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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...

More File-System Tests Of The Linux 3.18 Kernel

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 02:14:14 PM
Earlier this week on Phoronix I posted benchmarks indicating potential block/file-system performance regressions using the Linux 3.18 kernel. Since then I've been carrying out more tests looking for any file-system performance problems on other hardware...

Using NVIDIA's NVENC On Linux With FFmpeg

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 01:58:21 PM
With the new NVIDIA 346 Linux driver series NVENC support was made available for accelerated video encoding support under Linux...

There's Talk Again About An "Open To The Core" Ubuntu Laptop

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 01:32:14 PM
Given the recent crowdfunding success around the Jolla Tablet, there's talk again about crowdfunding a truly open-source laptop that's running Ubuntu and would be priced around $500 USD...

PowerVR SGX Driver Code Gets Leaked

Saturday 22nd of November 2014 12:38:03 PM
Luc Verhaegen has out a new blog post about Imagination's PowerVR SGX user-space driver source code and the microcode source also getting leaked. However, don't get too excited...

V2 Of KDBUS Published For Linux Kernel Review

Friday 21st of November 2014 08:45:52 PM
The second revision to the Linux kernel based D-Bus implementation is now available for review...

VirtualBox 4.3.20 Arrives, Still No Sign Of VirtualBox 4.4

Friday 21st of November 2014 06:42:55 PM
The Oracle VirtualBox team in Germany released the v4.3.20 update today...

NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel

Friday 21st of November 2014 02:56:34 PM
As a continuation of the Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam On Linux Gaming? article from earlier this week, here's the results of the latest NVIDIA Linux proprietary graphics driver compared to the Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel graphics driver stack when running two of Valve's most popular Steam on Linux gamers.

Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0 Benchmarks

Friday 21st of November 2014 01:03:33 PM
Scientific Linux 6.6 vs. Scientific Linux 7.0, which of these Red Hat Enterprise Linux derived distributions are faster? Here's some benchmark results from a ten-core Xeon system...

Qualcomm Looks To Get Into The ARM Server Business

Friday 21st of November 2014 12:54:41 PM
While Qualcomm is still dominating in the mobile phone chip world as the largest supplier of SoCs for smartphones, the company has ambitions of getting into the server market...

HHVM 3.4 Adds New Features, Support

Thursday 20th of November 2014 07:34:29 PM
Facebook has released HHVM 3.4.0 today for those looking towards a high-performance PHP implementation or for using Facebook's Hack language...

More Radeon Driver Changes Queued For Linux 3.19

Thursday 20th of November 2014 06:46:15 PM
Just one week after the bulk of the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.19, another round of updates were submitted for DRM-Next...

Unigine 2.0 Alpha 2 Adds C# Support

Thursday 20th of November 2014 05:09:29 PM
Unigine 2 remains under active development...

FFmpeg Is Returning To Ubuntu With 15.04 Release

Thursday 20th of November 2014 04:58:10 PM
While FFmpeg has been absent from recent releases of Ubuntu Linux due to the switch over to Libav, with Ubuntu 15.04 it will return...

Linux Version Of Civilization: Beyond Earth Still Coming Along

Thursday 20th of November 2014 04:14:50 PM
The Linux version of Civilization: Beyond Earth is still in the process of being ported to Linux...

Yahoo To Become Default Search Provider For Firefox

Thursday 20th of November 2014 04:08:21 PM
Mozilla announced on Wednesday that Yahoo is going to become the default search provider for Firefox rather than Google...

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