Red Hat Ends Year on High Note

In the last month Red Hat and Fedora have been earning their share of headlines. Besides the new partnerships and infrastructure, Red Hat has released a beta for the upcoming version 7 this month. In addition, Fedora 20 was released, their quarterly earnings were up, and stock prices continue to rise. Phoronix.com has published some […]

X Server Security Disaster: “It’s Worse Than It Looks”

There’s X.Org Server security vulnerabilities — even for vulnerabilities going back two decades — from time to time and in related components of the Linux graphics stack. Parts of the X.Org stack can be in fairly rough shape given the age of X11, but…

Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 1

Peter Ryzhenkov has announced that the first beta build of Point Linux 3.0, a Debian-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop, is ready for testing: "I announce the availability of the first beta release of Point Linux 3.0. The new version uses the latest Debian ‘Jessie’ packages along with….

SteamOS, Linux Graphics Made An Exciting Holiday

The launch of the SteamOS 1.0 Beta and the continued Linux graphics improvements and new hardware were among the most exciting content on Phoronix for December 2013…

Linux Mint Driver Manager updated to latest version, Install in Ubuntu via PPA

Install Linux Mint ‘Driver Manager’ in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/and other related Ubuntu derivativesLinux Mint 15 had Driver Manager for the first time which is developed by Linux Mint team. Mint-Drivers relies on the same Ubuntu driver manager back-end and works the same way as software-properties-gtk. It just looks a bit better than […]

Phoronix Test Suite 5.0’s GUI To Make Benchmarking Easier

Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 “Plavsk” is making excellent progress and is set to premiere in H1’2014 with a brand new graphical user-interface and the latest feature to be added on is a WebSocket API for interfacing with Phoronix Test Suite clients to open …

DarkTable 1.4 Has A Lua Engine, WebP Export Support

The DarkTable open-source photography workflow software has seen a major update to end out 2013. Version 1.4 of DarkTable brings a host of new features…

Deadfall Adventures Is Out For Linux, AMD Users Beware

As of this morning the Deadfall Adventures action game is now out in beta form for Linux gamers on Steam…

Addon track package (generated tracks)

There is a new track package available here, it contains 90 tracks with 32 track layouts. Have a look into the readme.txt contained in the package for details.

This package contains tracks generated with the online track generator , created at the Po…

A Qt5 Opera-Inspired Browser To Ring In The New Year

Launching on 1 January 2014 to kick-off the new year is yet another open-source web-browser. What this latest open-source browser is about is having a new Qt5-based web-browser for power users that’s inspired by the old Opera browser…

GLAMOR Will Likely End Up In The X.Org Server

With X.Org Server 1.15 being released earlier in the week, now the merge window for X.Org Server 1.16 is open. One of the earliest pull requests for xorg-server 1.16 is by Intel’s Eric Anholt and it’s to merge GLAMOR acceleration support into the X.Org…

Distribution Release: siduction 13.2.0

On the last day of 2013, Ferdinand Thommes announced the release of siduction 13.2.0, a Linux distribution based on Debian’s "unstable" branch. This release has taken a step into the possible future of Debian and implemented systemd as the new init system. From the release announcement: "We are….

Progress Being Made On CentOS 7, Based Off RHEL7

The CentOS community developers focused on their rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 have already begun playing with the RHEL7 Beta source packages to form CentOS 7.0…

Superb FPS Metro: Last Light Rules Top Selling List on Steam for Linux

Metro: Last Light, the superb FPS developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silvers, is now the best sold game on Steam for Linux.Metro: Last Light has been out for some time, and recently, after the Linux port has been made available, has become the flagship title on Steam for Linux and for SteamOS.This particular game features the most advanced graphics engine available on the Linux platform right now. There isn’t even a close second, and you have to keep in m…

News: Linux Top 3: SteamOS, Chromebooks and Ubuntu Edge

Consumer Linux efforts are alive and growing in 2013 Read more ….

SmartGit 5.0.5 Now Available for Download

SmartGit, a graphical client for the version control systems Git and Mercurial with optimized workflows for multiple platforms, is now at version 5.0.5.SmartGit provides some very important features, such as local working tree operations, push, pull, fetch for all protocols, tag and branch management, and much more.According to the developers, a possible internal error that could have occurred when cloning has been fixed, the compatibility with Bugtraq 0.3 has been fixe…

The Most Popular Linux Stories Of 2013

With 2013 ending, here’s the most popular Linux, open-source, and hardware stories covered in 2013 on Phoronix. Enjoy and look forward to many more great and exclusive Linux articles on Phoronix in 2014.

The 50 Watt Power Regression Is Believed To Be Fixed

Near the beginning of the month I wrote about an Intel developer finding a Linux kernel power regression increasing the system’s power use by 50 Watts. After extensive testing and investigating, the issue has been fixed ahead of the Linux 3.13 kernel r…

32-bit UEFI Support Proposed For Ubuntu Linux

An Ubuntu developer has proposed 32-bit UEFI support within new Ubuntu Linux install images to support the new “Bay Trail” laptops and other hardware that requires 32-bit UEFI support… Read more at Phoronix

How to Install KDE SC 4.12 on Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 LTS

The following tutorial will teach both existing and new Kubuntu/Ubuntu users how to install or upgrade the brand-new and featureful KDE SC 4.12 desktop environment on their existing and healthy Ubuntu/Kubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) and 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating systems. After yet another six months of h…