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More Power Consumption / Perf-Per-Watt Figures For Intel Kabylake On Linux

Phoronix - Sun, 2017-02-12 15:00
In yesterday's Core i3 2100 "Sandy Bridge" vs. Core i3 7100 "Kabylake" comparison I included all of the power consumption and performance-per-Watt results. If you are looking for additional power numbers from other Kabylake CPUs, here is some additional data...

Windows 10 vs. Linux With AMDGPU+RadeonSI, NVIDIA Pascal, Lots Of Games Coming

Phoronix - Sun, 2017-02-12 14:27
There's going to be fresh AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce Windows 10 vs. Linux comparisons on Phoronix in the week ahead. Here are the early details and a RFC for our patrons...

Oracle refuses to accept pro-Google “fair use” verdict in API battle

LXer - Sun, 2017-02-12 13:53
Google successfully made its case to a jury last year that its use of Java APIs in Android was "fair use." A San Francisco federal jury rejected Oracle's claim that the mobile system infringed Oracle's copyrights.But Oracle isn't backing down. Late Friday, the company appealed the high-profile verdict to a federal appeals court.

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver To Enable Atomic Support By Default

Phoronix - Sun, 2017-02-12 13:53
The patch landed in Intel's drm-intel-next-queued branch this week for enabling atomic support by default on the hardware platforms where it's fully supported...

X.Org Server 1.20 Breaks The Video Driver ABI

Phoronix - Sun, 2017-02-12 13:36
Just a quick note for anyone who routinely builds the latest X.Org Server from Git, the video driver ABI has been broken again, thus you'll need to rebuild your dependent DDX drivers assuming they have been modified for this new ABI...

Raptor Engineering Hopes To Bring OpenBMC To An ASUS Motherboard

Phoronix - Sun, 2017-02-12 13:18
While Raptor Engineering was unsuccessful with their Talos Secure Workstation effort to build a high-end, libre POWER8 workstation, they are now backing a more realistic effort: opening the Baseboard Management Controller of an ASUS server motherboard still on the market...

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro gives me hope in Chrome OS—thanks to Android’s help

TuxMachines - Sun, 2017-02-12 13:01

The market is about to be flooded with a new wave of Chromebooks, all focused on Android apps. Chrome OS and Android were always meant for different devices, but now OEMs are making Chromebooks that can deliver the best of both worlds. Google's Play Store has already come to some older Chromebooks, but Samsung's new Chromebook Plus and Pro models are the first that explicitly play up their Android compatibility.

These devices follow in the footsteps of the Asus Chromebook Flip, which was the first Chrome OS two-in-one back when the operating system didn't really lend itself to that type of hardware design. Now a convertible design is apt to run Chrome OS and Android apps on the same system, but this union of operating systems isn't perfect yet.

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Linux flagship Munich's U-turn: Install Windows 10 everywhere by end of 2020

LXer - Sun, 2017-02-12 11:59
Munich's city authority is a step closer to moving thousands of council computers from Linux to Windows, in a reversal of one of open-source software's marquee successes.

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