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F2FS Tools Gain FSCK Support

1 hour 45 min ago
The f2fs-tools package that provides user-space utilities to the Linux F2FS file-system is out with a new version that provides FSCK capabilities among other changes...

FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements

7 hours 22 min ago
Released this past week was the first beta of FreeBSD 10.1. If you haven't yet had time to explore this development release, there's a lot of improvements over FreeBSD 10.0...

AntiMicro 2.6 Yields Greater Compatibility For Gamepads On Linux

10 hours 31 min ago
Released this week was a new update to AntiMicro, the GUI program for mapping keyboard keys and mouse controls to a gamepad, which is useful for games without any gamepad (or inadequate) support...

OpenGL 3.3 / GLSL 3.30 Lands For Intel Sandy Bridge On Mesa

Saturday 20th of September 2014 04:43:44 AM
Now that OpenGL geometry shaders landed for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware in Mesa and the OpenGL version bumped to 3.2, OpenGL 3.3 has arrived...

AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements

Saturday 20th of September 2014 04:01:06 AM
Marek Olšák has published another big set of fixes/improvements to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

Mesa 10.3 Released With The Latest Open-Source GPU Driver Improvements

Friday 19th of September 2014 08:03:45 PM
Besides the Wayland 1.6 release and other exciting Linux news today, Mesa 10.3 is another exciting open-source milestone achieved today...

GNOME 3.13.92 Officially Released

Friday 19th of September 2014 07:41:03 PM
After a small delay, the second release candidate to the forthcoming GNOME 3.14 is now available...

Wine 1.7.27 Is Still Working Towards Direct2D Support

Friday 19th of September 2014 07:00:00 PM
While more and more first-rate games come to Linux, if you still need Wine for running some older Windows titles, the latest bi-weekly development release is now available...

Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers

Friday 19th of September 2014 06:53:11 PM
Besides the Linux release of Tropico 5, also available as of today is the official release of Wasteland 2, which is coming twenty-five years after the release of the original Wasteland...

Tropico 5 Launches On Steam For Linux

Friday 19th of September 2014 06:42:38 PM
As expected, Tropico 5 was released today for Linux gamers...

7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10

Friday 19th of September 2014 04:00:00 PM
With Ubuntu 14.10 bringing various updates to the packaged desktop environments along with updated open-source graphics drivers, here's our per-cycle usual tests of the popular Linux desktops while looking at their impact on the Linux gaming performance.

The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux

Friday 19th of September 2014 02:08:04 PM
For those able to spend $1000+ (USD) on a processor, the Intel Core i7 5960X is a fantastic offering that is still leaving me pleased with the performance after extensive Linux testing...

Geometry Shaders, OpenGL 3.2 Land In Mesa For Intel Sandy Bridge

Friday 19th of September 2014 01:26:12 PM
Those still running Intel "Sandy Bridge" processors with integrated HD Graphics will be ecstatic this morning that the Mesa driver has taken a leap forward...

Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released

Friday 19th of September 2014 01:12:23 PM
The latest quarterly update to Wayland and its Weston compositor are now available! Wayland/Weston 1.6.0 is another important milestone now crossed in delivering a next-generation Linux display experience...

Tizen Smartphones Reported To Launch In November

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:54:22 PM
It looks like Tizen smartphones might finally see the light of day later in the year...

NVIDIA Releases The 343.22 Linux Driver With GTX 980 Support

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:20:00 PM
NVIDIA has once again managed same-day Linux support for their newest graphics processors...

NVIDIA Launches The GTX 980: The High-End Maxwell Beauty

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:05:31 PM
This morning NVIDIA lifted the lid on the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 graphics cards as the new high-end offerings based on their extremely promising Maxwell architecture...

X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails

Friday 19th of September 2014 12:30:00 AM
As some more unfortunate X.Org news tonight besides the very low turnout thus far for the X.Org OPW women project, the latest attempt at Shatter support for the X.Org Server failed...

X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far

Thursday 18th of September 2014 11:16:59 PM
Earlier this month it was announced that the X.Org Foundation would participate in the next FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) organized by the GNOME Foundation. This program is very controversial but one thing is for sure: there isn't much interest from women in getting involved with X.Org...

Fedora 21 Alpha Finally Coming Next Week

Thursday 18th of September 2014 10:46:11 PM
The alpha release of Fedora 21 is finally happening next week! Fedora 21 Alpha was originally scheduled to ship in early August...

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FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements

Released this past week was the first beta of FreeBSD 10.1. If you haven't yet had time to explore this development release, there's a lot of improvements over FreeBSD 10.0. Here's some of the features that interest us the most about this forthcoming FreeBSD 10 update: - The driver for FreeBSD's new VT console has been added. The new VT hasn't been enabled by default but for now still requires setting a special parameter. - The ported-from-Linux Radeon DRM/KMS driver now has support for 32-bit ioctls so 32-bit OpenGL applications are able to run on a 64-bit FreeBSD system. - Various hardware-related improvements from Turbo Boost enabled Intel CPUs to PowerPC 970 CPUs to Atom Silvermont to Apple books saw different changes. - Bhyve virtualization improvements. Find out more about the recent FreeBSD 10 changes via the stable release notes. FreeBSD 10.1 is expected for an official unveiling on 29 October. Read more

Android tablet records and recreates 3D scenes

Mantis Vision and Flextronics unveiled an Android-based “Aquila” tablet based on Mantis’ MV4D 3D engine that uses a 3D sensing system to recreate 3D scenes. So-called 3D tablets, which display 3D video and other content with or without special glasses, never hit it big among consumers. Now Israeli 3D vision technology firm Mantis Vision and manufacturer Flextronics have built a different kind of tablet called the Aquila. It not only displays 3D content, but records, recreates it, and lets you manipulate the image in 3D or integrate it into applications. Read more

REVIEW: How to turn a Raspberry Pi in to an NSA-proof computer

One of the Pi's key attributes is its price of around £30. It is the nearest thing we have to a disposable computer and several can be used cost-effectively in a single project. A recently publicised use is the creation of a string of Raspberry Pi honeypots for detecting hacker activity on a corporate network. Given CW's enduring preoccupation with the surveillance programs of our Establishment masters, would it be, could it be possible to create a disposable, network-invisible computer? Read more