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Budgie: A Lightweight, Chrome OS Inspired, GNOME-Aligned Desktop

Saturday 6th of December 2014 05:26:59 AM
The latest new open-source Linux desktop initiative is Budgie, a desktop focused on simplicity. The Budgie desktop is now undergoing possible review for inclusion into Fedora...

Dota 2 In H1'2015 Will Receive Major Engine Update

Saturday 6th of December 2014 01:00:14 AM
While there's been signs for months that within Valve's Dota 2 game that it's transitioning from the Source Engine to Source Engine 2, it looks like Valve's next-generation game engine will be fully utilized within this multiplayer online battle arena game in 2015...

Signs Of Other High Profile Games Coming To Linux

Saturday 6th of December 2014 12:33:00 AM
Besides today's exciting news for Linux gamers that it looks like BioShock Infinite is being ported to Linux, there's also several other interesting Steam game updates indicating Linux porting activity...

AMD & Intel Work Hard To Fix Linux Driver Issues For Civilization: Beyond Earth

Friday 5th of December 2014 10:26:29 PM
Earlier this week I wrote about Aspyr Media running into severe issues with the AMD and Intel Linux GPU drivers in terms of bad rendering with the Civilization: Beyond Earth game they've been porting to Linux. The good news is that Intel and AMD are now involved and working to get these issues resolved...

Major AMD Catalyst Linux Update Expected Next Week

Friday 5th of December 2014 08:39:00 PM
Due out next week is a very significant update to AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics driver as they continue to work towards the unified AMD Linux driver strategy...

Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Edison Module

Friday 5th of December 2014 07:48:28 PM
Intel's Edison Module is a development platform for prototyping wearable computing devices and IoT devices. Here's some Linux benchmarks with the Intel Edison running on Debian...

NVIDIA 343.36 Updates Stable Drivers With Bug Fixes, New Kernel/X.Org Support

Friday 5th of December 2014 07:24:59 PM
While NVIDIA's 346 Linux driver series is in beta with a great deal of improvements and new features, for those sticking to the 343.xx stable series there is out this Friday the 343.36 driver...

Preview Of The Massive New Open-Source, Linux Test Farm

Friday 5th of December 2014 03:48:18 PM
They say a picture is worth one thousand words, but how many Linux systems is a picture worth?..

BioShock Infinite Looks Like It Might Be Coming To Linux: Steam Changes

Friday 5th of December 2014 03:13:37 PM
The BioShock Infinite first person shooter game released last year for Windows and was trailed by an OS X port looks like it is being ported to Linux...

CentOS Puts Out Its First Monthly Rolling Media Release

Friday 5th of December 2014 02:55:55 PM
The CentOS project is beginning to produce monthly re-spins of CentOS 7 that contain all of the updated packages introduced this month. This new CentOS Linux rolling media approach will make it easier to install a fully-updated EL7 system with having to install just minimal updates after the installation...

Latest Radeon Graphics Results On Ubuntu 14.10 Are A Bit Concerning

Friday 5th of December 2014 02:39:20 PM
Earlier this week I posted some Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS vs. 14.10 benchmarks that focused on the overall system performance aside from the graphics. In this article are the OpenGL results for the three releases of Ubuntu Linux for the Radeon (R600g) Gallium3D driver.

Libinput 0.7 Gets Closer To Parity With X Input Stack

Friday 5th of December 2014 02:01:17 PM
Libinput 0.7 is now available and this input library used by Wayland and other environments is nearly at feature parity to the current X Server based input stack...

FFmpeg 2.5 Brings Animated PNG, WebP Decoding Support

Friday 5th of December 2014 04:43:46 AM
The latest major feature update to FFmpeg is now available for use by multimedia open-source applications...

Fedora Might Shift To A Tick-Tock Release Cadence

Thursday 4th of December 2014 07:29:13 PM
Inspired by Intel's tick-tock model of processor development cycles in flipping between architecture and manufacturing advancements, Fedora Linux developers are currently considering a similar model in flipping between feature releases...

An Ubuntu Tablet Inspired By The Ubuntu Edge Is Coming

Thursday 4th of December 2014 07:18:56 PM
Another week, another Ubuntu Tablet news item... This time there's an unheard of company that's looking to deliver an Ubuntu Tablet inspired by Canonical's failed Ubuntu Edge smartphone...

MIPS Creator CI20 Now Available, Costs $65 USD

Thursday 4th of December 2014 07:04:59 PM
While many Linux users still cringe over hearing Imagination Technologies due to their shoddy Linux graphics driver history with the PowerVR series and lack of open-source friendship, their MIPS Creator CI20 development board just became available for sale and in the months ahead we'll see how their Linux support evolves...

Chrome 40 Beta Brings Service Workers

Thursday 4th of December 2014 06:44:58 PM
Google's web browser developers have announced the beta release today of Chrome/Chromium 40...

Fedora 21 Is Cleared For Release Next Week

Thursday 4th of December 2014 06:34:34 PM
Fedora 21 has cleared its final Go/No-Go meeting so that it can be released next week...

OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux

Thursday 4th of December 2014 04:55:57 PM
The latest solid-state drive being tested at Phoronix is the 120GB OCZ Vector 150. This solid-state drive is quite affordable but has been reviewed favorably by Windows users, so we figured we'd see how well it works when adding it to one of the constantly-running Linux benchmark systems.

IVI Shell Merged Into Wayland's Weston

Thursday 4th of December 2014 03:55:15 PM
Are you ready to run a reference Weston compositor implementation in your car?..

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11 years developing Krita

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