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PlayStation Emulator Gets Experimental OpenGL Renderer

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 08:24:55 PM
RetroArch has announced their first release of the Mednafen/Beetle PSX HW PlayStation emulator for Linux and other operating systems...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.4 M4 Brings Suite Editing To The Phoromatic Server

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 06:11:45 PM
The fourth and final development release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.4-Hasvik is now available for your open-source automated testing needs...

AMD Releases CodeXL 2.1 With Vulkan Support

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 04:26:35 PM
AMD's GPUOpen initiative announced a new major release to their CodeXL tool suite for debugging and profiling of CPU/GPU/APUs. One of the big additions to this CodeXL 2.1 release is Vulkan support...

OwnCloud Forms A Foundation

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 03:28:02 PM
While we don't yet know the exact cause of the exodus happening at ownCloud Inc recently, there is a seemingly-related announcement that today the company has setup the ownCloud Foundation...

LTO'ing Mesa Is Getting Discussed For Performance & Binary Size Reasons

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 03:18:49 PM
Enabling compiler Link-Time Optimizations (LTO) by default for Mesa in non-debug builds is being discussed in the name of performance and binary size...

Gnuastro: GNU Gets Into Astronomy

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 02:29:29 PM
Gnuastro is the latest GNU Project...

The 12 Big New Features Of Mesa 12.0

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 11:39:32 AM
With Mesa 12 now having been branched with plans to release next month, the code is under a feature freeze as developers turn to fixing bugs ahead of this stable release. With no more major features planned, here's an overview of the new features for Mesa 12.0...

Intel Finally Unleashes Broadwell-E: Top End CPU Will Cost You $1723 USD

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 11:15:27 AM
As was expected for launching at Computex, the Broadwell-E processors are now out in the wild. The Broadwell-E launch also includes Intel's first ten-core desktop processor, but it will cost you a pretty penny...

KDE's Krita 3.0 Officially Released

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 11:06:46 AM
It feels like it took an eternity in retrospect, but the Krita 3.0 release of this KDE sketching and digital painting program is now available...

Fresh 10-Way GeForce Linux Benchmarks With The NVIDIA 367.18 Driver

Tuesday 31st of May 2016 02:08:06 AM
In prepping for our forthcoming GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Linux benchmarking, I've been running fresh rounds of benchmarks on my large assortment of GPUs, beginning with the GeForce hardware supported by the NVIDIA 367.18 beta driver. Here are the first of those benchmarks with the ten Maxwell/Kepler GPUs I've tested thus far...

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Mozilla Rebranding

  • Mozilla Pushes Online Privacy with New Open Source Funding Awards
    Mozilla is funneling yet more money into the open source ecosystem. This week, the organization best known for the Firefox Web browser announced an award of $385,000 to fund eight open source projects, including several important online privacy platforms.
  • Mozilla to Rebrand Itself, and You're Invited to Help
    Mozilla has been involved in reinventing itself for some time now. Known for the venerable Firefox browser, it has made forays into several other open source arenas, and was even known for its dalliance with the smartphone business. The company is currently involved in a broad rebranding effort, and the way it is going about rebranding comes directly from the open source playbook.
  • “Branding without walls”: Mozilla’s open-source rebrand
    Internet advocacy and software group Mozilla is rebranding with help from johnson banks. In an unusual move, the company has decided to document the process online – from strategy and concept development to refinement – inviting its community to help shape its new positioning

Google “Project Bloks” education kit starts with RPi Zero

Google’s “Project Bloks” education platform is built around a Raspberry Pi Zero that controls baseboards that talk to “Puck” inputs via a capacitive sensor. Google announced a Project Bloks hacker platform for kids, developed with IDEO and Paulo Blikstein of Stanford University. A prototype has been built based on the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi Zero SBC, and now Google is seeking researchers, developers, and designers who are interested in using the technology “to build physical coding experiences.” Later this year, Google will conduct a remote research study with the help of these partners. Read more

Six free open source alternatives to Windows 10

Windows 10 has generally be viewed as a welcome successor to Windows 8, both by businesses and individuals. However it has also come under scrutiny from users that are concerned about data privacy. So why not opt for a free Windows 10 alternative? We've listed open source Windows 10 alternatives based on features and user reviews. Here's some of the best. Read more

Why GNOME 3.X Has Been Good for Linux and FOSS

I recently took my first look at GNOME 3. I’d played around with GNOME 2 a couple of times back in 2002 and 2003, not caring for it very much. This was in small part due to the fact that on Mandrake 9.X, GNOME was unstable and prone to crashing, but mainly because I found it wasn’t configurable enough for my taste. I stuck with KDE, which even back in the dark ages of the early 21st century was uber configurable. Read more