15 December

Wine 3.0-RC2 Released

Since last week's code/feature freeze for the upcoming Wine 3.0, the second release candidate is now available.

15 December 04:27 PM EST - WINE - Wine 3.0 - 6 Comments
Fedora Linux Had Another Innovative Year

Fedora Linux this year picked up support for more multimedia codecs, continued innovating on both the Linux desktop/workstations and servers, the Fedora/RedHat developers continued a lot of upstream improvements throughout the Linux landscape, their Wayland support continues to be solid, and they continued shipping the latest and greatest packages in their distribution releases.

15 December 07:55 AM EST - Fedora - Fedora 2017 - 17 Comments

14 December

It's Been Four Years Since SteamOS Began Shipping With Not Much To Show

It was four years ago this week that Valve began shipping SteamOS, their Debian-based Linux distribution intended for Steam Machines and those wanting a gaming-oriented Linux distribution. While Valve still technically maintains the SteamOS Linux distribution, the outlook at this point is rather bleak.

14 December 09:29 AM EST - Valve - SteamOS Four Years Old - 37 Comments
SUSE Rolls Out New Version Of Their In-Kernel Boot Splash Screen

Back in October I wrote about SUSE working on a new, in-kernel bootsplash project. That work has yet to be mainlined but it looks like it's still on track for going upstream in the future with the latest version now being released that addresses issues uncovered during review.

14 December 06:17 AM EST - SUSE - Kernel Bootsplash v2 - 14 Comments

13 December

SilverStone TS421S 4-Disk SATA/SAS Disk Enclosure

While SilverStone is mostly known for their computer cases, power supplies, and other peripherals, with the TS421S they have a compelling four-disk drive enclosure on their hands. The TS421S drive storage device supports up to four SAS/SATA 2.5-inch drives over a single mini-SAS SFF-8088 cable.

13 December 04:31 PM EST - Peripherals - 8 Comments
Radeon Overlay Is Similar To A Feature Mesa Offered For Years

With yesterday's release of the Radeon Software Adrenalin driver for Windows, it actually picks up a feature that is roughly similar to something the open-source Radeon driver stack - and all of the Mesa's Gallium3D drivers for that matter - have offered for years.

13 December 06:28 AM EST - Radeon - Radeon Overlay vs. Gallium HUD - 6 Comments

12 December

AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 vs. RADV/RadeonSI Radeon Linux Gaming Performance

With today's AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 Linux driver release alongside the Radeon Software Adrenalin Driver for Windows users, it's significant in a few ways. First and foremost, AMD has stuck to their word of the past two years and is now able to open-source their official Vulkan Linux driver. When it comes to AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 itself you are now able to mix-and-match driver components to choose what pieces you want of AMD's somewhat complicated driver make-up. Additionally, their OpenGL/Vulkan drivers in 17.50 have some new feature capabilities. So with that said here's a fresh look at how the AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 professional driver performance compares to the latest open-source RadeonSI OpenGL and RADV Vulkan drivers.

12 December 02:30 PM EST - Display Drivers - 39 Comments
Happy Holidays: AMD Finally Pushing Out Open-Source Vulkan Driver

Ahead of the Vulkan 1.0 debut nearly two years ago, we heard that for AMD's Vulkan Linux driver it was initially going to be closed-source and would then be open-sourced once ready. At the time it sounded like something that would be opened up six months or so, but finally that milestone is being reached! Ahead of Christmas, AMD is publishing the source code to their official Vulkan Linux driver.

12 December 09:00 AM EST - Display Drivers - 74 Comments

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