Wine-Staging 1.9.3 Brings Improvements For Old Games, Even 16-Bit Apps

It has been quite a while since last having any Wine-Staging release to talk about, but nothing has stopped and simply was due to the project not having the time for putting out release notes. Wine-Staging continues to ride off upstream Wine while adding in over one hundred experimental patches for testing.'

104 Minutes Ago - WINE - Wine-Staging 1.9.3 - 1 Comment

9 February

Finding The Perfect PC Components For Your Favorite Game Or Workload

With the latest code push today on OpenBenchmarking.org has been one of the most sought after features of making it easier to find the best graphics card for your favorite game, the optimal processor for your computational tasks, and other workloads measured via our open-source, cross-platform benchmarking software.

9 February 04:07 PM EST - Phoronix - OpenBenchmarking.org Showdown - 12 Comments
Wayland Network Transparency Patches Published

For the longest time, when bringing up Wayland a recurring question was "what about network transparency?!" Well, Samsung's Derek Foreman has today published the set of Wayland patches for providing Wayland network traparency by pushing the Wayland protocol over TCP/IP.

9 February 12:35 PM EST - Wayland - Wayland Network Transparency - 13 Comments
The GTX 750 Series Still Has Lots Of Problems With Nouveau

While all routine Phoronix readers should be well aware of the fact that there still isn't any open-source accelerated support for the GTX 900 "Maxwell" graphics cards yet as the Nouveau developers are blocked on waiting signed firmware from NVIDIA, the GTX 750 series does have some basic support as the original Maxwell GPUs. Here is a look at using this unofficial open-source driver on a GTX 750 with the Linux 4.5 kernel and Mesa 11.2-devel.

9 February 11:09 AM EST - Nouveau - Problems! - 3 Comments

8 February

Writing Code For Radeon's HCC Compiler

As part of the GPUOpen initiative that AMD launched last month is an introduction to the Heterogeneous Compute Compiler (HCC) for writing code to take advantage of AMD's new LLVM-based compiler for offloading the work to the GPU.

8 February 02:11 PM EST - AMD - Heterogeneous Compute Compiler - Add A Comment
For $3100 USD You Can Have A Fast, Fully-Free-Software Workstation

Last week I brought up the Talos Secure Workstation as a $3100 USD system that's fully free and open down to the firmware and with an open-source friendly processor design while being high performance. Since then, I've had access to test out the hardware making up this POWER8-powered system to see how fast a fully-open system can be. Here is more information on the proposed Talos Workstation along with a few early Linux benchmarks.

8 February 10:50 AM EST - Computers - 34 Comments
Linux.Conf.Au 2016 Videos Now Online

Linux.Conf.Au 2016 ran last week from 1 to 5 February in Geelong, Australia. If you weren't able to go to this annual Linux conference down under, the videos from all of the presentations have now been uploaded.

8 February 07:46 AM EST - Linux Events - LCA 2016 Videos - 3 Comments
The Improvements To GNOME's Nautilus 3.20 FIle Manager

With the UI freeze being imminent for GNOME 3.20, we will soon have a good idea for how this desktop environment update due out next month will look. To get started, here's a look at the Nautilus 3.20 file manager changes for this six-month GNOME update.

8 February 07:28 AM EST - GNOME - GNOME 3.20 - 30 Comments

7 February

DevConf.cz 2016 Videos Now Available

Happening the past few days in Brno, Czech Republic has been the Red Hat sponsored DevConf.cz developers conference. For those that missed it and the live streaming, the videos are available to watch on YouTube.

7 February 01:30 PM EST - Linux Events - DevConf 2016 - Add A Comment

6 February

NVIDIA GeForce GT 710: Trying The Newest Sub-$50 GPU On Linux

At the end of January NVIDIA rolled out the GeForce GT 710. This isn't some shiny new low-end Maxwell card, but rather from the Kepler lineage and retails for under $50 USD as a discrete solution to compete with integrated Intel and AMD graphics. Here are some initial benchmarks of a passively-cooled ASUS GeForce GT 710 under Linux.

6 February 01:50 PM EST - Graphics Cards - 32 Comments
FreeBSD 10.3 Now In Beta

FreeBSD developers have released today their first official development media for the upcoming FreeBSD 10.3.

6 February 10:11 AM EST - BSD - FreeBSD 10.3 Beta 1 - Add A Comment

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