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X11 Articles & Reviews

6-Way Linux Desktop 2D/3D Performance Comparison On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS   Software   2014-03-12
GNOME Shell Wayland Benchmarks From Fedora 20   Display Drivers   2013-12-26
2D Performance Also Impacted By Unity On XMir   Software   2013-06-29
X11 Turns 25 Years Old Today   Software   2012-09-15
KDE Draws Up Plans For Wayland In 2012   Software   2011-08-07
Logitech MX1100 Cordless Laser Mouse   Peripherals   2009-04-10
ATI 8.32.5 Display Driver   Display Drivers   2006-12-13
ATI 8.27.10 Display Drivers   Display Drivers   2006-07-28
NVIDIA 1.0-8178 Display Drivers   Display Drivers   2005-12-22

X11 Linux & Open-Source News

LibreELEC 11 Beta 1 Released As Linux OS Built Around Kodi 20 - Adds HDR For Intel & AMD   Multimedia   2023-01-29
MPV Player 0.35.1 Released With Wayland & PipeWire Fixes   Multimedia   2023-01-28
IceWM 3.3.1 Released With Various Fixes For This Lightweight Window Manager   Desktop   2023-01-23
Linux 6.2-rc5 Released - The Kernel Will Most Likely Be Extended Through 6.2-rc8   Linux Kernel   2023-01-21
NVIDIA Contributes linux_dmabuf v4 Feedback Support To XWayland   X.Org   2023-01-21
GNOME's Mutter Adds Support For Toggling Byte-Swapped XWayland Clients   X.Org   2023-01-17
VA-API 2.17 Released With Basic X11 DRI3 Support, Enabling VA-API On Windows   Multimedia   2023-01-17
Wine 8.0-rc4 Released With Another 25 Bugs Fixed   WINE   2023-01-13
Mesa 22.3.3 Brings More Intel & Radeon Driver Fixes, KDE Plasma Hang Workaround   Mesa   2023-01-11
X.Org Server No Longer Allowing Byte-Swapped Clients By Default   X.Org   2023-01-06
NVIDIA 525.78.01 Linux Driver Released With Support For The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti   NVIDIA   2023-01-05
GNOME's Mutter Now Allows Building Without XWayland - Nearing Optional X11   GNOME   2023-01-04
Mesa 22.3.2 Closes Out The Year With RADV RT Fixes, Raspberry Pi V3DV Fixes Too   Mesa   2022-12-31
X11 Server Development Pace Hits A Two Decade Low   X.Org   2022-12-30
Haiku R1 Beta 4 Released With Improved HiDPI, WiFi Updates, Wayland Compatibility Layer   Operating Systems   2022-12-23
Fedora Linux Looks To Close Another "Large Attack Surface" With The X.Org Server   Fedora   2022-12-22
KDE Plasma 5.27 To Provide Better Multi-Monitor Support   KDE   2022-12-16
Mesa 22.3.1 Released - Led By Intel & Radeon Driver Fixes   Mesa   2022-12-15
X.Org Server & XWayland Updated Due To New Round Of Security Vulnerabilities   X.Org   2022-12-14
Wine's Wayland Driver Is Becoming Mature, May Aim For Upstreaming Early Next Year   WINE   2022-12-12
Godot 4.0 Beta 8 Gets WebXR Fully Working, X11 Support Now Loaded Dynamically   Linux Gaming   2022-12-10
Linux 6.1 Demotes Logitech Bluetooth HID++ Over Lingering Problems   Linux Kernel   2022-12-08
Blender 3.4 Now Available With Wayland, Intel Open Path Guiding Integration   Free Software   2022-12-07
Twenty Old X.Org Components See New Updates   X.Org   2022-12-05
Mesa 22.3 Released With RDNA3 Vulkan, Rusticl OpenCL, Better Intel Arc Graphics   Mesa   2022-11-30
SDL Tries Again To Prefer Wayland Over X11   Wayland   2022-11-29
AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q4 for Linux Released   AMD   2022-11-28
NVIDIA 525.60.11 Linux Driver Released With Many Fixes, Vulkan Improvements   NVIDIA   2022-11-28
SDL 2.26 Released, SDL3 Development Now Underway   Linux Gaming   2022-11-22
KDE Adds NVIDIA GPU Power Reporting, Plasma Wayland Crash Fix   KDE   2022-11-19
Mesa 22.3 Will Hopefully Be Released Next Week With Improved Vulkan Drivers, Rusticl   Mesa   2022-11-17
SDL 2.26 RC1 Released While SDL3 Development Soon To Get Underway   Linux Gaming   2022-11-17
Godot 4.0 Beta 5 Brings Renderer Improvements, OpenGL To OpenXR   Linux Gaming   2022-11-16
MPV 0.35 Media Player Released With PipeWire Backend, Wayland DMA-BUF Support   Multimedia   2022-11-12
NVIDIA Open GPU Kernel Driver Improves Firmware Handling, IBT Support   NVIDIA   2022-11-11
NVIDIA 525.53 Linux Driver Brings Dynamic Boost For AMD Laptops, Installer Enhancements   NVIDIA   2022-11-10
Mesa 22.3-rc2 Released With A Few AMD RDNA3 Fixes, V3DV Fixes For Raspberry Pi   Mesa   2022-11-09
Some AMD RDNA3 Fixes Land In Mesa Git Ahead Of December's Radeon RX 7900 Series Launch   Radeon   2022-11-07
The Linux Kernel Has Been Forcing Different Behavior For Processes Starting With "X"   Linux Kernel   2022-11-07
Linux 6.1-rc4 Released: "Please Jump Right In, The Water Is Fine"   Linux Kernel   2022-11-06
Linux 6.2 AMDGPU Driver Gets Newer GPUs Working On Arm, SR-IOV Fixes For RDNA3/GFX11   Radeon   2022-11-05
Mesa 22.3-rc1 Released With Rusticl, Many Intel & Radeon Vulkan Driver Improvements   Mesa   2022-11-02
Open-Source AMD Linux Driver Gets Ready For 50% More VGPRs With RDNA3   Mesa   2022-11-02
Mesa 22.3 RADV Driver Now Allows Enabling NGG Stream-Out Functionality   Radeon   2022-11-01
KDE Ends Out October With More Plasma 6.0 Planning, Plasma Wayland Fixes   KDE   2022-10-29
Ubuntu's Mir 2.10 Released With Modernized Touch Events, New Window Move Gesture   Ubuntu   2022-10-26
sdl12-compat 1.2.60 Gets More Old Games Running Atop SDL2 For Modern Linux Gaming   Linux Gaming   2022-10-25
AMD Releases AOMP 16.0-1 With Initial Support For RDNA3 "GFX11" GPUs   AMD   2022-10-24
IceWM 3.1 Released For This Fast & Simple X11 Window Manager   X.Org   2022-10-24
GNOME-Network-Displays Available With Ubuntu 22.10 For Miracast Wireless Displays   Ubuntu   2022-10-09
VA-API Library 2.16 Released With Various Improvements   Multimedia   2022-10-08
KDE Welcomes Ghostwriter To Its Collection Of Apps   KDE   2022-10-08
IceWM 3.0 Released For This Speedy & Simplicity-Minded X11 Window Manager   X.Org   2022-10-03
AMD Sends Last Minute Fixes To Linux 6.0 For RDNA3 Graphics Cards   Radeon   2022-09-30
Mesa 22.3 Lands Open-Source Radeon Driver CPU Overhead Optimizations   Radeon   2022-09-27
OpenJDK Java's Native Wayland Support Progressing   Wayland   2022-09-24
AMD RDNA3 GPUs Can Have A Lot More Vector Registers Than RDNA2   Radeon   2022-09-23
Mesa 22.2 Released With AMD RDNA3 Prep, Intel Arc Graphics, Many Vulkan Improvements   Mesa   2022-09-20
NVIDIA 515.76 Driver Released With Bug Fixes, Linux 6.0 Compatibility   NVIDIA   2022-09-20
LLVM 15.0.1 Released With Nearly Three Dozen Fixes   LLVM   2022-09-20
KDE Plasma 5.26 Beta Week Saw More Fixes To The Plasma Wayland Session   KDE   2022-09-17
Godot 4.0 Alpha 16 Released With More Vulkan Renderer Improvements   Linux Gaming   2022-09-07
LLVM 15.0 Released With Security Features, Experimental DirectX Back-End, New AMD GPUs   LLVM   2022-09-06
sdl12-compat 1.2.54 Pre-Release Gets More Games Running On This SDL2 Compatibility Layer   Linux Gaming   2022-09-02
Wine 7.16 Released With WoW64 X11 Driver Support, 20 Bug Fixes   WINE   2022-08-28
"xisxwayland" Version Two Released For This Simple X.Org Program   X.Org   2022-08-24
Asahi Linux May Have OpenGL 2.1 For Apple M1/M2 By Year's End   Mesa   2022-08-22
X.Org Protocols 2022.2 Released With XWAYLAND Extension, DRI3 v1.3   X.Org   2022-08-11
Mesa 22.2-rc1 Released With AMD RDNA3 & Intel Alchemist Primed, Vulkan Additions   Mesa   2022-08-03
Systemd Creator At Microsoft, Retbleed, Rust's Continued Growth & Other July Highlights   Phoronix   2022-08-01
LLVM 15.0-rc1 Brings LoongArch, AmpereOne, AMD RDNA3, AMD GFX940 & HTTP Server   LLVM   2022-07-30
LLVM 15 Branched, Ends Feature Work Ahead Of September Release With AMD RDNA3 + MI300 Bits   LLVM   2022-07-27
Igalia Working Towards Faster 2D Rendering For Older Raspberry Pi Boards   Raspberry Pi   2022-07-16
Arcan 0.6.2 Display Server Continues Working On Network Transparency   Desktop   2022-07-16
More Radeon RDNA3 Enablement, SubVP Feature Added To AMDGPU For Linux 5.20   Radeon   2022-07-14
The RADV Driver Developer Experience Working With AMD's Next-Gen Geometry "NGG"   Radeon   2022-07-13
XWayland 22.1.3 Released Due To XKB Security Vulnerabilities   Wayland   2022-07-13
Many Old X.Org Components Saw New Releases This Weekend   X.Org   2022-07-11
Mesa 22.2 Pushed Back By Two Weeks To Let More Features Land   Mesa   2022-07-07
When Time Comes For GTK5, It Might Be Wayland-Only On Linux   GNOME   2022-07-03
XWayland "Rootfull" Changes Merged For Running A Complete Desktop Environment   X.Org   2022-07-01
Intel Releases libva 2.15 Video Acceleration Library   Intel   2022-07-01
LLVM 15.0 Planning For Early September Release - Important For RDNA3 Graphics Support   LLVM   2022-06-29
X Window System Turns 38 Years Old   X.Org   2022-06-20
KDE Plasma 5.26 To Allow Crisper XWayland Apps With New Scaling Option   KDE   2022-06-18
AMD Lands A Number Of RadeonSI RDNA NGG Fixes Ahead Of RDNA3 Enabling   Radeon   2022-06-12
GNOME's Mutter Moving Closer To Pure Wayland-Only Build Option   GNOME   2022-05-31
Distrobox 1.3 Released For Quickly & Easily Firing Up Different Distros On Your System   Operating Systems   2022-05-29
KDE Developers Land More Bug Fixes Ahead Of Plasma 5.25   KDE   2022-05-28
Radeon RADV Driver Readied For Vulkan's Upcoming Mesh Shading Extension   Valve   2022-05-22
NVIDIA's List Of Known Wayland Issues From SLI To VDPAU, VR & More   NVIDIA   2022-05-22
XWayland Adds New Option To Expose Dummy Modes For Gamescope / Steam Deck   Wayland   2022-05-20
RADV Vulkan Driver Continues At Full-Speed Preparing For RDNA3/GFX11 GPUs   Radeon   2022-05-19
Microsoft Lands VA-API To Direct3D 12 H.264 Video Encode/Decode In Mesa   Microsoft   2022-05-17
Mesa 22.2 RadeonSI Adds Option To Disable AMD Infinity Cache Usage, Other Changes   Radeon   2022-05-17
Ubuntu's Chromium Snap Now Allows Enabling Native Wayland Support   Ubuntu   2022-05-13
Valve Developer Starts Poking At Open-Source "RADV" Driver Support For GFX11/RDNA3   Radeon   2022-05-13
More AMD RDNA3 / GFX11 Enablement Patches Merged Into LLVM 15.0   Radeon   2022-05-11
Initial AMD GFX11 / RDNA3 Support Lands In Mesa, RADV Prepares For Task Shaders   Mesa   2022-05-10
Wine-Staging 7.8 Improves Alt+Tab Handling For Unity Games   WINE   2022-05-07
Wine 7.8 Released With More PE Conversion, WoW64 Sound Driver Support   WINE   2022-05-06
AMDGPU Linux Driver Enabling New "LSDMA" Block   Radeon   2022-05-06
AMD Begins Working On "GFX11" Support For Open-Source Mesa Linux Graphics (RDNA3)   Radeon   2022-05-05
Fedora 37 Will Not Deprecate Legacy BIOS Support   Fedora   2022-05-04
AMD Continues Posting New Patch Series For Next-Gen RDNA3 GPUs   Radeon   2022-05-03
AMD Posts Linux Driver Patches For New "VCN 4.0" IP Block   Radeon   2022-05-02
Linux NTFS, Ryzen 7 5800X3D, Mesa 22.1 & Other April Open-Source Excitement   Phoronix   2022-05-01
AMD Sends Out New Linux Patches For RDNA3 "GFX11"   AMD   2022-04-30
SDL 2.0.22 Released With New APIs, Continued Wayland Work   Linux Gaming   2022-04-25
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Disables 3D Acceleration For Guest VMs With GNOME Boxes / Virt-Manager   Ubuntu   2022-04-24
Wine 7.7 Continues PE Conversion Work, Allows Theming Control Panel Applets   WINE   2022-04-23
Fedora 37 Looks Like It Will Proceed With Plan To Remove Legacy X.Org Drivers   Fedora   2022-04-22
SDL2 Reverts Its Wayland Preference - Goes Back To X11 Default   Wayland   2022-04-18
Fedora 37 Planning To Use RPM 4.18 For Better Security   Fedora   2022-04-10
Fedora 37 Considering Removal Of Legacy X.Org Drivers   Fedora   2022-04-08
Raspberry Pi OS Adds Experimental Wayland Support   Raspberry Pi   2022-04-08
Firefox 99 Available With Strengthened Linux Sandbox, Web MIDI   Mozilla   2022-04-05
Gentoo Linux Back To Spinning A Weekly LiveGUI DVD/USB ISO   Operating Systems   2022-04-04
Steam Deck, Ryzen Servers, Apple M1 On Linux & Milan-X Excited Linux Users In Q1   Phoronix   2022-03-31
sdl-compat 1.2.52 Debuts As Initial SDL-1.2-Atop-SDL-2.0 Release   Linux Gaming   2022-03-05
KDE Activity Lower This Week As Impact From The Russia-Ukraine War   KDE   2022-03-05
MPlayer 1.5 Released To Advance This Open-Source Video Player   Multimedia   2022-03-01
Steam Deck, GNOME 42 Advancements & AMD Linux Updates Excited Readers In February   Phoronix   2022-03-01
VA-API Library 2.14 Released With AV1 Encode Interface   Multimedia   2022-02-22
XWayland 22.1 Released With DRM Lease Support, Other Improvements   Wayland   2022-02-16
GNOME Dynamic Triple Buffering Can 2x The Desktop Performance For Intel Graphics, Raspberry Pi   GNOME   2022-02-13
KWinFT 5.24 Released - Continues To Advance Its Wayland Support, Expand On Wlroots   KDE   2022-02-09
Less Than 10% Of Firefox Users On Linux Are Running Wayland   Mozilla   2022-02-07
KDE Kicks Off February With More Bug Fixes, 30-bit Color Support For Plasma On X11   KDE   2022-02-05
Slackware 15.0 Released After Many Years In Development   Operating Systems   2022-02-03
Numerous Linux/X11 Display Drivers Can No Longer Even Properly Build   X.Org   2022-01-31
GNOME 42 Improves XWayland Auto Termination Handling   GNOME   2022-01-30
Wayland Testing New Protocol Extension To Handle Session Locking   Wayland   2022-01-28
PipeWire 0.3.44 Released With Latency Improvements, Minimal PW Server Support   PipeWire   2022-01-27
DirectFB2 Aims To Resurrect DirectFB For Embedded Systems   Free Software   2022-01-27
SDL2 On Linux Now Prefers Wayland Over X11   Linux Gaming   2022-01-26
XWayland 22.1 RC1 Released With DRM Leasing, Other Improvements   X.Org   2022-01-19
Microsoft's Director of OS Security Gets Coreboot Playing Nicely With Windows 11   Microsoft   2022-01-18
GNOME Shell & Mutter Prepare For GNOME 42 Alpha With Exciting Improvements   GNOME   2022-01-12
XWayland 22.1 Planned For Release Next Month   X.Org   2022-01-10
Using Distrobox To Augment The Package Selection On Clear Linux, Other Distributions   Clear Linux   2022-01-09
KDE Gets A 2022 Roadmap - Plasma Wayland To Shine, Updated Breeze Icons   KDE   2022-01-03
KDE Ends 2021 With More Plasma Wayland Fixes, Root File Operations For Dolphin   KDE   2022-01-01
KDE's Plasma Wayland Session Achieves Better Battery Life Than With X.Org   KDE   2021-12-27
WXRD Is A New Wayland Compositor Focused On XR/VR Use-Cases   Wayland   2021-12-20
X.Org Server Hit By Its Latest Batch Of Security Vulnerabilities   X.Org   2021-12-14
Wine's Wayland Driver Continues Maturing, Aims To Go Through Wine-Staging   WINE   2021-12-10
Fedora 36 Planning To Run Wayland By Default With NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver   Fedora   2021-12-07
XWayland Lands DRM Leasing Support To Handle VR Headsets   X.Org   2021-12-07
Proton 6.3-8 Released With More Windows Games Playable, Support For Some BattlEye Games   Valve   2021-11-24