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A couple years ago Broadcom released the Crystal HD as a standalone hardware video decoder chip. While there's been an open-source Linux driver for the Crystal HD, we haven't heard much about it in recent months, but that changed this morning.
The spotlight usually focuses on the heavyweight Linux graphics tools such as Gimp, Shotwell, digiKam, Inkscape, and Krita. However, there are many other open source graphics tools that merit attention.
FreeBSD 10.0 was originally slated to ship as stable in November, but that didn't happen and now it doesn't look like this major BSD operating system update will be ready to ship until sometime in 2014.
Ripping DVD’s has been well covered for Windows users who have plenty of options, but what about those running the Linux operating system? The options are far less, but it is still possible to back up your DVD collection so you can stream straight from your hard drive as part of a home theater setup. Remember that copying a DVD is illegal in a lot of Countries, but if you are just backing up your collection then most people believe it is fine to do.
We are pleased to announce that EFL and Elementary 1.8 are now out and available for download. Also Emotion Generic Players and Evas Generic Loaders are available too. EFL now has fairly complete support for everything in Wayland 1.3. As a client it does most things right and is certainly usable now for day to day usage.
The following tutorial will teach Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian GNU/Linux users how to easily unpack and repack a .deb file on their Debian-based Linux operating system.
Starbound the ever increasingly fun looking sandbox game is due to head into beta around the 4th of December.
Merge activity for the Linux 3.13 kernel and the many graphics card benchmarks on Phoronix were some of the most exciting happening events for November, but let's not also forget about continued open-source driver innovations.
In this article we will show you how to install Silex via composer on Debian Wheezy VPS with PHP-FPM and Nginx .
Linux Deepin is one of those unique Linux distributions for the desktop whose developers crafted a special desktop environment for it. Called the Depth Desktop Environment (DE), Linux Deepin’s DE is built atop GNOME 3 technologies.
So while the latest beta patch for Planetary Annihilation may seem trivial to most people, it includes something very interesting for Linux players!
For those early adopters of the Plasma 2 interface and KDE Frameworks 5, KWrite is the latest KDE application to be ported over to the next-generation KDE stack.
At the request of many Phoronix readers, here are some new battery power usage benchmarks on every recent Linux kernel release from Linux 3.7.0 to Linux 3.13 Git. Has an Intel "Ivy Bridge" Ultrabook's power consumption changed much due to the continuous kernel churn? Here's the answer...
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 you can expect. This article has a number of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce benchmarks when running various Linux OpenGL workloads at a resolution of 3840 x 2160.
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!
Today in Open Source: Can Valve triumph over Microsoft and Sony? Plus: Windows 8.1 lacks multiple desktops, and demanding open source developers
Yesterday I ended up buying a new Intel ultrabook for Linux testing at Phoronix. Here's the hardware that will soon be featured in some new Linux benchmarks, plus my reasoning for going with this ultrabook and other thoughts on some of the laptops/ultrabooks this holiday season...
Ralph Langer has written the definitive analysis of Stuxnet: short, popular version, and long, technical version. Stuxnet is not really one weapon, but two. The vast majority of the attention has been paid to Stuxnet's smaller and simpler attack routine -- the one that changes the speeds of the rotors in a centrifuge, which is used to enrich uranium.
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.
Clement Lefebvre proudly announced a few minutes ago that the final bits of the highly anticipated Linux Mint 16 operating system were available for download.