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A commercial company has opened up their Linux driver that is based upon their SSD (Solid-State Drive) caching software product. This code is designed to use SSDs as cache devices for traditional rotating hard drives. This new SSD caching driver is based upon Facebook's Flashcache.
13 January 2013 - SSD Caching Drive - 8 Comments
Snowshoe is a new open-source project that's a cross-platform web-browser built atop the Qt5 tool-kit and relies upon WebKit2 for its rendering engine. However, its multiple user-interfaces is what distinguishes Snowshoe from many of the other open-source web-browsers.
11 January 2013 - Snowshow - 24 Comments
Etnaviv is a new open-source project for building a user-space graphics driver for controlling the Vivante GPUs found in some ARM SoCs. The ultimate goal is to create a new Mesa/Gallium3D driver for this graphics core.
11 January 2013 - Etnaviv - 1 Comment
Lightworks, the professional non-linear video editing software that has been talked about for years as coming to Linux, is re-opening its Linux Alpha program to solicit additional testing.
10 January 2013 - Lightworks Alpha - 10 Comments
Here's some information about the C++11 usage within the recently released Qt 5.0 tool-kit.
5 January 2013 - C++11 Qt5 - 4 Comments
The Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of Cassandra. Version 1.2 of the Cassandra big data "NoSQL" distributed database introduces several new features to the open-source project.
2 January 2013 - Apache Cassandra - 6 Comments
To succeed the feature-rich Git 1.8 release, Git 1.8.1 was released on New Year's Eve with a few new features.
1 January 2013 - Git 1.8.1
Version 0.4.0 of the Simon open-source speech recognition system has been released. This release, which represents years of development, brings many improvements.
1 January 2013 - Simon 0.4.0 - 3 Comments
While at the start of every year there's always individuals making predictions about "the year of the Linux desktop", for 2013 at least it looks like it will actually be the year of gaming on Linux. Everything is coming together quite nicely to make 2013 the most exciting year ever for Linux gaming.
29 December 2012 - Linux Gaming - 16 Comments
FreeDOS, the open-source DOS operating system, is still alive and seeing activity around the GPL-licensed project though the FreeDOS SVN code repository hasn't seen any activity in nearly one year.
29 December 2012 - FreeDOS - 16 Comments
Broadway, the HTML5 back-end for GTK3 that allows GTK applications to be rendered within a modern web-browser and served via a server, now has support for initiating multiple processes. The Broadway multi-process support is similar to running an X11 Server session with multiple windows.
27 December 2012 - Woohoo - 20 Comments
MorphOS, the Amiga-compatible PowerPC operating system, is still being experimented with on PowerPC hardware. The latest effort out of the MorphOS camp is to make the operating system work on the IBM PowerPC G5.
27 December 2012 - PowerPC G5 - 24 Comments
LibreOffice 4.0 Beta 2 was recently released as the final beta ahead of the major 4.0 release for this leading open-source office suite.
26 December 2012 - Open-Source Office - 22 Comments
Version 2.17 of the GNU C Library, glibc, was released on Christmas. This major update introduces AArch64 (64-bit ARM) architecture support and other new functionality.
26 December 2012 - GNU C Library
For those interested in cryptography, BLAKE2 has been announced as a new alternative for MD5 and SHA-2/3 algorithms. The benefits of BLAKE2 is better security than MD5 while being higher performance in software.
24 December 2012 - BLAKE2 - 11 Comments
Awesome, the dynamic X window manager written in C and Lua that started off as a fork of dwm, is out with its version 3.5 "Last Christmas" release.
24 December 2012 - Awesome - 2 Comments
ADA, the 32-year-old programming language, had its latest 2012 version approved by the ISO this week.
22 December 2012 - ADA 2012 - 5 Comments
In commemorating the end of the Mayan calendar, here's a look at the most popular Linux stories that have been published on Phoronix since its inception in 2004.
21 December 2012 - 2012 Linux - 2 Comments
The PureDarwin operating system project is out with a new release. PureDarwin attempts to make Apple's Darwin open-source base operating system for Mac OS X more usable to users.
20 December 2012 - PureDarwin - 9 Comments
For ending out the year, Opera 12.12 has been released as the latest version of the popular cross-platform Norwegian web-browser.
18 December 2012 - Norwegian Browser - 6 Comments
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