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Jolla Launches Tablet With Sailfish OS 2.0

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:37:17 PM
Jolla has delivered on their teased new device as the "Jolla Tablet" as an exciting tablet running Sailfish OS 2.0...

FreeBSD Receives A Million Dollar Donation

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 02:40:21 AM
The FreeBSD has received their largest ever single donation: $1,000,000 USD...

Debian Init System Coupling Vote Results

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:56:49 AM
The Debian voting surrounding a general resolution around init system coupling has ended...

Linux 3.18 File-System Performance Minimally Changed But Possible Regressions

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM
With the Linux 3.18 development settling down, here's our usual benchmarks of the new kernel when comparing the file-system performance against the previous stable version (Linux 3.17) for EXT4, F2FS, XFS, and Btrfs.

NEMO-UX Shell Is A Futuristic, Multi-User Wayland Experience

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 04:57:33 PM
Demonstrated at the ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ACM ITS) event in Dresden, Germany the past few deays was the "NEMOSHELL" that looks like a futuristic user experience supported by Wayland...

OpenCL & SYCL Updated For Heterogeneous Parallel Programming

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 03:07:58 PM
The Khronos Group has released updated versions of the OpenCL and SYCL specifications from the Super Computing 2014 conference in New Orleans...

SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching Is kGraft-Based

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 02:40:02 PM
Live kernel patching is now officially available on SUSE Linux Enterprise. SUSE announced the availability today of SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching, a means of performing kernel patching without the need for reboots. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching is based on their kGraft technology...

GNU Guix 0.8 Has A New Visual UI In Emacs

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 02:25:41 PM
The GNU Guix functional package manager has been updated to version 0.8 and incorporates four months of changes...

Numascale Builds A 5184 AMD Core Shared Memory System

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 01:27:05 PM
Our friends at Numascale have assembled the world's largest shared memory system to date: 5184 CPU cores with 20.7 terabytes of shared memory...

digiKam 4.5 Released, Not Yet KF5/Qt5 Ready

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 01:15:37 PM
Version 4.5 of KDE's digital camera management software, digiKam, has been released...

Nokia Releases The N1, A Nice Looking Android 5.0 Tablet

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 01:04:39 PM
What's left of Nokia after selling off their phone/device divison to Microsoft, the Finnish company has unveiled their first new piece of hardware: the N1 Android tablet...

Mesa 10.4 RC1 Is Here, Lands Direct3D 9 State Tracker

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:01:52 AM
Emil Velikov has announced the first release candidate for the upcoming Mesa 10.4 release...

AMD & PathScale Join OpenACC Group

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 03:58:43 AM
Up to now the OpenACC parallel programming standard has mostly been perceived as a NVIDIA affair along with backing from the likes of Cray and PGI. Now, however, AMD and PathScale are joining the OpenACC Standards Group so hopefully we'll see greater, multi-vendor adoption of it going forward...

Fedora Will Begin Upgrading The X.Org Server As A Distribution Update

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 01:07:41 AM
While Fedora is working to migrate over to Wayland by default, the X.Org Server won't disappear anytime soon for legacy X11 application support and other purposes. With Fedora 21 and going forward, Fedora is likely to be getting in-place X.Org Server updates upon new releases...

PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE Now Available, TrueOS 10.1 Too

Monday 17th of November 2014 11:00:21 PM
Following in the foot steps of the FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE, PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE is now available along with the server-oriented TrueOS spin...

Fedora 21 Is Doing Its Final Freeze Tomorrow

Monday 17th of November 2014 07:42:53 PM
It looks like Fedora 21 will go into its final freeze tomorrow and hopefully allow Fedora 21 to be released as planned in early December...

AMD Radeon Gallium3D Is Catching Up & Sometimes Beating Catalyst On Linux

Monday 17th of November 2014 05:00:00 PM
Last week I shared some preview benchmarks from Steam on Linux showing Radeon Gallium3D starting to beat Catalyst. In this article are the full results from comparing the open and closed-source AMD Linux graphics cards with sixteen Radeon graphics cards while testing Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Linux. The results yield a very close race!

Btrfs RAID Support For RAID 5/6 Is Improving

Monday 17th of November 2014 03:12:43 PM
Of the RAID 0/1/5/6/1+0 levels supported natively by the Btrfs file-system, it's been the RAID 5 and RAID 6 implementations that have been deemed experimental and not yet production ready. Fortunately, that may soon be changing with some fresh Btrfs tool patches...

Russ Allbery Resigns From The Debian TC

Monday 17th of November 2014 02:17:17 PM
There's yet another resignation from the Debian camp. This time, Russ Allbery of the Debian Technical Committee has stepped away from those duties...

Freedreno MSM Driver Has Big Changes For Linux 3.19 Kernel

Monday 17th of November 2014 01:49:15 PM
Rob Clark on Sunday submitted his "msm-next" pull request for the DRM-Next Git tree for pulling into the Linux 3.19 kernel...

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