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Valve Rolls Out A Rare Update To SteamOS Brewmaster

Thu, 2017-11-09 22:23
Valve at least is continuing to maintain the Debian-based SteamOS for the short-lived Steam Machines, but their updates are hardly exciting...

73 More Post-4.15 Patches For AMDGPU DC Display Code

Thu, 2017-11-09 21:13
Another patch bomb from AMD landed today with 73 more AMDGPU DC display code changes...

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini Is A Powerful Yet Small Graphics Card

Thu, 2017-11-09 17:38
Earlier this week I delivered the first NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Linux benchmarks where we even found this new GPU generally outperforming the Radeon RX Vega 64 with the current NVIDIA/AMD Linux graphics drivers. That testing was done with the Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini (ZT-P10710G-10P) while in this article are some more benchmarks and findings from graphics card that is one of the most powerful for its size.

PostgreSQL 10.1 Released

Thu, 2017-11-09 15:39
PostgreSQL 10.1 is now available as the first update over the recently released PostgreSQL 10...

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Might End Up Redoing The System Sounds

Thu, 2017-11-09 15:19
The latest in the development of the "Bionic Beaver" is that new system sounds might come to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS...

Sway 0.15 Wayland Compositor Released With Raspberry Pi Support, Improved Clipboard

Thu, 2017-11-09 15:05
Sway, the i3-compatible Wayland compositor from SirCmpwn, is out with the last pre-1.0 release...

Intel Mesa Driver Restores Support For SuperTuxKart, Adds EGL_KHR_gl_colorspace

Thu, 2017-11-09 14:56
The Intel i965 Mesa OpenGL driver has restored support for the SuperTuxKart open-source Tux-themed racing game...

Some Basic macOS 10.13 vs. Ubuntu 17.10 OpenGL Gaming Tests

Thu, 2017-11-09 12:35
Following last week's F1 2017 launch for Linux which is making use of the Vulkan graphics API on Linux and Metal API on macOS, originally I set out to compare the macOS vs. Linux performance, but that didn't go quite as planned due to MacBook Pro woes. But here are some other OpenGL game tests between macOS and Ubuntu 17.10 Linux.

Intel Mesa Driver Shows Support For OpenGL Games To Set/Get Their Own NIR

Thu, 2017-11-09 11:57
Via ARB_get_program_binary Intel is working on allowing programs to retrieve or load their own NIR representation...

UVD Video Decode Patches For AMDGPU With GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands

Thu, 2017-11-09 11:46
One of the missing features if you are using a GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" graphics card and want to use the AMDGPU DRM driver rather than Radeon DRM is that UVD video decoding is currently unsupported. But there's new patches to fix that...

AMD/RTG's Raja Koduri Joins Intel

Wed, 2017-11-08 23:33
On Monday Intel announced their upcoming CPU with integrated AMD Vega-class graphics backed by HBM2 memory, on Tuesday Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) head Raja Koduri announced he would be resigning from the company, and now today it's announced he is joining Intel...

Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Series ARM Server CPUs Officially Launch - Up To 48 Cores

Wed, 2017-11-08 20:09
Qualcomm began sampling their 10nm 48-core ARM server CPU last year while today it officially launched...

Daily ISOs Begin For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver"

Wed, 2017-11-08 18:44
Ubuntu is back to spinning daily ISOs of their latest development packages in preparation for the next release, which this time around is the 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" Long Term Support release...

GCC 8 & LLVM Clang 6.0 Compiler Performance On AMD EPYC - November 2017

Wed, 2017-11-08 15:40
Given the continuously evolving state of open-source code compilers, especially for the newer AMD Zen "znver1" architecture, here is the latest installment of our compiler benchmarks. Tested for this article from and AMD EPYC 7601 processor were GCC 7.2, GCC 8.0.0, LLVM Clang 5.0, and LLVM Clang 6.0 SVN.

Arch Linux Ends i686 Package Support Today

Wed, 2017-11-08 14:56
Following the announcement earlier this year of Arch Linux deprecating i686 support, that 32-bit x86 support ends today...

More RADV Radeon Vulkan Optimizations Are In The Works

Wed, 2017-11-08 13:11
We are just one week into November and already there are a number of patches volleyed onto the mailing list for continuing to optimize the RADV open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...

VC5 Gallium3D OpenGL Driver Is Starting To Get Fit

Wed, 2017-11-08 11:53
Broadcom's Eric Anholt has remained busy in bringing up the VC5 Gallium3D driver...

Cannonlake Onboarding Posted For GCC Compiler

Wed, 2017-11-08 11:34
An Intel developer is looking to merge the -march=cannonlake support for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)...

Apple Will No Longer Be Developing CUPS Under The GPL

Wed, 2017-11-08 11:24
One decade after Apple bought out CUPS as the de facto printing system for Unix-like operating systems, they are changing the code license...

X-Plane Reports 1.4% Of Their Customers Are Linux Users

Wed, 2017-11-08 11:06
For those wanting more usage statistics about Linux, the X-Plane flight simulator reports 1.4% of their users are currently running Linux...