EXWM: Turning Emacs Into An X Window Manager

Emacs is known to be a fully-customizable text-editor that can yield crazy abilities from playing games to emulating vi/vim to being an "OS inside an OS" with Emacs Lisp. The latest feature for Emacs is serving as an X Window Manager.

110 Minutes Ago - X.Org - Emacs Window Manager - 2 Comments
Shadow of Mordor Performance: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux

Last week Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was released for Linux after this AAA game premiered for Windows last year. Following its release I ran some Shadow of Mordor Linux benchmarks (and part two). Today are results on the same system when comparing the performance of this game under Ubuntu 15.04 to that of Windows 10 x64 Pro.

9 Hours Ago - Linux Gaming - 52 Comments
It's Been Three Years Since id Software Publicly Parted Ways With Linux

While id Software used to be the game company that was very Linux-friendly and always porting their titles over to Linux even when its gaming market was tiny and often overlooked by other game studios, today marks three years since they came out to say Linux hasn't produced positive results and since then haven't released any Linux-native titles as it doesn't "pay the bills" for the level of work involved.

10 Hours Ago - Gaming - id Software Linux - 11 Comments

3 August

8-Way Linux Desktop OpenGL Comparison Atop Fedora 22

Beyond last week's Debian GNU/Hurd vs. GNU/Linux comparison, another set of updated benchmarks sought by some Phoronix Premium members have been a fresh cross-desktop environment comparison when running various games / OpenGL benchmarks across desktops / window managers.

3 August 12:00 PM EDT - Software - 22 Comments
LLVMpipe Tests On Mesa Git With An Intel Core i7 Broadwell

While LLVMpipe isn't intended for much more than a software fallback for modern Linux desktops and as an aid for debugging Mesa/Gallium3D drivers using a hardware-neutral driver, it can be interesting once in a while running benchmarks on this software driver.

3 August 10:16 AM EDT - Mesa - LLVMpipe Tests - 5 Comments

2 August

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Device Support Is In The Works

DisplayLink's line of USB display adapters is known to be Linux-friendly and backed by open-source support, but this is only for their USB 2.0 devices. Fortunately, it appears that DisplayLink is finally working on USB 3.0 device support for Linux.

2 August 08:49 AM EDT - Hardware - USB 3.0 GPUs - 6 Comments

1 August

Mesa Git Is Now Officially Mesa 11.0

While we knew it was coming given that Mesa core has gone from OpenGL 3.3 compliance to OpenGL 4.1, the commit finally happened this Saturday for making it Mesa 11.0.

1 August 11:30 AM EDT - Mesa - Mesa 11.0-devel - 28 Comments

31 July

AMDGPU Looks Like It Will Be Supported For Mesa 11.0

Earlier this week I delivered my initial benchmarks of the new AMDGPU Linux driver stack for supporting the AMD Radeon R9 285 "TONGA" and all new/future GPUs like Carrizo and Fiji. The new AMDGPU kernel driver is present in the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel while on the user-space side there's separate code branches required for libdrm and Mesa. Fortunately, it looks like that work will be merged soon.

31 July 12:54 PM EDT - AMD - AMDGPU Mesa Support - 3 Comments

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