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Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail

Saturday 6th of December 2014 04:20:00 PM
While Habey may not be a household name to most Linux desktop users, they are known in the embedded world and do produce Linux-friendly systems and motherboards. Habey recently engaged with Phoronix and today we are checking out our first Habey motherboard: the MITX-6771 that's a mini-ITX motherboard with Intel Bay Trail quad-core SoC.

SPI Will Decide Next Week About Associating With The X.Org Foundation

Saturday 6th of December 2014 03:04:15 PM
Next week SPI will be voting whether to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an associated project under its umbrella...

2K Games Confirms BioShock Infinite On Linux In Early 2015

Saturday 6th of December 2014 01:36:00 PM
As a follow up to yesterday's Phoronix article about BioShock Infinite looking like its headed to Linux, it's now been confirmed by 2K Games...

Hack Adds Async Cooperative Multitasking For Fake Multi-Threading

Saturday 6th of December 2014 01:01:50 PM
The latest addition to Facebook's PHP-based Hack programming language is an interesting concept of cooperative multitasking for providing threading-like capabilities while only really executing one piece of code at a time...

Dyson OS Is Trying To Pair Debian With The Illumos Kernel

Saturday 6th of December 2014 09:48:59 AM
Not to be confused with the Dyson vacuum cleaners, Dyson OS is an attempt at becoming a general purpose operating system based on Debian while using the Solaris-derived Illumos kernel...

Budgie: A Lightweight, Chrome OS Inspired, GNOME-Aligned Desktop

Saturday 6th of December 2014 05:26:59 AM
The latest new open-source Linux desktop initiative is Budgie, a desktop focused on simplicity. The Budgie desktop is now undergoing possible review for inclusion into Fedora...

Dota 2 In H1'2015 Will Receive Major Engine Update

Saturday 6th of December 2014 01:00:14 AM
While there's been signs for months that within Valve's Dota 2 game that it's transitioning from the Source Engine to Source Engine 2, it looks like Valve's next-generation game engine will be fully utilized within this multiplayer online battle arena game in 2015...

Signs Of Other High Profile Games Coming To Linux

Saturday 6th of December 2014 12:33:00 AM
Besides today's exciting news for Linux gamers that it looks like BioShock Infinite is being ported to Linux, there's also several other interesting Steam game updates indicating Linux porting activity...

AMD & Intel Work Hard To Fix Linux Driver Issues For Civilization: Beyond Earth

Friday 5th of December 2014 10:26:29 PM
Earlier this week I wrote about Aspyr Media running into severe issues with the AMD and Intel Linux GPU drivers in terms of bad rendering with the Civilization: Beyond Earth game they've been porting to Linux. The good news is that Intel and AMD are now involved and working to get these issues resolved...

Major AMD Catalyst Linux Update Expected Next Week

Friday 5th of December 2014 08:39:00 PM
Due out next week is a very significant update to AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics driver as they continue to work towards the unified AMD Linux driver strategy...

Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Edison Module

Friday 5th of December 2014 07:48:28 PM
Intel's Edison Module is a development platform for prototyping wearable computing devices and IoT devices. Here's some Linux benchmarks with the Intel Edison running on Debian...

NVIDIA 343.36 Updates Stable Drivers With Bug Fixes, New Kernel/X.Org Support

Friday 5th of December 2014 07:24:59 PM
While NVIDIA's 346 Linux driver series is in beta with a great deal of improvements and new features, for those sticking to the 343.xx stable series there is out this Friday the 343.36 driver...

Preview Of The Massive New Open-Source, Linux Test Farm

Friday 5th of December 2014 03:48:18 PM
They say a picture is worth one thousand words, but how many Linux systems is a picture worth?..

BioShock Infinite Looks Like It Might Be Coming To Linux: Steam Changes

Friday 5th of December 2014 03:13:37 PM
The BioShock Infinite first person shooter game released last year for Windows and was trailed by an OS X port looks like it is being ported to Linux...

CentOS Puts Out Its First Monthly Rolling Media Release

Friday 5th of December 2014 02:55:55 PM
The CentOS project is beginning to produce monthly re-spins of CentOS 7 that contain all of the updated packages introduced this month. This new CentOS Linux rolling media approach will make it easier to install a fully-updated EL7 system with having to install just minimal updates after the installation...

Latest Radeon Graphics Results On Ubuntu 14.10 Are A Bit Concerning

Friday 5th of December 2014 02:39:20 PM
Earlier this week I posted some Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS vs. 14.10 benchmarks that focused on the overall system performance aside from the graphics. In this article are the OpenGL results for the three releases of Ubuntu Linux for the Radeon (R600g) Gallium3D driver.

Libinput 0.7 Gets Closer To Parity With X Input Stack

Friday 5th of December 2014 02:01:17 PM
Libinput 0.7 is now available and this input library used by Wayland and other environments is nearly at feature parity to the current X Server based input stack...

FFmpeg 2.5 Brings Animated PNG, WebP Decoding Support

Friday 5th of December 2014 04:43:46 AM
The latest major feature update to FFmpeg is now available for use by multimedia open-source applications...

Fedora Might Shift To A Tick-Tock Release Cadence

Thursday 4th of December 2014 07:29:13 PM
Inspired by Intel's tick-tock model of processor development cycles in flipping between architecture and manufacturing advancements, Fedora Linux developers are currently considering a similar model in flipping between feature releases...

An Ubuntu Tablet Inspired By The Ubuntu Edge Is Coming

Thursday 4th of December 2014 07:18:56 PM
Another week, another Ubuntu Tablet news item... This time there's an unheard of company that's looking to deliver an Ubuntu Tablet inspired by Canonical's failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone...

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