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Facebook's Open Source Contributions Remain Substantial

Facebook, like Google, is showing itself to be a strong contributor to the open source community. Only a few weeks ago, the company open sourced Haxl, a library that eases access to remote data. Haxl can automatically batch multiple requests to the same data source, request data from multiple data sources concurrently, and cache previous requests. Now, the company has distributed some overall numbers about its open source contributions, and it's clear that Facebook is making a substantial effort to share tools that it creates. According to an update from the company, open source activities of note include: Facebook's open source projects have seen 13,000 total commits, an increase of 45 percent from the second half of 2013. Launched 63 new projects since January 2014 Total active Github portfolio stands at exactly 200 for projects spread across...

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Massive Linux GPU Tests, Russia, Devil's Canyon Dominated June In Linux News

There was a lot of interesting Linux and open-source news along with our hardware reviews on Phoronix during the month of June...

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Linux 3.16 rc3

Linus Torvalds: There's perhaps relatively less driver updates than usual, with most of them being pretty small,...

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Facebook's Open Source Library Has Grown to 9.9M Lines of Code

Facebook wants to remind everyone once again how serious they are about promoting the open source movement.

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Is Antergos Arch Linux Really Faster Than Ubuntu, Fedora?

Frequently within the Phoronix Forums it is requested to do benchmarks with Arch Linux since its users tend to be adamant that it's the fastest Linux distribution. In the past I've run benchmarks of the Arch-based Manjaro to look for speed differences as an easy and quick to deploy variant.

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Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 3.4 "MATE", "Xfce", "Base"

Paweł Pijanowski has announced the release of SparkyLinux 3.4 "MATE", "Xfce" and "Base" (Openbox) editions, a set of Debian-based distributions with several lightweight desktop user interfaces.

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