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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

DarkTable 1.2 Handles JPEG2000, Profiled Denoising

DarkTable, one of the leading open-source programs for dealing with photography workflow and RAM image handling, has reached version 1.2. DarkTable 1.2 brings with it many features to benefit the open-source photographer.
7 April 2013 - DarkTable - 6 Comments

OpenShot Kicks Up With New Timeline Feature

The OpenShot Video Editor now has a new video/audio timeline that will be introduced in the next version of this popular open-source Linux video application. Here's some details.
5 April 2013 - OpenShot Video Editor - 10 Comments

Opera Will Switch To Blink Engine Too

After it was reported this morning that Mozilla is developing a new web-browser engine (Servo) and then Google is forking WebKit (Blink), Opera has confirmed they too will be using Google's Blink engine fork of WebKit.
3 April 2013 - Opera - 8 Comments

Linux Video Disk Recorder 2.0 Supports HDTV

After a half-decade in development, VDR 2.0 has been released of this open-source video recording and playback software.
3 April 2013 - Linux VDR 2.0 - 5 Comments

More Features Of C++14 Are Covered

C++14 is the next update to the C++ programming language. While only considered a minor update over C++11, it will bring with it several new features.
1 April 2013 - C++14 - 8 Comments

Linux Group Files Complaint With EU Over SecureBoot

The Hispalinux Spanish Linux association has filed a complaint against Microsoft with the European Union over the UEFI SecureBoot.
26 March 2013 - Microsoft - 215 Comments

Enlightenment's Terminal Brings In Fancy Features

Terminology 0.3 has been released, which is the Enlightenment project's own terminal emulator built atop EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Library) components. Terminology is written from scratch and with its v0.3 release it boasts some truly original and innovative features for this terminal emulator. There's embedded support for previewing videos/images and other new inline capabilities.
26 March 2013 - Terminology 0.3 - 25 Comments

Cairo-Dock 3.2 Improves Multi-Screen Support

Cairo-Dock 3.2 has been released and it improves multi-screen support for the animated application launch bar/dock. There's also a new applet and plug-in.
25 March 2013 - Cairo-Dock 3.2 - 4 Comments

GStreamer OpenMAX IL Wrapper 1.0 Released

Collabora has announced the release of their GStreamer OpenMax IL wrapper plug-in for the GStreamer 1.x multimedia framework.
23 March 2013 - GStreamer 1.0 - 5 Comments

PHP 5.5 Beta Brings New Accelerator

The first beta of PHP 5.5 was released, which marks the feature freeze for the scripting language. One major feature to PHP 5.5 is the introduction of the Zend Optimizer+ engine.
22 March 2013 - PHP 5.5 Beta - 12 Comments

SDDM Display Manager Sees Its First Release

Mentioned a few times in recent months on Phoronix has been SDDM, a lightweight Qt/QML-based display manager. The good news now is that the Simple Desktop Display Manager has seen its first official release.
20 March 2013 - SDDM 0.1.0 - 5 Comments

Comparing Qt's QML vs. Enlightenment's EFL

For those developers looking for a technical comparison between Qt's QML against the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), here's a comparison.
19 March 2013 - Comparison - 11 Comments

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