The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) has made a donation in the range of $50~100k USD to the OpenBSD project.
Emacs is known to be a fully-customizable text-editor that can yield crazy abilities from playing games to emulating vi/vim to being an "OS inside an OS" with Emacs Lisp. The latest feature for Emacs is serving as an X Window Manager.
Next week is the annual SIGGRAPH event happening in Los Angeles.
A few days back I shared some benchmarks of Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia with a video made by Sparkfun. They've also now produced a tutorial for carrying out ARM single board computer benchmarks.
Mozilla has added support for the Pointer Events specification to the newest Firefox Nightly builds.
One month ago marked the public roll-out of the new Phoronix site.
Last week Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was released for Linux after this AAA game premiered for Windows last year. Following its release I ran some Shadow of Mordor Linux benchmarks (and part two). Today are results on the same system when comparing the performance of this game under Ubuntu 15.04 to that of Windows 10 x64 Pro.
While id Software used to be the game company that was very Linux-friendly and always porting their titles over to Linux even when its gaming market was tiny and often overlooked by other game studios, today marks three years since they came out to say Linux hasn't produced positive results and since then haven't released any Linux-native titles as it doesn't "pay the bills" for the level of work involved.
The Ada Initiative, which carries a tag line of "supporting women in open technology and culture", is shutting down in October after four years of being a 501(c)3 non-profit.
The Enlightenment team has announced a major update to their Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.
While Libinput 1.0 was planned to happen around versions 0.13~0.14 of this input handling project for X.Org and Wayland (and Mir coming up too), we're now up to version 0.21, but it looks like 1.0 is finally coming up soon.
Olli Ries of Canonical has published a blog post outlining the various client technologies being worked on for Ubuntu, their roadmap, and the plans for making Ubuntu 16.04 a grand Long Term Support release.
Today marks five years since the announcement of Illumos, the community-based derivative of OpenSolaris to create a fully open-source operating system.
The team behind the long-in-alpha Unvanquished open-source game derived from Tremulous have been working on some engine improvements to make their distant id Tech 3 derived engine applicable to other open-source game projects.
AMD has published the initial patches for supporting the "Fiji" GPU with HBM memory, a.k.a. the new Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards, by the open-source "AMDGPU" Linux driver stack.
In the comments to this morning's article about the Steam Linux survey numbers for last month it was pointed out that as of last week there is a Linux-exclusive title currently on Steam.
Beyond last week's Debian GNU/Hurd vs. GNU/Linux comparison, another set of updated benchmarks sought by some Phoronix Premium members have been a fresh cross-desktop environment comparison when running various games / OpenGL benchmarks across desktops / window managers.
NVIDIA this morning released their first public Linux driver beta in the 355.xx series, and it's quite an exciting update!
While LLVMpipe isn't intended for much more than a software fallback for modern Linux desktops and as an aid for debugging Mesa/Gallium3D drivers using a hardware-neutral driver, it can be interesting once in a while running benchmarks on this software driver.
With FreeBSD 10.2 coming later this month and that resulting in the PC-BSD 10.2 release, the crew behind this desktop-friendly BSD distribution have released their Lumina Desktop v0.8.6.
As laid out by the plans last month, GCC 5 has become the default compiler within the Debian "Unstable" archive.
The July 2015 Steam Survey results are now available! Back in June the Steam Linux usage was falling further but how did Linux gaming perform in July?
The fifth weekly test version of the Linux 4.2 kernel is now available.
Today marks two years since the start of the Wine 1.7 development series. While it's been two years of doing bi-weekly development releases, there's no sign of Wine 1.8.0 being ready for release in the near future.
The AMDGPU scheduler patches published this week show more AMD developers involved than once was for the open-source AMD Linux driver stack.
DisplayLink's line of USB display adapters is known to be Linux-friendly and backed by open-source support, but this is only for their USB 2.0 devices. Fortunately, it appears that DisplayLink is finally working on USB 3.0 device support for Linux.
It's been a while since last having anything to report anything on the Pixman rendering library, but the release candidate to Pixman 0.33.2 is now available.
Glen Barber announced the release of FreeBSD 10.2-RC2 today for those wanting to do some weekend BSD testing.
While we knew it was coming given that Mesa core has gone from OpenGL 3.3 compliance to OpenGL 4.1, the commit finally happened this Saturday for making it Mesa 11.0.
Yesterday I delivered benchmarks of Shadow of Mordor on Linux following its native Linux client release this week. In the article today are some more graphics cards benchmarked under this visually amazing game. Shadow of Mordor is quite likely the most GPU-demanding game out right now for Linux/SteamOS.
July was a very exciting month for Linux and open-source enthusiasts. There was a ton of activity that in the middle of summer yielded 290 original news postings (almost ten per day!) and 30 featured-length articles/reviews.
CUPS 2.1 Release Candidate 1 was released yesterday as the newest test version of this open-source printing system supported by Apple. With this new release comes basic support for 3D printers.