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The Power Usage Of A 50+ Linux System Benchmarking Farm

Friday 12th of June 2015 01:50:54 AM
The power use of our open-source, Linux benchmarking test farm is on the rise, especially over the summer months...

Valve Begins Its Steam Summer Sale

Friday 12th of June 2015 01:35:43 AM
For those that haven't heard yet, Valve has begun their annual Steam Summer Sale with a variety of Linux games...

LibreOffice Enables GTK3 VCL Plug-In Building By Default

Thursday 11th of June 2015 05:48:54 PM
LibreOffice has enabled the building of GTK3+ support by default in its latest code, but don't get too excited quite yet...

New AMDGPU Driver Gets More Fixes Ahead Of Its Linux 4.2 Introduction

Thursday 11th of June 2015 01:42:20 PM
With the Linux 4.2 kernel that's soon to enter development, it's adding the new "AMDGPU" DRM driver as needed to support AMD's R9 285 Tonga along with Carrizo APUs and Radeon Rx 300 series graphics cards...

Fedora 23 Moving Ahead With Its Python 3 Plans

Thursday 11th of June 2015 01:31:58 PM
While Python 3 aimed to be the default Python version installed in Fedora 22 (that in turn was carrying over work from Fedora 21), that didn't pan out and now for Fedora 23 they once again have the Py3 goal...

Preview Numbers Of The Radeon R7 With AMD's Godavari A10-7870K

Thursday 11th of June 2015 01:08:39 PM
Yesterday I began publishing Linux benchmarks of the AMD A10-7870K APU since picking the "Godavari" APU up earlier this week for adding to the lab. Yesterday's tests focused on the CPU performance while today and in the days ahead will begin sharing the Radeon R7 graphics results as they roll-in...

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...

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