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Ardour 5.0 Released For Linux Audio Workstation

Fri, 2016-08-12 13:55
For fans of the Ardour digital audio workstation software, version 5.0 of this popular open-source audio software is now available...

Clear Linux Makes HTTP/2 The Default, Adds Images To Dockerhub

Fri, 2016-08-12 13:48
For those that may be interested in the Clear Linux distribution for improved performance or other innovative functionality, the third "Clear Linux Highlights" newsletter has been published to share more of the recent changes to this Linux distribution out of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center...

Google Working On New "Fuchsia" Operating System, Powered By Magenta / LK Kernel

Fri, 2016-08-12 01:34
Google appears to be working on a new operating system that's written from scratch and appears to be target both phones and PCs, among other form factors...

The FSF Issues Its First Annual Report

Fri, 2016-08-12 00:15
I hadn't realized until now that it's the Free Software Foundation's first time issuing an annual report since it was formed thirty years ago...

HP Enterprise Buys Out SGI

Thu, 2016-08-11 23:34
HP Enterprise has announced it's acquiring SGI, formerly known as Silicon Graphics...

Eight Features You Will Not Find In The Mainline Linux 4.8 Kernel

Thu, 2016-08-11 17:58
The merge window for Linux 4.8 closed this past weekend and while our feature overview covers all the exciting changes there is some functionality we wish would be in this kernel -- or existing functionality to otherwise be changed / improved upon -- that unfortunately is not...

Secure Boot Isn't So Secure After All: The Golden Key Is Out

Thu, 2016-08-11 14:56
So much for Secure Boot being so secure... After a mistake by Microsoft, the "golden key" is now out in the wild...

Clear Linux Continues To Have Graphics Performance Advantage Over Ubuntu

Thu, 2016-08-11 14:41
Earlier this week I published some Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL benchmarks showing how the native gaming performance is different between the competing platforms. Ubuntu Linux lost nearly all of those results with the Intel Mesa driver to Windows 10. In this article are those previous benchmarks plus now having Intel Clear Linux benchmarks added in the mix. Months ago in previous tests we've found Clear Linux to have faster Linux graphics performance than other distributions.

OpenChrome Driver Continues To Get Fixed Up, New Version Next Month

Thu, 2016-08-11 00:33
The open-source VIA/Chrome Linux graphics driver stack may not have an up-to-date DRM/KMS driver or working Mesa/Gallium3D driver, but the lone community developer left working on this code has continued to improve the DDX driver over the past few months...

18-Way GPU Linux Benchmarks, Including The Radeon RX 460 & RX 470 On Open-Source

Wed, 2016-08-10 18:06
Yesterday I published early open-source benchmarks of the Radeon RX 470 while today is a full 18-way graphics card comparison including the newly-launched Radeon RX 460 and Radeon RX 470 graphics cards alongside the RX 480 Polaris graphics card. All of the AMD graphics cards tested for this article were running the very latest open-source driver stack on the Linux 4.8 kernel and Mesa 12.1-dev Git.

DRM Panic Handling Is Back To Being Talked About

Wed, 2016-08-10 15:29
During the early days of kernel mode-setting (KMS) one of the frequently talked about future improvements that could be made as a result of it were improved error messages (like Windows BSODs) in the case of problems and other improvements on that front. While patches have emerged from time to time, it still seems like functionality that's still less than fulfilled compared to the original talked about goals. Patches this week have been revived for DRM panic handling...

GIMP Can Now FInally Handle WebP Image FIles

Wed, 2016-08-10 14:55
The latest feature to land in the GIMP 2.9 development code for the much anticipated GIMP 2.10 milestone is support for WebP image files...

Wayland 1.12 Proposed For Release In One Month

Wed, 2016-08-10 14:18
Continuing Wayland release manager Bryce Harrington at Samsung has laid out plans for shipping Wayland/Weston 1.12 in just over one month...

Deferred Flushes Land For Radeon Gallium3D, Offering Better Performance

Wed, 2016-08-10 14:13
The patches written about last week for using unflushed fences for deferred flushes has now landed within the Radeon Gallium3D code. Performance win!..

KDE Kirigami UI Framework Makes First Debut

Wed, 2016-08-10 13:54
The previously talked about KDE Kirigami UI framework has now experienced its first public release...