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Linux Web Usage Almost Doubled, Now At ~2%?

A new report out from a major Internet advertising firm has shown the number of Linux devices almost doubling in the last quarter of 2013 and putting the Linux usage on the web at just under 2%.
20 February 2014 - Chitika - 81 Comments

PHP 5.6 Has An Exponential Operator, New Features

The second alpha release of the forthcoming PHP 5.6 is now available. PHP 5.6 is shaping up to be a very nice evolutionary upgrade to this popular web programming language that also works well for CLI scripting.
18 February 2014 - PHP 5.6 Alpha 2 - 10 Comments

Plan 9 Is Now Available Under The GNU GPLv2

For those that didn't hear the news from earlier this week, the Plan 9 operating system out of Bell Labs has now been relicensed under the GPLv2.
16 February 2014 - Plan 9 - 17 Comments

Git 1.9.0 Has Been Officially Released

Version 1.9 of the Git distributed revision control system was released this afternoon.
14 February 2014 - Git

LibreOffice Plans For C++11 / C++14 Development

LibreOffice has been pushing forward in its development recently with supporting OpenCL in its spreadsheet, gaining an OpenGL rendering back-end, and supporting other modern features and system capabilities for the open-source office suite. LibreOffice is also planning for its adoption of the C++11 programming language and even C++14 language features.
13 February 2014 - LibreOffice LO++14 - 11 Comments

WebODF Making Good Progress, Aims For More

WebODF is an AGPL-licensed JavaScript library that provides Open Document Format support on the web with collaborative editing capabilities. In the four years the project has been around, it's been making great success but they have even more plans going forward.
12 February 2014 - WebODF - 2 Comments

CodeRefactor: Turning Microsoft's MSIL/CIL Into C++

CodeRefactor is an open-source project aiming to take Microsoft CIL/MSIL bytecode and convert it into C++ for a native experience.
10 February 2014 - CodeRefactor - 5 Comments

Autovala: Auto-Generating CMake Files For Vala Code

For those tired of manually making CMake files for your software's build system, Autovala is a new project developed by a Phoronix reader that seeks to automate the process of generating CMake scripts.
9 February 2014 - Autovala - 7 Comments

WebP Causing Controversy In The FreeDesktop.org Camp

There's some upset individuals over the "image/webp" MIME type not being added to the FreeDesktop.org XDG shared-mime-info package for Google's WebP image format.
8 February 2014 - WebP - 11 Comments

Reiser4 File-System Now Works For Linux 3.13 Kernel

For the devout fans of the Reiser4 file-system, the latest out-of-tree patches are now available so this open-source FS works on the Linux 3.13 kernel.
8 February 2014 - Reiser4 Linux 3.13 - 13 Comments

Facebook Continues Advancing HHVM For Its PHP Needs

Facebook continues pushing forward its HipHop Virtual Machine (HHVM) as a viable alternative to the upstream PHP interpreter and it continues running a heck of a lot faster.
7 February 2014 - Facebook HHVM - 2 Comments

GDB 7.7 Debugger Released

The latest major update to the GNU Debugger is now available for developers of Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, and other languages.
6 February 2014 - GDB 7.7 - 4 Comments

ReactOS 0.3.16 Starts A SHELL32 Rewrite, New Features

ReactOS, the open-source operating system project aspiring for Windows API compatibility and binary compatibility with Windows drivers and applications, is out with a new release after nearly one year of development.
6 February 2014 - ReactOS 0.3.16 - 17 Comments

Movit Is Bringing Open, GPU-Based Video Filters

Movit is the Modern Video Toolkit and aims to provide an open-source library with high-quality video filters running on the GPU.
5 February 2014 - Movit

POCL 0.9 Implements OpenCL 1.2 On The CPU

Version 0.9 of the Portable Computing Language (POCL) is now available as an open-source implementation of OpenCL 1.2.
3 February 2014 - POCL 0.9 - 7 Comments

OpenSSH 6.5 Rolls In New Features

There's a major new release out today of OpenSSH.
30 January 2014 - OpenSSH 6.5 - 6 Comments

Lightworks 11.5 Brings New Linux Features

The Lightworks professional non-linear video editing software that finally made it to Linux last year has seen a major update this week with the arrival of Lightworks 11.5.
30 January 2014 - Video Editor - 6 Comments

Git 1.9 RC1 Is Now Available

The first release candidate to the upcoming Git 1.9 revision control system is now available and with this major update comes a few new features.
27 January 2014 - Git 1.9 RC1

FOSDEM 2014 Is Next Weekend

FOSDEM 2014 is this coming weekend in Brussels. FOSDEM is one of my favorite open-source / Linux events in the world -- as is also a favorite by many others -- with a plethora of interesting content ranging from end-user talks to low-level technical discussions.
27 January 2014 - FOSDEM '14 - 11 Comments

Linux Kernel Block Maintainer Joins Facebook

Just a matter of weeks after the lead Btrfs file-system developers joined Facebook after leaving the Fusion-io data storage company, another key Linux kernel developer has left his post at Fusion-io to join the social network company.
24 January 2014 - Facebook File-System?

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