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NVIDIA's VDPAU Library Exposed To Security Issue

Monday 31st of August 2015 09:45:14 PM
NVIDIA released the libvdpau 1.1.1 library today to fix three new CVE security issues...

Trying Out The AMDGPU Kernel Driver's Experimental GPU Scheduler

Monday 31st of August 2015 08:52:21 PM
Yesterday after finishing up the first open-source AMDGPU driver benchmarks of the Radeon R9 Fury, I decided to also give a go on the new AMDGPU driver scheduler that's an experimental feature for Linux 4.3...

x86 Systems Will See Some Boot Time Optimizations With Linux 4.3

Monday 31st of August 2015 08:34:16 PM
Ingo Molnar sent in his several Git pull requests today for the code he maintains within the Linux kernel...

OpenBSD Is Getting Its Own Native Hypervisor

Monday 31st of August 2015 07:54:17 PM
The OpenBSD Foundation has been funding work on a project to provide OpenBSD with its own, native hypervisor...

NVIDIA 355.11 Driver Stabilizes The Series With Full OpenGL For EGL

Monday 31st of August 2015 05:52:35 PM
NVIDIA has released the 355.11 Linux driver today, which is their first stable release in the 355.xx series...

Arma 3 Now Available In Beta For Linux, Might Be Benchmarked

Monday 31st of August 2015 04:57:19 PM
As expected, Arma 3 is now available for Linux gamers in beta form...

S390 To Get "Fake NUMA" / NUMA Emulation In Linux 4.3

Monday 31st of August 2015 04:15:19 PM
The IBM s390 architecture will gain fake NUMA support with the upcoming Linux 4.3 for providing faster performance under some workloads...

Mesa 11.0 RC2 Released, Brings RadeonSI Performance Fix

Monday 31st of August 2015 03:29:08 PM
The second release candidate to Mesa 11.0 is now available for testing...

LLVM Clang 3.7 vs. GCC Compiler Benchmarks On Linux

Monday 31st of August 2015 03:20:00 PM
With the official release of LLVM 3.7 being imminent, here are some fresh compiler benchmarks comparing its performance on Linux x86_64 to that of LLVM Clang 3.6 as well as GCC 4.9 and GCC 5.2.

NVIDIA GRID 2.0 Adds Linux Support

Monday 31st of August 2015 02:37:41 PM
NVIDIA has announced their GRID 2.0 platform while also unveiling their Tesla M6 and M60 server cards...

Khronos Publishes Their SIGGRAPH 2015 Slides

Monday 31st of August 2015 02:12:14 PM
While there isn't anything new compared to what was already covered on Phoronix earlier this month from the SIGGRAPH graphics conference, The Khronos Group has now published all of their slides, including about Vulkan...

Unreal Engine 4.9 Brings Mobile Improvements, VR Updates

Monday 31st of August 2015 01:48:03 PM
Epic Games is ending out the month by releasing Unreal Engine 4.9...

Here's What We Know So Far About The Linux 4.3 Kernel

Monday 31st of August 2015 01:00:00 PM
With Linux 4.2 being released yesterday, Linus Torvalds will start honoring pull requests today for the Linux 4.3 merge window. Here's a look at some of the work expected to be merged over the next two weeks...

AMD Carrizo Power Information To Be Exposed In Linux 4.3

Monday 31st of August 2015 12:36:20 PM
The hwmon subsystem update was another early pull request for the Linux 4.3 kernel...

EXT3 Driver Is To Be Removed In Linux 4.3

Monday 31st of August 2015 12:21:13 PM
The EXT3 file-system driver is indeed going to be removed from the now in-development Linux 4.3...

GNU Linux-Libre 4.2 Takes Aim At AMDGPU & Intel's DRM Drivers

Monday 31st of August 2015 02:16:27 AM
Just hours after the release of Linux 4.2 was the update from the Free Software Foundation community for the GNU Linux-Libre 4.2 kernel. This deblobbed version of the Linux kernel has particularly criticized the new AMDGPU DRM driver and the Intel i915 driver this cycle...

Game Developer Who Ported To Linux: "I Don't Think It Was Worthwhile"

Monday 31st of August 2015 01:05:39 AM
An RPG game developer behind the Pillars of Eternity title mentioned during PAX Prime this weekend that it really wasn't worthwhile porting their game to Linux...

Jemalloc 4.0 Brings Space & Speed Optimizations

Monday 31st of August 2015 12:20:01 AM
Jemalloc, the memory allocator that tries to avoid memory fragmentation while focusing on scalable concurrency,hed version 4.0 earlier this month...

Samsung's Exynos DRM Driver Will Go Atomic In Linux 4.3

Sunday 30th of August 2015 09:31:10 PM
Samsung's Inki Dae has sent in a second pull request for the Exynos DRM driver for work he hopes to land with the DRM pull into the Linux 4.3 kernel...

Linux 4.2 Kernel Officially Released

Sunday 30th of August 2015 06:55:53 PM
The Linux 4.2 kernel has been released...

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today's leftovers

  • Xiaomi is rumored to be working on a Laptop... running Linux!
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  • Xiaomi's Macbook Pro killer will run Linux
    Xiaomi is known for its popular clones of Apple's iPhone and iPad. Now the Chinese company is rumored to be working on a Linux-based alternative to Apple's Macbook Pro laptop.
  • Acer Announces Predator 8 Gaming Tablet With Intel Atom x7 And Android 5.1
  • Acer Predator 8: A $299 Android gaming tablet
    Acer is launching its first Android tablet designed for gaming. The company’s been showing off the device for months, but now it’s official: the Acer Predator 8 is a tablet with an 8-inch IPS display, an Intel Atom x7 Cherry Trail processor, and a $299 price tag.
  • Acer Launch New $299 Convertible Chromebook
  • Acer offers convertible Chromebook for $299
    Chromebooks have been burning up the sales charts on Amazon. And now convertible Chromebooks seem to be where the market is headed. Acer has jumped on the convertible bandwagon by announcing the Chromebook R11. This new model offers notebook and tablet functionality built into one Chromebook.
  • Linux Foundation is giving away Chromebooks
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization that sponsors Linus Torvalds and runs many programs to accelerate the growth of Linux, is now giving away free Chromebooks to those who enroll in one of its training courses during September. Free Chromebook. To everyone. Throughout September. The foundation has chosen Dell’s Chromebook 11 for this program. The $299 Chromebook features a 11.6" display, is powered by 1.4Ghz processor, and comes with 4GB of RAM.
  • CloudRouter now live
    The collaborative open-source CloudRouter project has come out of beta.
  • Linux Kernel Engineer opportunity at Collabora!
    Collabora is a software consultancy specialising in bringing companies and the open source software community together and it is currently looking for a Core Software Engineer, that works in the Linux kernel and/or all the plumbing around the kernel. In this role the engineer will be part of worldwide team who works with our clients to solve their Linux kernel and low level stack technical problems.
  • DevOps: An Introduction
    Not too long ago, software development was done a little differently. We programmers would each have our own computer, and we would write code that did the usual things a program should do, such as read and write files, respond to user events, save data to a database, and so on. Most of the code ran on a single computer, except for the database server, which was usually a separate computer. To interact with the database, our code would specify the name or address of the database server along with credentials and other information, and we would call into a library that would do the hard work of communicating with the server. So, from the perspective of the code, everything took place locally. We would call a function to get data from a table, and the function would return with the data we asked for. Yes, there were plenty of exceptions, but for many application-based desktop applications, this was the general picture.
  • The Comparison and Context of Unikernels and Containers
    Talk about unikernels is starting to gain momentum. Still, these are such early days for this technology that implements the bare minimum of the traditional operating system functions. Its functionality is a topic we discussed last month in a post by Russell Pavlicek of Citrix. As Pavlicek wrote, unikernels implement the bare minimum of the traditional operating system functions — just enough to enable the application it powers.
  • FISH – A smart and user-friendly command line shell for Linux
  • This is what we do if someone offers us some constructive criticism
    We in KDE don’t ignore constructive feedback, so at Akademy, we set out to find solutions to the issues he pointed out. In order to maximize the reach of our efforts’ documentation, I decided to write a two-part series about it over at Linux Veda, a “web-magazine to share and spread knowledge about Linux and Open Source technologies” which has always been very interested in – and generally supportive of – KDE.
  • Calligra 2.9.7 Open-Source Office Suite Adds Multiple Kexi and Krita Improvements
  • [Krita] Updating the Shop!
  • GNOME 3.18 Beta 2 Officially Released, Final Version Coming on September 23
    The GNOME Project sent an email to Softpedia a few minutes ago, informing us of the release of the second Beta build of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on September 23, 2015.
  • Why Samsung’s new smartwatch doesn’t run Android
    Samsung has released some more information on its next generation of smartwatches, the Gear S2. Unlike most of the spate of non-Apple watches being released this week, it’s not running Android Wear. Instead, Samsung has opted to continue using Tizen, the Linux-based operating system that powers its smart TVs and some phones in India.
  • How to Make Unbreakable Passwords In Your Head Using Mental Cryptography
    You're supposed to have distinct passwords for every one of your different accounts, and, what's more, those passwords are supposed to be difficult. Use some numbers and symbols and weird capitalization, they tell us. But it's hard, and so we wind up just using the same password for everything and taking the risk.
  • Thursday's security advisories

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