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The Most Significant Linux Gaming Milestones Of 2014

5 hours 35 min ago
This year was huge for Linux gamers with titles like Civilization: Beyond Earth, Metro Redux, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive seeing native Linux game releases. There were also new milestones reached for SteamOS, Linux drivers for better handling OpenGL games, etc. Here's a look at the most popular Linux gaming 2014 milestones along with a call for feedback for what you view as most significant to Linux gaming this year...

Biggest Linux Kernel Features & Work Of 2014

Saturday 27th of December 2014 05:00:00 AM
Continuing in our usual round of year-end lists for the areas of Linux and open-source we cover the most at Phoronix, here's a look at the biggest Linux kernel news items of 2014...

Valve Optimizations, D3D9 & GL4 Topped Mesa This Year

Friday 26th of December 2014 11:20:00 PM
Mesa made a heck of a lot of progress this year for advancing the state of open-source Linux graphics drivers...

Minetest 0.4.11 Released As Open-Source Alternative To Minecraft

Friday 26th of December 2014 09:46:48 PM
Minetest 0.4.11 was released today as the latest version of this popular open-source game alternative to the extremely popular Minecraft game...

SPI Hasn't Yet Voted On X.Org As An Associated Project

Friday 26th of December 2014 06:20:58 PM
SPI, Software In The Public Interest, was supposed to vote earlier this month on accepting the X.Org Foundation as an associated project to its umbrella organization. That vote, however, has yet to occur...

The Most Controversial Systemd Stories This Year

Friday 26th of December 2014 05:34:34 PM
Going along with our many year-end lists and Linux recaps for this calendar year, here's a look at the most viewed systemd stories on Phoronix in 2014...

Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports VBlanks With Present

Friday 26th of December 2014 05:00:00 PM
The xf86-video-modesetting driver continues to be improved as now being built into the X.Org Server...

Marvell Releases New Open-Source 802.11ac WiFi Driver

Friday 26th of December 2014 04:44:39 PM
On Christmas Eve, Marvell announced the release of a new open-source driver for one of its 802.11ac chips in cooperation with Linksys...

The Most Popular Ubuntu News Of 2014

Friday 26th of December 2014 03:18:08 PM
With 2014 quickly coming to an end, it's time for our numerous year-end recaps and comparisons. This morning for kicks is a look at the top Ubuntu news stories of 2014...

GNU Binutils 2.25 Released With Port To Andes NDS32

Thursday 25th of December 2014 03:36:45 PM
Version 2.25 of Binutils is new this week. Binutils consists of the GNU linker and assembler along with other common binary tools to GNU/Linux environments...

2014 Year-End NVIDIA Linux Benchmark Comparison

Thursday 25th of December 2014 02:00:00 PM
Yesterday I finished up my testing and publishing of results concerning the 2014 AMD Catalyst Linux Graphics Benchmarks while today's Christmas Day results are of the similar tests on the NVIDIA side. Our 2014 Christmas benchmarking is running tests on all of the major NVIDIA Linux driver releases of the year.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2014

Thursday 25th of December 2014 12:34:17 PM
For those celebrating today, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Phoronix...

OpenMW 0.34 Released With Many Changes

Thursday 25th of December 2014 12:19:51 PM
Making it out in time for some holiday open-source gaming is OpenMW, the open-source engine re-implementation of Elderscrolls III: Morrowind...

Ruby 2.2 Released With A Better Garbage Collector

Thursday 25th of December 2014 12:06:50 PM
Making a Christmas day debut is Ruby 2.2...

PlaneShift 0.6.3 Open-Source MMORPG Released

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 10:39:34 PM
PlaneShift 0.6.3 has been released in time for Christmas for those pure open-source gamers wishing to engage with this community-based, open-source massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG)...

Xonotic 0.8 Is Slowly Creeping Closer To Being Released

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 04:55:05 PM
There's been talk about Xonotic 1.0 plans going back years, but in reality, Xonotic 0.7 has been the current stable release for the past year and a half while Xonotic 0.8 is slowly coming together as the next version...

NVIDIA Sends Out 11 Nouveau Patches For Christmas

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 02:09:22 PM
A NVIDIA engineer has sent out eleven new patches for the open-source Nouveau graphics driver just in time for Christmas...

2014 Catalyst Linux Graphics Benchmarks Year-In-Review

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 01:50:00 PM
With the year quickly coming to an end, it's time to do our year-end driver recap benchmarks from the year for the proprietary AMD and NVIDIA graphics drivers as well as the open-source drivers. To get things started, here's benchmarks done of the official AMD Catalyst Linux releases of 2014 and testing these drivers on three different graphics cards.

BusyBox 1.23.0 Unstable Release Arrives

Wednesday 24th of December 2014 01:56:58 AM
A few days shy of the previous BusyBox unstable release, the newest unstable version of the widely-used BusyBox is now available...

Kodi 14.0 Released For The Holidays - Formerly Known As XBMC

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 10:39:33 PM
Kodi, the rename of XBMC, is out with its first release under the new branding. Besides changing names, Kodi 14.0 brings a number of improvements to this popular open-source multimedia center software...

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From Red Hat's CEO: Reflecting on a 'great year,' looking to '15

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Open Source's 2014: MS 'cancer' embrace, NASDAQ listings, and a quiet dog

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