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Linux Mint 17.2 Officially Released With Cinnamon/MATE Flavors

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 12:40:34 PM
Just a few short weeks after the Rafaela 17.2 RCs, Linux Mint 17.2 has been officially released this morning in the form of the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins...

Fedora For MIPS Is Now Out In Testing, Supports The Creator CI20

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 12:18:59 PM
In cooperation with Imagination Technologies, the first Fedora image for the MIPS architecture is now out in testing...

KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Shutdown Scripts, Few Dozen Other Bugs

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 12:05:51 PM
The latest monthly point release to Plasma 5.3 is now available by the KDE crew...

KDE Marks Four Years In Its Process Of Porting To Wayland

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 03:48:44 AM
KDE KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin made a blog post today commemorating the four years that he's been focusing on getting Wayland support up and running natively with the KWin window manager / compositor...

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion" Pays Tribute To Mandrake

Monday 29th of June 2015 11:39:23 PM
With Mandriva having been liquidated (allegedly due to employee lawsuits), OpenMandriva is paying tribute to it -- and its precursor, Mandrake -- with their new point release...

Btrfs In Linux 4.2 Brings Quota Updates, Many Fixes

Monday 29th of June 2015 11:24:38 PM
Adding to the already lengthy list of new features for Linux 4.2 is the Btrfs file-system updates that were sent in today by Facebook's Chris Mason...

Latest Rumor Pegs Microsoft Wanting To Buy AMD

Monday 29th of June 2015 08:49:58 PM
Following the recent report that AMD is exploring splitting itself up or potentially selling off business units, there's now a rumor out there that Microsoft has set its sights on AMD...

The Next-Gen Phoronix Site Experience Is Almost Ready

Monday 29th of June 2015 05:39:24 PM
The long overdue overhaul of the Phoronix.com site layout is almost complete... It will begin rolling out in beta in the days ahead. With this new site will come a brand new appearance along with a first-rate mobile experience...

How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful

Monday 29th of June 2015 03:10:00 PM
One of the most often voiced complaints about Open Source Software is that it tends to be "ugly" or otherwise aesthetically uninspired. A few years ago a few people in the KDE camp came together and created, what they hoped, would be a solution to that problem: The KDE Visual Design Group.

Exciting Features Merged So Far For The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Monday 29th of June 2015 02:20:27 PM
With week one of two having passed for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window, here's a look at some of the exciting new features and changes that landed in the first week...

Mesa 10.6.1 Brings A Bug-Fix For Dota 2 Reborn

Monday 29th of June 2015 01:48:35 PM
Mesa 10.6.1 was released today as the first point release to Mesa 10.6...

DragonFlyBSD 4.2 Released: Brings Improved Graphics & New Compiler

Monday 29th of June 2015 01:20:05 PM
DragonFlyBSD 4.2 was released this morning as the next major release to this popular BSD operating system. For end-users there are a lot of notable changes with this update...

Wine-Staging 1.7.46 Improves The OS X Experience

Monday 29th of June 2015 12:04:57 AM
Building on Friday's Wine 1.7.46 release, Wine-Staging 1.7.46 was released today...

The State & Complications Of Porting The Unity Editor To Linux

Sunday 28th of June 2015 03:19:14 PM
The Unity developers have been porting their Unity Editor to Linux from Windows / OS X to complement their existing Unity runtime support for Linux...

Libreboot Now Supports An AMD/ASUS Motherboard

Sunday 28th of June 2015 01:35:17 PM
The Libreboot "fork" of Coreboot now has support for its first AMD motherboard -- or more broadly, its first desktop motherboard...

SafeStack Merged Into LLVM To Protect Against Stack Buffer Overflow Attacks

Sunday 28th of June 2015 01:25:17 PM
SafeStack was merged into LLVM this month as a new form of protection against stack-based memory corruption errors. The SafeStack pass for LLVM adds in protection against stack-based buffer overflows without causing any significant performance penalty...

Terraria 1.3 Release Coming Later This Month With Many Improvements

Sunday 28th of June 2015 12:49:19 PM
Terraria 1.3 is slated to be released in a few days on June 30, and coming with it are 800 new items, new mini-Biomes, achievements, a harder 'expert mode' and “more unknown stuff.” Why does this matter? Because in July, following the 1.3 release, there are going to be Mac and Linux ports of the game!..

Intel Dominates The Perf Changes For Linux 4.2

Sunday 28th of June 2015 12:19:18 PM
For those using perf for Linux profiling with performance counters, the Linux 4.2 kernel will bring many improvements to benefit Intel customers...

New ARM SoCs & Boards Supported By The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Sunday 28th of June 2015 12:09:04 PM
As usual, the Linux 4.2 kernel is bringing more improvements for ARM, including support for new SoCs and boards...

Linux 4.2 Will Bring LIBNVDIMM Support For Non-Volatile Memory Devices

Sunday 28th of June 2015 01:50:15 AM
Non-volatile memory device support will be added through libnvdimm for the Linux 4.2 kernel. Libnvdimm is a new subsystem for the Linux 4.2 kernel and contains drivers and x86 support...

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