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Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL Performance Redux

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-26 20:10
Earlier this week I published some Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL benchmarks with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards under Linux. Since then I received some feedback from Valve with regards to Dota 2 on the Source 2 Engine testing along with a better demo to use for benchmarking and also using the latest Dota 2 Vulkan DLC updates. So here is a fresh look at the OpenGL vs. Vulkan performance for this popular Valve game on an assortment of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.

New FOSS program director supports students' passions at RIT

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 20:09
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is well-known for its work in open source software through FOSS@MAGIC. In April 2014, RIT started to offer a minor in free and open source software. Students work on several different open source projects in their GitHub organization.read more

How to detect IP address conflicts in Linux

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-26 20:00

 xmodulo: IP addresses (IPv4) are a scarce resource that is shared by different users and devices.

If Oracle beats Google, should Red Hat sue Oracle?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-26 19:59

Replicating an entire business simply by rebranding the OS is a heck of lot more than what Google did with Java.

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Rust 1.9 Released

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-26 19:50
Version 1.9 of the Rust programming language is now available...

Need help on wich pc to buy

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-26 19:31

Okay so i would like yo buy a laptop just to run linux on it and i do not want to pay that much for it max of 350 dollars doesnt have to be super just reasonable processor and that kind of stuff can someone tell me wich one should i buy thnak u

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CentOS 6.8 Screenshot Tour

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 19:12
CentOS Linux 6.8 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server, and minimal installs can all be done from our combined repository. All of our testing is only done against this combined distribution. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases, and we highly recommend everyone study the upstream release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes and how they might impact your installation.

Disappointed that many DEs don't have a system-wide search (apps, file and settings at least), its 2016!

Reddit - Thu, 2016-05-26 19:09

So like any other Linux newbie, I tried a lot of DEs lately. I am currently using KDE with the primary reason being that the built-in search app KRunner is just too amazing.

So KRunner can not only search files, apps and settings, but can run basic commands (eg: kill apps), do mathematical calculations (even complex ones), unit conversions, control media and whatnot

Similarly Unity search and elementary's slingshot search are good too. I was disappointed when I saw no such universal search function in Xfce, Mate and Lxde (at least apps, files and settings). In fact, I hoped at least Budgie would have it being new but Alt + F2 only turned up app search.

This is 2016 and Windows and OS X have really good universal search experiences and if Linux is to stand on its own, good universal search is a must for any DE. Personally, I think when all DEs have great built-in universal searches, it is my Year of the Linux Desktop.

Do correct me if I am wrong or missing something, I am just a newbie and know only little from my small experiences. I haven't tried GNOME and Cinnamon fully yet, didn't just feel like using them so what's the universal search experience like in them?

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Rediscover Productivity With RescueTime - A Time Management Tool for Linux

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-26 19:00

 tecmint: time management is important

Tech Writer Matt Hartley on Covering and Using Linux

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 18:14
It would be difficult to find anyone who's been hanging in FOSS circles for more than a week or two who isn't familiar with FOSS media maven Matt Hartley. We thought we'd invite him along for a video interview to see what he's really like.

Android vs iPhone: 15 Reasons Android is Better

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 18:13

We’ll explain 15 reasons why Android is better than the iPhone with a new for 2016 Android vs iPhone comparison.

Google is kicking up the competition with Android Marshmallow that is thankfully rolling out to more devices and showing off Android N and a handful of interesting apps that will come later this year.

Apple continues to work on iOS 9 updates and is close to showing off iOS 10 this summer, which we hope will fix a number of issues and bring the iPhone on par with Android in key areas.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus along with iOS 9 helped Apple users catch up in a number of ways, but there are still a lot of areas where Android is hands down better than the iPhone.

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Open source is in our DNA

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-05-26 18:00

 NetworkWorld: open-source is literally science

3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 17:52

The trick for deciding whether a replacement piece of software, whether open or closed, is a good choice for you is to tease out exactly what your needs are. The situation is no different than discovering that the person who insists that they "need" Photoshop is just using it to draw a few geometric shapes and remove red eye from photos; what they really need is a graphics editing tool that can replace those specific functions. Whether it has all of the bells and whistles of the original is irrelevant if those features sit paid for but unused.

My personal journey through open source CAD programs was no different. I had worked with AutoCAD briefly in grad school, and so when I wanted to play with drawing three-dimensional plans for something, it was pretty much all I knew. But that alone didn't make AutoCAD the best choice.

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Manjaro Linux Budgie 16.06 Edition Promises a Clean Budgie Desktop Experience

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-05-26 17:49

As part of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" release, many of the community editions get Release Candidate (RC) builds to showcase what's coming later this year.

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Telecom Companies Collaborate Through OPNFV to Address Unique Business Challenges

Linux.com - Thu, 2016-05-26 17:30

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an emerging alternative to using dedicated hardware appliances, particularly for service providers, where quick, flexible responses to traffic pattern shifts and user demand changes are essential. It implements network tasks like access security, load balancing, and packet filtering as software modules suitable for virtualized cloud environments.

F1 2015 Racing Game Is Now Available For Linux

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-26 17:29
Feral Interactive has made the Linux port of the F1 2015 Formula One racing game available now via the Steam Store and their own Feral Store...

3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD

LXer - Thu, 2016-05-26 17:17
CAD—Computer aided design, or computer aided drafting, depending on who you ask—is technology created to make it easier to create specifications for real-world objects. Whether the object you're building is a house, car, bridge, or spaceship, chances are it got its start in a CAD program of one type or another.Among the best-known CAD programs is AutoDesk's AutoCAD, but there are many others out there, both proprietary and open source alike. So how do the open source alternatives to AutoCAD stack up? The answer depends on how you plan to be using them.read more

The First Screenshots Of That New, Linux-Friendly, Unigine-Powered Game

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-05-26 17:07
Earlier this month we learned of a new game coming that's powered by Unigine after first the developers were looking to make use of Unreal Engine 4. We've already confirmed there will be a Linux port of this Unigine-powered MMORPG and this week the developers published the first screenshots...

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