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FreeBSD Developers Arguing Over Their New Code of Conduct

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:49
The latest drama in the FreeBSD world are over differing views with the project's new code of conduct...

AMD Had Another Tough Quarter; It's Still Hard Finding A Radeon R9 Fury

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:38
AMD reported their 2015 second quarter results yesterday. As expected, they didn't look good...

Jolla Finds A Device Partner In India

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:15
Recently there was the news about Jolla splitting up and focusing on Sailfish OS licensing. Yesterday it's been announced that they've landed a device partner in India for expanding their presence in that booming region for mobile users...

QEMU 2.4-rc1 Brings More Fixes

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:05
A new release candidate came out yesterday for QEMU 2.4, the next release of this important piece to open-source Linux virtualization. With QEMU 2.4 comes several new features...

Shashlik: A New Way To Run Android Apps On Linux

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 20:03
Shashlik is an "Android Simulated Environment" to serve as a launcher for running Android applications on a conventional GNU/Linux distribution...

LLVM 3.6.2 Released With AMD GPU, OpenCL Fixes

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 19:07
While LLVM 3.7 is coming for release at the end of August, LLVM 3.6.2 is available as of today for being the newest stable point release...

Riding The Latest Linux Kernel & Mesa Is Great For Intel's Braswell

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:08
Last month I wrote about the latest Linux kernel yielding better performance for Intel Bay Trail hardware. Those gains also carry over to Intel's newest Braswell SoCs. Here are some tests with the newest Linux kernel and Mesa Git code when using the new Intel Braswell NUC with Celeron N3050.

Skylake SoC Support Added To Coreboot

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:44
Intel has contributed Skylake SoC support to Coreboot...

SPI Has Published Their 2015 Annual Report With A Look At Debian, Arch Financials

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:29
Software in the Public Interest (SPI), the organization that represents the finances for Arch Linux, Debian,, and other countless other free software projects, has published their annual report that offers a glimpse into the financials of these open projects...

GCC 5.2 Officially Released

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:42
GCC 5.2 was officially released this morning as the second stable update of the GCC 5 series...

GStreamer VA-API 0.6 Adds H.265 Encode/Decode

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 14:34
Version 0.6 of the GStreamer VA-API plug-ins is now available. These GStreamer plug-ins expose video encode/decode for GStreamer that's backed by VA-API on supported graphics hardware/drivers...

Vivaldi TP4 Brings UI Customizations, Better HiDPI

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:56
For those interested in the Vivaldi closed-source, cross-platform web browser, the fourth technical preview release is now available...

Python 3.5 Is Hitting Ubuntu 15.10 Very Soon

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:51
As part of Ubuntu's Python 3 plans, Python 3.5 is now hitting the Ubuntu Wily archive for Ubuntu 15.10...

Libinput 0.20 Brings Touchpad Gestures

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:35
Libinput 0.20 was released last night and it's a big update with initial support for touchpad gestures...

Intel Iris Pro 6200 Graphics Are A Dream Come True For Open-Source Linux Fans

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 20:00
The Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 (GT3e) as the fastest Broadwell GPU boasting an eDRAM cache and 48 execution units is a dream for open-source fans. Backed by a fully open-source Linux graphics driver, the Iris Pro Graphics 6200 found on the socketed Core i7 5775C is a dream come true that can compete with mid-range Radeon graphics cards on their open-source driver.

EXT3 File-System Driver To Be Removed From The Linux Kernel

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:29
With the EXT4 file-system having been stable for years as an evolutionary upgrade to EXT3, the EXT4 module supporting mounting EXT3 file-systems, and most (all?) Linux distributions having switched to EXT4 by default, there's now patches for removing the EXT3 file-system driver from the Linux kernel...

Intel's Braswell NUC Trips On Fedora 22 But Runs Fine On Ubuntu 15.04

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 16:09
This week I started testing Intel's new NUC5CPYH NUC as the first device with a Braswell SoC (not to be confused with Broadwell). The tests are progressing but the out-of-the-box experience hasn't been one of the best for Intel...

PC-BSD Releases Lumina Desktop 0.8.5

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 15:00
The PC-BSD crew has released version 0.8.5 of their Lumina desktop...

Ubuntu Phone OTA-5 Brings New Features

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 14:51
Canonical has been readying OTA-5 as the next over-the-air update to Ubuntu Phone users...

PHP 7.0 Beta 1 Brings Better Performance, New Language Features

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 14:14
The first beta of the upcoming PHP 7 was released a few days ago. PHP 7.0 Beta 1 marks the point that this major update to PHP is feature-complete...