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fwupd: Simple, Open-Source Device Firmware Updating

Friday 10th of April 2015 03:17:33 PM
As part of the work towards allowing easy UEFI/BIOS updates from the Linux desktop in a standardized manner, Richard Hughes has been developing the new fwupd component...

Intel Releases 2015-Q1 XenGT With Broadwell Support

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:55:30 PM
For those interested in XenGT as Intel's form of mediated GPU pass-through support on Linux, the newest quarterly update has surfaced...

Coreboot Ported To A ~$30 AMD AM1 Motherboard

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:33:14 PM
For those searching for a low-cost system/motherboard for experimenting with Coreboot, there's another new AMD motherboard that now works with Coreboot's upstream Git code. The board costs only about $30 USD and works with all modern AMD AM1 processors...

DNF Package Manager: "Getting More & More Stable"

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:24:22 PM
New versions of DNF and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE have been released and there's pre-built packages for Fedora 22 and Fedora 23...

BQ Now Openly Selling The Aquaris Ubuntu Phone

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:07:19 PM
Back when the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smart-phone launched in February it was only available in limited numbers via "flash sales" facilitated by the company. At last, now this first Ubuntu smart-phone is available to order by anyone within the European Union...

LMDE 2 MATE & Cinnamon Editions Released

Friday 10th of April 2015 01:49:57 PM
The MATE and Cinnamon desktop versions of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (LMDE 2) are now available for download...

Google Chrome Will Soon Work Better For Linux HiDPI Systems

Friday 10th of April 2015 02:07:37 AM
A few months back I wrote about the poor state of Chrome/Chromium HiDPI support on Linux but fortunately with the latest unstable web browser code these issues appear to have been resolved...

LLVM's LibFuzzer Is Uncovering New Bugs With Fuzzing

Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:10:29 PM
LibFuzzer was recently added to LLVM as a library for in-process fuzzing. LibFuzzer combined with other open-source fuzzing capabilities make it easy for uncovering new bugs within LLVM and other projects...

DragonFlyBSD Updates Its ACPICA Implementation

Thursday 9th of April 2015 09:02:17 PM
DragonFlyBSD developers have updated their ACPI power management implementation against Intel's ACPICA code as of yesterday...

Fedora 22 Beta To Be Delayed By One Week

Thursday 9th of April 2015 08:42:27 PM
While Fedora developers did a good job getting out the Fedora 22 Alpha on time, the beta release of Fedora 22 will come at least one week late...

Catalyst 15.3 Beta Backported To Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Thursday 9th of April 2015 03:46:31 PM
While AMD has yet to make the Catalyst 15.3 Beta Linux graphics driver available for download from their web-site, they released the driver to Canonical and as such this new AMD Linux driver has been available in Ubuntu 15.04 for a few weeks. Canonical is now back-porting this proprietary driver back into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr...

X.Org Foundation + SPI Merger Fails

Thursday 9th of April 2015 12:50:33 PM
After almost two years of the X.Org Foundation's Board of Directors pursuing a merger with SPI, the 2015 X.Org Elections have ended and the results were sent out to X.Org members last night...

Linux 4.0 Hard Drive Comparison With Six File-Systems

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 03:00:00 PM
It's been a while since last running any Linux file-system tests on a hard drive considering all of the test systems around here are using solid-state storage and only a few systems commissioned in the Linux benchmarking test farm are using hard drives, but with Linux 4.0 around the corner, here's a six-way file-system comparison on Linux 4.0 with a HDD using EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and even NTFS, NILFS2, and ReiserFS.

Systemd Adds Reboot To EFI Firmware Option

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 02:13:11 PM
Systemd has picked up another feature for the upcoming systemd 220 release...

There's Yet Another Awkward Ubuntu Linux Tablet Announced

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 01:34:02 PM
In recent months we've covered an Ubuntu tablet with a 1TB hard drive, another sketchy Ubuntu tablet, and other awkward devices looking to ship Ubuntu in tablet/mobile form without any support from Canonical. There's yet another tablet to talk about today...

Looking At Building The Linux Kernel With -O3 Optimizations

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 01:15:57 PM
A Linux user has started an LKML discussion over compiling the kernel with -O3 for driving performance improvements out of a more-optimized kernel binary...

GNOME's GTK+ Finally Getting Close To Dropping Windows XP Support

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 01:06:11 PM
GNOME/GTK+ developers are finally preparing themselves to drop support for Microsoft Windows XP...

AMD's GPU LLVM Backend Gains Support For Assembler & Inline Assembly

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 12:47:56 PM
Tom Stellard of AMD has landed initial support into the AMD GPU LLVM back-end for the assembler and supporting inline assembly...

digiKam 4.9.0 Released

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 12:59:49 AM
While the digiKam digital photography software is still being ported to KDE Frameworks 5, release today was the latest KDE4-based digiKam release...

NVIDIA 346.59 Linux Driver Brings Support For New GPUs

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 08:06:15 PM
If you're not on the NVIDIA 349 Linux beta but rather an older version of NVIDIA's binary Linux driver, today they released the 346.59 bug-fix release as the latest in their long-lived series...

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Debian-Based Distribution Updated With KDE 3.5 Forked Desktop

Q4OS 1.2 "Orion" is the new release that is re-based on Debian Jessie, focused on shipping its own desktop utilities and customizations, and designed to run on both old and new hardware. Read more

Atom Shell is now Electron

Atom Shell is now called Electron. You can learn more about Electron and what people are building with it at its new home Read more Also: C++ Daddy Bjarne Stroustrup outlines directions for v17

A Fedora 22 beta walk-through

The new Fedora, with its GNOME 3.16 interface, is an interesting, powerful Linux desktop. Read more Also: Web software center for Fedora Red Hat's Cross-Selling and Product Development Will Power Long-Term Growth Red Hat Updates Open Source Developer and Admin Tools

Unix and Personal Computers: Reinterpreting the Origins of Linux

So, to sum up: What Linus Torvalds, along with plenty of other hackers in the 1980s and early 1990s, wanted was a Unix-like operating system that was free to use on the affordable personal computers they owned. Access to source code was not the issue, because that was already available—through platforms such as Minix or, if they really had cash to shell out, by obtaining a source license for AT&T Unix. Therefore, the notion that early Linux programmers were motivated primarily by the ideology that software source code should be open because that is a better way to write it, or because it is simply the right thing to do, is false. Read more Also: Anti-Systemd People