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The Defunct Bitcoin SourceForge Project Was Hacked

Tuesday 9th of September 2014 02:16:29 PM
The original SourceForge project site for Bitcoin has been compromised along with an original email address of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious founder(s) of the project...

Rumors Of An Imminent Enlightenment E19 Release

Tuesday 9th of September 2014 01:58:48 PM
There might be an E19 release real soon...

Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux

Tuesday 9th of September 2014 01:40:00 PM
Our latest solid-state storage Linux benchmarking at Phoronix is looking at Intel's 530 Series SSD within the M.2 form factor.

Debian & The FSF Launch A Linux Hardware Database

Monday 8th of September 2014 09:02:01 PM
The Free Software Foundation and Debian have hooked up to help free software users in the search for finding Linux compatible hardware... In a different approach from the other Linux compatibility lists and hardware databases, they are only promoting hardware that doesn't require any proprietary software or firmware...

With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up

Monday 8th of September 2014 07:50:00 PM
As an update to my story from Friday about my X99 motherboard burning up when building a Core i7 5960X (Haswell-E) setup, which was followed by another reviewer independently running into a similar situation with his i7-5960X + X99 testing, I now have the system operational with using a new motherboard.

Qt 5.4 Alpha Shows Off Graphics Improvements, New Qt WebEngine

Monday 8th of September 2014 02:12:26 PM
It's a busy Monday morning for open-source news with the latest announcement being Digia's release of the Qt 5.4 Alpha...

Intel's 3.0 X.Org Driver Takes Another Step Closer To Release

Monday 8th of September 2014 02:00:00 PM
With how long xf86-video-intel 3.0 is taking to be released as stable, one has to wonder whether Wayland will take over the Linux desktop prior to this DDX release.....

Intel Releases Updated Cilk Plus LLVM Compiler

Monday 8th of September 2014 01:42:44 PM
Intel has shipped an updated version of their Cilk Plus code compiler that's built atop LLVM...

Glibc 2.20 Has Performance Improvements, File Description Locks

Monday 8th of September 2014 01:30:12 PM
Allan McRae announced the release of version 2.20 of the GNU C Library (glibc) this Monday morning...

Understanding The Complicated Debian

Monday 8th of September 2014 09:43:11 AM
With Debian now being more than two decades old, it has a long history, but a Phoronix reader has tried to make sense of the situation...

GNOME 3.14 Still Depends On ConsoleKit, More Systemd Still Planned

Monday 8th of September 2014 05:25:11 AM
Some plans for the GNOME 3.14 cycle didn't materialize but they're still being developed for future GNOME updates...

Unvanquished Alpha 31 Piles On More Changes

Monday 8th of September 2014 04:35:32 AM
With the passing of another first Sunday of the month comes the latest alpha game release for the open-source Unvanquished first person shooter...

Intel's UXA Acceleration Now Supports DisplayPort MST

Monday 8th of September 2014 04:19:43 AM
David Airlie on Sunday added support for DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (DP MST) to Intel's X.Org driver for the UXA-accelerated code-paths...

Linux 3.17-rc4 Is A Pretty Calm Release

Monday 8th of September 2014 01:30:37 AM
Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new Linux kernel development update...

Yet Another Linux Distro Trying To Cater Towards Gamers

Sunday 7th of September 2014 09:14:52 PM
While there's already a handful of Linux distributions trying to cater towards the increasing number of gamers with no real competitive edge over any of the other long-standing, general-purpose Linux distributions (sans SteamOS), there's yet another new one to report on this weekend...

Virt Manager 1.1 On Finals For Release

Sunday 7th of September 2014 08:54:45 PM
The virt-manager 1.1 release is prepared for an imminent release that brings many features to the popular Red Hat developed software for Linux virtualization management...

OpenBSD Made Progress On Their Systemd-Compatible Replacement

Sunday 7th of September 2014 08:44:43 PM
This summer a student developer began work on DBus daemons that accept systemd calls and emulated their behavior with their own native calls, in order to make drop-in replacements for BSD platforms where systemd is not supported and the upstream systemd developers have no plans of supporting...

Scrap-Ma-Bob: A Great Cup Holder For Any Desk

Sunday 7th of September 2014 04:13:10 PM
While not directly tech related, a great desk accessory I recently picked up is the Ensign Group Scrap-Ma-Bob Cup and Bag Clamp-On Holder...

Mesa's Top Contributors This Summer

Sunday 7th of September 2014 03:03:32 PM
Here's some numbers on how Mesa 3D development has been pacing the past few months...

Steam On Linux Competes To Stay Above 1%

Sunday 7th of September 2014 02:19:00 PM
The August numbers for Valve's Steam Hardware/Software Survey indicate a possible drop in Steam Linux usage as the overall percentage of Linux gamers using this digital distribution platform hovers just around 1.0%...

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Fedora 21 Alpha to release on Tuesday

Today the Fedora Engineering Steering Commitee held a “Go/No Go” meeting regarding the Fedora 21 alpha, and it was agreed that the current release candidates for Fedora 21 met the release criteria. With this decision, this means that Fedora 21 will be released on Tuesday September 23, 2014. Read more

Teaching open source changed my life

Teaching open source has been a breath of fresh air for myself and for many of our students because with the open source way, there are no official tests. There is no official certification for the majority of open source projects. And, there are no prescribed textbooks. In open source, no employer worth working for will ask for official proof of your abilities. A good employer will look at what you’ve done and ask you to showcase what you can do. Yes, it still helps to have a Computer Science degree, but the lack of one is often no drawback. Read more