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To No Surprise, It Appears NVIDIA Is Already Working On Pascal Linux Support

Saturday 30th of January 2016 01:52:34 PM
Landing as a fix this week inside the Linux kernel appears to be an indication that NVIDIA's Linux engineers are already working on their next-generation hardware support...

Libreboot Now Supports Another AMD Motherboard

Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:55:30 PM
Libreboot, the version of Coreboot that is 100% free software without relying upon any proprietary blobs, has added support for another AMD motherboard...

Arch Linux Releases Pacman 5.0

Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:47:08 PM
The Arch Linux crew has announced the release of their Pacman 5.0 package manager...

Scientific Linux 7.2 Planned For Release Next Week

Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:40:42 PM
Building off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 that was released back in November, coming next week will finally be the Scientific Linux 7.2 release... Server Migration In Process

Friday 29th of January 2016 10:13:17 PM
This weekend is being moved off to some new server infrastructure for preparing for the new, delivering HTTPS by default, and yielding quicker load times for both it and

Qt 5.7 Feature Freeze Planned For Next Week

Friday 29th of January 2016 08:44:14 PM
The Qt 5.7 release is running slightly behind schedule due to the recent licensing changes with open-sourcing some new components and other reasons, but upstream Qt developers are now planning for the feature freeze to happen next week...

16.04 Xenial Xerus Alpha 2 Released For Ubuntu Flavors

Friday 29th of January 2016 08:20:19 PM
While earlier this week it was looking like Ubuntu 16.04 Alpha 2 might not happen for the opt-in flavors, it ended up getting released today...

Catalyst vs. AMDGPU vs. Radeon DRM On A R9 290: Experimental AMDGPU Can Be Faster

Friday 29th of January 2016 04:00:00 PM
While the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver right now exposes support for AMD GCN 1.2 GPUs and newer, like Carrizo, Fiji, and Tonga, it is possible to get GCN 1.1 Sea Islands hardware working with this driver if jumping through a few hoops. In this article are some tests of a Radeon R9 290 "Hawaii" when using the proprietary Catalyst driver, Radeon DRM driver as is the default for this card on open-source, and then using the experimental AMDGPU DRM open-source support.

New "KDE Neon" Project Launching This Weekend

Friday 29th of January 2016 02:35:32 PM
Jonathan Riddell, the former Kubuntu release manager that was ousted from the project, will be announcing a "KDE Neon" incubator project this weekend at FOSDEM...

A Big Push For More OpenCL Hardware Acceleration With GEGL / GIMP

Friday 29th of January 2016 02:16:47 PM
Dutch software firm StreamComputing has launched an educational project aiming to get more developers using OpenCL and as part of this initiative they will try to port as many GEGL operations to OpenCL as possible...

Seek Thermal Turns Your Android Phone/Tablet Into A Thermal Imaging Camera

Friday 29th of January 2016 01:00:00 PM
If you have ever wanted a thermal imager to get an idea for the hottest areas of your PC, look how to improve the thermal efficiency of your server room or house, or other purposes, you've likely noticed how thermal imagers are generally quite expensive. A lower-cost solution that's also very versatile is the Seek Compact Thermal, which can attach to your Android smartphone or tablet and turn it into a thermal imaging solution paired with the ease of use of being able to save the captured video or still images to your device.

GLAMOR Is Getting More Cleanups In Aiming For Better Performance

Friday 29th of January 2016 11:57:09 AM
GLAMOR, the X.Org means of doing 2D acceleration over OpenGL, is going through a period of more clean-ups as Broadcom's Eric Anholt looks to further boost its performance on the Raspberry Pi VC4 driver...

Kodi 16 Release Candidate 2 Arrives

Friday 29th of January 2016 11:44:27 AM
Kodi 16.0 "Jarvis" is quite close to being released with today marking the availability of their second release candidate...

Steam Linux Games Shoot Past 1,900 Titles

Friday 29th of January 2016 03:20:36 AM
It was just one week ago writing about Steam on Linux having 1,800 native games available and today the 1,900 threshold was crossed! As of writing this article there's been 1,913 native Linux games available...

OpenMandriva Lx 2015 Finally Reaches Beta State

Friday 29th of January 2016 03:08:33 AM
The OpenMandriva Lx camp has released their 2015 Beta release in time for this weekend's FOSDEM conference happening this weekend in Brussels...

NVIDIA Talks About Vulkan Shader Resource Binding

Friday 29th of January 2016 02:59:41 AM
A NVIDIA engineer has posted a blog post today concerning shader resource binding with the Vulkan API...

SNOW Brings Winter Sports To Linux

Thursday 28th of January 2016 09:42:45 PM
SNOW is now available for Linux, a game that's currently in Steam early access and is a free-to-play winter game...

Linux Hardware/Software Enthusiast Trends Over The Past Year

Thursday 28th of January 2016 06:44:50 PM
With the new that's coming soon, besides the UI refresh, restored search functionality, and other improvements, the statistics access has also been re-enabled...

FreeBSD-Powered Firewall Distro OPNsense 16.1 Released

Thursday 28th of January 2016 05:40:14 PM
OPNsense, the open-source firewall project powered by FreeBSD that began as a fork of pfSense, is out with a new release...

The Jolla Tablet Is Dead, But Refunds Could Take A While

Thursday 28th of January 2016 04:57:51 PM
Jolla published a blog post today entitled "Jolla Tablet: Aiming for Closure" and it doesn't deliver much in the way of good news...

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