Facebook is hiring another Linux kernel engineer to join its growing kernel team. The goal for the new employee will be to make "the Linux kernel network stack to rival or exceed that of FreeBSD" and carry out other improvements to the Linux network stack.
GNOME Tracker 1.4 Gets Its First Point Release with Dozens of Improvements and Fixes
Martyn Russell, the developer of the Tracker semantic data storage software for desktop and mobile devices used by default on the GNOME desktop environment, announced the release of the first maintenance version for Tracker 1.4.
blackPanther OS 14.1 (Walking Dead) Unleashed Worldwide, Download Now - Video
The development team behind a very old GNU/Linux operating system, blackPanther OS, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of version 14.1 of their 13-year old distribution, dubbed Walking Dead.
Benchmarking Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 vs. GNU/Linux
After a reminder this week from a Phoronix Premium member about some fresh Debian GNU/Hurd benchmarks, here are some fresh results comparing this version of Debian with the Hurd kernel instead of the Linux kernel. The results for this comparison are done against Debian GNU/Linux Wheezy. For those unfamiliar, Debian GNU/Hurd is the GNU user-land but running atop Hurd -- similar to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD being powered by the FreeBSD kernel. On the topic of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, I'll probably run a fresh kFreeBSD vs. Linux comparison again soon.
Andalusia revamps its free software desktop
The government of Spain’s Andalusia has revamped its free and open source desktop, aimed to become the region’s standard configuration for workstations and laptops. The overhaul focussed on IT management, system integration, support and system scalability. The new standard corporate desktop, GECOS - Guadalinex Escritorio COrporativo eStandar, is designed to handle tens of thousands of workstations.
Ubuntu Touch Might Receive Hotfixes Before OTA-6, Major GCC 5 Transition in Effect
On the last day on July, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report about the work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers for the mobile operating system used in the popular Ubuntu phones devices.
MKVToolNix Review - Powerful Tool to Split, Merge, and Convert MKV Files
MKVToolNix is a set of tools that can be used on MKV files, which is a video format that grows ever more present in our daily lives. The application falls into a very crowded niche, and there is not much competition for it. Nonetheless, it's a useful app, and it would be nice to take a closer look at it.
Samsung to release first Tizen Smartphone in Egypt by early 2016
Interesting news. Egypt is said to be looking at releasing their first Tizen-powered smartphones in the Egyptian markets at the beginning of 2016. That Information is according to Samsung’s IT and Mobile Product Manager, Raafat Khalil said Tuesday. Could this hail the release of the Samsung Z1 or the upcoming Samsung Z3?