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Veyron Danger & Brain Motherboards Now In Coreboot

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 04:32:26 PM
As a quick update to the initial Veyron motherboards being added to Coreboot, Google has now added more Veyron boards to mainline Coreboot...

There's Not Yet A Catalyst 15.4 Beta For Linux

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 03:11:07 PM
Windows users this week saw the release of an AMD Catalyst 15.4 Beta driver, but if you're looking out for the equivalent Linux build, sadly it has yet to surface...

Xubuntu To Replace Abiword With Parts Of LibreOffice

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 02:49:36 PM
Lightweight Ubuntu derivative Xubuntu is planning to replace the Abiword open-source word processor with LibreOffice in Xubuntu 15.10. The Xfce-powered desktop distribution also plans to do away with the GIMP image editor in this next release following Xubuntu 15.04...

Linux 4.1: Full DynTicks For KVM Guests To Become Possible

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 02:43:38 PM
While full DynTicks support has been part of the mainline Linux kernel for quite a while, it's now become possible to use it with KVM guest virtual machines...

Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly"

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 01:42:30 PM
While NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 900 series is dominating for Linux gamers with excellent performance with their $1000+ GPU as well as great Linux OpenGL/OpenCL performance out of their lower-cost GPUs with excellent power efficiency, that's only when using the proprietary driver... NVIDIA's newer GTX 900 / Maxwell hardware is less open-source friendly than their previous generations of hardware...

eBPF Programs Can Attach To KProbes In Linux 4.1

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 01:16:52 PM
The (e)BPF in-kernel virtual machine that's been extended to do more than just packet filtering is becoming more useful with the Linux 4.1 development kernel...

Live-Patching Doesn't Change Much In Linux 4.1

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 01:10:23 PM
The live kernel patching support was one of the big additions to what became Linux 4.0, but with Linux 4.1 there aren't many improvements to show for the past cycle...

AMD's New "AMDGPU" Kernel DRM Driver Might Finally Be Close

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 12:39:19 PM
It looks like AMD might finally be close to publishing the code to their new AMDGPU kernel driver that's key to their new unified Linux driver strategy where their open-source stack and Catalyst share a common, open-source kernel driver...

Google Chrome 42 Brings The Push API & Extras

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 11:30:31 PM
Google today announced the Chrome/Chromium 42 web-browser reaching the stable channel and with it comes many improvements...

VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 Released

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 10:09:11 PM
Just two weeks after VirtualBox 5.0 showed the first signs of life, VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 is now available...

FreeBSD's Pkg 1.5.0 Released, Brings Initial Ports To OS X & NetBSD

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 09:15:50 PM
The FreeBSD pkg tool for binary package management has been upgraded to pkg v1.5.0. The pkg 1.5 release brings with it a number of exciting imporvements...

Radeon LLVM Code Generation Improvements Being Worked On

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 07:00:24 PM
It's been a while since last having any major breakthroughs to talk about for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack, but steady work continues. Some recent Mesa commits to Git highlight some code generation improvements...

Age of Wonders III Released For Linux

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 06:15:06 PM
Following Age of Wonders III going for beta on Linux last month, today this game has been officially released for both OS X and Linux...

NVIDIA 349.16 Linux Driver Brings Fixes

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 05:14:28 PM
The NVIDIA 349 driver series has been stabilized today for Solaris, FreeBSD, and Linux with the debut of the NVIDIA 349.16 update...

X.Org Might Possibly Try Voting Again For The SPI Merger

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 02:05:16 PM
Last week upon conclusion of the X.Org Foundation elections it was revealed the planned X.Org + SPI merger failed. The failure to change the by-laws and become part of SPI failed not due to losing the vote, but in not securing enough votes to command the two-thirds majority of X.Org members needed to approve the change. X.Org members and the board are now pondering the next steps...

KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Offers Better Power Management, Steps Toward Wayland

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 01:22:44 PM
Being released this morning is the first beta of Plasma 5.3, which is officially Plasma 5.2.95...

Many HID Improvements For Linux 4.1, Wacom Bamboo Pads Properly Supported

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 12:59:27 PM
Jiri Kosina has queued up a range of HID driver updates for the now in-development Linux 4.1 kernel...

Linux 4.1 To Bring Support For NCQ Autosense

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 09:42:11 AM
While usually not presenting any major features each release cycle, the libata feature pull request for Linux 4.1 is a bit more interesting this time around...

TraceFS File-System Proposed For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 02:21:31 AM
Steven Rostedt is seeking to add the TraceFS file-system to the Linux 4.1 kernel with a pull request sent in today for Linus Torvalds...

Microsoft Announces An LLVM-Based Compiler For .NET

Monday 13th of April 2015 11:08:51 PM
Microsoft has today lifted the lid on LLILC, their new LLVM-based compiler for .NET's CoreCLR...

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Knoppix Topics: An interview with Linux pioneer Klaus Knopper

At this year’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Christopher von Eitzen sat down with Linux legend Klaus Knopper to discuss his popular Knoppix Linux distribution as well as Linux and accessibility in open source software. Designed to boot and run directly from a CD, DVD or USB flash drive without needing to be installed on a computer’s hard drive, Knoppix incorporates automatic hardware detection with support for a wide range of video and sound cards, USB devices and other peripherals and uses and on-the-fly decompression to run entirely in a computer’s memory. The CD version carries up to 2GB of executable software, while the single-layer DVD edition stores up to 10GB of data. The operating system can be used, for example, as a rescue system, to demonstrate Linux, as an educational CD, or installed directly to a system. Read more

LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 Is Out, Stable Version Should Arrive Very Soon

The Document Foundation has just announced that the second RC (Release Candidate) for the LibreOffice 4.4.3 branch has been released and is now available for download and testing. Read more