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Trying To Run The Intel Core i7 5775C On Linux

A few days ago I received the Intel Core i7 5775C for Linux testing, one of the first Broadwell desktop/socketed chips featuring Iris 6200 graphics. In the days since, I've been trying to test it under Linux.
6 Hours Ago - Intel - Problems So Far - 14 Comments

VirtualBox 5.0 RC3 Brings VMM Fixes, Takes Care Of Some KDE DnD Problems

The third release candidate is available today for the long overdue VirtualBox 5.0.
9 Hours Ago - Virtualization - VirtualBox 5.0 RC3 - 5 Comments

Ubuntu Is Finally Fixing Its Annoying GRUB Setting

An annoying setting of Ubuntu's GRUB configuration is going to be finally addressed in Ubuntu 15.10 and will be addressed in current Ubuntu releases via a stable release update.
11 Hours Ago - Ubuntu - Ubuntu 15.10 - 11 Comments

Firefox 39.0 Brings New Features, HTML5 Changes

Firefox 39.0 is available this morning before the 4th of July weekend holiday in the US.
09:15 AM EDT - Mozilla - Firefox 39 - 21 Comments

OPNsense 15.7 Released As Fork Of Pfsense

As a fork of pfSense, the OPNsense project that's a FreeBSD-based open-source firewall distribution did its first production-ready release this week.
08:19 AM EDT - BSD - OPNsense - 1 Comment

2 July

The Less-Powerful Intel Compute Stick With Ubuntu Will Soon Ship

Canonical confirmed today that the Intel Compute Stick preloaded with Ubuntu will go on sale next week at $110.
04:49 PM EDT - Intel - Intel Compute Stick Ubuntu - 17 Comments

Kodi 15.0 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

The first release candidate for Kodi 15 has arrived.
02:49 PM EDT - Multimedia - Kodi 15 - Add A Comment

6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

With the Linux 4.1 kernel having recently been released, I decided to conduct a fresh round of file-system comparisons on this new kernel using a solid-state drive. The file-systems tested in this article were the in-tree EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 file-systems while a follow-up article will take a look at the out-of-tree contenders like Reiser4 and ZFS atop Linux 4.1.
12:40 PM EDT - Software - 13 Comments

Fedora 23: Python 3 Default Approved; Netizen Spin Rejected

At this week's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee they evaluated the latest batch of proposed features for Fedora 23.
11:57 AM EDT - Fedora - Fedora 23 Changes - Add A Comment

GNOME Shell & Mutter Just Landed More Wayland Improvements

GNOME Shell and Mutter didn't see new 3.17.3 releases for last week's GNOME 3.17.3 development release, but today they've released the new package versions.
10:00 AM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 3.17.3 Shell / Mutter - 7 Comments

Ubuntu MATE Announces A Partnership With A PC Hardware Vendor

Ubuntu MATE, the spin of Ubuntu that ships with the popular fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment, has announced a hardware partnership in shipping their distribution pre-loaded on a "free software friendly and 100% blobless Linux driver" PC.
09:15 AM EDT - Ubuntu - Ubuntu MATE - 6 Comments

Linux 4, GCC v. Clang & Vulkan Were Among The Hot Stories So Far This Year

Now being half-way through the year, here's a look back at the most popular open-source/Linux news so far this year. There's been a lot of interesting events and releases happening so far in 2015 with Phoronix having published 1,577 original news stories (an average of nine per day) and 98 Linux hardware reviews / featured-length articles.
08:49 AM EDT - Free Software - Open-Source News - Add A Comment

FUSE Starts Working On Scalability Improvements With Linux 4.2

Yet another exciting change coming with Linux 4.2 is the start of scalability improvements for FUSE, the implementation allowing for File-Systems in User-Space.
08:05 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - File-Systems In User-Space - 2 Comments

Steam Linux Usage Continued Falling In June

With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Survey results for hardware/software information of their gaming customers. Sadly, this is yet another month with the Linux usage continuing to erode.
07:53 AM EDT - Gaming - Steam Linux Freefall - 59 Comments

Blender 2.75 Released With AMD OpenCL Support, Multi-View/Stereo 3D Pipeline

The huge release of the open-source Blender v2.75 3D modeling software is now available for all supported platforms.
07:37 AM EDT - Free Software - Blender 2.75 - 8 Comments

1 July

Radeon & AMDGPU DRM Fixes Queue Up For Linux 4.2

While the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window isn't yet over, AMD developers already have amassed a collection of fixes for the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers following the big DRM pull.
10:09 PM EDT - AMD - AMD Linux Fixes - 9 Comments

KDE Applications 15.04.3 Fixes Bugs

Hot off the release of KDE Plasma 5.3.2, the KDE development community has announced the release of Applications 15.04.3.
06:28 PM EDT - KDE - KDE Applications - 1 Comment

Benchmarks Of 54 Different Intel/AMD Linux Systems

Last month for the Phoronix 11th birthday we ran Benchmarks Of 45 Linux Systems From Atoms, Athlons and Phenoms To Xeons. This week in celebrating 200,000 benchmark results in our LinuxBenchmarking.com test lab, I ran another large comparison against the latest spectrum of hardware/software in the automated performance test lab.
05:15 PM EDT - Hardware - Test Lab - 13 Comments

Linux 4.2 Bringing Support For ARCv2, HS38 CPU Cores

The ARC architecture updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel have landed.
02:03 PM EDT - Hardware - Linux 4.2 ARC - 1 Comment

Libdrm 2.4.62 Is An Important Update For Open-Source GPU Drivers

Libdrm 2.4.62 was released this week as a significant update to this DRM library for interfacing between the kernel DRM drivers and user-space.
12:46 PM EDT - Mesa - libdrm 2.4.62 - 1 Comment

The State of Unity 3D Game Engine, Editor On Linux

After the recent article about the state of the Unity Editor's porting to Linux, the Unity team has put out a more concise post on the company's official blog.
12:34 PM EDT - Gaming - Unity On Linux - 2 Comments

ZFS On Linux Brings Linux 4.1 Support, Fixes

ZFS On Linux, a native port of the ZFS file-system to the Linux kernel via out-of-tree modules, was updated last week.
11:07 AM EDT - Free Software - ZFS On Linux - Add A Comment

OpenSSH 6.9 Released, Prepares For OpenSSH 7.0

OpenSSH 6.9 was released yesterday as the final step before the expected OpenSSH 7.0 release in late July.
10:36 AM EDT - Free Software - OpenSSH - 6 Comments

Old Net Burst Tests, Ubuntu Phone & Assembly x86 Were Popular Topics Last Month

Here are our highlights on Phoronix for the month of June.
10:14 AM EDT - Phoronix - Phoronix June 2015 - 1 Comment

Qt 5.5 Officially Released

After several delays, Qt 5.5 was officially released this morning.
09:19 AM EDT - Qt - Qt 5.5 - 3 Comments

Fedora Is Still Looking For A Diversity Advisor

Back in March there was the announcement of Fedora looking for a diversity advisor as a volunteer position to help promote diversity within this popular Linux distribution. Unfortunately it looks like their initial search didn't yield any suitable applicants so they're back to looking for more people interested in that position.
09:09 AM EDT - Fedora - Volunteer For Diversity - 13 Comments

Global Shortcuts In KDE Plasma Under Wayland

Just on the heels of his last blogpost about four years in porting KDE to Wayland, Martin Gräßlin, the long-time Kwin maintainer, has put out another blog post detailing some of the troubles that he and the KDE crew have encountered in their prepping for Wayland.
08:56 AM EDT - KDE - Global Shortcuts Plasma - 7 Comments

LLVMpipe FP64 Support Knocks Off Some GL4 Extensions

While LLVMpipe tends to be an afterthought in supporting new OpenGL extensions within Mesa/Gallium3D and is in need of some help, David Airlie managed to land some improvements for it today in Mesa by adding support for double-precision floating-points.
08:45 AM EDT - Mesa - OpenGL FP64 - 3 Comments

30 June

Dell Gets An Airplane Mode Switch Driver In Linux 4.2

The latest major pull request for the Linux 4.2 kernel provides the x86 platform driver updates for this next major kernel release.
09:06 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - x86 Platform Drivers - 4 Comments

I Gave Up Waiting On The Water-Cooled Radeon R9 Fury X

One week after the Radeon R9 Fury X launched at $649 USD with an integrated water-cooling solution, the graphics card remains in short supply and it's not clear when exactly this graphics card will better saturate retail channels. At this point, I've shifted my focused to the air-cooled AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics card that will ship in two weeks and be air-cooled while costing $100 less.
08:55 PM EDT - AMD - Radeon R9 Fury Fiji GPU - 31 Comments

NVIDIA Tegra X1 Chromebooks Appear Closer, Support Added To Coreboot

Google engineers have added support for the Tegra X1 "T210" SoC to Coreboot. Additionally, they've added support for the "Smaug" Chromebook to Coreboot that uses this latest-generation NVIDIA Tegra 64-bit SoC.
07:43 PM EDT - Coreboot - Tegra T210 - 12 Comments

PC-BSD 10.2 Gets Ready For Release, 11.0-CURRENT For Testing

The PC-BSD development team today announced their 10.2 pre-release, which continues to be derived from FreeBSD. Additionally they've also announced new 11.0-CURRENT images for those wishing to get a look ahead at FreeBSD/PC-BSD 11.0.
02:48 PM EDT - BSD - PC-BSD 10.2 / 11.0 - Add A Comment

Pinos Is For Linux Video What PulseAudio Is For Audio

Just a few hours after writing about some new Linux video project dubbed "PulseVideo", Pinos was announced as a new initiative by Fedora Workstation for improving Linux video support.
02:39 PM EDT - Fedora - Fedora Workstation Pinos - 88 Comments

Crossing 200,000 Benchmark Results Posted On LinuxBenchmarking.com

Today we crossed the threshold of having carried out 200,000 benchmarks from our basement server farm of various Linux upstream projects (Linux kernel, GCC, Clang, Mesa, etc) and published on LinuxBenchmarking.com. As of writing this article, 203,425 benchmarks have successfully completed with a few thousand tests being carried out per day in our fully-automated test lab.
01:07 PM EDT - Phoronix - 200k+ - 3 Comments

New Mesa Vec4 Backend For Intel, Supports Their NIR Goals

Eduardo Lima Mitev of Igalia last week published a new vec4 back-end based on NIR for the Mesa i965 DRI driver. This work is part of implementing a NIR to Vec4 pass in order to allow using NIR for everything.
12:32 PM EDT - Intel - NIR Vec4 Support - 2 Comments

"PulseVideo" Coming To Complement PulseAudio?

It seems there's an announcement imminent concerning some sort of "PulseVideo" project that likely is the PulseAudio equivalent for video.
11:02 AM EDT - GNOME - PulseVideo - 70 Comments

Premium Users Now Can Experience Our New Site

For Phoronix Premium visitors accessing our website today, you're now the first with access to the brand new Phoronix.com web design that's been almost entirely redesigned from scratch and supports a converged desktop/tablet/smartphone experience.
10:36 AM EDT - Phoronix - New Phoronix Design - 33 Comments

XFS Will Get DAX Support In The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Dave Chinner sent in his XFS file-system pull request today as the last of the high-profile file-system updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window.
09:45 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - XFS DAX Linux 4.2 - 2 Comments

X.Org Server Lands More Mode-Setting/GLAMOR Improvements, But No Sign Of 1.18

More features have landed within the mainline X.Org Server code-base in Git, but unfortunately it seems the 1.18 release is misaligned and isn't going on as originally discussed.
09:14 AM EDT - X.Org - xorg-server 1.18 - 1 Comment

"Veyron Shark" Is The Latest Motherboard Added To Coreboot

The latest "Veyron" motherboard being added to the open-source Coreboot codebase is Shark.
08:55 AM EDT - Coreboot - Veyron Shark - Add A Comment

Linux Mint 17.2 Officially Released With Cinnamon/MATE Flavors

Just a few short weeks after the Rafaela 17.2 RCs, Linux Mint 17.2 has been officially released this morning in the form of the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins.
08:40 AM EDT - Operating Systems - Linux Mint 17.2 - 1 Comment

Fedora For MIPS Is Now Out In Testing, Supports The Creator CI20

In cooperation with Imagination Technologies, the first Fedora image for the MIPS architecture is now out in testing.
08:18 AM EDT - Fedora - Creator CI20 - Add A Comment

KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Shutdown Scripts, Few Dozen Other Bugs

The latest monthly point release to Plasma 5.3 is now available by the KDE crew.
08:05 AM EDT - KDE - KDE Plasma 5.3 - Add A Comment

29 June

KDE Marks Four Years In Its Process Of Porting To Wayland

KDE KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin made a blog post today commemorating the four years that he's been focusing on getting Wayland support up and running natively with the KWin window manager / compositor.
11:48 PM EDT - KDE - KDE Wayland - 10 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion" Pays Tribute To Mandrake

With Mandriva having been liquidated (allegedly due to employee lawsuits), OpenMandriva is paying tribute to it -- and its precursor, Mandrake -- with their new point release.
07:39 PM EDT - Operating Systems - OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 - Add A Comment

Btrfs In Linux 4.2 Brings Quota Updates, Many Fixes

Adding to the already lengthy list of new features for Linux 4.2 is the Btrfs file-system updates that were sent in today by Facebook's Chris Mason.
07:24 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - Btrfs File-System For Linux 4.2 - 8 Comments

Latest Rumor Pegs Microsoft Wanting To Buy AMD

Following the recent report that AMD is exploring splitting itself up or potentially selling off business units, there's now a rumor out there that Microsoft has set its sights on AMD.
04:49 PM EDT - AMD - Run For The Hills - 58 Comments

The Next-Gen Phoronix Site Experience Is Almost Ready

The long overdue overhaul of the Phoronix.com site layout is almost complete... It will begin rolling out in beta in the days ahead. With this new site will come a brand new appearance along with a first-rate mobile experience.
01:39 PM EDT - Phoronix - New Phoronix Site - 20 Comments

How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful

One of the most often voiced complaints about Open Source Software is that it tends to be "ugly" or otherwise aesthetically uninspired. A few years ago a few people in the KDE camp came together and created, what they hoped, would be a solution to that problem: The KDE Visual Design Group.
11:10 AM EDT - Software - 37 Comments

Exciting Features Merged So Far For The Linux 4.2 Kernel

With week one of two having passed for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window, here's a look at some of the exciting new features and changes that landed in the first week.
10:20 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - Linux 4.2 Features So Far - Add A Comment

Mesa 10.6.1 Brings A Bug-Fix For Dota 2 Reborn

Mesa 10.6.1 was released today as the first point release to Mesa 10.6.
09:48 AM EDT - Mesa - Dota 2 Reborn - 5 Comments

DragonFlyBSD 4.2 Released: Brings Improved Graphics & New Compiler

DragonFlyBSD 4.2 was released this morning as the next major release to this popular BSD operating system. For end-users there are a lot of notable changes with this update.
09:20 AM EDT - BSD - DragonFlyBSD 4.2 - 6 Comments

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