Yorba Group, Developers of Geary and Shotwell, Is No Longer Active
The Yorba Foundation, a group of developers working on applications like Geary or Shotwell, is no more, and the projects are now available through the GNOME stack.
Cloudy Issues and the Perfect Distro
Today in Linux news, Bruce Byfield hits the cloud nail on the head with his thoughts on the cloud. Are folks sacrificing the independence gained by switching to Linux by trusting cloud vendors? Elsewhere, Bryan Lunduke ponders the perfect Linux distribution and an update on the new Debian Live emerged. Pavlo Rudyi posted a look back at GIMP's 20 years and Samuel Mehrbrodt discussed improving LibreOffice's toolbars.
AMD's Radeon Software Crimson doesn't live up to the hype on Linux
Good news, gamers! AMD just launched Radeon Software Crimson for both Windows and Linux.
The Windows drivers saw some serious improvements and contain a slick new control panel. But despite promises of performance improvements for games on Linux, little has changed on open-source operating systems. These are the same old Linux drivers with some new branding.
The Linux approach to human and ecosystem well-being
In the end, what the horizontal economy aims to pursue is a system of distributed governance, reinvigorating citizens’ inputs into both political and economic processes. In a sense, it is the Linux approach to human and ecosystem well being.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Continues To Focus On The Linux 4.4 Kernel
Ubuntu's kernel team continues to be focused on having Linux 4.4 for Ubuntu 16.04.
Linux 4.4 is their target for the "Xenial Xerus" since Ubuntu 16.04 is to be a Long-Term Support release and the upstream 4.4 kernel is also being maintained as a long-term release too. Additionally, Linux 4.5 would come too close to the April debut of Ubuntu 16.04 that the developers wouldn't feel comfortable, particularly for an LTS release.
Will Steam Machine Solve Linux’s Gaming Woes?
The Steam machine is now publicly on sale as of last week, but it’s not off to the best start. A couple of weeks ago, Ars Technica compared the performance of games when running on Valve’s Linux based SteamOS and Windows 10. Six Valve games were tested on a single machine and results showed a 21 to 58 percent frame rate drop when running on Linux. While only six games were tested out of an entire collection of around 1,800 available titles, the games used Valve’s own Source engine, which is designed for Linux and SteamOS. Valve had previously stated that Steam games run faster on Linux, so it was expected that any of Valve’s own Source engine games would run smoothly.
Solus Is Getting Its Own UEFI Boot Loader Forked from gummiboot
Booting operating systems on UEFI powered machines is just another problem that needs to be taken care of by Linux developers. The Solus OS people are now working on a gummiboot fork, which is acting as a UEFI boot loader.