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Wine 2.1 Released With Greater SM5 Support, Better Direct2D Rendering

Friday 3rd of February 2017 08:42:50 PM
Wine 2.1 is now available as the first development release in the road toward next year's Wine 3.0 release, per the new Wine versioning scheme...

The Latest Changes With Phoronix Test Suite 7.0-Ringsaker

Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:05:36 PM
Here's a brief update on the latest feature development for Phoronix Test Suite 7.0...

Microsoft Announces Git Virtual File-System (GVFS)

Friday 3rd of February 2017 03:28:12 PM
Microsoft's latest open-source project is the Git Virtual File-System...

Snapcraft 2.26 Released For Ubuntu Snappy Packages

Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:37:50 PM
For developers packaging their software in Snaps for Ubuntu and other supported operating systems, Snapcraft 2.26 is now available...

Changes To Look Forward To With Firefox 52

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:36:48 AM
Firefox 51 was released last week and like clock work there was a new Firefox beta for the next release issued shortly thereafter...

OpenCL With An Intel Celeron: HD Graphics 610 / Kabylake GT1

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:18:33 AM
Yesterday I published Linux benchmarks of the Celeron G3930, Intel's lowest-end Celeron CPU at the moment in the Kabylake family. This CPU goes for about $40 USD and you get a dual-core 2.9GHz processor with HD Graphics 610 (GT1). I had published a few OpenGL benchmarks in that review while for this article are some OpenCL compute numbers...

Mesa Is Now Lighter By 58,000+ Lines Of Code

Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:57:30 AM
Waking up this morning, Mesa has been trimmed up by over 58,000 lines of code...

Mir Display Server Lands API Changes, Relicenses Headers To LGPL

Friday 3rd of February 2017 02:01:54 AM
Canonical's Mir developers are working to get Mir 1.0 released in 2017 and in preparation for that stable milestone they have just landed a number of API changes...

Google Chrome 57 Enters Beta

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 09:12:48 PM
Fresh off last week's release of Chrome 56 with WebGL 2.0 by default, FLAC audio support, and more, is now the Chrome 57 beta...

Rust Programming Language 1.15 Released

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:29:12 PM
Rust 1.15 is out the door for those interested in this systems programming language...

GIMP 2.10 Coming, GIMP May Re-Target To GTK4 Rather Than GTK3

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:13:14 PM
The GEGL/GIMP team have decided some details concerning GIMP 2.10 as well as the future GIMP updates with GTK3, which may now be GTK4 instead...

Intel Celeron G3930 On Linux: A Dual-Core Kabylake CPU For $40

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:00:00 PM
Earlier this week we posted Linux benchmarks of the Intel Pentium G4600 as a 3.6GHz processor for around $90 USD. It was an interesting processor for the value, but if your wallet is tighter, the Celeron G3930 is selling for about $40 as a dual-core sub-3GHz Kabylake processor. Here are those test results.

oVirt 4.1 Released With Many New Features

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:55:06 PM
The oVirt project has announced their major v4.1 release with a lot of new functionality. The oVirt project is an alternative to VMWare's vSphere for open-source virtualization management...

NVIDIA 375.27.08 Vulkan Driver Released

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:16:06 PM
NVIDIA has released a new beta of their Vulkan driver for Windows and Linux...

The Big Changes, Improvements Of Mesa 17.0

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 01:00:00 PM
Mesa 17.0 is due to be released this month and is the biggest feature release we've seen in quite a while for this 3D user-space driver stack. Here's a recap of the exciting changes to find with Mesa 17.0.

DiRT Rally Coming To Linux Next Month

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 12:35:42 PM
Feral Interactive has shared that they'll be releasing DiRT Rally for Linux next month...

Fedora 26 Eyeing A Switch To LVM RAID In The Anaconda Installer

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:42:56 AM
Currently when setting up a RAID installation from Fedora's Anaconda installer it's using an LVM on top of MD RAID. But with the Fedora 26 release this summer they are looking at using LVM RAID directly...

Haiku OS Still Working Towards Beta Release, Adds 1360 x 768 Mode Support

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:31:46 AM
The folks working on the Haiku operating system that continues striving towards BeOS compatibility is advancing for 2017. While the first alpha of Haiku OS came in 2009, in 2017 they are working towards hopefully getting the beta shipped...

Steam's Linux Marketshare For January Was 0.8%

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 11:01:27 AM
Valve has released their latest monthly numbers for the Steam Survey, including the Linux stats...

Debian Installer's 9.0 Stretch RC2 Released

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 12:45:47 AM
The second release candidate to the Debian Installer for the upcoming Debian 9.0 "Stretch" release is now available...

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