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Mozjpeg 2.0 Improves JPEG Encoding

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 06:13:35 PM
Mozilla released version 2.0 today of Mozjpeg, its JPEG encoding library based on libjpeg-turbo...

Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 02:47:35 PM
The Khronos Group has shared details about their BoF sessions to be hosted next month during SIGGRAPH and it includes detailing the next-generation OpenGL / OpenGL ES specifications...

AMD Releases A New Catalyst 14.6 Beta For Linux

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 02:22:19 PM
Those dependent upon AMD's Linux binary blob can rejoice that today there's an updated driver available after a rather quiet June for Catalyst Linux development...

Google Announces "Project Zero" To Improve Web Security

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 02:17:08 PM
Google this morning announced their latest initiative: Project Zero, an effort to improve web security for everyone...

OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Brings Native IPv6 Support, New Init System

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 01:16:01 PM
The first release candidate to OpenWRT "Barrier Breaker" 14.07 is now available with a large number of changes to this popular embedded Linux distribution primarily for routers and other network devices...

KDE Plasma 5 Officially Released

Tuesday 15th of July 2014 01:06:42 PM
Just days after the KDE Frameworks 5 release, the KDE development community is scoring an on-time release of the new Plasma 5!..

Freedreno Driver Now Supports Server Managed FDs, Automatic Config

Monday 14th of July 2014 09:02:16 PM
The open-source X.Org Freedreno driver supporting Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware under Linux using a reverse-engineered, fully open-source stack has been updated...

Raspberry Pi B+ - Still Slow, But A Small Improvement

Monday 14th of July 2014 04:55:24 PM
The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced today the launch of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ as the final evolution of the original RPi board while still costing $35 USD...

The OS That Switched From Linux To BSD Is Now Making Its Own GUI

Monday 14th of July 2014 04:06:43 PM
JabirOS, the distribution formerly powered by Ubuntu that changed to a FreeBSD base and then proclaimed itself an independent FreeBSD fork, is trying to invent its own user-interface...

Debian 7.6 Release Takes Care Of Security Problems

Monday 14th of July 2014 02:46:01 PM
Debian 7.6 was released this weekend as the latest "Wheezy" release to mainly address security problems and other important bug fixes...

Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air

Monday 14th of July 2014 02:07:22 PM
As it's been some months since last running any Linux vs. Mac OS X performance benchmarks, up today are benchmarks of the latest OS X 10.9.4 release on a Haswell-based Apple MacBook Air compared to running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the same hardware with also upgrading against the Linux 3.16 development kernel.

Another LZ4 Security Issue Analyzed

Monday 14th of July 2014 02:19:36 AM
At the end of June I mentioned LZO and LZ4 security issues were uncovered while coming to light in the past week was another potential LZ4 security vulnerability for the lossless data compression library...

GSRC Brings New & Updated GNU Packages

Sunday 13th of July 2014 10:35:38 PM
The GSRC remains one of GNU's less known programs and is an easy way to download and install GNU software...

Linux 3.16-rc5 Kernel Released

Sunday 13th of July 2014 10:23:33 PM
Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new test build of the upcoming Linux kernel release...

Epic Games Is Supporting Blender's Development

Sunday 13th of July 2014 04:08:40 PM
Epic Games has begun financially supporting the open-source Blender modeling software to improve the workflow for artists with Unreal Engine 4...

MPV 0.4.1 Brings Various Bug Fixes

Sunday 13th of July 2014 11:38:05 AM
The MPlayer-forked MPV multimedia software is out with a new stable release...

GtkInspector Moves Along For GTK Debugging

Saturday 12th of July 2014 02:14:55 PM
Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has provided an update on his GtkInspector project for GTK debugging...

Scientific Linux 7.0 Alpha 2 Is Ready For Testing

Saturday 12th of July 2014 12:18:23 PM
The second alpha release to Scientific Linux 7.0 is now available for user testing...

Darksiders Has Been Ported To Linux

Saturday 12th of July 2014 04:49:32 AM
Leszek Godlewski of Nordic Games has shared that he's ported the Darksiders game to Linux...

Wine 1.7.22 Tries To Improve Internet Cookies

Saturday 12th of July 2014 04:44:21 AM
A new Wine 1.7 development series bi-weekly point release is now available...