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Google To Shutdown Google Code, Concedes To GitHub

Thursday 12th of March 2015 07:21:57 PM
Days after Gitorious got acquired by GitLab, the latest code hosting platform seeing a shake-up is Google Code. Google has announced today they're shutting down Google Code...

Chrome 42 Beta Brings Improved Push Notifications, ES6 Classes

Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:44:07 PM
Google announced today the release of the Chrome 42 Beta web-browser build...

Linux 4.0 Will Run Source Engine Games Faster For Intel Haswell

Thursday 12th of March 2015 05:26:49 PM
Last year I wrote about a major performance breakthrough discovered for Intel's Linux graphics driver. That small but important patch for benefiting Intel Haswell graphics performance will be found with the upcoming Linux 4.0 kernel release...

Khronos Group Posts Their Vulkan + SPIR-V Q&A

Thursday 12th of March 2015 03:54:24 PM
Beyond posting their OpenCL 2.1 technical overview session to YouTube, the Khronos Group has now uploaded their Vulkan and SPIR-V question and answer session too for those wishing to learn more about this new graphics API and graphics/compute intermediate representation...

Foreign LINUX: Running Unmodified Linux Binaries On Windows

Thursday 12th of March 2015 03:24:30 PM
Foreign LINUX is a new open-source project serving as a dynamic binary translator and Linux system call interface emulator. Foreign LINUX is designed to allow unmodified Linux binaries to run on Windows without any system changes or special drivers...

More OpenMP Support Has Been Hitting LLVM's Clang

Thursday 12th of March 2015 03:09:28 PM
For full OpenMP support in LLVM/Clang that's hoped for Clang 3.7 after some OpenMP pragmas made it in for LLVM Clang 3.6. It looks like the 3.7 release will indeed deliver better OMP support with more functionality having been implemented in recent days...

"Why Linux Is Still Not Ready For The Desktop"

Thursday 12th of March 2015 02:36:56 PM
While there's 1000+ Steam games on Linux and the Linux desktop experience improving greatly with GNOME 3.14/3.16 and KDE Plasma 5, for Windows users not everyone feels the Linux desktop is ready...

Learning More About The Intel Vulkan Driver, Linux Vulkan Plans

Thursday 12th of March 2015 12:54:37 PM
LunarG, the company that's been doing a lot of consulting work for Valve on optimizing Linux graphics drivers, is also the company that Valve paid to develop the Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver. LunarG has been doing Linux graphics driver development for years with Mesa/Gallium3D and was formed by some of the same former Tungsten Graphics staff. Here's some more information on their Vulkan and SPIR-V adventures...

Here's Your Chance To Improve The KDE Plasma 5 Wallpaper

Thursday 12th of March 2015 06:47:25 AM
When recently covering how Kubuntu 15.04 is turning out quite well and a nice way to enjoy the latest KDE Plasma 5 experience, several Phoronix readers had commented about the "ugly" wallpaper. Well, now here's your chance to improve the situation...

LibreOffice GTK3 Support Got Improved: "Performance Usable"

Thursday 12th of March 2015 04:33:13 AM
For what it's worth, it seems the GTK+ 3.x support for LibreOffice is finally becoming "usable" thanks to a Red Hat developer...

Learning About OpenCL 2.1 With The Khronos Group's Technical Overview

Thursday 12th of March 2015 04:02:34 AM
For those wishing to learn more about the OpenCL 2.1 specification unveiled last week by The Khronos Group at GDC15 alongside Vulkan and SPIR-V, their presentation is now public...

OpenGL 4.0 Turns Five Years Old, Mesa Still Doesn't Fully Support It

Thursday 12th of March 2015 02:20:04 AM
Time sure seems to fly by: OpenGL 4.0 turned five years old today. The sad part is that Mesa still doesn't fully implement the GL 4.0 specification...

HHVM 3.6 Brings New Features To PHP/Hack

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 07:44:36 PM
Facebook developers announced the release today of HHVM 3.6.0, the HipHop Virtual Machine that's at the heart of their Hack programming language and also serving as a popular PHP alternate implementation thanks to its high performance...

Google Unveils Broadwell-Powered Chromebook Pixel

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 07:01:09 PM
Google has finally unveiled a new Chromebook Pixel! This high-end Chromebook starts at $999 USD and packs an Intel Core "Broadwell" processor with a HiDPI screen and up to 12 hours of battery life...

Ubuntu 15.04 Receives Early Release Of Catalyst 15.3 Linux Driver

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 06:28:39 PM
Early adopters of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet can now use AMD's new Catalyst 15.3 Beta driver that's been packaged for Ubuntu and uploaded to the Vivid repository prior to its release on

Google Is Going To Open-Source SageTV

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 04:59:20 PM
Google is going to be open-sourcing SageTV, the proprietary DVR/HTPC software Google acquired back in 2011...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Is Near

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 02:50:08 PM
The fifth development release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 is now available for testing prior to officially releasing Phoronix Test Suite 5.6.0 in the days ahead...

Feral Interactive Confirms Their Latest Linux Game Ports

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 02:07:33 PM
Last week during Valve's SteamOS / Linux game sale that happened during the Game Developers' Conference, a number of new Linux games were confirmed. We now know who is working on porting some of these new titles over to Linux...

There's Now More Than 1,000 Games On Steam For Linux

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 01:13:00 PM
There's now more than one thousand native games available via Steam for Linux / SteamOS...

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference Is Next Week

Wednesday 11th of March 2015 01:06:01 PM
Next week is NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) taking place in San Jose, California...

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Antivirus Live CD 12.0 Has Been Released, Promises to Protect Computers Against Viruses

Zbigniew Konojacki, the creator of the 4MLinux series of distributions, has announced recently the immediate availability for download of Antivirus Live CD 12.0, an open source distribution that provides users with a live Linux computing environment built around the popular ClamAV (Clam AntiVirus) virus scanner. Read more

Ubuntu Phone Jailbreak Now Available, Third-Party App Store Created

Believe it or not, Ubuntu Phones can be jailbroken too, sort of. In a recent blog post, Ubuntu Touch OS developer Michael Zanetti explains how he managed to create a third-part App Store for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system that will allow some open doors for power users and developers who want to explore the platform beyond what’s offered to the normal user. Read more

Take A Look At These Good Residence Safety Tips

Most individuals know dwelling security is important, however many people don't understand it. It's greatest to do more analysis on home security and be taught about the totally different programs available. Maintain studying for great tips on house safety.

If you utilize a social media site akin to Facebook it may be tempting to inform everyone that you are planning to go away or are already away. Strive your finest to not put up about being away until you might be back, especially in case your web site shouldn't be private. You by no means know who may very properly be watching and see it as a possibility to interrupt in.

Do not depart your garage doors open, even in case you are presently home. Burglars will try to get in by approach of the garage, and whether it is open, they can simply break by means of the door to your home. Use a keypad that requires a mixture to permit access into your house.

You ought to just bear in mind to have a very good lock on any doorways to the outside. Deadbolts can really provide that further home security that you simply need. Deadbolts cannot be jimmied open as easily as an ordinary knob lock. A door that's not safe is an open invitation for trouble. Go Here

Do not record your full name within the cellphone e book or in your mail box. This may give possible intruders numerous details about you and allow them break into your home loads easier. Instead, only list your final identify and probably your first preliminary, that is a lot safer.

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One of the most important areas of concern with reference to dwelling security is the landscaping of your home. Do not let your bushes and other landscaping grow to the place it will probably hide entry points into your home. Thieves just love to have the ability to stay hidden while they enter and go away your personal home, so preserve your bushes trimmed.

When people come to your door unexpectedly, ask who's there before you open the door. Even if you dwell in a neighborhood that does not have a excessive crime price, it's still a good idea to be careful. If the particular person on the opposite side is hesitant about replying, never open the door.

If you are planning on happening trip, you have to hire someone to look after your home. Savvy thieves know what to look for when scouting out houses to rob. Uncut grass, newspapers piled up on the doorstep and unshoveled snow on the facet stroll are all signs that a home-owner is away on vacation.

Doing easy issues like putting up a fence, a "large canine" signal or a peephole in the door will help immensely with defending you and your family. Don't take a chance in phrases of your family. Keep in mind the ideas in this article so you can really feel protected and secure.

Swiss mull law change to allow sharing open source

Switzerland’s statutory law might be changed to allow federal public administrations to publish their software as open source, reports the Swiss Parliamentary Group on Digital Sustainability. The Federal Council (Upper House) is to consider if changes to the law are needed, upon request by the National Council (Lower House). Read more