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The Effect Of Desktop Effects On Graphics Performance

Earlier this month I published an article with benchmarks of the Gaming/Graphics Performance On Unity, GNOME, KDE, Xfce. Now, however, there's a much larger comparison, including results from OpenBox, Lubuntu, GNOME classic, and other desktop alternatives...

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New Wake Locks Patches Published For Linux Kernel

While this weekend saw the release of the Linux 3.3-rc5 kernel, which Linus Torvalds self-admitted was pretty boring, also hitting the mailing list this past week were new kernel patches to implement auto-sleep and "wake locks" support...

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Moving Linux Kernel Drivers To User-Space? Nope.

Brought up on the Linux kernel mailing list this week was a short-lived discussion whether Linux device drivers should be moved from kernel-space to user-space in an attempt to provide "greater security and robustness" of Linux systems...

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Intel Releases 2.18 X.Org Linux Graphics Driver

One day after putting out the Intel 12.02 package, Intel released the xf86-video-intel 2.18.0 DDX driver...

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Oracle Puts Out A New Version Of DTrace For Linux

Lenz Grimmer on behalf of Oracle has announced the second beta release of DTrace for Linux...

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Intel 12.02 Package Proclaims Stable Ivy Bridge

Intel released its "12.02 graphics driver" package today for Linux, which advertises stable support for the Intel Ivy Bridge platform...

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