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Siemens Commits New Motherboard Support To Coreboot

Friday 6th of March 2015 01:21:34 PM
While you probably don't have a Siemens motherboard underneath your desk, the company has committed support for another one of their motherboards to Coreboot...

Nuntius: Delivering Android Notifications To The GNOME Desktop

Friday 6th of March 2015 12:57:59 PM
The latest GNOME application to speak of that's entered development is Nuntius, a program to show your Android phone/tablet notifications directly on the GNOME desktop as part of its notification system...

The Khronos Group's Vulkan, SPIR-V & OpenCL 2.1 Presentations

Friday 6th of March 2015 03:53:02 AM
For those wishing to learn more about The Khronos Group's work on Vulkan, SPIR-V, and OpenCL 2.1, their presentations and videos are now available...

Valve Developed An Intel Linux Vulkan GPU Driver

Thursday 5th of March 2015 06:19:07 PM
For helping out ISVs and game developers test out their initial Vulkan code, they developed their own Intel Vulkan GPU graphics driver for Linux that they intend to open-source...

Valve Starts Listing The Steam Machines In The Steam Store

Thursday 5th of March 2015 06:15:42 PM
Valve has started showing off the Steam Controller and the many different Steam Machines within the Steam Store...

Conservancy Sues VMware Over GPL Compliance

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:42:09 PM
The Software Freedom Conservancy has today announced a lawsuit against VMware for failing to comply with the GPL on Linux...

Ubuntu Will Start Booting With Systemd Next Monday

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:27:44 PM
This week Ubuntu Cloud switched over to systemd while on Monday is when all other Ubuntu flavors will be migrating to systemd by default over Upstart...

GLAVE: A Debug Tool For The New Vulkan Graphics API

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:00:21 PM
GLAVE is a debug tool that LunarG has been working on to help in debugging the new Vulkan API...

A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA

Thursday 5th of March 2015 03:48:02 PM
A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA...

Niche Drivers Get Ported To Atomic Mode-Setting For Linux 4.1

Thursday 5th of March 2015 02:53:10 PM
David Airlie has started pulling in fresh Git code into DRM-Next for merging eventually with the Linux 4.1 kernel...

openSUSE Tumbleweed Continues Ascending

Thursday 5th of March 2015 01:59:47 PM
openSUSE Tumbleweed, the rolling-release version of the popular German Linux distribution, is keeping up well with all of the innovations in the free software ecosystem...

Open-Source SPIR-V Reader & Writer Written In Java

Thursday 5th of March 2015 01:18:50 PM
For those interested in the new SPIR-V specification for the intermediate representation used by Vulkan and OpenCL 2.1, a developer has already written an open-source reader and writer of SPIR-V...

Foobnix Music Player Ported To GTK3

Thursday 5th of March 2015 12:35:09 PM
For those in need of a new open-source music player, Foobnix is GPLv3-licensed, written in Python, and with its newest release has been ported to using the GTK3 tool-kit...

LunarGLASS Adds Experimental SPIR-V Front-End

Thursday 5th of March 2015 10:51:48 AM
LunarG, the consulting company around open-source Linux graphics drivers, is one of the organizations involved heavily with the new Vulkan graphics API and SPIR-V intermediate representation. Thanks to their involvement, they already have out an initial SPIR-V front-end to their open-source LunarGLASS Mesa project...

The New Open-Source Linux Test Farm Is Almost Operational

Thursday 5th of March 2015 08:35:56 AM
Here's another update on the construction of the new Linux benchmarking test farm...

GNOME Shell 3.15.91 Brings A Variety Of Last Minute Changes

Thursday 5th of March 2015 05:02:25 AM
Besides releasing Mutter 3.15.91 on Wednesday, Florian Müllner also released an updated version of GNOME Shell for the imminent GNOME 3.15.91 release...

Samba 4.2 Brings Transparent File Compression & Clustering Support

Thursday 5th of March 2015 02:33:45 AM
Samba 4.2.0 was just released for those in need of file and print service sharing with Windows via SMB/CIFS. The Samba 4.2 release brings with it several new features...

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Launching into Orbit
    We’re excited to announce today the release of a BioWare project that’s unlike anything we’ve done before. Over the past few months, the BioWare Online Services team has been working hard on the next-generation of our online technology platform: Orbit.
  • The Big SuperTuxKart Update Is Almost Ready
    Towards the end of last year a development version of a big new version of SuperTuxKart was released that brought a new OpenGL 3.1+ graphics engine and other improvements. The new SuperTuxKart game looks great (especially for being an open-source game) and is now closer to being officially released with now having an RC version out.
  • Humble Indie Bundle 14 Drops Torchlight 2, Outlast, and Other Awesome Games on Linux
    Following on the footsteps of the fantastic success of the previous Humble Indie Bundle initiatives, the awesome people behind Humble Bundle, Inc. have put together yet another amazing collection of cross-platform games entitled Humble Indie Bundle 14.
  • New Linux Gaming Survey For April
    The new GOL survey for April is now available, so please make sure to fill it in if you have the time.
  • Team Fortress 2 Update Brings Balancing Fixes
    Team Fortress 2 is an online multiplayer game developed by Valve and it's one of the most popular titles on Steam for Linux. A new update has been released for it, and it applies to the Linux version as well.
  • Grass Simulator Fully Released With Linux Support
    April Fools! Wait, this is real? Grass Simulator added Linux support recently, and today they have released the final version.

Android Leftovers

CentOS 7 Update and Red Hat

  • Latest CentOS 7 Update Brings Support for Intel Broadwell, AMD Hawaii, and Btrfs
    The CentOS development team, through Karanbir Singh, announced at the end of March 2015 that a new build for the stable CentOS 7 Linux operating system is available for download and update.
  • CentOS 7.1-1503 Screenshot Tour
  • Red Hat helping you (J)Boss your Big Data
    New product enhancements are designed to help enterprises get more out of their Big Data.
  • JOSE – JSON Object Signing and Encryption
    Federated Identity Management has become very widespread in past years – in addition to enterprise deployments a lot of popular web services allow users to carry their identity over multiple sites. Social networking sites especially are in a good position to drive the federated identity management, as they have both critical mass of users and the incentive to become an identity provider. As the users move away from a single device to using multiple portable devices, there is a constant pressure to make the federated identity protocols simpler (with respect to complexity), more user friendly (especially for developers) and easier to implement (on wide range of devices and platforms).