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FuSE OS Rises From the Ashes of Fuduntu

The Fuduntu operating system is dead and buried, but the developers want to make a new distribution based on OpenSUSE called FuSE. The choice of the name might be a little problematic because there a lot other FUSE related technologies already available. “openSUSE was chosen because of its stable base, openness to derivatives and due to the tools available to ... Read More »

Try Something New, Try DragonFly BSD 3.4.1 OS

DragonFly, a distribution that belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and UNIX, is now at version 3.4.1. DragonFly 3.4.1 is a major release and it comes with an impressive number of changes and improvements. Highlights of DragonFly BSD 3.4.1: • An experimental packaging system called dports has been added;• Various performance improvements under extreme ... Read More »

Gallium3D LLVMpipe Compared To Nine Graphics Cards

Yesterday after publishing the 15-way open-source vs. closed-source NVIDIA/AMD Linux graphics comparison there were some requests by Phoronix readers to also show how the LLVMpipe software rasterizer performance is in reference. For this article to end out the month are the OpenGL performance results from nine lower-end AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards running with their respective Mesa/Gallium3D drivers ... Read More »

Linux 3.10 Gets New ARM, AMD Power Improvements

Along with an assortment of other power management improvements to land with the Linux 3.10 kernel, a cpufreq driver for ARM’s big.LITTLE is being introduced. There’s also a cpufreq driver for the Exynos 5440 quad-core and the new AMD frequency sensitivity feedback support… Read More »