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The Lenovo T450s Is Working Beautifully With Linux

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:40
A couple weeks ago I bought the Lenovo T450s, this is my first laptop-upgrade in about three years and I have to say... I am so glad that I did upgrade. Over the last two weeks I've been using the T450s as my daily-driver and its been working almost perfectly under Fedora Linux.

LibreOffice 4.5 Bumped To Become LibreOffice 5.0

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 15:00
While we've been looking forward to the new features of LibreOffice 4.5 as the leading open-source office suite, version 4.5 is no more. The next version of LO is now going to be LibreOffice 5.0...

ACPI/PM For Linux 4.1: Airmont, HiSilicon ACPU, Broadwell Server Additions

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:43
Rafael Wysocki of Intel sent in the ACPI and power management updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel. As usual, there's a lot of new code part of this big pull request...

Qt 5.5 Beta Is Closer With Today's Snapshot

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:56
Qt 5.5 is a very exciting release for new features and functionality being added to this open-source toolkit, but it's continuing in the Qt5 tradition of running behind schedule...

Linux Audio Is Being Further Modernized With The 4.1 Kernel

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:43
Takashi Iwai sent in his sound driver updates for Linux 4.1, which includes major modernization with the standard bus for ALSA in the sequencer core and HD-audio code...

KDE Applications 15.04 Adds Kdenlive & KDE Telepathy

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:55
Just a day after the KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta release is the availability of KDE Applications 15.04.0...

GNU Hurd 0.6 Released Brings Clean-Ups & Fixes

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 00:50
Version 0.6 of GNU Hurd was released today. Before getting too excited about GNU Hurd, it's still bound to x86 32-bit and doesn't offer any compelling new features...

The Massive Linux Benchmarking Setup Is Chugging Along

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:38
It's going on one month now that our massive new server/benchmarking Linux and open-source benchmarking farm has been operational. So far things are going great and continuing to churn out a lot of performance data for the very latest Git code of the Linux kernel, Mesa, LLVM/Clang, and other projects on a daily basis...

The NVIDIA GTX 750 Will Finally Run Easy With Acceleration On Linux 4.1

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 19:14
While the GeForce GTX 900 series are in garbage shape with the open-source driver, Nouveau on Linux 4.1 does bring some improvements for the original Maxwell GeForce GTX 750 series along with the GK20A Tegra K1 graphics processors...

KDBUS Is Taking A Lot Of Heat, Might Be Delayed From Mainline Linux Kernel

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:49
Earlier this week I wrote about how it looked like KDBUS would be included in the Linux 4.1 kernel given the pull request sent to Linus Torvalds by Greg Kroah-Hartman. However, since that pull request, KDBUS is taking a lot of heat and there's calls for it to be postponed from mainlining...

Veyron Danger & Brain Motherboards Now In Coreboot

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:32
As a quick update to the initial Veyron motherboards being added to Coreboot, Google has now added more Veyron boards to mainline Coreboot...

There's Not Yet A Catalyst 15.4 Beta For Linux

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:11
Windows users this week saw the release of an AMD Catalyst 15.4 Beta driver, but if you're looking out for the equivalent Linux build, sadly it has yet to surface...

Xubuntu To Replace Abiword With Parts Of LibreOffice

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:49
Lightweight Ubuntu derivative Xubuntu is planning to replace the Abiword open-source word processor with LibreOffice in Xubuntu 15.10. The Xfce-powered desktop distribution also plans to do away with the GIMP image editor in this next release following Xubuntu 15.04...

Linux 4.1: Full DynTicks For KVM Guests To Become Possible

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:43
While full DynTicks support has been part of the mainline Linux kernel for quite a while, it's now become possible to use it with KVM guest virtual machines...

Nouveau: NVIDIA's New Hardware Is "VERY Open-Source Unfriendly"

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:42
While NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 900 series is dominating for Linux gamers with excellent performance with their $1000+ GPU as well as great Linux OpenGL/OpenCL performance out of their lower-cost GPUs with excellent power efficiency, that's only when using the proprietary driver... NVIDIA's newer GTX 900 / Maxwell hardware is less open-source friendly than their previous generations of hardware...

eBPF Programs Can Attach To KProbes In Linux 4.1

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:16
The (e)BPF in-kernel virtual machine that's been extended to do more than just packet filtering is becoming more useful with the Linux 4.1 development kernel...

Live-Patching Doesn't Change Much In Linux 4.1

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:10
The live kernel patching support was one of the big additions to what became Linux 4.0, but with Linux 4.1 there aren't many improvements to show for the past cycle...

AMD's New "AMDGPU" Kernel DRM Driver Might Finally Be Close

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 13:39
It looks like AMD might finally be close to publishing the code to their new AMDGPU kernel driver that's key to their new unified Linux driver strategy where their open-source stack and Catalyst share a common, open-source kernel driver...

Google Chrome 42 Brings The Push API & Extras

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:30
Google today announced the Chrome/Chromium 42 web-browser reaching the stable channel and with it comes many improvements...

VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 Released

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:09
Just two weeks after VirtualBox 5.0 showed the first signs of life, VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 is now available...