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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

Facebook's HipHop 2.0 Virtual Machine Is Very Fast

Released last month by Facebook was their open-source HipHOp "HHVM" 2.0 virtual machine. Benchmarks of HHVM at Phoronix show that the code does live up to Facebook's performance claims.
9 April 2013 - HipHop HHVM - 18 Comments

Benchmarking The Performance Of PHP 5.5

With version 5.5 of the common PHP server-side language due for release soon, here's some interesting benchmarks showing off the performance of PHP 5.5 compared to the earlier 5.4, 5.3, and 5.2 releases of this popular scripting language.
8 April 2013 - PHP 5.5 - 1 Comment

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