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PHP 7.1 Alpha 2 Released

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:47:33 PM
Succeeding the PHP 7.1 Alpha release that happened earlier this month is now the second alpha build of this significant update to the PHP programming language...

.NET Core 1.0 Released

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:33:45 PM
Microsoft is today releasing the open-source .NET Core 1.0 milestone...

MediaTek Announces An Interesting Deca-Core ARM Dev Board

Monday 27th of June 2016 12:35:18 PM
The folks at MediaTek in Hsinchu announced the Helio X20 Development Board today as the first development board using a tri-cluster, deca-core design...

FFmpeg 3.1 Is Primed With New Features: Includes H.264/HEVC VA-API Encoding

Monday 27th of June 2016 12:19:20 PM
FFmpeg 3.1.0 is now available with the latest features for this widely-used open-source multimedia library...

Linux 4.7-rc5 Kernel Released

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:29:40 AM
The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing...

Place Your Bets Now About The Power Efficiency Of The Radeon RX 480 On Linux

Sunday 26th of June 2016 06:07:31 PM
With doing a lot of tests for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review, here are the numbers of some current AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards (obviously excluding the RX 480 that's still under NDA) under Linux with the performance-per-Watt...

ErupteD Brings Vulkan To The D Programming Language

Sunday 26th of June 2016 05:30:03 PM
Yesterday's article about a new OS kernel being written in the D programming language led to a Phoronix reader pointing out that Vulkan support has also come to the D language...

Some Of The AMDGPU Changes Being Worked On For Linux 4.8

Sunday 26th of June 2016 02:39:36 PM
The AMD developers still have a few more weeks to get their new feature material ready for the Linux 4.8 kernel while here is an early look at some of the code merged so far...

Dolphin Emulator Is Working On A Vulkan Backend

Sunday 26th of June 2016 02:15:59 PM
This week saw the release of Dolphin 5.0 as a big update to this open-source emulator for Nintendo GameCube/Wii titles. While there is an experimental Direct3D 12 back-end, not present for this release was any Vulkan support, but it's being developed...

What You Need To Do To Your Linux System If You Want Open-Source RX 480 Support

Sunday 26th of June 2016 12:36:24 PM
If you are hoping to get your hands on a Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card when they begin shipping in a few days, here are the upgrades you need to make to your Linux system if you are wanting to make use of the open-source AMD Linux graphics stack...

A Significant Linux 4.7 Kernel Performance Regression Has Now Been Resolved

Sunday 26th of June 2016 12:19:53 PM
There was a 30~40% drop in some of the SPEC Java benchmarks when using the Linux 4.7 development code, but fortunately this regression has now been discovered and addressed...

DragonFly's HAMMER2 File-System Sees Some Improvements

Saturday 25th of June 2016 09:52:42 PM
The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system...

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Android, Chromebook Make a Sweet Couple

Running Android apps on a Chromebook gives the Chrome OS added functionality. It has the potential to morph the Chromebook into a portable computing device that offers the best of two Linux worlds. Still, Google engineers have some tinkering to do before Android apps and the Chrome OS are fully implemented and functional. This transition will not be complete until the Google Play Store works out of the box on new Chromebooks without users having to "upgrade" through Developer's Mode. Read more

A Grand Experiment

The latest debacle over the "forced" upgrade to Windows 10 and Apple's increasingly locked-in ecosystem has got me thinking. Do I really need to use a proprietary operating system to get work done? And while I'm at it, do I need to use commercial cloud services to store my data? I've always used Linux since the first time I tried installing Slackware in the mid-90s. In 1998 we were the first national TV show to install Linux live (Red Hat). And I've often advocated Ubuntu to people with older computers. I usually have at least one computer running Linux around, in the past couple of years Dell XPS laptops have been great choices. And a couple of months ago I bought a 17" Oryx laptop from System76, an Ubuntu system integrator, for use in studio. But as time went by, even Ubuntu began to seem too commercial to me, and I've migrated to community supported Debian testing and the Arch-based Antergos distros for everything. (i use Antergos on my Oryx on the shows.) Read more Also: Microsoft lays off remaining handful of Microsoft Press staff

Karbonn confirms Android One smartphone(s) launching in Q1 next year

In an interview with TOI Tech, Karbonn Mobiles has confirmed it will be introducing new Android One-based smartphone(s) early next year. Karbonn's Managing Director Pradeep Jain said the company is in talks with Google for Android One, and we might see some Android One smartphone launch(es) in Q1 of next year. Read more