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The state of Linux graphic design tools in 2019

Before I begin this test of Linux graphic design tools, I should admit two things up front. First, I am a designer, not a software developer. Second, although I try to incorporate open source methodologies and principles wherever I can, my field pretty much demands that I use Adobe software on a...
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Google Releases Open Source 'GIF for CLI' Terminal Tool on GitHub

It's GIF's 31st anniversary -- exciting, right? Those animated images have truly changed the world. All kidding aside, it is pretty amazing that the file format came to be way back in 1987! To celebrate tomorrow's milestone, Google releases a new open source tool today. Called "GIF for CLI," it can...
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A New Era for Linux's Low-Level Graphics

The latest enhancements to the DRM subsystem have made mainline Linux much more attractive, making drivers easier to write, applications portable, and a much more friendly and collaborative community than we've ever had. By Daniel Stone, Graphics Lead at Collabora. Over the past couple of years,...
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You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack, which is hugely empowering, according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora. Learn more in this preview of his talk at Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Running Android on Top of a Linux Graphics Stack

You can now run Android on top of a regular Linux graphics stack. This was not the case before, and according to Robert Foss, a Linux graphic stack contributor and Software Engineer at Collabora, this is hugely empowering. In his upcoming talk at Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Foss will cover...
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​The Ultimate Linux Workstation: The Dell 5720 AIO

Want a cheap Linux desktop? Look elsewhere. But, if you want a kick-rump-and-take-names desktop for serious graphics or development work, you want the Dell 5720 AIO workstation. This take-no-prisoners workstation starts at $1,699, but the model I looked at costs over $3,200. It's worth it. This...
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Manasi Navare
Manasi Navare describes her journey of creating a patch to fix DisplayPort issues and offers some general tips for the Linux kernel upstreaming process.

Fixing the Linux Graphics Kernel for True DisplayPort Compliance, Or: How to Upstream a Patch

If you’ve ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we’ve got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center has solved the problem with a patch that will go into Linux 4.12. Manasi Navare’s...
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A Flurry of Open Source Graphics Milestones

Written by Daniel Stone, Graphics Lead at Collabora. The past few months have been busy ones on the open-source graphics front, bringing with them Wayland 1.13, Weston 2.0, Mesa 17.0, and Linux 4.10. These releases have been quite interesting in and of themselves, but the biggest news must be that...
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A Tale of Cylinders and Shadows

Taking a closer look as to why GTK+ experienced significant speed issues when used with Wayland and HiDPI screens. --- Written by Gustavo Noronha, Web Domain Lead at Collabora. Like I wrote before, we at Collabora have been working on improving WebKitGTK+ performance for customer projects, such as...
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Mesa 12.0 Release Candidate 2 Hits The Web

Ahead of the official Mesa 12.0 debut later this month, Mesa release manager Emil Velikov of Collabora has announced 12.0 Release Candidate 2... Read more at Phoronix
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Mesa 11.2.0 3D Graphics Library Officially Released, Here's What's New

After being delayed a few weeks, the final release of the open-source Mesa 3D Graphics Library 11.2 arrived earlier today, April 4, 2016, for all GNU/Linux operating systems. Collabora's Emil Velikov was the one to give us the big news, and it looks like the changes are huge, including EGL, GLSL,...
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