Thus if running the fresh Mesa code that will be formally released in September, there's now OpenGL 4.1 exposed by default in the RadeonSI driver for AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs and newer... Basically any AMD GCN GPU. The only exception to the OpenGL 4.1 support is that LLVM 3.7 or newer is also needed, which will be released at the end of August but is currently available via Git/SVN. LLVM 3.7+ is needed for the latest AMD GPU LLVM back-end to enable OpenGL 4.1 otherwise OpenGL 3.3 will be advertised.
More Reliable Upgrades Hoped For With Fedora 23
It looks like reworking the Fedup upgrade tool may still happen for Fedora 23. The upgrade to this upgrade tool would involve relying on DNF and systemd functionality to provide more reliable Fedora system upgrades.
Earlier this year was talk of replacing Fedup in Fedora 23 to overcome existing problems with this upgrade tool that's been affected by issues in the past. Because of Fedup reliability concerns is also why I haven't upgraded to Fedora 22 on my main workstation over Fedup frights.
Also: Upgrading Fedora Easily To Mesa 10.7/GitFedora Begins Preparing For RPM 4.13
Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Alpha 2 Officially Lands Without Ubuntu Software Center
Following the guest post this past weekend about Purism's Librem laptop remaining "blobbed up", the crowd-funded company has put out new information.
Purism posted some Librem 15 Rev2 debugging photos. Purism is getting close to production on this second revision of the Librem 15 laptop that will be in an aluminum casing.
The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Things (IoT) through an open source software project, today announced that Philips has joined as a premier member. Philips joins more than 170 members of the AllSeen Alliance, including premier members Canon, Electrolux, Haier, LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qeo (a Technicolor company), Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image (a Lattice Semiconductor company) and Sony.
After what now seems forever on a Windows based OS (most recently, XP and 7 for desktops, Vista for laptop), I decided to move away from XP and install Zorin OS 8 core. Although I am still on a learning curve, I cannot stress enough how much I love the OS and have not had a moment of wanting to go back to any Windows version.