A few weeks ago, I was curious to test Gtk+ 4. I know it has some awsome features like OpenGL rendering, major cleanups and other hot stuff, but didn’t have the chance to check it out until then.
I was mostly excited about Vulkan.
I know both of my laptop’s graphic cards support Vulkan. It’s a hybrid Intel Broadwell G2 + NVidia GeForce 920M, although I don’t use the latter because Linux sucks hard with Dual GPU.
Downloaded the latest Gtk+ source, compiled and… nothing. Immediate segmentation fault. Yay! What a great chance to get involved with the next major Gtk+ version development!
GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has shared his thoughts on the state of the GTK4 tool-kit with the recent work involving a Vulkan renderer, including which also now works on Wayland.
Georges Stavracas was excited to try the current state of GTK4 development but initially hit a segmentation fault. But after overcoming that, he was successful in running GTK4 on Wayland and the widgets being rendered by Vulkan. He commented on his blog, "May not be as exciting, since there are no new visible features but… damn, it’s Gtk+ being rendered with Vulkan on Wayland. It’s basically the state-of-the-art of toolkit support right now. Even better, the absolute majority of applications will gain this for free once they port to Gtk+ 4 series."
In this blog post I promised I would get back to people who want to use the nvidia driver on an optimus laptop.
The set of xserver patches I blogged about last time have landed upstream and in Fedora 25 (in xorg-x11-server 1.19.0-3 and newer), allowing the nvidia driver packages to drop a xorg.conf snippet which will make the driver atuomatically work on optimus setups.
Budgie is default desktop environment of the Evolve OS Linux distribution, and it is Evolve OS project. Budgie desktop is designed for modern user, it focuses on minimal, elegance, and simple desktop. The main point of this Budgie desktop is that it's not forked from any other project but rather one written from scratch with integration in mind, using GTK and either Vala or C.
Andy Rubin the mastermind behind the world's top most smartphone operating system, sold his Android OS to Google in 2005. The Android creator left the company in 2014 to start his own venture into the industry. Reports say that Rubin, with his own company, The Essential Products Inc., is building a high-end flagship new Android phone, which is expected to mark his comeback into the smartphone industry.
Google has been releasing Android Wear 2.0 dev previews for several months and after a couple of delays that saw the launch pushed into 2017 instead of 2016, we now have a date to look forward to: February 9.
The newly-unveiled Nintendo Switch is a promising idea for those looking to take their living room games out and about with them. But did you know that you’ve already been able to do something almost identical with your Android phone or tablet for a while now? All you’ll need is a capable Wi-Fi network, Chromecast or Miracast-ready TV, a bluetooth controller of some sort, and you’re good to go. While you won’t get access to all the new exclusive Nintendo titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey, there still is a more cost effective way to play games on the big screen. There are plenty of solid Android games these days though, and it’s more than possible to play quite a few classics with a good emulator.
Of all the many questions you might ask an open source enthusiast, none may evoke quite the passionate response as asking which distribution they prefer.
People choose a distribution for many reasons, from look and feel to stability, from speed to how it runs on older machines, from the pace of updates to simply which offers the packages they need. Whatever the reason, with so many distributions available, asking which one you use can be seen as a proxy for asking how you choose to interact with your computer.
Amdocs and the Linux Foundation have struck up a partnership in an effort to accelerate adoption of the open source Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) platform developed by AT&T.
When it comes to operating systems, container technologies, and unikernels, the trend toward tiny continues. What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. They are sometimes called library operating systems because they include libraries that enable applications to use hardware and network protocols in combination with a set of policies for access control and isolation of the network layer.
Containers often come to mind when discussion turns to cloud computing and Linux, but unikernels are doing transformative things, too. Neither containers nor unikernels are brand new. There were unikernel-like systems in the 1990s such as Exokernel, but today popular unikernels include MirageOS and OSv. Unikernel applications can be used independently and deployed across heterogeneous environments. They can facilitate specialized and isolated services and have become widely used for developing applications within a microservices architecture.
In this series of articles, we are looking at the projects mentioned in the guide, by category, providing extra insights on how the overall category is evolving. Below, you’ll find a list of several important unikernels and the impact that they are having, along with links to their GitHub repositories, all gathered from the Guide to the Open Cloud:
ClipGrab is a free software to download and convert videos from different famous sites of Internet. You can easily save your favorite videos from sites like Dailymotion or Vimeo. And you can convert these videos into "usable" formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3. You can check here which sites are supported by this software.
In short, one can increase the time it takes for pages to render using multi-layered cache and asynchronous communication with server-side components. In this post, I will list my favorite open source software based TCP/HTTP load balancer and proxying solution for web performance.
EncryptPad is a text editor that can be used to save private information, such as passwords, credit card info and so on, and access the files by using a password, key files, or both. It can also be used to encrypt binary files as well, like images or videos, etc. The application is available for Linux, Windows and Mac.
We know how much you love the Calibre open-source ebook library management tool when you have to organize and convert ebooks in various formats for your Kindle, Nook, or Kobo e-book reader device, and a new version is now available.
Calibre 2.77 was announced by developer Kovid Goyal a few days ago, and while it's only a bugfix release, it also attempts to add various improvements that we bet you'll find interesting. For example, Calibre 2.77 improves the detection of the Nook HD+ color tablet e-reader under Microsoft Windows operating systems.
A few weeks back we learned of Intel's Clear Linux distribution working towards Steam support. While Clear Linux is a performance-oriented workstation/server/cloud distribution, repeatedly in our tests it performs among the top Linux distributions even when it comes to Intel OpenGL Linux gaming, so being able to game with it isn't a far stretch with Steam support -- there is also Vulkan support now too.
If you aren't familiar with Clear Linux for OpenGL/gaming performance, see some of our past tests like in Clear Linux With Mesa 13 Is A Strong Match For Intel Linux Performance or Clear Linux Continues To Have Graphics Performance Advantage Over Ubuntu. Clear Linux on Intel graphics systems can even outperform Ubuntu and other more popular desktop distribution alternatives. Though this is just for Linux gaming with Intel graphics -- AMD/NVIDIA graphics aren't currently supported by this Intel Open-Source Technology Center project.
Last year a motorbike riding game named Highway Traffic Rider was released on Tizen Store by Janos Barkoczi and copyright of ZipZap Games Kft. for ₹33. Now this game is available in the Tizen store for FREE. This is an awesome bike riding game, which has different types of missions & levels, different types of riding mode, different types of environments and different bikes for different levels. There are 3 missions in a level.
The road to Wine 2.0 and Wine Staging 2.0 continues, and while the former already got its fifth Release Candidate (RC) development release at the end of last week, the latter yesterday received a new unstable build.
That's right, we are talking here about Wine Staging 2.0 RC5, which comes hot on the heels of Wine 2.0 RC5 to add numerous goodies for those who want to run Windows apps and games on their Linux computers.