The Clonezilla team released a new stable version of their operating system and they made some important modifications to it, including a new Linux kernel.
"The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository, as of May 18, 2014," reads the official announcement.
That very much includes me, btw. I think the whole "cult of personality" is pretty disturbing, and I hate how people take me and what I say too seriously. The same goes for Jobs, Ellison, Gates, you name it. I wish more people thought for themselves, and realized that the technology actually flows from all those random anonymous great engineers that are all around.
The latest build of this kernel features quite a few patches and fixes, covering numerous aspects. The interesting thing about it is that the latest update for this branch was released almost a year ago, which makes this the oldest kernel still updated.
Linux kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau announced a few days ago that he was pulling patches for this old version and numerous developers agreed.
PowerTOP remains one of Intel's long-standing open-source utilities for trying to improve the power efficiency of Linux systems, particularly around laptops/ultrabooks and other Intel x86 portable systems. With the PowerTOP 2.6 release that happened a few days ago there's a new look-and-feel to the auto-generated HTML reports, support for compiling the PowerTOP code-base as C++11, and there's several bug-fixes to the utility itself.
Given AMD's embedded application target for this new hardware, it's to no surprise they're talking up their Linux support... AMD prominently lists Linux support for this new hardware and also says, "Open-source Linux development: As a gold-level member of the Yocto Project, a Linux Foundation Collaboration Project, and as part of a recent multiyear agreement with Mentor Graphics, embedded systems developers now have access to customized embedded Linux development and commercial support on the 2nd generation AMD Embedded R-series family through Mentor Embedded Linux and Sourcery CodeBench, as well as Mentor Embedded Linux Lite available at no cost." Last month was when AMD and Mentor Graphics hooked up with Yocto.
There's been many requests to run some new OpenGL and 2D performance benchmarks under different Linux desktop environments. With the imminent release of Linux Mint 17 and it shipping the latest version of the increasingly-popular Cinnamon Desktop Environment, here's a six-way desktop performance comparison using Intel graphics on Linux Mint 17.