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Mozilla's Servo Made Several Advancements This Summer

Friday 25th of August 2017 09:50:01 AM
Mozilla had several student developers contributing to their next-gen Servo engine via this year's Google Summer of Code. Overall the work appears to be a big success and boost for Servo...

Linux Turns 26 Years Old

Friday 25th of August 2017 09:39:42 AM
Today is the day most commonly associated as the birthday of Linux. Happy 26th birthday Linux!..

New Ryzen Is Running Solid Under Linux, No Compiler Segmentation Fault Issue

Friday 25th of August 2017 12:19:26 AM
As a quick update to the AMD Linux "Performance Marginality Problem" affecting some early Ryzen processors under heavy load, today I received a new Ryzen 7 processor and indeed it's been running strong now for the past few hours under demanding load and has yet to hit the compiler segumentation fault bug.

GIMP 2.9.6 Released With GEGL Multi-Threading & Better HiDPI Support

Thursday 24th of August 2017 08:48:23 PM
We are one step closer to the long-awaited GIMP 2.10 update with today seeing the newest development release, GIMP 2.9.6...

Intel Quietly Drops Xeon Phi 7200 Coprocessors

Thursday 24th of August 2017 07:30:48 PM
Intel has quietly killed off its line-up of Xeon Phi 7200 "Knights Landing" co-processor PCI-E cards...

16-bit Support Being Worked On For Intel ANV, Gallium3D TGSI

Thursday 24th of August 2017 06:12:44 PM
16-bit "half-float" support is a popular topic among Mesa developers in recent days...

ARC Backend Merged In LLVM

Thursday 24th of August 2017 05:08:36 PM
LLVM 6.0 SVN/Git now has landed a Synopsys DesignWare ARC processor back-end...

GNOME Control Center Switches To Its New Settings Layout

Thursday 24th of August 2017 03:10:23 PM
Georges Stavracas has announced that for GNOME 3.25.91 they have finished up work on their new GNOME Settings user-interface, a.k.a. the redesign to the GNOME Control Center...

SUSE Remains Committed To The Btrfs File-System

Thursday 24th of August 2017 02:23:47 PM
While Red Hat is backing away from Btrfs support in favor of their next-gen Stratis project and mature Linux file-systems like EXT4 and XFS, SUSE is reaffirming their support for Btrfs...

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