Desura releases Linux client

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
ThinkComputers — Yesterday, Desura, a digital distribution channel for video games, released a Linux version of its network client. It

Ubuntu 12.04 Development update

Posted on November 18, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Ubuntu — We are five weeks into the release cycle towards and 12.04 and the general level of activity is high. Everybody

Enlightenment E17 Running On Wayland

Posted on November 18, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Phoronix — While the GNOME and KDE projects are still working towards making their desktops run on the Wayland Display Server rather than an X.Org Server, the Enlightenment project is also working towards bringing E17 window manager and libraries to Wayland. In fact, they have the first visible signs of success!

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Beta

Posted on November 18, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
ReadWriteCloud — Red Hat has just announced the availability of its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.0 public beta. This release, open to all, brings an updated KVM hypervisor based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and scales to 128 logical CPUs and 2TB of memory for host machines.

Early Taste of Linux Mint 12

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
PCWorld — Just a week or so after revealing that Linux Mint 12 would be taking a hybrid approach to introducing GNOME 3, the project behind the free operating system on Saturday announced the debut of a release candidate of the software.

RHEL 6.2 will support AMD's Bulldozer power saving

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
The Inquirer — Red Hat has said that its upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (RHEL) will support all of the power saving features of AMD's Bulldozer Opteron processors.

Linux Foundation Announces Program for Automotive Linux Summit

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Linux Foundation — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its program for the first-ever Automotive Linux Summit taking place November 28, 2011 in Yokohama, Japan.

Nvidia Optimus with Ironhide

Posted on November 14, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
So you would either be lucky and have a BIOS option to turn off the integrated Intel graphics or like me be unlucky and have no BIOS option and be stuck using the Intel graphics (which in recent years aren't so bad and are starting to actually perform better - but then there's the S3TC issue which is a whole 'nother thing with open source graphics).

More Linux Kernel Patches To Mimic Windows

Posted on November 14, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
Phoronix — A day after Red Hat's Matthew Garrett published a Linux kernel patch to solve the ASPM power regression by more closely mimicking the Active State Power Management behavior of Microsoft Windows, he's published more Linux patches to mimic the Windows power management.

2 cool reasons to use the K Desktop Environment

Posted on November 13, 2011 by Sean Potter | Open Source News,
You can always find a reason or two to like or not like something, and frequently, the reason you like one thing is exactly why the next guy does not. I used to be a fan of the K Desktop Environment (KDE). I said