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Phoronix Turns 11 Years Old Next Week: How Should We Celebrate?

10 hours 34 min ago
Phoronix.com is turning eleven years old next week! Help plan some exciting content for the Phoronix birthday. Last year was a 60+ graphics card comparison under Linux with open-source drivers, but how can this year be even better?..

Ubuntu Community Council Reaffirms Its Decision Against Kubuntu's Leader

11 hours 54 min ago
Earlier this week a huge fiasco began over the Ubuntu Community Council removing Jonathan Riddell from any leadership position relating to Ubuntu for one year. The Kubuntu Community Council came out in support of Jonathan as have many others from the community, but today the Ubuntu Community Council issued a lengthy statement where they re-affirm they will be sticking by their original decision...

Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Five-Disk Benchmarks On Linux 4.1

11 hours 58 min ago
Earlier this month I posted some Btrfs RAID 0/1 benchmarks on Linux 4.1 as a prelude to some larger Btrfs RAID benchmarks. Today the rest of those results are available with using five disks and testing Btrfs on this newest version of the Linux kernel while testing the RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 levels.

Future Plans For Changing Fedora's Installer

12 hours 39 min ago
Over the last couple weeks there has been an "Anaconda Wishlist" thread occurring on Fedora's desktop mailing list. The thread, and the associated Workstation Working Group meeting, are directed at the future of the Fedora Anaconda Installer...

Confusion Mounts Over Wayland's Actual License

12 hours 55 min ago
It turns out, Wayland's code license may have been slightly incorrect all these years and doesn't comply with the FSF / open-source definition...

GNOME's Mutter Now Supports Drag-n-Drop To/From Wayland & X11

14 hours 12 min ago
This week's GNOME 3.18 development update for the Mutter window manager brought X11 / Wayland clipboard interoperation so that the clipboard contents can be shared across Wayland and X11/X.Org clients. With the latest Git code, there's now drag-and-drop interoperation...

Wine 1.7.44 Works On More 64-bit ARM Support

14 hours 19 min ago
Wine 1.7.44 is out this morning to end out the month of May for the Wine development community...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 Milestone 5 Brings Near Final "Belev" Experience

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 02:36
The fifth development release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 is now available for testing ahead of next week's planned official release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.8-Belev...

For AMD Users, Linux 4.2 Will Bring The New AMDGPU Driver & VCE1 For Radeon

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 23:09
Alex Deucher of AMD has filed his main pull request today for the Radeon DRM driver updates to be integrated in the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel...

Atomic Mode-Setting Still Baking For Samsung's Exynos DRM Driver

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 22:55
Developers working on the open-source Exynos DRM driver for supporting the display block found on Samsung's Exynos ARM SoCs are up to their 9th version of patches for providing atomic mode-setting support...

Ubuntu Phone Update This Month Brings Many Improvements

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 22:39
This month's Ubuntu Phone Update sent over-the-air is bringing a number of new features and improvements for Ubuntu smartphone users over the next few days...

Fedora's "Fedup" To Be Replaced In Fedora 23

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 20:11
Fedup right now is the command for handling in-place Fedora upgrades from release-to-release and it's been around since Fedora 17. However, with the Fedora 23 release due out in late 2015, that utility will likely be replaced with a new version to handle upgrading to new releases...

Android M Should Bring Greater Performance & Efficiency

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 20:00
Google officially unveiled Android M today from their I/O 2015 conference today...

AMD Teases Upcoming Radeon "Fiji" GPU Launch

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:17
Today AMD posted a new video entitled "It's Coming..." to tease their upcoming graphics processor launch...

Dell Makes An Ubuntu Installation Guide, Suggests Users Try It Out

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 16:20
Dell's latest forray with Ubuntu Linux is recommending users on Twitter try out the open-source operating system...

Running Linux On The Intel Compute Stick

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 15:21
The Intel Compute Stick has begun shipping, a tiny device that plugs into any HDMI TV or monitor and turns it into a fully-functioning computer. This low-power PC ships with Windows 8.1 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, though at the moment the Windows version is first to market with the Ubuntu Compute Stick not widely shipping until June. I have an Intel Compute Stick at Phoronix for testing...

AMD Launches The A10-7870K "Godavari" APU

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:05
To no surprise, this morning AMD officially announced the AMD A10-7870K "Godavari" as the new high-end APU...

Linux 4.1 Kernel Benchmarks With An Intel Core i7 IVB System

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:46
Yesterday I ran some fresh tests of Intel Ivy Bridge on the latest Mesa Git code to see if the performance has changed much recently for the slightly-older generation of Intel HD Graphics. Today I've done some similar tests in kernel-space with the Linux 4.1 kernel...

Genode OS 15.05 Brings New Drivers, Architecture Improvements

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:13
The release of the Genode OS 15.05 Operating System Framework is now available and it's quite a sizable release...

Debian 8.1 Jessie Is Being Released Next Weekend

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:03
Debian 8.1 is planned for release on next Saturday...