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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
I Am Excited About Ubuntu Coming Atop Windows 10

Now that a few days have passed since it was announced that Microsoft and Canonical had brought the Ubuntu user-space to run on Windows 10 and I've had more time to read about it, I remain excited about being able to run some Ubuntu user-space applications on Windows 10.

5 April 2016 - Ubuntu Windows 10 - 27 Comments
Radeon DRI3 Performance On Ubuntu 16.04

In continuation of the results earlier this week looking at How Ubuntu 16.04 Is Performing With AMDGPU/Radeon Graphics Compared To Ubuntu 14.04 With FGLRX, here is an extra run with the Radeon/AMDGPU results while enabling DRI3 rendering support.

17 March 2016 - Radeon DRI3 Ubuntu 16.04 - 5 Comments
Using 64-bit Linux Software To Reduce Power Consumption?

With Ubuntu 16.04 LTS due for release next month, I found it time to do my occasional 32-bit vs. 64-bit Linux OS comparison for showcasing the performance difference of using the 64-bit software on supported hardware. This time around, at a premium member's request, I also did some power consumption monitoring between the 32-bit and 64-bit builds of Ubuntu 16.04 on an Intel laptop/ultrabook.

10 March 2016 - 32-bit vs. 64-bit Power Tests - 17 Comments
A Look At Ubuntu's Latest Convergent Designs

The Ubuntu Design Team has put out a fresh blog post detailing some of their latest work on the visual design of convergent apps and have included plenty of screenshots / mock-ups.

24 February 2016 - Ubuntu Convergence - 13 Comments
Ubuntu Puts Out A ZFS Reference Guide

With Canonical heavily promoting ZFS for Ubuntu 16.04 with the file-system support being added to their default kernel, their latest work is on creating an Ubuntu ZFS guide for those wanting to play with this advanced file-system.

22 February 2016 - Ubuntu ZFS Guide - 24 Comments

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