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A New H.265 Patent Pool Is Causing Concerns

Saturday 25th of July 2015 01:00:00 PM
A new patent pool is forming that wants 0.5% of the gross revenue for H.265 videos from content owners and distributors...

More Details On KDE Plasma Mobile, Reference Images

Saturday 25th of July 2015 12:33:10 PM
Following up from this morning's post about KDE Announces Plasma Mobile For Fully-Free Software For Mobile Devices, here are some more details...

Cradle, A Unigine Linux Game, Finally Launches On Steam

Saturday 25th of July 2015 12:25:39 PM
Back in 2011 we were talking about Cradle as the latest Unigine Engine game and it was expected to launch in 2012 with Linux support. Three years later, this game has finally launched on Steam with Linux support...

FreeBSD 10.2-RC1 Released

Saturday 25th of July 2015 12:05:01 PM
The release candidate for FreeBSD 10.2 is now available...

KDE Announces Plasma Mobile For Fully-Free Software For Mobile Devices

Saturday 25th of July 2015 09:30:00 AM
At KDE's Akademy event today, the KDE camp has just lifted the embargo on Plasma Mobile...

It's Been A Great Month So Far For Open-Source/Linux Users

Friday 24th of July 2015 10:42:51 PM
It's been a very exciting month so far for Linux and open-source enthusiasts, but I'm hearing that at least one really exciting announcement may still make it out in the next week...

Firefox Nightlies Are Now Built with GTK+3, Coming For Firefox 42

Friday 24th of July 2015 06:25:36 PM
As of this commit yesterday, by Mike Hommey, Firefox nightly builds are now being built with PLATFORM_DEFAULT_TOOLKIT set to cairo-gtk3! It would appear, according to the commit tag, that mainline Firefox will be built with GTK+3 for Firefox 42. Firefox 42 is expected to be released this November...

The First Milestone Reached For openSUSE 42.1 "Leap"

Friday 24th of July 2015 03:14:34 PM
Following a slight delay, the first milestone release of openSUSE 42.1 "Leap" is now available for testing...

Where AMD's Catalyst Driver Does The Best On Linux

Friday 24th of July 2015 02:28:00 PM
Earlier this week I finished up a 15-way AMD/NVIDIA graphics card comparison on Linux with the very latest proprietary Linux drivers. That earlier article focused on the OpenGL performance and simply put the Catalyst performance on the tested Radeon hardware was abysmal compared to NVIDIA's Linux driver performance. However, there is one area where the Catalyst Linux driver really excels at performance and routinely beats out the green competition.

Linux 4.3 Will Have Many Intel Graphics Improvements, Better For Skylake

Friday 24th of July 2015 12:28:00 PM
Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has sent in many Intel DRM driver changes to be queued up in DRM-Next for the Linux 4.3 kernel...

Intel's Mesa DRI Driver Now Supports Shader Subroutines

Friday 24th of July 2015 12:04:00 PM
This week Mesa development is very exciting with OpenGL 4.0~4.1 support being reached and the open-source hardware drivers now just filling in their gaps. Intel's Mesa i965 DRI driver is getting ready to declare OpenGL 4.0 compliance...

PHP 7.0 Beta 2 Released

Friday 24th of July 2015 11:50:31 AM
Just two weeks after PHP 7 decided to go into beta, the second beta release is now available for testing...

LLVM 3.7 RC1 Ready For Testing By Developers

Friday 24th of July 2015 11:42:17 AM
One week after tagging LLVM 3.7-RC1, Hans Wennborg of Google announced its formal release on Thursday...

CMake 3.3 Release Advances The Open-Source Build System

Friday 24th of July 2015 01:11:16 AM
Version 3.3 of the CMake open-source, cross-platform build system is now available...

How Far The Radeon Gallium3D Driver Has Come In Five Years

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 10:10:00 PM
The news today of OpenGL 4 finally being accomplished in Mesa/Gallium3D is quite ironic and memorable as this day five years ago was when the R600 Gallium3D driver reached the milestone of being able to run glxgears on AMD hardware...

GNOME 3.17.4 Released

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 09:28:50 PM
GNOME 3.17.4 is now available as the latest development release towards the September debut of GNOME 3.18...

Comparing The Power/Performance Of A NetBurst Celeron & Pentium 4 To Broadwell's Core i7 5775C

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 07:30:00 PM
With my Intel Core i7 5775C Linux review having gone out earlier this week, out of curiosity one of the other follow-up tests I wanted to run was comparing the performance and efficiency to an old Pentium 4 and Celeron Socket 478 CPU from the NetBurst era.

openSUSE Leap Nearing Its First Development Milestone

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 06:42:46 PM
The next openSUSE release is scheduled to come in November and developers are still working on putting out the first development milestone release...

GNOME's HIG Is Being Updated

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 05:35:05 PM
The GNOME 3 Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) are turning a year old and are in the process of being updated...

Open-Source Mesa Drivers Now Supporting OpenGL 4.0+

Thursday 23rd of July 2015 03:34:36 PM
Five years after the OpenGL 4.0 specification was introduced, the open-source Mesa 3D project has finally moved on to supporting the necessary extensions, the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver even exposes OpenGL 4.1 support this morning, and OpenGL 4.2 patches are pending.

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Wifislax 4.11.1 Linux Distro Arrives with Linux Kernel 4.1.3 LTS, Xfce 4.12.3

The developers of the popular Wifislax Linux distribution based on the well-known Slackware operating system and built around the KDE and Xfce desktop environments announced the release of Wifislax 4.11.1. Read more

5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons


If you are new to Linux then I'm sure you are giving up lots of time choosing Desktop Environment of your Linux Distribution. You are probably thinking to give a try to each one of them but that's very time consuming. Edit - There are other good DEs also That's why I'm reviewing the 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments with the pros & cons. The article gives you what you should know for choosing a DE. So let's get started!

Redis open source DBMS overview

Redis runs on Linux. Although the Redis project doesn't directly support Windows, Microsoft Open Technologies develops and maintains a Windows port targeting Win64. The Redis open source DBMS is available as a BSD license. The Redis community offers support through the official mailing list as well as #redis on Freenode. Commercial support is available through Pivotal, the official sponsor of Redis. Pivotal offers two levels of professional support. Read more

Adobe Brakets 1.4 An Awesome Text Editor Released, Install In Ubuntu 15.04/14.04 Or Derivatives

Adobe Brakets 1.4 An Awesome Text Editor Released, Install In Ubuntu 15.04/14.04 Or Derivatives

Adobe Brackets is a text editor developed by Adobe developers. You will like it if you are a web designer. Brackets window splits into two parts vertical or horizontal both and this unique user interface helps managing multiple documents simultaneously. You can easily install Adobe Bracketsin Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other derivatives.

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