Proprietary Software News Archives
Adobe Returns To Updating NPAPI/Linux Flash Player

Adobe stopped updating its NPAPI-based Linux Flash Player four years ago and planned to stop supporting it entirely in 2017, but now the company has backtracked on those steps with a commitment to regularly update their NPAPI and PPAPI versions of the Flash Player for Linux.

5 September 2016 - Flash Player - 70 Comments
Windows 10 Insider Update Now Ships Ubuntu Bash For Windows

Following last week's announcement of Canonical and Microsoft working together to bring Ubuntu's user-space with Bash to Windows 10 in user-space using a new Windows 10 Linux subsystem, the preliminary support is now available with the latest Windows Insider update.

6 April 2016 - Windows 10 Insider - 22 Comments
Running Some Fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux Graphics/Gaming Benchmarks

My most recent Windows 10 benchmarks compared to Linux were some NVIDIA numbers from early August. With the ever-advancing state of Linux graphics on both the open and closed-source driver fronts, I've started this week with doing another fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux performance comparison for Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA.

6 November 2015 - Windows 10 Testing - 21 Comments
Vivaldi Web Browser Now In Beta

For those of you interested in the multi-platform, closed-source Vivaldi web browser "built for power users", it's now in beta.

3 November 2015 - Vivaldi Browser - 8 Comments
Mono-Focused Xamarin Buys Out RoboVM

Miguel de Icaza and Nat Friedman's Xamarin company, which continues to focus on Mono solutions especially for C# apps iOS and Android, has acquired RoboVM.

21 October 2015 - Xamarin + RoboVM - 15 Comments
Opera Browser Company May Sell Itself Off

This probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but the Norway-based Opera Software is considering a sale of the company with multiple parties supposedly being interested in this web-focused Oslo outfit.

8 August 2015 - Opera Web-Browser - 23 Comments
The Phoronix Test Suite Is Running On Windows 10

I've been playing with Windows 10 since yesterday... I must applaud Microsoft that it's a heck of a lot better than Windows 8, as the Windows 10 desktop experience is alright and Edge is nicer than Internet Explorer, but I still don't have any intentions on switching back to Windows this lifetime.

30 July 2015 - Windows 10 First Experience - 28 Comments

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