for Chrome OS...

More Than One Dozen USB Vulnerabilities Published For The Linux Kernel

Tue, 2017-11-07 18:43
Made public on Monday were details on 14 known security vulnerabilities within the Linux kernel's USB subsystem while there is also known to be more similar bugs that are yet to be resolved...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, Takes On The Radeon RX Vega 64 Under Linux

Tue, 2017-11-07 17:00
Last week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card as an offering at the $449 USD price point to undercut the Radeon RX Vega 56. Here are some benchmarks of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti under Linux with the latest OpenGL/Vulkan drivers compared to Radeon RX Vega, the rest of the Pascal GPUs, and other graphics cards under a variety of different Linux gaming benchmarks with 12 cards in total being tested this round.

Mesa 17.3-RC3 Released As The Quarterly Update Nears

Tue, 2017-11-07 15:54
Mesa 17.3 RC3 is now available as the third weekly release candidate for this quarterly installment to Mesa 3D that will likely be released as stable within the next week or two...

HITMAN Game of the Year Edition Released For Linux

Tue, 2017-11-07 14:17
Feral Interactive has been off to a busy November with last week releasing F1 2017 for Linux and today delivering same-day support for HITMAN Game of the Year Edition on both macOS and Linux...

DRI3 v1.1 & DRI3 v1.2 Patches Revised

Tue, 2017-11-07 12:15
Collabora's Louis-Francis Ratté-Boulianne has sent out the latest patches for the X.Org Server and related components for wiring up Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 (DRI3) v1.1 as well as the newer v1.2 work too...

GhostBSD 11.1 Is Almost Ready With MATE & Xfce Tailored FreeBSD Desktop Experience

Tue, 2017-11-07 11:56
GhostBSD 11.1-RC1 was released on Monday as the final test release before shipping this official update of the Xfce/MATE-desktop oriented FreeBSD 11.1 derivative...

Flush Control Support Lands In Mesa

Tue, 2017-11-07 11:46
The latest extension onboarding for Mesa is wiring in ARB_context_flush_control support...

Krita 4.0 Working On Performance Improvements, Benchmark & New Filters

Tue, 2017-11-07 11:29
Krita 4.0 remains under development as the next big feature update for this Qt-powered digital painting program and it's brewing a lot of new functionality...

POWER9 Could Be A Game Changer For Cryptocurrency Mining

Tue, 2017-11-07 03:07
Forthcoming POWER9 processors could be a game changer for cryptocurrency mining based upon some preliminary performance data we have received...

Oracle Linux Security Developer To AMD: "Smatch" Your Driver

Mon, 2017-11-06 23:55
Dan Carpenter of Oracle who is responsible for security audits of the Linux kernel is not happy with the current state of the AMDGPU DRM code-base...

AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization Patches Updated For Linux

Mon, 2017-11-06 21:29
AMD Linux developers today sent out the latest revision to their big set of patches adding in support for Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) to the Linux kernel...

Longtime GNOME Contributor & Oracle Principal UX Designer Leaves The Company

Mon, 2017-11-06 20:40
The latest talent to have departed Oracle is a longtime GNOME contributor who has at Oracle/Sun Microsystems for nearly the past two decades...

F1 2017 On Linux With 23 Graphics Cards, NVIDIA + AMDGPU-PRO + RADV

Mon, 2017-11-06 18:00
Following various F1 2017 Linux gaming benchmarks over the past few days since this game's Linux release this past Thursday with a port to Vulkan, here is a 23-way graphics card comparison for this formula one racing game while having coverage of the NVIDIA, AMDGPU-PRO, and RADV Vulkan drivers atop Ubuntu Linux.

Intel Announces CPU With HBM2 Memory & AMD Graphics

Mon, 2017-11-06 16:18
Following the rumors for months about an Intel CPU with integrated AMD graphics, it has been announced today and is actually happening!..

Fedora 27 Still Isn't Ready To Ship

Mon, 2017-11-06 15:50
Fedora 27 was originally scheduled to ship at the end of October, but now it's not going to be released for at least one more week...

LibreOffice Lands An Initial Qt5 Interface Plugin

Mon, 2017-11-06 14:17
A new VCL plug-in that is in development will allow LibreOffice to blend nicely with the KDE Plasma / Qt5 desktop...

Broadcom Bids To Snatch Qualcomm For $103 Billion

Mon, 2017-11-06 13:23
Following reports the past few days of Broadcom and Qualcomm potentially hooking up, Broadcom just filed their offer today to try to buy up Qualcomm for $103 billion USD...

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