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The Most Popular Linux Stories So Far In 2014

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 9:00pm
With Q1'2014 quickly coming to an end, here's a look back at the most popular Linux stories and hardware reviews/articles so far this calendar year...

The Linux 3.14 Kernel Will Likely Be Released Today

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 7:17pm
While no official announcement has come down yet, the Linux 3.14 kernel will most likely be released in the hours ahead...

GCC 4.8.2 vs. GCC 4.9.0 Benchmarks On Intel's Core i7 Haswell

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 7:00pm
With GCC 4.9 likely being released in the next few weeks, here are some benchmarks comparing the GCC 4.8.2 stable release against the latest GCC 4.9 snapshot...

Firefox Enables Generational GC To Compete With Chrome

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 4:45pm
The latest Mozilla Firefox nightly builds have begun enabling the generational garbage collector to better compete with Google's Chrome on performance grounds...

We're Giving Away More Prizes For Running Linux Benchmarks

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 4:00pm
Don't forget that we're still giving away three $100 (USD) Amazon.com gift cards that you can win at random by running some Linux benchmarks and sharing your results with the world. We've also added some free Phoronix Premium subscriptions for this Linux giveaway...

Qt3D, QtOpenCL Spark New Interest

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 2:38pm
Lately there's been some discussion about Qt3D and QtOpenCL...

digiKam 4.0 Beta 4 Adds More Tools

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 2:19pm
The fourth beta of digiKam Software Collection 4.0 is now available for photographers interested in testing out this popular KDE software component...

NVIDIA's GeForce Driver On Ubuntu 14.04 Runs The Same As Windows 8.1

Sun, 30/03/2014 - 5:00am
After in the past few days delivering fresh results looking at the Intel Haswell graphics performance between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and then looking at the AMD Radeon performance between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 while also testing the open-source Radeon Gallium3D drivers, in this article our attention has turned to the NVIDIA Windows vs. Linux performance with GeForce 600/700 series graphics cards.

Linux Collaboration Summit 2014: Wine, Intel, File-Systems & Cars

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 8:00pm
The 2014 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit has now wrapped up and it was another great Linux technical event. Here's a recap of some of what we learned this week while out in Napa Valley, California.

Valve Has Come A Long Way: 2 Years Ago They Were Linux Headhunting

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 5:56pm
Valve has come a long way in the past two years over the past two years with the introduction of Steam for Linux, porting of their games to Linux, the introduction of SteamOS, pushing of other game publishers to Linux, open-sourcing some game components, and much more...

Apple Open-Sources Their 64-bit ARM LLVM Back-End

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 4:48pm
Back in September of last year after Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S smart-phone with a 64-bit processor, they said they would ultimately open-source their 64-bit ARM compiler back-end... A half-year later, we're finally seeing this code that yields another AArch64 back-end for LLVM...

Benchmarking Numascale's NumaConnect: 256 AMD Cores Connected

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 3:36pm
Numascale's NumaConnect technology allows organizations to build scalable, shared-memory systems from standard AMD servers using the Norwegian company's high-speed interconnect interface...

Benchmarking VirtIO Performance Within DigitalOcean's Cloud

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 2:14pm
How does toggling VirtIO affect the performance of virtual machines / droplets within DigitalOcean's public cloud? Here's some benchmarks...

Intel Adds Initial Cherryview Support To Their Linux 3D Driver

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 12:19pm
Cherryview Atom SoCs aren't being released for several months but the first bits of hardware enablement have landed within the open-source Mesa 3D Linux graphics driver. Cherryview with the Cherry Trail platform is the next-generation successor to the wonderful Bay Trail hardware...

NVIDIA Reiterates That It's Working On Wayland Support

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 8:25am
While their proprietary Linux graphics driver right now only supports X11-based environments, NVIDIA has talked in the past about their plans to eventually support Wayland, and they've reaffirmed their intentions this week to supporting Wayland by their closed-source Linux GPU driver...

KTAP Dynamic Tracing Called For Merging Into Linux Kernel

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 7:08am
KTAP has been public for the better part of two years as a dynamic tracing tool for the Linux kernel but only now it looks like this kernel tool will be merged to the mainline tree...

Xen Automotive: Bringing Virtualization To Cars

Sat, 29/03/2014 - 5:15am
Linux within cars was a big topic at this week's Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Napa Valley. Besides Intel talking up Tizen IVI, Xen Automotive is the work being done for using Xen virtualization on ARM hardware within automobiles...

Coreboot Tacks On Support For Another HP Notebook

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 9:06pm
Coreboot developers have added in mainline support for another HP Pavilion notebook...

Intel Keeps Using Tizen IVI To Push Linux, Wayland Into Cars

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 7:47pm
Intel was at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit this week promoting Tizen's In-Vehicle Infotainment initiatives for having a Linux-based Wayland environment within automobiles...

SUSE Will Mainline Their kGraft Live Kernel Patching

Fri, 28/03/2014 - 6:13pm
SUSE engineers will attempt to merge their kGraft live kernel patching mechanism into the mainline Linux kernel...