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Why Nvidia Graphics Cards are the Worst for Open-Source, But the Best for Linux Gaming

PCWorld | Friday April 17, 2015 11:52:40 PM | Hardware
The latest Nvidia graphics hardware, the GeForce GTX 900 series, “is VERY open-source unfriendly,” according to a Nouveau developer. Read more...

Schaller: Red Hat Joins Khronos

LWN | Friday April 17, 2015 10:33:30 PM | Enterprise Computing
At his blog, Christian Schaller announces that Red Hat has joined the Khronos Group, the consortium behind (among other things) the OpenGL standard. Schaller notes that "the reason we are joining is because of all the important changes that are happening in Graphics and GPU compute these days and our... Read more...

Egg-Shaped Linux Mini-PC Targets Emerging Markets

LinuxGizmos | Friday April 17, 2015 07:11:41 PM | Embedded / Mobile
An “Endless Computers” Kickstarter project is pitching a Celeron-based PC for emerging markets starting at $169, featuring a new “Endless OS” Linux distro. A San Francisco based startup called Endless Computers, is close to its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter. Funding packages for its Linux-based Endless Computer start at $169 with... Read more...

Wine 1.7.41 Works More On Kernel Job Objects, MSI Patches

Phoronix | Friday April 17, 2015 03:19:05 PM | Software
Two weeks ago Wine 1.7.40 added kernel job object support (after previously being a feature of Wine-Staging) and now with today's v1.7.41 release this Windows feature has been further improved... Read more...

Microsoft shutters its standalone Open Tech open-source subsidiary

ZDNet | Friday April 17, 2015 03:06:14 PM | Enterprise Computing
Microsoft's three-year-old Open Technologies subsidiary is 'rejoining' the company, officials say, as its goals have been achieved. Read more...

This Week in Linux News: New Linux-GoPro Drone, Linux 4.0, and More

Administrator | Friday April 17, 2015 03:00:00 PM | Software | Exclusive
This Week in Linux News: New Linux-GoPro Drone, Linux 4.0, and More This week in Linux news, details of the new Linux-GoPro Drone from 3D Robotics are shared, Linux 4.0 is released, and more. Here are five of the most current headlines in Linux news. Read more...

New Major OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Released

Softpedia | Friday April 17, 2015 02:44:00 PM | Embedded / Mobile
New Major OTA Update for Ubuntu Touch Released Canonical has finally released a third OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and users should start receiving them in the next few hours. Ubuntu developers have been working on this update for quite some time, and it's been postponed for a few days due to some small issues. In any case,... Read more...

The Netherlands Wants to Have More Open Source and Less Vendor Dependency

Softpedia | Friday April 17, 2015 02:12:00 PM | Software
The Netherlands Wants to Have More Open Source and Less Vendor Dependency The Dutch Parliament has determined that vendor dependency is a much greater risk, and they have voted on a resolution that would encourage the government to also look at open standards in ICT procurement. More and more governments are now looking to free themselves from vendor dependency, but what does... Read more...

Linux 4.1 Has Improvements For The Multi-Queue Block Layer

Phoronix | Friday April 17, 2015 01:12:32 PM | Software
The latest good stuff for the Linux 4.1 kernel are the block core improvements, which mostly are focused on improving the multi-block block layer (blk-mq)... Read more...

Ubuntu 15.04 Is Coming, to Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

Softpedia | Friday April 17, 2015 12:06:00 PM | Software
Ubuntu 15.04 Is Coming, to Upgrade or Not to Upgrade Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) has hit final freeze, and users will now be confronted with an important choice, to upgrade or not to upgrade. Canonical publishes new Ubuntu version every six months, and users always experience the same conundrum, to upgrade or to keep the old version and continue with... Read more...


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