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Darksiders Has Been Ported To Linux

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 05:49
Leszek Godlewski of Nordic Games has shared that he's ported the Darksiders game to Linux...

Wine 1.7.22 Tries To Improve Internet Cookies

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 05:44
A new Wine 1.7 development series bi-weekly point release is now available...

While The Future Looks Towards Systemd, Upstart 1.13 Released

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:27
While Ubuntu Linux looks towards switching to systemd in the next year or two, a new version of Upstart has been released with Ubuntu still being dependent upon init daemon software...

LibreSSL Portable Encounters Its First Release

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:11
OpenBSD developers have announced their first release of LibreSSL portable...

Khronos Updates Its OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:43
The Khronos Group this morning released an updated version of the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.2.1 Released With Minor Updates

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:30
One month after the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.2, the first (and only planned) point release to "Khanino" is now available for open-source benchmarking...

NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:48
One of the biggest challenges with the Nouveau open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware in recent times has been with regard to GPU / video memory re-clocking. As a minor step forward, NVIDIA has contributed re-clocking patches for the GK20A graphics processor...

KDE 4.14 Applications & Development Platform Beta Released

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 05:12
The first beta of KDE with new releases for the applications and development platform is now available for the 4.14 release cycle...

AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 23:23
AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD...

NVIDIA Updates Its Linux Legacy Driver For GeForce 6/7 GPUs

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:18
For those still out there running a GeForce 6 or 7 series graphics card, NVIDIA has updated its legacy proprietary 304.xx Unix graphics driver for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems...

CrossOver 13.2.0 Allows Easier Package Installation On Linux

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:06
The latest stable release of CodeWeavers' CrossOver software is now available and it's now more liberal about package installation...

Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:23
CentOS 7.0 was released this week and that came just days after the first alpha of Scientific Linux 7, both of which are based upon last month's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. With these new community-based EL7 releases coming about, it's time for some fresh Enterprise Linux benchmarking and performance monitoring on Phoronix.

More "Mega Driver" Work Merged For Mesa

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:20
More code by Emil Velikov was merged yesterday to push along the Gallium3D Mega Drivers model...

The Beta To The Final Minor Release Of RHEL5 Is Out

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:37
For those still dependent upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the beta to the 5.11 point release is now out, which serves as the last planned revision to RHEL5...

The Witcher 2 Works On Beta Improvements

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:06
Back in May The Witcher 2 was released for Linux but the quality of this Linux game port was extremely bad and problematic for many Linux gamers due to slow performance and other issues. Fortunately, it looks like some of the problems at least may be addressed as a new open beta is beginning for the Linux version of The Witcher 2...

Fedora Gets A Kernel Playground Repository

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 20:26
The latest Fedora Copr repository established provides a "kernel playground" whereby currently out-of-tree and/or experimental kernel features are enabled for developers and enthusiasts to try out...

Firefox Might Finally Be Moving Closer To Better KDE Integration

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:28
For KDE desktop users unhappy with the level of integration with Mozilla's Firefox web browser, the situation might finally be changing...

RealVNC Introduces VNC Wayland Developer Preview

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:00
For nearly one year we've known about RealVNC being interested in Wayland support for their commercial VNC products and last year they proposed a remote access protocol for Wayland. Today, RealVNC has put out a developer preview of its VNC software for Wayland...

Looking Forward To The Future Of KDE Frameworks 5

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:46
While KDE Frameworks 5 was just released this week, there's already new features and functionality sought after for future revisions of this modularized set of next-gen KDE libraries...

There's Now Even LLVM Support For Pascal-86

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:34
The latest programming language that can leverage using LLVM and its plethora of back-ends is Pascal-86, a language most Phoronix readers have probably never even heard of...