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ReactOS 0.4.1 Is En Route For Open-Source Windows

Thursday 5th of May 2016 05:32:03 PM
For fans of ReactOS as a project long working on providing an open-source, drop-in-replacement for Windows, a new release is being prepared...

Microsoft's .NET Now Works On NetBSD

Thursday 5th of May 2016 05:23:48 PM
Microsoft's .NET Framework as an open-source project now has support for NetBSD...

NVIDIA Is Making A Big Announcement Tomorrow

Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:36:26 PM
NVIDIA wants you to spend your Friday night with them, at least virtually. There's an exciting unveil tomorrow...

GCC 4.8 To GCC 6.1 Benchmarks For A Complex Program

Thursday 5th of May 2016 04:24:06 PM
Here are some more compiler performance metrics to share of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) for a complex program...

A $14 USB Thermometer That Works Well With Linux

Thursday 5th of May 2016 02:25:44 PM
If you are in need of a temperature sensor / thermometer that's USB based and plays well with Linux, there's a decent option for just $14 USD.

GNOME's Nautilus File Manager: "Its Best Moment Since It Was Created"

Thursday 5th of May 2016 01:52:22 PM
At various points in GNOME's history the Nautilus file manager has been less than maintained, but these days the situation is much brighter...

Khronos Publishes SPIRV-Cross: Converting SPIR-V To Other Shader Languages, C++

Thursday 5th of May 2016 01:34:37 PM
The Khronos Group this morning opened up the public source access as to their new SPIRV-Cross project, an open-source project for converting the SPIR-V intermediate representation used by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1+ back into GLSL, C++, and other higher-level languages...

Trying Out Beignet For Intel OpenCL On Ubuntu 16.04, Still No OpenCL 2.0 For Beignet

Thursday 5th of May 2016 12:29:50 PM
Following the recent Iris Graphics of Xubuntu 16.04 vs. Clear Linux vs. Fedora 23 I had some extra time so I decided to fire up Beignet on Ubuntu 16.04 for this Haswell ultrabook...

Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

Thursday 5th of May 2016 11:34:45 AM
Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced...

Hisilicon Kirin DRM Driver To Be Added For Linux 4.7

Thursday 5th of May 2016 02:12:31 AM
On top of the new ARC PGU driver and Allwinner driver there is yet another new Direct Rendering Manager driver set to land for Linux 4.7...

Intel's OpenGL Linux Driver Is Now One Step Closer To GL 4.4: ARB_query_buffer_object

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:46:42 PM
With the latest code landing in Mesa Git this afternoon, the GL_ARB_query_buffer_object has been wired up for Intel's i965 OpenGL driver...

DRI3 On (X)Ubuntu 16.04 Still isn't Enough For Intel Graphics To Compete With Others

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:36:21 PM
As a follow-up to this morning's article about Intel Graphics Performance: Clear Linux vs. Xubuntu 16.04 LTS vs. Fedora 23 Xfce, here is some more data to look at. With the latest numbers are some Xubuntu 16.04 results when DRI3 was manually enabled for the Intel graphics...

The Latest Freedreno Achievements For Open-Source Adreno Graphics In 2016

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 08:17:29 PM
Red Hat developer Rob Clark has put out a new update concerning the status of his pet project, Freedreno, for providing open-source, reverse-engineered graphics support for Qualcomm Adreno hardware...

Intel Graphics Performance: Clear Linux vs. Xubuntu 16.04 LTS vs. Fedora 23 Xfce

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 03:00:00 PM
With recent benchmarks showing Intel's Clear Linux distribution even being faster for Intel HD Graphics performance compared to other more common distributions like Ubuntu 16.04, I decided to run some more tests and also test Fedora 23 Xfce into the mix.

An Interesting Game Is Coming Powered By Unigine 2, Switched From UE4

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 01:57:12 PM
Unigine 2 has looked like a real beauty at least from screenshots, but sadly there hasn't been any tech demo / benchmark releases off it yet nor any major games to talk about using this updated engine. Fortunately, that's now changing...

KDE's Project Neon Begins Publishing Daily Wayland Images

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 01:43:37 PM
KDE's Project Neon has begun publishing daily images of the latest KDE Plasma stack powered atop Wayland rather than the X.Org Server...

More Direct Rendering Manager Code Gets Aligned For Linux 4.7

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 12:37:39 PM
Several Git branches were pulled in the past few hours into DRM-Next as preparation work for having the Direct Rendering Manager feature updates ready for the Linux 4.7 merge window later this month...

IWOCL 2016 Slides Posted To Learn More About The Latest OpenCL Tech

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 12:03:44 PM
Taking place last month in Vienna was the International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) where much could be learned about this open computing language specification from The Khronos Group...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Is Soon Switching To GCC 6, Lands Mesa 11.2.1 & Linux 4.5.2

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 11:48:13 AM
It's an exciting time to be a user of openSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release Linux distribution with a number of updates recently landing and others being inbound...

Wayland 1.11 Alpha Released

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 11:21:50 AM
The first alpha is now available of Wayland 1.11 along with the adjoining Weston 1.11 reference compositor. This also marks the feature freeze for the Wayland/Weston 1.11 series...

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  • Quantifying Benefits of Network Virtualization in the Data Center
    Modern data centers have increased significantly in scale and complexity as compute and storage resources become highly virtualized. The rise of the DevOps style of application deployment means that data center resources must be agile and respond rapidly to changing workload requirements. Data center network technologies have been challenged to keep up with these rapidly evolving application requirements.
  • Apache Zeppelin Joins Several Other Projects Gaining Top-Level Status
    As we've been reporting, The Apache Software Foundation, which incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, has been elevating a lot of interesting new tools to Top-Level Status recently. The foundation has also made clear that you can expect more on this front, as graduating projects to Top-Level Status helps them get both advanced stewardship and certainly far more contributions. Only a few days ago, the foundation announced that a project called TinkerPop has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). TinkerPop is a graph computing framework that provides developers the tools required to build modern graph applications in any application domain and at any scale. Now, it has announced that Apache Zeppelin has graduated as well. Zeppelin is a web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics.
  • 6 Open Source Operating Systems for the Internet of Things (IoT)
    Whether you are small to large enterprises, IoT is one of the useful technology that can help you to be connected on-the-go.
  • 6 open source architecture projects to check out
    The world of architecture doesn't change as quickly as software, but architects are still finding new ways to share innovative designs and ideas. The open source architecture movement aims to make architectural designs, drawings, 3D renderings, and documentation freely available for integration into other projects under open source licenses. It owes much of its growth to the growing popularity of the maker movement, DIY culture, 3D printing, and CNC machines, as well as support from architects like Alejandro Aravana.
  • has gone opensource, codebase now on GitHub
    Online dictionary for yoruba names, YorubaName, has now made its backlog accessible to the public. In a post on their blog, the guys at YorubaName announced that the website codebase is now on GitHub.
  • A New Version of Rust Hits the Streets
    Version 1.9 of the Rust programming language has been released. Rust is a new language with a small but enthusiastic community of developers.
  • Here's how you can make a career in OpenStack
    OpenStack is one of the biggest open source movements. It is a free and open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). The software platform consists of interrelated components that control hardware pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a data centre. According to the official website, hundreds of the world's largest brands rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day, reducing costs and helping them move faster. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem globally.
  • Compatibility before purity: Microsoft tweaks .NET Core again [Ed: Microsoft lied about .NET going Open Source; just forked it into Open Core version]
    Microsoft's open source fork of the .NET platform, called .NET Core, will be modified for better compatibility with existing applications, says Program Manager Immo Landwerth in a recent post.
  • EMC Ships Open Source Tool for Cloud and IoT Devices
  • Watch Benjamin Hindman Co-Creator of Apache Mesos Speak Live Tomorrow at MesosCon [Ed: Microsoft proxy in a sense]
  • MesosCon Preview: Q&A with Twitter’s Chris Pinkham
  • How to secure your open source code [Ed: more marketing nonsense of Black Duck]
  • Luxembourg launches open data portal
    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg officially launched its national open data portal on April 8th. This portal, supported by Digital Luxembourg, the government agency in charge of digital affairs in the country, was presented during the Game of Code hackathon.
  • Denmark to accelerate government digitisation
    Open standards The existing shared solutions are to be adopted by all authorities and public sector institutions where relevant, according to a presentation in English. “Shared solutions need to be stable, secure and user-friendly, they will also be easy to implement because the infrastructure is based on open standards.” The strategy, an agreement involving the government, regions and municipalities, was announced on 12 May. It includes 33 initiatives, which among other things deal with ease of use, reuse of data, IT architecture, growth, security and digital skills, DIGST says.