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Chrome 53 Released With Speed Improvements, Shadow DOM

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:45:41 AM
Ending out August, Google has promoted Chrome/Chromium 53 to their stable channel...

LLVM 3.9 Is Set To Be Released

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:38:45 AM
LLVM 3.9 final has been tagged in Git/SVN and will be formally released in the next few days...

GhostBSD 10.3 Finally Rolls Out, Offers MATE & Xfce Atop ZFS

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:00:57 AM
While FreeBSD 11.0 is right around the corner, today marks the official debut of GhostBSD 10.3 that in turn is based off FreeBSD 10.3...

Mesa Has Already Seen More Code Changes This Year Than All Of 2015

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 02:29:25 PM
With the work on the Intel Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.x being close to finished off for the main graphics drivers, and AMD doubling down work on performance optimizations, there is already more code changes in Mesa Git this year than all of 2015...

AMD Patches For OpenMAX HEVC/H.265 Decoding

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 02:12:45 PM
Gallium3D's VA-API state tracker has already supported H.265/HEVC video decoding as well as the support being in Gallium3D VDPAU too with it being supported by Radeon's open-source UVD code. Rounding out the API video-accelerated decode coverage of H.265 is now OpenMAX support...

HiSilicon's Poplar Is The First Linaro 96Boards EE TV Platform

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 01:11:02 PM
Linaro has announced the first development board that supports their 96Boards' Enterprise Edition TV Platform specification...

OpenSUSE 42.2 Beta 1 Released

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 01:02:21 PM
For those using openSUSE Leap rather than the Tumbleweed rolling-release flavor, the Leap 42.2 Beta 1 release is now available for your testing pleasure...

Genode OS 16.08 Released With seL4 Kernel Improvements

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 12:46:17 PM
A new release of the Genode operating system framework is now available...

Linux Gets A Proprietary, Read-Only ReFS File-System Driver

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 12:31:43 PM
While Microsoft's ReFS file-system has been around for a few years to date there is no mainline Linux kernel driver supporting this file-system that's more advanced than NTFS. But there is now a read-only ReFS Linux driver and it's proprietary...

Wayland 1.12 Beta Released

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 08:34:57 PM
Bryce Harrington announced the release today of Wayland 1.12 beta and the associated Wayland compositor update...

Testing The Open-Source "RADV" Radeon Vulkan Driver vs. AMDGPU-PRO

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 04:00:00 PM
With word coming out last week that the RADV open-source Vulkan driver can now render Dota 2 correctly, I've been running some tests the past few days of this RADV Vulkan driver compared to AMD's official (but currently closed-source) Vulkan driver bundled with the AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan driver.

Some Quick Basic Gaming Tests With Wine/Wine-Staging vs. Linux vs. Windows

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 03:00:00 PM
With having just wrapped up the Windows 10 vs. Linux Radeon Software Performance benchmarking roundabout, I decided to run some very quick tests with Wine and Wine-Staging while gauging interest to run a larger Wine comparison...

Fedora 25 Alpha Released With Wayland By Default

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 02:26:56 PM
After originally being delayed, Fedora 25 Alpha made it out today for those wanting to test this initial development snapshot of this next version of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution that is aiming to use Wayland by default...

Intel Reveals More Details About 7th Gen "Kaby Lake" Processors

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 01:30:51 PM
Intel is making public more details today about their forthcoming 7th Generation Intel Core CPUs, a.k.a. Kaby Lake...

GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands On AMDGPU Takes Another Step Forward

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 12:39:22 PM
Many Phoronix readers appear excited about the forthcoming GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" support for the AMDGPU DRM driver as an alternative to the Radeon DRM. With the newer AMDGPU DRM support will eventually mean Vulkan and AMDGPU-PRO support for these original Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs. This GCN 1.0 / SI support has taken another step forward with now having "workable" dynamic power management...

OpenShot 2.1 Open-Source Video Editor Released

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 12:09:03 PM
OpenShot 2.1 is the latest feature release of this promising open-source video editing solution...

Keyboard Grabbing Protocol Proposed For Wayland

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 12:03:41 PM
Red Hat developer Olivier Fourdan has proposed adding a keyboard grabbing protocol to Wayland...

RadeonSI Gets Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension: ARB_cull_distance

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 11:55:20 AM
The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver continues stepping ever so closely to OpenGL 4.4 and 4.5 compliance...

GNOME's Mutter 3.21.91 Brings Wayland Improvements

Tuesday 30th of August 2016 01:00:00 AM
Florian Müllner announced the release today of Mutter 3.21.91, the near-final version of this compositing window manager and Wayland compositor for the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop...

Raspberry Pi Zero Will Likely Be Supported On Linux 4.9

Monday 29th of August 2016 11:00:00 PM
It's looking like the Raspberry Pi Zero might be playing fine out-of-the-box with the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel cycle...

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Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 MATE - Fairly solid

Is there a perfect track record for any which distro? No. Do any two desktop environments ever behave the same? No. Is there anything really good and cool about the MATE offering? Yes, definitely. It's not the finest, but it's definitely quite all right. You do get very decent hardware support, adequate battery life and good performance, smartphone and media support is top notch, and your applications will all run happily. On the other hand, you will struggle with Samba and Bluetooth, and there are some odd issues here and there. I think the Gnome and Xfce offerings are better, but MATE is not to be dissed as a useless relic. Far from it, this is definitely an option you ought to consider if you're into less-than-mainstream desktops, and you happen to like CentOS. To sum it all up, another goodie in the growing arsenal of CentOS fun facts. Enjoy. Read more

digiKam 5.2.0 is published...

After a second release 5.1.0 published one month ago, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.2.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces a new bugs triage and some fixes following new feedback from end-users. This release introduce also a new red eyes tool which automatize the red-eyes effect reduction process. Faces detection is processed on whole image and a new algorithm written by a Google Summer of Code 2016 student named Omar Amin is dedicated to recognize shapes and try to found eyes with direct flash reflection on retina. Read more

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