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LZO & LZ4 Security Vulnerabilities Disclosed

Saturday 28th of June 2014 12:36:10 PM
The latest open-source security issues uncovered affect LZO and LZ4 and the issues run back years...

AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:55:09 AM
After earlier this week posting some fresh NVIDIA VDPAU video playback performance tests, here is some testing of the open-source AMD Radeon driver with R600 and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers while using the VDPAU state tracker for open-source, accelerated video playback using the graphics cards' UVD engine.

Wine 1.7.21 Supports Unicode 7.0, Interlanced PNG Encoding

Saturday 28th of June 2014 02:50:17 AM
The latest Wine bi-weekly development release is now available...

Is Antergos Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu, Fedora?

Friday 27th of June 2014 03:25:23 PM
Frequently within the Phoronix Forums it is requested to do benchmarks with Arch Linux since its users tend to be adamant that it's the fastest Linux distribution. In the past I've run benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro to look for speed differences as an easy and quick to deploy variant. Today the latest Arch Linux variant I am benchmarking is Antegros Linux.

GhostBSD 4.0 Beta 2 Released With MATE Goodness

Friday 27th of June 2014 01:50:55 PM
GhostBSD 4.0 continues moving along as the FreeBSD operating system focused around the MATE Desktop Environment...

Sadly, Two X.Org GSoC Projects Already Failed

Friday 27th of June 2014 11:27:21 AM
Two Google Summer of Code projects for the X.Org Foundation have already failed...

The GNOME 3.13.3 Changes Are Exciting

Friday 27th of June 2014 11:23:54 AM
Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has written about the changes you can find in this week's GNOME 3.13.3 development release in the path to GNOME 3.14...

Intel Haswell HD Graphics Benchmarks With Linux 3.16

Friday 27th of June 2014 04:58:40 AM
Phoronix benchmarks have shown that when using the Linux 3.16 kernel, the Nouveau performance is faster when taking advantage of the experimental re-clocking. Additionally, the Radeon graphics performance is faster on Linux 3.16 for newer graphics cards thanks to other optimizations. For Intel Haswell Linux users are there any performance improvements in store for Linux 3.16? Here's some tests.

Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" Alpha 1 Released

Friday 27th of June 2014 04:05:06 AM
For the Ubuntu Linux derivatives doing alpha releases, the first development version of *buntu 14.10 is now available for testing...

X.Org Server 1.15.2 Released

Friday 27th of June 2014 04:02:08 AM
For those habitually upgrading their X.Org Server code or packaging the xorg-server for a repository, the 1.15.2 release is now available...

Preview: Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 In Amazon's EC2 Cloud

Thursday 26th of June 2014 08:25:44 PM
For those in need of a quick and easy place to experiment and trial Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0, which was released as stable earlier this month, it's easy to do so within Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud. It's running well using a Xen HVM instance and so I have run some preliminary benchmarks against SUSE Enterprise and Ubuntu Linux.

Linux 3.16 Shows Some Slower Numbers On Intel Devil's Canyon

Thursday 26th of June 2014 04:56:01 PM
Yesterday I published some performance benchmarks indicating Intel ultrabook performance might be a bit slower on Linux 3.16 when comparing a recent Git kernel against Linux 3.15 stable. Today I have some results from a very different system: numbers on the very high-end Intel Core i7 4790K "Devil's Canyon" desktop rig...

Blender 2.71 Brings Rendering, Modelling Improvements

Thursday 26th of June 2014 04:05:26 PM
Blender 2.71 was released today for those using this flagship, open-source 3D modeling software...

Intel Beignet 0.9 Adds Bay Trail, OpenCL 1.2, Major Performance Improvements

Thursday 26th of June 2014 03:00:00 PM
Beignet, Intel's method of supporting OpenCL compute under open-source Linux on the graphics cores within their modern processors, is out with a very significant release today...

Intel MIC Run-Time Offload Library Close To Entering GCC

Thursday 26th of June 2014 02:42:05 PM
Intel's MIC run-time offload library will likely be added to the GNU Compiler Collection in the very near future...

NVIDIA's Performance Counters Closer To Being Exposed By Nouveau

Thursday 26th of June 2014 01:25:48 PM
The work by open-source student developer Samuel Pitoiset taking part again in Google's Summer of Code is continuing to show signs of progress. Pitoiset is the one that's been working towards an open-source version of NVIDIA's NVPerfKit with exposing NVIDIA's performance counters on Linux using the open-source Nouveau driver...

New Features Coming For Qt 5.4

Thursday 26th of June 2014 10:39:40 AM
Qt 5.3 was released back in May (while yesterday marked the Qt 5.3.1 release). Qt 5.4 thus has been an active development target for many weeks now and it's beginning to show with the development branch locking in early August...

X.Org's Generic Mode-Setting Driver Updated

Thursday 26th of June 2014 09:15:34 AM
Version 0.9.0 of the X.Org's xf86-video-modesetting driver, which provides a universal DDX for systems with a DRM/KMS display driver, has been updated...

ASRock Z97 Extreme6

Thursday 26th of June 2014 07:08:24 AM
Those looking for an Intel Z97 motherboard that's Linux-friendly and jam-packed with features should checkout the ASRock Z97 Extreme6 as it should cost you less than $170 USD.

Radeon X.Org 7.4.0 Driver Brings More Tiling, R300/R500 GLAMOR

Thursday 26th of June 2014 04:14:22 AM
A stable update to the xf86-video-ati "Radeon" X.Org driver was released on Wednesday...