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  • Nvidia 358.09 Beta Linux Driver Brings a New Kernel Module

    A new Nvidia Beta driver has been released, and developers have added quite a few OpenGL changes and improvements, among other things.

    The Nvidia developers have just pushed a new Beta driver out the door and this time it's full of all kinds of OpenGL updates and fixes. It will be a while until all of these changes make their way onto the stable branch of the drivers, but these are pretty important, and it won't take all that long.

  • Survey: Users love their desktops more than their cheapo tablets

    In the same survey last year by ACSI, tablets scored 80 on a 100-point scale, just one point behind desktops at 81. This year, consumers rated tablets at at 75—alongside laptops, which also fell this year, the survey said. The survey criteria require that the respondent purchased a new personal computer in the last years.

  • The 5 states of the modern sysadmin

    I think there’s (at least) 5 states you might find yourself in as a sysadmin in these days:

    Day to day things that aren’t (yet) automated.

    Automating and designing for the future.

    Fires and outages

    Interruptions

    Time to dream

  • KWrite on Mac

    It is still ugly, as scaled on my HiDPI display as the plist file is missing and it crashs on everything (aka open dialog) and has no icons.

  • Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 review
  • Varnish-4.1.0 released, packages for fedora and epel

    Varnish-4.1.0 was recently released, and as usual, I have patched and wrapped up packages for fedora and epel. As 4.1.0 is not api/abi compatible with varnish-4.0, packages for stable releases of epel and fedora are not updated. Varnish-4.1.x will be available in a stable Fedora at latest from f24, though the package recompiles fine on anything from el5 to f23 as well.

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  • Linus Torvalds Wants to See a Real ARM Computer That You Can Develop On One Day

    Freshly returned from the LinuxCon Europe Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel project, has just published a short continuation of the interview with Dirk Hohndel, Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist at Intel.

  • Why unikernels might kill containers in five years

    Container technologies have received explosive attention in the past year – and rightfully so. Projects like Docker and CoreOS have done a fantastic job at popularizing operating system features that have existed for years by making those features more accessible.ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans

  • Better LLVM IR Generation Coming For RadeonSI

    Well known Mesa developer Marek Olšák has published a new patch series that yields better LLVM IR generation with the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.

  • Intel Skylake Tests On Linux 4.3 Bring A Few Changes

    With development activity on the Linux 4.3 kernel settling down, here are some fresh benchmarks comparing the Linux 4.2 and Linux 4.3 Git kernels atop Ubuntu when using an Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake system.

  • qBittorrent 3.2.4 BitTorrent Client Out Now with Fixes for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows

    The developers of the free, open-source and cross-platform qBittorrent P2P BitTorrent client announced on October 10 the immediate availability for download of what appears to be the last maintenance release in the qBittorrent 3.2 series.

  • Blender 2.76 Brings OpenSubdiv, Better AMD GPU Support
  • Blender 2.76 Free 3D Modelling App Is Out with New Features, Hundreds of Bugfixes

    On October 10, the Blender Foundation pushed a new major version of its amazing open-source, cross-platform, and free 3D modelling software used by numerous animation studios across the globe, Blender 2.76.

    Prominent features of Blender 2.76 include initial support for Pixar's OpenSubdiv geometry subdivision technology, support for tiled strokes in Sculpting, support for text effect strips and subtitle export in the sequencer, and a major performance boost to the view-port functionality.

  • Epiphany Web-Apps: Integrate the Web with Your Desktop

    Are you a frequent user of web apps? Would you prefer them to be more integrated into your desktop? The Epiphany browser can do just that and this article will show you how.

    For me, web apps feel a bit removed from the computing experience. I’d like them to integrate with my desktop more to make it easier and faster to launch them. Most browsers don’t offer this type of integration, so you have to load the browser, navigate to the web app and then login to the web app. Epiphany browser provides tools to seamlessly integrate web apps into the desktop as well as make the web app experience more enjoyable.

  • Have You Tried Tanks Of Freedom? An Open Source Strategy Game

    We have covered Tanks of Freedom before, but this open source strategy game has changed quite a bit since the initial article. I am pleased to see that they have been doing regular releases, and since our initial article they have added new unit movement, new maps, added a new soundtrack, upped the colour palette from 16bit to 32bit and much more.

  • InfiniTrap, A Hardcore 2D Maze Game Made On Linux, We Have Keys For You

    The developer of InfiniTrap has sent in a few keys for us to giveaway, it's interesting because it's made on Linux, and it's pretty hard. It's from the mind of Yanick Bourbeau who recently wrote a Linux game development editorial on gamasutra, so it's nice to see the developer still working away at it.

  • Quirky 7.2 Screenshot Tour
  • Manjaro 15.09-1 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour
  • Drexel Hamilton Begins Coverage on Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) with Buy Rating

    Analysts at Drexel Hamilton initiated coverage on shares of Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) in an analyst report revealed to clients and investors on Friday morning. The financial company set an Buy rating on the $13.74 billion market cap company.

  • Mizuho Reiterates Buy Rating for Red Hat (RHT)
  • Perl6 is now up to date on Debian sid

    Thanks to the help of Daniel Dehennin and Paul Cochrane, The rakudo implementation of Perl 6 is now up to date on Debian/sid.

  • Ending my 6 year tenure on the Ubuntu Community Council

    On September 16th, Michael Hall sent out a call for nominations for the Ubuntu Community Council. I will not be seeking re-election this time around.

    My journey with Ubuntu has been a long one. I can actually pinpoint the day it began, because it was also the day I created my ubuntuforums.org account: March 12th, 2005. That day I installed Ubuntu on one of my old laptops to play with this crazy new Debian derivative and was delighted to learn that the PCMCIA card I had for WiFi actually worked out of the box. No kidding. In 2006 I submitted my first package to Debian and following earlier involvement with Debian Women, I sent my first message to the Ubuntu-Women mailing list offering to help with consolidating team resources. In 2007 a LoCo in my area (Pennsylvania) started up, and my message was the third one in the archives!

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  • Compute Shader Support Patches For NVIDIA Fermi On Nouveau
    Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors.
  • NVIDIA Posts Latest PRIME Sync Patches On Road To Better Support
    Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.
  • The Best Graphics Card Brands For NVIDIA/AMD GPUs As A Linux Consumer?
    One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards? The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.