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CompuLab Comes Out With New Rugged, Fanless Linux-Friendly PC

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 01:39:32 PM
The folks at CompuLab have announced their latest Linux-friendly PC, the fitlet-RM. The Fitlet-RM is described as "the smallest PC for extreme conditions" and is fanless...

GLBinding 2.1.1 Released

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 10:53:23 PM
Version 2.1.1 of glbinding has been released, a C++ binding to the OpenGL API...

Kodi 17 Alpha 2 Released

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 04:14:38 PM
The second alpha release of Kodi 17 Krypton is now available for testing...

That Open, Upgradeable ARM Dev Board Is Trying To Make A Comeback

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 12:22:00 PM
Remember that Improve Dev Board using an open-source, upgradeable design and running Mer from 2013~2014 before the project collapsed? It's back now in the form of a new crowdfunding campaign with some changes to the hardware and the option of a build-your-own laptop...

Radeon RX 480: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. AMDGPU-PRO - Interesting CPU/Power Difference

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 12:01:00 PM
With the 12-page AMD Radeon RX 480 review under Ubuntu Linux, tests were carried out both with the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver and the pure open-source driver via the Linux 4.7 kernel and RadeonSI Gallium3D Mesa 12.1-dev. In this article are more tests of just the RX 480 when comparing the two Linux driver options for this first AMD Polaris card to make it to market. The CPU usage and power consumption difference are particularly interesting if you have been debating between these two drivers...

The Numerous Features Coming To Ardour 5.0

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 11:57:21 AM
If you use Ardour as your digital audio workstation software, you'll want to read this article about the features coming to Ardour 5.0...

Vulkan 1.0.19 Released: Still Up In The Air Whether Vulkan 1.1 Will Come This Month

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 11:48:05 AM
Another week, another new Vulkan specification update...

Steam's Survey Reports Another Drop For Linux Gamers In June 2016

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 02:57:14 AM
The June 2016 results are now out for Valve's Steam Survey...

Slackware 14.2 Officially Released

Friday 1st of July 2016 09:46:46 PM
Slackware 14.2 was released today to kick off July. Slackware 14.2 has been long in development while today it was christened...

SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Officially Released

Friday 1st of July 2016 08:27:03 PM
Less than one month after the release candidate to SuperTuxKart 0.9.2, the official release is now available for your open-source racing fun this weekend...

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today's leftovers

  • Comic-Con and FOSS Comic Book Solutions
    After whetting his appetite at this year’s Comic-Con, our resident Linux newbie discovers free and open source apps for reading digital comics, as well as a treasure trove of available sources for free comics online.
  • Linux Kernel 3.12.62 LTS Improves SPARC Support, Updates the Networking Stack
    Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of the sixty-second maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series, which will receive support until 2017 because of SUSE Enterprise Linux. Linux kernel 3.12.62 LTS is a modest update, and looking at the diff from the previous maintenance release, version 3.12.61, we can notice that it changes a total of 96 files, with 1213 insertions and 1053 deletions. Among the changes, we can notice lots of fixes for the SPARC hardware architecture, but there are various other improvements for the ARM, MIPS, PA-RISC, and x86 instruction set architectures.
  • ‘Anatine’ Is a Simple Desktop Twitter App for Linux
    Anatine describes itself as a 'pristine Twitter app for Linux', but is it anything more than a wrapper around the mobile website?
  • Skype for Linux Alpha 1.3 Released With Small Bug Fixes
    A small bug fix update to Skype for Linux alpha is now available, and fixes, among many changes, errant close to tray behaviour on the Cinnamon desktop.
  • On the killing of intltool
    Say thanks to Daiki Ueno for his work maintaining gettext and enhancing it to make change practical, and to Javier Jardon for pushing this within GNOME and working to remove intltool from important GNOME modules.
  • On discoverability
    I've discussed elsewhere that usability is about real people doing real tasks in a reasonable amount of time. Some researchers also refer to "learnability" and "memorability" to define usability—this is very similar to discoverability. Can you discover the features of the system just by poking at it? Is the user interface obvious enough that you can figure it out on your own?
  • This is Lubuntu 16.10’s New Default Wallpaper
    The default wallpaper of Lubuntu 16.10 — yes, that's Lubuntu, with an 'l' — has been unveiled — but will fans of the lightweight Ubuntu spin like it?

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