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Git 2.1 To Further Mainline Windows Support Patches

Monday 28th of July 2014 07:40:13 AM
The Git 2.1.0-rc0 release was tagged on Sunday that provides a wide assortment of improvements, new features, and bug-fixes for the Git revision control system...

Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Settling For Linux 3.16

Monday 28th of July 2014 12:00:00 AM
It looks like the next major Debian GNU/Linux release will be shipping with the soon to be released Linux 3.16 kernel...

Meson: A Next-Gen Build System Showing Promise

Sunday 27th of July 2014 11:50:13 PM
Meson is a new, open-source build system under development showing good results over the likes of SCons...

Linux 3.16-rc7 Calms Things Down For The Linux 3.16 Kernel

Sunday 27th of July 2014 08:20:07 PM
The seventh release candidate to the Linux 3.16 kernel on this final Sunday of July...

Open-Source AMD Users Report Hawaii GPU Acceleration Is Working

Sunday 27th of July 2014 01:22:00 PM
In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about the open-source AMD Linux driver should finally be working for R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards, it is indeed the case but it's not without some setup challenges and potential bugs...

The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers

Saturday 26th of July 2014 06:00:00 PM
Complementing yesterday's Radeon, Intel, and Nouveau benchmarks using the very latest open-source driver code, here's some power consumption, performance-per-Watt, and thermal numbers when using an assortment of graphics processors on the latest open-source drivers.

Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap

Saturday 26th of July 2014 04:20:38 PM
Linus Torvalds' latest tirade is over the GCC 4.9 code compiler...

Cauldron 2014: GCC & LLVM Will Look To Collaborate More

Saturday 26th of July 2014 03:01:40 PM
Last week in Cambridge (UK) was the GNU Tools Cauldron 2014 conference where a number of interesting GCC-related talks took place, including greater collaboration between the GCC and LLVM/Clang compiler crews...

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Importantly, there are a handful of programs that are on Edubuntu that UberStudent doesn’t have, such as KAlgebra, Kazium, KGeography, and Marble. Instead, UberStudent has a smaller collection of applications but it does include some useful items when it comes to writing papers that Edubuntu does not have. So ultimately, Edubuntu includes more programs that are information-heavy, while UberStudent includes more tools that can aid students in their studies but doesn’t directly give them any sort of information. Read more

Zotac Nvidia Jetson TK1 review

The Jetson TK1, Nvidia’s first development board to be marketed at the general public, has taken a circuitous route to our shores. Unveiled at the company’s Graphics Technology Conference earlier this year, the board launched in the US at a headline-grabbing price of $192 but its international release was hampered by export regulations. Zotac, already an Nvidia partner for its graphics hardware, volunteered to sort things out and has partnered with Maplin to bring the board to the UK. In doing so, however, the price has become a little muddled. $192 – a clever dollar per GPU core – has become £199.99. Compared to Maplin’s other single-board computer, the sub-£30 Raspberry Pi, it’s a high-end item that could find itself priced out of the reach of the company’s usual customers. Read more

New Human Interface Guidelines for GNOME and GTK+

I’ve recently been hard at work on a new and updated version of the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines, and am pleased to announce that this will be ready for the upcoming 3.14 release. Over recent years, application design has evolved a huge amount. The web and native applications have become increasingly similar, and new design patterns have become the norm. During that period, those of us in the GNOME Design Team have worked with developers to expand the range of GTK+’s capabilities, and the result is a much more modern toolkit. Read more