For some quick benchmarks to start off another week of open-source and Linux benchmarking at Phoronix are new results comparing the Linux 3.13-rc7 kernel against the latest stable 3.11/3.12 kernels: 3.11.10 and 3.12.6, respectively. These benchmarks were done from the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32 Intel ultrabook that's been featured in several Phoronix articles in recent weeks.
Today, January 5, 2014, we are happy to announce that Arch Linux 2014.01.05 is now available for download via our website (see the link at the end of the article), a release that includes the latest stable upstream Linux kernel (3.12.6), all the updates that were released in December 2013, as well as various improvements and updated translations.
LINUX has bloomed over the last few years into a modern, stable, secure and user-friendly operating system that can go head-to-head with any of its commercial counterparts, but you wouldn’t know it from a visit to a typical PC retailer in the Philippines.
Lenovo on Sunday rolled out an Android all-in-one home computer designed to be a living room multimedia PC. Should Android-powered PCs do well it would further disrupt the PC market and splinter the operating system selection a bit more.
Google and a number of automakers are planning to bring Android to cars with the launch of a new group called the Open Automotive Alliance. The alliance consists of Google, GM, Honda, Audi, Hyundai, and chipmaker Nvidia, and will focus on bringing the successful mobile operating system to in-car entertainment systems "in a way that is purpose built for cars." The first cars with Android integration are planned for launch by the end of 2014.
While DNF isn't the default package manager on Fedora Linux installations until at least Fedora 22, there's still many mixed reservations about this intended replacement to Yum.
A new RAID library is under development for the mainline Linux kernel that supports up to six parities.
This focused on using the Raspberry Pi as an educational device, to learn about the hardware, operating system and programming (by the way, for those who are interested in this aspect, there is an excellent new post on the Raspberry Pi site about Mathematica and the Wolfram Language).