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GNU Hurd Is Enjoying User-Space Device Drivers

In the name of freedom, GNU Hurd has the ability to run device drivers from user-space via the project's DDE layer. DDE is an interesting feature and does allow for some interesting possibilities although conventional wisdom advises against accessing and controlling your GPU, network, and disk drivers, along with other...

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AMD Open-Sources VCE Video Encode Engine Code

AMD is doing another large and important open-source graphics driver code drop this morning. This morning AMD is publishing their VCE code that allows for hardware-based video encoding...

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Gallium3D's Freedreno Driver Gets A New Compiler

Rob Clark has landed a new shader compiler into his Freedreno Gallium3D open-source graphics driver for Qualcomm's Adreno A3xx hardware...

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AMD Kaveri OpenCL Compared To Radeon & GeForce GPUs On Linux

Earlier this week I delivered a wide range of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics card tests from Ubuntu Linux and the focal point was the tests being done from the new AMD A10-7850K "Kaveri" APU. That testing found NVIDIA is leading over AMD with their binary graphics driver (of...

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NVIDIA Is Still Killing AMD Over Linux OpenGL Performance

Back in November I published my review of the AMD Radeon R9 290 on Linux. This high-end AMD Radeon "Hawaii" graphics card ended up being a wreck on Linux: its performance was devastating. Radeon R9 290X owners have also reported their Linux performance with the Catalyst driver has been less...

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