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Vulkan Support Still Isn't Ready For Ubuntu's Mir

Back in February when Vulkan launched as the new Khronos graphics API, Ubuntu developers planned to have Vulkan support in Mir by Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. That didn't happen and since then it has kept getting pushed back.

14 July 2016 - Mir 0.25 - 43 Comments
Ubuntu & Other Ubuntu Spins Look At Making Room To Grow

With Ubuntu's install images continuing to be oversized with pushing 1.4GB on recent releases, Ubuntu developer Steve Langasek has raised the new limit for Ubuntu desktop images to 2GB. Other Ubuntu flavors are also following in this move.

2 May 2016 - ~2GB Images - 13 Comments
Enabling DRI3 Is Still An Easy Performance Hack Relevant For Ubuntu 16.04 Systems

While some distributions like Fedora have opted to enable DRI3 by default with their (mostly Intel) X.Org driver packages, Ubuntu 16.04 didn't pursue such behavior. But that just means with an easy xorg.conf tweak you can generally get better performance unless you happen to hit one of the few remaining DRI3-related issues.

22 April 2016 - DRI3 On Ubuntu 16.04 - 24 Comments
An Easy Way To Build An Ubuntu Kernel With Hopefully Better Scheduler Performance

Since the recent news about the Linux kernel being in worse shape than some people imagine, there's already been some downstream corrective action taking place. Clear Linux is one of the distributions already patching/tweaking their kernel for better scheduler performance but so far we haven't heard anything from the Ubuntu camp. Fortunately, there's been others working on their own solutions.

21 April 2016 - Ubuntu Kernel Scheduler - 22 Comments
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released

Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" has been released as the newest Long-Term Support distribution from Canonical.

21 April 2016 - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - 35 Comments

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