It’s Now Easier To Setup A Linux Payload For Coreboot

One of the unique benefits of the Coreboot open-source BIOS/firmware project is that it can support loading the Linux kernel directly after initializing the motherboard — instead of using GRUB2/SeaBIOS, the Linux kernel can be included on the ROM chip…

System76 Serval Pro vs. Gazelle Pro Linux Laptops

For those curious how the performance of System76’s high-end Linux laptops have evolved over the past two years, here are some benchmarks comparing the latest Gazelle Professional “Haswell” laptop against the Serval Professional from the Intel “Sandy B…

Valve Updates the Original Half-Life SDK to Support Linux Modding

The Valve developers have shown their commitment for Linux gaming community by releasing an updated for the Half-Life SDK.Valve is trying to make sure that its games run flawlessly, even 14 years later. The developers are also making sure that users will get the same experience on every platform, even if the game has been launched ages ago.“We have released an update to our Half-Life 1 SDK. This update adds support for mods to allow them to build Linux and Mac OS …

Wargame: AirLand Battle RTS Arrives on Steam for Linux

Wargame: AirLand Battle, an RTS game developed by Eugen Systems and published by Focus Home Interactive, has officially arrived on the Steam for Linux platform.Wargame: AirLand Battle is the sequel to the real-time strategy game Wargame European Escala…

Vote Your Favorite Wallpapers for Lubuntu 13.10

The developers of Lubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) are now looking for the perfect combination of wallpapers and the community can vote for its favorites.“Alexander Andjelkovic communicates that the poll for our community wallpaper contest is now up and running at the poll page. Participant wallies are uploaded at our Flickr pool.”“Vote by choosing 5 wallpapers that you’d like to see in Lubuntu 13.10. The poll will continue until September 12th. So don…

Wayland’ized GNOME Shell Gets A Binary

GNOME Shell has got another Wayland improvement ahead of the GNOME 3.10 debut next month…

GTK+ 3.8.4 Lands with More Wayland Improvements

GTK+, a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces that provide a complete set of widgets, suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites, is now at version 3.8.4.According to the developers, GTK+ 3.8.4 incorporates new features and quite a few updates. This is now a stable version and is part of the GNOME 3.8.x package that has just been released.Highlights of GTK+ 3.8.4:• gtkdnd-quartz.c is no …

Benchmarking Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 (Sokndal) Fixes a Few Regressions

The second point release of the Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 (Sokndal), has been announced by Michael Larabel and it’s available for download.The final version of this branch has been released for some time now and the developer has took the time to bring a few changes and improvements.Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.x comes with minimum and maximum test results reporting for OpenBenchmarking.org test profiles, OpenGL frame latency / jitter reporting, support for HipHop Virtua…

Apache Subversion 1.8.3 Improves Version Equality Enforcement

Apache Subversion 1.8.3, a fully-featured version control system originally designed to be a better CVS, has been released.Apache Subversion 1.8.3 brings a lot of bugfixes, which are available for the client and the server alike.Highlights of Apache Subversion 1.8.3:• A strict version equality has been enforced between tools and libraries;• Absolute paths are now used in XML output;• A crash that occurred when committing cp with de…

SmartGit 4.6.3 Released with Numerous Fixes

SmartGit, a graphical client for the version control systems Git and Mercurial with optimized workflows for multiple platforms, is now at version 4.6.3.SmartGit provides some very important features such as local working tree operations, push, pull, fe…

Wine 1.7.1 Released with More Starcraft II Improvements

On August 30, Alexandre Julliard announced a new development version of the Wine app, which brings assorted bug fixes and improvements.After releasing a major version only a short while ago, 1.6.0, the Wine developers started work on the next branch an…

Exciting Features That Will Come To Linux 3.12

While the Linux 3.11 kernel hasn’t even been released yet (hopefully this weekend) and with it will come many exciting changes, there’s already a lot to get excited for with the Linux 3.12 kernel…

Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop Tests: Unity 7.1, KDE 4.11, Xfce 4.10, GNOME 3.8

To end off August we have benchmarks up of five popular desktop environments running on Ubuntu 13.10 as of Friday. With feature freeze passing, we now have a good look at the desktop competition for Ubuntu 13.10 and how each of the desktops perform.

Recapping The Linux 3.11 Kernel Features

The Linux 3.11 kernel will hopefully be released this weekend so if you’ve fallen behind on your Phoronix reading or have got lost in the dozens of different 3.11/3.12/not-merged articles about new Linux kernel features, here’s a recap of some of the m…

Akademy 2014 Call for Host

Dot Categories: Community and EventsThe KDE Community is looking for a host for Akademy 2014.
Akademy is the annual gathering of the KDE Community, one of the largest in the world of Free and Open Source Software. At Akademy, KDE people gather to excha…

Wine 1.7.1 Has Been Released | It Brings support for loading 32-bit typelibs on 64-bit

Wine is a free and open source tool allows you to run Microsoft Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. The weekly development release of Wine brings many improvements and bug fixes. Check the changelog and download links down below. What’s new in Wine 1.7.1 Support for keyed event objects. Support for the […]

LinuxCertified introduces LC22UltraPlus Ultrabook

LinuxCertified Inc introduced the LC22UltraPlus 14.1″ High Resolution, Full HD Display – Exclusive High Performance Linux Ultrabook pre-installed with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. The LC22UltraPlus is world’s first 14.1 inch display with Intel Iris Pro graphics. One of the ultralight, ultrathin, yet powerful Linux Ultrabook designed for legendary performance on the go, whether to another […]

Full Circle Magazine #76

This month: * Ubuntu News * Command & Conquer * How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Spring Integration. * Graphics : Blender, and Inkscape. * Review: Google Docs/Drive * Book Review: Blender Master Class plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and soooo much more! Grab it from: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-76/ Read more at Full Circle

Linux 3.12 To Support AMD “Berlin” HSA APU

The Linux 3.11 kernel hasn’t even been released yet but the Radeon DRM driver changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel are already lined up and waiting to be pulled into the drm-next tree…

TOSHIBA 128GB Q-Series SATA 3.0 SSD Linux Tests

Up for some quick Linux benchmarking this Friday afternoon are tests of the Toshiba Q Series HDTS212XZSTA 128GB SATA III Solid State Drive. This SSD drive has been pitted against five other HDD/SSD disk drives on Ubuntu Linux for some interesting perfo…