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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released; Ubuntu 17.04 In Feature Freeze

Fri, 2017-02-17 03:39
Last Thursday Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was delayed by a few more days with thinking it would be released this past Monday while now it's been officially released. Ubuntu 17.04 meanwhile is entering a feature freeze...

RadeonSI Works Surprisingly Well With HITMAN On Linux

Thu, 2017-02-16 23:48
With today's release of HITMAN for Linux it's exciting not only because there are signs of possible Vulkan support but also because Feral Interactive backed this game with launch-day RadeonSI support...

Go 1.8 Released With Various Performance Improvements

Thu, 2017-02-16 22:48
Google today announced the release of the Go 1.8 programming language implementation that is coming with six months worth of features and changes...

Outreachy Applications Now Open For Their 2017 Summer Internships

Thu, 2017-02-16 22:35
For those eligible, Outreachy is accepting applications for their summer 2017 internship period if you wish to get paid while getting involved with open-source software...

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter Is Just About There For Linux

Thu, 2017-02-16 20:38
Croteam issued a new build of Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter today and there is now VR support on Linux, pending an updated SteamVR for Linux...

There Are Signs Of Vulkan Within Feral's Linux Port Of HITMAN

Thu, 2017-02-16 20:21
Feral Interactive just released HITMAN for Linux and it looks like they may be working on Vulkan support...

GNOME 3.24 Beta Released

Thu, 2017-02-16 19:41
GNOME 3.23.90, a.k.a. the GNOME 3.24 beta, is now available for testing ahead of this big desktop update due out in late March...

HITMAN Now Available For Linux

Thu, 2017-02-16 19:28
HITMAN: The Complete First Season is now available for Linux...

MirAL 1.2 Released: Mir's Abstraction Layer

Thu, 2017-02-16 18:49
Alan Griffiths of Canonical has announced the release of MirAL 1.2 for Ubuntu 17.04 and the Ubuntu Stable Phone Overlay...

OpenSSL Hit By New High Severity Security Issue

Thu, 2017-02-16 18:06
OpenSSL has been hit by another "high" severity security vulnerability...

PTS 7.0 M4 Released With SVG Graph Optimizations, More CLI Interface Tweaks

Thu, 2017-02-16 15:28
The fourth development milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 "Ringsaker" is now available for your open-source benchmarking needs...

A Few Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL Benchmarks With A Core i7 7700K

Thu, 2017-02-16 14:46
This week I've published Windows 10 vs. Linux NVIDIA gaming benchmarks and a Radeon Software Windows 10 vs. RadeonSI/RADV Linux comparison with a variety of interesting games. For this third article on the topic of Windows 10 vs. Linux performance are a few Intel HD Graphics 630 benchmark results.

Happy First Birthday Vulkan!

Thu, 2017-02-16 12:33
Happy Birthday Vulkan!..

GRUB 2.02 Is Still Coming Along With Many Features, Even Morse Code Output

Thu, 2017-02-16 12:20
The first release candidate to GRUB 2.02 was quietly released at the beginning of the month. GRUB 2.02 is going to be a sizable feature update with it already having been five years since the current stable version, GRUB 2.00...

GNOME Shell & Mutter Up To 3.24 Beta State

Thu, 2017-02-16 06:53
GNOME Shell 3.23.90 and Mutter 3.23.90 are now available for testing, which represents the component's release for the GNOME 3.24 beta...

QXL DRM Driver Picks Up Atomic Mode-Setting Support

Thu, 2017-02-16 06:04
Gabriel Krisman Bertazi of Collabora has published a set of 14 patches today for implementing atomic mode-setting support within the QXL DRM driver...

MPV 0.24 Media Player Adds Experimental Stream Recording, X11 Pseudo HiDPI Scaling

Thu, 2017-02-16 02:26
MPV Player, the popular fork of MPlayer/MPlayer2, is out this week with a significant feature update...

Intel Goes Ahead & Drops i915 Driver From OpenGL 2.1 To 1.4 By Default

Thu, 2017-02-16 01:21
Intel Linux developers have partially reverted Mesa work done years ago to drop the default OpenGL behavior with the older i915 driver from exposing OpenGL 2.0+ support to now only having OpenGL 1.4 out-of-the-box...

GNOME Maps 3.24 To Support Transit Routing

Wed, 2017-02-15 22:47
GNOME Maps has become a much more viable piece of software with transit routing support having landed in Git master...

HHVM 3.18 Released With Garbage Collection Options, Ubuntu 16.10 Support

Wed, 2017-02-15 22:12
Facebook's team working on HHVM, their high-performance implementation of PHP and also what's used by their Hack language, is now up to version 3.18...