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Opera 32 Lands Password Sync, SurfEasy VPN Integration

Tuesday 15th of September 2015 12:50:15 PM
The crew still working on the Opera web-browser has released version 32 of the cross-platform, Chromium-powered web browser...

Chrome Lands GTK3 Theme Integration

Tuesday 15th of September 2015 12:10:55 AM
Landing within Google's open-source Chromium browser and Chrome is initial GTK3 support for theme integration...

GNU ddrescue 1.20 Has Many Changes

Monday 14th of September 2015 10:43:05 PM
Version 1.20 of ddrescue was released today as the latest version of this GNU recovery tool for trying to rescue good parts of a file or block device in case of read errors...

More Atomic Mode-Setting Work Coming For Linux 4.4

Monday 14th of September 2015 03:46:02 PM
More atomic mode-setting work is being queued up for eventual integration into what will become Linux 4.4 a few months down the road...

Arch-Based Antergos Working On New Package Management UI

Monday 14th of September 2015 03:34:44 PM
Developers behind Antergos, the Arch-based Linux distribution designed for an easy desktop experience, are working on a new package manager UI/assistant codenamed Poodle...

Debian 8, Linux 3.18 Now Available For The MIPS CI20

Monday 14th of September 2015 03:17:56 PM
Imagination Technologies has released a Debian 8 release candidate for their MIPS Creator CI20 single-board computer...

Optimizing Shaders On Mesa For Intel NIR With Shader-DB

Monday 14th of September 2015 02:41:05 PM
Alejandro Piñeiro and others at Igalia have been working on adding a NIR to Vec4 pass to the Intel i965 driver back-end along with making other optimizations around NIR, the new intermediate representation for Mesa to replace GLSL IR...

Dell Reportedly Shipping Ubuntu-Based Linux On 40%+ Of PCs In China

Monday 14th of September 2015 02:30:44 PM
Dell is reportedly shipping an Ubuntu-based Kylin Linux OS on 42% of their PCs in China...

System XVI Is A New, Modular Service Manager

Monday 14th of September 2015 02:17:51 PM
The newest open-source service/init manager trying to compete with systemd is System XVI...

The Outreach Program Still Aiming For Other Underrepresented Backgrounds

Monday 14th of September 2015 01:54:54 PM
Jean-François Fortin Tam has written a blog post about the GNOME Outreach program and how their cash flow problem last year came down to a business accounting mistake and how they're still looking to expand this program for getting women and other under-represented groups involved with free software...

Nouveau X.Org Driver Drops GLAMOR Support

Sunday 13th of September 2015 07:40:45 PM
The xf86-video-nouveau DDX driver has dropped support for GLAMOR hardware acceleration and in the process eliminated the support for the Maxwell GPUs...

The Linux 4.3 Kernel Is Bringing Many New Features & Improvements, But No KDBUS

Sunday 13th of September 2015 03:20:00 PM
Linus Torvalds released Linux 4.3-rc1 yesterday, a day earlier than planned, to ward off any subsystem/driver maintainers from sending in last-day pull requests. With the merge window now closed for Linux 4.3, here's a look at our highlights for the new and improved functionality of this next Linux kernel release.

Python 3.5 Released, Adds Major Features

Sunday 13th of September 2015 03:18:07 PM
Python 3.5.0 was released this morning with a number of major new features and other changes...

Our Linux Benchmarking Power Use Still Around 3,000 kWh A Month

Sunday 13th of September 2015 02:26:52 PM
Besides getting a number of stitches to my foot this weekend in the hospital, equally as painful was receiving the latest electric bill for our mass open-source / Linux benchmarking efforts. The power use over the past month was the second highest electrical use of the year...

R600 Gallium3D Gains FP64 Support, Knocks Down Some GL 4.0/4.1 Extensions

Sunday 13th of September 2015 01:56:52 PM
For those riding Mesa Git master rather than the newly-released Mesa 11.0, there's now FP64 support in the R600 Gallium3D driver for select GPUs...

ZFS On Linux 0.6.5 Adds 4.2 Kernel Support, New Zpool/Zdb Functionality

Sunday 13th of September 2015 01:48:01 PM
ZFS On Linux 0.6.5 was released this week with support for the new Linux 4.2 kernel and a variety of new features...

KDE Is Making Progress On Android Port

Sunday 13th of September 2015 01:20:01 PM
KDE developers at Randa have made some progress on working to port KDE applications and libraries to Android...

Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 3 Released

Sunday 13th of September 2015 01:06:12 PM
While it will be quite some time before seeing Debian 9.0 "Stretch", the Debian Installer has put out their third alpha release already for Stretch...

The Changes Needed For OpenGL ES 3.2 Support In Mesa

Sunday 13th of September 2015 02:46:49 AM
While Mesa developers are still working towards OpenGL ES 3.1 support, they also have to start thinking about their jobs ahead with supporting the latest OpenGL ES 3.2 specification...

Linux 4.3-rc1 Kernel Released

Sunday 13th of September 2015 02:35:58 AM
Linus Torvalds decided to release the first release candidate for the Linux 4.3 kernel today...

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FreeNAS 10 Enters Alpha, Brings Lots of New Technologies, Based on FreeBSD 10.2

FreeNAS' Jordan Hubbard was proud to announce the other day, October 8, the release and immediate availability for download of the first Alpha build of the upcoming FreeNAS open source Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution. Read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets New Major Snapshot, Leap 42.1 RC1 Coming Next Week

On October 9, Douglas DeMaio wrote about the latest major snapshot released for the rolling-release edition of the openSUSE Linux operating system, Tumbleweed, which adds some of the latest software versions. Read more

Amazon’s AWS IoT platform taps three Linux SBCs

Amazon’s new “AWS IoT” cloud IoT platform offers Starter Kits built around Linux-ready SBCs like the BeagleBone Green, DragonBoard 410c, and Intel Edison. Amazon made its first big Internet of Things play by launching an IoT managed cloud platform for aggregating and processing IoT endpoint data, built around its Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. Available now in beta form, AWS IoT, is being made available in the form of a series of AWS IoT Starter Kits, which bundle popular hacker boards with the AWS IoT Device SDK, and in some cases other hardware such as Grove sensors. Three of the 10 kits runs Linux, including kits for the DragonBoard 410c, BeagleBone Green, and Intel Edison (see farther below). Read more

KDBUS Continues Maturing, But Will We See It For Linux 4.4?

New KDBUS patches continue being published for this in-kernel IPC mechanism based on D-Bus, but it hasn't been communicated yet whether Linux 4.4 is the next target for hoping to mainline this controversial code. Just yesterday was a set of 44 patches in attempting to cleanup the KDBUS code further. There's also been an assortment of other KDBUS patches floating around the kernel mailing list. Read more