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Linux BIOS/UEFI Updating Is Going To Get Much Better With UEFI 2.5

Monday 23rd of February 2015 04:37:47 PM
The forthcoming UEFI 2.5 specification has an addition that will be exciting for many Linux enthusiasts... BIOS/UEFI updating from the Linux desktop will be a real and stable feature regardless of motherboard vendor and their general lack of Linux utilities...

Linux 4.0 Doesn't Have The Weirdest Codename

Monday 23rd of February 2015 04:21:08 PM
With last night's release of the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel, Linus Torvalds changed the kernel codename from "Diseased Newt" to "Hurr durr I'ma sheep." While the codename may seem a bit odd, the Linux kernel codenames are generally quite awkward...

F22 Switch From Evdev & Synaptics To Libinput

Monday 23rd of February 2015 02:53:23 PM
Those installing the latest development snapshot of Fedora 22 will now experience a difference in the default X.Org input driver...

KDBUS & Other Features You Won't FInd In The Linux 4.0 Kernel

Monday 23rd of February 2015 02:34:55 PM
While Linux 4.0 is the next major kernel release and it does present a new lot of new functionality, there's still a number of high profile features not mainlined...

Plans Brewing For Libinput 1.0

Monday 23rd of February 2015 01:46:49 PM
Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has laid out some plans for releasing libinput 1.0 and coming up with a stable ABI/API...

Wine-Staging 1.7.37 Brings DXVA2 API Support Over VA-API

Monday 23rd of February 2015 05:18:09 AM
With Wine 1.7.37 having been released on Friday, the Wine-Staging team spent this weekend readying their own spin of this new development version of Wine...

Linux 4.0-RC1 Tagged, Linux 4.0 Will Bring Many Notable Improvements

Monday 23rd of February 2015 03:03:39 AM
Linus Torvalds has decided to go ahead and rename the Linux 3.20 kernel to Linux 4.0 per his polling last week. Torvalds released Linux 4.0-rc1 on Sunday night and this release comes with many significant updates...

Freedreno Is Providing Good Adreno A4xx Graphics Acceleration

Sunday 22nd of February 2015 05:23:47 PM
Rob Clark continues making great progress on his Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver for providing open-source support for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware...

KDE Touchpad Configuration Now Supports Libinput

Sunday 22nd of February 2015 05:17:50 PM
With Libinput support being important not only for Wayland input but also is starting to be used for X11/X.Org input too, the KDE input configuration module now supports configuring libinput devices...

Progress On The New Phoronix / Linux Benchmarking Test Farm

Sunday 22nd of February 2015 03:00:00 PM
Construction is well underway on the latest Phoronix expansion in order to handle running more systems (and doing so more efficiently) for all of our automated Linux benchmarking and open-source continuous testing. The electrical upgrades have been made and I should be finished up with the construction in the next few weeks...

GNOME's Log-In Screen Will Still Work Without Wayland

Sunday 22nd of February 2015 02:28:06 PM
With the just-released GNOME 3.16 Beta there's a switch to use Wayland by default for the GDM log-in screen. For those wondering what this means to those using binary blob graphics drivers on your systems or in cases where Wayland isn't working, fear not...

Writing Ubuntu Phone Apps Seem Fairly Easy

Sunday 22nd of February 2015 02:11:41 PM
For those that haven't yet dove into writing apps for the Ubuntu Phone, the QML-based apps seem fairly easy to construct as shown by a few new example applications...

pNFS Block Server Support Is Coming To Linux 4.0 (3.20)

Sunday 22nd of February 2015 01:52:25 PM
The nfsd changes for the Linux 4.0/3.20 kernel provide pNFS block server support...

GNOME 3.16 Beta Brings Wayland-Based Log-in Screen

Saturday 21st of February 2015 10:31:35 PM
Matthias Clasen has announced the release of GNOME 3.15.90, the GNOME 3.16 Beta, that's coming out slightly delayed but still in time for some weekend testing...

Mageia 5 Graphics Woes With Intel Broadwell HD Graphics

Saturday 21st of February 2015 06:15:01 PM
For the most part my Linux benchmarking of Intel Broadwell systems currently in the form of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Intel Broadwell NUC have been going great. Major Linux distributions tested on this latest-generation Intel hardware have been going well, but the first major failure I've run into on Broadwell was when firing up Mageia 5 Beta 3...

Mir Now Depends Upon C++14

Saturday 21st of February 2015 04:54:01 PM
While many open-source projects are still transitioning over to a C++11 code-base, Ubuntu's Mir display server is already moving onto C++14...

LLVM Clang Compiling The Linux Kernel Is A Big Topic For 2015

Saturday 21st of February 2015 04:15:59 PM
It's been talked about for years and is still an ongoing but very active endeavor: building the mainline Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang compiler rather than GCC...

Nouveau Gallium3D Now Supports Double-Precision Floating-Point Data Types

Saturday 21st of February 2015 03:11:13 PM
Nouveau (NVC0) Gallium3D now supports the GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 extension. What's exciting about this enablement is that it's a feature for OpenGL 4.0 / GLSL 4.00 compliance and this Nouveau driver support is beating out the Intel and Radeon drivers in providing this OpenGL capability...

New AMD Processors Supported By Coreboot

Saturday 21st of February 2015 02:01:07 PM
While Coreboot support for systems with newer Intel CPUs is tough, Coreboot gained yesterday support for some new AMD CPUs...

Exciting GNOME Changes For Fedora 22 Workstation Pushed This Week

Saturday 21st of February 2015 01:11:35 PM
Matthias Clasen at Red Hat has landed some of the exciting Fedora 22 Workstation improvements this week that relate to the GNOME Shell environment...

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