Is It Time to Cleave Linux in Two?

Fires may be easy to start, but putting them out is a different matter. Case in point: the Systemd inferno. What started a few weeks ago as a relatively straightforward controversy over an oft-debated technology Visit the VMware Tech Center has now virtually blown up in Linux fans’ faces. The latest flareup? None other than the suggestion that Linux be split in two.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 576

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Initial impressions of PCLinuxOS 2014.08 News: Mint improves documentation, Debian contributes to hardware database, PC-BSD introduces CD media, openSUSE reports on Factory interest, Ubuntu gains adoption in E…

Linux 3.17-rc5 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds put out another Sunday release candidate for Linux 3.17…

Rune Value Improvements

Make vis wax from runes and buff up your auras, challenges and divine location gathering. Easier altar running also means runes are all the more valuable.

Solomon’s General Store – Bank Boosters

Increase your bank capacity with up to 250 extra spaces thanks to bank boosters, available in Solomon’s Store now!

FreeBSD 10.1 In Beta Ahead Of Planned Release Next Month

The first beta release of FreeBSD 10.1 is now available ahead of its planned official debut by the end of October…

Intel Core i7 5960X CPU Core Scaling Under Linux

With the Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E is an eight-core processor with Hyper Threading to yield sixteen logical threads, we’re seeing how well this extreme Haswell processor really scales with modern open-source workloads as we benchmark the i7-5960X under Ubuntu Linux and see how the benchmarks scale with varying core counts. Read more at Phoronix

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.2 “Openbox”

Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 6.0.2 "Openbox" edition, an updated build of the project’s lightweight Slackware-based Linux distribution: "Slackel 6.0.2 Openbox has been released. This is an update release. Includes the Linux kernel 3.14.18 and latest updates from Slackware’s ‘Current’ tree. Slackel 6.0.2 Openbox 32-bit….

GNOME vs KDE, Linux Myths, and the Linux Toilet

In tonight’s Linux news Matt Hartley dispels those persistent Linux myths. Bruce Byfield uses KDE and GNOME projects’ financial statements to analyze their priorities and direction. Ubuntu community wallpapers for 14.10 are beginning to be chosen and some guy built a Linux toilet in hopes of getting a job. In our top story tonight, Thomas […]

In the OpenStack Race, Red Hat’s Advantage Remains Support

Red Hat is on track to be the big winner in the OpenStack cloud computing race, at least it is according to a report from Steve Ashley of Baird Equity Research. Its abiity to cater to datacenters and its long experience dealing with the open source community are primary reasons why, according to Ashley. Ashley […]

Replace GRUB With BURG to Beautify Boot Menu, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

Burg is boot loader forked of GRUB loader. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/Solaris/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode. Additional features like stream support and multiple input/output device are […]

Systemd Cheatsheet, This Week’s Fedora Delay, Ubuntu Disparaged

There’s a lot to talk about today in Linux news. First up, Fedora 21 is delayed again. Matthew Miller and Matthew Garrett were interviewed. Ancor Gonzalez Sosa says openSUSE says Factory installations now outnumber Tumbleweed since going rolling. Ubuntu was spotted on national television and LinOxide has a colorful Systemd to SysVinit cheatsheet. Fedora 21 […]

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD

The latest solid-state drive in our office is the Corsair Force LX 256GB SATA 3.0 that’s been put through its paces under Linux and is working out quite well.

WIne 1.7.26 Implements More Of DirectWrite, C Runtime Improvements

A new bi-weekly Wine development release is available today that has several bug fixes affecting a handful of different Windows gamers, for anyone still dependent upon Wine for Linux gaming this weekend…

Cantata 1.4.1 Music Player Released with Multiple Fixes

Cantata 1.4.1, a client for the music player daemon (MPD) that originally started as a fork of QtMPC, has been released and is now available for download. Cantata 1.4.1 can be compiled with KDE support or as a pure Qt4 application. The previous update was very generous and introduced quite a few new features, and it looks like the current one is also quite extensive. According to the changelog, an unused var warning that occurred when compiling without online services has been fixed, MPDScri…

New Gentoo, Just Peachy, and Tuxmachines Now

A new Gentoo liveDVD was released last week featuring Linux 3.15 and KDE 4.13. Jack Wallen follows Jack Germain in tests of a new “fresh and juicy” Linux. The Reg test drives Ubuntu 14.10. And finally today, Christine Hall takes a look at my old Website, Tuxmachines.org, under its new management. Tuxmachines.org. It feels so […]

WordPress 4.0 “Benny”

Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience […]

Feedback on dds textures required

Should Flightgear switch to dds texture format?

What is this about?

The FG development team is considering to switch the format for terrain textures from png to dds. This would offer a number of significant advantages:

– dds is a compressed format, hence the download size of the FG base package may be decreased
– compressed dds can be directly used by many graphics cards, reducing also GPU memory consumption
– dds stores all texture resolution levels, i.e. no lower resolution levels have to be generated when the texture is used, hence it loads much faster into memory
– the …
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GParted Live 0.19.1-4 Is Now Ready for Download and Testing

GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions with the help of tools that allow managing filesystems, has just been updated to a stable version, 0.19.1-4.The GParted developers have released a new development version of GParted Live and they have made a number of important modifications. In fact, there has been a new release almost every day in last few days, which is rather unsual.”T…

Peach OSI Is Fresh and Juicy

Peach OSI is a new Linux distro that stands apart from the crowd. Its first stable version was just released in June — yet it displays more performance traits and sophistication than many Linux distros that have been searching for an audience for years. In the crowded Linux distro field, it is very rare to find a newcomer that is not like any of the others.