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A Look At GNOME 3.16's High Contrast Theme

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 02:26:29 PM
For making its desktop more accessible to users, GNOME 3.16 has improvements when it comes to its high contrast theme with the shell and toolkit both having received accessibility improvements this cycle...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 02:00:42 PM
Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 was released today as the quarterly update to Phoronix Media's open-source, cross-platform benchmarking and automated testing software.

Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 01:31:01 PM
A change made to systemd yesterday is working on the stateless Linux systems feature...

The Many Changes Of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 01:03:06 PM
Version 5.6 of the Phoronix Test Suite is being released this morning...

Epiphany 3.16 Improves The GNOME Web Browser

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 12:27:33 PM
The Epiphany open-source web-browser has benefited from a number of changes ahead of tomorrow's GNOME 3.16 release...

Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:59:16 AM
Pixar has made a free, non-commercial version of its RenderMan software available to the public...

Libinput 0.13 Changes The Tap Motion Threshold

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:52:47 AM
Libinput 0.13 was released today as one of the final steps before Libinput 1.0...

GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released

Monday 23rd of March 2015 09:30:36 PM
The final v3.16.0 releases of the GNOME Shell and Mutter window manager are available this Monday afternoon...

Rootless XWayland Support Part Of KWin 5.3

Monday 23rd of March 2015 06:52:33 PM
Martin Gräßlin has shared some of his recently-landed work for the KWin 5.3 development cycle as it largely pertains to Wayland...

More eBPF Tracing Work Being Readied For Linux 4.1

Monday 23rd of March 2015 04:25:28 PM
The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1...

Radeon DisplayPort MST Queued For Linux 4.1

Monday 23rd of March 2015 04:07:25 PM
The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations...

WebKitGTK+ 2.8 Arrives With Gestures & HTML5 Notifications

Monday 23rd of March 2015 02:00:00 PM
Another GNOME 3.16 package christened this morning for Wednesday's release is WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0...

X.Org Voting Starts: Will X.Org Merge With The SPI?

Monday 23rd of March 2015 01:45:02 PM
The X.Org Foundation elections have finally got underway after being delayed to vote on new directors as well as having the X.Org members decide whether the foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 status and become a sub-project of the SPI Inc...

GTK+ 3.16 Released With Mir Backend, Native OpenGL Support

Monday 23rd of March 2015 01:17:55 PM
It's GNOME 3.16 week! Matthias Clasen checked in the important GTK+ 3.16.0 package prior to the deadline tonight...

GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More

Monday 23rd of March 2015 12:55:13 PM
GNU Nano 2.4.0 was released this morning as the first stable update to this open-source CLI text editor in a number of years...

Linux 4.0-rc5 Mostly Has Routine Driver Updates

Monday 23rd of March 2015 12:42:30 PM
Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night...

Cube2-Forked Red Eclipse 1.5 Sees Huge Update

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 11:43:35 PM
Version 1.5 of the open-source, cross-platform Red Eclipse first person shooter was released this weekend. Red Eclipse, which in turn is based on the Cube Engien 2, has seen some significant updates with this being the first major update in about two years...

Wine-Staging 1.7.39 Works On Speeding Up Wineserver Calls

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 08:43:39 PM
Following Friday's release of Wine 1.7.39, Wine-Staging 1.7.39 was released this Sunday with hundreds of extra patches on top of Wine...

What Linux vs. OS X Performance Tests Should Be Run Next?

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 06:07:11 PM
A new Apple Mac Mini happened to arrive at Phoronix that sports Intel Iris Graphics. It's now time to start benchmarking this Apple system with Intel Core i5 processor and run some comparative tests against Linux...

Support For Multiple Graphics Drivers With AMDKFD Kernel Driver

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 03:29:22 PM
A patch published on Sunday for the new AMDKFD HSA kernel driver adds support for using more than one graphics card/driver...

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Kodi (XBMC Media Center) 14.2 Officially Released, Kodi 15 “Isengard” Is On Its Way

The Kodi development team, through Nathan Betzen, had the pleasure of announcing today, March 28, the immediate availability for download of the second and last maintenance release for Kodi 14 (codename Helix), before they continue with the development cycle for the upcoming release, Kodi 15, dubbed Isengard. Read more

Debian 8 Jessie Installer Now Supports Running a 64-bit Linux Kernel on a 32-bit EFI

The Debian Installer team had the pleasure of announcing on March 27 that the second Release Candidate (RC) version of the Debian 8.0 "Jessie" installer is now available for download and testing. The RC2 version of the installer brings a great number of improvements and fixes. Read more

First Look at GNOME 3.16

The highly anticipated GNOME 3.16 desktop environment for Linux kernel-based operating systems has been announced on March 26, 2015, and has been declared by the GNOME development team as the best GNOME release yet. Of course, we wanted to give GNOME 3.16 desktop environment a try and see for ourselves the new features, apps, and improvements. Read more

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