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x86 Chinese CPU Manufacturer Zhaoxin Has Been Working On Linux Support

Tue, 2018-04-10 00:11
Today's hardware monitoring subsystem updates sent into the Linux 4.17 kernel merge window were a bit peculiar with "new Centaur CPUs" now being supported for reading the CPU core temperatures...

Vulkan CTS 1.1.1 Adds 26,272 New Test Cases

Mon, 2018-04-09 22:21
The Vulkan CTS as the conformance test suite for ensuring drivers are properly and fully implementing the Vulkan graphics and compute API continues getting even more in-depth and attempts to cover as many corner-cases as possible...

Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Officially Released

Mon, 2018-04-09 20:29
Today marks the long-awaited debut of Wayland 1.15 and the Weston 4.0 reference compositor...

AMD Posts VP9 VA-API Video Acceleration For Gallium3D

Mon, 2018-04-09 19:28
Hitting the Mesa mailing list today from AMD developers are a set of twenty-two patches providing VP9 video acceleration support via the Gallium3D VA-API state tracker...

KVM Updates For Linux 4.17 Bring VirtIO GPU Prep For S390, AMD Improvements

Mon, 2018-04-09 19:15
The latest feature pull request for the Linux 4.17 kernel are the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization updates...

Mir Wayland Cut/Copy/Paste Support Being Worked On

Mon, 2018-04-09 19:00
When it comes to Mir acting as a Wayland compositor, feature support continues to be extended for making this a more viable offering for those looking to have full Wayland support...

VK_AMD_shader_core_properties Now Supported By RADV

Mon, 2018-04-09 15:09
Thanks to Samuel Pitoiset of Valve's Linux driver team, the RADV open-source Radeon Vulkan driver supports the new VK_AMD_shader_core_properties extension...

Making Use Of Intel vGPU Support On Linux 4.16 & QEMU 2.12

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:55
As of the Linux 4.16 kernel that was released one week ago, the kernel-side bits are in place for Intel Virtual GPU support and in user-space the upcoming QEMU 2.12 has the necessary code for the GTK and SPICE code-paths...

phpMyAdmin 4.8 Brings Mobile Interface, 2FA & More

Mon, 2018-04-09 14:05
Over the weekend marked the release of phpMyAdmin 4.8.0 as the latest major update to this widely-used MySQL web-based administration interface...

Ubuntu Developer Floats The Idea Of "Test Weeks" To Replace Early Alpha/Beta Releases

Mon, 2018-04-09 12:48
Prominent Ubuntu community developer Simon Quigley has sparked a discussion about Ubuntu's release milestones and the possibility of moving away with their alpha and beta one milestones moving forward...

Rise of the Tomb Raider Coming To Linux This Month

Mon, 2018-04-09 12:07
Feral Interactive has just confirmed that Rise of the Tomb Raider for Linux will be released this month...

Libinput 1.10.4 Makes Touchpads A Bit Snappier

Mon, 2018-04-09 12:00
Libinput 1.10.14 is now available and while it's just a point release, there is at least one change sure to catch your attention...

Etnaviv Performance Counter Support Merged Into Mesa 18.1

Mon, 2018-04-09 02:29
Landing in Linux 4.15 was performance counters support in the Etnaviv DRM driver as the low-level bits for exposing the hardware counters with this reverse-engineered, open-source Vivante graphics driver. The user-space/Mesa side code has now landed too...

Etnaviv Performance Counter Support Merged Into Mesa 18.2

Mon, 2018-04-09 00:41
Landing in Linux 4.15 was performance counters support in the Etnaviv DRM driver as the low-level bits for exposing the hardware counters with this reverse-engineered, open-source Vivante graphics driver. The user-space/Mesa side code has now landed too...

Intel Optane 800p SSD 118GB

Sun, 2018-04-08 20:40
Last month Intel launched the Optane SSD 800P series as a step below the ultra-fast Optane 900P solid-state drives but still a big step ahead of other SSD options like the Intel 760p series. Here are our first Linux performance benchmarks of the Optane 800p series with testing the 118GB SSDPEK1W120GA 800p SSD on Ubuntu.

Linux 4.16 Reaches Its First Point Release With Over 30 Fixes

Sun, 2018-04-08 20:24
Greg Kroah-Hartman today released the first stable point update to the Linux 4.16 kernel that debuted one week ago...

The Big Changes Merged This Week For The Linux 4.17 Kernel

Sun, 2018-04-08 13:30
We are now through the first week of the two week long Linux 4.17 kernel merge window process for introducing the new features/functionality to this next big kernel release...

HandBrake 1.1 Open-Source Video Transcoder Released

Sun, 2018-04-08 12:24
For fans of the HandBrake open-source, cross-platform video transcoder software, a big post-1.0 update is now available...

FreeCAD 0.17 Released With Various Workbench Improvements

Sun, 2018-04-08 12:12
For fans of the FreeCAD open-source 3D CAD modeling software, a new major release is now available -- the first update in almost two years...

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