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Mono 4 Is Planned For Fedora 23

Monday 4th of May 2015 01:09:10 PM
Aside from the other features proposed thus far for Fedora 23, the update of the popular Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution due out in late 2015, you can add Mono 4.0 to the list...

Ubuntu 15.10's "W" Codename Being Revealed Soon

Monday 4th of May 2015 01:01:50 PM
Mark Shuttleworth is hosting his virtual keynote today for Ubuntu 15.10 with the Ubuntu Online Summit happening this week...

The Six X.Org Summer GSoC Projects For 2015

Monday 4th of May 2015 12:52:05 PM
The accepted projects for this year's Google Summer of Code have been revealed. The accepted X.Org projects are once again particularly interesting...

Linux 4.1-RC2 Kernel Released

Monday 4th of May 2015 02:43:02 AM
Coming right on time is the second release candidate to the Linux 4.1 kernel...

GNOME 3.17.1 Released

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 10:11:27 PM
Javier Jardón announced the official release of GNOME 3.17.1 on Sunday, the development milestone leading up to GNOME 3.18...

A Lot Of Improvements Are Coming For Mir 0.13, Including Work Towards Libinput

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 07:28:26 PM
We've known since March that Mir 0.13 would be a very large release and it's certainly panning out that way...

Mobile Optimizations Coming For Phoronix

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 04:27:31 PM
Following the rollout of the new Phoronix.com server and HTTPS support, mobile optimizations to the site are next on my lengthy TODO list...

Wayland 1.8 Alpha Release Delayed

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 02:02:47 PM
Bryce Harrington has delayed the Wayland/Weston 1.8 Alpha release by a few days...

Godot Game Engine 1.1 Up To RC State

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 01:52:41 PM
One month after Godot 1.1 went into public beta, the release candidate of this open-source game engine is now available...

ATI Rage128 Driver Now Has RandR Support

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 01:07:51 PM
For anyone still using the ATI Rage 128 graphics card, there's been a rare update to the xf86-video-r128 X.Org driver...

Microsoft's Visual C++ Team Is Improving Clang For Windows

Saturday 2nd of May 2015 12:44:44 PM
While LLVM's Clang has been supported on Windows for some time and there's been improvements made to the Clang Windows support over the years by various vendors, Microsoft is now working on Clang within Visual Studio...

Kodi 15.0 Beta 1 Released

Friday 1st of May 2015 05:35:15 PM
The first beta of "Isengard", a.k.a. Kodi 15.0, is now available for testing...

Lucid Sleep Support Is Being Worked On For The Upstream Linux Kernel

Friday 1st of May 2015 02:12:16 PM
Chrome OS supports "Lucid Sleep", which is a mode of allowing the system to carry out various tasks while the system is in a low-power mode or even suspended, and similar to Microsoft InstantGo. This feature, which allows for tasks like checking of new emails or instant messages while the system is suspended, is being worked on for (hopeful) eventual upstreaming into the mainline Linux kernel...

PC-BSD Works Out Big Improvements For Its Lumina Desktop

Friday 1st of May 2015 02:03:51 PM
PC-BSD developers have worked out some May Day releases of the first release candidate to PC-BSD 10.1.2 and they've also released a new version of their custom Lumina Desktop...

Improvements On The Way For GNOME's Nautilus File Manager

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:53:33 PM
GNOME 3.18 is shaping up to be another super exciting GNOME 3 update. Aside from GTK+ improvements, better Wayland support, and various other additions being worked on for GNOME 3.18, there's also significant improvements planned for the Nautilus file manager...

Wine 1.7.42 Implements More Of Direct2D

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:37:26 PM
Wine 1.7.42 was released this morning as the latest bi-weekly Wine development release...

Fedora 22 Beta Now Available For AArch64 & POWER

Friday 1st of May 2015 12:54:21 PM
Last week Fedora 22 beta was released for the primary architectures while out now are the spins for the alternative architectures: 64-bit ARM (AArch64) and POWER...

Mono 4.0 Makes Use Of Microsoft's Open-Source Code, C# 6.0

Friday 1st of May 2015 12:24:39 PM
Mono 4.0.0 was finally released this week and comes at a time where Microsoft has been open-sourcing large parts of their .NET stack and natively bringing these components to Linux...

OpenBSD 5.7 Released, Finally Brings USB 3.0 Support

Friday 1st of May 2015 12:11:14 PM
OpenBSD developers are celebrating May Day by releasing OpenBSD 5.7, as previously planned...

Microsoft, NVIDIA & Linux 4.1 Dominated Linux News In April

Friday 1st of May 2015 01:30:02 AM
With the month coming to an end, here's a look at the most popular open-source and Linux-related news stories over the past 30 days... This month on Phoronix there were 261 original news stories written by your's truly covering the interesting Linux / free software happenings...

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Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet - Fabulous

I have to say, Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet shattered my expectations. Obliterated them. Overall, I was expecting a distro that would be about as good as its parent. Instead, I got this fine piece of digital machinery, which purrs and meows and growls like a turbo-charged tiger, if this silly metaphor makes any sense. Or is it an analogy? Now, one tiny software glitch, plus one big regression that affects the entire family. That's the sum of my complains. On the plus side, Xubuntu fully supports the hardware, including the tricky UEFI stuff, it's fast, robust, elegant, rich in software and features, simple and fun to use, and it works well with anything I've thrown at it. By far the best distro of this year. I don't give out 10/10 lightly, but I'm inclined to do that right now, even though the few tiny problems we've had prevent me from doing that. However, the whole package reminds me of Fuduntu, really. Pure and simple and just good. 9.99999/10. Try it, you won't be disappointed. We're done here. Read more

Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source

Rosendahl emphasized that Akanda was born as open-source software and will remain open-source. From a commercial perspective what Akanda provides to enterprises is support and professional services. Read more