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Reported Steam Linux Usage Battles To Stay Above 1.0%

Friday 6th of March 2015 02:37:43 PM
With all of the GDC2015 announcements this week from Valve developing an Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver to confirming a lot of new Linux games, I just noticed today that Valve published their Steam Survey results for February and it shows a decline in Linux gamers...

Benchmarks Of The $129 8-Core 64-bit ARM Development Board

Friday 6th of March 2015 02:25:48 PM
Announced last month was the HiKey 8-core 64-bit ARM development board being based upon the HiSilicon Cortex-A53 SoC. This HiKey board came out of 96Boards as the first certified board by the Linaro Community Board Group. I happen to have some early benchmarks of this eight-core AArch64 development board running Linaro/Debian...

Wine 1.7.38 Supports Themed Scrollbars, Updated Mono Engine

Friday 6th of March 2015 02:07:13 PM
Wine 1.7.38 was released this morning as the newest bi-weekly development release of this popular Linux and OS X program for running Windows programs...

Siemens Commits New Motherboard Support To Coreboot

Friday 6th of March 2015 01:21:34 PM
While you probably don't have a Siemens motherboard underneath your desk, the company has committed support for another one of their motherboards to Coreboot...

Nuntius: Delivering Android Notifications To The GNOME Desktop

Friday 6th of March 2015 12:57:59 PM
The latest GNOME application to speak of that's entered development is Nuntius, a program to show your Android phone/tablet notifications directly on the GNOME desktop as part of its notification system...

The Khronos Group's Vulkan, SPIR-V & OpenCL 2.1 Presentations

Friday 6th of March 2015 03:53:02 AM
For those wishing to learn more about The Khronos Group's work on Vulkan, SPIR-V, and OpenCL 2.1, their presentations and videos are now available...

Valve Developed An Intel Linux Vulkan GPU Driver

Thursday 5th of March 2015 06:19:07 PM
For helping out ISVs and game developers test out their initial Vulkan code, they developed their own Intel Vulkan GPU graphics driver for Linux that they intend to open-source...

Valve Starts Listing The Steam Machines In The Steam Store

Thursday 5th of March 2015 06:15:42 PM
Valve has started showing off the Steam Controller and the many different Steam Machines within the Steam Store...

Conservancy Sues VMware Over GPL Compliance

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:42:09 PM
The Software Freedom Conservancy has today announced a lawsuit against VMware for failing to comply with the GPL on Linux...

Ubuntu Will Start Booting With Systemd Next Monday

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:27:44 PM
This week Ubuntu Cloud switched over to systemd while on Monday is when all other Ubuntu flavors will be migrating to systemd by default over Upstart...

GLAVE: A Debug Tool For The New Vulkan Graphics API

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:00:21 PM
GLAVE is a debug tool that LunarG has been working on to help in debugging the new Vulkan API...

A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA

Thursday 5th of March 2015 03:48:02 PM
A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA...

Niche Drivers Get Ported To Atomic Mode-Setting For Linux 4.1

Thursday 5th of March 2015 02:53:10 PM
David Airlie has started pulling in fresh Git code into DRM-Next for merging eventually with the Linux 4.1 kernel...

openSUSE Tumbleweed Continues Ascending

Thursday 5th of March 2015 01:59:47 PM
openSUSE Tumbleweed, the rolling-release version of the popular German Linux distribution, is keeping up well with all of the innovations in the free software ecosystem...

Open-Source SPIR-V Reader & Writer Written In Java

Thursday 5th of March 2015 01:18:50 PM
For those interested in the new SPIR-V specification for the intermediate representation used by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1, a developer has already written an open-source reader and writer of SPIR-V...

Foobnix Music Player Ported To GTK3

Thursday 5th of March 2015 12:35:09 PM
For those in need of a new open-source music player, Foobnix is GPLv3-licensed, written in Python, and with its newest release has been ported to using the GTK3 tool-kit...

LunarGLASS Adds Experimental SPIR-V Front-End

Thursday 5th of March 2015 10:51:48 AM
LunarG, the consulting company around open-source Linux graphics drivers, is one of the organizations involved heavily with the new Vulkan graphics API and SPIR-V intermediate representation. Thanks to their involvement, they already have out an initial SPIR-V front-end to their open-source LunarGLASS Mesa project...

The New Open-Source Linux Test Farm Is Almost Operational

Thursday 5th of March 2015 08:35:56 AM
Here's another update on the construction of the new Linux benchmarking test farm...

GNOME Shell 3.15.91 Brings A Variety Of Last Minute Changes

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:02:25 AM
Besides releasing Mutter 3.15.91 on Wednesday, Florian Müllner also released an updated version of GNOME Shell for the imminent GNOME 3.15.91 release...

Samba 4.2 Brings Transparent File Compression & Clustering Support

Thursday 5th of March 2015 02:33:45 AM
Samba 4.2.0 was just released for those in need of file and print service sharing with Windows via SMB/CIFS. The Samba 4.2 release brings with it several new features...

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