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The Latest Distro Trying For Commercial Success Uses Arch & Wayland

Saturday 5th of July 2014 12:13:03 PM
A new Linux distribution under development is among the latest dreaming of commercial success in hopes of finally conquering the Linux desktop and having their OS pre-installed on systems being sold in brick and mortar stores...

Lennart: The State & Future Of Systemd

Saturday 5th of July 2014 04:46:39 AM
Lennart Poettering gave a talk recently in Beijing about the state of systemd and its future ahead...

NVIDIA Releases 331.89 Long-Lived Linux Driver

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:03:20 PM
NVIDIA has today released ther 331.89 Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD graphics drivers within their long-lived 331.xx graphics driver branch...

Fedora Comes Up With A Policy For Simple Patches

Friday 4th of July 2014 07:51:17 PM
The Fedora Project has out a new process for integrating "simple patches" into the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution...

Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison

Friday 4th of July 2014 02:55:44 PM
For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10...

Qualcomm DMCA Notice Takes Down 100+ Git Repositories

Friday 4th of July 2014 01:18:52 PM
Qualcomm has forced GitHub to take down over 100 Git repositories over alleged copyright infringement...

Enlightenment's Evas OpenGL Now Supports S3TC Textures

Friday 4th of July 2014 01:00:02 PM
Enlightenment is flying high these days with the great contributions being done by Samsung's investment into the project...

KDevelop 4.7 Beta Comes Packed With New Features

Friday 4th of July 2014 12:43:19 PM
Incorporating months of development time, KDevelop 4.7 is now in beta and comes "packed with new features, lots of bug fixes as well as many performance improvement" for this KDE integrated development environment...

Transmageddon 1.2 Fixes Up GNOME Transcoding, Adds VA-API GPU Encoding

Friday 4th of July 2014 12:37:02 PM
Transmageddon, the open-source video transcoding application closely aligned with the GNOME project and using GStreamer to do all of the heavy lifting, is out with their major 1.2 "All Bugs Must Die" release...

Scientific Linux 7 Alpha Arrives, Based On RHEL 7

Friday 4th of July 2014 12:25:01 PM
Scientific Linux, the distribution developed by produced by the Fermi Laboratory and CERN as a derivative of the open Red Hat Enterprise Linux code-base, is preparing for their RHEL7 re-spin...

Systemd 215 Works On Factory Reset, DHCPv4 Server Support

Friday 4th of July 2014 04:19:29 AM
Lennart Poettering announced the release of systemd 215 on Thursday afternoon...

Linux 3.14 Is Now A Long-Term Stable Kernel

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 09:30:11 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman has decided to maintain the Linux 3.14 code-base as a long-term stable kernel release...

Ubuntu Touch Passes 100,000 App Downloads

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 07:43:43 PM
The Ubuntu Developer Blog has announced the milestone today of Ubuntu for phones and tablets passing 100,000 app downloads downloads...

Intel Linux Driver Trying Bay Trail Aggressive Downclocking

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 07:11:06 PM
Intel's Linux open-source crew is toying with aggressive down-clocking for current-generation Bay Trail hardware for greater power-savings and lower heat output...

Enlightenment E19 Alpha 2 Released With Better HiDPI Support

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 06:55:51 PM
The Enlightenment E19 release is one step closer to being officially realized!..

Wayland Is Moving Along Well For Fedora 21

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:47:52 PM
Red Hat's Christian Schaller has provided an update concerning the Wayland display server state with the upcoming Fedora 21 Workstation release...

BFS Scheduler Updated For The Linux 3.15 Kernel

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 01:29:14 PM
Con Kolivas has updated his out-of-tree process scheduler for the Linux kernel...

Testing Btrfs On The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 01:00:24 PM
When running my initial Linux 3.16 file-system tests on an SSD I had to skip over Btrfs due to initial problems with the experimental kernel code. Fortunately, Btrfs has been fixed-up in Linux 3.16 and can now serve for some benchmarking.

ARM's 64-bit Juno Platform Should Be Quite Exciting

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 12:18:56 PM
Announced yesterday by ARM was their Juno development platform as the first "open" development board for 64-bit ARM with its ARMv8 instruction set...

Linux 3.16 Aims To Enable Radeon BAPM By Default

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 10:18:12 PM
A DRM-fixes pull request for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver for the Linux 3.16 kernel is going to enable BAPM by default for some APU systems...