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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...

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Git 2.2.1 Released To Fix Critical Security Issue

Today's Git vulnerability affects those using the Git client on case-insensitive file-systems. On case-insensitive platforms like Windows and OS X, committing to .Git/config could overwrite the user's .git/config and could lead to arbitrary code execution. Fortunately with most Phoronix readers out there running Linux, this isn't an issue thanks to case-sensitive file-systems. Read more

Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 For Its Various Flavors

While Ubuntu itself no longer puts out alpha/beta releases in favor of just testing out the daily Live ISOs, the various Ubuntu flavors still participating in the traditional release process have done their first alpha releases this afternoon for Ubuntu 15.04. Read more

Robolinux 7.7.1 LXDE Runs Windows Apps with Stealth VM

Robolinux 7.7.1, a fast and easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian has just received a new desktop environment, LXDE, making this the third second flavor of the distribution. Read more

Jolla's Sailfish OS Update 10 Is Now Available

The tenth update to Jolla's Sailfish mobile operating system is now available. This update is version 1.1.1.26 and is codenamed Vaarainjärvi. This latest update to Jolla's Sailfish OS includes the device lock now supporting alpha-numeric codes, copy-paste support between Android and native Sailfish apps, Mail app improvements, new overlays for maps, search improvements, unification to the accounts framework, new MMS settings, UI improvements, and an assortment of other improvements. Read more