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It's Been Five Months Since I Left Ubuntu For Fedora On My Main Workstation

Sunday 5th of July 2015 11:48:18 PM
It's been five months since I quit using Ubuntu Linux on my main production system and switched over to Fedora Workstation. Looking back, it was a fantastic decision...

Linux 4.2-rc1 Released: One Of The Biggest Ones Ever

Sunday 5th of July 2015 08:36:56 PM
Right on schedule Linus Torvalds declared the first release candidate to the Linux 4.2 kernel...

Working Around The Intel Core i7 5775C Broadwell Stability Issue On Linux

Sunday 5th of July 2015 07:23:48 PM
On Friday I mentioned I was running into stability issues on Linux with the Core i7 5775C, Intel's new socketed, high-end Broadwell processor with Iris 6200 graphics. The issue was quite perplexing, but I seem to have finally figured out a workaround for this problem that seems to be plaguing other early i7-5775C Linux users too...

The Many New Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Sunday 5th of July 2015 05:17:56 PM
If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window will close this afternoon followed by the immediate release of the Linux 4.2-rc1 test version. With all major pull requests having already been submitted for Linux 4.2, here's an overview of the exciting new features and changed functionality to look forward to with this kernel version to officially debut later this summer!

Systemd 222 Will Do Away With Its Accelerometer

Sunday 5th of July 2015 02:52:17 PM
For the past four years in systemd there's been a Udev accelerometer helper for exposing the device orientation as a property. With the upcoming systemd 222 release, that will change and instead users taking advantage of device orientation information should switch to iio-sensor-proxy 1.0+...

For New Developers There Are A Lot Of Ways To Help Nouveau

Sunday 5th of July 2015 01:47:51 PM
For developers that may be experienced with advanced C/C++ programming, dealing with graphics drivers is a very different beast, and thus for individuals wanting to get involved there are often lots of questions simply about how to get started...

Thanks Valve, Xbox Wireless Controller LEDs Work On Linux 4.2

Sunday 5th of July 2015 01:31:27 PM
A few more input driver updates were mailed in this morning for the Linux 4.2 kernel. This second input update for this next kernel version has better Xbox Wireless Controller support thanks to a patch from Valve...

Linux 4.2 Offers Performance Improvements For Non-Transparent Bridging

Sunday 5th of July 2015 01:01:43 PM
One of the later pull requests for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window is a big rework to the NTB (Non-Transparent Bridge) core code...

Introducing s2n, An Open-Source TLS implementation from Amazon

Sunday 5th of July 2015 01:29:30 AM
A few days ago Amazon revealed a project that they had been working on over the last few months: s2n. s2n is a new, open source, implementation of the TLS protocol...

Torque 3D 3.7 Brings Linux & OpenGL Improvements

Sunday 5th of July 2015 01:07:00 AM
Torque 3D 3.7 was released last week as the new version of this advanced game engine that's been open-source for the past three years...

Freedreno Driver Continues Working For Open-Source Qualcomm Driver Independence

Saturday 4th of July 2015 06:06:37 PM
Rob Clark has shared a new blog post today about "happy (gpu) independence day" with his work on the open-source Freedreno driver for freeing Qualcomm Linux users of the Adreno binary blob...

THE NEW PHORONIX SITE IS LIVE

Saturday 4th of July 2015 04:21:04 PM
For those in the US not busy celebrating Independence Day, come check out the brand new, completely redesigned Phoronix.com site. This new site is in beta but is publicly available and should yield a much better experience, particularly for smartphone and tablet readers...

OpenLDAP Gains Time-Based One Time Password Support

Saturday 4th of July 2015 04:08:58 PM
There's been various one-time password features in the works for OpenLDAP -- the popular open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -- in various code-bases while now within their mainline Git tree they have time-based one-time password (TOTP) support...

Intel Has More Graphics Code For Testing, Plans For Linux 4.3

Saturday 4th of July 2015 01:05:02 PM
While the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window isn't even over yet, Intel developers already have new code ready for testing that will be merged eventually for Linux 4.3...

GTK+ File Chooser Receiving Many Improvements

Saturday 4th of July 2015 12:55:57 PM
In working toward GNOME 3.17.4 later this month, the next version of the GTK+ tool-kit will receive a number of file chooser improvements and other work...

Mesa 10.5.9 Is The Last Of The Series

Saturday 4th of July 2015 12:42:01 PM
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...

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Ubuntu Touch

Canonical Patches Two BIND Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes, Update Now

On July 28, Canonical, through Marc Deslauriers, published details about the availability of a new important update for the BIND packages in the Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. Read more

KDE and Akademy

  • KDE unveils Plasma Mobile, a free and open Linux OS for phones
    Move over, Ubuntu Touch and Android. There's new competition in town. The KDE community just unveiled Plasma Mobile, a free and open-source mobile operating system. This is nothing new for the KDE project. Before Ubuntu Touch was ever announced, the KDE community had a long-term vision of convergence. Plasma 5 on the desktop has a “converged shell” that can switch between different interfaces for different device types. KDE even attempted to release tablets with their Plasma software preinstalled, but this never worked out.
  • Keeping Up With Akademy 2015 In A Coruña
    For KDE fans interested in the Akademy conference that started on Saturday in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, there are a lot of daily reports coming out of the event.
  • Akademy A Coruña Photos
  • Akademy 2015 videos available
    Video recordings of the Akademy talks are now available in a low quality version to enable them to be released quickly. Higher quality version will be available later.

Second Release Candidate of NetBSD 7.0 Brings Latest OpenSSL and BIND Updates

On July 28, the NetBSD Project, through Soren Jacobsen, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second RC (Release Candidate) version of the anticipated NetBSD 7.0 distribution. Read more