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Opera Browser Company May Sell Itself Off

Sunday 9th of August 2015 02:44:37 AM
This probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but the Norway-based Opera Software is considering a sale of the company with multiple parties supposedly being interested in this web-focused Oslo outfit...

Next Month We Might Hear About Unigine's New Linux Tech Demo

Saturday 8th of August 2015 03:19:06 PM
For years Unigine has been producing some of the best Linux (and Windows) tech demos / benchmarks. Going back to the days when there were few quality games on Linux, they were doing terrific OpenGL tests and stressing Linux GPUs/drivers like crazy. Fortunately, they're going to be working out another test soon...

Some Of The Changes To Be Found In Next Week's Fedora 23 Alpha Release

Saturday 8th of August 2015 02:30:04 PM
Fedora 23 Alpha is coming next week. Here's a look at some of the new features to find with Fedora 23...

Running CrossOver 14 Linux For An Easier Wine Experience

Saturday 8th of August 2015 02:00:00 PM
For a large portion of Linux and Mac users the reality is there will be some Windows program that they will still have to use on a daily or near-daily basis. For many the answer is Wine, letting them use their applications with a variable amount of success on their new *nix system. Unfortunately Wine doesn't come with any guarantee of support for a given application, nor is there any level of support from the developers beyond the community, or a generous developer. Enter CrossOver.

HEVC/H.265 Video Decode Is Present In VDPAU For AMDGPU

Saturday 8th of August 2015 01:03:42 PM
Recently there was a question by a Phoronix reader whether H.265/HEVC GPU-based video decode would be supported by the new AMDGPU driver stack on supported hardware. There is indeed the support in place with the latest Git of the open-source AMD Linux driver code...

Fedora 23 Alpha Cleared For Release Next Week

Friday 7th of August 2015 07:34:41 PM
The alpha release of Fedora 23 is coming next week...

Wine 1.7.49 Has DirectWrite Improvements For Steam, More OpenMP

Friday 7th of August 2015 06:40:01 PM
The newest bi-weekly development release of Wine is now available...

Rust 1.2 Brings Faster Compiler Performance, Parallel Code Generation

Friday 7th of August 2015 06:15:38 PM
The team working on Rust, led by Mozilla, announced the stable release yesterday of Rust 1.2 release...

KDE's Breeze Icons Get Expanded For Plasma 5.4

Friday 7th of August 2015 03:29:15 PM
For those wondering about the latest work done by the KDE Visual Design Group (VDG), they have more beautiful icons coming for Plasma 5.4...

You Can Get Vulkan Now... In Wearable Form

Friday 7th of August 2015 02:48:01 PM
While waiting for the Vulkan specification and implementations to be formally unveiled later in the year, there's the next best thing...

Ubuntu's Deb-Based Software Center Fails As An App Store

Friday 7th of August 2015 02:06:51 PM
Aside from the Ubuntu Software Center on the desktop frustrating some users over being slow and outdated compared to other "software stores", some app developers are also unhappy with Canonical's handling of the USC for paid apps...

A Look At Daala's Git Repository, The Lead Developers & Code Count

Friday 7th of August 2015 01:23:00 PM
While the Daala video coding format backed primarily by Xiph.Org and Mozilla isn't ready for mainstream use yet, looking at its Git repository does at least reveal some environmental data to discuss...

Radeon Gallium3D HUD Improvements Land In Git

Friday 7th of August 2015 12:39:59 PM
For users of Gallium3D's Heads-Up Display, a number of improvements have landed in Mesa Git, particularly if you're a RadeonSI driver user...

EFF Releases Privacy Badger To Try To Stop Online Tracking

Friday 7th of August 2015 12:06:16 PM
The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced this week the release of the GPLv3-licensed Privacy Badger 1.0...

Easily Swap Between AMD & NVIDIA OpenGL Linux Drivers At Boot Time

Friday 7th of August 2015 08:18:18 AM
For benchmarkers, or distributions that ship the closed source drivers, it might be a pain to constantly be swapping between the two closed source drivers. It would appear that one developer was annoyed by this enough to try and create a solution. Meet: gpu-driver-swap by mikeanthonywild...

AltArch SIG Announced For CentOS: Fun For ARM & More

Friday 7th of August 2015 04:14:03 AM
On Monday a message was sent out to the centos-announce mailing list bringing attention to the newly created AltArch Special Interest Group. The focus of the group is for the community to come together and support CentOS 7 on architectures other than x86_64-- architectures such as ARMv7, AArch64 (64-bit ARM), 32-bit x86...

Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Released With New Kernel & X Stack

Friday 7th of August 2015 01:08:35 AM
Ubuntu 14.04.3 has been released today as the latest point release to this newest Long-Term Support stack handled by Canonical for Ubuntu Linux...

Debian Wants To Tackle UEFI, But They Need Your Help

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:08:05 PM
Over the weekend the Debian project put out a call, over Twitter, for UEFI horror stories as their developers begin to take a more serious look at Debian and UEFI, with the creation of a UEFI team...

GCC's JIT Library Is Still Working Out Speed Improvements

Thursday 6th of August 2015 05:14:43 PM
Present in GCC 5.x is libgccjit, an embeddable Just-In-Time compiler for the GNU Compiler Collection. While it's still largely experimental and I haven't heard of any projects really utilizing it in a production setting yet, more performance improvements are ahead...

Go 1.5 RC1 Released

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:43:08 PM
The first release candidate is out for the upcoming Go 1.5 language update...

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Google, Microsoft Create Alliance for Open Media

The founding members are Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. The goal is to "create a new, open royalty-free video codec specification based on the contributions of members, along with binding specifications for media format, content encryption and adaptive streaming." The word open is used many times in the announcement, but only once with source. Is "open" the same thing as "open source?" Roy Schestowitz at doesn't think so. He organized the news of the AOM under the title "OpenWashing (Fake FOSS)." Read more Also: Comments on the Alliance for Open Media, or, "Oh Man, What a Day" Mozilla's mobile misstep puts the Web at risk