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Fedora 22 Alpha Now Available For AArch64 & PowerPC64

2 hours 44 min ago
The alpha release of Fedora 22 was released a few weeks ago for the primary CPU architectures while finally coming out today is the F22 Alpha for 64-bit ARM and PowerPC architectures...

Systemd Developers Did NOT Fork The Linux Kernel

6 hours 59 min ago
Various Phoronix readers have written in this weekend and commented in the forums and elsewhere that systemd developers forked the Linux kernel. This is not the case...

Trying Out The Modern Linux Desktops With 4 Monitors + AMD/NVIDIA Graphics

11 hours 4 min ago
As some recent non-performance testing of the AMD and NVIDIA graphics drivers on Linux, I checked in to see how well the various Linux desktop environments were working these days in multi-monitor setups. With the latest AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and drivers, I tried out Unity, GNOME Shell, Xfce, and (attempted) KDE Plasma 5 on Ubuntu 15.04 to check out the latest experience.

PulseAudio 7.0 To Enable LFE Remixing By Default

12 hours 2 min ago
Queued up in Git for the next version of PulseAudio, v7.0, is the enabling of LFE remixing by default after some upstream work was done by Canonical developers working on Ubuntu...

Features & Changes Coming For Mir 0.13

12 hours 25 min ago
Canonical developers have been hard at work on the next version of their Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Touch 15.04...

BlackArch Linux Updated, Now Ships With 1200+ Tools

13 hours 3 min ago
BlackArch v2015.03.29 has been released for those interested in this flavor of Arch Linux...

How Far Valve Has Come: Three Years Ago They Needed OpenGL Linux Help

13 hours 32 min ago
While these days there's more than 1,000 Linux games on Steam, just three years ago in their early Source Engine porting process they were barely able to get good frame-rates...

Audacity 2.1 Improves Noise Reduction, Adds Real-Time Effects Preview

14 hours 2 min ago
Version 2.1 of the Audacity open-source audio editor/recorder has been released...

Linux 4.0-rc6 Kernel Released

Sunday 29th of March 2015 10:50:43 PM
Linus Torvalds has done his usual Sunday development release to the Linux kernel...

Automatically Managing The Linux Benchmarks Firing Constantly

Sunday 29th of March 2015 10:41:10 PM
In continuation of this morning's article about Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room that detailed my month-long process of building out the new Linux automated benchmark server room, here's details on the software deployment side...

The Big Features Of The Linux 4.0 Kernel

Sunday 29th of March 2015 06:02:16 PM
Linux 4.0 should be officially released within the next few weeks. In anticipation of its April debut, here's a look at some of the big features for this next version of the Linux kernel...

Turning A Basement Into A Big Linux Server Room

Sunday 29th of March 2015 03:30:00 PM
This week I posted about my new server room, where there's Linux benchmarks constantly happening on the Linux kernel and other open-source code via the Phoronix Test Suite and Phoromatic. With many Phoronix readers having been interested in the basement makeover I did to turn a ugly, boring basement into a clean server room, here's more details and pictures on the month-long renovation along with various tips and product recommendations from the experience. This server room is now almost up to 50 systems and is complete with a drink bar and projector. There's plenty of pictures and details for those hoping to build their own personal basement server room, including a few tips for increasing the wife acceptance factor of the big project.

Mesa's Android Support Is Currently In Bad Shape

Sunday 29th of March 2015 12:25:17 PM
While Mesa is talked about as being able to be built for Google's Android operating system to run these open-source graphics drivers on Android devices with OpenGL ES support, in reality there's a lot left to be desired...

Wayland's Weston Terminal Can Now Be Minimized

Sunday 29th of March 2015 12:17:25 PM
There hasn't been too much to report on lately with regard to Wayland/Weston 1.8 development, but with this next release, the reference Weston compositor's terminal will now have a minimize menu item...

Phoronix - Working Towards Faster Page Loads

Sunday 29th of March 2015 12:09:08 PM
As a PSA, this weekend I began playing around with a CDN and distributed DNS for speeding up the page load times on Phoronix...

Improved OpenCL Support For Blender's Cycles Renderer

Saturday 28th of March 2015 08:55:40 PM
George Kyriazis of AMD has provided patches to the Blender project for vastly improving their OpenCL Cycles renderer support and allow for it to work with AMD GPUs...

Mesa 10.5.2 Packs In A Handful Of Fixes

Saturday 28th of March 2015 08:44:39 PM
Emil Velikov has pushed out a weekend update for stable Mesa users...

More Fedora/Ubuntu Linux vs. OS X OpenGL Benchmarks

Saturday 28th of March 2015 05:00:06 PM
Earlier this week I shared some new OS X 10.10 vs. Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 benchmarks, which were quite interesting and Linux ended up having the upper-hand on this new Mac Mini with an Intel "Haswell" CPU sporting Iris Graphics. For those interested in more cross-OS benchmarks with Intel Iris Graphics, here's some additional results...

ARM64 Improvements Piling Up In Coreboot

Saturday 28th of March 2015 01:09:23 PM
While yesterday I was talking about many Intel Broadwell improvements landing in Coreboot, the new Git activity today for Coreboot is about 64-bit ARM...

Intel Adds Mesa IR To NIR Translator & Makes Other NIR Improvements

Saturday 28th of March 2015 12:43:10 PM
The NIR intermediate representation for Mesa continues taking flight and driven by Intel's open-source developers...

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Sabayon 15.04 Linux Distro Brings Xfce 4.12, Native Nvidia and AMD Video Drivers Support

The Sabayon development team had the pleasure of informing its users about the immediate availability for download of the latest monthly release of their Sabayon Linux operating system derived from the well-known Gentoo distribution. Read more

Fedora 22 Alpha Now Available For AArch64 & PowerPC64

The alpha release of Fedora 22 was released a few weeks ago for the primary CPU architectures while finally coming out today is the F22 Alpha for 64-bit ARM and PowerPC architectures. Peter Robinson announced this afternoon the Fedora 22 Alpha release for AArch64 and Power64 architectures. These alternative architecture spins of the very promising Fedora 22 are primarily focused on the Server Edition of Fedora Linux. AArch64 and Power64 users of Fedora can learn more about this first Fedora 22 development release via the mailing list announcement. Fedora 22 is expected to be officially released in May. Read more

SME Server 9.1 Beta 1 Is Now Available for Download, Based on CentOS 6.6

The Koozali SME Server development team, through Terry Fage, was pleased to announce today, March 30, the immediate availability for download and testing of the SME Server 9.1 Beta 1 computer operating system, which is now based on the upstream CentOS distribution, which in turn is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read more

4MLinux Allinone Edition 12.0 Operating System Has It All

4MLinux Allinone Edition, a Linux operating system built from scratch that wants to provide a complete desktop experience while keeping the smallest size possible, has been upgraded to version 12.0. Read more