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Samba 4.0 Dances Closer To Release

After a very long and exhausting development process that's been going on since 2003, while simultaneously developing the Samba 3.x series, Samba 4.0 is dancing closer to an official release this year.
26 January 2012 - Samba 4 - 9 Comments

ALSA 1.0.25 Is Out With Many Linux Audio Changes

ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, last saw a major update in February of 2011. That changed this morning when ALSA 1.0.25 was released, which is a big feature release.
25 January 2012 - ALSA - 39 Comments

A New Design For FUSE File-Systems

At SCALE 10x a new FUSE implementation was presented that while still having the file-system in user-space, the kernel component is now responsible for more of the work.
23 January 2012 - Caching - 1 Comment

NTFS-3G Sees Major Update w/ Faster Compression

Tuxera has released a new community version of their NTFS-3G FUSE file-system implementation. This release packs some new features.
22 January 2012 - NTFS On Linux - 10 Comments

MPlayer2 Is Still Being Actively Developed

MPlayer2 -- a fork of the popular MPlayer open-source project that's added on several new features -- has been quiet for a few months but is still being actively developed.
22 January 2012 - MPlayer Fork - 4 Comments

Plans For X.Org, Wayland At FOSDEM 2012 Are Drawn

Besides formally announcing an open-source, reverse-engineered ARM graphics driver, there's lots of pother interesting X.Org / Wayland related talks happening in two weeks at FOSDEM 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.
22 January 2012 - FOSDEM - 2 Comments

Darktable For Open-Source Photography

For those less than impressed by Corel releasing some professional-grade Linux photography software earlier this month, Adobe still not providing native Linux clients for their popular applications, and haven't been fond of the major open-source photography programs out there, you may want to try out Darktable.
21 January 2012 - Open-Source - 3 Comments

SCALE 10x Kicks Off Today In Los Angeles

The 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo formally begins today in Los Angeles. Here's a preview.
21 January 2012 - SCALE 10x

UEFI Secure Boot Still A Big Problem For Linux

Matthew Garrett has provided some insight regarding some of the problems still outstanding for Linux to handle UEFI Secure Boot.
17 January 2012 - Problems - 33 Comments

Cogl, Clutter, Cogland Get It On With Wayland

With the next GNOME 3.4 development release due out on Wednesday, several GNOME3 packages are being checked-in for release. In this latest round of updates, Clutter and Cogl have both been updated again to take better advantage of the Wayland Display Server.
17 January 2012 - Wayland Display Server - 2 Comments

OpenMP May Finally Come To LLVM/Clang

Multi-threading in LLVM has been brought up and it looks like some developers may finally be taking on the challenge of bringing OpenMP support to this growing open-source compiler infrastructure.
16 January 2012 - Multi-Threading - 3 Comments

LessFS Pairs De-Duplication With Snappy Compression

Btrfs isn't the only file-system to take advantage of Google's Snappy compression as a speedy means of transparent file compression, but the LessFS file-system has also supported Snappy for the past few months. This open-source file-system also has de-duplication support.
15 January 2012 - Both Features - 5 Comments

DirectFB 1.6 Release Is Imminent With New Features

DirectFB 1.6 is about to be released this month and it will bring new features to the Direct Frame-Buffer project.
14 January 2012 - Coming Soon - 6 Comments

One Week To SCALE 10x Linux Event

There's just one week left until the SCALE 10x open-source Linux event takes place in Los Angeles.
14 January 2012 - Los Angeles - 3 Comments

OpenFIMG ARM Graphics Driver Is Still Active

OpenFIMG, the open-source graphics driver project that began as the GLES6410 driver for providing a full open-source 3D stack for some Samsung ARM SoCs, continues to be developed and is moving on with its OpenGL ES accelerated support.
12 January 2012 - Samsung S3C

Corel Releases Professional Linux Photo Software

If the GIMP isn't cutting it for your photo needs or running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom within Wine isn't working out, Corel has released professional-grade photo software for Linux.
11 January 2012 - AfterShot Pro - 59 Comments

FOSDEM 2012: Four Weeks To Wayland, X.Org & Games

There's just four weeks to go until FOSDEM 2012 takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The initial schedule for this leading open-source European event is set, there's lots of interesting discussions to be had, and at least one surprise.
8 January 2012 - FOSDEM - 3 Comments

FreeDOS 1.1 Released With Many Changes

For those that haven't heard yet, FreeDOS 1.1 has been released after being in development for several years.
4 January 2012 - New Release - 3 Comments

libdce: The Distributed Codec Engine

For those who became more interested in the PandaBoard ES after it was benchmarked on Phoronix last week, here's some details about the Distributed Codec Engine found on this OMAP4 platform from Texas Instruments.
3 January 2012 - OMAP4 - 4 Comments

Scribus 1.4 Desktop Suite Sees Major Overhaul

Scribus, one of the leading open-source desktop publishing suites, is out with version 1.4. This new version of Scribus comes after several years of development and thousands of changes.
2 January 2012 - Qt4, Etc. - 7 Comments

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