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Atomic Mode-Setting For Wayland's Weston Has Been Revised

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 03:23:44 PM
Daniel Stone of Collabora has published the latest version of his massive patch series for supporting atomic mode-setting by Wayland's Weston compositor...

Ubuntu Continues Working On Netplan For Network Configuration

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 03:13:15 PM
Earlier this year Ubuntu developers announced Netplan as a new, consolidated network configuration tool. Netplan was added to Ubuntu 16.10 and more improvements are on the way for Ubuntu 17.04...

There's Work Going On To Bring Vulkan To Chromium/Chrome OS

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 02:02:35 PM
While Android already supports Vulkan, Chrome/Chromium OS currently does not support this newest graphics API from The Khronos Group. However, there is work underway in supporting Vulkan on Chromium OS...

Looking Forward To The Linux 4.10 Kernel

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:00:06 PM
The Linux 4.9 kernel will be officially released in about three weeks but there is already new features/functionality to get excited about for Linux 4.10...

OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Arrives

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:42:40 PM
Hitting the web this morning is the official release of openSUSE Leap 42.2...

LLVM Now Supports Qualcomm's New Falkor CPU

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:40:56 AM
A few days back I wrote about Qualcomm Falkor support coming to GCC while now the LLVM compiler stack has received the similar treatment...

Reiser4 Now Available For Linux 4.8 Kernel

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:31:27 AM
While Linux 4.9 will be released in just a few weeks, the remaining Reiser4 file-system developers have just updated their code to support the Linux 4.8 stable kernel...

Allwinner A31 Display Support Coming To DRM Driver In Linux 4.10

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:23:55 AM
The sun4i DRM driver changes have been submitted for inclusion in DRM-Next to in turn land in Linux 4.10...

GCC Compiler Finishes Nuking Java Support (GCJ)

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 03:18:39 AM
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is finishing up the removal of Java / GCJ support ahead of next year's GCC 7 release...

A Walkthrough Of Enlightenment's New Launcher "Luncher"

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 10:20:42 PM
A few weeks back we wrote briefly about Enlightenment landing a new launcher named Luncher. The Samsung developers have now posted more details about this project...

Unity 8 & All Snaps-Based Ubuntu Still Expected For 18.04 LTS

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 08:21:53 PM
Today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 was a convergence Q/A talk where Unity 8 and delivering a all-Snaps image (no Debian packages) were talked about for nearly one hour...

X.Org Server 1.19 Officially Released With A Year's Worth Of Improvements

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:00:00 PM
It's been more than one year since the release of X.Org Server 1.18 was released and several weeks past the planned release of X.Org Server 1.19, but nevertheless it's out there today under the "Cioppino" codename...

Unreal Engine 4.14 Ships With Better Vulkan Support

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 05:29:58 PM
Epic Games announced the release of Unreal Engine 4.14 today as the newest version of this incredibly powerful, cross-platform game engine...

Qt Creator Gets Excited For CMake Server-Mode

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 05:09:38 PM
With last week's CMake 3.7 release one of the less-advertised features is the build system's server-mode functionality, which is sure to excited integrated development environments (IDEs)...

KDE Frameworks 5.28 Brings Many KWayland Improvements, Relative Pointer Protocol

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 04:35:55 PM
The KDE community has today announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.28.0 as the latest update to this massive collection of add-on library components to complement Qt5...

Cryptsetup Vulnerability Allows Easily Getting To A Root Shell

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 04:24:25 PM
CVE-2016-4484 was disclosed on Monday as a Cryptsetup issue that allows users to easily gain access to a root initramfs shell on affected systems in a little over one minute of simply hitting the keyboard's enter key...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 M2 Brings FlameGrapher, Other Improvements

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 02:53:34 PM
The second development milestone/test release of the upcoming Phoronix Test Suite 6.8-Tana is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs...

Intel SDK OpenCL 2016 R3 Brings OpenCL 2.1 & SPIR-V To Linux

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 02:10:23 PM
Intel's SDK for OpenCL Applications 2016 Release 3 was quietly made available earlier this month and it offers some interesting Linux changes...

Chrome/Chromium On Linux Adds Motion Sensors Support

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 12:58:32 PM
The latest Chromium open-source browser development code adds support for motion sensors under Chrome OS and Linux...

Raspberry Pi's Desktop Likely Switching To Compton For Better Performance

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 11:55:45 AM
Raspberry Pi's Raspbian Debian-based Linux distribution had been using xcompmgr as its compositing window manager on the desktop, but now they will likely be switching to the Compton fork for better performance...

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Arduino-Compatible RISC-V and More

  • HiFive1 Is an Open-Source, Arduino-Compatible RISC-V Dev Kit
    Bay Area startup SiFive has announced the Freedom Everywhere 310 (FE310) system-on-chip — the industry’s first commercially-available SoC based on the free, open-source RISC-V architecture, along with the corresponding low-cost, Arduino-compatible HiFive1 development kit.
  • Samsung Defection From ARM to RISC-V.
    It was always thought that, when ARM relinquished its independence, its customers would look around for other alternatives. The nice thing about RISC-V is that it’s independent, open source and royalty-free. And RISC-V is what Samsung is reported to be using for an IoT CPU in preference to ARM.
  • Neutralize ME firmware on SandyBridge and IvyBridge platforms
    First introduced in Intel’s 965 Express Chipset Family, the Intel Management Engine (ME) is a separate computing environment physically located in the (G)MCH chip (for Core 2 family CPUs which is separate from the northbridge), or PCH chip replacing ICH(for Core i3/i5/i7 which is integrated with northbridge).

Moving From Microsoft to GNU/Linux

  • Is Linux the Right Choice for My Business?
    In these hard-economic times, cutting expense is among the keys to the success of a business. Licensing costs can be a huge drain on the wallet of any service. Of course, Microsoft Windows servers are still the standard in a lot of offices, however, there is an unsung hero out there simply waiting to be discovered by more business-owners. This article is obviously describing Linux. While it does have some appeal in both the general public and economic sectors, it is widely used for servers and still not a really popular operating system for workstations but among geeks. Why? You might ask. Microsoft has the marketplace cornered and remains the norm simply by being the standard. This is not to state that Microsoft does not produce quality software application; this post indicates absolutely nothing of the sort. Microsoft got where they are today by their sweat and devoted developers, in no way is this article lessening the quality of Microsoft or their line of products.
  • Moving with SQL Server to Linux? Move from SQL Server to MySQL as well! [Ed: SQL Server DOES NOT (!) run on Linux]
    Over the recent years, there has been a large number of individuals as well as organizations who are ditching the Windows platform for Linux platform, and this number will continue to grow as more developments in Linux are experienced. Linux has for long been the leader in Web servers as most of the web servers run on Linux, and this could be one of the reasons why the high migration is being experienced.
  • Does Linux community trust Microsoft?
    Does actually Linux community like Microsoft? Does actually Linux community trust Microsoft? I cannot answer the first question for sure, but I have a sure answer for the second question.

Mozilla Reports 2015 Revenue of $421.3M

For its fiscal 2015 year, Mozilla reported revenue of $421.3 million, up from $329.6 million that it reported Mozilla's revenue's have grown significantly over the last decade. The first year that Mozilla ever publicly disclosed its financial status was for its 2005 fiscal year, when the open-source organization generated $52.9 million in revenue. Read more Finance/ial issues: Open source wearable Angel shuts down