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Pithos 1.2 Improves The Open-Source/Linux Pandora Desktop Experience

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:26:22 PM
Chances are if you've ever dealt with Pandora music streaming from the Linux desktop you've encountered Pithos as the main open-source solution that works out quite well. Released today was Pithos 1.2 and it ships with numerous enhancements for this GPLv3-licensed Pandora desktop client...

Tresorit For Linux Released To Provide End-To-End Encrypted File Sharing

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:14:59 PM
Tresorit is an end-to-end encrypted file sharing service aimed at sharing files among team members. Tresorit has supported Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and even Blackberry and Windows Phone while now they are finally supporting the Linux desktop...

Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Alpha 2 Released

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:04:56 PM
Today marks the second alpha release for Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" flavors participating in these early development releases...

FreeBSD Q2'2016: EFI Improvements, Prepping For FreeBSD 11.0, Package Updates

Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:52:14 AM
For FreeBSD fans not closely following its development on a daily basis, the FreeBSD project has released their Q2'2016 quarterly status report that covers various activities going on around this BSD operating system project...

Microsoft Surface 3 Touchscreen & Other Input Improvements For Linux 4.8

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 11:39:32 PM
The input updates for Linux 4.8 bring support for the Microsoft Surface 3 touchscreen controller, among other improvements...

"Vulkan Next" Is In Active Development

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 10:00:49 PM
The Khronos Group is having their day at SIGGRAPH 2016. No major API announcements with availability today to talk about, at least not yet. But "Vulkan Next" was commented on...

BFQ Still Trying To Replace The CFQ I/O Scheduler In Linux

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 05:44:35 PM
For a number of months there's been an effort to replace the CFQ I/O scheduler with BFQ inside the Linux kernel. That isn't happening for the current Linux 4.8 cycle, but new patches were published today in pursuing this goal...

Khronos Livestream SIGGRAPH 2016 Is Now Happening

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 05:04:20 PM
If you have the next few hours to spare, The Khronos Group sessions from SIGGRAPH 2016 in Anaheim are being livestreamed...

Khronos Expands Focus On Safety Critical APIs

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:52:03 PM
Today is the Khronos day at SIGGRAPH 2016 with several announcements being expected...

LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:28:35 PM
One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update...

F2FS & XFS See Changes For Linux 4.8

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:32:04 PM
Following the EXT4 updates for Linux 4.8, the F2FS (Flash Friendly File-System) and XFS file-systems now have their feature updates ready for this next kernel cycle...

Ubuntu OTA-12 Bringing More Features & Improvements To Mobile Ubuntu

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 11:50:32 AM
Ubuntu OTA-12 is being released today by Canonical as the latest over-the-air update for Ubuntu tablet/phone users...

The "Intel Virtual Button" Driver Is Coming For Linux 4.8

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 11:36:02 AM
Already sent in less than half-way into the two week merge window for Linux 4.8 were all of the platform-drivers-x86 updates for enhancing Intel laptop support under Linux. This time around there's the new intel-vbtn driver...

Linux 4.8 Bringing ACPI Low-Power Idle, Intel Denverton Support

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 11:22:36 AM
Rafael Wysocki on Tuesday submitted his power management and ACPI pull request feature updates for the Linux 4.8 kernel...

The Chromium Browser Is Finally Working Its Way Into Fedora

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:00:00 AM
A sharp-eyed Phoronix reader noticed that Google's Chromium web-browser is finally in the process of appearing in Fedora's production repositories...

Nouveau Patches Round Out OpenGL 4.1 Support For Maxwell/Pascal

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:34:07 AM
Samuel Pitoiset continues being one of the most prolific Nouveau driver developers in recent times and today posted support for OpenGL tessellation on NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs and newer...

Hardened Usercopy Protection Sent In For Linux 4.8

Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:19:58 AM
The usercopy protection was sent in today for pulling into the Linux 4.8 kernel...

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