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Tux3 File-System Works Out Faster Fsync Support

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Daniel Phillips has worked out faster fsync support within Tux3, the promising open-source file-system that continues to be developed outside of the mainline kernel.

EXT4 maintainer Ted Ts'o previously doubted Tux3 capabilities when it came to a fast and reliable fsync, but Phillips has managed to prove him wrong with the latest async Tux3 fsync code.

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Linux Kernel 4.0.1 Officially Released, It's Now the Most Advanced Version Available

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The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.0.1, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman, which is the first update for the most advanced available branch.

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Tiniest mini-PC with a quad-core ARM SoC and 4GB RAM?

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The diminutive CuBox-i 4X4 mini-PC’s embedded electronics consist of SolidRun’s 30 x 47mm MicroSOM computer-on-module (shown below), plugged into a tiny, 2 x 2-inch carrier board. The MicroSOM also serves as the core of the company’s $40 Linux-ready Hummingboard SBC.

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Chakra GNU/Linux Invites Users to Test the KDE Plasma 5.3 Desktop Environment

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Chakra Linux developers announced plans for switching to the recently released KDE Plasma 5.3 as the default desktop environment in their Arch Linux-based computer operating systems, replacing the KDE4 interface that is currently used in the rolling-release distribution.

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darktable 1.6.6 Open Source RAW Image Editor Now Available for Download

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Linux

The development team behind darktable, an open source RAW image editor for GNU/Linux and OS X operating systems, announced the immediate availability for download of darktable 1.6.6.

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Cavium adds OpenWRT support to Octeon III

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Cavium announced OpenWRT Linux support for its Octeon III CN70/71XX SoCs, first available on a reference board and an Itus Networks “Shield” appliance.

Cavium’s 64-bit MIPS, 28nm-fabricated Octeon III system-on-chips, including the newer, lower-end CN70XX and CN71XX models, run high-end, commercial, carrier-grade Linux distributions like Cavium’s own MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition or Intel’s Wind River Carrier Grade Linux. That’s overkill for many of the home/SMB networking devices that use the single- or dual-core CN70XX or the dual- to quad-core CN71XX SoCs. Now Cavium is supporting these two lower-end Octeon III families with the lightweight, networking-focused OpenWRT Linux distribution.

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AMD Radeon R9 290 OpenGL On Ubuntu 15.04: Catalyst vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D

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While I've posted some new AMD OpenGL benchmarks on Ubuntu 15.04 since last week's release of the Vivid Vervet, the Radeon R9 290 wasn't tested since at that time this Hawaii graphics card was busy on other Phoronix test systems. However, due to the interest level in seeing some fresh Ubuntu 15.04 numbers for the Radeon R9 290 series, here's some numbers.

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Also: GTX 750 Maxwell Acceleration Starts Working On Nouveau With Linux 4.1

Samsung’s 4K SUHD Smart Tizen TV

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The Samsung Smart TV revolution is upon us, and Samsung promises to redefine your viewing experience with television. We now have curved screens that feel more natural to watch as we see the world in a non-linear way, so why should we watch TV on a flat screen?

Samsung Tizen TV offers some great image quality and promises to be able to become the Smart hub of your Smart home, allowing you to control peripheral devices from the comfort of your armchair.

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Tiny Core 6.2 RC2 Is Now Ready for Download and Testing

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Robert Shingledecker has announced the immediate availability of Tiny Core 6.2 RC2 Linux operating system, one of the smallest full operating systems available right now.

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Deepin 2014.3 Is a Top Contender for the Most Beautiful OS in the World

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deepin, a Linux distribution the offers users with a unique, stable, fast, safe, and user-friendly desktop experience based on the latest HTML5 technologies, has been upgraded to version 2014.3 and numerous improvements have been made.

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    Now that KDE Plasma 5.3 was released this week, KDE developers are starting to plan out and work on the new material intended for KDE Plasma 5.4.
  • Interview with Wolthera
    My name is Wolthera, I am 25, studied Game Design and currently studying Humanities, because I want to become a better game designer, and I hope to make games in the future as a job. I also draw comics, though nothing has been published yet. [...] After I played a lot with MyPaint, I heard from people that Krita 2.4 was the shit. When I went to the website at the time (which is the one before the one before the current) it just looked alien and strange, and worse: there was no Windows version, so I couldn’t even try it out. So I spent a few more years having fun with MyPaint alone, but eventually I got tired of its brush engine and wanted to try something more rough. When I checked Krita again, it had two things: a new, considerably more coherent website (the one before this one) and a Windows build. Around that time it was still super unstable and it didn’t work with my tablet. But MyPaint also had tablet problems, so I had no qualms about dual booting to Linux and trying it out there.
  • GSoC with KDE
    So, my project is titled: Better Tooling for Baloo. Let me begin by explaining what Baloo is. According to its wiki page it is "Baloo is a metadata and search framework by KDE." What exactly does it mean? Baloo is responsible for providing full text search capabilities to KDE applications. It doesn't end there it also provides searching on basis of metadata of various types of files. To acomplish this it indexes file contents and metadata using various plugins ,called extractors, to handle different types of files. It then exposes the data it has indexed with the help of various API's. So thats a very high level view of how it works. Now, my project, as the title states will provide better tools for Baloo. These tools will mainly be:

Open Source Neutrino 32-bit Miniature Arduino Zero (video)

Arduino makers, developers and hobbyists that have been searching for a development board that is smaller than the Arduino Zero, are sure to be interested in the Neutrino that has been created by Rabid Prototypes. Read more Also: KADE miniConsole+ Open Source Retro Game Controller Connector (video)