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Midori 0.5.10 Browser Released

Monday 20th of April 2015 12:57:00 PM
For users of the open-source Midori web-browser, a new release is available...

GNOME 3.18 Release Schedule: 23 September Release

Monday 20th of April 2015 12:52:09 PM
GNOME developers are busy working on the 3.17/3.18 series following last month's successful release of GNOME 3.16. As usual, developers are planning to have this next release out in late September...

Library Operating System (LibOS) For Linux Still Being Pursued

Sunday 19th of April 2015 06:48:27 PM
One month ago I wrote about the Library Operating System for Linux (LibOS) and initial reaction to that independent project led to an interesting range of responses. A month later, LibOS is still being worked on for Linux...

C4 Game Engine Continues Supporting Linux

Sunday 19th of April 2015 04:34:50 PM
At the beginning of the year was the announcement of the C4 Engine dropping Linux support with its lead developer referring to Linux as "Frankenstein OS" and citing numerous difficulties with Linux. However, quietly this game engine seems to be back to supporting Linux...

Debian 8.0 Jessie's Installer RC3 Released

Sunday 19th of April 2015 03:02:47 PM
The third release candidate for the installer of Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is now available for last minute testing...

Features Thus Far For The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:27:07 PM
We're just into week one of two for the Linux 4.1 kernel merge window. Here's a look at the pull requests thus far that are making for an exciting Linux 4.1 when it comes to new features and functionality...

Intel's Turbostat Adds Skylake Support In Linux 4.1

Sunday 19th of April 2015 12:22:49 PM
Turbostat, the open-source Intel program for reporting processor frequency and idle statistics along with other Intel-specific CPU information, will see a few improvements with Linux 4.1...

Microsoft's Open-Source Group Merges Back Into The Company

Sunday 19th of April 2015 12:07:36 PM
For the past three years Microsoft Open Technologies Inc (MS Open Tech) has been Microsoft's subsidiary to interact with open-source communities, increase Linux / open standards interoperability with Windows, etc. That subsidiary is now being merged back with Microsoft itself as the company continues to embrace open-source...

EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

Sunday 19th of April 2015 01:01:10 AM
The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support...

Open-Source Ardour 4.0 Audio Software Has Big Improvements

Sunday 19th of April 2015 12:32:11 AM
Version 4.0 of the open-source Ardour audio editing software has been released. Ardour 4.0 brings over a reported 1,000 bug fixes...

Linux-Powered Endless Computer Raises $100k+ In A Few Days

Saturday 18th of April 2015 10:00:00 PM
Launched this week on Kickstarters was Endless Computers, a $169 Linux PC for the developing world. Quite quickly the project has already surpassed its $100k USD goal...

GCC 5.1 RC2 Arrives, GCC 5.1 Planned For Next Week

Saturday 18th of April 2015 12:38:06 PM
One week after the debut of the GCC 5.1 Release Candidate, a second release candidate was made available today in facilitating last-minute testing of the big GCC 5 compiler update...

F2FS For Linux 4.1 Has New Features & Fixes

Saturday 18th of April 2015 11:57:11 AM
Jaegeuk Kim sent in his updates of F2FS (the Flash-Friendly File-System) for the Linux 4.1 kernel...

Phoronix Server Upgrade This Weekend: Dual Haswell Xeons, 96GB DDR4

Saturday 18th of April 2015 11:48:42 AM
The Phoronix Media server infrastructure is being upgraded this weekend with the likely transition taking place on Sunday...

Google's Experimental QUIC Transport Protocol Is Showing Promise

Saturday 18th of April 2015 11:23:04 AM
Last year Google announced QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) as a stream multiplexing protocol running on a new flavor of TLS over UDP rather than TCP. Google's been expanding their testing of QUIC internally and the results are showing great results...

Red Hat Joins Khronos, The Group Behind OpenGL & Vulkan

Friday 17th of April 2015 08:12:59 PM
It's become public today that Red Hat has joined The Khronos Group, the consortium responsible for the OpenGL, WebGL, and OpenCL standards, among many other industry standards, along with the new Vulkan and SPIR-V standards...

NetworkManager Drops WiMAX Support

Friday 17th of April 2015 05:11:02 PM
With WiMAX not being too popular and other competing wireless standards taking over, NetworkManager is discontinuing its support for this technology...

Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly

Friday 17th of April 2015 04:05:34 PM
As a quick Friday note, if you're looking for a 802.11n/g USB WiFi adapter that's very affordable and will work great with Linux, here's one of my recent purchases. After being pleased with one of them, I've since ordered a few more of these Wireless-N adapters for Linux usage.

Wine 1.7.41 Works More On Kernel Job Objects, MSI Patches

Friday 17th of April 2015 03:19:05 PM
Two weeks ago Wine 1.7.40 added kernel job object support (after previously being a feature of Wine-Staging) and now with today's v1.7.41 release this Windows feature has been further improved...

Linux 4.1 Has Improvements For The Multi-Queue Block Layer

Friday 17th of April 2015 01:12:32 PM
The latest good stuff for the Linux 4.1 kernel are the block core improvements, which mostly are focused on improving the multi-queue block layer (blk-mq)...

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