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March 2013 News Archives


Google Unveils "Zopfli" Compression Algorithm

New Linux Kernel LZO For 3.9 Is Much Faster

Linux Gamers Make Up ~2% Of Valve's Steam Users

Linux EFI Tools Supports Manipulating UEFI Signatures

Wine 1.5.25 Gets Initial Wingdings Font

Intel Mesa Driver Now Has GL 3.2 Multisample Textures

GLX_MESA_query_renderer Extension Published

Tilera Publishes TILE-Gx CPU Back-End To LLVM

Gallium3D LLVMpipe Now Supports GLSL 1.40

Wayland's Weston Gets A FreeRDP-Based Compositor

Unvanquished Alpha 13 Celebrates One Year Anniversary

GCC Link-Time Optimizations On The ARM Cortex-A9

Linux 3.9 Gets Btrfs RAID 5/6, Fsync Performance

The X.Org Server Development Process Might Change

Linus Torvalds Is Back To Using GNOME 3 Desktop

AESOP: A New Auto-Parallelizing Compiler

Linux 3.9-rc1: "There's Changes All Over The Place"

Kernel Progress On Improving I/O Wait, Interactivity

NVIDIA Releases 304.84 Linux Driver

Ubuntu Announces Mir, A X.Org/Wayland Replacement

Ubuntu's Unity Written In Qt/QML For "Unity Next"

Intel GPU Benchmarks On Linux 3.9-rc1 Kernel

PC-BSD Rolls Into A Rolling Release Distribution

Upstream X/Wayland Developers Bash Canonical, Mir

The Developers Behind The Mir Display Server

Building & Running The Ubuntu Mir Display Server

Running Modern Linux On The CompuLab Trim-Slice

A Note To Canonical: "Don't Piss On Wayland"

A Proposal Made To Revamp Fedora Linux

ARM Ports Linux KVM To AArch64/ARM64

Canonical Announces Mir Back-End For Mainline Mesa

Videos Of Unity Running On Mir Via X Server

KDE 4.10.1 Brings Bug-Fixes To Plasma, Kontact, KWin

Canonical's Mir Project Retracts Wayland Criticism

Valve's Steam Box Will Most Likely Use An X.Org Server

Miguel de Icaza Leaves Linux For Apple OS X

Another Humble Bundle For Linux, Android

Ubuntu 13.04 Will Be Released, Rolling Fate Unknown

Scheduler Code Merged For AMD R600 LLVM Back-End

FreeBSD Works On AMD KMS, BHyVe, Clang

Valve To Begin Steam Box Tests In Coming Months

NVIDIA 313.26 Driver Supports The GeForce GTX TITAN

X.Org Server 1.14 "Keemun Mao Feng" Released

Freedreno Driver Now Runs GNOME Shell

Ubuntu To Investigate Digital Rights Management

Ubuntu SDK Looks Towards Qt Creator

A KMS Driver Finally Comes For QEMU/QXL

Ubuntu 13.04 Won't Get X.Org Server 1.14

Ubuntu Plans To Move To Systemd's Logind

Future Plans For Ubuntu's Unity Still Being Discussed

CS:CZ Official; More Valve Games Coming To Linux

Mark Shuttleworth Goes Blogging On Ubuntu Defense

Qt Creator 2.7 Nears Official Release

Wayland GTK+ Support Being Improved With CSD

Another Unreal Engine 3 Game Coming To Linux

A Few More Games Now Work With "RadeonSI" Driver

Shuttleworth On Mir: "A Fantastic Piece of Engineering"

Google & MPEG LA Reach VP8 Agreement

Crouton: Ubuntu Chroot On Google Chrome OS

NVIDIA Reportedly Working On A Unified EGL Driver

New Linux Distribution Ships Valve's Steam Pre-Installed

Intel Has New Open-Source GPU Code For Testing

Hardware Expectations For Valve's Steam Box

Systemd 198 Brings "Many Big Changes"

Canonical Loses Work From Top Compiz Contributor

XBMC Ported To Wayland

Three Proposals To Consider For Ubuntu Releases

KWin On Mir: A Solution To Non-Existent Problem

Wayland Still Working On Minimizing, Maximizing

Microsoft Continues Improving Hyper-V For Linux

NVIDIA Set To Discontinue Linux 2.4 Kernel Support

CentOS 6.4 Gets Released

KMS Drivers To Unseat FBDEV For Embedded Linux

KDE Can Now Start A Heck Of A Lot Faster

Building Linux With LLVM/Clang Excites The Embedded World

GhostBSD 3.0 Lets You Relive GNOME 2 On BSD

XRandR Equivalent Published For Wayland, Weston

Mageia 3 Beta 3 Ships Linux 3.8, Uses Journalctl

Features You Won't Find In The Linux 3.9 Kernel

Embedded AMD Catalyst 13.3 Linux Driver Released

Linux 3.9-rc2 Kernel Released

Intel Releases LLVM IR SDK Plug-In For Eclipse

Ubuntu GNOME Is Now An Official Ubuntu Flavor

Linux Audio Editing Is Better With Ardour 3.0

NVIDIA Updates Its Legacy Linux Graphics Driver

Intel X.Org Driver Update Gets New Features

Plasma 2 With KDE Frameworks 5 Looks Awesome

More Mir Talking Points Come Out Of Canonical

Intel Comes Up With A Linux Graphics Driver Installer

Gallium3D's Direct3D 10/11 State Tracker To Be Nuked

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Benchmarks On Linux

Ubuntu Unity Existed Before The GNOME Shell?

Xfce 4.12 Desktop Release Ends Up Behind Schedule

OSMesa State Tracker + LLVMpipe Support Published

Shuttleworth Comments On Future Ubuntu Releases

Mesa/Gallium3D Gets Its First ARM SoC GPU Driver

GLAMOR Acceleration Might Work On Newer X.Org

Intel Delivers Innovations Atop Google's Android

Fedora Linux Looks To Improve Its Boot Experience

Unigine Now Does Panoramas, MC Projection Rendering

Atheros Publishes Open-Source WiFi Firmware

Ubuntu Developing Its Own Calculator, Calendar, Etc

LightDM Caught Off-Guard By Mir, Plans For Wayland

Latest Humble Bundle Crosses One Million Dollars

Linaro Eyes Up OpenGL ES 3.0, Mesa Improvements

Linaro Developers Plan ARM LLVM Improvements

AMD Publishes Compute Support For RadeonSI

Intel Continues Advancing OpenGL GLSL Support

GNOME Will Move Full-Speed With Wayland Support

KDE SC 4.11 Planned For Release In Mid-August

OpenSUSE 12.3 Released

Unity 7.0 Desktop Coming To Ubuntu 13.04

2D Support Still Coming To NVIDIA's Open Tegra

Kali Linux Comes As BackTrack Successor

OverlayFS File-System Proposed For Linux 3.10 Kernel

Valve's Day of Defeat Released For Linux

OwnCloud 5.0 Released With New Design

Mir Code Moves Along, Branches Begin Appearing

Linux Kernel Gets A Wait-Free Concurrent Queue

PTS 4.4.1 Arrives, Benchmark Windows 8 vs. Ubuntu

Intel Puts Out New THP Cache Code For Linux Kernel

Canonical's Bazaar Still In Stagnant State

Intel Working On OpenGL Robustness Support

Wayland's Weston With Bubble-Style Notifications

Five Years Later, Intel Poulsbo Is Still A Linux Mess

Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Drivers On Quadro Laptop

OpenSUSE 12.2 vs. 12.3 Linux Performance Tests

Ubuntu Offspring Go Forth With Their 13.04 Beta

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Now On Linux

Torque 3D Port To Linux Materializes

Mesa Looks To Take Use Of C11 Threading

Qt 5.1 Offers More OpenGL Functions

Open-Source Support For AMD "Richland" APUs

Wine 1.5.26 Improves ARM, OpenGL On Mac

SprezzOS Is Indeed Trying To Be A Faster Linux

KDE KWin Progresses With Qt 5, KDE Frameworks 5

Intel Mesa Gets Another OpenGL 4.2 Feature

GCC 4.8.0 Release Candidate Now Available

AMD KMS/DRM Driver Moves Along For FreeBSD

AMD Releases Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 Linux Driver

Compilation Times, Binary Sizes For GCC 4.2 To GCC 4.8

Valve Reveals More Steam Linux Distribution Details

Linux 3.9-rc3 Kernel Brings More Changes

GTK+ Support Merged For Wayland CSD

Intel KMS/DRM Driver Readied For OpenBSD

Google Does Coreboot For "Stout" Chromebook

Enlightenment Starts Taking Shape On Wayland

The X.Org Foundation Is Undecided About Mir

Steam Linux Update Supports SDL 2.0 Final ABI

Lightworks On Linux Shows Signs Of Life

Ubuntu Touch Continues Advancing

NetBSD 6.1 Moves Close To Release

Lima Driver Makes Progress With Shaders

Qt 5.1 Being Prepped For Release

Arch Linux Enables Wayland GTK+

Ubuntu Cuts Down Non-LTS Support

Comparing Qt's QML vs. Enlightenment's EFL

Linux USB PIco Projector Driver Gets Updated

Differences Between X.Org, Wayland & Mir

NVIDIA Shows Off "Kayla" Running On Ubuntu

Ubuntu Device Support Within Qt Creator

New VA-API Library Supports Wayland 1.0 Protocol

Mesa 9.1.1 Starts Pulling In Bug-Fixes

Humble Bundle Gets Into Weekly Game Sales

QXL Gallium3D Wrapper Driver Is Brought Up

SDDM Display Manager Sees Its First Release

Mir Now Allows Multi-Threaded Compositing

KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.0

C Language Modules For LLVM Still Being Tackled

The State Of The Tux3 File-System For Linux

Left 4 Dead 2 Getting Closer To Release On Linux

Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Is Getting Ported To Linux

Intel 2.21.5 Driver Brings Fixes For Haswell, GLAMOR

GNOME 3.8 Release Candidate Now Available

Debian Wheezy Now Has Less Than 100 Critical Bugs

Canonical Collaborates With Chinese For Ubuntu Kylin

The State Of OpenGL 3/4 Support In Mesa/Gallium3D

Google's Already Working On Haswell Chromebooks

PRIME Sharing Comes To GLAMOR

QtWayland Shows Signs Of Progress, Plans Features

Qt Creator 2.7 Released With Improved C++11

C++ Doesn't Change The Speed Of GCC

PHP 5.5 Beta Brings New Accelerator

GCC 4.8 Release Brings Improved C++11, Optimizations

Urban Terror 4.2.010 Brings Improvements Throughout

GStreamer OpenMAX IL Wrapper 1.0 Released

Red Eclipse 1.4 Brings Many Game Changes

Intel Core i7 Benchmarks On GCC 4.8.0

Intel Valley View Still Being Tuned For Linux

Linux 3.9-rc4 Kernel Is Not Calm

AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta 3 Available For Linux Users

You Can Now Overclock Your Intel GPU Under Linux

Fenrus Linux: A Distro For Performance, Developers

Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As "GH-Next"

OpenELEC 3.0 Brings In XBMC 12.1 Frodo

VIA KMS Driver Now Supports HDMI Output

Gallium3D Gets A Heads-Up Display For Information

The SprezzOS Rewrite Of Debian's APT Continues

Cairo-Dock 3.2 Improves Multi-Screen Support

Intel Ivy Bridge Benchmarks On The GCC 4.8 Compiler

Wayland/Weston Fork Now Called Northfield/Norwood

KDE Almost Lost All Of Their Git Repositories

Ubuntu Touch Improves, Comes To More Hardware

GTK+ 3.8.0 Supports Wayland 1.0, Better Performance

LLVM/Clang 3.3 Offers Performance Improvements

Upstart 1.8 Release Brings Two Changes

GTK+ Is Becoming Very Usable With Wayland

Unigine Engine Works On Panorama, OpenGL

Geometry Shaders For Gallium3D LLVM

Enlightenment's Terminal Brings In Fancy Features

Linux Group Files Complaint With EU Over SecureBoot

Systemd 199 Has Its Own D-Bus Client Library

GNOME 3.8 Officially Released

Arch Linux Replaces MySQL With MariaDB

KDE Plasma Improvements For NetworkManager

OpenChrome Provides New VIA X.Org Driver

Leap Motion Support Comes To Linux

Nouveau Gets Support For VRAM Compression

AMD Works On Linux Power Savings For Future CPUs

Many Features Proposed For C++14

Mozilla Brings Unreal Engine 3 To Firefox

Atari, Amiga Improvements For X.org Xfbdev

Intel Ivy Bridge Optimization Benchmarks On GCC 4.8

Heavily-Upgraded Postal Hits Steam

Fedora 19 Readies AMD "RadeonSI" Driver

Intel Still Works On Driver For Left 4 Dead 2

ZFS On Linux Is Now Set For "Wide Scale Deployment"

Experimental Compiz, Unity Work Continues

"Substantial Progress" With Mesa Geometry Shaders

Wine 1.5.27 Brings C Run-Time Improvements

LLVM 3.3 Picks Up More Support For Intel AVX2

Smart Scopes Get Removed From Ubuntu 13.04

DragonFlyBSD 3.4 Coming Soon, Focuses On DPorts

Valve Releases New Steam Figures For March

Valve Releases Several New Linux Game Ports

Ivy Bridge Doesn't Change Much With Modern Kernels

Valve Has Been Working Hard On Linux For One Year

An OpenGL 4.x Feature Gets Crossed Off In Mesa

Mageia 3 Beta 4 Surfaces For Easter

Another OpenGL 4 Feature For Mesa Is Published

There Isn't Too Much Progress On Unigine Linux Titles

Mir, ARM & Valve Excite Linux Users This Month

Valve Announces Half-Life 4 For Linux

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