Clear Linux With Mesa 13 Is A Strong Match For Intel Linux Performance

When benchmarking Intel's Clear Linux distribution earlier this year we found its Intel graphics performance to be quite good and slightly faster than other Linux distributions even when Clear was using an older version of Mesa. Now with Clear Linux having switched to Mesa 13, I decided to run some fresh Intel OpenGL benchmarks on it compared to other distributions.

2 December 01:09 PM EST - Operating Systems - 17 Comments
PTS: PHP 7.1 vs. PHP 7.0 vs. HHVM Benchmarks

With today's PHP 7.1 release, performance isn't highlighted as much as language improvements to this first major update to PHP7, but I decided to run some PHP 7.1, PHP 7.0, PHP 5.6, PHP 5.5, and HHVM benchmarks of our open-source Phoronix Test Suite code-base.

2 December 12:37 PM EST - Compiler - PHP 7.1 Performance Benchmarks - 2 Comments

1 December

AMD "DAL" Being Renamed To "DC"

AMD's big display abstraction layer (DAL) code-base that's used by AMDGPU-PRO but not yet mainlined in the Linux kernel for providing HDMI 2.0, future FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync, HDMI/DP audio, and other modern display features is DAL no more.

1 December 03:44 PM EST - AMD - Renaming - 48 Comments
Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro & Linux Don't Mix

Last month I shared that Linux tests of the 2016 MacBook Pro would be coming and now I've finally managed to complete a few, but I highly encourage you not to get the new MacBook Pro if you plan on using anything other than macOS as the experience is a wreck. This is one laptop I don't mind seeing returned!

1 December 02:08 PM EST - Computers - 33 Comments
DRMFS Pseudo File-System Proposed

Intel developers are proposing the introduction of a new pseudo file-system intended as a better fit for Direct Rendering Manager drivers rather than the mix of sysfs/debugfs usage currently used.

1 December 05:59 AM EST - Linux Kernel - DRMFS - 5 Comments

30 November

Qt Creator 4.2 RC1 Released

The Qt Company today issued the first release candidate for the Qt Creator 4.2 integrated development environment release.

30 November 09:12 AM EST - Qt - Qt Creator 4.2 - 5 Comments

29 November

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