AMD “RadeonSI” Team Fortress 2 Is Now 75% Faster

The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for AMD HD 7000 series GPUs and newer is now 75% faster for the Source Engine Team Fortress 2 game thanks to a new patch-set by Marek…

Enlightenment EFL 1.8 Coming Next Week, 1.9 In 2014

The EFL 1.8 release for the Enlightenment project should be out next week and there’s already plans for releasing EFL 1.9 in February!..

Development Release: Korora 20 Beta

Chris Smart has announced the availability of the beta build of Korora 20, a set of Fedora-based distributions in Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE and Xfce editions: "The Korora project is pleased to announce the first beta release of version 20 (code name ‘Peach’) which is now available for….

Canonical Launches Three Consecutive Images for Ubuntu Touch, Gets Ready for Updated Mir

Canonical has just released three new consecutive Ubuntu Touch images based on Ubuntu 14.04, and it seems that this might be a regular policy from now on.

Three new Ubuntu Touch trusty images have been made available, one after another, either as a do…

PHP 5.5.7 RC1 Is Now Ready for Testing

PHP, an HTML-embedded scripting language with syntax borrowed from C, Java, and Perl, with a couple of unique PHP-specific features thrown in, has been updated to version 5.5.7 RC1.

PHP 5.x includes a new OOP model based on the Zend Engine 2.0, a new extension for improved MySQL support, built-in native support for SQLite, and much more.

PHP 5.5.7 RC1 features a large number of improvements and fixes. For example, some MIME types have been added to the CLI web server,…

Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu? Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 without affecting Windows

I wrote a guide a while ago showing how to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 8. This is a follow up guide showing how to upgrade the Ubuntu part to the latest version 13.10. Read more ….

Ultra HD 4K Linux Graphics Card Testing

If you’ve been eyeing a purchase of a 4K “Ultra HD” TV this holiday season and will be connecting it to a Linux system, here’s the information that you need to know for getting started and some performance benchmarks to set the expectations for what yo…

Dota 2 for Linux Receives an Update with Minor Fixes

Dota 2, Valve’s own take on the famous Dota mod for Warcraft 3, has just received another update for all platforms, including Linux.

Valve has announced that Dota 2 for Linux and Mac OS X is available for download and has issued yet another update for this MOBA title (multiplayer online battle arena).

According to the changelog, the Wave of Force damage is no longer reflectable, Luna has been enabled on the workshop with a new model and texture file, the workshop mode…

Korora 20 Now Out In Beta Form

The Korora 20 Linux distribution release is approaching and this morning they’ve put out the beta version…

Linux Kernel 3.2.53 LTS Is Out, Features a Ton of Updates and Fixes

Ben Hutchings has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.2.53 LTS (Long Term Support). As usual, Linux kernel 3.2.53 LTS brings a lot of fixes, driver improvements, sound fixes, and support for various devices. Highlights of Linux kernel 3.2.53 LTS: • The gcc-recommended GCC_VERSION macro has been added; • Interrupts have been enabled after a tx timeout; • Support has been added for Inovia SEW858 dev…

Qt 5.2 RC1 Released Along Side Qt Creator 3.0 RC1

After some delays, the Qt 5.2 RC1 release happened this morning and with it is the first release candidate as well to the Qt Creator integrated development environment…

Distribution Release: Centrych 12.04.3

Jack Radigan has announced the availability of an updated build of Centrych, an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring a customised Xfce desktop environment: "12.04.3 released. This release upgrades the desktop to Xfce 4.10.2+ and includes the 4.11 versions of xfwm4 and xfce4-session. The Centrych desktop profile gets a customized notification….

Linux Mint 16 Final Now Available for Download

The eagerly awaited Linux Mint 16 (Petra) has been released, but no official announcement has been sighted yet, just the official download links. Linux Mint 16 “Petra” will probably be the most successful distribution in the series released so far, if we take into consideration the previous Release Candidates, which have been quite a hit. From what we know now, Linux Mint 16 is based on Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux kernel 3.11, and comes with Cinnamon 2.0 and MA…

GIMP 2.8.10 Out Now, Brings GUI Improvements

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), an application that can be used as a simple paint program or as an expert quality photo retouching program, is now at version 2.8.10. GIMP releases are few and far between, but the developers do provide a huge number of changes when they release a new version. This is especially surprising because this new update arrives fairly quickly after the previous one. According to the changelog, the GUI now indicates in the Quit dialog if…

Calibre 1.13 Is the Perfect Tool to Convert eBooks and Manage Your Library

The 1.13 version of the eBook reader and management software Calibre has been announced on November 29. Calibre 1.13 is not a major release in the series, but it does come with a few new options that should prove very useful for people with large libraries. “Facilitate editing the a…

Linux Deepin 2013 Screenshot Tour

Linux Deepin (formerly Hiweed GNU/Linux) is a Chinese distribution, based on Ubuntu. Its features include preconfigured Chinese applications, such as Chinese (simplified) input method, Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries, and Chinese (simplified) true-type fonts. The new 2013 release has retained the highlights of its predecessors. It has also made many improvements based on our users’ feedback […]

SUSE, Red Hat, Canonical Increase Linux Support Cycle

Enterprise Linux vendors SUSE, Red Hat and Canonical are pursuing ever-longer support cycles for their flagship open source products. Read more ….

Distribution Release: Peppermint OS Four-20131113

Kendall Weaver has announced the release of an updated respin of Peppermint OS Four, a lightweight, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with Openbox: "We’re proud and happy to announce the first re-spin of Peppermint Four in both 32-bit and 64-bit editions. The downloads are live now via our standard download….

9-Way NVIDIA GeForce Linux OpenCL GPU Benchmarks

Published on Phoronix yesterday was a 21-way Linux GPU comparison using the open-source Intel / AMD / Nouveau graphics drivers. That article was followed by a fresh look at the Intel Windows vs. Linux performance. To get started on another day of Linux…

2013 Linux Holiday Shopping Reminders

Just a few reminders should you be partaking in any “Black Friday” online shopping today or holiday shopping in general…