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"Glados" Is A Forthcoming Chromebook With Skylake SoC, Now In Coreboot

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 04:01:04 AM
A Google engineer has added support in Coreboot for Glados, a forthcoming Chromebook that will feature a next-generation Skylake SoC...

Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension Marked As Done In Mesa

Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 01:23:44 AM
The latest OpenGL 4.x extension wired up within Mesa and enabled for all present Mesa/Gallium3D drivers is GL_ARB_get_texture_sub_image...

Kodi 15.0 Released, Adds Adaptive Seeking & More

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 09:50:04 PM
Kodi 15 was released today as the second major version since its renaming from XBMC...

Debian Installer Releases First Alpha For 9.0 "Stretch"

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:45:33 PM
While Debian 9.0 "Stretch" most likely will not be officially released until 2017 given that Debian 8 "Jessie" was just released a few months ago, the Debian Installer team has already put out their first alpha version for Stretch...

Intel Core i7 5775C: Once Going, This Broadwell CPU Is Great On Linux

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:00:00 PM
For the past few weeks I've been testing out the Core i7 5775C on Linux as mentioned in a few posts up to this point. While there were some initial headaches on getting this socketed Broadwell CPU playing nicely under Linux, once working around those problems, this processor is great on Linux. With its Iris Pro Graphics 6200 is able to serve as a compelling choice for those who want a powerful open-source system.

Aspyr's New Linux Port Is A Decade-Old Game

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 04:58:39 PM
Yesterday Aspyr Media was teasing a new Linux game launch and today they've indeed ported over another game now available from the Steam Linux store...

Radeon R9 Fury In Stock & Ordered, Linux Tests Are Imminent

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 03:00:00 PM
In the middle of the night I got an auto-notification... The Radeon R9 Fury is finally in-stock! Few minutes later, this Fiji HBM graphics card was ordered for some Linux testing. We'll have out the first major AMD Fury graphics card tests under Linux in the next few days...

LibreOffice Should Now Be Working Okay On Wayland

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 02:07:48 PM
A few days ago was the milestone of LibreOffice starting to work on Wayland and now it seems the support seems good enough for day-to-day use...

KDE Plasma 5.4 Getting New Wallpaper, Some New Icons

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 01:36:23 PM
There's some new artwork coming to the next KDE Plasma update due out next month, including a new wallpaper...

GTK+ 3.17.5 Brings Mir Improvements

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 12:44:53 PM
GTK+ 3.17.5 has been released today as the newest version of the toolkit to coincide with GNOME 3.18 in just a few more months...

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti Is Running Strong Under Linux

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 12:13:24 PM
The GeForce GTX 980 Ti as NVIDIA's current highest-end desktop GPU is running great under Linux, assuming you don't mind running the proprietary graphics drivers...

GCC 5 Is One Week Away From Landing In Ubuntu 15.10

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 08:05:15 AM
Debian unstable is switching to GCC 5 and so is Ubuntu 15.10. Here's the latest update on the planned transition from GCC 4.9 to GCC 5.2 by month's end...

HTTPS Is Now Enabled For Embedded Graphics

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 06:40:00 AM
For those viewing the HTTPS version of Phoronix, the embedded Phoronix performance result graphs embedded from will now work...

Intel's Haswell Iris Graphics vs. Broadwell Iris Pro

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 04:05:04 AM
This past weekend I posted an open-source Linux graphics driver comparison with an A10-7870K Godavari vs. i7-4790K Haswell vs. i7-5775C Broadwell. Beyond the already-published discrete AMD/NVIDIA GPU results to see how Intel's socketed Broadwell with Iris Pro 6200 Graphics stack up, there were also requests from readers for seeing some Haswell Iris results...

MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 4G

Tuesday 21st of July 2015 12:00:00 AM
The latest graphics card we've been testing the past few weeks under Linux is the MSI Radeon R7 370 GAMING 4G. This mid-range graphics card is equipped with a very quiet heatsink fan and will work on both the latest open and closed-source AMD Linux graphics drivers. Of interest to many Linux enthusiasts who are concerned about noise is that with MSI's ZERO FROZR feature, the fans will stop completely while the system is idling or just engaging in light gaming or multimedia tasks.

Plugins, Plugins, Plugins: Supporting Them On Wayland

Monday 20th of July 2015 09:34:06 PM
Long time Kwin maintainer Martin Graesslin penned another blog post today, this time discussing his work getting KGlobalAccel, KIdleTime, and KWindowSystem to play nicely under a Wayland session, rather than an X11 based session...

Aspyr Media Is Launching A New Linux Game Tomorrow

Monday 20th of July 2015 08:45:33 PM
Aspyr Media, the company that's ported games like Civilization V: Beyond Earth to Linux and Borderlands 2, will be launching a new Linux game port on Tuesday...

NVIDIA's Latest Open-Source Tegra Work Focuses On VIC Support

Monday 20th of July 2015 07:07:29 PM
The latest work that NVIDIA's been working on for the open-source Nouveau driver is to enable VIC support...

Doing Fedora Snapshots/Rollbacks With Btrfs & Snapper

Monday 20th of July 2015 04:55:36 PM
All the way back to Fedora 13 has been work on supporting Btrfs system snapshots / rollbacks using this Linux next-generation file-system's CoW snapshot abilities. Those abilities were tied into a Yum plug-in for making a Btrfs snapshot whenever a Yum transaction would take place. Another alternative for Btrfs system snapshots on Fedora is by using Snapper...

Visual Studio 2015 Launches With Its Linux Targeting Support

Monday 20th of July 2015 03:29:22 PM
Microsoft formally launched its Visual Studio 2015 integrated development environment today. While there isn't a Linux version of the client, from VS 2015 there is support for targeting Linux...

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  • KDE Has Created Shashlik, A Way To Install Android Apps On Linux
    As you may know, KDE has created Shashlik, an emulator that permits the installation of Android apps on Linux systems. While Android is still Linux because they share the Linux kernel, Google’s OS has its own libraries and services while Linux uses the libraries and services brought by GNU.
  • Passing the Torch
    I hereby want to announce an open call to find a new maintainer for KDE’s speech recognition efforts.
  • Kubuntu Paddleboard Club
  • Akademy 2015 & Kate
    I didn’t do that much work on Kate, I mostly did small bugfixes for the applications bundled with the KDE Applications releases regarding their HiDPI support, finally no Konsole that can’t redraw correctly on scrolling on a HiDPI screen with scaling activated!
  • It’s the final countdown
  • Akademy 2015 coming to an end
    During the BoF days from Monday to Thursday, a great many tiny videos were shot of many of the attendees by Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen. These have been edited and cut up and turned into a video explaining, very shortly, what KDE really is. Being a community of people contributing to the development of software, the conclusion is straight forward. See the unsurprising conclusion in the video entitled What is KDE? (webm, mp4, vimeo), created as a tribute to the KDE community and all the amazing people in it.

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