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The GNU Linux Libre 3.16 Kernel Is Christened By Freedo

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:36
The Linux 3.16 kernel was released a few days ago with some awesome features while those wishing to run this kernel in an ultra-free mode without support for closed-source firmware blobs or the ability to load non-free kernel modules, the GNU Linux-libre 3.16 release is available...

Mozilla Firefox On Wayland Is Progressing

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:21
Collabora remains interested in seeing Mozilla's Firefox web-browser with Gecko layout engine on Wayland...

Knoppix 7.4 Plays With Systemd & Compiz

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:46
Knoppix, one of the longest standing Live CD/DVD/USB Linux distributions based off Debian, is out with a new update...

The Wacom Input Driver Gets Enhanced With Linux 3.17

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:23
The input subsystem pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.17 merge window...

Rockchip Publishes A DRM Driver For Their SoCs

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:48
Separate from the new DRM driver to be found in Linux 3.17 that was written about earlier, there's another new DRM driver published this week that has yet to hit the mainline Linux kernel...

Linux 3.17 DRM Pull Brings New Graphics Driver

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:39
David Airlie of Red Hat has sent in his major feature pull request for the Linux 3.17 merge window. This DRM subsystem update does introduce a new DRM driver, but there isn't any changes for Nouveau as part of this change set...

LowRISC: Trying To Bring Fully Open Hardware In A High Risk World

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:31
LowRISC is a new venture that's "open to the core" with a goal of producing fully open hardware systems...

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Released

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 02:02
The fifth point release to the two year old Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is now available...

Out-Of-Tree "BLD" Kernel Scheduler Updated

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:21
The Barbershop Load Distribution scheduler was announced back in 2012 while being announced today is a rare update to BLD...

Many Intel DRM Changes Abound For Linux 3.17

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:11
The Intel DRM graphics driver will feature its usual large amount of changes with the in-development Linux 3.17 kernel...

Fedora 21 Will Likely Ship With The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:52
Josh Boyer of the Fedora kernel team spoke today at the Flock conference in Prague...

ACPI 5.1, ACPI On ARM Are Among The Power Management Updates For Linux 3.17

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:10
The generally interesting ACPI and power management pull request was sent in for the Linux 3.17 merge window...

Linux 3.17 To Drop Old POWER Processor Support

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:02
Should you be still running any PowerPC hardware older than 2001, the support is being dropped with the Linux 3.17 kernel merge window...

Broadcom VC4 Gallium3D Driver Soon To Merge Into Mesa

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:17
The Broadcom VC4 Gallium3D driver, which provides the open-source user-space component to an OpenGL driver for the Raspberry Pi, will soon likely be added to mainline Mesa...

KDE Ships First Update To Frameworks 5

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:03
KDE has shipped their first update to KDE Frameworks 5...

Facebook Is Hiring To Make Linux Networking Better Than FreeBSD

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:38
Facebook is hiring another Linux kernel engineer to join its growing kernel team. The goal for the new employee will be to make "the Linux kernel network stack to rival or exceed that of FreeBSD" and carry out other improvements to the Linux network stack...

NVIDIA 343 Linux Driver Improves EGL Support, Fixes Many Bugs

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 20:36
NVIDIA today has announced their first beta Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD driver release in the 343.xx driver series. As expected, this release drops pre-Fermi hardware support from the Linux mainline driver code-base...

The State Of Wayland For Fedora 21

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 18:17
Matthias Clasen of Red Hat shared a status update about Wayland on Fedora 21 today, the first day of this year's Flock conference...

Perf-Per-Watt: Catalyst vs. Radeon Gallium3D

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:29
In continuing of yesterday's tests of comparing the OpenGL performance of the latest Radeon Gallium3D and Catalyst drivers with an array of AMD Radeon HD/Rx graphics cards, here's some complementary data including the performance-per-Watt and overall system power consumption for a few of the different AMD GPUs of recent generations...

Input Drivers Get Renewed For Linux 3.17

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:16
The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window...