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Fedora 25 Alpha Freeze Goes Into Effect, Still Eyeing November Release

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:58:12 AM
Today marks the Fedora 25 Alpha release that also means it's time for the software string freeze and Bodhi activation point. If all goes well, Fedora 25 will be released three months from yesterday...

Lower Memory Use For The VC4 Raspberry Pi Gallium3D Driver

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:16:05 AM
One of the latest initiatives worked on by Eric Anholt at Broadcom for the VC4 Gallium3D driver -- the open-source driver used most famously by the Raspberry Pi hardware -- is lower memory use...

Lumina Desktop 1.0 Released

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM
The PC-BSD/TrueOS developers have announced the release of the Lumina Desktop Environment 1.0...

Chrome 53 Beta Brings Shadow DOM, Deprecates HTTP/0.9

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:22:39 PM
Google engineers today put out the first public beta of the upcoming Chrome/Chromium 53 web-browser update...

Pitivi 0.97 Released As The GNOME-Aligned Open-Source Video Editor

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:44:27 PM
Pitivi 0.97 was released today as the newest development release of this open-source non-linear video editing software followed quickly by a 0.97.1 point release just for a fix to show the correct version string...

SQLite 3.14 Released With CSV Virtual Table Support

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:24:03 PM
SQLite 3.14 is now available as the newest version of this popular, cross-platform, embed-able SQL database software...

AMD GPUOpen's CodeXL 2.2 Now Supports Linux With AMDGPU-PRO

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:13:41 PM
Earlier this year AMD made CodeXL 2.0 open-source as a developer tool with GUI centered around profiling/optimizing D3D, OpenGL, and Vulkan (since CodeXL 2.1) under Windows and Linux. Today marks the release of CodeXL 2.2...

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu + Linux 4.7 + Mesa 12.1 Intel OpenGL Tests

Monday 8th of August 2016 03:11:55 PM
With Microsoft having recently released the Windows 10 Anniversary update I've been running some fresh Windows vs. Linux performance comparisons. The first of these comparisons for your viewing pleasure is looking at the latest Windows 10 build with the latest Intel driver compared to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS while also comparing the performance when manually upgrading to the Linux 4.7 kernel and Mesa 12.1-dev for delivering the latest OpenGL performance potential.

Radeon RX 460 Released, Linux Review Later This Week

Monday 8th of August 2016 01:14:33 PM
Just days after the Radeon RX 470 began shipping, the Radeon RX 460 is shipping this morning and the embargo concerning the RX 460 has expired...

Qt 5.8 Is Preparing For Its Feature Freeze

Monday 8th of August 2016 12:33:59 PM
Qt developers are preparing for the feature-freeze of the upcoming Qt 5.8 tool-kit...

ELLCC 0.1.32 Embedded Cross-Compiler Released

Monday 8th of August 2016 12:23:55 PM
ELLCC, the embedded cross-compiler toolchain that's powered by LLVM, is out with a new release...

Linux 4.8-rc1 Kernel Released

Monday 8th of August 2016 01:24:13 AM
Just like clockwork, the first release candidate / development version of the Linux 4.8 kernel is now available for testing...

Marek Continues Baking More Mesa Optimizations

Sunday 7th of August 2016 05:04:09 PM
AMD developer Marek Olšák continues leading their recent charge on looking to boost the performance potential out of Mesa / Gallium3D...

The Many Exciting Features To The Linux 4.8 Kernel

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:41:00 PM
Today marks the closure of the Linux 4.8 kernel merge window so as usual here is our recap of all the features we've been monitoring over the past two weeks. Among the highlights for Linux 4.8 are AMD GPU OverDrive overclocking, initial NVIDIA Pascal support, a new ARM Mali display driver, mainline support for the Raspberry Pi 3 BCM SoC, HDMI CEC support, big reworks to Btrfs and XFS file-system code, and a number of new security features, among other changes.

Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 M2 Preps More Open-Source Benchmarking Improvements

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:38:10 PM
The second development release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.6-Loppa is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs...

Script Makes It Easy To Deploy Steam On FreeBSD

Sunday 7th of August 2016 11:51:37 AM
With a new script, it's possible to get Valve's Steam Linux game client running relatively well on FreeBSD...

XFS Reverse-Mapping Proposed For Linux 4.8: Getting Ready For New File-System Features

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:09:59 AM
Last week was the main XFS feature pull for Linux 4.8 while one day before the 4.8 merge window is expected to close, XFS maintainer Dave Chinner is hoping to land a big new feature...

DragonFlyBSD 4.6 vs. Linux Benchmarks

Saturday 6th of August 2016 08:53:11 PM
With DragonFlyBSD 4.6 having been released this week, here are benchmarks comparing its performance to that of the previous DragonFlyBSD 4.4 release as well as seeing how it compares to some Linux distributions.

4-Disk Btrfs RAID Benchmarks On Linux 4.7

Saturday 6th of August 2016 03:16:02 PM
Going along with the recent Linux 4.7 file-system benchmarks, here are some tests of Btrfs' built-in RAID functionality when tested on the Linux 4.7 kernel across four SATA SSDs.

New SDIO WiFi Driver Added To Linux 4.8

Saturday 6th of August 2016 02:47:36 PM
The sole new driver in the kernel's staging area for Linux 4.8 is for some SDIO WiFi cards...

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5 Reasons to Switch to Ubuntu Phone

You’ve had Android phones, and you’ve had iPhones. Buying a smartphone for most people is a polarized, A/B choice. And for some, the experience of choosing a new phone is becoming… jaded. You might think that Android and iOS have the mobile market sewn up, but what if I was to tell you that you don’t need to look at Windows 10 Mobile or BlackBerry as alternatives? Various others are available, but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the Ubuntu Phone, which uses the Ubuntu Touch platform, and can be found on devices such as the Meizu Pro 5. Read more Also: Ubuntu Linux 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 1 now available for download (don't talk back)

Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

  • ownCloud-Forked Nextcloud 10 Now Available
  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!
    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.
  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?