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Systemd Gets An Fsck Daemon/Service

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:38
The newest addition to systemd just a day after landing its new EFI boot manager is systemd-fsckd. This new addition was done by Ubuntu developers...

FlightGear 3.4 Has Performance Improvements, New Aircraft

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 22:27
FlightGear 3.4 was released yesterday as the latest version of this popular open-source flight simulator...

Intel Is Currently The Number One Sponsor Of Linux Kernel Development

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:10
The Linux Foundation has released their annual Linux kernel development report from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit taking place in Santa Rosa, California...

OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:00
For those looking for a very economically priced SSD that's still reliable and from a well known vendor, the OCZ ARC 100 series might be the most tempting drive line-up yet. With the OCZ ARC 100 series, a 256GB SSD costs only $90 USD or a 480GB SSD for $197. Though in this article the OCZ ARC 100 120GB SSD is being tested and it retails for less than $70 USD.

Libinput Patches Add Touchpad Gestures & Wacom Tools

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:59
In getting Wayland's input support ready for prime-time usage and with Fedora 22 switching its X.Org input stack to libinput, Red Hat developers have been very busy getting libinput to reach feature parity with the conventional X.Org input code...

Whoops: FreeBSD's Random Number Generator Has Been Broken For Months

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:37
It was fixed and subsequently reported yesterday that the FreeBSD kernel has been subject to a faulty random number generator for the past four months...

Open-Source ARM Mali T-Series Graphics Move Along

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:31
A few weeks back at FOSDEM was a presentation by Luc Verhaegen on the Tamil Driver, which is focused on bringing open-source graphics driver support to ARM's Mali T-Series and is the successor to his former Lima driver for older Mali graphics hardware...

ARB_pipeline_statistics_query Now Implemented In Mesa

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 15:07
The latest OpenGL extension being implemented within Mesa Git for Mesa 10.6 is the ARB_pipeline_statistics_query extension...

HTTP/2 & HPACK Specifications Approved

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:38
The HTTP/2 and HPACK specifications have been formally approved by the IESG...

Linux 3.20 To Land VirtIO 1.0 Implementation

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 06:29
The next version of the Linux kernel, which will be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, will land VirtIO 1.0 support...

GNOME's Mutter Updated For Latest Wayland Support

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 04:17
For those wishing to experiment with the latest Wayland technologies, short of running the Weston compositor, the bleeding-edge development GNOME stack continues to serve as an excellent alternative with quickly adopting support for new functionality...

HHVM Plans To Integrate LLVM This Year

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 04:04
Coming soon is the HHVM 3.6 release for making PHP even faster and Facebook's Hack derivative even better, but further out into 2015 are even more exciting improvements...

GL_AMD_pinned_memory Lands In Mesa

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 20:00
Support for the GL_AMD_pinned_memory OpenGL extension has landed within Mesa and is implemented for the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers. This patch series also lands the Userptr support for the open-source AMD graphics drivers on the user-space side...

New ARM Platform Support For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 18:46
With the next kernel -- regardless of whether it be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 -- it will contain support for new ARM platforms...

Candidates For The 2015 X.Org Board Elections

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:54
The candidates running for the open seats for the X.Org Foundation Board if Directors has been released...

Vivaldi Browser Decides To Support 32-Bit Linux

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 15:58
When the cross-platform Vivaldi web browser was announced last month it came with same-day Linux binaries, but initially was limited to 64-bit-only. The Vivaldi browser developers have now decided to support 32-bit Linux too...

systemd Lands SD-Boot, Its EFI Boot Manager & Stub Loader

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 15:07
A few weeks ago I wrote how systemd developers were planning to add Gummiboot as a UEFI boot manager to systemd. Now, following the just-released systemd 219, they've gone ahead and added their initial code for providing systemd with a EFI boot manager...

The First Fully-Sandboxed Linux Desktop App Is...

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:53
The GNOME-aligned open-source crew working on sandboxing Linux applications has made progress and they do have their first application sandboxed...

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Released With Enlightenment E19.3

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:37
Version 3.0 of Bodhi Linux is now available, the distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that features a customized Enlightenment E19 desktop...

Kodi 14.2 Helix Beta 1 Works On More Bug Fixing

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:07
The first beta of version 14.2 "Helix" of the software formerly known as XBMC is now available...