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The State Of PackageKit, AppStream, & Listaller

Matthias Klumpp has written about the current state of PackageKit, AppStream, and Listaller for cross-Linux distribution package management and installation.
12 May 2013 - PackageKit - 25 Comments

DRM Moves Ahead With HTML5 Specification

The W3C has decided to go ahead and publish the first public draft of the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a form of Digital Rights Management for HTML5.
11 May 2013 - DRM HTML5 - 111 Comments

FreeType 2.4.12 Features New CFF Engine

Last week Adobe open-sourced their CFF rasterizer engine -- in conjunction with Google -- for use by FreeType. Now FreeType 2.4.12 has been released to ship these CFF font improvements.
10 May 2013 - FreeType - 14 Comments

OpenNebula 4.0 Improves The Open-Source Cloud

OpenNebula 4.0 "Eagle" has been released as the latest major release of this popular, open-source cloud computing system.
9 May 2013 - OpenNebula 4.0

Blender 2.67 Brings Freestyle Rendering

The open-source 3D modelling software Blender has a new release out this afternoon and it brings with it some prominent changes.
7 May 2013 - Blender - 4 Comments

Cinnamon 1.8 Desktop Adds In New Features

Cinnamon, the popular GNOME Shell fork developed by the Linux Mint crew, has released a major update to their software stack.
6 May 2013 - Cinnamon 1.8 - 5 Comments

Audio Drivers Updated For The Linux 3.10 Kernel

The sound subsystem for the Linux kernel with the numerous hardware audio drivers have been updated for Linux 3.10.
3 May 2013 - Linux 3.10 - 3 Comments

phpMyAdmin 4.0 Release Kills Off The Tables

phpMyAdmin, the popular browser-based software for MySQL database administration, has hit a significant milestone with the release of phpMyAdmin 4.0.0.
3 May 2013 - phpMyAdmin 4.0 - 3 Comments

DRM Pull Request Submitted For Linux 3.10 Kernel

The DRM graphics driver pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.10 kernel.
3 May 2013 - DRM Pull - 3 Comments

Adobe Open-Sources CFF Rasterizer For FreeType

Adobe has open-sourced their advanced CFF rasterizer for the FreeType project. This Adobe contribution, along with the support of Google, will improve FreeType font rendering on Linux and other platforms.
2 May 2013 - Adobe - 21 Comments

OpenWrt 12.09 Brings Wireless Improvements

The popular Linux distribution for routers and other wireless/network devices, OpenWrt, has been christened by a new version. OpenWrt 12.09 "Attitude Adjustment" brings with it many new features.
30 April 2013 - OpenWrt - 4 Comments

Lightworks Linux Beta Is Finally Public

After years of waiting, there is finally a publicly available beta of the Lightworks high-end non-linear video editing software.
30 April 2013 - Lightworks Linux - 68 Comments

GDB 7.6 Supports AArch64 Linux, New Features

Version 7.6 of GDB, the GNU Debugger, has been released and with it comes support for new debugging targets and a whole lot more.
28 April 2013 - Debugging

Blender 2.67 Nears With New Features

A new release candidate build of version 2.67 for the Blender modelling software is now available. The Blender 2.67 update will be introducing several new features.
27 April 2013 - Blender 2.67 - 6 Comments

The Good & Bad Of Btrfs In A Production World

A web hosting company has publicly shared their thoughts on the Btrfs file-system for Linux. While often discussed as the next-generation Linux file-system, Btrfs isn't fully baked for use in a production world quite yet.
26 April 2013 - Not Yet Baked - 13 Comments

NGINX 1.4 Supports SPDY, Gunzip Filter

Version 1.4.0 of the lightweight open-source nginx web-server has been released with several new features.
24 April 2013 - NGINX

Benchmarks Of The New ZFS On Linux: EXT4 Wins

At the end of March was a new release of ZFS On Linux, a kernel module implementation of the ZFS file-system for Linux, and it was declared ZFS On Linux is now ready for wide-scale deployments. With this release (ZOL/SPL v0.6.1), new benchmarks are being done to compare ZFS to popular Linux file-systems. In this article is a brief preview against EXT4.
18 April 2013 - ZFS On Linux - 53 Comments

Tuning Btrfs vs. F2FS, EXT4, XFS File-Systems

When earlier this week delivering Btrfs benchmarks with various mount options for tuning the next-generation Linux file-system, some Linux users were hoping to see other file-systems tossed into the test mix too for reference. Here's those numbers.
13 April 2013 - Btrfs Benchmarks - 19 Comments

ALSA 1.0.27 Released With Audio Improvements

Version 1.0.27 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) has been released for Linux desktop users worldwide.
12 April 2013 - ALSA 1.0.27 - 6 Comments

Benchmarking PHP 5.5 Beta 3: Not Too Much Over 5.4

PHP 5.5 Beta 3 was released today wotj a few bug-fixes and other minor changes. To complement the PHP benchmarks earlier this week, here are some benchmarks of the forthcoming PHP 5.5.
11 April 2013 - PHP 5.5 - 1 Comment

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