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ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, last saw a major update in February of 2011. That changed this morning when ALSA 1.0.25 was released, which is a big feature release.
25 January 2012 - ALSA - 39 Comments
At SCALE 10x a new FUSE implementation was presented that while still having the file-system in user-space, the kernel component is now responsible for more of the work.
23 January 2012 - Caching - 1 Comment
Tuxera has released a new community version of their NTFS-3G FUSE file-system implementation. This release packs some new features.
22 January 2012 - NTFS On Linux - 10 Comments
MPlayer2 -- a fork of the popular MPlayer open-source project that's added on several new features -- has been quiet for a few months but is still being actively developed.
22 January 2012 - MPlayer Fork - 4 Comments
Besides formally announcing an open-source, reverse-engineered ARM graphics driver, there's lots of pother interesting X.Org / Wayland related talks happening in two weeks at FOSDEM 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.
22 January 2012 - FOSDEM - 2 Comments
For those less than impressed by Corel releasing some professional-grade Linux photography software earlier this month, Adobe still not providing native Linux clients for their popular applications, and haven't been fond of the major open-source photography programs out there, you may want to try out Darktable.
21 January 2012 - Open-Source - 3 Comments
The 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo formally begins today in Los Angeles. Here's a preview.
21 January 2012 - SCALE 10x
Matthew Garrett has provided some insight regarding some of the problems still outstanding for Linux to handle UEFI Secure Boot.
17 January 2012 - Problems - 33 Comments
With the next GNOME 3.4 development release due out on Wednesday, several GNOME3 packages are being checked-in for release. In this latest round of updates, Clutter and Cogl have both been updated again to take better advantage of the Wayland Display Server.
17 January 2012 - Wayland Display Server - 2 Comments
Multi-threading in LLVM has been brought up and it looks like some developers may finally be taking on the challenge of bringing OpenMP support to this growing open-source compiler infrastructure.
16 January 2012 - Multi-Threading - 3 Comments
Btrfs isn't the only file-system to take advantage of Google's Snappy compression as a speedy means of transparent file compression, but the LessFS file-system has also supported Snappy for the past few months. This open-source file-system also has de-duplication support.
15 January 2012 - Both Features - 5 Comments
DirectFB 1.6 is about to be released this month and it will bring new features to the Direct Frame-Buffer project.
14 January 2012 - Coming Soon - 6 Comments
There's just one week left until the SCALE 10x open-source Linux event takes place in Los Angeles.
14 January 2012 - Los Angeles - 3 Comments
OpenFIMG, the open-source graphics driver project that began as the GLES6410 driver for providing a full open-source 3D stack for some Samsung ARM SoCs, continues to be developed and is moving on with its OpenGL ES accelerated support.
12 January 2012 - Samsung S3C
If the GIMP isn't cutting it for your photo needs or running Adobe Photoshop Lightroom within Wine isn't working out, Corel has released professional-grade photo software for Linux.
11 January 2012 - AfterShot Pro - 59 Comments
There's just four weeks to go until FOSDEM 2012 takes place in Brussels, Belgium. The initial schedule for this leading open-source European event is set, there's lots of interesting discussions to be had, and at least one surprise.
8 January 2012 - FOSDEM - 3 Comments
For those that haven't heard yet, FreeDOS 1.1 has been released after being in development for several years.
4 January 2012 - New Release - 3 Comments
For those who became more interested in the PandaBoard ES after it was benchmarked on Phoronix last week, here's some details about the Distributed Codec Engine found on this OMAP4 platform from Texas Instruments.
3 January 2012 - OMAP4 - 4 Comments
Scribus, one of the leading open-source desktop publishing suites, is out with version 1.4. This new version of Scribus comes after several years of development and thousands of changes.
2 January 2012 - Qt4, Etc. - 7 Comments
Avidemux, one of the open-source non-linear video editing applications, ended 2011 on a high note with the release of Avidemux 2.5.6.
1 January 2012 - Avidemux - 2 Comments
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