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SteamOS "Brewmaster" Is Valve's New Debian 8.1 Based Version

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 01:39
Brewmaster is Valve's codename for the next version of SteamOS currently available in a preview state. SteamOS Brewmaster is based on Debian 8.1 stable...

Jonathan Riddell Steps Down From The Kubuntu Council

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:57
The Ubuntu drama last month of the Ubuntu Community Council ordering Jonathan Riddell out of any (K)Ubuntu leadership positions has apparently come to a close. The former Canonical employee who was widely looked at as a leader of Kubuntu has removed his membership from the Kubuntu Council...

Ubuntu Family Does Their 15.10 Alpha 1 Releases

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:48
While Ubuntu itself doesn't participate in the alpha releases but rather focuses upon the quality of their daily ISOs, the opt-in flavors of the Ubuntu family that does do these early development releases have announced their 15.10 Alpha 1s...

GNOME 3.17.3 Released

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:45
Frederic Peters announced the availability today of GNOME 3.17.3...

Attempting To Try Out BCache On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:00
A few days ago I set out to try out BCache on the Linux 4.1 kernel now that this caching feature has matured in the mainline Linux kernel for a while. BCache serves as a cache to the Linux kernel's block layer whereby a solid-state drive (or other faster drive) can serve as a cache to a larger-capacity, traditional rotating hard drive.

Audio Code For Linux 4.2 Has Skylake Attention & Other Improvements

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 16:28
Linux 4.2 has many audio/sound related improvements, including support for newer hardware...

AMD Is Working On A Low-Cost, ARM 64-bit Opteron Development Board

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:16
Some AMD news this week that got me even more excited than the Radeon R9 Fury X launch is word that they are developing a low-cost ARM development board for release later this year. This affordable development board will feature a quad-core AMD Opteron A1100 Series processor...

EXT4 Has Many Cleanups & Fixes For Linux 4.2

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:38
Ted Ts'o has sent in the big batch of EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window...

Intel Adds Basic Broxton Support To Mesa

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:04
Initial support for Intel's Broxton has been added to their Mesa 3D driver...

LM-Sensors 3.4 Brings Hardware Detection & Fan Control Improvements

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:50
It's been a while since last hearing anything out of the LM-Sensor camp, but this morning they have to announced their latest release (v3.4.0)...

Unigine 2.0 Release Candidate Arrives

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:41
The release candidate to the Unigine 2.0 Engine is now available...

Alienware Is Designing Its Own UI Atop Kodi For Windows Gaming Boxes

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:14
It's been revealed that for Alienware's Windows-based SteamMachine-like boxes that their default UI will be a customized user experience built atop the Kodi (formerly XBMC) multimedia software...

Eclipse 4.5 "Mars" Adds Docker Support, Early Java 9 Support

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 01:00
The Mars release (v4.5) of Eclipse is now available as the tenth annual release train. Eclipse Mars brings many new features to this popular, cross-platform integrated development environment...

Dota 2 Reborn Update Has Fixes For Open-Source AMD

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 00:33
Just days after pushing out Dota 2 Reborn for Linux gamers, Valve has released a massive update to this Source Engine 2 game and it includes some driver/rendering fixes...

F2FS Brings Per-File Encryption With Linux 4.2

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:55
Based on the native encryption support added to EXT4 with the Linux 4.1 kernel, Linux 4.2 is bringing encryption support to the F2FS file-system...

NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 20:00
There's another step forward today in NVIDIA's open-source/Linux hardware support! NVIDIA will begin supplying hardware reference headers for the Nouveau DRM driver...

Fedora 23 Looks To Make It Easy To Test Cloud Images

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:33
Yet another feature being worked on for Fedora 23 is to make it easy to test cloud images locally from the Fedora Workstation/Server...

Microsoft Officially Rolls Out Office For Android Phones

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:10
Microsoft today announced the general availability of Word/Excel/PowerPoint for Android phones...

Linux 4.2 Adds New Public Key Encryption API, Jitter RNG

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:00
The latest subsystem update worth commenting on for the Linux 4.2 merge window are the crypto(graphy) updates with this new kernel version...

Linux Vendor Firmware Service Launches

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 14:55
Richard Hughes announced today the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for hardware vendors to be able to upload their firmware files -- thus making them redistributable to fwupd users (such as with Fedora 23+) assuming they comply with the AppStream specification...