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Qualcomm Announces Four New Snapdragon Processors

Thursday 19th of February 2015 02:50:40 PM
Qualcomm announced yesterday the introduction of four new Snapdragon processors that the company says will "take 4G LTE and multimedia to new heights". These new processors are the Snapdragon 620, 618, 425, and 415...

Qt 5.5 Features: Many Exciting Improvements

Thursday 19th of February 2015 02:35:49 PM
Qt 5.5 is expected to ship in about two months and with this release will come a number of new and exciting features...

Toshiba Laptops To Have Improved Support In Linux 3.20

Thursday 19th of February 2015 02:19:01 PM
The platform-drivers-x86 pull request has been filed for the Linux 3.20 kernel and it includes some prominent additions...

ETC2 Decoding Support In Mesa's Gallium3D For Freedreno

Thursday 19th of February 2015 01:55:23 PM
While Intel's implemented ETC2 support in their driver and is supported by their latest hardware, Gallium3D is finally getting some ETC2 support...

Unity 8 Continues Working Towards Proper Desktop Support

Thursday 19th of February 2015 01:38:46 PM
Besides Canonical developers having released a new version of Mir, they've also continued concurrently advancing the Unity 8 UI...

Systemd Gets An Fsck Daemon/Service

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 09:38:12 PM
The newest addition to systemd just a day after landing its new EFI boot manager is systemd-fsckd. This new addition was done by Ubuntu developers...

FlightGear 3.4 Has Performance Improvements, New Aircraft

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 09:27:14 PM
FlightGear 3.4 was released yesterday as the latest version of this popular open-source flight simulator...

Intel Is Currently The Number One Sponsor Of Linux Kernel Development

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 06:10:54 PM
The Linux Foundation has released their annual Linux kernel development report from the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit taking place in Santa Rosa, California...

OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 05:00:00 PM
For those looking for a very economically priced SSD that's still reliable and from a well known vendor, the OCZ ARC 100 series might be the most tempting drive line-up yet. With the OCZ ARC 100 series, a 256GB SSD costs only $90 USD or a 480GB SSD for $197. Though in this article the OCZ ARC 100 120GB SSD is being tested and it retails for less than $70 USD.

Libinput Patches Add Touchpad Gestures & Wacom Tools

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:59:13 PM
In getting Wayland's input support ready for prime-time usage and with Fedora 22 switching its X.Org input stack to libinput, Red Hat developers have been very busy getting libinput to reach feature parity with the conventional X.Org input code...

Whoops: FreeBSD's Random Number Generator Has Been Broken For Months

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:37:35 PM
It was fixed and subsequently reported yesterday that the FreeBSD kernel has been subject to a faulty random number generator for the past four months...

Open-Source ARM Mali T-Series Graphics Move Along

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:31:27 PM
A few weeks back at FOSDEM was a presentation by Luc Verhaegen on the Tamil Driver, which is focused on bringing open-source graphics driver support to ARM's Mali T-Series and is the successor to his former Lima driver for older Mali graphics hardware...

ARB_pipeline_statistics_query Now Implemented In Mesa

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:07:00 PM
The latest OpenGL extension being implemented within Mesa Git for Mesa 10.6 is the ARB_pipeline_statistics_query extension...

HTTP/2 & HPACK Specifications Approved

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 01:38:06 PM
The HTTP/2 and HPACK specifications have been formally approved by the IESG...

Linux 3.20 To Land VirtIO 1.0 Implementation

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 05:29:19 AM
The next version of the Linux kernel, which will be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, will land VirtIO 1.0 support...

GNOME's Mutter Updated For Latest Wayland Support

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 03:17:49 AM
For those wishing to experiment with the latest Wayland technologies, short of running the Weston compositor, the bleeding-edge development GNOME stack continues to serve as an excellent alternative with quickly adopting support for new functionality...

HHVM Plans To Integrate LLVM This Year

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 03:04:57 AM
Coming soon is the HHVM 3.6 release for making PHP even faster and Facebook's Hack derivative even better, but further out into 2015 are even more exciting improvements...

GL_AMD_pinned_memory Lands In Mesa

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 07:00:04 PM
Support for the GL_AMD_pinned_memory OpenGL extension has landed within Mesa and is implemented for the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers. This patch series also lands the Userptr support for the open-source AMD graphics drivers on the user-space side...

New ARM Platform Support For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 05:46:36 PM
With the next kernel -- regardless of whether it be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 -- it will contain support for new ARM platforms...

Candidates For The 2015 X.Org Board Elections

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 04:54:09 PM
The candidates running for the open seats for the X.Org Foundation Board if Directors has been released...

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