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My Core i7 5960X + MSI X99 Experience So Far: It's Smoking, Really

Saturday 6th of September 2014 02:30:00 PM
This weekend I was planning to publish the first Linux benchmarks for Intel's incredibly powerful Core i7 5960X Haswell-E processor with X99 motherboard and DDR4 system memory. Unfortunately, all I can tell you now is that it's smoking, quite literally!

Gentoo Linux LiveDVD Updated With X.Org Server 1.16, Linux 3.15 Kernel

Saturday 6th of September 2014 01:13:17 PM
For those that missed it, a big update to the Gentoo LiveDVD was released a few days back. This LiveDVD update is dubbed the "Iron Penguin Edition" and has a ton of package updates...

Calculate Linux 14 Released

Saturday 6th of September 2014 01:05:28 PM
Version 14 of the Gentoo-based, Russian-made Calculate Linux distribution is now available...

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD

Friday 5th of September 2014 09:00:00 PM
The latest solid-state drive in our office is the Corsair Force LX 256GB SATA 3.0 that's been put through its paces under Linux and is working out quite well.

Red Hat Developers Introduce New Tool For Linux Storage Management

Friday 5th of September 2014 08:11:20 PM
The lid has been lifted on blivet-gui, a new open-source storage tool designed by Red Hat for configuring disks and file-systems...

Wine 1.7.26 Implements More Of DirectWrite, C Runtime Improvements

Friday 5th of September 2014 07:28:21 PM
A new bi-weekly Wine development release is available today that has several bug fixes affecting a handful of different Windows gamers, for anyone still dependent upon Wine for Linux gaming this weekend...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 Milestone 1 Released

Friday 5th of September 2014 05:22:29 PM
The first development release of the upcoming Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 is now available for benchmarking...

More Wayland Improvements Hit Enlightenment E19

Friday 5th of September 2014 05:09:05 PM
One week after Enlightenment's E19 RC3 release, there's more improvements that have landed that will warrant another new release in the very near future...

Wayland/Weston 1.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Out

Friday 5th of September 2014 02:25:48 PM
Wayland 1.6 is finally close to materializing and should be officially released later this month...

Several Thousand People Use The New Rolling-Release OpenSUSE

Friday 5th of September 2014 02:07:32 PM
Back in July was the announcement of openSUSE Factory turning more into a rolling-release distribution and now we have some hard numbers to look at the popularity of that change...

Relive The GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 With The Just-Posted Videos

Friday 5th of September 2014 01:40:32 PM
For those interested in GCC and other components of the GNU stack, the videos of the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 event from earlier this summer have finally been published...

LLVM 3.5 Is Finally Available For Download

Friday 5th of September 2014 04:09:56 AM
LLVM 3.5 is now available for fans just not looking for a more liberally licensed compiler but for those dependent upon AMD's GPU LLVM compiler back-end and the other innovative use-cases provided by the LLVM stack...

X.Org Is Looking For Some Female Help

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:25:33 PM
The X.Org Foundation is looking for one female to fund in the months ahead to do some sort of work for the open-source project...

Coreboot Lands Support For AMD's Olive Hill+ Board

Thursday 4th of September 2014 11:08:31 PM
Just days after support for AMD's Steppe Eagle SoC landed in Coreboot, the first motherboard for this embedded G-Series SoC is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

Fedora 21 Alpha Slips By Another Week

Thursday 4th of September 2014 09:15:09 PM
Jaroslav Reznik of Red Hat announced today that Fedora 21 has slipped by yet another week...

PlayOnLinux Has Experimental BSD Support

Thursday 4th of September 2014 06:50:40 PM
The PlayOnLinux open-source project that's a graphical front-end to Wine to ease the installation of Windows games on Linux and other applications, is continuing to push ahead as it gains more features against CodeWeavers' CrossOver software...

More Nouveau Re-Clocking Patches Published

Thursday 4th of September 2014 03:41:54 PM
Roy Spliet is at it again with a new set of Nouveau DRM driver patches pertaining to re-clocking...

More Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD FX-8370E / FX-8370 / FX-9590

Thursday 4th of September 2014 02:45:10 PM
In adding some extra tests besides what was shared in our large Linux review of the new AMD FX CPUs from earlier in the week, that included a fairly big comparison of Intel and AMD CPUs, here's some more Linux test results for just the FX-8370E, FX-8370, and FX-9590 processors.

HardenedBSD: The Latest BSD Project That Aims To Boost Security

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:56:23 PM
HardenedBSD is the latest BSD distribution writing into Phoronix to share its work...

GNOME 3.14 Beta 2 Released

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:38:21 PM
The second beta release to the GNOME 3.14 desktop stack due out later this month is now available...

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LaKademy 2014

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