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Vulkan 1.0.19 Released: Still Up In The Air Whether Vulkan 1.1 Will Come This Month

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 11:48:05 AM
Another week, another new Vulkan specification update...

Steam's Survey Reports Another Drop For Linux Gamers In June 2016

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 02:57:14 AM
The June 2016 results are now out for Valve's Steam Survey...

Slackware 14.2 Officially Released

Friday 1st of July 2016 09:46:46 PM
Slackware 14.2 was released today to kick off July. Slackware 14.2 has been long in development while today it was christened...

SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Officially Released

Friday 1st of July 2016 08:27:03 PM
Less than one month after the release candidate to SuperTuxKart 0.9.2, the official release is now available for your open-source racing fun this weekend...

GTK4, RX 480, GTX 1070/1080, Nextcloud & Other Popular Linux Announcements In June

Friday 1st of July 2016 03:54:47 PM
On top of Phoronix turning 12 years old in June, it was a very busy month with many other open-source/Linux announcements and milestones...

Mageia 6 "Sta1" Release Ships, Finally Switches To GRUB2

Friday 1st of July 2016 02:44:44 PM
Days after OpenMandriva Lx 3 Beta 2 shipped, Mageia with its common lineage from Mandrake/Mandriva has shipped Mageia 6 "sta1" as their first stabilization snapshot...

Servo Night Builds Begin, Linux Packages Coming

Friday 1st of July 2016 02:32:07 PM
The Mozilla developers working on the Servo browser layout engine and the Browser.html HTML-based web UI have kept to their goal of making a tech preview available in June...

Calamares 2.3 Installer Released

Friday 1st of July 2016 02:30:12 PM
There's a new release of Calamares, the distribution installer framework used by several Linux distributions like Manjaro, Netrunner, Sabayon, Chakra, OpenMandriva, and others...

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Alpha 1 Released

Friday 1st of July 2016 12:25:01 PM
Opt-in flavors of Ubuntu Linux wishing to do early development releases have issued their first alpha milestone for the 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" cycle...

Pitivi 0.96 Released With Proxy Editing Support

Friday 1st of July 2016 01:24:27 AM
Pitivi 0.96 has been released as the first major update to this GNOME-aligned open-source video editor since the v0.95 release last November...

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Upcoming Samsung Z2 Tizen Handset Caught on Video, with Z1 and Z3

Yesterday we had the online leak of the full Z2 User Manual and also news that the device will be released in the Africa and Southeast Asia. It seems like lots of our news of late has been of the upcoming Z2 device and today seems no different. We have a video showing the Z2, Z3, and Z1 in action (going from left to right). A unity game is launched on each device and checked for functionality. Looking at the Z2 the front of the device looks like similar to the Samsung Z3 whilst the back is more like the Z1. Read more

Why open source programming languages are crushing proprietary peers

It's no secret that open source now dominates big data infrastructure. From Kubernetes to Hadoop to MongoDB, "No dominant platform-level software infrastructure has emerged in the last ten years in closed-source, proprietary form," as Cloudera chief strategy officer Mike Olson reminded us. Read more

CORD becomes a Linux Foundation project

Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD), an open source integrated solutions platform for service providers leveraging merchant silicon, white boxes, and open source platforms such as Open Network Operating System (ONOS), OpenStack, Docker, and the cloud operating system XOS, is now part of the Linux Foundation as a new independent project. The Linux foundation is already home to many open source networking projects, including OpenDaylight and ONOS, so CORD is a natural fit for the non-profit foundation. Read more

Google beefs Linux up kernel defenses in Android

Future versions of Android will be more resilient to exploits thanks to developers' efforts to integrate the latest Linux kernel defenses into the operating system. Android's security model relies heavily on the Linux kernel that sits at its core. As such, Android developers have always been interested in adding new security features that are intended to prevent potentially malicious code from reaching the kernel, which is the most privileged area of the operating system. Read more