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.
Windows 10 launches today! I'm excited about this latest Microsoft operating system release, but only for running some interesting Windows vs. Linux benchmarks.
A new patent pool is forming that wants 0.5% of the gross revenue for H.265 videos from content owners and distributors.
Microsoft formally launched its Visual Studio 2015 integrated development environment today. While there isn't a Linux version of the client, from VS 2015 there is support for targeting Linux.
For those interested in the Vivaldi closed-source, cross-platform web browser, the fourth technical preview release is now available.
Over the last week security researchers have been combing through the 400-gigabyte treasure trove of documents from The Hacking Team's hacked servers. The Hacking Team is an Italian based company that specializes in de-anonymization, decryption, and other subversive technologies such as sanctioned spyware that they sell to nation states world-wide.
With Apple's WWDC event this week, they've revealed OS X 10.11 as being codenamed El Capitan. Here's some details about Apple's OS that will be competing this year with the likes of Windows 10, Fedora 23, and Ubuntu 15.10.
For those still using the Opera web-browser on Linux, version 29 was released yesterday with new features.
There's a new tech preview release out today for Vivaldi, the cross-platform, Chromium-powered web browser that's been generating a fair amount of interest since its release earlier this year.
Linux users are getting frightened after yesterday's news of SecureBoot on Windows 10 potentially not being disable-able.
When the cross-platform Vivaldi web browser was announced last month it came with same-day Linux binaries, but initially was limited to 64-bit-only. The Vivaldi browser developers have now decided to support 32-bit Linux too.
Last week we covered the launch of Vivaldi, a new Chromium-powered, multi-platform web browser headed by the former CEO of Opera. In the past few days the Vivadli tech preview has been downloaded more than four hundred thousand times.
I watched Microsoft's Windows 10 press event today not for looking toward switching and using the Windows 8 successor but rather to see what's coming down their consumer pipeline for competition to Linux and Android.
There are stable, beta, and developer updates out this week for the Linux / OS X / Windows versions of the Opera web-browser.
The latest stable release of the Opera web-browser is now available and it includes an updated Linux build.
Adobe's popular Photoshop software landed on Linux sort of today with a streaming version that will be available to Chromebook users running Chrome OS.
Following the recent Opera 25 development release for Linux users of the Blink-powered web browser, the Opera 25 Beta is now available with an updated Linux build.
For those using the closed-source Opera web-browser, the development release to Opera 25 is available this week.
Several Phoronix readers have written in this weekend to share that the Viber Linux client is finally up to par with the Windows version.
In early 2013 it was announced Opera would be switching to Google's Chromium Engine over its own internal web rendering engine it had been using up to that point. They switched to Google's forked WebKit engine and for about a year now have been doing new Windows releases while Linux was left out.
Available today is the previously talked about big Skype release for Linux that Microsoft was promoting previously.
While LibreOffice is currently the most popular office suite on Linux and there's countless of other open-source office / word processor suites out there, one of the longest standing proprietary office suites is still being ported to Linux as well as BSD.
Opera will slowly be moving away from its own Presto rendering engine for its closed-source multi-platform web-browser in favor of using the WebKit rendering engine and is also beginning to back Google's Chromium project.
Next month Opera will be rolling out "Opera Ice", a new web-browser for smart-phones and tablets. This mobile Opera browser won't be built on their Presto engine but rather the popular WebKit engine. Initially this WebKit-browser is just targeting the mobile space but it's expected to eventually land on the desktop too.
As was raised earlier today within the Phoronix Forums, the Nero CD/DVD burning software for Linux is dead.
For kicking off the new week there is a major new release of the Lightspark open-source Flash Player. Lightspark 0.6.0.1 offers up a lot of goodies.
While Adobe has abandoned Linux Flash Player support, the open-source Lightspark Flash Player alternative continues to inch forward.
In light of Adobe killing Flash for Linux, there's a new release of the open-source Lightspark Flash Player. Lightspark 0.5.6 is the new release with a number of noteworthy improvements.
Adobe released the official Flash Player 11.2 for Linux release this week, which will serve as the last major version of their Flash/SWF player on Linux.
Adobe has issued a statement this morning that they will effectively be abandoning Flash Player support on Linux. After Flash Player 11.2 they will no longer be providing updates for Linux users but just maintaining the 11.2 release. Google is expected to take over with a Flash Player implementation based upon a new API, but only for Google Chrome-based web-browsers.
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