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6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

6 hours 25 min ago
With the Linux 4.1 kernel having recently been released, I decided to conduct a fresh round of file-system comparisons on this new kernel using a solid-state drive. The file-systems tested in this article were the in-tree EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 file-systems while a follow-up article will take a look at the out-of-tree contenders like Reiser4 and ZFS atop Linux 4.1.

Fedora 23: Python 3 Default Approved; Netizen Spin Rejected

7 hours 8 min ago
At this week's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee they evaluated the latest batch of proposed features for Fedora 23...

GNOME Shell & Mutter Just Landed More Wayland Improvements

9 hours 5 min ago
GNOME Shell and Mutter didn't see new 3.17.3 releases for last week's GNOME 3.17.3 development release, but today they've released the new package versions...

Ubuntu MATE Announces A Partnership With A PC Hardware Vendor

9 hours 50 min ago
Ubuntu MATE, the spin of Ubuntu that ships with the popular fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment, has announced a hardware partnership in shipping their distribution pre-loaded on a "free software friendly and 100% blobless Linux driver" PC...

Linux 4, GCC v. Clang & Vulkan Were Among The Hot Stories So Far This Year

10 hours 16 min ago
Now being half-way through the year, here's a look back at the most popular open-source/Linux news so far this year. There's been a lot of interesting events and releases happening so far in 2015 with Phoronix having published 1,577 original news stories (an average of nine per day) and 98 Linux hardware reviews / featured-length articles...

FUSE Starts Working On Scalability Improvements With Linux 4.2

11 hours 21 sec ago
Yet another exciting change coming with Linux 4.2 is the start of scalability improvements for FUSE, the implementation allowing for File-Systems in User-Space...

Steam Linux Usage Continued Falling In June

11 hours 12 min ago
With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Survey results for hardware/software information of their gaming customers. Sadly, this is yet another month with the Linux usage continuing to erode...

Blender 2.75 Released With AMD OpenCL Support, Multi-View/Stereo 3D Pipeline

11 hours 28 min ago
The huge release of the open-source Blender v2.75 3D modeling software is now available for all supported platforms...

Radeon & AMDGPU DRM Fixes Queue Up For Linux 4.2

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 03:09
While the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window isn't yet over, AMD developers already have amassed a collection of fixes for the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers following the big DRM pull...

KDE Applications 15.04.3 Fixes Bugs

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 23:28
Hot off the release of KDE Plasma 5.3.2, the KDE development community has announced the release of Applications 15.04.3...

Benchmarks Of 54 Different Intel/AMD Linux Systems

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 22:15
Last month for the Phoronix 11th birthday we ran Benchmarks Of 45 Linux Systems From Atoms, Athlons and Phenoms To Xeons. This week in celebrating 200,000 benchmark results in our test lab, I ran another large comparison against the latest spectrum of hardware/software in the automated performance test lab...

Linux 4.2 Bringing Support For ARCv2, HS38 CPU Cores

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 19:03
The ARC architecture updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel have landed...

Libdrm 2.4.62 Is An Important Update For Open-Source GPU Drivers

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:46
Libdrm 2.4.62 was released this week as a significant update to this DRM library for interfacing between the kernel DRM drivers and user-space...

The State of Unity 3D Game Engine, Editor On Linux

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 17:34
After the recent article about the state of the Unity Editor's porting to Linux, the Unity team has put out a more concise post on the company's official blog...

ZFS On Linux Brings Linux 4.1 Support, Fixes

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:07
ZFS On Linux, a native port of the ZFS file-system to the Linux kernel via out-of-tree modules, was updated last week...

OpenSSH 6.9 Released, Prepares For OpenSSH 7.0

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:36
OpenSSH 6.9 was released yesterday as the final step before the expected OpenSSH 7.0 release in late July...

Old Net Burst Tests, Ubuntu Phone & Assembly x86 Were Popular Topics Last Month

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:14
Here are our highlights on Phoronix for the month of June...

Qt 5.5 Officially Released

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:19
After several delays, Qt 5.5 was officially released this morning...

Fedora Is Still Looking For A Diversity Advisor

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:09
Back in March there was the announcement of Fedora looking for a diversity advisor as a volunteer position to help promote diversity within this popular Linux distribution. Unfortunately it looks like their initial search didn't yield any suitable applicants so they're back to looking for more people interested in that position...

Global Shortcuts In KDE Plasma Under Wayland

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 13:56
Just on the heels of his last blogpost about four years in porting KDE to Wayland, Martin Gräßlin, the long-time Kwin maintainer, has put out another blog post detailing some of the troubles that he and the KDE crew have encountered in their prepping for Wayland...