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WebKitGTK+ 2.10 Is Ready With Many Features

Monday 21st of September 2015 12:32:21 PM
WebKitGTK+ 2.10 was tagged today for this week's release of GNOME 3.18...

OpenMandriva Is Sort Of Trying To Make It Easier To Game On Linux

Monday 21st of September 2015 01:09:56 AM
The developers working on OpenMandriva are trying to make it easier for Linux users to run the latest games...

Linux 4.3-rc2 Has Been Released & Is Fairly Normal

Sunday 20th of September 2015 10:25:55 PM
Linus Torvalds has tagged and released the Linux 4.3-rc2 kernel...

Kodi 15.2 Is Near, RC2 Released

Sunday 20th of September 2015 04:26:31 PM
The team working on the open-source, cross-platform Kodi HTPC software today announced the 15.2 Isengard Release Candidate 2...

A Developer Is Going To Focus On Improving GNU Hurd's Hardware Support

Sunday 20th of September 2015 02:25:39 PM
As explained recently in The Current State Of Debian GNU Hurd, PC hardware support by GNU Hurd is pretty piss poor right now with no support for USB yet, sound support being in its early stages, and 64-bit support just being started. However, a developer is hoping to work on improving hardware support for Hurd...

Calling Arma 3 Linux Gamers

Sunday 20th of September 2015 01:48:22 PM
If you are a player of the new Arma 3 Linux port or just interested in this open-world military game in general, your help is requested...

KDE / Qt Fiber Web Browser To Take The Reasonable Approach To Dealing With Ads

Sunday 20th of September 2015 12:57:06 PM
Fiber, the new open-source web browser aligned with Qt/KDE and is generating a fair amount of interest, has laid out details regarding their planned ad policy...

NVIDIA Performance Counters Still Coming Along For Nouveau

Sunday 20th of September 2015 12:27:01 PM
Samuel Pitoiset for the past few years has been on what seems like a one-man mission to implement NVIDIA's hardware performance counters inside the open-source Nouveau driver. He continues making much progress and it's starting to become a reality for developers who wish to profile their apps/workloads with Nouveau under Linux...

Mesa 10.6.8 Is Focused On Nouveau Fixes

Sunday 20th of September 2015 12:13:27 PM
For those that haven't yet moved to Mesa 11.0 and aren't riding on Mesa 11.1-devel Git, Mesa 10.6.8 is now the next best thing...

RadeonSI Now Supports Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension

Sunday 20th of September 2015 12:47:37 AM
One week after ARB_shader_texture_image_samples OpenGL 4.5 was added to core Mesa and the Intel driver, Ilia Mirkin has extended the support to include the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

The New Phoronix Test Suite Grapher Has Landed

Saturday 19th of September 2015 08:53:49 PM
Now within the latest Phoronix-Test-Suite on GitHub the new graphing code is utilized by default. This will directly benefit Phoronix Test Suite users but will also be beneficial to those simply reading Phoronix articles or visiting and

The State Of DRM/KMS Drivers On Solaris Sounds Worse Off Than The BSD Drivers

Saturday 19th of September 2015 03:00:34 PM
Randy Fishel of Oracle presented at this week's XDC2015 conference about the state of the DRM/KMS graphics drivers on Solaris...

Tizen 3.0 Milestone Released, Finishes Replacing X.Org With Wayland

Saturday 19th of September 2015 01:41:11 PM
The Tizen Project has announced the Tizen 3.0 first milestone release for TV and Mobile devices...

Steam Crosses 1,500 Games Natively Available For Linux

Saturday 19th of September 2015 01:15:31 PM
Today marks a huge milestone for Steam on Linux: 1,500 games are natively available! This is quite significant while Windows is at 6,464 and OS X is at 2,323.

Does The NVIDIA Driver's OpenGL Image Settings Affect The Performance Much?

Friday 18th of September 2015 08:33:32 PM
The proprietary NVIDIA Linux driver has a slider within its nvidia-settings utility for adjusting the OpenGL image settings, but do those settings have much of an affect on performance?..

There's Rapid Progress Being Made On KDE For Wayland

Friday 18th of September 2015 05:44:52 PM
KDE on Wayland has been making a lot of progress recently to the point that it's becoming usable and with KDE Plasma 5.5 it looks like it will be in very good shape...

Jim Keller Leaves AMD, Again

Friday 18th of September 2015 05:19:07 PM
While AMD's forthcoming Zen CPU architecture has high hopes and was made more exciting when Jim Keller joined back AMD to work on its design, this successful CPU designer has left AMD once more...

The X.Org Foundation Has A New Secretary

Friday 18th of September 2015 04:09:06 PM
Peter Hutterer shared with the X.Org Foundation members today that a new secretary has been elected...

Azure Cloud Switch: Microsoft's Own Linux Platform

Friday 18th of September 2015 01:02:38 PM
Microsoft has made public the fact they actually have their own Linux distribution... Azure Cloud Switch. They developed this Linux distribution to do networking within their Azure data centers...

Marek Olšák Talked About Shader Recompiles For RadeonSI

Friday 18th of September 2015 12:50:20 PM
Prolific Mesa contributor and AMD open-source developer, Marek Olšák, talked about handling shader recompiles in the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

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Solus Is Now Using Linux Kernel 4.1.10, Lots of Packages Updated

Even if Solus is running a little late, it doesn't mean that its developers are not actively working on it. In fact, quite a lot of interesting stuff has been happening with Solus and all the planned changes will be available in the stable version. Read more

Android 6.0 up close: Google Now on Tap is almost amazing

Can you believe it? After months of waiting and anticipation, Google's Android 6.0 Marshmallow release is finally on its way into the world. I'll have a detailed overview of what's different with Marshmallow and why it all matters for regular users soon. First, I wanted to take an up-close look at one of Android 6.0's most interesting features: Google Now on Tap. As I mused when Google gave us our first glimpse at Now on Tap this summer, this feature really seems like the future of Android -- like something that has the potential to change the way we interact with our mobile devices. Read more

Today in Techrights

Linux Foundation Launches OpenChain Workgroup for Open Source Standards

Open source code is supposed to reduce redundancy by saving developers from reinventing the wheel. To help it do a better job of that, the Linux Foundation this week announced a new OpenChain Workgroup, a new initiative that aims to standardize common practices to make open source more efficient. Read more