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For those wondering whether there will be any exciting improvements with the Intel DRM graphics driver in the Linux 3.18 kernel, here's some OpenGL performance benchmarks.
Earlier this week on Phoronix I posted benchmarks indicating potential block/file-system performance regressions using the Linux 3.18 kernel. Since then I've been carrying out more tests looking for any file-system performance problems on other hardware.
With the new NVIDIA 346 Linux driver series NVENC support was made available for accelerated video encoding support under Linux.
Given the recent crowdfunding success around the Jolla Tablet, there's talk again about crowdfunding a truly open-source laptop that's running Ubuntu and would be priced around $500 USD.
Luc Verhaegen has out a new blog post about Imagination's PowerVR SGX user-space driver source code and the microcode source also getting leaked. However, don't get too excited.
The second revision to the Linux kernel based D-Bus implementation is now available for review.
The Oracle VirtualBox team in Germany released the v4.3.20 update today.
As a continuation of the Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam On Linux Gaming? article from earlier this week, here's the results of the latest NVIDIA Linux proprietary graphics driver compared to the Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel graphics driver stack when running two of Valve's most popular Steam on Linux gamers.
Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0, which of these Red Hat Enterprise Linux derived distributions are faster? Here's some benchmark results from a ten-core Xeon system.
While Qualcomm is still dominating in the mobile phone chip world as the largest supplier of SoCs for smartphones, the company has ambitions of getting into the server market.
Facebook has released HHVM 3.4.0 today for those looking towards a high-performance PHP implementation or for using Facebook's Hack language.
Just one week after the bulk of the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.19, another round of updates were submitted for DRM-Next.
Unigine 2 remains under active development.
While FFmpeg has been absent from recent releases of Ubuntu Linux due to the switch over to Libav, with Ubuntu 15.04 it will return.
The Linux version of Civilization: Beyond Earth is still in the process of being ported to Linux.
Mozilla announced on Wednesday that Yahoo is going to become the default search provider for Firefox rather than Google.
Alex Deucher of AMD has put out new Radeon DPM patches that add SMC fan control support for SI/CI GPUs. These new patches should reduce the graphics card's fan noise on systems with a higher default fan profile speed.
Following the recent articles about the open-source AMD Linux OpenGL performance for gaming (16-way Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver GPU Comparison and AMD Radeon Gallium3D Is Catching Up & Sometimes Beating Catalyst On Linux), here's a look at the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 performance when testing the games on the latest open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) Linux graphics driver code.
Another weekly milestone development snapshot of the open-source Phoronix Test Suite Linux/BSD/OSX/Solaris/Windows benchmarking software is now available. The official Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 release should be out in the next two weeks.
09:30 AM EST - Phoronix - Phoronix Test Suite 5.4
There's yet another resignation this morning in the Debian camp.
Google's Chrome web browser reached version 39 on Tuesday in its stable channel for all supported platforms.
While Valve's VOGL open-source OpenGL debugger was off to a great start when announced at the start of the year, recently it fell into a bit of a dry period when it didn't see any new work for more than a month. Fortunately, that dry spell is over and there's new commits flowing back into VOGL.
Jolla has delivered on their teased new device as the "Jolla Tablet" as an exciting tablet running Sailfish OS 2.0.
The FreeBSD has received their largest ever single donation: $1,000,000 USD.
The Debian voting surrounding a general resolution around init system coupling has ended.
With the Linux 3.18 development settling down, here's our usual benchmarks of the new kernel when comparing the file-system performance against the previous stable version (Linux 3.17) for EXT4, F2FS, XFS, and Btrfs.
Demonstrated at the ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ACM ITS) event in Dresden, Germany the past few deays was the "NEMOSHELL" that looks like a futuristic user experience supported by Wayland.
The Khronos Group has released updated versions of the OpenCL and SYCL specifications from the Super Computing 2014 conference in New Orleans.
10:07 AM EST - Standards - SC14
Live kernel patching is now officially available on SUSE Linux Enterprise. SUSE announced the availability today of SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, a means of performing kernel patching without the need for reboots. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching is based on their kGraft technology.
The GNU Guix functional package manager has been updated to version 0.8 and incorporates four months of changes.
Our friends at Numascale have assembled the world's largest shared memory system to date: 5184 CPU cores with 20.7 terabytes of shared memory.
Version 4.5 of KDE's digital camera management software, digiKam, has been released.
What's left of Nokia after selling off their phone/device divison to Microsoft, the Finnish company has unveiled their first new piece of hardware: the N1 Android tablet.
Emil Velikov has announced the first release candidate for the upcoming Mesa 10.4 release.