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Enlightenment Brings Session Recovery Support To Wayland

Friday 6th of May 2016 06:31:50 PM
Enlightenment's Wayland support continues to become more feature complete with the latest feature work being for session recovery support...

FSF-Approved gNewSense 4 GNU/Linux Distribution Released

Friday 6th of May 2016 02:07:48 PM
The distribution sponsored by the Free Software Foundation, gNewSense, is out with its version 4.0 "Ucclia" release...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.4 M2 Brings More Phoromatic, Stress Testing Improvements

Friday 6th of May 2016 12:33:54 PM
The second development release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.4 "Hasvik" is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking pleasure...

Ubuntu 16.10 Developer Summit Videos To Watch This Weekend

Friday 6th of May 2016 12:12:37 PM
This week was the Ubuntu Online Summit for planning about Ubuntu 16.10. Here are some videos for your enjoyment this weekend if you didn't get a chance to watch them live...

Lumina Desktop 0.9 Adds Window Compositing Support, New Text Editor

Thursday 5th of May 2016 11:18:46 PM
The BSD-focused Lumina Desktop Environment has released version 0.9 of their open-source, Qt-powered desktop while version 1.0 is expected later this year in step with PC-BSD/FreeBSD 11.0...

ReactOS 0.4.1 Is En Route For Open-Source Windows

Thursday 5th of May 2016 05:32:03 PM
For fans of ReactOS as a project long working on providing an open-source, drop-in-replacement for Windows, a new release is being prepared...

Microsoft's .NET Now Works On NetBSD

Thursday 5th of May 2016 05:23:48 PM
Microsoft's .NET Framework as an open-source project now has support for NetBSD...

NVIDIA Is Making A Big Announcement Tomorrow

Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:36:26 PM
NVIDIA wants you to spend your Friday night with them, at least virtually. There's an exciting unveil tomorrow...

GCC 4.8 To GCC 6.1 Benchmarks For A Complex Program

Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:24:06 PM
Here are some more compiler performance metrics to share of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) for a complex program...

A $14 USB Thermometer That Works Well With Linux

Thursday 5th of May 2016 02:25:44 PM
If you are in need of a temperature sensor / thermometer that's USB based and plays well with Linux, there's a decent option for just $14 USD.

GNOME's Nautilus File Manager: "Its Best Moment Since It Was Created"

Thursday 5th of May 2016 01:52:22 PM
At various points in GNOME's history the Nautilus file manager has been less than maintained, but these days the situation is much brighter...

Khronos Publishes SPIRV-Cross: Converting SPIR-V To Other Shader Languages, C++

Thursday 5th of May 2016 01:34:37 PM
The Khronos Group this morning opened up the public source access as to their new SPIRV-Cross project, an open-source project for converting the SPIR-V intermediate representation used by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1+ back into GLSL, C++, and other higher-level languages...

Trying Out Beignet For Intel OpenCL On Ubuntu 16.04, Still No OpenCL 2.0 For Beignet

Thursday 5th of May 2016 12:29:50 PM
Following the recent Iris Graphics of Xubuntu 16.04 vs. Clear Linux vs. Fedora 23 I had some extra time so I decided to fire up Beignet on Ubuntu 16.04 for this Haswell ultrabook...

Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

Thursday 5th of May 2016 11:34:45 AM
Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced...

Hisilicon Kirin DRM Driver To Be Added For Linux 4.7

Thursday 5th of May 2016 02:12:31 AM
On top of the new ARC PGU driver and Allwinner driver there is yet another new Direct Rendering Manager driver set to land for Linux 4.7...

Intel's OpenGL Linux Driver Is Now One Step Closer To GL 4.4: ARB_query_buffer_object

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:46:42 PM
With the latest code landing in Mesa Git this afternoon, the GL_ARB_query_buffer_object has been wired up for Intel's i965 OpenGL driver...

DRI3 On (X)Ubuntu 16.04 Still isn't Enough For Intel Graphics To Compete With Others

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:36:21 PM
As a follow-up to this morning's article about Intel Graphics Performance: Clear Linux vs. Xubuntu 16.04 LTS vs. Fedora 23 Xfce, here is some more data to look at. With the latest numbers are some Xubuntu 16.04 results when DRI3 was manually enabled for the Intel graphics...

The Latest Freedreno Achievements For Open-Source Adreno Graphics In 2016

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:17:29 PM
Red Hat developer Rob Clark has put out a new update concerning the status of his pet project, Freedreno, for providing open-source, reverse-engineered graphics support for Qualcomm Adreno hardware...

Intel Graphics Performance: Clear Linux vs. Xubuntu 16.04 LTS vs. Fedora 23 Xfce

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 03:00:00 PM
With recent benchmarks showing Intel's Clear Linux distribution even being faster for Intel HD Graphics performance compared to other more common distributions like Ubuntu 16.04, I decided to run some more tests and also test Fedora 23 Xfce into the mix.

An Interesting Game Is Coming Powered By Unigine 2, Switched From UE4

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 01:57:12 PM
Unigine 2 has looked like a real beauty at least from screenshots, but sadly there hasn't been any tech demo / benchmark releases off it yet nor any major games to talk about using this updated engine. Fortunately, that's now changing...

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Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2

Raffaele Forte, the maintainer of the Ubuntu-based BackBox Linux operating system designed for penetration testing and forensic analysis operations, announced the release of BlackBox Linux 4.6. Read more Also: BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition review

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