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KDE 4.14 Release Schedule Published

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:46
The release schedule for KDE 4.14 has been published while KDE developers are still deciding whether this will be the last Qt4-based release or if there will be a KDE 4.15. The last KDE 4.xx release though will turn into a long-term support release...

GCC 4.9.0 Released, Brings Many Compiler Features

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:32
Jakub Jelinek on behalf of all the GNU Compiler Collection developers associated with the Free Software Foundation, has announced the official release of the GCC 4.9 compiler...

OpenSSL Forked By OpenBSD Into LibreSSL

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:03
Following the fallout from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, OpenBSD developers have decided to fork the OpenSSL code-base to create LibreSSL...

GNOME Has Big Plans For Its Maps Application

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:49
GNOME Maps began development during the GNOME 3.10 cycle and going ahead for GNOME 3.14 and beyond are some ambitious plans to make this open-source OpenStreetMap-powered JavaScript application more like Google Maps in its abilities...

Clang Fights GCC On AMD's Athlon AM1 APU With Jaguar Cores

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 07:00
A few days ago I did my latest benchmarks of GCC vs. LLVM/Clang and that was using an Intel Core i7 4770K "Haswell" processor. The tables have now turned and in this article are GCC vs. LLVM Clang benchmarks of the AMD Athlon 5350 APU with four Jaguar CPU cores.

D-Link DCS-2330L HD Wireless Network Camera

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 05:00
For those in need of an outdoor-ready HD wireless network camera for added security for your home but that isn't dependent upon any Windows (or non-Linux-compatible) application software for viewing and managing the device, meet the D-Link DCS-2330L.

NVIDIA Will Soon Probably Introduce OpenCL 1.2 Linux Support

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:50
It looks like NVIDIA is finally preparing to support OpenCL 1.2 within their NVIDIA Linux graphics driver...

Google Is Financing A Lot Of Great Open-Source Work This Summer

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 22:00
Google just announced their list of accepted student projects for this year's Google Summer of Code. After going through all of the projects on the list for the different upstream open-source projects involved, there's a ton of improvements to be worked on by students this summer and financed by Google. This is perhaps the most exciting Google Summer of Code ever...

AMD Catalyst 14.4 Brings Full OpenGL 4.4 Support To Linux

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:36
AMD has kicked off a new week by releasing the Catalyst 14.4 release candidate for Linux. The big items with this release include R9 295X GPU support and full support for OpenGL 4.4...

X.Org, Mesa, Wayland Have Interesting Summer Projects

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 21:13
Google has published today their list of accepted student proposals for various open-source organizations to work on this summer... The X.Org Foundation work, which includes work to Mesa and Wayland, has seven projects to be tackled...

GNOME Developer Adds Tablet Support To Wayland's Libinput

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:44
The libinput library that's a generic means of handling Linux input devices so the support can be standardized and shared amongst other Wayland compositors and other possible "clients", now has patches for tablet support...

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS vs. Oracle Linux vs. CentOS vs. openSUSE

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:05
Since last week's release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS we have been busy benchmarking Ubuntu 14.04 in a variety of configurations. Already some of the Ubuntu "Trusty Tahr" benchmarks we have done recently include 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 benchmarks, a 20-way graphics card comparison, server benchmarks, and results in many other articles. We are in the process of doing a larger, server/enterprise-oriented Linux distribution. More distributions are still being tested, but to get a new week of benchmarking started at Phoronix, here are some results of Ubuntu Linux, Oracle Linux, CentOS, and openSUSE.

Linux Foundation Shares More Details Of LinuxCon Chicago

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:26
At the end of August in Chicago will be the Linux Foundation's LinuxCon and CloudOpen at the Sheraton Chicago...

Cross-Desktop Collaboration During FreeDesktop Summit 2014

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:40
Taking place earlier this month in Nürnberg at the SUSE office was the 2014 FreeDesktop Summit where members of GNOME, KDE, Unity, and LXDE-Qt desktops collaborated over joint topics important to the success of the Linux desktop in a cross-desktop world...

EmScripten Merges Its Speedy "Fastcomp" Backend

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:54
EmScripten, the innovative project for turning C++ code into JavaScript that can be run within web-browsers, has merged its brand new LLVM compiler back-end that is faster and also yields other benefits...

Nuclear Dawn Update Has Full Linux Support

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:47
Nuclear Dawn, the post-apocalyptic first-person RTS hybrid video game powered by Valve's Source Engine, is now out of beta on Linux -- two years after the game was formally released for Windows gamers...

Gigabyte AM1M-S2H

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:00
The Gigabyte AM1M-S2H motherboard is an AMD AM1/FS1b motherboard that's sized for micro-ATX enclosures, offers a fine set of budget features, and costs just over $30 USD.

Oracle Linux 6.5 vs. Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta Benchmarks

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 02:38
Released earlier this month was the first beta of Oracle Linux 7.0, Oracle's spin of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 development source-code. With some days having passed we've now had the time to take Oracle Linux 7.0 Beta 1 for a test drive and see how the performance compares to Oracle Linux 6.5...

Easter Yields The Linux 3.15-rc2 Kernel Release

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 20:06
Linus Torvalds just tagged the 3.15-rc2 kernel a few minutes ago in Git...

The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:49
While we see lots of interesting OpenGL tech demos and graphics benchmarks at Phoronix, a demo we saw this weekend is perhaps the most impressive yet... And the compiled size of the GL4 demo is only 64kb!..