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Report: Feminists Trying To Frame Open-Source Leaders For Harassment

Thursday 5th of November 2015 03:37:28 AM
According to well-known open-source contributor Eric S Raymond, various "feminists" are trying to frame Linus Trovalds for sexual harassment...

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Will Try To Be Python-3-Only, No Python 2 By Default

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 11:17:48 PM
For years Ubuntu developers have been working on moving from Python 2 to Python 3 and for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS next April that goal will hopefully be finally realized...

Many 64-bit ARM Changes Coming To Linux 4.4 Kernel

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 10:14:01 PM
Many 64-bit ARM (ARM64) changes are inbound for the Linux 4.4 kernel...

Intel's Skylake Audio Firmware Lands

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 09:06:34 PM
Intel's Skylake audio binary-only firmware landed today within the linux-firmware Git tree...

NetBeans 8.1 IDE Released With Java Enhancements, HTML5/JS/Node.js Goodies

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 05:09:53 PM
For those still relying upon NetBeans as an integrated development environment primarily built around Java, the big 8.1 release is now available...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.0 M5 Released, Nearly Done With "Hammerfest" Development

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 05:00:00 PM
The latest development release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.0 (codenamed Hammerfest) is now available for open-source, cross-platform benchmarking...

openSUSE 42.1 Leap Benchmarks

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 04:30:00 PM
Following yesterday's article about openSUSE 42.1 Leap being tweaked for better out-of-the-box performance, I ran some benchmarks on the officially-released openSUSE 42.1 to compare it to the older benchmarks I did when Leap was still under development.

NVIDIA Appears To Be Readying Their Vulkan Drivers

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 04:00:13 PM
NVIDIA is readying their Vulkan drivers for a same-day release and on the Windows side they've already begun exposing some of the Vulkan interface...

Red Hat Partners Up With Microsoft In The Cloud

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 03:00:00 PM
Microsoft and Red Hat have jointly announced a partnership today to "deliver more flexibility and choice" in the cloud...

Kubuntu Developers Planning Improvements For 16.04 Xenial

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 02:39:35 PM
While Jonathan Riddell stepped down as the Kubuntu release manager immediately following the Kubuntu 15.10 release and Kubuntu's post-15.10 future was portrayed as uncertain, the developers still with the project are focusing on making a great 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" release...

Mark Shuttleworth Kicks Off Ubuntu 16.04 Development Discussions

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 02:26:02 PM
The Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.04 began yesterday with a keynote by Mark Shuttleworth...

Intel Begins Working On Purley's Lewisburg Support For Linux

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 01:50:34 PM
Intel's Purley platform, which is reported as the biggest server platform advancement in a decade, isn't set to debut until 2017 but the Linux support is already in the works...

Linux 4.4 Getting Persistent Reservation API For Block Devices

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 01:36:08 PM
Besides landing the LightNVM / Open-Channel SSD supprot, another pull request by Jens Axboe is adding another new feature for Linux 4.4...

openSUSE 42.1 Leap Released

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 01:13:13 PM
The release of openSUSE 42.1 Leap is now available, which they call the "first hybrid distribution" and is comprised of sources from SUSE Linux Enterprise...

Intel's Mesa Driver Finishes Up Arrays of Arrays Support

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 12:54:48 PM
Timothy Arceri has now fully-finished up the work on ARB_arrays_of_arrays OpenGL support for the Intel Mesa driver...

LightNVM Support Is Going Into Linux 4.4

Wednesday 4th of November 2015 02:16:23 AM
Jens Axboe sent in the patches today for landing support for LightNVM and Open-Channel SSDs within the mainline Linux kernel!..

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Fedora 21 End Of Life

As of the 1st of December 2015, Fedora 21 has reached its end of life for updates and support. No further updates, including security updates, will be available for Fedora 21. A previous reminder was sent on 27th of May [0]. Read more

Open source Gov.UK is 'example of UK soft power'

In introducing Manzoni, Nefkens described the UK as a world leader in the “digital transformation of government”, a model even for similar schemes in the USA and Australia. Furthermore, New Zealand has used source code - it’s based on open standards and is open source - to help build out own digital services. Read more

New ELF Linker from the LLVM Project

We have been working hard for a few months now to rewrite the ELF support in lld, the LLVM linker. We are happy to announce that it has reached a significant milestone: it is now able to bootstrap LLVM, Clang, and itself and pass all tests on x86-64 Linux and FreeBSD with the speed expected of an LLVM project. Read more

Altair to Open Source PBS Professional HPC Technology in 2016

“Altair’s open source contribution is valuable and will help advance the work of the OpenHPC Collaborative Project,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “By working together to build and extend new technologies for the world’s most complex computing systems, Altair and other members of OpenHPC can accelerate exascale computing.” The open licensing system is scheduled to be released to the open source community in mid-2016. Read more