The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, a tool that allows users to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for their Intel graphics hardware, is now at version 1.0.6 and is ready for download.
DebEX KDE Is a Pure Debian 8.1 Based Distro with Linux Kernel 4.1.3 and KDE Plasma 5
Arne Exton, the creator of numerous GNU/Linux and Android-x86-based distributions, was more than happy to inform us earlier today about the immediate availability for download of a new build for its DebEX KDE edition distro.
Midori 0.5.11 Open-Source Web Browser Adds Support for Client Side Decorations
Christian Dywan has announced the immediate availability for download of the eleventh maintenance release of the Midori 0.5 open-source web browser used by default in numerous lightweight GNU/Linux distributions, including elementary OS.
Pro tip: Find business phone numbers faster in Android Lollipop
Say you're in a hurry to phone a local business to either order a pizza, find out their hours, reserve a table... or whatever reason you might need quick access to that business's front desk. In the old days of Android KitKat, you'd have to do a search for the business from Chrome (or Google Now), locate a phone number listed for the business, and then tap the associated number to place the call. Android Lollipop has made that process quite a bit more efficient.
LXLE 14.04.3 Linux Distro Is Now Based on Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS - Screenshot Tour
The LXLE team has announced the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance release of their lightweight and open-source LXLE 14.04 Linux kernel-based operating system built around the LXDE desktop environment.
32/64 bit versions of LXLE 14.04.3 released
Delays, delays. First with SeaMonkey then Lanshop. Still, moving forward with the release of LXLE 14.04.3 OS for both 32 & 64 bit machines. 12.04.5 32 bit has also been updated to reflect the same changes.
Notable new features in this release includes, 'Xautolock' providing a top left hotcorner that invokes the 'WinPick" script which is an expose like utility and finally 'OpenSnap' added true aerosnap with just a simple drag & drop.
Back to school: 5 open source programs for students and teachers
In September 2013, Opensource.com featured a selection of top-shelf software to help students and teachers ease back into the classroom. Like our students, open source learning software has grown up since that time. Let's take a look at a few affordable and stress-free open source software tools to help students and teachers make learning fun and stress-free... the commercial software bullies will be running off the playground in no time.
LLVM Clang 3.7 vs. GCC Compiler Benchmarks On Linux
Originally I was also going to feature some OpenMP benchmarks in this compiler comparison since LLVM/Clang 3.7 now has OpenMP 3.1 support, but with these tests and using the latest LLVM OpenMP library, I was still running into some issues even when setting the appropriate compiler flag. I'm still investigating the issue so for now all of the tests in this article are not using OpenMP.
As a side note, daily LLVM/Clang SVN benchmarks using the daily LLVM APT snapshot repository continue to be done in a fully-automated manner each morning on multiple systems over at LinuxBenchmarking.com.