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Canonical Releases Ubuntu One File Syncing Code

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:53:48 PM
Canonical has open-sourced their Ubuntu One file syncing code, the biggest piece of their failed Ubuntu One service...

OpenGL 4.2 Is Now Complete In Core Mesa!

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:46:10 PM
All of the new OpenGL 4.2 extensions are now hooked up within core Mesa for use by the open-source Linux graphics drivers!..

Fedora 23 Alpha Released

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 02:33:44 PM
Fedora 23 Alpha has been released -- on schedule -- and is ready for those wanting to try out the next-gen Fedora Linux experience...

KDE Ponders Defaulting To EGL Rather Than GLX

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 01:46:05 PM
KDE KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin is exploring the possibility of defaulting to using EGL rather than GLX when running the KDE desktop on the X.Org Server...

AppStream Support Moving Along For Kubuntu/Debian

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 01:35:31 PM
Work is underway on getting AppStream to work for Kubuntu and is stepping closer to having full AppStream support in Debian...

KDE Plasma 5.4 Beta Now Available

Tuesday 11th of August 2015 01:20:47 PM
The beta is out today of the KDE Plasma 5.4 update, which brings new desktop features to the modern KDE desktop stack...

Google Announces New "Alphabet" Company As Its Corporate Overlord

Monday 10th of August 2015 09:23:59 PM
Google today announced Alphabet, a holding company with a collection of different assets -- with Google now being part of that umbrella. Google shares will automatically convert over to being Alphabet shares with that becoming the publicly traded company. Alphabet's CEO is Larry Page with Sergey Brin taking over as President. Meanwhile, Sundar Pichai will become Google's CEO...

Open-Source Linux Graphics Stack Improvements Coming For PowerPC 64 LE

Monday 10th of August 2015 08:31:43 PM
The maintainer of AMD's HSA Linux kernel driver (AMDKFD) and Pixman is now focusing his work on enabling and optimizing the Linux graphics stack for PowerPC 64-bit LE...

AMD Appears To Be Spinning Another Oland-Based GPU

Monday 10th of August 2015 08:20:26 PM
AMD's Rx 300 series line-up is largely a re-brand (with greater vRAM) of older GCN graphics cards, except for the high-end Fiji GPUs. While there's already some low-end parts in the R5/R7 300 series, it seems another one may be coming...

DNF 1.1 Adds MIPS Support, New Options

Monday 10th of August 2015 08:04:04 PM
DNF 1.1.0 was released today as the newest version of the Dandified Yum for package management on Fedora systems...

Imagination Tech Is Demoing Vulkan On Android

Monday 10th of August 2015 03:25:00 PM
In continuation of this morning's article about the Khronos announcements, Khronos Debuts OpenGL ES 3.2 and New GL Extensions, But No Vulkan This Week, Imagination Tech is talking about their new Vulkan on Android demo...

Kodi 15.1 Release Candidate Is Now Available

Monday 10th of August 2015 02:14:16 PM
The release candidate for Kodi 15.1 "Isengard" is now available...

NVIDIA Releases "OpenGL 2015" + OpenGL ES 3.2 Linux Driver

Monday 10th of August 2015 01:25:42 PM
Well, that didn't take long... Minutes after the embargo lifted on all of the Khronos announcements today that include new OpenGL desktop extensions, NVIDIA has put out a supported beta driver for Windows and Linux...

Khronos Debuts OpenGL ES 3.2 & New GL Extensions, But No Vulkan This Week

Monday 10th of August 2015 01:00:00 PM
It's SIGGRAPH week! Our embargo was just lifted by The Khronos Group for talking about their exciting specification updates and more that they'll be sharing with the attendees at this annual, leading graphics conference in Los Angeles. In this article are the details on the new OpenGL ES 3.2 specification, new desktop OpenGL extensions, the Safety Critical Working Group, and some talk about SPIR-V/Vulkan but the new graphics API specification itself isn't being released from SIGGRAPH.

Ubuntu Phone To Soon Launch Within India

Monday 10th of August 2015 12:57:43 PM
BQ's Aquaris Ubuntu Phones will soon be available in India...

Work Starts To Upstream Mir Server Support In Qt

Monday 10th of August 2015 12:49:16 PM
A proposal is receiving positive response so far for upstreaming the Qt Mir Server support...

Linux 4.2-rc6: The Kernel Is Settling Down, 4.2 Final Likely In Two Weeks

Sunday 9th of August 2015 09:17:42 PM
Linus Torvalds has announced the latest weekly test release of the Linux 4.2 kernel...

Raspberry Pi Switches Over To Linux 4.1

Sunday 9th of August 2015 03:28:25 PM
Two months after the Raspberry Pi default firmware upgraded to Linux 4.0, they've now upgraded to Linux 4.1 as the latest stable kernel...

What It Took Porting LibreOffice To GTK3 & Wayland

Sunday 9th of August 2015 03:18:12 PM
For the past several months Caolán McNamara has been leading the charge for adding GTK3 tool-kit support to LibreOffice. With the new LibreOffice 5.0 that initial GTK3 support is in place that also brings initial Wayland support for this open-source office suite...

A Linux User's Review Of Microsoft Windows 10

Sunday 9th of August 2015 01:30:00 PM
When I first started to talk to Michael about working with him this summer, one of the things we agreed on is that I would do a review of Windows 10. While I vastly prefer Linux as my day-to-day operating system, I do use Windows for gaming, and I also support Windows clients as part of my job at my University.

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