Openshot is a video editor that features 3D animation, curve-based camera motion, compositing, transitions, audio mixing, vector titles, and many others features. A new beta build is now available for download and testing
I have been writing several posts about emacs but today I would like to specifically tell my readers about the nifty tool I use for email management, mu and its main component, mu4e. Just before I start, let me briefly remind a few things about email on emacs: there’s not a single tool to do everything around email. In fact, there’s quite a lot of different tools, related or not, that perform one job but does it quite well. As an example, there is one tool to fetch the emails from your IMAP servers, one tool to index them on your system, another one you could call an email client, but wait, here’s at least one more: a tool to compose and send emails. Sometimes, the tools are integrated with one another, sometimes they are not, but they are always a collection of disctinct parts.
Opera Software revealed yesterday that a proposal to buy the company has been made by a Chinese consortium, and they are most likely going to accept it. The company is now trying to convince the community that it's a good thing.
Welcome back to the GPG series, where we explore how to make use of GPG with other applications to secure and protect your data. In the first installment, we covered the functions of GPG. You learned about integrity, non-repudiation and authenticity. In the second installment, key creation and publication were covered, as well as revocation certificate creation. This installment will cover using your key to sign and encrypt files or communications.
The look of games on Linux-based Steam machines and mobile devices should improve significantly with the soon-to-be-released Vulkan API (application programming interface).
Vulkan can be used for many applications, but is most relevant to games, much like DirectX for Windows. The new API is a much-needed upgrade from the aging OpenGL, which was first introduced in 1991 by Silicon Graphics.
While the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack is capable of running The Talos Principle puzzle game by Croteam, the performance is rather poor and there are some bugs.
Following yesterday's 11-way Talos Principle comparison on NVIDIA using the latest drivers, I proceeded to run some AMD tests... Catalyst had to be left out though since I was just getting a black screen when running it on the box with the proprietary driver enabled. So that left the open-source driver stack: it worked, but wasn't perfect.
While first person shooter games tend to dominate the Linux gaming landscape, if you are curious about some numbers for a puzzle video game like Talos Principle, here are some fresh benchmark results for a slew of different GeForce graphics cards on the latest Linux driver.
Almost two years ago I was working on a test profile for The Talos Principle, but only recently got around to restoring it and making it available on OpenBenchmarking.org for automated benchmarking via the Phoronix Test Suite. With Steam installed and owning the rights to the game, it should be as easy as phoronix-test-suite benchmark talos-principle.
Well, looks like Techland are at least paying some sort of attention to their Linux port, not much mind. They just released a hotfix to Dying Light that should fix up the low resolution texture issue. I did a quick test, and it does indeed look like it's fixed (for me at least). See the update at the bottom too.
You have to hand it to Rackspace, even though it was among the early players on the OpenStack cloud computing scene--and offers its own public and private clouds--it is actively pursuing supporting other clouds as well. The comany has partnered up with Linux vendor Red Hat to add another Openstack-as-a-Service solution to its mix of cloud offerings.