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Intel Might Be Moving Closer With Their Mesa Tessellation Shader Support

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 12:28:25 PM
The two extensions still blocking the Intel open-source Linux driver from OpenGL 4.0 compliance is ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 and ARB_tessellation shader. It looks like Intel might be getting closer to landing their tessellation enablement...

GNOME 3.20 Feature Planning Heats Up

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 11:35:36 PM
With the feature-rich and polished GNOME 3.18 arriving tomorrow, GNOME 3.19 development will quickly kick off in leading up to the GNOME 3.20 release next March...

Wayland 1.10 Now Under Development, Planned Release In February

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 10:19:45 PM
With yesterday's release of Wayland 1.9, Wayland 1.10 is now under immediate development along with the Weston 1.10 reference compositor...

Features To Look Forward To With GNOME 3.18

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 08:58:31 PM
GNOME 3.18 is set to be released tomorrow. If you've fallen behind in your Phoronix reading, here's a list of some the changes and new features to look forward to with this significant desktop environment update...

Google Launches "Brotli" Compression Algorithm For The Web

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 05:44:59 PM
Google has announced today Brotli, "a new compression algorithm for the Internet" that easily defeats other compression algorithms...

Firefox 41 Released With Many Small Improvements

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 03:36:50 PM
Mozilla Firefox 41 has been released today with a variety of (mostly small) improvements...

A Khronos Open-Source Talk Is Happening In An Hour

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 02:50:00 PM
In one hour from right now, Neil Trevett, the President of the Khronos Group, will be keynoting the Linaro Conference and this talk will be live-streamed...

Intel Has Been Working On DRM Color Management Support

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 02:28:10 PM
Shashank Sharma of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center recently published a set of twenty-three patches for implementing color management support within the DRM driver layer...

The Fedora 23 Beta Has Been Officially Released

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 02:05:51 PM
Dennis Gilmore has just announced the on-time release of the Fedora 23 Beta...

Alien Isolation Is Just The Latest NVIDIA-Only Linux Game

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 01:29:05 PM
With this morning's announcement of Alien Isolation coming to Linux next week, Phoronix readers quickly pointed out something silly...

Fedora 23 Beta & GNOME 3.18 Are Doing Terrific

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 01:09:27 PM
The Fedora 23 Beta is scheduled to be released this morning while GNOME 3.18 is supposed to come tomorrow. Both these important free software projects are in great shape and from my experiences with GNOME 3.18 on Fedora 23 Beta is doing well and I'm looking forward to the stable releases.

Stunt Rally 2.6 Brings New Tracks & Brand New Sound System

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 12:27:32 PM
Stunt Rally 2.6 was released today as the newest version of this open-source racing game based on VDrift and the OGRE engine...

Alien: Isolation Is Being Released For Linux Next Week

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 12:15:21 PM
Feral Interactive Games has shared that they'll be releasing Alien Isolation for Linux next week...

Wayland 1.9 Tagged For Release

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 02:31:31 AM
Bryce Harrington at Samsung has gone ahead and tagged for release Wayland 1.9.0 and Weston 1.9.0 as the reference compositor update...

Pkg 1.6.0 Is Coming Soon To FreeBSD

Monday 21st of September 2015 10:48:15 PM
Pkg 1.6.0 is coming in the days ahead to FreeBSD as the latest updates to their package manager for this BSD distribution and other platforms...

Here's How You Can Get A Lifetime Phoronix Premium Subscription

Monday 21st of September 2015 04:39:41 PM
Here's a way that you can be part of the select few Phoronix readers who are proud Phoronix Premium lifetime members... Particularly if you will be at Oktoberfest/Wiesn 2015 or traveling to/from Germany in the next few weeks...

The Graphics Cards For Linux Gaming With The Best Value & Efficiency At Higher Resolutions

Monday 21st of September 2015 03:50:00 PM
Last week I published The Best, Most Efficient Graphics Cards For 1080p Linux Gamers while today are some complementary results with an assortment of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards while running all tests at 2560 x 1440 as a more demanding scenario than last week's results.

64-bit ARM Is Becoming Usable For Day-To-Day Linux Desktop

Monday 21st of September 2015 02:34:43 PM
If you're lucky enough to find some capable 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware, the latest open-source Linux packages are working out well in the 64-bit ARM world for providing a decent Linux desktop experience...

What's New With The X.Org Foundation? Not Too Much

Monday 21st of September 2015 02:12:16 PM
At last week's XDC2015 Toronto conference there was an update shared on the X.Org Foundation, which was nice to see since there hasn't been an "annual" report published since 2013, so this would be the next best thing.....

Doing Graphics Hardware Acceleration With Microkernels

Monday 21st of September 2015 01:06:13 PM
At last week's XDC2015 conference in Toronto, Jamey Sharp talked about hardware graphics acceleration support on microkernels...

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Learning The Linux File System

Before we get started, let’s avoid any confusion. There are two meanings to the term “File System” in the wonderful world of computing: First, there is the system of files and the directory structure that all of your data is stored in. Second, is the format scheme that is used to write data on mass storage devices like hard drives and SSD’s. We are going to be talking about the first kind of file system here because the average user will interact with his or her file system every time they use a computer, the format that data is written in on their storage devices is usually of little concern to them. The many different file systems that can be used on storage is really only interesting to hardware geeks and is best saved for another discussion. Now that that’s cleared up, we can press on. (Read the rest at Freedom Penguin)

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FreeNAS 10 Enters Alpha, Brings Lots of New Technologies, Based on FreeBSD 10.2

FreeNAS' Jordan Hubbard was proud to announce the other day, October 8, the release and immediate availability for download of the first Alpha build of the upcoming FreeNAS open source Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution. Read more