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Per-Cgroup Swap File Support Proposed For Linux

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 6:02am
Published on the Linux kernel mailing list for review on Wednesday was per-cgroup swap file support...

Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd

Thu, 03/04/2014 - 1:46am
A patch was sent out today to the Linux kernel mailing list that would hide the "debug" string from showing up within the /proc/cmdline output. Why? To workaround a systemd bug. This has set off Linus Torvalds on another epic tirade...

Fedora 21 Will Have Java 8, Other Additions

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 8:48pm
Besides approving Mesa 10.1 for Fedora 20, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee approved today several features/changes to be found in Fedora 21...

Mesa 10.1 Will Be Added To Fedora 20

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 7:30pm
Good news for users of the open-source Linux graphics driver users... Mesa 10.1 will be added to Fedora 20 stable...

Systemd Is Working Towards Its Own Super Fast DHCP Server, Client

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 7:04pm
Systemd has been working on network support for this leading open-source init system. As part of this, systemd developers have now achieved support for obtaining a network connection in less than one millisecond... With that said, systemd developers are working towards having DHCP client and server capabilities built into the init system for having a super-fast booting OS and quicker network connections when resuming the system...

Star Conflict Takes Off On Linux

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 5:37pm
A few days ago I wrote about the Star Conflict game coming to Linux and as of today this space adventure game is officially available on Steam for Linux...

5-Way Linux OS Benchmarks On DigitalOcean's Cloud

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 5:00pm
Complementing last week's DigitalOcean cloud benchmarking article where we tried out various droplets (VM instance types) while running Ubuntu Linux in their public cloud, our latest testing of DigitalOcean is trying out their five offered Linux distributions in the cloud. The Linux distributions benchmarked from their cloud computing platform were Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, and Arch Linux...

Linux 3.15 Supports The Dualshock 4, Win 8.1 Multi-Touch Protocol

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 3:51pm
The "HID" pull request was submitted this morning for the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window and it presents new hardware support along with Windows 8.1 multi-touch protocol support...

KVM Gets Better Windows Guest Support With Linux 3.15

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 3:28pm
The Kernel-based Virtual Machine has seen some semi-exciting enhancements with the in-development Linux 3.15 kernel...

DisplayPort MST Support Is In The Works For Linux

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 2:37pm
David Airlie has begun hacking on DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport handling for the open-source DRM/KMS graphics drivers...

Canonical Is Shutting Down Ubuntu One

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 1:30pm
Canonical has announced they will be ending their Ubuntu One cloud storage service. The Ubuntu One music store is also being shutdown...

PTS 5.0.1: Push Notifications, Improves Arch Linux, New Features

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 1:00pm
Phoronix Test Suite 5.0.1 is now available as the first point release to the major "Plavsk" release. This new version offers minor new features, fixes, and other improvements to our open-source benchmarking software...

Kernfs Is Updated To Be More Useful With Linux 3.15

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 11:40am
The Kernfs code that's a split of the sysfs logic to make it more useful to other kernel subsystems wishing to have a virtual file-system, will get better in Linux 3.15...

Valve's Voglperf Sees Its First Release

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 9:48am
While the voglperf code has been public for some time within Git, the first initial release of Voglperf was tagged on Tuesday evening by a Valve developer...

Old x86 Platforms To Be Removed With Linux 3.15

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 8:50am
While the Linux 3.15 kernel is introducing a large number of new features, it's also doing away with some old drivers and older x86 platforms...

Linux 3.15 Squeezes In More ACPI / PM Improvements

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 7:25am
Besides suspend and resuming much quicker, the Linux 3.15 kernel also has many other ACPI and power management improvements...

Fake MSAA Support Added To LLVMpipe, Yields OpenGL 3.0/3.2

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 4:34am
Months ago there was work on advancing Gallium3D's LLVMpipe software-based driver with its OpenGL 3.x support, including work-in-progress patches, but nothing was merged at the time. With that said, it was a surprise to see fake MSAA support added tonight for Gallium3D and used by the LLVMpipe driver so it fakes OpenGL 3.0 compliance and forces the necessary extensions for handling OpenGL 3.2...

Universal Plane Support Set For Linux 3.15

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 4:19am
Landing a few hours ago into the drm-next code-base for merger into the Linux 3.15 kernel in the days ahead is the universal/primary plane support for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers...

Transmageddon 1.0 Transcoder Supports VP9, DVD Ripping

Wed, 02/04/2014 - 12:36am
We've been waiting for it and today the Transmageddon 1.0 release finally took place for the open-source audio/video transcoder application...

AMD Partners With Mentor To Push Embedded Open-Source Linux

Tue, 01/04/2014 - 9:23pm
AMD and Mentor Graphics are teaming up to push open-source Linux development for embedded systems...