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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...

MIPS Creator CI20 Now Available, Costs $65 USD

Thursday 4th of December 2014 07:04:59 PM
While many Linux users still cringe over hearing Imagination Technologies due to their shoddy Linux graphics driver history with the PowerVR series and lack of open-source friendship, their MIPS Creator CI20 development board just became available for sale and in the months ahead we'll see how their Linux support evolves...

Chrome 40 Beta Brings Service Workers

Thursday 4th of December 2014 06:44:58 PM
Google's web browser developers have announced the beta release today of Chrome/Chromium 40...

Fedora 21 Is Cleared For Release Next Week

Thursday 4th of December 2014 06:34:34 PM
Fedora 21 has cleared its final Go/No-Go meeting so that it can be released next week...

OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux

Thursday 4th of December 2014 04:55:57 PM
The latest solid-state drive being tested at Phoronix is the 120GB OCZ Vector 150. This solid-state drive is quite affordable but has been reviewed favorably by Windows users, so we figured we'd see how well it works when adding it to one of the constantly-running Linux benchmark systems.

IVI Shell Merged Into Wayland's Weston

Thursday 4th of December 2014 03:55:15 PM
Are you ready to run a reference Weston compositor implementation in your car?..

Fedora 21's Performance Is Close To Ubuntu 14.10

Thursday 4th of December 2014 02:06:51 PM
Fedora 21 is due out in a few days and as such I've been busy extensively testing and benchmarking this first Fedora Linux update in a year. To not much surprise given the close package versions to Ubuntu 14.10, Fedora 21 isn't performing very differently from the Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn...

OpenBSD-Forked Bitrig Finally Sees Its Initial Release

Thursday 4th of December 2014 01:41:39 PM
Back in 2012 OpenBSD got forked as Bitrig and as of this week the initial release is finally available...

VA-API Adds HEVC H.265 Decode API

Thursday 4th of December 2014 01:10:07 PM
Intel developers have added the necessary code for the Video Acceleration API (VA-API) to offer support for decoding H.265/HEVC content...

Intel Announces First Release Of KVMGT

Thursday 4th of December 2014 02:45:37 AM
Intel's KVMGT project is about providing full GPU virtualization for KVM...

Civilization: Beyond Earth Likely To Drop Intel/AMD Linux Support

Thursday 4th of December 2014 12:50:29 AM
While many Linux gamers are waiting for Civilization: Beyond Earth to premiere for Linux, if you're an ATI/AMD or Intel Linux graphics driver user you might be out of luck...

Qualcomm Looks To Add HDCP Support To Freedreno

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 08:34:25 PM
One month ago was the surprising contribution by Qualcomm's Innovation Center that they were adding new hardware support to Freedrenon, the open-source and reverse-engineered Gallium3D driver for Adreno graphics hardware. Qualcomm's contributions haven't ended and they're looking to add more patches -- including for HDCP support...

Noctua i4 CPU Cooler: Great For Cooling High-End LGA-2011v3 CPUs

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 05:38:10 PM
When receiving the new Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 and E5-2687W v3 CPUs, the CPU heatsink I switched to using for cooling the eight and ten core workstation/server processors was the Noctua i4 CPU Cooler (NH-U9DXi4). I've now been using this heatsink for over a month and it's been working out great for my range of LGA-2011 v3 CPUs.

AMDKFD Is Present For Linux 3.19 In Open-Source HSA Start

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 04:10:04 PM
The AMDKFD driver, which has been under development in the public spotlight for the past few months as a necessary piece to having AMD HSA open-source support on Linux, will premiere with the Linux 3.19 kernel...

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS To Ubuntu 14.10 Offers Some Performance Improvements

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 03:22:50 PM
Curious how the CPU performance of Ubuntu Linux has evolved from the 12.04 LTS release compared to 14.04 LTS and then the latest 14.10 release? Here's some benchmarks...

Steam Linux Gaming Usage Remains Just Above 1.1%

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 02:58:49 PM
The November 2014 survey results are now out from the Steam Survey that show the current Linux gaming market-share...

Opera 26 Stable Now Available For Linux

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 02:19:41 PM
The latest stable release of the Opera web-browser is now available and it includes an updated Linux build...

UbuTab: An Ubuntu Tablet With A Terabyte Hard Drive

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 07:30:01 PM
Separate from the Ubuntu Tablet supposed to come later this month, another crowd-funded Ubuntu Tablet has launched. Unlike most tablets out there, this new third-party Ubuntu Tablet ships with a hard drive to offer more storage capacity...

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