While Steam Machines began shipping a few weeks ago, so far it hasn't made much of a dent into Steam's Windows market-share.
Genode OS 15.11 has been released and it continues making progress as being a day-to-day desktop OS.
A lot of new code was pushed into X.Org Server Git today.
Developers on GUPC, the GNU UPC project for extending GCC to support the Unified Parallel C language dialect, are hoping they can get their code merged for GCC 6.
Today marks the end-of-life for Fedora 21, the project's first release under the Fedora.Next initiative.
Adobe has announced they'll be renaming Flash To Animate CC.
The open-source community working on OpenMW as an engine re-implementation of Elderscrolls III: Morrowind have announced the release of OpenMW v0.37.
The first batch of Intel DRM graphics driver changes targeting the Linux 4.5 kernel have landed into DRM-Next.
It's been a while since the last Warsow game release, but that changed yesterday with the release of the Warsow 2.0 open-source first person shooter release.
November was another particularly exciting month for open-source and Linux advocates with a lot of exciting news and other announcements.
It's coming a few days late, but Mesa 11.1 Release Candidate 2 was officially released today.
Today marks the surprise release of Enlightenment 0.20! The E20 development cycle has taken more than a year and saw more than 1,890 patches merged.
A Phoronix reader pointed out an interesting slide deck that's gone relatively unnoticed up until now about a game developer "Hacking GCN via OpenGL" for allowing some interesting possibilities.
It's been several months since talking about blivet-gui as a Fedora-focused UI for Linux storage management while with Fedora 23 is now blivet-gui v1.0 and other post-1.0 progress is also being made.
The LLVM project has announced they've developed a new ELF linker by rewriting the ELF support within LLVM's LLD.
The latest extra benchmarks done this weekend as thanks to those Phoronix readers taking advantage of our holiday premium deal are some fresh OS X vs. Linux benchmarks. As it's been a while since last running any cross-OS comparison benchmarks between Apple and Linux distributions, I've started running a fresh comparison using OS X 10.11.1 "El Capitan" and the initial Linux distribution for reference is Fedora 23.
Olimex Ltd is hoping to make it possible to sell a Do-It-Yourself laptop powered by a 64-bit ARM SoC.
FreeType 2.6.2 was released this weekend as the newest version of this widely-used, open-source library for text/font rendering.
After failing to build working kernels for the past few weeks, the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA is finally offering working daily Linux kernel builds.
Thanks to work by Red Hat's David Airlie, the R600 Gallium3D driver is very close to having OpenGL tessellation support, which will then allow this pre-GCN AMD open-source driver to expose OpenGL 4.1 compliance.
The developers behind the Deepin Linux distribution announced their 15 Alpha 2 release this weekend, which they've tagged "a different Deepin for you."
If you are wanting to buy an AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce graphics card this holiday season, here is a fresh round-up of thirteen different graphics cards using the latest AMD/NVIDIA drivers. Beyond just running several Linux OpenGL game tests -- including some Steam tests -- these results also have the performance-per-dollar benchmark results computed too for finding the best value for 1080p Linux gaming this season.
Today is the last day (30 November) for taking advantage of the Phoronix Premium Black Friday deal that yields a savings of nearly 30% to utilize our service ad-free, viewing multi-page articles on a single page, and more.
Linus Torvalds has continued his Sunday evening tradition of releasing new Linux kernel test builds: meet Linux 4.4-rc3.
Ubuntu's Mir display server has gained support for the KHR_fence_sync EGL extension in order to eliminate some cases of graphics corruption.
The latest Linux benchmarks I ran this weekend in welcoming the new Phoronix Premium subscribers participating in our Black Friday deal are some MacBook Air benchmarks on Fedora 21, Fedora 22, and Fedora 23.
When recently buying the Intel Pentium G4400, a ~$60 Skylake dual-core processor, for Linux testing I was also looking for a Skylake motherboard that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. The motherboard I ended up pairing for this Pentium G4400 in the test lab was the Gigabyte GA-H110M-A, a micro-ATX board using Intel's H110 chipset.
The latest monthly ISO for the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux distribution is now available.
On Friday I posted benchmarks showing Nouveau's re-clocked performance relative to NVIDIA's proprietary driver for showing the performance potential of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 600/700 series with the performance state code there beginning to work. That article was followed by AMDGPU driver tests on Linux 4.4 against Catalyst for the newest AMD GPU tech that uses this newer Direct Rendering Manager driver. The third test now is comparing the Radeon DRM performance on Linux 4.4 against AMD's binary blob when using older AMD GCN GPUs as well as a Northern Islands GPU for reference.
As a follow up to What Sub-$500 Laptops Are You Most Interested In For Linux?, one of them has been chosen so far and will satisfy the many from the dozens of comments wanting to see an AMD Carrizo laptop tested under Linux.
It's been nearly one year since last talking about LZHAM, the lossless data compression codec designed by a former Valve developer and has been showing great potential -- particularly by game developers for compressing assets. While LZHAM news has been quiet, Rich Geldreich has still been hard at work on advancing open-source lossless compression.
With GCC 6 feature development now over I decided to run some benchmarks comparing GCC 5.2.0 against GCC 6.0.0 (the 20151124 snapshot) on an Intel Haswell-E Xeon system running Ubuntu.
The Thecus N4310 is a small business oriented Linux NAS (Network Attached Storage) device that makes it easy to setup an EXT4-based RAID storage environment with encryption support. The Thecus web-based software makes it easy to take full advantage of the NAS with features such as BitTorrent support, media streaming for iOS/Android, and more.
For those with some spare x86 tablet/mobile hardware around, a new test build of Android-x86 is out in the wild.
It was one year ago today that the first systems were commissioned and producing results for our daily performance tracking efforts for showcasing different possibilities with Phoromatic and the Phoronix Test Suite.
It's been a year and a half since the original KDE Frameworks 5 release and more KDE applications continue to be ported over to this modern framework alongside Qt5. The latest to be ported over is KTorrent.
For the past many years the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA has generally been a reliable, quick, and easy manner of getting new mainline Linux kernel builds and to have the latest Git kernel fresh every morning. However, as of late, the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel PPA has been letting me down and I'm looking at setting up my own kernel build system for the community and also extend that to include some extra graphics patches, etc.
Days after celebrating the project's 20th birthday, GIMP 2.9.2 has been released as the latest development snapshot towards the GIMP 2.10 image editor.
The Pentium G4400 is currently the cheapest available Skylake socketed processor with a retail price of under $70 USD. Curious about the performance for this dual-core Skylake CPU, I decided to buy one for some Linux benchmarking at Phoronix for looking at the dual-core Skylake performance and the HD Graphics 510 capabilities.
As it's been a while since last playing with Intel's Beignet project, the open-source effort to allow OpenCL compute capabilities on HD/Iris Graphics under Linux, I decided to try it out on an Ubuntu 15.10 system this weekend with a Skylake processor.