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Jolla's Sailfish OS Update 10 Is Now Available

Thursday 18th of December 2014 07:00:45 PM
The tenth update to Jolla's Sailfish mobile operating system is now available. This update is version and is codenamed Vaarainjärvi...

HP To Launch Linux++ Operating System Next Year

Thursday 18th of December 2014 06:26:48 PM
Hewlett Packard is going to introduce their "revolutionary" new operating system next summer that's dubbed Linux++...

Civilization: Beyond Earth Launches For Linux

Thursday 18th of December 2014 06:14:02 PM
As expected after the announcement earlier this week, the highly anticipated Civilization: Beyond Earth game is now officially available for Linux and SteamOS...

NIR Has Been Revised As A New IR For Mesa

Thursday 18th of December 2014 05:30:01 PM
Posted to the Mesa mailing list this week was a set of 123 patches that reintroduces NIR as a new IR for Mesa...

New 64-bit Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Disclosed This Week

Thursday 18th of December 2014 04:57:36 PM
For those that didn't hear the news yet, multiple Linux x86_64 vulnerabilities were made public this week...

digiKam 4.6 Released, Porting Still Ongoing To KF5/Qt5

Thursday 18th of December 2014 04:20:36 PM
In time to manage your digital camera photos this Christmas and New Year, digiKam 4.6.0 was officially released today...

PostgreSQL 9.4 Brings JSONB & Many Other New Features

Thursday 18th of December 2014 03:47:24 PM
PostgreSQL 9.4 is out in time for Christmas with numerous changes for users of this open-source database solution...

That Nasty Linux Kernel Lockup Bug Is Still Unresolved

Thursday 18th of December 2014 03:27:07 PM
Nearly one month ago back during the Linux 3.18 release candidates there was a worrisome regression uncovered by kernel developers, but now with the Linux 3.19 merge window nearly over, that issue still has yet to be firmly addressed...

KDE's Krita Loses Its Main Backer

Thursday 18th of December 2014 02:19:41 PM
Since 2007 there has been KO GmbH as a support and software service company built around KOffice/Calligra in their belief that the software was "getting ready for the big time", but seven years later the situation is not so good and KO GmbH is no longer handling Krita...

Inline Data Support Comes To CephFS With Linux 3.19

Thursday 18th of December 2014 02:00:35 PM
The Ceph file-system in Linux 3.19 will support inline data to offer performance improvements for some operations...

VC4 Gallium3D Adds DMA-BUF Support, Yields Working DRI3

Thursday 18th of December 2014 01:43:57 PM
Beyond the VC4 Gallium3D work yesterday landing in Mesa that led to this Raspberry Pi graphics driver potentially running much faster, DMA-BUF support was also added...

GNOME Builder Is Still Building Up To A New IDE For Developers

Thursday 18th of December 2014 01:30:07 PM
GNOME Builder is that interesting GNOME IDE project for developers...

UDisks & UPower Get Updated For The Holidays

Thursday 18th of December 2014 12:59:03 PM
Released this morning were new versions of UDisks and UPower...

Raspberry Pi's Gallium3D Driver Could Now Run Significantly Faster

Thursday 18th of December 2014 02:44:15 AM
Eric Anholt, the lead developer developer behind the Broadcom VC4 Mesa/Gallium3D driver stack for supporting the Raspberry Pi, has announced a new performance achievement...

CMake 3.1 Brings Windows Additions, Target Compile Feature

Thursday 18th of December 2014 01:13:17 AM
Version 3.1 of the CMake build system is now available with various improvements...

KDE Applications 14.12 Released

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 11:23:43 PM
KDE Applications 14.12 was just released today with new features and fixes to more than one hundred KDE applications...

Fedora 21 Released For POWER & AArch64 Hardware

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 11:11:24 PM
While Fedora 21 was officially released last week, coming out today is the release of Fedora 21 for the PowerPC and ARM AArch64 architectures...

Elasticsearch & wxPython 3 Proposed For Fedora 22

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 06:40:15 PM
Last week I wrote about new features being proposed for Fedora 22 and today there's two more system wide changes to talk about...

The New SuperTuxKart Looks Better, But Can Cause GPU/Driver Problems

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 04:49:26 PM
A new SuperTuxKart beta premiered today after one year of work and lands their new graphics engine that leverages OpenGL 3.1 for rendering. I've now had some hands on time with this open-source GL3 game with some initial thoughts...

GTK+ On Windows Now Supports OpenGL

Wednesday 17th of December 2014 04:23:40 PM
For users of the GTK+ tool-kit on Windows, OpenGL support is coming and follows in the footsteps of GTK's recent OpenGL focus and enablement on Linux...

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