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KDE Frameworks 5.9 Adds ModemManagerQt

Saturday 11th of April 2015 06:05:01 PM
KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 was released on Friday as the newest version of the KDE libraries that complement Qt 5...

Elementary OS 0.3 "Freya" Now Available

Saturday 11th of April 2015 05:06:55 PM
Version 0.3 of Elementary OS, which is codenamed Freya, is now available after being under development for more than one year...

Encryption Support For EXT4

Saturday 11th of April 2015 03:12:12 PM
Ted Ts'o at Google has implemented EXT4 encryption support that will likely be baked into the next Android "M" release and is being worked toward for mainline inclusion in the upstream Linux kernel...

Intel Mesa Driver Starts Using NIR By Default For Fragment Shaders

Saturday 11th of April 2015 02:34:26 PM
Intel's i965 Mesa driver has begun using the NIR intermediate representation by default when dealing with fragment shaders...

New Google Boards Added To Coreboot

Saturday 11th of April 2015 01:31:14 PM
There's some new Google motherboards added to upstream Coreboot...

Valve Is Giving Out Their Steam Linux Games To Mesa Developers

Friday 10th of April 2015 05:13:13 PM
Last year Valve made all of their games free to Debian developers as a thank you since SteamOS is based on Debian. Now Valve is giving out their collection of all current and future games to open-source Mesa developers...

ZFS On Linux Adds New Kernel Support, Asynchronous I/O

Friday 10th of April 2015 03:44:43 PM
A new release of ZFS On Linux is available this week for providing the latest capabilities for this Oracle/Sun ZFS file-system implemented as an out-of-tree, native Linux kernel driver...

fwupd: Simple, Open-Source Device Firmware Updating

Friday 10th of April 2015 03:17:33 PM
As part of the work towards allowing easy UEFI/BIOS updates from the Linux desktop in a standardized manner, Richard Hughes has been developing the new fwupd component...

Intel Releases 2015-Q1 XenGT With Broadwell Support

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:55:30 PM
For those interested in XenGT as Intel's form of mediated GPU pass-through support on Linux, the newest quarterly update has surfaced...

Coreboot Ported To A ~$30 AMD AM1 Motherboard

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:33:14 PM
For those searching for a low-cost system/motherboard for experimenting with Coreboot, there's another new AMD motherboard that now works with Coreboot's upstream Git code. The board costs only about $30 USD and works with all modern AMD AM1 processors...

DNF Package Manager: "Getting More & More Stable"

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:24:22 PM
New versions of DNF and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE have been released and there's pre-built packages for Fedora 22 and Fedora 23...

BQ Now Openly Selling The Aquaris Ubuntu Phone

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:07:19 PM
Back when the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smart-phone launched in February it was only available in limited numbers via "flash sales" facilitated by the company. At last, now this first Ubuntu smart-phone is available to order by anyone within the European Union...

LMDE 2 MATE & Cinnamon Editions Released

Friday 10th of April 2015 01:49:57 PM
The MATE and Cinnamon desktop versions of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2) are now available for download...

Google Chrome Will Soon Work Better For Linux HiDPI Systems

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:07:37 AM
A few months back I wrote about the poor state of Chrome/Chromium HiDPI support on Linux but fortunately with the latest unstable web browser code these issues appear to have been resolved...

LLVM's LibFuzzer Is Uncovering New Bugs With Fuzzing

Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:10:29 PM
LibFuzzer was recently added to LLVM as a library for in-process fuzzing. LibFuzzer combined with other open-source fuzzing capabilities make it easy for uncovering new bugs within LLVM and other projects...

DragonFlyBSD Updates Its ACPICA Implementation

Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:02:17 PM
DragonFlyBSD developers have updated their ACPI power management implementation against Intel's ACPICA code as of yesterday...

Fedora 22 Beta To Be Delayed By One Week

Thursday 9th of April 2015 08:42:27 PM
While Fedora developers did a good job getting out the Fedora 22 Alpha on time, the beta release of Fedora 22 will come at least one week late...

Catalyst 15.3 Beta Backported To Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Thursday 9th of April 2015 03:46:31 PM
While AMD has yet to make the Catalyst 15.3 Beta Linux graphics driver available for download from their web-site, they released the driver to Canonical and as such this new AMD Linux driver has been available in Ubuntu 15.04 for a few weeks. Canonical is now back-porting this proprietary driver back into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr...

X.Org Foundation + SPI Merger Fails

Thursday 9th of April 2015 12:50:33 PM
After almost two years of the X.Org Foundation's Board of Directors pursuing a merger with SPI, the 2015 X.Org Elections have ended and the results were sent out to X.Org members last night...

Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 03:00:00 PM
It's been a while since last running any Linux file-system tests on a hard drive considering all of the test systems around here are using solid-state storage and only a few systems commissioned in the Linux benchmarking test farm are using hard drives, but with Linux 4.0 around the corner, here's a six-way file-system comparison on Linux 4.0 with a HDD using EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and even NTFS, NILFS2, and ReiserFS.

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