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Steam Beta Update Adds Streaming From Linux Hosts

Thursday 4th of September 2014 01:00:56 PM
A new Steam beta update was released yesterday that adds support for streaming from Linux hosts...

Canonical Releases Mir 0.7 Display Server

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 07:16:13 PM
While Ubuntu 14.10 is still sticking to the X.Org Server by default on the desktop, an updated version of Mir is now available for early adopters and those running the Ubuntu mobile stack...

GCC 5.0 Outruns LLVM 3.5 Compiler By A Bit On Core-AVX2

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 04:00:00 PM
In anticipation of the LLVM 3.5 release that brings a number of new compiler features -- including possible performance improvements from our benchmarking done earlier today -- here's some benchmarks comparing LLVM Clang 3.5 RC3 to a recent SVN snapshot of the GCC 5.0 compiler that's presently under development.

Intel Releases OpenGL 4.3 Driver For Haswell... On Windows

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 02:09:48 PM
Intel has made another step forward for their HD/Iris Graphics driver in their OpenGL support, except this time on Windows...

Canonical BootStack Will Build & Manage Your OpenStack Cloud

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 01:49:59 PM
Mark Shuttleworth announced earlier this year "Your Cloud" as a paid service by Canonical to build and manage OpenStack cloud deployments. Your Cloud has turned into BootStack and is rolling forward for those that wish to have Canonical build out and manage their cloud computing environment...

Sony Open-Sources A Universal Game Level Editor

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 01:20:55 PM
Sony has open-sourced "LevelEditor", a level editing application for game levels that can be adapted to work with any game engine and uses a nice WYSIWYG interface...

AMD Releases Updated Catalyst Linux Graphics Driver (v14.30)

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 01:01:31 PM
Those dependent upon AMD's proprietary Linux graphics driver have a new Catalyst update to play with today...

Intel Lands More Graphics Changes For Linux 3.18

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 09:43:00 AM
For the Linux 3.18 kernel Intel has ready some more DRM graphics driver changes beyond the exciting work already sent into drm-next...

POCL Is Maturing Well For Running OpenCL On The CPU

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 07:25:29 AM
POCL, the Portable Computing Language, continues making headway for executing OpenCL kernels on CPUs. POCL now supports much of OpenCL 1.x and continues being refined for better support...

LLVM Clang 3.5 Brings Some Compiler Performance Improvements

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014 04:00:00 AM
If all goes well, LLVM 3.5 will be released today. While we have already delivered some LLVM/Clang benchmarks of the 3.5 SVN code, over the days ahead we will be delivering more benchmarks of the updated compiler stack -- including looking at its performance against the in-development GCC 5.0. For getting this latest series of compiler benchmarking at Phoronix started, here's some fresh numbers of LLVM Clang 3.4 compared to a recent release candidate of LLVM Clang 3.5.

New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 11:28:03 PM
A new project has been established that's trying to boycott systemd and the Linux distributions utilizing systemd...

The Features To Find With The Imminent Release Of LLVM/Clang 3.5

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 10:41:36 PM
LLVM 3.5 is tentatively scheduled to be released tomorrow as the latest bi-annual update to the open-source compiler infrastructure along with its sub-projects like the Clang C/C++ front-end. If you haven't been following its development closely or trying out the pre-releases, here's a recap of some of the changes you can find with this newest release...

GNU Folks Still Working On Their "FreeDink" Game

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 10:24:31 PM
GNU FreeDink is still going on as an GPL-licensed portable and improved upon version of the Dink Smallwood game engine...

Borderlands 2 Is Coming To Linux

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 08:36:07 PM
Borderlands 2, an action role-playing game mixed with first-person shooter elements is coming to Linux. Borderlands 2 has been out for Windows gamers for nearly two years while now it's finally getting ready to meet Linux and SteamOS gamers...

The Witcher 2 Ups The Performance More & Works Around Catalyst Bug

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 06:19:41 PM
Just over three months after the release of the troubled Witcher 2 Linux port, it seems The Witcher 2's performance is finally getting into decent shape after numerous optimizations and bug-fixes...

Running Gallium3D's LLVMpipe On The Eight-Core 5GHz CPU

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 05:49:36 PM
Having an eight-core CPU that can clock up to 5.0GHz (albeit having a 220 Watt TDP), curiosity got the best of me to run some quick (or slow) Gallium3D LLVMpipe tests just to see how this software fall-back driver performs...

Trying Intel OpenCL On Linux For Video Encoding

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 04:16:51 PM
Following my testing and reporting last weekend about Intel Beignet starting to provide very usable open-source OpenCL support on Linux, one of the most common requests was to next see if this Intel OpenCL Linux supprot benefits x264 encoding at all...

GSoC 2014 Yielded Some Improvements For Mesa/X.Org This Year

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 03:00:00 PM
Google's annual Summer of Code project ended last month and I've been meaning to write a brief update about the work done by the student open-source developers on their X.Org-related work...

GCC 5.0 Adds DragonFlyBSD Support

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 01:53:30 PM
The latest addition to GCC 5's growing list of features is official support for DragonFlyBSD on i386 and x86_64 architectures...

webOS Lives On As LuneOS With New Release

Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 01:21:08 PM
Formerly known as webOS Ports, LuneOS was officially released today for letting the HP TouchPad and select Google Nexus devices re-live what's best about webOS...

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  • SMS based Cosmos Browser for the developing countries
    Browsing the internet has different meaning to different people. While to some the web is a source of entertainment, to others it is a valuable and source of learning. Sadly enough, the internet is not widely available and easily affordable everywhere in the globe. Slow network speed is another problem. Developer Stefan Aleksic of ColdSauce tries to find a solution in an SMS (text) based browser for the third world countries which are yet to see the internet as we know it. He has named it the Cosmos Browser. If you ever used elinks on Linux, you know how efficient and low-bandwidth text only browsing can be. Of course, it is not meant for visiting a website for downloading wallpapers, but it is more than sufficient if you want to read some information from the web. Cosmos will work on text and will not need any data plan or WiFi.
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Sorry, Windows 9 Fans, This Is How Multiple Desktops Should Work – Video

The Linux platform has always taken pride in this cool feature. Having multiple desktops is a great way to increase the productivity and there are numerous means to implement it. Lots of Linux distributions have this option, which is used in various ways. Read more