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The Effect Of Desktop Effects On Graphics Performance

Earlier this month I published an article with benchmarks of the Gaming/Graphics Performance On Unity, GNOME, KDE, Xfce. Now, however, there's a much larger comparison, including results from OpenBox, Lubuntu, GNOME classic, and other desktop alternatives.
29 February 2012 - Graphics - 18 Comments

Using An OpenCL Kernel In GStreamer

There's now a GStreamer plug-in to utilize OpenCL within this popular Linux video framework so that an OpenCL kernel can be applied against a video stream.
2 February 2012 - OpenCL - 7 Comments

Bringing Ubuntu (GNOME) Classic To 12.04 LTS?

A discussion for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been ignited about bringing back an "Ubuntu Classic" option that would attempt to mimic the old GNOME 2.x experience. Meanwhile in the Fedora camp there is a discussion about a Unity desktop port to their distribution.
26 January 2012 - Maybe? - 6 Comments

Cinnamon Fork Of GNOME Shell Is Tasty At v1.2

Cinnamon, the fork of the GNOME 3.x Shell by Linux Mint developers to make it more like the GNOME2 desktop, is now at version 1.2. This latest stable, major release does bring some tasty changes.
24 January 2012 - Like The Old GNOME2 - 7 Comments

3.3.3 Of GNOME Shell, Mutter Try To Fix Things Up

Version 3.3.3 packages of GNOME Shell and Mutter were independently released today. These latest development snapshots in the road to GNOME 3.4 mainly try to address outstanding issues.
4 January 2012 - New Releases - 11 Comments

GNOME Is Still A Ways Off From 10% Goal

For those that don't remember, the GNOME project had a goal of a 10% global desktop share by 2010, this was their "10x10" goal. Two years later, they're still a long way off.
1 January 2012 - 10x10 - 74 Comments

GNOME 3.3.3 Heats Things Up For GNOME 3.4

GNOME 3.3.3 is now available as the latest update in what will ultimately become GNOME 3.4 next March.
26 December 2011 - New Release - 15 Comments

Cinnamon: Making The GNOME Shell Like GNOME2

Developers behind the Linux Mint project have forked the GNOME Shell into a new project they currently refer to as Cinnamon. The goal of this GNOME Shell fork is to morph the modern GNOME desktop into one that's more like GNOME 2.x.
21 December 2011 - GNOME Shell Fork - 22 Comments

GTK+ 3.3.6 Updates The Wayland Support

GTK+ 3.3.6 was released today and worth noting is that the Wayland Display Server support has been updated to take advantage of the latest API.
19 December 2011 - New Version - 1 Comment

GNOME's Epiphany Experiences A Facelift

Epiphany, the web-browser for the GNOME desktop, is receiving a rather significant facelift as it becomes more important to the GNOME3 desktop.
5 December 2011 - GNOME Web - 34 Comments

Clutter 1.10 Tool-Kit Begins To Take Shape

Among the interesting package updates for the latest GNOME 3.3/3.4 development update are some of the changes to Clutter and Cogl (the Clutter OpenGL component) in preparation for their version 1.10 releases.
28 November 2011 - New Version

Windows Port Of GTK+3 Is Improving

For those interested in the GTK3 tool-kit on Windows, improvements are forthcoming.
25 November 2011 - GTK3+

GNOME, KDE Put Out Major Development Releases

There's new major development versions of KDE and GNOME now available. On the GNOME side it's GNOME 3.3.2 and for KDE it's the Software Compilation 4.8 Beta 1.
25 November 2011 - New Desktops - 3 Comments

Mutter, GTK+ Advance For GNOME 3.4

There's new releases of GTK+ and Mutter, both of which bring new features. The releases are GTK+ 3.3.4 and Mutter 3.3.2, which are development versions in the road to GNOME 3.4.
22 November 2011 - New Releases - 21 Comments

NetworkManager Manages Some Enhancements

Dan Williams is announcing the release of NetworkManager 0.9.2, which is coming shortly after the release of NetworkManager 0.8.6. Dan also notes several interesting features in the pipeline for NetworkManager 0.9.4.
10 November 2011 - New Network Manager - 20 Comments

GNOME Shell Works Without GPU Driver Support

As reported on Thursday, GNOME Shell / Mutter no longer requires OpenGL-accelerated hardware drivers. It's possible to run this GNOME3 desktop with a software back-end via Gallium3D's LLVMpipe.
6 November 2011 - It Works - 16 Comments

Popular Linux Video Transcoder Gets Updated

Transmageddon, a popular open-source video transcoder for Linux that's built atop GStreamer, has seen its first major update in more than one year.
30 October 2011 - Transmageddon - 8 Comments

The First Development Release For GNOME 3.4

The first development release for GNOME 3.4, which is marked as GNOME 3.3.1 in the 3.3 unstable series, is now available for testing.
27 October 2011 - GNOME 3.3.1 - 14 Comments

GNOME 3.2.1 Brings A Bunch Of Bug Fixes

The first point release to the Oktoberfest-christened GNOME 3.2 was released today. Like usual, this GNOME update (v3.2.1) just brings translation updates and bug-fixes. There's also some "tiny improvements" but nothing major.
20 October 2011 - Point Release

The Farstream A/V Conferencing Framework

Farsight, the GStreamer-based audio/video conferencing framework that's used by MeeGo, Pidgin, Empathy, aMSN, and former Nokia phones is now known as the Farstream project.
18 October 2011 - Formerly Farsight 2 - 1 Comment

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