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August Has Been A Super Exciting Month So Far For Linux / Open-Source Users

Just over half-way through August, it's been a particularly exciting month for Linux and open-source fans. From Microsoft bringing PowerShell to Linux, Google working on a new operating system, AMD making open-source driver progress, Fedora 25 going ahead with Wayland by default, and more, there's been excitement for almost everyone this month.

21 August 2016 - August Fun - 5 Comments
POCL Has Been Making Progress On HSA Support

Faithful Phoronix readers should recall POCL as the Portable Computing Language project working to provide an open-source OpenCL implementation that can be run on CPUs and other targets. One of the initiatives being worked on more recently by POCL developers is an HSA driver.

11 June 2016 - POCL HSA Driver - 1 Comment
PHP 5.3 Through PHP 7.1-dev Tests Along With HHVM On Ubuntu 16.04

With preparing for the upcoming release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.4-Hasvik I've been running through my validation tests on all supported versions of PHP going back to PHP 5.3 as well as HHVM. As part of that testing, I've been running my self-hosted tests of the major PHP release series once again up through PHP 7.1-dev. Here are those results if you are curious about some fresh PHP CLI benchmarks.

1 June 2016 - PHP Benchmarks - 2 Comments
OwnCloud Forms A Foundation

While we don't yet know the exact cause of the exodus happening at ownCloud Inc recently, there is a seemingly-related announcement that today the company has setup the ownCloud Foundation.

31 May 2016 - OwnCloud Foundation - 7 Comments

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