Daniel Phillips, a lead Tux3 developer, wrote to the kernel mailing list on Monday and acknowledged that it's been a long time coming for Tux3... We covered Tux3 back in 2008 as the Tux2 successor that was never merged due to licensing issues and then it had been quite some time without any news on Tux3, until it was resurrected in early 2013.
Aside from recommending performance-concerned Wine gamers try his still out-of-tree D3D command stream patches, Stefan shared some current performance expectations of upstream Wine. In general on a dual-core machine running Wine you can expect about 50% performance under Linux with Wine compared to directly running Windows, but it's largely dependent on the actual game and driver. When using the NVIDIA binary Linux driver you can more likely expect around 60% the performance of Windows or if using the open-source Radeon driver there is a 30~40% performance expectation.
The world is just moving on without M$ and “partners” so swiftly that there is little M$ can do to prevent the turnover. Good luck to the new CEO. He’s all about cloud anyway. Before long his client platform will be just lost in the noise. GNU/Linux already owns the cloud. M$ is having to pay hosters to run that other OS for name-only sites, again, just to claim any share at all out there. M$’s latest 10-Q shows client “licensing” is down 6% y/y and the monies received for “hardware” represents fewer clients because they don’t charge themselves a licensing fee. The result is they are shipping fewer client OS copies each year while Android/Linux is shipping more and still accelerating. M$ can drop the price to $0 and they still can’t ship as many units as Android/Linux because M$’s stuff doesn’t ship on small cheap plentiful computers. It’s almost over…
When Asus jumps into the increasingly hot Chrome OS market by shipping its $179 Asus Chromebox in March, it will likely be the new price leader among computers that run Google’s Linux-based Chrome Operating System. It’s $20 cheaper than the hot-selling, $199 Acer C720 Chromebook, although it lacks the latter’s screen and keyboard. You get the same 4th Generation (“Haswell”) dual-core Intel Celeron 2955U, clocked at 1.4GHz, as you do with the C720, complete with integrated Intel HD graphics. Later this year, there will also be a Core i3-4010U version, as well as a Core i7 model that will not be offered in the U.S.
Today in Open Source: Amazon preps Android gaming and TV console launch for later this year. Plus: Linux Mint versus Ubuntu versus Chromebooks, and a first look at the Maxthon cloud browser for Linux
Parliament is still treating Linux users as though they aren't citizens. It's website, for them, is like the door of an exclusive Soho gentleman's club.
If you aint got Microsoft, you aint getting in - though we might give you a second chance if you go home and change that boho suit.
Video broadcasts of Parliamentary proceedings are designed to be watched by people with Microsoft software.
Red Star Linux, a Linux distribution used in North Korea, has been upgraded to version 3.0. With it comes an entire UI revamp, one that looks extremely similar to that of OS X. The menu buttons are placed on the lefthand corner of each window and many UI buttons have an “aqua” effect as seen in previous versions of OS X. Most notably however, is the addition of a dock on the bottom of the desktop that is almost identical to the dock seen in OS X.
Mako Server was announced last June. Based on Barracuda and Lua, the embeddable webserver is sufficiently compact to run on a Raspberry Pi. Like the other RTL technologies, it’s cross-platform, but is focused primarily on Linux.
He went on to tell me how he had looked up “Linux” on the Internet and became interested in the “free” part of software. It took him a bit to get his head around the fact that people from around the globe are contributing to FOSS for not much more than the spirit of kinship and giving. From that moment, in Eddie Baker’s eyes software became more than things you click on to make other things happen.
As the Raspberry Pi Foundation rockets towards producing its Pi-millionth board, it’s bringing with it an eager and innovative new generation of computer scientists. If educating an entire generation of children isn’t exciting enough, Linux just so happens to be the software smarts that underpins the whole venture.
But it can’t all be Pi for tea; we still have a huge main helping of desktop Linux goodness to tuck in to. We’re very excited about our roundup of VoIP clients, to embrace a world of fully-digital communication. From the now oddly Microsoft- owned Skype to the fantastic Jitsi, instant text, voice and video messaging is a slick and fast Linux affair.