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The State of Flatpak In GNOME Software

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 02:30:20 PM
There's a new blog post concerning the state of Flatpak (formerly XDG-App) integration in the GNOME Software app/software store/center...

KDE Plasma 5.7 Officially Released

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 12:57:52 PM
KDE Plasma 5.7 is now officially out there...

GTK Scene Kit Continues Making Progress With New API, Offloading More Work To The GPU

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 12:19:31 PM
GNOME developer Emmanuele Bassi has shared the latest work he's been doing on GSK -- the GTK Scene Kit and the much anticipated improvements it will bring...

Libertine: Allowing X11 Debian Packages To Run On The Next-Gen Ubuntu Desktop

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 12:07:18 PM
Stephen Webb of Canonical has written about the company's latest project, Libertine. Libertine is their new project for allowing legacy X11-focused Debian packages to run on their next-gen converged desktop with Unity 8, Mir, and Snap packages...

KDE Plasma 5.7 Due Today, A Video About It & More

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 11:53:16 AM
KDE Plasma 5.7 is scheduled to be released today...

Four More Changes Proposed For Fedora 25

Monday 4th of July 2016 02:23:32 PM
There are more change proposals were sent out this morning on the Fedora developer list with plans for these features in Fedora 25...

Bcachefs Still Being Developed As A Next-Gen Linux File-System

Monday 4th of July 2016 01:39:53 PM
Announced last year was Bcachefs as a new Linux file-system derived from Bcache that aims for speed while having ZFS/Btrfs-like features. Since doing some early Bcachefs benchmarks last August, we hadn't heard much (anything?) from the project since...

PC-BSD's Lumina Desktop Now In Beta For v1.0

Monday 4th of July 2016 01:11:31 PM
The Lumina Desktop Environment has made available their v1.0 beta release of the Qt-written desktop...

Debian Stretch Successor To Be Codenamed Bullseye

Monday 4th of July 2016 01:03:18 PM
Taking place this week in Cape Town, South Africa is DebConf 16. One of the interesting bits of information out of that event is the codename for Stretch's successor...

Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 7 Released

Monday 4th of July 2016 12:38:09 PM
The seventh alpha release of the Debian Installer for Stretch is now available...

Linux 4.7-rc6 Released, Bigger Than The Earlier RCs

Monday 4th of July 2016 12:32:05 PM
Linus Torvalds has released the sixth weekly test version to the Linux 4.7 kernel...

The Widely-Used Cairo Library Has Problems Passing Its Own Tests

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 01:59:25 PM
The Cairo graphics library that's relied upon by GTK+, Gecko/Firefox, WebKit, Poppler, and many other pieces of Linux software is having problems passing its own build tests...

CompuLab Comes Out With New Rugged, Fanless Linux-Friendly PC

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 01:39:32 PM
The folks at CompuLab have announced their latest Linux-friendly PC, the fitlet-RM. The Fitlet-RM is described as "the smallest PC for extreme conditions" and is fanless...

GLBinding 2.1.1 Released

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 10:53:23 PM
Version 2.1.1 of glbinding has been released, a C++ binding to the OpenGL API...

Kodi 17 Alpha 2 Released

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 04:14:38 PM
The second alpha release of Kodi 17 Krypton is now available for testing...

That Open, Upgradeable ARM Dev Board Is Trying To Make A Comeback

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 12:22:00 PM
Remember that Improve Dev Board using an open-source, upgradeable design and running Mer from 2013~2014 before the project collapsed? It's back now in the form of a new crowdfunding campaign with some changes to the hardware and the option of a build-your-own laptop...

Radeon RX 480: RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. AMDGPU-PRO - Interesting CPU/Power Difference

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 12:01:00 PM
With the 12-page AMD Radeon RX 480 review under Ubuntu Linux, tests were carried out both with the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver and the pure open-source driver via the Linux 4.7 kernel and RadeonSI Gallium3D Mesa 12.1-dev. In this article are more tests of just the RX 480 when comparing the two Linux driver options for this first AMD Polaris card to make it to market. The CPU usage and power consumption difference are particularly interesting if you have been debating between these two drivers...

The Numerous Features Coming To Ardour 5.0

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 11:57:21 AM
If you use Ardour as your digital audio workstation software, you'll want to read this article about the features coming to Ardour 5.0...

Vulkan 1.0.19 Released: Still Up In The Air Whether Vulkan 1.1 Will Come This Month

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 11:48:05 AM
Another week, another new Vulkan specification update...

Steam's Survey Reports Another Drop For Linux Gamers In June 2016

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 02:57:14 AM
The June 2016 results are now out for Valve's Steam Survey...

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SparkyLinux Now Lets Users Test Drive Linux Kernel 4.7, Here's How to Install It

Just one day after the announcement of the GA release of the Linux 4.7 kernel, the SparkyLinux developers inform their users that they can now test drive the new kernel from the unstable repository. Read more

Clear Linux Is Among the First Distros to Adopt Kernel 4.7, X.Org Server 1.18.4

Today, July 26, 2016, Softpedia was informed by the Clear Linux team about the availability of new software updates for the GNU/Linux operating system designed for the Intel architecture. Read more