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GXUI: A New Cross-Platform UI Library By Google

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 10:26:55 PM
GXUI is a new cross-platform user interface library developed at Google for their Go programming language...

GNOME 3.16 Release Candidate Arrives

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 09:23:06 PM
Frederic Peters on the behalf of the GNOME release team announced the GNOME 3.15.92 release today, which serves as the release candidate ahead of the GNOME 3.16 official release at month's end...

Fedora Is Looking For A Diversity Advisor

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 09:14:26 PM
While there's the OPW (now known as Outreachy) and other initiatives to try to encourage women and other less represented groups to participate in open-source communities, the Fedora Project is attempting to take things a step further by pursuing a Diversity Advisor...

Radeon GLAMOR vs. Radeon EXA vs. Catalyst On X.Org Server 1.17

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 08:00:00 PM
With Ubuntu 15.04 now shipping X.Org Server 1.17, I've run some 2D performance tests comparing the performance of this newest Ubuntu version when using the open-source Radeon graphics driver -- both with the EXA and GLAMOR acceleration methods -- compared to the new Catalyst Linux driver beta.

QEMU 2.3 Approaches Release & Is Bringing Many Improvements

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:11:01 PM
QEMU 2.3 is nearing its release and on Tuesday the first release candidate (2.3.0-rc0) was released in encouraging testing for this important piece of the Linux virtualization stack...

OpenBSD Sucks? Thoughts From One Of Their Developers

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 03:55:14 PM
AsiaBSDCon 2015 happened last week in Tokyo, Japan. Besides learning about OpenBSD's custom-built HTTP/web server, there was also a presentation entitled "OpenBSD Sucks" by one of the OpenBSD developers...

OpenSSH 6.8 Brings Big Internal Code Changes

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 03:25:53 PM
OpenSSH 6.8 was released this morning and with this version a lot of their internal code was refactored to make OpenSSH more library-like...

The BQ Aquaris Ubuntu Phone's Kernel Appears To Be A Toxic Mess

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 03:05:58 PM
Carsten Munk of the Mer Project and Chief Research Engineer of Jolla has raised some concerns about the Linux kernel used by the BQ Aquaris E4.5 smart-phone running Ubuntu Touch. The kernel appears to have module source-code marked as confidential and other markings that would not comply with the GPLv2 license of the Linux kernel...

NVIDIA CUDA 7 Officially Released

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 02:00:00 PM
Since the beginning of the year CUDA 7 has been out in development form while this week from GTC 2015 NVIDIA has officially launched CUDA 7.0...

Plymouth Graphical Boot System Sees Rare Update

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 01:37:38 PM
Most Linux distributions now use Plymouth as their graphical boot system / splash screen that leverages DRM/KMS kernel support. While many Linux distributions rely on Plymouth, there hasn't been a formal release in the better part of a year -- until yesterday...

Ubuntu 10.04 Is Reaching End-of-Life Next Month

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 01:00:00 PM
The Ubuntu Release Team has sent out the reminder today that Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" will not be supported any longer after the end of next month...

NVIDIA Releases $15,000 USD Linux-Powered Developer System

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 12:46:50 PM
Besides NVIDIA announcing yesterday the $999 GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics card that will soon be reviewed under Linux on Phoronix, NVIDIA also announced the Digits DevBox: a $15,000 USD Linux-powered system...

Linux Mint Releases LMDE 2 RCs

Wednesday 18th of March 2015 12:35:13 PM
The Linux Mint crew has released the first release candidates of Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 "Betsy" with the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins...

GNOME Shell 3.15.92 Improves GNOME's Classic Theme

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 10:37:25 PM
GNOME Shell 3.15.92 was released today and among other minor enhancements it improves the GNOME classic theme...

NVIDIA Launches The GeForce GTX TITAN X, Linux Tests Coming

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 08:25:44 PM
NVIDIA officially announced the GeForce GTX Titan X $1000 USD graphics card today to kick off their 2015 GPU Technology Conference...

BioShock Infinite Now Available For Linux, Demands Binary Graphics Drivers

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 06:57:25 PM
BioShock Infinite is now available to Linux gamers... assuming you're okay with using the binary AMD and NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers...

AMD Starts Linux Enablement On Next-Gen "Zen" Architecture

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 05:49:07 PM
While we're still waiting for AMD to release their new GPU kernel driver for supporting the existing R9 285 "Tonga" graphics card and their next-gen graphics cards coming out later this year, on the CPU side the AMD Linux developers have already started shipping patches to support their next-gen CPU architecture not expected for release until 2016~2017. Tux, meet the AMD Zen architecture...

ColorHug ALS Is An Open-Source Ambient Light Sensor

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 04:43:40 PM
The ColorHug ALS is an ambient light sensor developed by Richard Hughes to dynamically control the brightness of laptop panels -- for laptops that don't have a built-in light sensor for said purpose...

Another X.Org Security Advisory Disclosed Today

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 03:51:28 PM
Security researcher Ilja van Sprundel previously characterized the X.Org security scene as being a disaster. This researcher at IOActive has previously reported a large number of X.Org security issues and today is yet another advisory thanks to Ilja...

OpenBSD's Custom HTTP Web Server Is Set To Replace Nginx

Tuesday 17th of March 2015 02:42:12 PM
With the upcoming release of OpenBSD 5.7 in May, nginx is being removed from the OpenBSD base package set in favor of using OpenBSD's own, home-grown web-server by default...

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  • Cutegram 2.1.1 Arrives with Many Improvements, Still the Best Telegram Client for Linux Ever
    We’ve introduced Cutegram 2 a while back as the best Telegram Client for Linux ever. Since then, the application received several maintenance releases and it has been updated today, March 29, to version 2.1.1, a point release that brings many cool features to the application.
  • Rhythmbox 3.2 Arrives with Support for Soundcloud and Numerous Improvements
    Rhythmbox 3.2 has been released today, March 29. This is the second maintenance release since Rhythmbox 3.0 was announced and it brings several new features, but also fixes those annoying bugs that you’ve reported since the last stable release of the software, version 3.1, which is still used as the default music player in many popular distributions, such as Ubuntu.
  • MKVToolnix 7.8.0 Brings More DTS Improvements, Drag and Drop Support in MKVInfo
    A new maintenance release of the powerful and popular MKVToolnix software that allows users to manipulate MKV (Matroska) files in Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, has been updated today to version 7.8.0, a release that introduces numerous improvements and some new features.
  • gnutls 3.3.14
    I've just released gnutls 3.3.14. This is a bug-fix release on the current stable branch.

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