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More Wayland Improvements Hit Enlightenment E19

Friday 5th of September 2014 05:09:05 PM
One week after Enlightenment's E19 RC3 release, there's more improvements that have landed that will warrant another new release in the very near future...

Wayland/Weston 1.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Out

Friday 5th of September 2014 02:25:48 PM
Wayland 1.6 is finally close to materializing and should be officially released later this month...

Several Thousand People Use The New Rolling-Release OpenSUSE

Friday 5th of September 2014 02:07:32 PM
Back in July was the announcement of openSUSE Factory turning more into a rolling-release distribution and now we have some hard numbers to look at the popularity of that change...

Relive The GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 With The Just-Posted Videos

Friday 5th of September 2014 01:40:32 PM
For those interested in GCC and other components of the GNU stack, the videos of the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 event from earlier this summer have finally been published...

LLVM 3.5 Is Finally Available For Download

Friday 5th of September 2014 04:09:56 AM
LLVM 3.5 is now available for fans just not looking for a more liberally licensed compiler but for those dependent upon AMD's GPU LLVM compiler back-end and the other innovative use-cases provided by the LLVM stack...

X.Org Is Looking For Some Female Help

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:25:33 PM
The X.Org Foundation is looking for one female to fund in the months ahead to do some sort of work for the open-source project...

Coreboot Lands Support For AMD's Olive Hill+ Board

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:08:31 PM
Just days after support for AMD's Steppe Eagle SoC landed in Coreboot, the first motherboard for this embedded G-Series SoC is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

Fedora 21 Alpha Slips By Another Week

Thursday 4th of September 2014 09:15:09 PM
Jaroslav Reznik of Red Hat announced today that Fedora 21 has slipped by yet another week...

PlayOnLinux Has Experimental BSD Support

Thursday 4th of September 2014 06:50:40 PM
The PlayOnLinux open-source project that's a graphical front-end to Wine to ease the installation of Windows games on Linux and other applications, is continuing to push ahead as it gains more features against CodeWeavers' CrossOver software...

More Nouveau Re-Clocking Patches Published

Thursday 4th of September 2014 03:41:54 PM
Roy Spliet is at it again with a new set of Nouveau DRM driver patches pertaining to re-clocking...

More Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD FX-8370E / FX-8370 / FX-9590

Thursday 4th of September 2014 02:45:10 PM
In adding some extra tests besides what was shared in our large Linux review of the new AMD FX CPUs from earlier in the week, that included a fairly big comparison of Intel and AMD CPUs, here's some more Linux test results for just the FX-8370E, FX-8370, and FX-9590 processors.

HardenedBSD: The Latest BSD Project That Aims To Boost Security

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:56:23 PM
HardenedBSD is the latest BSD distribution writing into Phoronix to share its work...

GNOME 3.14 Beta 2 Released

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:38:21 PM
The second beta release to the GNOME 3.14 desktop stack due out later this month is now available...

Steam Beta Update Adds Streaming From Linux Hosts

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:00:56 PM
A new Steam beta update was released yesterday that adds support for streaming from Linux hosts...

Canonical Releases Mir 0.7 Display Server

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 07:16:13 PM
While Ubuntu 14.10 is still sticking to the X.Org Server by default on the desktop, an updated version of Mir is now available for early adopters and those running the Ubuntu mobile stack...

GCC 5.0 Outruns LLVM 3.5 Compiler By A Bit On Core-AVX2

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 04:00:00 PM
In anticipation of the LLVM 3.5 release that brings a number of new compiler features -- including possible performance improvements from our benchmarking done earlier today -- here's some benchmarks comparing LLVM Clang 3.5 RC3 to a recent SVN snapshot of the GCC 5.0 compiler that's presently under development.

Intel Releases OpenGL 4.3 Driver For Haswell... On Windows

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 02:09:48 PM
Intel has made another step forward for their HD/Iris Graphics driver in their OpenGL support, except this time on Windows...

Canonical BootStack Will Build & Manage Your OpenStack Cloud

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 01:49:59 PM
Mark Shuttleworth announced earlier this year "Your Cloud" as a paid service by Canonical to build and manage OpenStack cloud deployments. Your Cloud has turned into BootStack and is rolling forward for those that wish to have Canonical build out and manage their cloud computing environment...

Sony Open-Sources A Universal Game Level Editor

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 01:20:55 PM
Sony has open-sourced "LevelEditor", a level editing application for game levels that can be adapted to work with any game engine and uses a nice WYSIWYG interface...

AMD Releases Updated Catalyst Linux Graphics Driver (v14.30)

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 01:01:31 PM
Those dependent upon AMD's proprietary Linux graphics driver have a new Catalyst update to play with today...

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