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Intel's Cherry Trail Delayed To Next Year

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 02:01:33 PM
While we've been quite excited to get our hands on Cherry Trail hardware after the great encounters with Bay Trail on Linux, it looks like we'll be waiting a few more months...

Bq Introduces More Android Devices, But Still No Ubuntu Phones

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 01:46:15 PM
Bq held a media event today where many were hoping the first Ubuntu Phone would be officially unveiled, but that was not the case with Ubuntu receiving no mentions during the event...

Qt 5.4 Release Candidate Expected Later This Week

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 01:21:10 PM
The first release candidate to the Qt 5.4 tool-kit is expected later this week while out today are some preliminary test packages...

Lipki's Phoromatic Now Supports WoL / System Power Controls

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 02:09:37 AM
More exciting code continues to be pushed into the Phoronix Test Suite 5.4-Lipki Git repository ahead of its planned stable debut next week...

ArrayFire Accelerated Compute Library Open-Sourced

Monday 24th of November 2014 09:57:02 PM
The ArrayFire GPU compute library that allows for simplified GPU computing via targeting its own optimized library and API for GPGPU kernel generation than writing your own CUDA/OpenCL kernels, has been open-sourced...

Amazon's Fire TV Stick: A Nice, Affordable Media Center Option

Monday 24th of November 2014 07:17:54 PM
Last week Amazon started shipping their new Fire TV Stick device to compete with the likes of Google's Chromecast. I've been trying out the Fire TV Stick since its launch date last week and have been happy with the device, especially considering its low cost...

Google Puts Chrome NPAPI Support On Final Countdown

Monday 24th of November 2014 06:32:59 PM
Google is moving towards the final steps in eliminating Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) plug-in support from the Chrome/Chromium web browser...

Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3

Monday 24th of November 2014 05:15:14 PM
With Mesa 10.4 having recently been branched and Mesa 10.5-devel now the version for Mesa Git master, here's some benchmarks comparing the performance of the latest Git code compared to Mesa 10.3.0 as shipped in Ubuntu 14.10.

There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz

Monday 24th of November 2014 02:06:18 PM
Unless you're a user of Ubuntu with Unity 7, you probably haven't heard much about Compiz in quite some time. However, some developers are looking to further revive its development but not everyone is in agreement...

GTK+ Inspector Gains More Features Ahead Of GNOME 3.16

Monday 24th of November 2014 01:36:59 PM
For those doing much development in GTK+, the GtkInspector integrated debugger continues making much progress and will offer a wealth of more development and debug capabilities with GNOME 3.16...

Clang 3.6 Will Hopefully Have OpenMP Support

Monday 24th of November 2014 01:30:03 PM
OpenMP support within LLVM/Clang has been a long time coming but hopefully for the next release -- LLVM 3.6 -- there could finally be out-of-the-box Clang OpenMP support...

A Go Front-End Could Soon Be Landing In LLVM

Monday 24th of November 2014 01:01:07 PM
The "llgo" Go front-end to LLVM could soon be accepted as a new sub-project. This Go front-end is written in the Go language itself...

Grep 2.21 Brings Performance Improvements

Monday 24th of November 2014 12:42:13 PM
Grep 2.21 has been released and represents nearly a half-year worth of improvements to this commonly used GNU utility...

Linux 3.18-rc6 Released, A Worrisome Regression Remains

Monday 24th of November 2014 12:43:00 AM
Linus Torvalds put out his usual weekly release candidate to the Linux 3.18 kernel...

HandBrake 0.10 Brings H.265 & VP8 Encoders

Sunday 23rd of November 2014 11:34:15 PM
Version 0.10 of the HandBrake open-source video transcoder has been released...

Gngr: A New Web Browser Focused On Privacy

Sunday 23rd of November 2014 06:36:24 PM
A group of developers have started writing their own open-source web browser that primarily is designed to increase web privacy and greater security...

Linux 3.18 Kernel: Not Much Change With Intel Haswell Performance

Sunday 23rd of November 2014 02:05:00 AM
For those wondering whether there will be any exciting improvements with the Intel DRM graphics driver in the Linux 3.18 kernel, here's some OpenGL performance benchmarks...

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