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Firefox 34 Brings Its Improved Search Bar, Firefox Hello

Monday 1st of December 2014 05:14:45 PM
Firefox 34.0 is launching today with many changes...

Nouveau On Mesa 10.5-devel Doesn't Change Much

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:00:31 PM
Last week I ran benchmarks showing Intel HD Graphics having some changes with Mesa 10.5-devel Git and improvements with the AMD Gallium3D drivers. Rounding out the Mesa Git master tests, here's some tests with the open-source NVIDIA graphics performance via Nouveau...

November Was Great For Linux Users, But December Will Be Especially Interesting

Monday 1st of December 2014 02:54:02 AM
November was another exciting month on Phoronix and here's a recap of the most popular Linux and open-source content from the past 30 days...

Linux 3.18-rc7: Linux 3.18 Final Likely In One Week

Monday 1st of December 2014 01:16:22 AM
Linus Torvalds is looking at officially releasing the Linux 3.18 kernel in one week...

Arch-Based Manjaro Users Express Concern Over Update Strategy

Sunday 30th of November 2014 04:00:00 PM
While I've ran benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution in the past and found it a convenient way to play with Arch and overall a nice distribution, it seems for users running it day in and day out aren't entirely satisfied with the update strategy of Manjaro...

Coreboot Now Works On A ~$70 Intel Motherboard

Sunday 30th of November 2014 02:49:05 PM
Coreboot has been ported to work on another Intel motherboard. This new support target is for older Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors but the motherboard can still be purchased via retail channels and sells for only about $70 USD...

Systemd 217 Updated In Debian & Soon Making Its Way To Ubuntu 15.04

Sunday 30th of November 2014 02:19:45 PM
Users of Debian and its derivatives can soon expect to find systemd 217...

Mesa 10.4 Brings Performance Improvements & New Features

Sunday 30th of November 2014 02:06:07 PM
Mesa 10.4 is being released as soon as next week and continuing in usual tradition this new version brings a lot of exciting changes for users of the open-source Linux hardware graphics drivers...

Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance Benchmarks

Sunday 30th of November 2014 01:27:40 PM
With the official Fedora 21 release due out soon and the release candidate being available this weekend, I ran some basic performance benchmarks comparing the speed of Fedora 21 64-bit to that of Ubuntu 14.10 on an Intel Xeon workstation...

GCC 5 To Boast New x86 Optimizations

Sunday 30th of November 2014 01:31:30 AM
GCC 5 already boasts an incredible amount of new compiler features as laid out now over dozens of Phoronix articles, but there's even more abound for this major compiler update due out in 2015...

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The Linux Mint team has ended 2014 in force with a great Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release, for both the MATE and Cinnamon desktop, but it looks like the Debian edition is also going to be interesting. Read more

Latest SteamOS Update Brings New NVIDIA and AMD Drivers

SteamOS, a Linux distribution based on Debian and developed by Valve that aims to provide the best gaming experience, has been updated by its makers and a new Beta version has been released. Read more

Your Old Computer Can Live Again with Emmabuntüs 2

Emmabuntüs 2 1.09, a distribution created for reconditioning old computers and relying on the robustness of Xubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, has been released and is now ready for download. The Emmabuntüs developers only use LTS editions of Xubuntu, and that means they actually have two distros out right now that are maintained and improved. We had Emmabuntüs 3 1.0 released a few weeks ago, but that one was using Xubuntu 14.04 LTS as the base. Now, the old branch based on Xubuntu 12.04, Emmabuntüs 2, has been improved as well and the devs have made quite a few changes. Read more

11 years developing Krita

Back in 2003 Krita had never been released and the application was only able to do some very crude painting. I think the main reason that I started contributing to Krita back then was that I was much more comfortable with the single window UI and the fact that it used Qt/KDE and C++. In the early days I would never have imagined that I would be still with the project after 10+ years and how big the project is now. Even that the project exists today is a miracle and result of many developers putting in effort without ever knowing how it would develop. For the first few years we had almost no users and the users that we had were die-hard KDE users. At the time that wasn’t a bad thing as it allowed us to do some radical changes and experiments. Many features that were developed during this time still provide the base for the current Krita. Read more