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A New Video Has Us Real Excited About The New UT For Linux

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:50
Epic Games has posted another video about their upcoming free Unreal Tournament game that is natively supporting Linux...

CoreOS Experiences Its First Stable Release

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 20:32
CoreOS, the lightweight Linux distribution designed for clustered deployments and depends upon utilization of Docker/LXC software containers, has experienced its first stable release...

GNOME 3.13.4 Continues Working On Wayland & More

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:01
Javier Jardón announced the GNOME 3.13.4 release this morning in time for some weekend testing of this GNOME 3.14 development version...

Wine 1.7.23 Has Initial Support For 64-bit Android Builds

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 17:56
The latest bi-weekly development release of Wine has some semi-interesting features in store for those habitually updating their Wine installs for running Windows programs on Linux...

Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:00
As the second part of our Linux graphics testing this week after a Radeon R600/RadeonSI performance update with the Linux 3.16 kernel and Mesa 10.3-devel are some comparative numbers that include Intel's Haswell HD Graphics and various NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on the Nouveau driver.

FreeBSD Developing A New Automounter, Other Features

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:45
The FreeBSD project has issued their latest quarterly status report that covers activities for the open-source operating system made between April and June of 2014...

Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:25
The Guix package manager that's designed to be a purely-functional package manager for GNU with an emphasis on being dependable, hackable, and liberating is out with its latest release...

X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:11
For the better part of a year, the X.Org Foundation has been evaluating a possible merger with SPI. That work is still ongoing and could be put up for a vote in the weeks ahead...

Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working!

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:20
After renewed pressure on open-source AMD 3D support not working, it seems they've finally managed to get the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards working on the open-source Linux driver between some updated GPU microcode and kernel driver changes...

KDE Developers Continue Working Toward Wayland Support

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 05:04
KDE's Sebastian Kügler has provided an update regarding KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 support for Wayland as an alternative to running on an X11/X.Org Server...

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Released

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 04:01
The first stable point release update to the Long Term Support Ubuntu 14.04 is now available...

Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:48
Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM...

Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:28
After more than a half-year in development and working on tens of thousands of lines of code, Pkg 1.3.0 has been released by FreeBSD developers...

GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:03
GOG.com has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today...

Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed By Three Weeks

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:50
Due to many of the Fedora 21 changes/features not being ready in time, the release schedule has been pushed back by three weeks...

Mono Begins To Focus On Performance, Assembles A Team

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:41
Miguel de Icaza shared that they're assembling a "Mono Performance Team" at Xamarin for accelerating the performance of Mono...

IPv6 Improvements Hit NetworkManager

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:24
While NetworkManager has already supported the IPv6 protocol for some months now, several IPv6-related improvements were pushed to its code-base on Wednesday...

Oracle Linux 7 Released Today As Its RHEL7 Clone

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 03:43
In case you didn't hear already, Oracle announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 as the latest version of its Linux OS cloned from the open-source Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 code-base...

AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:00
As the first part of an upcoming series of tests benchmarking the latest open-source and closed-source Linux graphics drivers for AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce hardware, here's some benchmark results for several recent Radeon GPUs when tested on the current Git version of the Linux 3.16 kernel and a recent Mesa 10.3-devel snapshot.

Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:40
While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't fully rode the Linux gaming wave with there still being very few games powered by this visually stunning engine that has supported Linux for many years, they are at least finding commercial success in other areas -- namely around simulation and industrial licenses. One of the company's recent endeavors is with a driving simulator...