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Open-Source / Linux Letdowns For 2018

While 2018 was a grand year for open-source and Linux as we've been recapping all of the highlights in recent days on Phoronix, it wasn't without some shortcomings or areas that have yet to pan out... As we end 2018, for some interesting New Year's Eve discussions in the forums, here is a look at some of the biggest Linux/open-source letdowns of the year.

31 December 2018 - Open-Source / Linux Letdowns - 66 Comments
Linux CoC, Debian, Speck & Kernel Happenings Rounded Out Q4-2018

Taking a break from our various year-end recaps, here is a look at the most popular Linux/open-source news from the quarter that's about to wrap up. So far there were more than 1,200 original news articles on Phoronix over the past three months and topping out reader interest in this time has been the latest Linux kernel happenings, various community controversies, new hardware fun, and several prominent new software releases.

28 December 2018 - Q4 Highlights - Add A Comment
WireGuard Is Now Available From Apple's App Store

While the WireGuard kernel module still hasn't been mainlined, it is becoming easier to use on other platforms. After some trialing outside of the app store, WireGuard for iOS devices is now available through the Apple App Store.

26 December 2018 - WireGuard For iOS - 9 Comments
Facebook Releases HHVM 3.30 As The Final Version Officially Supporting PHP

While Facebook's HHVM "HipHop Virtual Machine" project was born as a faster PHP implementation, with PHP7 offering significant upstream performance improvements and Facebook pursuing their own Hack programming language implementation with HHVM, the v3.3.0 release is the last release officially focusing on PHP language support.

17 December 2018 - HHVM 3.30 - 17 Comments
PHP Lands Preload Feature, Boosting Performance In Some Cases 30~50%

PHP developers unanimously approved and already merged support for the new "preloading" concept for this web server language. PHP preloading basically allows loading PHP code that persists as long as the web server is running and that code will always be ready for each subsequent web request, which in some cases will dramatically speed-up the PHP performance on web servers.

15 November 2018 - PHP Preload - 5 Comments
Phoronix Apparel Is Now Available From HELLOTUX

If you are looking for some Phoronix shirts this holiday season, there are some new options available from HELLOTUX, the clothing vendor where everything is "Made on Linux, powered by Linux, for us, Linux fans."

10 November 2018 - HELLOTUX Clothing - 14 Comments
Samsung Comments On Open-Source Restructuring

Over the weekend we reported on the Samsung Open-Source Group reportedly shutting down with many of the former OSG staffers in the US no longer employed by Samsung. We've now received comments both from Samsung in the US and Korea on the matter.

31 October 2018 - Samsung Open-Source Rework - 10 Comments

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