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GTK+ 3.17.7 Adds Wayland Touchpad Gestures

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 12:54:19 PM
Released this week was GTK+ 3.17.7 as the latest tool-kit update leading up to the GNOME 3.18 Beta. With the GTK+ 3.17.7 release does come a few interesting changes...

Gallium3D Gets A Hack So It Can Now Play BioShock Infinite

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 12:45:15 PM
With the latest Mesa Git code and one minor workaround, you can now start running the BioShock Infinite game on the open-source Gallium3D drivers...

Google Rolls Out OnHub Router, Powered By Gentoo Linux

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 09:14:02 PM
For those that didn't hear yet, Google announced another hardware product today -- a WiFi router called the OnHub...

NetBSD 7.0-RC3 Brings Fixes, Enables SMP For The Raspberry Pi 2

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 07:49:16 PM
The third -- and hopefully final -- release candidate for NetBSD 7.0 is now available...

Intel Skylake HD Graphics 530 Performance On Linux

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 06:00:00 PM
Intel's Core i5 6600K and i7 6700K processors released earlier this month feature HD Graphics 530 as the first Skylake graphics processor. Given that Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has been working on open-source Linux graphics driver support for over a year for Skylake, I've been quite excited to see how the Linux performance compares for Haswell and Broadwell as well as AMD's APUs on Linux. In this article is the first of these OpenGL benchmarks comparing the Core i5 6600K to other offerings from Intel and AMD.

Debian Puts Out New APT 1.1 Pre-Release "Supercow Powers"

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 05:45:04 PM
Announced today from DebConf '15 during a talk entitled "This APT has Supercow Powers" is the ninth preview release of APT 1.1...

Libdrm 2.4.64 Brings Fixes For AMDGPU & Freedreno

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:34:45 PM
Just days after the big libdrm 2.4.63 release that brought initial AMDGPU DRM support, version 2.4.64 of Mesa's DRM library is now available...

Company of Heroes 2 Is Coming To Linux Next Week, Works With Intel & NVIDIA Graphics

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 01:15:51 PM
If you're not interested in Virtual Programming's Linux release yesterday of the eON-powered DiRT Showdown racing game, just wait until next week when Feral Interactive is expected to release Company of Heroes 2...

Kdenlive 15.08 Adding Long-Awaited Features

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 12:45:53 PM
While at one point it looked like Kdenlive had a dark future, things turned around. This non-linear video editor was ported to Qt5 / KF5 and is added to KDE Applications 15.08...

14-Way AMD vs. NVIDIA Linux Gaming Performance For DiRT Showdown

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:05:46 AM
Yesterday marked the release of DiRT Showdown for Linux as ported over by Virtual Programming using their eON technology. With being able to use it as an automated, reproducible benchmark, I spent most of the day and into the night working on some initial AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA GeForce graphics card benchmarks using this DiRT game that's finally available to Linux/SteamOS gamers, three years after it was released for Windows. This initial comparison is a 14-way Linux gaming graphics card comparison.

DATTOBD: Block-Level Snapshots/Backups For Linux

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:03:31 AM
The Dattobd driver was open-sourced earlier this month by Datto Inc. The Datto Block Driver is for taking block-level snapshots and incremental backups...

An i3-Compatible Tiling Window Manager For Wayland

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:00:50 AM
Sway is an open-source tiling window manager that supports Wayland and is fully-compatible with the i3 configuration files...

Google Starts Pushing Out VP10 Open-Source Code Into Libvpx

Monday 17th of August 2015 11:58:04 PM
Google has begun committing open-source code to the libvpx repository for supporting their next-generation VP10 video format...

Automated Benchmarking With DiRT Showdown On Linux

Monday 17th of August 2015 10:21:38 PM
There are many graphics card tests imminent for DiRT Showdown, the latest high profile game ported to Linux. These AMD and NVIDIA graphics card results should be particularly interesting considering DiRT Showdown is a port to Linux using Virtual Programm's controversial eON layer...

Wayland & Weston 1.9 Alpha Released

Monday 17th of August 2015 08:32:52 PM
Bryce Harrington has announced the first alpha releases today for the upcoming Wayland 1.9 and Weston 1.9 releases...

Steam On Linux Crosses 1,400 Games

Monday 17th of August 2015 07:30:11 PM
As of today there are now 1,400 games listed on Steam that have compatibility for Linux / SteamOS...

Android 6.0: M Is For Marshmallow

Monday 17th of August 2015 06:37:34 PM
Google revealed today the full name of Android M... Marshmallow...

Simple Processor Trace Announced For Broadwell & Skylake CPUs

Monday 17th of August 2015 06:28:23 PM
Andi Kleen of Intel announced today the release of Simple-PT, a simple Processor Trace implementation for Linux...

Should Apache Concede OpenOffice Is Done With & Point Users To LibreOffice?

Monday 17th of August 2015 05:38:43 PM
Prominent GNOME and Fedora developer Christian Schaller has published an open letter to the Apache Software Foundation and Apache OpenOffice teams asking them to redirect OpenOffice.org to the LibreOffice web-site...

DiRT Showdown Racing Game Released Today For Linux

Monday 17th of August 2015 05:18:00 PM
DiRT Showdown is now available today on Steam for Linux. Before getting too excited for another racing game on Linux, this is a game port done by Virtual Programming...

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The Linux Test Project has been released for September 2015

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Smart touchscreen dev kit runs Android on quad-core i.MX6

Gateworks announced a 7-inch touchscreen Android development kit, with a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, GbE, WiFi, BT, GPS, USB, serial I/O, and dual mini-PCIe slots. The Gateworks “GW11036″ Embedded Android Development Kit is aimed at easing the process of developing smart touchscreen-interfaced systems for use in a wide range of applications, including those requiring extended temperature operation. The kit builds on the company’s GW5224 single board computer, adding a 7-inch, 1024 x 600-pixel TFT display, capacitive touchscreen, wireless modules, and a customized, microSD-bootable, Android KitKat operating system. Read more

13 Ways You Can Help Desktop Linux To Grow

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