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FreeBSD on Beagle Bone Black, HAMMER2, and LLVM

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BSD

Phoronix on Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Fedora News, Red Hat's Shares

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Red Hat

Android Leftovers

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Android

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux Driver

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Now that Linux 4.2 is set to be released today, out on the horizon we have to look forward to Linux 4.3 kernel. Set to be merged into Linux 4.3 will be in the initial open-source AMD driver code for supporting the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. This open-source Fury support is the focus of our testing today with it being the first time powering up this Fiji GPU outside of Catalyst.

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Linux 4.2 is out

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Linux

So judging by how little happened this week, it wouldn't have been a
mistake to release 4.2 last week after all, but hey, there's certainly
a few fixes here, and it's not like delaying 4.2 for a week should
have caused any problems either.

So here it is, and the merge window for 4.3 is now open. I already
have a few pending early pull requests, but as usual I'll start
processing them tomorrow and give the release some time to actually
sit.

The shortlog from rc8 is tiny, and appended. The patch is pretty tiny too.

Go get it,

Linus

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Manjaro-Fluxbox 0.8.13.1 released

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GNU
Linux

Manjaro-Fluxbox aims to be light, fast and resource friendly, yet at the same time complete and ready to use for all typical everyday office- and multimedia-needs. The applications are easily accessible from the native right click menu with detachable submenus aswell as from the appealing docklike launcher wbar on the side or by easily configurable keyboard shortcuts. This edition features the beautiful and extraordinarily versatile icon-theme AwOken (coloured, white and dark). Install media are available with both init systems Systemd or OpenRC.

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Which Android phone Will Take The Crown For The Best Smartphone Of 2015?

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Android

Ascertaining the best Android phones for 2015 is a tough task primarily because of the huge number of measurability critirea that are needed to gauge that. It has to be first ascertained whether the list would include only high-end phones or would also include low-end (but feature-rich) phones. As per an IDC report, Google Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android phones would constitute 80% of the smartphone market by 2020 due to the platform being the most popular for smartphone vendors who do not want to go through the labor of making their own operating systems.

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Shotcut Review - A Powerful and Free Video Editor for Linux Users

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Reviews

Shotcut is a video editor that aims to offer a clear interface and a powerful set of tools. It's definitely not the application you would expect. It's far more complex than it lets on at first sight, and it has a steep learning curve.

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GDB 7.10 released

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GNU

GDB 7.10 released!

Release 7.10 of GDB, the GNU Debugger, is now available via anonymous
FTP. GDB is a source-level debugger for Ada, C, C++, Objective-C,
Pascal and many other languages. GDB can target (i.e., debug programs
running on) more than a dozen different processor architectures, and GDB
itself can run on most popular GNU/Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows
variants.

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Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 Test 3 Out Now with GNOME 3.16.3 and Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS

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GNU
Linux

The Parsix GNU/Linux Project has just announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the third development milestone towards the Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 (Mumble) operating system.

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$15 Orange Pi PC hacker SBC packs 1.6GHz quad-core SoC

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Android
Linux

Shenzhen Xunlong tipped a $15 “Orange Pi PC” SBC with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, Pi-compatible expansion, HDMI, 100Mbit Ethernet, quad USB, and more.

Late last year and early this year, Shenzhen Xunlong Software introduced a family of open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready “Orange Pi” single board computers. The first two, the $49 Orange Pi and $40 Orange Pi Mini, were built with the Allwinner A20 SoC, featuring a dual-core, 1GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU. They were soon followed by the $59 Orange Pi Plus, based on a new, low cost quad-core, 1.6GHz Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3 SoC, featuring a Mali-400 MP2 GPU.

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Mozilla and Add-ons

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 40.0.3 Brings Bug-Fixes Only
  • Reactions to Mozilla’s announcement about upcoming Firefox add-on changes
  • Mixed Feelings Greet Mozilla's Add-ons Overhaul

    Also new is a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before their deployment. Back in April, Mozilla's security lead Daniel Veditz published The Case for Extension Signing, addressing the volume of feedback their announcement had generated from the developer community. Veditz said the internet browsing experience for tens of thousands of people was being shaped by "third party add-ons in ways they did not choose and that benefit third parties, not the user."

  • Please, God, Don't Let Mozilla Ruin Firefox

    A week ago, Mozilla shed some light on its future, laying out a plan on how the browser is going to dramatically change in the upcoming months. While most of us understood "Chrome extensions were coming to Firefox," it is not as simple as we all thought.

  • The future of Firefox Add-ons - Nope

    Once in a while, I must give my sermons, to help you figure out how things work. Why this is not going to be good for us, the users, and why we must duly prepare, in advance. As it happens, Mozilla does not fully understand the market. It truly does not. When you make decisions based on incorrect data, you are bound to make a disastrous choice. Let's try to amend this, if possible.

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Fedora: The Latest

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Red Hat
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