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Debian Installer Reaches RC State For 8.0 Jessie

Monday 12th of January 2015 02:13:48 PM
While Debian 7.8 was released this weekend, for those living on the bleeding edge the release candidate of the installer for the upcoming Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release is now available...

Features To Look Out For With GNOME 3.16

Monday 12th of January 2015 01:12:07 PM
While GNOME 3.16 isn't set to be released until March, there's a number of exciting features building up for this next desktop release and if you're ambitious you can test them now with the GNOME 3.15.x development releases...

Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Power Consumption On An ASUS Zenbook

Monday 12th of January 2015 10:23:25 AM
In upgrading to the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Broadwell ultrabook, I'm debating whether to switch back to Fedora after having used Ubuntu for a number of years on my main production system after some falling out with a few less then stellar Fedora Core releases back in the day (of course, on test systems, there's plenty of Fedora around here but this is just about deciding on my next main OS for business tasks). In waiting for the new Broadwell ultrabook, I've been running some fresh Ubuntu and Fedora Linux tests on some other laptops/ultrabooks in the office...

A New Open-Source Tool To Change Intel GPU Frequencies

Monday 12th of January 2015 05:13:12 AM
Ben Widawsky of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center rolled out a new experimental tool aptly called intel_frequency for manipulating the Intel GPU frequency under Linux...

Debian 7.8 Is Out While Waiting For Debian 8.0 Jessie

Monday 12th of January 2015 03:30:31 AM
While Debian 8.0 might stand chances to be released in the weeks ahead, Debian 7.8 was released this weekend as the latest stable update to Debian Wheezy...

Linux 3.19-rc4 Kernel Released

Sunday 11th of January 2015 09:03:06 PM
Linus Torvalds is back on schedule doing Sunday releases of the in-development Linux 3.19 kernel...

Playing With Solaris In 2015

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:00:00 PM
This weekend when deciding what extra benchmarks to run and planning more tests for the week ahead, I decided to explore doing some fresh Oracle Solaris benchmarks since my most recent Solaris benchmarks were back in 2012. I also haven't had much (any?) Solaris news to relay recently so wanted to see if there was anything new within the ex-Sun camp.

Metro Redux Is The New Favorite OpenGL 4.x Linux Game Benchmark

Sunday 11th of January 2015 04:00:00 PM
I've now managed to get Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux working well for Linux graphics benchmarking!..

SilverStone Strider Gold S Series 750W

Sunday 11th of January 2015 03:10:00 PM
For those in need of a high performance power supply that's small, completely modular, and very reliable, the SilverStone ST75F-GS if the Strider Gold S Series is worth a gander.

Awesome Window Manager v3.5.6 Debuts

Sunday 11th of January 2015 02:46:17 PM
Version 3.5.6 of the Awesome Window Manager for X11 environments has been released...

Xfce Spin Of Linux Mint 17.1 Released With Out-Of-The-Box Compiz Support

Sunday 11th of January 2015 01:27:09 PM
Days after the release of the KDE spin of Linux Mint 17.1 and more than one month since the MATE and Cinnamon Linux Mint 17.1 spins debuted, the group of Linux Mint 17.1 releases has ended with the availability of the Xfce version...

Microsoft .NET Compiler Team Switches From CodePlex To GitHub

Sunday 11th of January 2015 01:12:54 PM
Microsoft hosts CodePlex as an open-source project hosting service where generally the Microsoft OSS projects call home, but it seems some of their own employees aren't too happy with it and see a brighter future with GitHub...

Wine Staging Adds NVIDIA CUDA & GPU PhysX Support

Sunday 11th of January 2015 11:48:15 AM
The new Wine Staging project has added support for NVIDIA CUDA and GPU-accelered PhysX as some of the new features for its new release based off Wine 1.7.34 that came out on Friday...

FreeBSD Finishes Switching Over To GNOME 3.x

Sunday 11th of January 2015 10:56:17 AM
FreeBSD GNOME developers have had various GNOME 3.x components in the FreeBSD Ports repository for months, and with GNOME 2.x now being decommissioned by this BSD operating system, the GNOME3 X11 desktop has replaced GNOME2 on the DVD install media script...

Linux Tests Are Coming Of The New Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Broadwell)

Sunday 11th of January 2015 08:52:13 AM
One of my big highlights of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week was Lenovo's launch of the Broadwell-based X1 Carbon ultrabook/laptop... It looks like the best ThinkPad in years! Many others seem to also think this new X1 Carbon is a winner, and with being one of the first Broadwell designs available in the US, is going to be benchmarked shortly on Phoronix...

Minor Phoronix.com Site Updates Pushed This Weekend

Sunday 11th of January 2015 03:14:53 AM
Well, it was certainly a busy day and week in delivering some early 2015 improvements to Phoronix readers although the best is yet to come...

The GTX 970/980 Maxwell GPUs Light Up With Nouveau On Linux 3.19

Saturday 10th of January 2015 10:18:34 PM
This weekend I got around to trying out the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 "Maxwell" graphics cards with the Linux 3.19 kernel now that there's initial support for these new GPUs via the open-source Nouveau DRM driver...

The GTX 970/980 Maxwell GPUs Light Up With Nouveau On Linux 3.19

Saturday 10th of January 2015 10:18:34 PM
This weekend I got around to trying out the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 "Maxwell" graphics cards with the Linux 3.19 kernel now that there's initial support for these new GPUs via the open-source Nouveau DRM driver...

The GNU Offloading & Multi-Processing Runtime Library

Saturday 10th of January 2015 08:29:57 PM
The GCC libgomp library started off with a focus on OpenMP support, but its supported interfaces and targets have outgrown its original focus...

The GNU Offloading & Multi-Processing Runtime Library

Saturday 10th of January 2015 08:29:57 PM
The GCC libgomp library started off with a focus on OpenMP support, but its supported interfaces and targets have outgrown its original focus...

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LibreOffice 4.4 Released, How To Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint


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I have been working in the computer business for over 40 years, but the best years have been the last 17 or so working with Linux and open source software. I got into the computer business unintentionally and kind of sideways, but that is a whole other story. I'll tell you about how I got into open source and Linux semi-intentionally and also kind of sideways. Read more