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GNOME 3.24, LDC 1.1 & Minimal Container Image Proposed For Fedora 26

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 03:49:43 PM
There are more fairly last-minute change/feature proposals for Fedora 26...

It's Looking Like The Intel Gallium3D "ILO" Driver Will Be Laid To Rest

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:35:39 PM
Back in December was talk of dropping the (unofficial) Intel "ILO" Gallium3D driver while now it's looking like that may move forward...

Intel DRM Driver Prepping For HDMI 2.0 With Geminilake

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 01:55:40 PM
Intel's forthcoming Geminilake hardware has a native HDMI 2.0 controller and as such the open-source Intel Linux driver developers are working on proper HDMI 2.0 support within their kernel driver...

Cortex-M23 / Cortex-M33 Support Added To LLVM

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 01:09:41 PM
The LLVM compiler infrastructure now has official support for two more ARM processors...

LibreOffice 5.3 Released With A Plethora Of Improvements

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:19:07 PM
LibreOffice 5.3.0 is now officially available as the latest major update to this cross-platform, open-source office suite forked from

Mesa 13.0.4 Released While Waiting For Mesa 17.0

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:33:42 AM
Mesa 13.0.4 was released today by Collabora's Emil Velikov while the Mesa 17.0 debut is still on track for later this month...

Mesa's Intel Vulkan Driver Now Builds On Android

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:21:38 AM
Mesa's "ANV" Intel Vulkan driver can now be built for Android...

Chrome/Chromium's EXO Now Supports Hardware Cursors

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:14:41 AM
Thanks to David Reveman, there is now hardware cursor support for EXO...

MythTV 0.28.1 Released

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:08:11 AM
MythTV 0.28 was released nearly one year ago while today we have the first point release for this once very active open-source DVR/PVR software for HTPCs...

Kabylake, GCC 7, Binary Blobs, Vulkan & Other Highlights From January

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 01:16:47 AM
There's been a lot of exciting events so far in 2017 from the rapid progress of Mesa's OpenGL and Vulkan drivers, other significant Vulkan milestones, Intel Kabylake desktop CPUs hitting the market, Linux 4.10 nearing release, Linux 4.11's merge window being right around the corner, and much more. Here's a recap...

The Features Coming For Mir 0.26: EDID, New APIs, Client-Side Vsync, Performance

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:55:30 AM
While Mir 1.0 is expected this year, the next upcoming release of the Mir display server is version 0.26. Here's a look at the new features...

RADV Gets Patches For Float64 Support, Now In Mesa Git

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:34:14 AM
Less than 24 hours after RADV geometry shaders landed in Mesa Git along with other improvements, patches have been published for wiring up Float64 support for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...

System76 Rolls Out A NVIDIA-Powered GPU Linux Server

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:54:52 PM
System76 today announced their new Ibex Pro GPU Server, designed for engineering and science workloads, among other possible business applications...

Pyston Now 95% Faster Than CPython, But Dropbox Just Stopped Supporting It

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 08:38:09 PM
Back in 2014 Dropbox announced the Pyston project as an open-source JIT compiler to Python focusing upon maximum performance. With this newest Pyston release (v0.6.1) they are now 95% faster than CPython, but Dropbox is ending their involvement in the project...

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed A Second Time

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 07:32:19 PM
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was supposed to ship in mid-January and then up until today was expected to be released on Thursday. But now it's being delayed at least one more week...

Mircade: An Arcade-Style Ubuntu Game Launcher Using Mir

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 04:35:21 PM
Canonical developer Alan Griffiths who has long been involved in the development of the Mir display server for Ubuntu has now announced Mircade...

OPNsense 17.1 Released, Based On FreeBSD 11

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 04:25:07 PM
OPNsense 17.1 is now available as the newest release of this network-focused FreeBSD-based operating system forked from pfSense...

Intel Pentium G4600: A Surprising 3.6GHz Kabylake CPU For $90

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 03:21:59 PM
If you are looking to upgrade to a Kabylake processor but the Core i7 7700K at $350 and other higher-end models are too expensive, the Pentium G4600 is available at under $90 USD for a dual-core processor with Hyper Threading and clocks up to 3.6GHz.

Vulkan Slides Now Available From Khronos' Vancouver Event

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:44:13 PM
Yesterday The Khronos Group hosted a one-day workshop in Vancouver, Canada with all things Vulkan...

KDE Plasma 5.9 Hits The Web With Global Menus, Better Wayland Support

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 12:34:46 PM
Ending out January, the KDE crew has announced the release of Plasma 5.9...

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