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Canonical Is Back To Doing Feature Development For Launchpad

Thursday 9th of July 2015 01:57:45 PM
Canonical is back to working on the Launchpad.net code, their website that pairs code hosting with bug tacking, translations, blueprints, and more...

Catalyst 15.7 For Linux Is Turning Out To Be A Rather Nice Driver Update

Thursday 9th of July 2015 01:50:30 PM
Yesterday's Catalyst 15.7 for Linux driver update turned out to be a fairly nice driver update. Tests are still running but the new features and performance improvements are certainly welcome...

OpenSSL's Latest High Severity Issue Exposed

Thursday 9th of July 2015 01:04:13 PM
We heard another big OpenSSL vulnerability would be announced soon and today it's been made public: OpenSSL's latest "high" severity security vulnerability...

Oracle Releases VM VirtualBox 5.0

Thursday 9th of July 2015 12:54:50 PM
After being in public test form the past few months, VirtualBox 5.0 was officially released this morning...

Bugzilla 5.0 Released, Their Most Exciting New Version In History

Thursday 9th of July 2015 12:44:32 PM
Bugzilla 5.0 was released this week as their "most exciting new version of Bugzilla in our history" and "our best release ever" after being in development for more than two years...

Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam Linux Gaming?

Thursday 9th of July 2015 12:44:04 AM
On the heels of the fresh open-source AMD Linux driver tests with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2, here are some numbers for these Steam Linux games on the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) graphics driver...

Microsoft Sponsors OpenBSD For OpenSSH Support

Thursday 9th of July 2015 12:41:42 AM
Microsoft has become OpenBSD's first-ever "Gold" contributor with sending this BSD operating system project somewhere between $25k and $50k USD...

Catalyst 15.7 Bring Multi-Device Support For OpenCL 2.0, Carrizo Improvements

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 07:42:06 PM
The Catalyst 15.7 Linux graphics driver was just released, one day longer than anticipated...

America's Army Considering SteamOS / Linux Support

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 05:40:42 PM
America's Army: Proving Grounds may receive a port to Linux/SteamOS...

AMD FirePro S9170 Rolls Out With 32GB Of GDDR5 Memory

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 03:15:15 PM
AMD announced the FirePro S9170 this morning as the first server graphics card with 32GB of memory for high performance compute...

A Look At CS:GO & TF2 On AMD GPUs With The Open-Source Driver

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 03:06:22 PM
I'm in the process of running open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D tests on the new MSI Radeon R7 370 4G graphics card. That initial Linux review of the AMD Radeon R7 370 with the open-source driver will be published later this week (still waiting on an updated Catalyst driver for those proprietary driver tests). However, as an excerpt of the Gallium3D testing, here are results from some AMD graphics cards with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2...

An Interesting Interview About The Vulkan API

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 02:02:40 PM
Neil Trevett, the President of the Khronos Group, did an interview recently about the Vulkan API as the future of graphics programming...

Qt Creator 3.5 Beta 1 Drops BlackBerry, Improves For Android

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 01:31:32 PM
The First beta of Qt Creator 3.5 Beta 1 is now available. This Qt-focused integrated development environment drops BlackBerry 10 support over having no maintainer while separately bringing improvements/fixes for Android and more...

Understanding More Of The Shader Storage Buffer In Mesa

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 01:24:49 PM
Iago Toral of consulting firm Igalia has been working on ARB_shader_storage_buffer object support in Mesa the past few months. This extension is needed for OpenGL 4.3 and is a buffer that allows for bidirectional communication between the CPU and GPU space and perform random access reads/writes and atomic operations on variables within the buffer objects...

FFmpeg Is Returning To Debian

Wednesday 8th of July 2015 01:10:13 PM
While Debian has preferred the Libav fork of FFmpeg, after reviewing the situation, the Debian Multimedia Maintainers team has decided to switch back to FFmpeg...

Ubuntu 15.10 To Follow Debian In Its March To GCC 5

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 07:11:20 PM
Ubuntu 15.10, the Wily Werewolf, will closely follow Debian in its GCC 5 compiler upgrade and libstdc++6 ABI updates. They hope to have everything settled for Ubuntu 15.10 to avoid any big tool-chain changes during the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS cycle...

Khronos To Soon Open-Source Initial SPIR-V LLVM Work

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 06:17:35 PM
One of the big things we've been looking forward to with SPIR-V is the to/from LLVM IR pass in order to open up the possibilities for this new industry-standard intermediate representation to be used by Vulkan and OpenCL. Some code will soon be opened up, but it's not the end game...

Mesa Is Working Towards Headless Compute/OpenCL Support

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 05:43:39 PM
Mesa release manager Emil Velikov published a set of patches recently in what he's working on for render-node-only OpenCL and other code clean-ups...

TurboFan: Google's New V8 JavaScript Compiler

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 05:13:45 PM
Over on the Chromium Blog is a new posting about the work Google is doing on a new JavaScript compiler for V8 in Chrome, codenamed TurboFan...

Debian Will Soon Make GCC 5 Its Default Compiler

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 04:58:28 PM
Plans have been laid for making GCC 5 the default compiler in Debian Unstable by month's end. With the move to GCC5 comes libstdc++6 ABI breakage...

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • Dawn of the data center operating system
    How microservices architecture and Linux containers will tame distributed computing for developers and ops
  • 30 Sys Admins to Follow on SysAdmin Day
    Systems administrators: They keep our high-tech world up and running. From capacity planning, to 3 a.m. phone calls, to retiring that 10-year-old server that uses more power than your whole house, sys admins do it all. Open source communities would not be able to thrive without the networks, services, and tools that allow for communication and collaboration, and sys admins are the ones who work thanklessly year-round to keep them going. July 31 is System Administrator Appreciation Day, a day for all of us to express our undying gratitude for sys admins. Sure, you could buy your favorite sys admin cake and ice cream, or perhaps a nice gift card. You could even go as far as not breaking the server for just one day. You also can follow these 30 sys admins.
  • See What Systemd 223 Brings New
  • Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia Benchmarks Against Other ARM SBCs
    Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia os a $119 USD development board powered by a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC with Mali 400 graphics. There's 1GB of RAM and other connectivity options for this board.
  • Linux Based Solus OS Now Boots in Flat 1.2 Seconds
    Solus OS is a Linux distro that was built from scratch and uses a new desktop environment called Budgie. You can consider it as the next version of the Solus OS as it was built by the same developer team, so they didn’t bother changing the name for a new operating system.
  • Arch Linux 2015.08.01 Has Been Released. Upgrade Now!
    Arch Linux 2015.08.01 has been released and is powered by Kernel 4.1 and includes all the update patches since the 1st of July 2015.
  • uReadIt 3 – The Best Reddit Client For Ubuntu Touch
    As you may know, uReadIt is an open-source Reddit client for Ubuntu Touch, being one of the best native apps for Ubuntu mobile.
  • You Can Now Watch Flash Content With MPV On Ubuntu
    As you may know, Adobe Flash is not the safest thing on the internet this days. Mozilla even disabled it from the Firefox browser a while, due to the vulnerabilities found lately.
  • Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Running on the Rikomatic MK808B
    Ubuntu MATE, the latest member of the Ubuntu family, has been spotted running on the MK808B Plus Quad-Core mini TV box device. The device runs with Android 4.4 by default, but a third party developer has tweaked it to run Ubuntu.
  • LEGO Smart Home
    We spoke to Bhavana Srinivas and Geremy Cohen from PubNub about their LEGO Smart Home model, a proof of concept project that shows how you can use the Raspberry Pi with communication platform PubNub in order to automate your household electronics and other Internet of Things devices. You can read the full piece in the latest issue.
  • Compact module runs Linux on quad-core Braswell
    Congatec announced a compact, low power computer-on-module based on Intel’s 14nm “Braswell” SoCs, and featuring triple display outputs, and up to 4K video.

Leftovers: Software

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming