Radeon DPM Is Fantastic For Power Use, Thermal Performance

One of the most exciting features of the upcoming Linux 3.11 kernel is the open-source Radeon driver’s support for dynamic power management (DPM). We have already done preliminary benchmarks and found that Radeon DPM can boost the GPU’s performance in …

Distribution Release: Wifislax 4.6

Wifislax 4.6, an updated build of the Slackware-based live CD with a collection of security and forensics tools, has been released. This is mostly a maintenance release to fix a serious bug in Reaver, a WiFi passphrase brute-force attack utility, the …

Running PC-BSD/FreeBSD 9.1 On Intel’s Core i7 Haswell

In the two months since the launch of Intel’s Haswell processors there’s been a lot of coverage on Phoronix for this latest-generation hardware under Linux, including some of Windows and OS X too, but no BSD testing yet. That has now changed with our f…

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Marek Olšák Joins AMD’s Open-Source Team

Marek Olšák, the very well known independent contributor to Mesa/Gallium3D and particularly for the open-source Radeon graphics drivers, is now employed by AMD…

Unigine Heaven 3.0 Now Works For Radeon Gallium3D

After a series of Mesa commits today by Marek Olšák, the R600 Radeon Gallium3D driver is now handling Unigine Heaven 3.0, the visually impressive OpenGL tech demo. There’s also been other important Mesa Git commits that happened today…

Freedreno DRM/Gallium3D Shines Well For ARM

The reverse-engineered Freedreno driver for open-source Qualcomm Adreno graphics support is quickly taking shape as the leading ARM Linux graphics driver for the (non-Android) Linux desktop…

phpMyAdmin 4.0.5 RC2 Is Now Available for Download and Testing

phpMyAdmin, the popular tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL databases, has just reached version 4.0.5 RC2.

There aren’t many changes from the previous release, but an RC means that they are getting closer to a stable version.

Highlights of phpMyAdmin 4.0.5 RC2:

• The statistic monitor no longer shows only the last 3 digits in graph;
• Non-permanent SQL history is now working properly;
• The protect…

Reiser4 File-System Updated For Linux 3.10 Kernel

The out-of-tree Reiser4 file-system has been updated so it can be used with the stable Linux 3.10 kernel series…

Darling: Wine for OS X Applications

The latest in the “interesting, but perhaps misguided” department, Darling is a project that aims to build a WINE-like environment for running OS X applications on Linux. As with many projects that deal with reverse engineering proprietary systems, Darling faces significant challenges. However, if Darling is successful, the Linux desktop would have access to some [...]

The Topsy-Turvy World of Open Source Crowdfunding

While at times the world of crowdsourced funding for promising open source projects may seem like a crapshoot, there are some significant projects launching with money chipped in at online sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. In fact, as of Tuesday morning this week, the Indiegogo campaign for funding the much talked about Ubuntu Edge mobile [...]

Music Engraving Tool LilyPond 2.17.23 Is Available for Testing

LilyPond, a music engraving program devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible by featuring the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts, is now at version 2.17.23.

LilyPond 2.17.23 may be an unstable version, but it’s still an important release as it brings a lot of updates and changes.

Highlights of LilyPond 2.17.23:

• The template has been updated;
• Decimal fractions are now allowed with the n…

Nokto Theme for Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10/Linux Mint 15/14/other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + Gnome Shell)

Install Nokto Theme in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Rarng/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Linux Mint 15/14/and other Ubuntu derivatives (GTK + Gnome Shell 3.6/3.8)Nokto theme contains two variants one for GTK and other for Gnome Shell. Basically GTK version is derived from zen-suite and zen-nokto, Gnome Shell theme version got few assets from ACID theme. Both variants are [...]

GNOME & Intel Developers Plan The Wayland Future

The GNOME annual developer conference, GUADEC, is beginning this week in the Czech Republic. At this GNOME-focused open-source event, the developers will be joined by Intel Wayland developers as they plot their eventual departure from the X.Org Server…

Little CMS Vulnerability Fixed in Ubuntu 12.10

On July 29, Canonical published in a security notice details about a CMS vulnerability for its Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, Little CMS could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

For example, it has been discovered that Little CMS did not properly verify certain memory allocations. If a user or an automated system using Little CMS was tricked into opening a specially crafted file, an atta…

Gnash Flash Player Still Advancing, But No New Release

Gnash, the Free Software Foundation project to have an open-source implementation of Adobe’s Flash/SWF run-time, hasn’t seen a release in almost exactly one and a half years. While it’s been 18 months without a new release, development continues and th…

How To Setup Radeon DPM On Ubuntu Linux

With the belief that the Radeon dynamic power management (DPM) support is in good shape, it’s a great time to try out this feature of the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver. DPM has the capability of increasing the performance for some Radeon GPUs w…

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 19

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On Fedora 19

Nginx (pronounced
“engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx
is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and
low resource c…

Radeon Gets Multi-Screen Reverse Optimus Support

Hours after David Airlie posted a new Nouveau X.Org driver with “multi-screen reverse Optimus” support, AMD’s Alex Deucher ported the code to the open-source Radeon driver…

Mozilla Continues to Build the Web as a Platform for Security

Mozilla continues to build the Web as a platform for security which is a crucial part of our mission to move the Web forward as a platform for openness, innovation and opportunity for all. Today this platform for security is … Continue reading