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The Most Popular Linux Benchmark Results On OpenBenchmarking.org

Saturday 28th of February 2015 02:26:50 PM
With OpenBenchmarking.org having turned four years old a few days ago earlier this week I provided a look at the most popular/used benchmarks/tests on our open cloud service while in this article is a look at the most viewed test results...

Intel's Graphics Driver For Linux 4.1 Will Have More XenGT vGPU Support

Saturday 28th of February 2015 01:11:01 PM
While the first release candidate of the Linux 4.0 kernel is barely one week old, Intel's open-source graphics driver development team already has changes queued up for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.1..

PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 Fixes A Number Of Issues

Saturday 28th of February 2015 12:41:57 PM
A new release of the PlayOnLinux graphical front-end to Wine is now available...

The New Wallpaper Of Xfce 4.12

Saturday 28th of February 2015 12:24:51 PM
The release of Xfce 4.12 is hopefully being realized this weekend. The release hasn't taken place at the time of writing, but there's been commits to update translations as well as to add the new wallpaper of Xfce 4.12...

Mesa 10.5-RC3 Now Available To Test Improved GPU Drivers

Saturday 28th of February 2015 03:07:39 AM
Just a few days after Mesa 10.5 RC2 was released, the third release candidate to Mesa 10.5 is now available for testing...

New Specifications On The Alleged Ubuntu Tablet

Saturday 28th of February 2015 12:26:24 AM
Back in December, Phoronix delivered the first article about An Ubuntu Tablet Inspired By The Ubuntu Edge Is Coming. From the company responsible for this tablet inspired by the failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone we have some new specifications of the tablet they plan to ship with Ubuntu...

LLVM 3.6 Officially Released With Many Compiler Advantages

Friday 27th of February 2015 08:32:33 PM
While running a few days late, LLVM 3.6 was officially released today...

VLC 2.2 "Weathermax" Brings Better VP9 & H.265 Support

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:47:56 PM
VLC 2.2 (codenamed "Weathermax") was released today as the latest version of the popular, multi-platform, open-source media player...

Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks

Friday 27th of February 2015 05:00:00 PM
The latest solid-state drive being added to one of our Linux test farm systems is the Samsung 850 EVO. Prior to commissioning this drive in one of the systems, I ran some benchmarks against a few other solid-state drives while testing with the EXT4 file-system on Ubuntu Linux.

Open-Source .NET On Linux Continues Maturing

Friday 27th of February 2015 03:38:06 PM
Rich Lander of Microsoft has posted an update concerning the open-sourcing of Microsoft's .NET core and how they're looking to do feature work more in the open and with the community's involvement...

Features Coming For The Imminent Xfce 4.12 Release

Friday 27th of February 2015 02:32:21 PM
If all goes according to plan, Xfce 4.12 will be officially released this weekend. Here's a look at some of the most prominent changes for this long overdue update to Xfce...

Canonical's Latest Demo Of Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence In Action

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:56:44 PM
A new video is out showing the latest work on Ubuntu's Unity 8 interface and the convergence user experience across phones, tablets, and desktop PCs...

The Quest For Decent, Low-Priced Server Cases & Racks/Cabinets

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:42:26 PM
Here's another quick update on the process of building out the new open-source benchmarking server farm... The construction of the room is going along nicely and I'm currently evaluating a few different server chassis and racks/cabinets...

Mesa 10.5 Is In Ubuntu 15.04 For The Latest Open-Source GPU Drivers

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:17:01 PM
For Ubuntu Linux users who haven't tried the Vivid Verbet Beta 1 release yet, you'll be pleased to know that Ubuntu 15.04 is riding off Mesa 10.5 for having the latest open-source graphics drivers...

ALSA 1.0.29 Released

Friday 27th of February 2015 01:03:54 AM
It's been more than a half year since the last ALSA release for improving Linux sound while out today is v1.0.29 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture...

Ubuntu 15.04 Beta Released, Ubuntu MATE Made Official

Thursday 26th of February 2015 08:43:26 PM
The Ubuntu derivatives opting-in to doing beta releases put out their first beta today. With this 15.04 Beta 1 milestone, Ubuntu MATE has been made an official derivative...

Coreboot Developer: Purism Doesn't Deliver On Libre Firmware

Thursday 26th of February 2015 06:53:07 PM
A Coreboot developer has confirmed fears over Purism Librem laptops not really being free nor really bringing much to the table compared to other Linux laptop vendors...

LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support

Thursday 26th of February 2015 03:07:34 PM
LLVM 3.6 and Clang 3.6 are due to be released any day now and with this new version of the increasingly-used BSD-licensed compiler infrastructure stack are many improvements and new features to benefit the vast majority of users...

The Most Popular Open-Source Linux Benchmarks

Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:49:53 PM
With OpenBenchmarking.org having turned four years old this month, here's a look at the most used test profiles over the past four years...

The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22

Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:08:14 PM
With Fedora 22 having entered its alpha freeze this week along with the software string freeze and change checkpoint deadline, here's a recap of some of the towering features of this six-month update to Fedora 21 and the second release under the Fedora.Next strategy...

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Blackphone unveils a new phone and tablet running secure, encrypted Android

Today at Mobile World Congress, the encrypted phone system Blackphone announced a new phone and tablet, along with a new business focus on enterprise. The phone is called the Blackphone 2, a successor to the first Blackphone shown at MWC last year, but adds a new processor, better screen, and a larger profile overall. The tablet, called the Blackphone+, is slated for release in the fall. Both run Blackphone's secure OS, forked off of Android, which is designed to protect metadata and provide end-to-end encryption throughout. Read more

Oracle VirtualBox Updates to run on Linux 4.0 Kernel

The open-source VirtualBox virtualization project is out with its 4.3.24 update today providing a number of important updates and bug fixes. Read more

Qbo Is an AI-Driven Ubuntu-Powered Cute Little Robot - Video

We've seen some interesting devices coming out of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the small Ubuntu-powered Qbo robot is just one them. Linux fans already kind of knew what to expected to see in Barcelona. Many Ubuntu fans were looking to check out the first Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition phone and their curiosity was satisfied, but now we have something that it's equally interesting, and that is a small robot. Read more

Ubuntu MATE Is One of the Last Major Distros to Officially Support PowerPC

Ubuntu MATE has been providing PowerPC support for some time now, but the developers have made some serious improvements to this particular feature in the latest 15.04 Beta 1 update. Read more