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Linux 3.14

The Linux 3.14 kernel is under development as of early 2014 and brings many new kernel features including improved graphics driver support, new hardware support, official Intel Broadwell support, AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor support, Kernfs, file-system updates, TCP Auto Corking, and many other improved/new features.

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Linux 3.15

The Linux 3.15 kernel is anticipated for release in mid-2014 and in the kernel's usual fashion it will surely have many device driver improvements, architecture enhancements, file-system improvements, and other new and improved capabilities.

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Wayland

Wayland is a display server protocol that is a FreeDesktop.org project with development being driven by multiple organizations. Wayland is widely viewed as the likely successor to the X11 Server on the modern Linux desktop with it being supported by multiple Linux distributions. The reference Wayland implementation is the Weston compositor.

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GNOME 3.12

GNOME 3.12 is the H1'2014 update to the GNOME desktop environment. Key features of GNOME 3.12 include enhanced Wayland support, improvements to the GTK+ tool-kit, and countless enhancements to the many GNOME applications.

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Linux 3.13

Linux 3.13 was released in January 2014 with a new multi-queue block layer, introduced NFTables as the eventual successor to IPTables, Radeon DPM support by default, improved open-source graphics driver support, and new hardware enablement.

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Enlightenment E19

E19 is the Enlightenment update succeeding E18 and delivering on a compositor rewrite, improved Wayland support, and many other new additions to this lightweight window manager.

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FOSDEM

FOSDEM is the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting that happens every February in Belgium for open-source and Linux/BSD enthusiasts.

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Mesa 10.1

Mesa 10.1 is the Q1'2014 update to the open-source 3D graphics library. Mesa 10.1 brings OpenGL 3.3 support to AMD Radeon (R600g and RadeonSI) and Nouveau drivers. There's also new OpenGL 4 extension support, improved Broadwell and Bay Trail Intel support, and countless other open-source GPU driver improvements.

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Linux 3.16

The Linux 3.16 kernel will be introduced in the summer of 2014 with many new features.

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GNOME 3.14

GNOME 3.14 is a major update to the GNOME desktop environment due out in late 2014.

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Fedora 21

Fedora 21 is a major Fedora Linux operating system release with a planned release in H2'2014.

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Reiser4

Reiser4 is an out-of-tree Linux file-system designed as the successor to ReiserFS but with a questionable future and no immediate plans for merging into the Linux kernel. Reiser4 features efficient journaling, transaction support, efficient support of small files, a dynamically optimized disk-layout, and many other features over ReiserFS.

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Mesa 10.2

Mesa 10.2 is anticipated for release around late H1'2014 and will feature major improvements to the open-source Mesa/Gallium3D graphics drivers, particularly the Radeon, Intel, and Nouveau code. There's continued work towards OpenGL 4.x support in this open-source GL implementation.

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Btrfs

Btrfs is a next-generation Linux file-system initially developed by Chris Mason and has since seen support from numerous organizations.

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GCC 4.9

GCC 4.9 is the major GNU Compiler Collection release of 2014. GCC 4.9 features AddressSanitizer support for ARM, continued link-time optimization (LTO) improvements, feedback-directed optimization improvements, improved C11 support, GNAT specifies Ada 2012 by default, and countless other features that were merged during its nearly year of development.

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KDE Frameworks 5

KDE Frameworks 5 (KF5) is the next-generation version of the KDE libraries that are a major refactoring. Some of the former kdelibs have also migrated upstream into the Qt 5 tool-kit that KDE Frameworks 5 depends upon. KDE Frameworks 5 will be officially released in mid-2014 while now is available in development form.

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Nouveau

Nouveau is the open-source NVIDIA graphics driver that has been in development for years as a community-based, reverse-engineered implementation of NVIDIA's closed-source Linux graphics driver. NVIDIA took a neutral stance on Nouveau until 2013 when it began supporting the project with limited code and documentation beginning to appear. Nouveau consists of an open-source kernel DRM driver, Gallium3D drivers, and xf86-video-nouveau DDX.

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Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04 is the 2014 April update to the Ubuntu Linux operating system that will be part of Canonical's Long-Term Support period.

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Glamor

GLAMOR is an acceleration library merged into the X.Org Server 1.16 that provides 2D acceleration implemented over OpenGL so X.Org DDX drivers no longer need to implement 2D-specific code-paths. GLAMOR is designed to be universal amongst OpenGL / OpenGL ES supported hardware.

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RadeonSI

The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver supports the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series / GCN graphics processors and newer. RadeonSI is officially developed by open-source AMD developers with community support and can be found in a working state within recent versions of Mesa.

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Freedreno

Freedreno is the open-source, reverse-engineered project implementing a fully open-source driver for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware. Freedreno consists of the MSM DRM driver, the xf86-video-freedreno DDX, and the Freedreno Gallium3D driver inside Mesa.

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FreeBSD 10

The FreeBSD 10.0 operating system was released in January of 2010 with many system and architectural improvements, including better ZFS file-system support, LLVM Clang replacing the GCC compiler, ARM Raspberry Pi support, integration of the Bhyve hypervisor, Hyper-V virtualization, a Radeon AMD KMS driver, and much more.

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Radeon DPM

Radeon DPM is the dynamic power management feature to the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver that is capable of boosting the performance of Radeon GPUs by being able to properly re-clock from their boot frequencies. Dynamic power management also leads to reduced heat output and lower power usage when the graphics processor is idle.

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F2FS

F2FS is the Flash-Friendly File-System for Linux developed by Samsung and part of the mainline Linux kernel. F2FS is designed for delivering maximum file-system performance on flash-based storage devices.

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VDPAU

VDPAU is the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix. VDPAU was initially developed by NVIDIA as a means of video acceleration for their binary video driver but has since gained support within Gallium3D and other drivers independent of NVIDIA.

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Broadwell

Broadwell is the codename for Intel's 2014 CPU successor to Haswell. Broadwell boasts a 14nm die shrink, uses an MCP package design, offers new instruction set extensions, and is expected to offer improvements to the performance-per-Watt and much better integrated graphics support. Open-source hardware enablement of Broadwell has been happening within Linux for some time in hopes of providing appropriate launch-day Broadwell Linux support.

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AM1

The AMD AM1 platform was introduced in 2014 for low-cost Athlon and Sempron APUs.

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X.Org Server 1.16

X.Org Server 1.16 will be released in mid-2014 with GLAMOR integration, XWayland support, and other features.

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Mir

Mir is the display server developed by Canonical to compete with Wayland and ultimately succeed the X.Org Server. Mir is in production use on Ubuntu Touch while it's expected to be used by default in the Ubuntu 14.10 Linux release. The Mir Display Server was announced in 2013.

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Haswell

Haswell is Intel's 2013 CPU architecture that offers many performance improvements and lower power consumption compared to the previous-generation Ivy Bridge CPUs. Haswell is backed by great open-source Linux support, including with the open-source Mesa graphics driver.

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Gallium3D

Gallium3D is part of Mesa as a new framework for building graphics drivers. The notable Gallium3D drivers are Radeon (R300g, R600g, RadeonSI) and Nouveau (NV50, NVC0), along with other G3D drivers like Freedreno.

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SNA

SNA is the Sandy Bridge New Acceleration architecture developed by Intel for their xf86-video-intel X.Org driver. Contrary to the name, SNA supports all Intel HD Graphics hardware and just not the Sandy Bridge generation. SNA is much faster than the former UXA architecture and is used by default with xf86-video-intel 3.0+.

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Fedora 20

Fedora 20 was released in December 2013 with ARM as a primary architecture, virtualization improvements, the GNOME 3.10 desktop by default, and many other new features and updated packages.

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Tux3

Tux3 is an experimental, out-of-tree Linux file-system designed by Daniel Phillips. Tux3 succeeds Tux2 and uses a B-tree structure.

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LLVMpipe

LLVMpipe is a Gallium3D graphics driver in Mesa that does all rendering on the CPU for providing a software-accelerated fallback on Linux and can also be used in OpenGL / graphics driver debugging. LLVMpipe uses LLVM for providing better performance than the Softpipe driver.

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Xfce 4.12

Upcoming development work on the Xfce lightweight open-source desktop environment.

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DNF

DNF is a next-generation successor to Yum that is expected to be deployed with Fedora 22 Linux.

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Beignet

Beignet is an open-source implementation of OpenCL for use by the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver.

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Rebecca Black

Rebecca Black OS is a Wayland LiveCD featuring all of the experimental Wayland-related open-source code.

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GCC 4.7

The GCC 4.7 compiler was released in 2012 with improved ARM compiler support, new compiler flags, Link-Time Optimization (LTO) improvements, Interprocedural Optimization improvements, C++11 language improvements, C11 language improvements, AMD Piledriver support, support for new Intel x86 extensions, and many other features and new target/hardware support.

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P-State

P-State is the new Intel Linux kernel driver for controlling the power states of Intel processors in a more effective way than the conventional CPUfreq driver.

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LLVM 3.5

LLVM 3.5 is anticipated for release in mid-2015 and will feature many improvements to the LLVM compiler infrastructure along with sub-projects like Clang, Compiler-RT, and LLDB.

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Mesa 10.0

Mesa 10.0 was released in 2013 with support for OpenGL 3.3 in core Mesa as well as for the Intel i915 DRI driver. Mesa 10.0 also features support for some OpenGL 4 extensions and performance / functionality improvements for all of the main open-source graphics drivers as part of Mesa and Gallium3D.

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GCC 4.8

GCC 4.8 was released in 2013 and uses C++ as its implementation language of the GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.8 offers expanded support for C11 and C++11, libstdc++ standard library improvements, AArch64 ARM 64-bit architecture support, support for new ARM Cortex options, new Intel x86 instruction support, and AMD Steamroller and Jaguar CPU support.

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Unvanquished

Unvanquished is an open-source first person shooter game that sports an advanced OpenGL 3 renderer. Unvanquished is powered by the Daemon Engine.

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Bay Trail

Bay Trail is the codename for Intel's Atom SoCs that introduce in-house HD Graphics rather than relying upon Imagination's PowerVR for its graphics core in the low-power SoCs. Thus Bay Trail is the first Intel Atom SoC with great Linux support via the mainline Intel Linux graphics driver and the code remains completely open-source. Bay Trail was formerly known via the Valley View codename that was first reported on Phoronix.

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LLVM

LLVM is an innovative compiler infrastructure that supports multiple front-ends / back-ends as well as multiple back-ends ranging from CPUs to GPUs and DSPs. A notable user of LLVM is the Clang C/C++ compiler.

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X-Video

X-Video (Xv) is a basic video output interface for the X11/X.Org Server.

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Kaveri

Kaveri is the codename for AMD's APUs based on the third-generation "Steamroller" architecture. Kaveri tops out with the A10-7850K APU and features four Steamroller CPU Cores that turbo up to 4GHz and the APU utilizes a Radeon "GCN" graphics processor.

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Lima

Lima is the open-source, reverse-engineered graphics driver project for ARM's Mali graphics cores.

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RHEL7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0

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Linux 3.12

The Linux 3.12 kernel was released in November of 2013 with AMD Radeon driver performance improvements, improved multi-GPU (Optimus) support, offline data de-duplication for Btrfs, RAID5 multi-threading, and countless other new kernel features.

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DRI3

Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 is a significant update to the rendering architecture of the X.Org Server that was introduced with version 1.15. DRI3 supports passing file descriptors via DMA-BUF, client-allocated per-window buffers, and other new capabilities.

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Virgil3D

Virgil3D is an open-source project to provide 3D/OpenGL support to guest virtual machines of QEMU/KVM.

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Ivy Bridge

Ivy Bridge is the codename of Intel's 2012 CPU successor to Sandy Bridge from the prior year.

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Linux 3.11

Linux 3.11 was released in September of 2013 with experimental Radeon DPM support, Lustre file-system client support, ARMv8 64-bit improvements, Zswap, and new hardware support.

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XWayland

XWayland is a component to be merged into the X.Org Server for offering a compatibility layer to run legacy X11 applications on Wayland.

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Linux 3.7

Linux 3.7 was released in December of 2012 with ARM 64-bit (AArch64) architecture support, Btrfs file-system updates, ARM multi-platform support, experimental SMB2 protocol support, and numerous other features.

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Tegra K1

The Tegra K1 is a high-performance ARM SoC designed by NVIDIA with Kepler-based graphics.

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Ubuntu 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 was released in October of 2012 with numerous improvements to the popular Linux distribution for desktops and servers.

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Linux 3.10

The Linux 3.10 kernel was released in June of 2010 with the BCache block layer SSD cache, timer-less multi-tasking support, file-system improvements, ARM big.LITTLE enablement, and many other new and improved hardware drivers.

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FreeBSD 10.0

The FreeBSD 10.0 operating system was released in January of 2010 with many system and architectural improvements, including better ZFS file-system support, LLVM Clang replacing the GCC compiler, ARM Raspberry Pi support, integration of the Bhyve hypervisor, Hyper-V virtualization, a Radeon AMD KMS driver, and much more.

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Qt 5.3

Qt 5.3 is a major update to the Qt5 tool-kit.

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Linux 3.8

Linux 3.8 was released in February of 2013 with the Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) along with improvements to the Btrfs and EXT4 file-systems. Linux 3.8 additionally features automatic NUMA balancing and support for i386 CPUs was dropped.

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VOGL

VOGL is an open-source OpenGL debugger developed by Valve Software mostly intended for use by Linux video game developers.

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Unity 8

Unity 8 is the next-generation Qt5-based interface for the Ubuntu Linux desktop that is already in use on Ubuntu Touch. Unity 8 is designed for use with the Mir display server and will likely make its desktop premiere in Ubuntu 14.10.

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Linux 3.1

The Linux 3.1 kernel was released in October of 2011 with OpenRISC architecture support, NFC (Near-Field Communication) support, open-source graphics driver improvements, Nintendo Wii controller support, and new device drivers.

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Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4 is a major engine update out of Epic Games and features first-rate Linux support.

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Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 is a Long-Term Support release of the Canonical-sponsored distribution. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will be supported through 2017. Ubuntu 12.04 is codenamed the Precise Pangolin.

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Linux 3.2

The Linux 3.2 kernel was released in January of 2012 with Btrfs and EXT4 file-system improvements, DRM driver enhancements, Hexagon architecture support, and many other kernel improvements.

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KDBUS

KDBUS is a D-Bus IPC implementation for the Linux kernel that's expected to be mainlined in 2014.

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PandaBoard

PandaBoards are low-cost ARMv7 development boards featuring Texas Instruments OMAP SoCs.

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Ubuntu 14.10

Ubuntu 14.10 is codenamed the Utopic Unicorn and will be released in October of 2014.

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LLVM 3.4

LLVM 3.4 was released in January 2014 with many improvements to the open-source compiler infrastructure.

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Mesa 8.1

Mesa 8.1 was a development version of Mesa prior to being re-versioned as Mesa 9.0 during its development stage due to reaching OpenGL 3.1 compliance.

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Brain Fuck Scheduler

The Brain Fuck Scheduler (BFS) is a Linux kernel process scheduler that's maintained out of tree by Con Kolivas. BFS is designed to deliver better performance than the Completely Fair Scheduler in particular for desktop and mobile Linux systems.

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KDE 4.13

KDE 4.13 is an applications and platform update to the KDE4 software stack for release in 2014.

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Plasma Next

Plasma Next is the next-generation KDE user interface.

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Mesa 8.0

Mesa 8.0 was released in February 2012 with OpenGL 3.0 API support by core Mesa.

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HiDPI

HiDPI is short for displays with a high DPI / pixel density, such as the Retina MacBook Pro and ASUS Zenbook. HiDPI support within Linux is still maturing.

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