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CompuLab's Fitlet Is A Very Tiny, Fanless, Linux PC With AMD A10 Micro

Thursday 18th of June 2015 05:30:00 PM
Over the past few weeks I've been testing out the CompuLab Fitlet as a neat little Linux PC powered by an AMD A10 Micro-6700T APU with Radeon R6 Graphics. The model I've been testing features 4GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD with the mentioned A10 Micro APU all while being fanless and being smaller than an Intel NUC. The performance out of this tiny computer is quite impressive and reinforces that good things can come out of small packages.

Intel Is Landing More OpenMP 4.0 Functionality In LLVM Clang

Thursday 18th of June 2015 02:55:07 PM
In May the LLVM Clang compiler reached the state of complete OpenMP 3.1 support after the liberally licensed compiler saw its OpenMP support stagger for so long out-of-tree. Intel had been leading the recent efforts for getting OpenMP working in Clang and they've continued in working towards OpenMP 4.0 compliance...

Fedora's Blivet Partition Manager Is Getting A New GUI

Thursday 18th of June 2015 01:57:45 PM
Vojtech Trefny has been working on blivet-gui for more than one year as a storage and partition manager for Fedora. Blivet-GUI's design was originally inspired by the popular GParted interface while using the Blivet back-end library for storage management that's used by Fedora's Anaconda Installer. Blivet-GUI is now in process of having an overhauled user-interface...

ECMAScript 6 Approved As New JS Standard

Thursday 18th of June 2015 01:48:44 PM
ECMAScript 6 (ECMAScript 2015) has been approved at this week's ECMA General Assembly meeting for becoming the latest standard edition of JavaScript...

Qt Is Looking At Making Qt 5.6 A Long-Term Support Release

Thursday 18th of June 2015 01:38:17 PM
Qt developers are currently figuring out plans for doing a long-term support release of their open-source toolkit as they'll soon be dropping support for a number of aging platforms...

Fedora Atomic Host Looks To Move From Six Month Cadence To Two-Week Releases

Thursday 18th of June 2015 01:14:40 PM
Fedora Atomic Host, the distribution's Project Atomic version for deploying containerized apps, wishes to dramatically change its release process with Fedora 23...

WebAssembly LLVM Backend Being Discussed

Thursday 18th of June 2015 02:14:12 AM
A WebAssembly back-end has been proposed for LLVM. WebAssembly is a new virtual ISA designed to run compiled code within web browsers...

Dota 2 Reborn Powered By Source 2 Is Now Available!

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 10:43:42 PM
Since last week we've been eagerly looking forward to Valve releasing Dota 2 Reborn in beta as their first Source 2 Engine game. Today that's become a reality! The first Source 2 Engine title is out and available for Steam Linux gamers...

It's Been Three Years Since Linus Torvalds' Huge NVIDIA Rant

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 09:34:03 PM
It's been three years since Linus Torvalds did his very public shaming of NVIDIA over their Linux support and called them the worst company he ever dealt with, gave them the finger, etc...

Updated Plans For Adding SPIR-V Support To LLVM

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 09:13:21 PM
SPIR-V, the heart of OpenCL 2.1+ and The Khronos Group's forthcoming Vulkan specification, is a step closer to being worked on within the LLVM compiler stack...

Mir 0.14 Works To Further Reduce Lag

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 08:58:18 PM
The upcoming Mir 0.14 for Ubuntu Linux will take another step towards reducing lag...

AMD A10-7870K Godavari: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Linux Drivers

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 05:10:00 PM
Last week I started posting AMD A10-7870K Linux benchmarks for this "Godavari" APU that's effectively a Kaveri Refresh and slightly faster for its four CPU cores and Radeon R7 Graphics over the former high-end Kaveri, the A10-7850K. In today's articles are some benchmarks of the Radeon R7 Graphics on the A10-7870K when running Ubuntu and testing the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver against Catalyst on Linux.

AMD Will Be Working On Open-Source Fiji GPU Support In The AMDGPU Linux Driver

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 03:09:32 PM
While the new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver is being added to the Linux 4.2 kernel as the next-gen driver for supporting Tonga, Carrizo, and all other new AMD graphics hardware, the 4.2 version will not support AMD's newly-announced Fiji GPUs...

OpenGL 4.3's Framebuffer-No-Attachments Added To Mesa

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 02:44:20 PM
In addition to this morning's tessellation patches for Mesa, there's more good news today for users of this open-source OpenGL stack that's aspiring for full OpenGL 4 support...

Linux Mint 17.2 Is Near With Cinnamon/Mate RCs

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 02:17:29 PM
Clem has announced the release candidates of Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" for the Cinnamon and MATE desktop editions...

Debian Launches A Diversity Sponsorship Travel Program

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 02:07:01 PM
Debian feels that greater diversity at DebConf and in the Debian community will "significantly help" them in their goal of becoming the Universal Operating System, so they've launched a diversity sponsorship program for their annual DebConf event...

SUSE Continues Working On AMD HSA Support In GCC

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 01:42:43 PM
SUSE in cooperation with AMD continues working on the HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) support inside the GCC compiler stack...

Ubuntu Looks To Fill Vacated Developer Membership Board Seat

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 01:21:59 PM
The Ubuntu Developer Membership Board (DMB) has issued a call for nominations to fill a vacant seat on the board following the recent resignation by Scott Kitterman...

Marek Posts Mesa Tessellation Support For RadeonSI Gallium3D

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 12:52:53 PM
It looks like OpenGL tessellation shader support within Mesa/Gallium3D is finally about to become a reality! Prolific Mesa contributor Marek Olšák has finished up the enablement work started by others and now has OpenGL tessellation working with the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source graphics driver...

X.Org Server 1.17.2 Released

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 01:01:34 AM
X.Org Server 1.17.2 was released today by Red Hat's Adam Jackson...

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  • Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC
    Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC.
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    We have already covered a lot of enterprise applications on our site before. However, one would never expect apps in this genre to exist on a browser like Google Chrome. But, nothing could be further from the real truth. Google's effort to outsmart even the biggest players in the enterprise market are gradually paying off. Slowly spreading its wings into the business world, Google is venturing into arenas where Microsoft once reigned supreme. While the competition doesn't concern us much, but what has happened, in effect, is that the rivalry is bringing out the best in both companies.
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  • Teaching Email Self-Defense: Campaigns intern leads a workshop at PorcFest
    My workshop on Email Self-Defense took place at the 12th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire. Around eight people attended, which was a few more than I expected. Christopher Waid and Bob Call of ThinkPenguin joined me in helping everyone who brought a laptop to set up GnuPG properly. Those who didn't bring a laptop participated by observing the process on the system most similar to their own and asking questions about particular steps, so as to enable them to achieve the same configuration when they returned home.
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