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Mesa 10.5.9 Is The Last Of The Series

1 hour 2 min ago
Emil Velikov rolled out Mesa 10.5.9 this morning as the last planned release of the Mesa 10.5 series...

Trying To Run The Intel Core i7 5775C On Linux

Friday 3rd of July 2015 08:07:20 PM
A few days ago I received the Intel Core i7 5775C for Linux testing, one of the first Broadwell desktop/socketed chips featuring Iris 6200 graphics. In the days since, I've been trying to test it under Linux...

VirtualBox 5.0 RC3 Brings VMM Fixes, Takes Care Of Some KDE DnD Problems

Friday 3rd of July 2015 04:57:39 PM
The third release candidate is available today for the long overdue VirtualBox 5.0...

Ubuntu Is Finally Fixing Its Annoying GRUB Setting

Friday 3rd of July 2015 02:34:17 PM
An annoying setting of Ubuntu's GRUB configuration is going to be finally addressed in Ubuntu 15.10 and will be addressed in current Ubuntu releases via a stable release update...

Firefox 39.0 Brings New Features, HTML5 Changes

Friday 3rd of July 2015 01:15:26 PM
Firefox 39.0 is available this morning before the 4th of July weekend holiday in the US...

OPNsense 15.7 Released As Fork Of Pfsense

Friday 3rd of July 2015 12:19:35 PM
As a fork of pfSense, the OPNsense project that's a FreeBSD-based open-source firewall distribution did its first production-ready release this week...

The Less-Powerful Intel Compute Stick With Ubuntu Will Soon Ship

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 08:49:15 PM
Canonical confirmed today that the Intel Compute Stick preloaded with Ubuntu will go on sale next week at $110...

Kodi 15.0 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 06:49:06 PM
The first release candidate for Kodi 15 has arrived...

6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 04:40:01 PM
With the Linux 4.1 kernel having recently been released, I decided to conduct a fresh round of file-system comparisons on this new kernel using a solid-state drive. The file-systems tested in this article were the in-tree EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 file-systems while a follow-up article will take a look at the out-of-tree contenders like Reiser4 and ZFS atop Linux 4.1.

Fedora 23: Python 3 Default Approved; Netizen Spin Rejected

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 03:57:53 PM
At this week's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee they evaluated the latest batch of proposed features for Fedora 23...

GNOME Shell & Mutter Just Landed More Wayland Improvements

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 02:00:01 PM
GNOME Shell and Mutter didn't see new 3.17.3 releases for last week's GNOME 3.17.3 development release, but today they've released the new package versions...

Ubuntu MATE Announces A Partnership With A PC Hardware Vendor

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 01:15:42 PM
Ubuntu MATE, the spin of Ubuntu that ships with the popular fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment, has announced a hardware partnership in shipping their distribution pre-loaded on a "free software friendly and 100% blobless Linux driver" PC...

Linux 4, GCC v. Clang & Vulkan Were Among The Hot Stories So Far This Year

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 12:49:06 PM
Now being half-way through the year, here's a look back at the most popular open-source/Linux news so far this year. There's been a lot of interesting events and releases happening so far in 2015 with Phoronix having published 1,577 original news stories (an average of nine per day) and 98 Linux hardware reviews / featured-length articles...

FUSE Starts Working On Scalability Improvements With Linux 4.2

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 12:05:34 PM
Yet another exciting change coming with Linux 4.2 is the start of scalability improvements for FUSE, the implementation allowing for File-Systems in User-Space...

Steam Linux Usage Continued Falling In June

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 11:53:03 AM
With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Survey results for hardware/software information of their gaming customers. Sadly, this is yet another month with the Linux usage continuing to erode...

Blender 2.75 Released With AMD OpenCL Support, Multi-View/Stereo 3D Pipeline

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 11:37:43 AM
The huge release of the open-source Blender v2.75 3D modeling software is now available for all supported platforms...

Radeon & AMDGPU DRM Fixes Queue Up For Linux 4.2

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 02:09:03 AM
While the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window isn't yet over, AMD developers already have amassed a collection of fixes for the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers following the big DRM pull...

KDE Applications 15.04.3 Fixes Bugs

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 10:28:48 PM
Hot off the release of KDE Plasma 5.3.2, the KDE development community has announced the release of Applications 15.04.3...

Benchmarks Of 54 Different Intel/AMD Linux Systems

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 09:15:56 PM
Last month for the Phoronix 11th birthday we ran Benchmarks Of 45 Linux Systems From Atoms, Athlons and Phenoms To Xeons. This week in celebrating 200,000 benchmark results in our test lab, I ran another large comparison against the latest spectrum of hardware/software in the automated performance test lab...

Linux 4.2 Bringing Support For ARCv2, HS38 CPU Cores

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 06:03:04 PM
The ARC architecture updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel have landed...

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