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Dota 2 Reborn Update Has Fixes For Open-Source AMD

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 11:33:41 PM
Just days after pushing out Dota 2 Reborn for Linux gamers, Valve has released a massive update to this Source Engine 2 game and it includes some driver/rendering fixes...

F2FS Brings Per-File Encryption With Linux 4.2

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 08:55:32 PM
Based on the native encryption support added to EXT4 with the Linux 4.1 kernel, Linux 4.2 is bringing encryption support to the F2FS file-system...

NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 07:00:00 PM
There's another step forward today in NVIDIA's open-source/Linux hardware support! NVIDIA will begin supplying hardware reference headers for the Nouveau DRM driver...

Fedora 23 Looks To Make It Easy To Test Cloud Images

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 05:33:29 PM
Yet another feature being worked on for Fedora 23 is to make it easy to test cloud images locally from the Fedora Workstation/Server...

Microsoft Officially Rolls Out Office For Android Phones

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 05:10:51 PM
Microsoft today announced the general availability of Word/Excel/PowerPoint for Android phones...

Linux 4.2 Adds New Public Key Encryption API, Jitter RNG

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 05:00:57 PM
The latest subsystem update worth commenting on for the Linux 4.2 merge window are the crypto(graphy) updates with this new kernel version...

Linux Vendor Firmware Service Launches

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 01:55:48 PM
Richard Hughes announced today the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for hardware vendors to be able to upload their firmware files -- thus making them redistributable to fwupd users (such as with Fedora 23+) assuming they comply with the AppStream specification...

Xdg-App Announced For Desktop App Sandboxing

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 01:25:18 PM
Alexander Larsson has formally announced xdg-app today as the desktop app sandboxing system for GNOME environments...

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Launches Today, Initial Results A Bit Of A Let Down

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 01:14:20 PM
After being announced earlier this month and the Radeon Rx 300 series launching last week, the $649+ R9 Fury X water-cooled graphics card launches today. With the launch comes a whole bunch of (Windows) reviews too...

KVM In Linux 4.2 Adds Support For x86 Write Combining, SMM

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 09:57:20 AM
The KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) updates for Linux 4.2 are exciting for x86 Linux users...

Another System For Tracking The Linux Kernel's Performance

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 06:17:52 AM
Yet another system has been added to our continuously growing basement server farm that tracks the performance of various upstream open-source projects on a daily basis. Meet system number 58!..

JavaScript Developers Will Appreciate The Latest Fedora 23 Proposals

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 04:00:00 AM
Developers have proposed a number of changes for Fedora 23 concerning JavaScript-related packages...

Linus Is Looking Forward To Merging KDBUS, But Not Convinced By Performance

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 12:32:18 AM
With the new Linux kernel mailing list thread about the prospects of merging KDBUS into the mainline Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds has provided his thoughts on the matter for this controversial feature backed by systemd developers for trying to provide a high-performance, kernel-based IPC solution...

Qt 5.7 Will Make Use Of Modern C++11 Features

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 11:03:33 PM
Earlier this month I wrote about Qt developers looking at making Qt 5.6 a long-term support release. Today that decision was firmed up by Lars Knoll and he's also reinforced the plans for making Qt 5.7 release where the code-base will take advantage of C++11 language features...

Another Month, Another Round Of Allwinner GPL-Violating Concerns

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 10:48:27 PM
For the past few months we've been reporting on Allwinner's apparent violations of (L)GPL code primarily around CedarX/media-related bits. While it looked like things were taking a turn for the better last month when they published some new open-source code and joined the Linux Foundation, there's some fresh criticism this week...

Red Hat & Samsung Team Up For Mobile Alliance

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 10:18:00 PM
Red Hat and Samsung jointly announced today from Red Hat Summit 2015 that kicked off in Boston that they're forming a strategic alliance to work on next-generation mobile solutions for the enterprise...

Btrfs By Default Will Likely Not Be Pursued For Fedora 23

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 07:13:47 PM
Last year there was talk of Btrfs potentially becoming the default file-system in Fedora 23 based upon Btrfs developer and Facebook employee Josef Bacik's plans to push it for Fedora 23 to replace EXT4 as the default file-system. However, it doesn't look like that will happen...

Linux 4.2 Kernel Gets Port To New Processor Architecture

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 05:38:55 PM
The latest pull request to be submitted for Linux 4.2 is providing a new processor architecture port...

Fedora 23 Looks To Have A Standardized Passphrase Policy

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 04:58:06 PM
The latest proposed feature for Fedora 23 is to have a standardized passphrase policy for providing greater consistency when it comes to inputting passwords/passphrases throughout the system...

KDBUS Merging Prospects Get Debated

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 04:26:52 PM
The KDBUS in-fighting between upstream Linux kernel developers was once again reignited today after a kernel developer publicly asked Linus Torvalds on the prospects of merging KDBUS...

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