Nintendo Wii U Gamepad Linux Driver Support Still Pursuing Mainline

It's been a half-year since talking about the Wii U gamepad driver that's been in development with mainline ambitions for supporting this wireless gamepad in conjunction with the Nintendo Wii U console. The driver has just been revised to address earlier code review comments, again renewing interest in the effort and possible mainlining in a future kernel version.

9 Hours Ago - Hardware - Wii U Gamepad Driver - 2 Comments

19 October

Google Cloud Tau VM Instances Deliver Better Performance, Price-Performance Than Graviton2 M6g

Announced earlier this year for Google Cloud was a new family of virtual machines called Tau VMs. The initial T2D instances are powered by AMD EPYC 7003 "Milan" processors to deliver leading performance and are also positioned to deliver great value in going up against the likes of Amazon's Graviton2 instances. Tau VM instances are now available as a preview and Google has provided us with gratis access to the new instance types for benchmarking.

19 October 09:01 AM EDT - Processors - Add A Comment
Google Developing "SiliFuzz" For Fuzzing CPUs To Uncover Electrical Defects

With OSS-Fuzz for continuous fuzzing of open-source projects and along with working on the various sanitizers for compilers, Google has been doing a lot for proactively uncovering software defects in key open-source projects. Now though a group of their engineers have been working on SiliFuzz for software aiming to discover new CPU defects.

19 October 05:50 AM EDT - Google - SiliFuzz - 9 Comments

18 October

Ubuntu 21.10 Radeon Gaming With KDE Plasma vs. GNOME Shell + Wayland vs. X.Org

With last week's release of Ubuntu 21.10, here are some fresh benchmarks looking at the Linux gaming performance on this new release while testing both the GNOME Shell 40 default desktop to that of its KDE Plasma 5.22 based option. Both the X.Org and Wayland sessions for KDE and GNOME were benchmarked for seeing how the Linux gaming performance compares with the Radeon open-source GPU driver stack.

18 October 08:14 AM EDT - Linux Gaming - 47 Comments

17 October

16 October

KDE's Plasma Wayland Session Continues Seeing More Crash Fixes

This week marked the release of Plasma 5.23 in celebrating 25 years of the KDE desktop project while celebrations didn't last long with developers already hard at work on the Plasma 5.23.1 point release, feature work for Plasma 5.24, and also improvements to the KDE Applications and KDE Frameworks.

16 October 05:27 AM EDT - KDE - Plasma 5.23.1 - 30 Comments

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