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Understanding More Of AMD's Open-Source HSA Plans

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 10:25:08 AM
On Monday I wrote about AMD adding native object code support to their Radeon Gallium3D drivers and Clover. Besides being a huge performance win for OpenCL kernel compile times, this work is also instrumental as part of AMD's open-source HSA Linux plans...

USB Sees Many Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 09:34:33 AM
Many USB subsystem changes are present for this newly-started Linux kernel merge window...

64-bit ARM Kernel Gets Closer To Building Under LLVM With Linux 3.18

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 05:13:33 AM
The 64-bit ARM (AArch64) is closer to building under the LLVM/Clang kernel as an alternative to GCC with the upcoming Linux 3.18 release...

Linux 3.18 Improves FocalTech, Razer Sabertooth & Other Input Devices

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 04:04:00 AM
The input subsystem pull request was mailed in on Tuesday to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window...

Systemd 217 Will Introduce Its New "Consoled" User Console Daemon

Wednesday 8th of October 2014 12:20:00 AM
Back in August I wrote about systemd working to create a new user-space VT solution that could eventually succeed the Linux kernel's VT support. With the upcoming systemd 217 release, the terminal is present...

GCC 5 Might Switch Its Default C Version To "GNU11"

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 10:32:09 PM
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) might finally be switching over its default C standard from the C89-derived GNU89 to the much more modern ISO C11-based GNU11...

Qt Cutelyst Web Framework Upped To v0.4.0

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 07:46:26 PM
Cutelyst is a previously covered web framework powered by Qt5 and follows the design approach of Perl's Catalyst Framework. A new version of Cutelyst is available that's more powerful and faster...

Everyone Has Different Views On The "Open-Source Community"

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 05:29:44 PM
Yesterday Lennart Poettering wrote a controversial post how the open-source community is "a sick place to be in" and took issue with comments made by Linus Torvalds and others. To no surprise, there's been different individuals coming out with their own opinions on the matter...

Blender 2.72 Brings Cycles Volume Rendering To The GPU

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 04:46:45 PM
The Blender 2.72 open-source modeling and 3D creation software is now available with some exciting changes...

Understanding HHVM's Compilation Process & Bytecode

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 04:05:27 PM
For those into compilers, bytecodes, and low-level programming or just wanting to know why Facebook's HHVM project tends to be so much faster for PHP than PHP itself, here's a great article...

KDE Frameworks 5.3 Brings Many Small But Notable Fixes

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 03:46:56 PM
The third monthly point release to the KDE Frameworks 5 stack is now available...

MSI: Update Your BIOS From The Linux Desktop

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 02:19:24 PM
Now that the MSI X99S SLI PLUS is running great on Linux, I've been working with the company towards some other Linux improvements along with some other interesting Linux hardware reviews to come thanks to our renewed cooperation. One of the items I've been voicing has been regarding better supporting Linux users with regard to a smoother BIOS/UEFI update process. Well, there is a utility they support for updating your MSI motherboard BIOS from the Linux desktop!

OpenSSH 6.7 Released With Significant Improvements

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 01:42:43 PM
OpenSSH 6.7 has been released this morning with a number of new features...

Linux 3.18 Gets Better Wacom Tablet & Sony Controller Support

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 12:40:20 PM
Another one of the early pull requests for the just-opened Linux 3.18 merge window is the HID pull request that features improvements to benefit future Wacom tablets as well as Sony's game controllers...

Many ACPI & Power Management Changes For Linux 3.18 Kernel

Tuesday 7th of October 2014 12:26:20 PM
Rafael Wysocki sent out his first aligned set of changes of ACPI core and power management changes he's planning on volleying over to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 3.18 kernel merge window...

AMD Adds Native Object Code Support To Clover/Radeon: Big Performance Win

Monday 6th of October 2014 11:20:00 PM
Tom Stellard announced his latest OpenCL-related improvements to the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver...

GNU's Data Recovery Tool Updated With New Options

Monday 6th of October 2014 10:14:35 PM
GNU ddrescue, an open-source data recovery tool that copies data from one file / block device to another while rescuing the good portions of data in case of read errors, is out with a new version...

Lennart Poettering On The Open-Source Community: A Sick Place To Be In

Monday 6th of October 2014 09:00:56 PM
Lennart Poettering made some interesting remarks today via his personal Google+ page about how the open-source community can be "quite a sick place to be in" with its controversies and personal attacks...

NVIDIA vs. AMD 2D Linux Drivers: Catalyst Is Getting Quite Good At 2D

Monday 6th of October 2014 08:00:00 PM
Our latest Linux graphics driver benchmarks are taking a look at the binary NVIDIA and AMD Catalyst drivers using the latest versions while running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's been a while since last time we closely compared the two proprietary GPU drivers with 2D workloads on an array of graphics cards so these results should be definitely interesting.

Ten Year Old "Critical" Bug Discovered In OpenBSD

Monday 6th of October 2014 06:48:50 PM
While OpenBSD generally prides itself on being a secure, open-source operating system and focusing more on code corectness and security rather than flashy features, it turns out a potential security bug has been living within OpenBSD for the past decade...

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