AMD is working on a new Linux graphics driver to catch up with Nvidia
There’s no doubt about it: AMD’s Linux graphics drivers are behind Nvidia’s, something that will start mattering a lot more when Valve’s first Linux-based Steam Machines start hitting the market this November.
AMD hasn’t turned the ship around yet, and big-name games are still only supporting Nvidia hardware when they launch on Linux. But AMD hasn’t been sitting on its hands. AMD’s developers are working on a new Linux driver architecture that will result in better open-source drivers, too—eventually.
LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime
I've used LibreOffice as my main office suite since it forked from OpenOffice five years ago. Now its latest edition, LibreOffice 5.0, is better than ever. And, in my book, that means it's the best standalone office suite available in 2015.
Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.15 and Friends are Out
After three months of development work we are proud to announce the release of
version 1.15 of the EFL, Elementary, Evas Generic Loaders and Emotion Generic
Players. In these 12 weeks we got over 1000 commits from 64 authors in EFL alone.
We slowed down a bit from last release (by around 200 commits). Elementary has another
472 commits by 56 authors. Great job everyone! Some highlights are listed below.
Debian Finally Moves to GCC 5
Ubuntu and Debian developers have been working for some time to make GCC 5.x the default compiler for the project, and they have finally made it. Ubuntu was the first one to achieve this, and now it looks like Debian has joined the party as well.
Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) released!
We are proud to announce the release of Tanglu 3 (Chromodoris willani) today!
Tanglu 3 comes with fresh new packages, a Linux 4.0 kernel, systemd 224,
KDE Plasma 5.3 and the latest GNOME release, GNOME 3.16.
HPLIP Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu OSes
A HPLIP vulnerability has been identified and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.
Raspberry Jams bring Pi enthusiasts together
When the first Raspberry Pi came out in 2012, it was no surprise when people in the tech community started to organize events focused around using the device. Software developers, hardware engineers, makers, teachers, children, and parents alike started to come together to learn about the Pi and what they could do with it. These events became known as Raspberry Jams, and they've inspired makers and educators around the world.