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Calamares 1.1-RC1 Distribution Installer Released

Thursday 11th of June 2015 12:51:40 PM
Version 1.1-RC1 of the Calamares Linux distribution installer framework is now available. This distribution-independent installer has garnered the interest of Manjaro, Kubuntu, and others seeking to make a more unified, better Linux installer. With Calamares 1.1, more features are coming...

Wayland's MIT License To Be Updated/Corrected

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 09:37:15 PM
Following the recent confusion over Wayland's actual license and the license text within the code not technically being correct, that text will be updated...

Krita 2.9.5 Brings Better PSD Support & More

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 09:00:00 PM
Earlier today, just days after the ending of their latest Kickstarter campaign, the Krita team happily announced the release of Krita 2.9.5...

Clonezilla 2.4.2-10 Makes Use Of OverlayFS & Systemd

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 08:09:06 PM
A few days ago Clonezilla, the popular Linux distribution with a focus on disk imaging and cloning, released version 2.4.2-10, and this release is a big one...

Fedora 23 Will Get System Firmware Updates & Default Local DNS Resolver

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 07:28:31 PM
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee met today to discuss features proposed for Fedora 23...

Unreal Engine 4.8 Released With Nearly 200 Changes

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 06:06:26 PM
Epic Games just announced the release of Unreal Engine 4.8 with "189 great changes" for game developers leveraging this AAA game engine...

XWayland Hit By Its First Security Advisory: Missing Authentication

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 03:32:17 PM
(X)Wayland has its first security notice today thanks to a discovery made by a Red Hat developer...

QEMU Affected By Another Security Vulnerability

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 03:07:34 PM
Back in May a security vulnerability went public that let VMs escape QEMU's security and gain access to the host via an issue in QEMU's virtual floppy disk driver code. Another QEMU security issue is going public today...

AMD A10-7870K Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 02:30:00 PM
Two weeks ago AMD launched the A10-7870K "Godavari" APU. As there haven't been too many independent benchmarks of the A10-7870K yet, this week I picked up the new high-end APU and have been running a plethora of performance tests under Ubuntu Linux. Here's the first batch of the AMD A10-7870K Linux tests.

Open-Source Database Benchmark Updates On

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:43:42 PM
For those into database benchmarking, the SQLite and PostgreSQL test profiles were updated this week. A Redis benchmark was also added...

BPF Goes Through With Becoming An Official LLVM Back-End

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:15:30 PM
Earlier this week I wrote about the BPF back-end seeking a promotion in LLVM to officially become a first-class back-end. The feedback was positive and now for LLVM 3.7 the BPF back-end is official...

FFmpeg 2.7 Adds New Acceleration Options, Better NVENC, Secure Transport

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 01:29:58 AM
Version 2.7 of the FFmpeg open-source multimedia project was tagged today...

Qt 4.8 Forked Into New "CopperSpice" C++11 GUI Library

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 09:09:59 PM
Making some rounds on the Internet today is CopperSpice, a fork of Qt 4.8 from two years ago that's starting to take shape as a nice C++ GUI library for developers...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Enabled In Android Builds, VC4 Looks To Be Added

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 08:50:13 PM
Following patches from last month, within mainline Mesa Git for Mesa 10.7-devel is support for enabling the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver when being built for Android...

HHVM Is Now Running Even Faster, Beating PHP7 By Wider Margins

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 05:45:21 PM
The Facebook team working on the HHVM project for being a faster PHP interpreter and powering their Hack language have just come out of a two-week, open-source performance lockdown. Over the past two weeks they focused on making strides to make HHVM's compelling performance even better...

Coreboot Is Now Able To Build With LLVM's Clang Easier

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 03:33:57 PM
It's now easier to build Coreboot with the LLVM Clang compiler rather than GCC...

Snappy Version Of Ubuntu's Desktop-Next Built For i386

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 03:15:26 PM
Will Cooke of Canonical shared this morning that they have got the first Snappy build of Ubuntu Desktop Next built for i386...

SNA Is Four Years Old - Intel's 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Unreleased

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 01:19:40 PM
Besides Phoronix celebrating its 11th birthday, last week Intel's SNA 2D acceleration architecture had its birthday and turned four years old. While the xf86-video-intel 3.0 DDX driver release is to make SNA the default for 2D acceleration over UXA, there's still no signs of this release happening...

Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition Available For Pre-Order

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 12:40:49 PM
Last week we found out Ubuntu was coming to the BQ Aquaris E5 smartphone and this morning the pre-orders have started rolling in...

DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Parallelized Kernel Module Building

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 12:30:01 PM
Matthew Dillon's latest addition to DragonFlyBSD will help those that build out the full kernel themselves: parallelized kernel module builds. This change for developers allows the the kernel build process to be multiple times faster when doing a full kernel build...

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