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VLC Gains A BPG Decoder, But Will This Image Format Ever Take Off?

Friday 9th of January 2015 02:47:21 PM
The latest image format that's been trying to unseat JPEG as the dominant web image format is BPG. While there's still patent concerns over Better Portable Graphics as it's based on the intra-frame encoding of H.265/HEVC, VLC has picked up BPG decoding support...

Compiz 0.8.10 Released

Friday 9th of January 2015 02:05:13 PM
Following the in-fighting over the future of Compiz that happened back in November, Scott Moreau has proclaimed the release this week of Compiz v0.8.10...

Compiz 0.8.10 Released

Friday 9th of January 2015 02:05:13 PM
Following the in-fighting over the future of Compiz that happened back in November, Scott Moreau has proclaimed the release this week of Compiz v0.8.10...

Go 1.5 Is Still Working Towards Being Written In Go

Friday 9th of January 2015 11:22:23 AM
The plan for the upcoming release of Google's Go 1.5 language is to have its tool-chain be written in Go. In order to bootstrap the new Go compiler tool-chain, they'll depend on Go 1.4 to compile the new code...

Go 1.5 Is Still Working Towards Being Written In Go

Friday 9th of January 2015 11:22:23 AM
The plan for the upcoming release of Google's Go 1.5 language is to have its tool-chain be written in Go. In order to bootstrap the new Go compiler tool-chain, they'll depend on Go 1.4 to compile the new code...

X.Org Is Formally Invited To Become An SPI Project

Friday 9th of January 2015 08:08:08 AM
Following last month's failed vote due to not having a quorum, SPI on Thursday voted to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an SPI associated project. X.Org would live under the SPI umbrella and let the organization take care of its managerial tasks so the X.Org Foundation board and members could focus more on the actual development...

X.Org Is Formally Invited To Become An SPI Project

Friday 9th of January 2015 08:08:08 AM
Following last month's failed vote due to not having a quorum, SPI on Thursday voted to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an SPI associated project. X.Org would live under the SPI umbrella and let the organization take care of its managerial tasks so the X.Org Foundation board and members could focus more on the actual development...

A New VIA OpenChrome Gallium3D Driver Is Under Development

Friday 9th of January 2015 12:05:10 AM
While OpenChrome and the VIA DRM/KMS driver hasn't seen much public activity in quite some time and appears rather dead, apparently that's not the case. A new VIA OpenChrome Gallium3D driver was published this week in its initial rudimentary form...

A New VIA OpenChrome Gallium3D Driver Is Under Development

Friday 9th of January 2015 12:05:10 AM
While OpenChrome and the VIA DRM/KMS driver hasn't seen much public activity in quite some time and appears rather dead, apparently that's not the case. A new VIA OpenChrome Gallium3D driver was published this week in its initial rudimentary form...

Fedora 22 Might Disable Root Remote Logins By Default

Thursday 8th of January 2015 09:49:23 PM
In the name of security, it's been proposed for Fedora 22 to disabler remote log-ins in the SSH daemon by default...

Fedora 22 Might Disable Root Remote Logins By Default

Thursday 8th of January 2015 09:49:23 PM
In the name of security, it's been proposed for Fedora 22 to disabler remote log-ins in the SSH daemon by default...

Laying To Rest That Odd Linux Kernel Regression

Thursday 8th of January 2015 07:28:30 PM
Former Red Hat employee Dave Jones has provided some closure to that Linux 3.18 kernel bug that was initially viewed as a "worrisome regression" and turned out to be very difficult to track with no official fix within the mainline Linux kernel...

Laying To Rest That Odd Linux Kernel Regression

Thursday 8th of January 2015 07:28:30 PM
Former Red Hat employee Dave Jones has provided some closure to that Linux 3.18 kernel bug that was initially viewed as a "worrisome regression" and turned out to be very difficult to track with no official fix within the mainline Linux kernel...

AMDKFD Linux Driver Begins Preparing For VI Carrizo APUs

Thursday 8th of January 2015 06:45:23 PM
Patches published by AMD today prepare the AMDKFD Linux kernel HSA driver for initial support of forthcoming AMD "VI" APUs...

AMDKFD Linux Driver Begins Preparing For VI Carrizo APUs

Thursday 8th of January 2015 06:45:23 PM
Patches published by AMD today prepare the AMDKFD Linux kernel HSA driver for initial support of forthcoming AMD "VI" APUs...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970/980: Windows vs. Ubuntu Linux Performance

Thursday 8th of January 2015 05:00:00 PM
Earlier this week I posted some benchmarks showing NVIDIA's Linux Driver Continues Running Strong Against The Windows Driver that also included the open-source Nouveau driver results in the mix too. However, due to using the Nouveau driver, the newest GeForce GTX 970/980 graphics cards were left out of testing as the open-source driver doesn't yet fully support these newer Maxwell GPUs. In this article though we're going back to compare the Windows vs. Linux performance of these two high-end NVIDIA GPUs at a UHD 4K resolution too.

Fedora 22 Planned For Release In May

Thursday 8th of January 2015 04:29:47 PM
At yesterday's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting, the release schedule for Fedora 22 was firmed up...

Fedora 22 Planned For Release In May

Thursday 8th of January 2015 04:29:47 PM
At yesterday's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting, the release schedule for Fedora 22 was firmed up...

Rumors Arise Over State Of Steam Machines & SteamOS

Thursday 8th of January 2015 03:46:58 PM
At this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas there are no big Steam Machines announcements but just much talk about the state of affairs for Valve and their Steam Machines and SteamOS projects...

Rumors Arise Over State Of Steam Machines & SteamOS

Thursday 8th of January 2015 03:46:58 PM
At this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas there are no big Steam Machines announcements but just much talk about the state of affairs for Valve and their Steam Machines and SteamOS projects...

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Release: SymphonyOS 15.0

I am pleased to announce the release of SymphonyOS 15.0. This release continues improvements to the Mezzo 4 desktop bringing it to a much more stable state. Read more

GOL Survey Results: January

Thanks to GOL reader Fedso, we now have month-by-month comparisons for the survey as well as an automated program which takes the raw survey data and makes graphs. This is pretty exciting stuff since now one of the main goals of the survey project has been achieved and we can observe trends over time. You can find the new survey for this month here. Read more

2014 was a record-breaking year for Android smartphones

Apple may be selling more iPhones than ever before, but 2014 was a record-breaking year for Android too: New analyst figures show that one billion smartphones running Google’s mobile OS were shipped over the 12 month period. That’s a rise of 30 percent over the previous year and means that 81 percent of the mobile phones shifted in 2014 were running Android. If you’re wondering why both iOS and Android can be doing so well simultaneously, it’s worth remembering that profits and market share are not the same metric — more devices run Android but Apple is raking in more of the cash. A number of different manufacturers produce Android phones of course, none of whom are doing particularly well at making money from it. Read more

CoreOS 'Rockets' Ahead With Docker Alternative

Linux operating system distribution vendor CoreOs aims to expand its own vision for container-based virtualization. CoreOS is moving forward on its plans to displace the Docker application virtualization technology and expand its own vision for container-based virtualization. CoreOS got its start in 2013 as a clustered operating system project focused on the optimized delivery of Docker containers but has found fault in the Docker model that it aims to correct with its own Rocket approach. Read more Also: CoreOS Linux: it's how Google, Facebook & Twitter run at scale