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A Brief Look At Fedora 24

Thursday 16th of June 2016 03:19:02 PM
Another six months, another Fedora release, from the guys and gals wearing the funny looking hats. Fedora 24 Workstation comes with Gnome 3.20.2, Linux Kernel 4.5.5, Mesa 11.2.1, X Server 1.18.3, and Wayland protocol version 1.10.

Acer's CXI2 Chromebox Now Has Upstream Coreboot Support

Thursday 16th of June 2016 12:30:57 PM
Acer's CXI2 Chromebox line-up is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

GNOME & KDE Join The Document Foundation Advisory Board

Thursday 16th of June 2016 12:17:05 PM
The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. have joined the Advisory Board of The Document Foundation...

Wine 1.8.3 Released With More Bug Fixes

Thursday 16th of June 2016 12:07:33 PM
Wine 1.8.3 is now the latest stable version of this open-source software for running Windows programs and games on Linux and other operating systems...

SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Is On The Way

Thursday 16th of June 2016 11:58:35 AM
The first release candidate is out today of the SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 open-source racing game inspired by Mario Kart...

Qt 5.7.0 Officially Is Out

Thursday 16th of June 2016 11:52:07 AM
Qt 5.7 is now officially available as the latest version of the Qt5 tool-kit...

Running The Latest Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 05:30:53 PM
Now that my Linux reviews of the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 have been published, next on my agenda this week are running some fresh Windows vs. Linux graphics benchmarks with these Pascal graphics cards...

AMD Opens Up A New Mailing List For Open-Source AMDGPU Development

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 03:19:09 PM
There is a new dedicated mailing list for AMDGPU DRM driver patches...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Will Very Soon Have GCC 6

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 12:56:10 PM
OpenSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution will soon join the likes of Fedora 24 and Clear Linux as being an early adopter of the new GCC 6...

Playing Around With Ubuntu's Snaps, On Fedora

Wednesday 15th of June 2016 12:48:42 PM
I had a bit of a surprise waiting for me as I walked out of lunch today: Ubuntu's snapper packaging utility had accepted the necessary patches to work on non-Ubuntu distros. The list of supported distributions now includes Arch, Gentoo, Debian, and Fedora.

Running The NVIDIA 367.27 Linux Driver With The GeForce GTX 1070

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 07:48:18 PM
Yesterday NVIDIA released the 367.27 long-lived driver release to succeed the earlier 367 betas. That driver arrived too late for my initial round of GeForce GTX 1070 / 1080 Linux testing with that GTX 1070 review published this morning. However, since then I decided to fire up this stable driver release on Pascal...

LLVM's Clang Begins Better Supporting Musl Libc

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 07:25:39 PM
Patches are landing in LLVM Clang to improve the compiler's support for musl libc as an alternative to glibc on Linux-based systems...

More Planning Details For GTK4 & Beyond

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 07:10:16 PM
Coming out yesterday from the start of GNOME's latest GTK+ hackfest were details on GTK+ 4.0 and future releases whereby they would change how they enforce API stability and how frequently they do major stable releases of the toolkit...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 On Linux: Testing With OpenGL, OpenCL, CUDA & Vulkan

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 04:04:07 PM
If you were amazed by the GeForce GTX 1080 performance under Linux but its ~$699 USD price-tag is too much to handle, the GeForce GTX 1070 is now shipping for $399~449 USD. NVIDIA sent over a GeForce GTX 1070 and I've been putting it through its paces under Linux with a variety of OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan benchmarks along with CUDA and deep learning benchmarks. Here's the first look at the GeForce GTX 1070 performance under Ubuntu Linux.

Nextcloud 9 Released, All Enterprise Features To Be Opened Up

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 02:08:38 PM
Less than two weeks after ownCloud was forked into Nextcloud, the project today did their version 9 release...

A Proper TSN Driver Is Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel (Time Sensitive Networking)

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 12:21:26 PM
Henrik Austad of Cisco has published very early code for implementing a TSN core driver in the Linux kernel. TSN is short for Time Sensitive Networking and was formerly known as Audio/Video Bridging (AVB)...

PHP 7.0 Is Being Planned For Fedora 25

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 12:12:15 PM
The upcoming release of Fedora 24 isn't shipping with PHP 7.0 but for Fedora 25 later in the year is when they plan to migrate to PHP7 for its speed improvements and more...

Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver Should Now Work With Dota 2

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 11:33:28 AM
It appears that Intel's Vulkan open-source Linux driver is finally in good enough shape for being able to handle Valve's Dota 2 game...

KDE Frameworks 5.23 Released

Monday 13th of June 2016 09:59:17 PM
KDE Frameworks 5.23 was announced today as the latest major update to this collection of add-on libraries complementing Qt5...

Git 2.9 Released: Adds Git-MultiMail, Many Sub-Command Improvements

Monday 13th of June 2016 08:29:01 PM
Git 2.9.0 was announced today by Junio Hamano as the latest stable version of this distributed revision control system...

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