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GSRC Brings New & Updated GNU Packages

Sunday 13th of July 2014 10:35:38 PM
The GSRC remains one of GNU's less known programs and is an easy way to download and install GNU software...

Linux 3.16-rc5 Kernel Released

Sunday 13th of July 2014 10:23:33 PM
Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new test build of the upcoming Linux kernel release...

Epic Games Is Supporting Blender's Development

Sunday 13th of July 2014 04:08:40 PM
Epic Games has begun financially supporting the open-source Blender modeling software to improve the workflow for artists with Unreal Engine 4...

MPV 0.4.1 Brings Various Bug Fixes

Sunday 13th of July 2014 11:38:05 AM
The MPlayer-forked MPV multimedia software is out with a new stable release...

GtkInspector Moves Along For GTK Debugging

Saturday 12th of July 2014 02:14:55 PM
Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has provided an update on his GtkInspector project for GTK debugging...

Scientific Linux 7.0 Alpha 2 Is Ready For Testing

Saturday 12th of July 2014 12:18:23 PM
The second alpha release to Scientific Linux 7.0 is now available for user testing...

Darksiders Has Been Ported To Linux

Saturday 12th of July 2014 04:49:32 AM
Leszek Godlewski of Nordic Games has shared that he's ported the Darksiders game to Linux...

Wine 1.7.22 Tries To Improve Internet Cookies

Saturday 12th of July 2014 04:44:21 AM
A new Wine 1.7 development series bi-weekly point release is now available...

While The Future Looks Towards Systemd, Upstart 1.13 Released

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:27:48 PM
While Ubuntu Linux looks towards switching to systemd in the next year or two, a new version of Upstart has been released with Ubuntu still being dependent upon init daemon software...

LibreSSL Portable Encounters Its First Release

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:11:14 PM
OpenBSD developers have announced their first release of LibreSSL portable...

Khronos Updates Its OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:43:25 PM
The Khronos Group this morning released an updated version of the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.2.1 Released With Minor Updates

Friday 11th of July 2014 01:30:52 PM
One month after the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.2, the first (and only planned) point release to "Khanino" is now available for open-source benchmarking...

NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A

Friday 11th of July 2014 04:48:54 AM
One of the biggest challenges with the Nouveau open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware in recent times has been with regard to GPU / video memory re-clocking. As a minor step forward, NVIDIA has contributed re-clocking patches for the GK20A graphics processor...

KDE 4.14 Applications & Development Platform Beta Released

Friday 11th of July 2014 04:12:05 AM
The first beta of KDE with new releases for the applications and development platform is now available for the 4.14 release cycle...

AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

Thursday 10th of July 2014 10:23:53 PM
AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD...

NVIDIA Updates Its Linux Legacy Driver For GeForce 6/7 GPUs

Thursday 10th of July 2014 05:18:03 PM
For those still out there running a GeForce 6 or 7 series graphics card, NVIDIA has updated its legacy proprietary 304.xx Unix graphics driver for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems...

CrossOver 13.2.0 Allows Easier Package Installation On Linux

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:06:27 PM
The latest stable release of CodeWeavers' CrossOver software is now available and it's now more liberal about package installation...

Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0

Thursday 10th of July 2014 02:23:07 PM
CentOS 7.0 was released this week and that came just days after the first alpha of Scientific Linux 7, both of which are based upon last month's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. With these new community-based EL7 releases coming about, it's time for some fresh Enterprise Linux benchmarking and performance monitoring on Phoronix.

More "Mega Driver" Work Merged For Mesa

Thursday 10th of July 2014 01:20:56 PM
More code by Emil Velikov was merged yesterday to push along the Gallium3D Mega Drivers model...

The Beta To The Final Minor Release Of RHEL5 Is Out

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:37:35 AM
For those still dependent upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the beta to the 5.11 point release is now out, which serves as the last planned revision to RHEL5...