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AMD/Radeon Has Continued Making Much Linux Graphics Progress

AMD's open-source graphics driver stack continued maturing in 2015 while Catalyst (now known as Radeon Software) releases were rare. AMD's open-source driver stack now supports OpenGL 4.1 for GCN GPUs and select pre-GCN graphics cards plus the other driver stack also matured in other ways this year...

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Did Linux Power Consumption Improve At All This Year?

As part of our end-of-year testing, a Phoronix reader had inquired about whether Linux made any strides in 2015 for improving power efficiency or extending battery life for any broad number of mobile Linux systems...

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How to Use AMDGPU PowerPlay On The Linux 4.5 Kernel

While Linux 4.5 brings support for PowerPlay in the AMDGPU DRM driver to allow the modern discrete Radeon graphics cards to run much faster thanks to re-clocking, this major feature isn't being enabled by default for Linux 4.5.

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Android on the Desktop: Not Really “Good,” But Better Than You’d Think

Android is the most popular mobile OS on the planet, and Google has brought the OS to carswatches, and televisions. And, according to a report from The Wall Street JournalGoogle will soon be bringing Android to yet another form factor: desktop and laptop computers.

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Hardware 2.0 Tech Predictions for 2016

With 2015 drawing to a close, it's time to once again pull out the crystal ball and see if we can make some predictions on what the New Year might bring.

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