The software that I decided to use is called LidarViewer. It's open source, which means that anyone can use and modify LidarViewer for free as long as they give credit to the creator. LidarViewer is Linux specific. As a Linux user, that made me really happy, but I could only use a Windows machine while at NASA. That meant that I had to create a Linux virtual machine on top of a Windows computer. I had a lot of options for the operating system that I was going to use for the virtual machine.
On July 27, the Google Chrome developers, through Alex Mineer, were excited to announce the promotion of the Google Chrome 45 web browser to the Beta channel for all supported computer operating systems, including Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
xoreos is a FLOSS project aiming to reimplement BioWare's Aurora engine (and derivatives), covering their games starting with Neverwinter Nights and potentially up to Dragon Age II. This post gives a short update on the current progress.
With Mesa quickly finishing up OpenGL 4.0~4.2 support and even some OpenGL 4.5 extensions, more Steam Linux games are becoming playable on the open-source drivers.
Open-source Mesa/Gallium3D driver users into Linux gaming can soon rejoice for another playable title: BioShock Infinite. BioShock Infinite was released for Linux back in March and required OpenGL 4.1~4.2 support, thereby making it off-limits to the Mesa/Gallium3D drivers of the time.
Last week I published the results of a 15-way AMD/NVIDIA GPU comparison for 4K Linux gaming that was centered around the proprietary AMD/NVIDIA graphics drivers. However, if you stick to using open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers and are a Linux gamer, here are some benchmark results comparing the open to closed-source driver performance at 3840 x 2160.
OlliOlli is one of the surprise success franchises of the past few years, finding a way to make skateboarding fun again (and in 2D no less). After a successful stint as a PS+ game earlier in the year, publisher Devolver Digital has announced today that OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood will be released for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam, GOG and Humble on August 11 for $14.99.
For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest free and open software communities in the world—works online by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together artists, designers, developers, translators, users, writers, sponsors and many other types of KDE contributors to celebrate the achievements of the past year and help determine the direction for the next year. Hands-on sessions offer the opportunity for intense work bringing those plans to reality. The KDE Community welcomes companies building on KDE technology, and those that are looking for opportunities.
There are a lot of interesting developments occurring in the field of Linux smartphones right now. With so many different options popping up, fragmentation is a risk, as apps built on one platform fail to migrate to another. KDE's new offering may help to make those apps available to a broader audience.
I was looking forward to setup a new storage box at home. The biggest two points were about being able to run Fedora, and to be in the cheaper side. After looking at the available hardware prices for the desktops, I thought I should look into something else.