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Linux 4.1 Will Improve AMD Bulldozer's ASLR Entropy Issue

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:47
The Linux 4.1 kernel will improve AMD's ASLR workaround for Bulldozer processors in order to increase randomization...

GNU Linux-libre 4.0 Kernel Updates Nouveau Deblobbing

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:30
Just hours after Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0 kernel, the GNU Linux-Libre 4.0 kernel was released by the Free Software Foundation of Latin America...

An Extensive Look At The Changes Of GCC 5

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:06
GCC developer Honza Hubička has written a lengthy blog post about the features coming up for GCC 5, what will be initially released as GCC 5.1 in the next two weeks...

Khronos Group Publishes SPIR-V Revision 30

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:40
The Khronos Group has published the 30th revision of SPIR-V, the intermediate representation at the heart of the new Vulkan graphics API and OpenCL 2.1 compute API...

GCC 5.1 Release Candidate Now Available

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 03:20
A short time after branching GCC 5 and initiating GCC 6.0 development, the first GCC 5.1 Release Candidate has surfaced in marking the big GCC 5...

Linux 4.0 Kernel Released

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:18
Linus Torvalds went ahead and released the Linux 4.0 kernel today as expected...

GCC 5 Is Branched, GCC 6.0 Enters Development

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 21:11
GCC 5 is expected to be released this month and it's now a step closer to making its debut. Mainline GCC is now also marked for GCC 6.0 development...

Arch-Based Antergos Sees Updated Install Media With GNOME 3.16

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 18:40
The crew behind the Arch Linux derived Antergos operating system have updated their official installation media...

Linux 4.0 SSD EXT4 / Btrfs / XFS / F2FS Benchmarks

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 17:00
A few days ago I ran some fresh hard drive file-system benchmarks on Linux 4.0 and today those results are being complemented by the solid-state drive results. Tested on the SSD were the popular EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS file-systems.

Linux 4.0 Might Be Released Today With Its Numerous New Features

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 15:38
Linux 4.0 might be officially released before the day is through...

Intel's Mesa Driver Isn't Yet Ready For Double-Precision Floating-Point Types

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 14:30
Those paying attention to the mailing list may have seen the patches yesterday that surfaced from an independent developer for implementing ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 with Intel's graphics driver for Gen 7+ hardware. Unfortunately, it was too good to be true...

Ubuntu For Phones Lands Its New Calculator

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 14:19
For those of you running Ubuntu Touch/Phone, once updating your default calculator app you'll be presented by the brand new "calculator reboot" app...

R600g SB Now Supports Geometry Shaders

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:55
For those running older Radeon graphics cards with the R600 Gallium3D graphics driver, an important update landed in Mesa 10.6-devel Git this past week...

GnuPG 2.1.3 Adds New Features

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:42
A new version of the modern GnuPG was released on Saturday by Werner Koch...

KDE Frameworks 5.9 Adds ModemManagerQt

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 19:05
KDE Frameworks 5.9.0 was released on Friday as the newest version of the KDE libraries that complement Qt 5...

Elementary OS 0.3 "Freya" Now Available

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 18:06
Version 0.3 of Elementary OS, which is codenamed Freya, is now available after being under development for more than one year...

Encryption Support For EXT4

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 16:12
Ted Ts'o at Google has implemented EXT4 encryption support that will likely be baked into the next Android "M" release and is being worked toward for mainline inclusion in the upstream Linux kernel...

Intel Mesa Driver Starts Using NIR By Default For Fragment Shaders

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 15:34
Intel's i965 Mesa driver has begun using the NIR intermediate representation by default when dealing with fragment shaders...

New Google Boards Added To Coreboot

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 14:31
There's some new Google motherboards added to upstream Coreboot...

Valve Is Giving Out Their Steam Linux Games To Mesa Developers

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:13
Last year Valve made all of their games free to Debian developers as a thank you since SteamOS is based on Debian. Now Valve is giving out their collection of all current and future games to open-source Mesa developers...