Proprietary Software News Archives

132 Proprietary Software open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2006.

Lightworks Video Editor Plans For A Busy 2019 But No Signs Of The Open-Source Version

EditShare, which continues developing the professional-grade Lightworks video editor, does continue maintaining their Linux support and this year they are planning for more improvements. But not shared as part of their 2019 plans is any word on making good about the "open-source" version of the software they originally announced back in 2010.

10 January 2019 - Lightworks 2019 - 11 Comments
Adobe Customer Care: There Hasn't Been Enough Demand For Linux

Besides the lack of games, one of the other pressing reasons why some desktop/workstation users haven't migrated full-time to Linux has been over the lack of Adobe's Creative Suite working natively on Linux (and the Wine-based options often only working well for dated versions of Adobe's software). But if you hope to see Adobe Linux software, their customer care recommends you vote.

10 December 2018 - But You Can Vote - 104 Comments
A VR Developer's Thoughts On The Current Mess Of APIs & Hardware

The current VR landscape is fragmented and quite a mess with the lack of standardization and wide variety of hardware capabilities at this point, though fortunately the forthcoming OpenXR standard coming out of The Khronos Group for a standard API for application developers as well as a standard device layer / abstraction interface will clear this up when released later in 2018. But for now we have some interesting remarks from an open-source developer that has been engaging in this area and doing his best with the current VR scene.

27 May 2018 - VR-Mess - 33 Comments
Keeper Password Manager Launches New Linux Version

I can't imagine many Linux desktop users are interested in a closed-source, commercial-driven password manager for their systems, but for those that are, Keeper launched a new version of its Keeper Password Program Manager for Linux.

26 April 2018 - Keeper Password Manager for Linux - 12 Comments
WSL-Distribution-Switcher Swaps Out Ubuntu For Other Distros On Windows

With the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that allows for "Bash on Windows" via the Windows 10 Anniversary update, Ubuntu is the default choice while a new WSL-Distribution-Switcher open-source project makes it easy to now load the distribution of your choice under Windows.

20 November 2016 - Windows Subsystem For Linux - 18 Comments
Adobe Rolls Out Flash Player 24 Beta For Linux

Last month Adobe returned to updating their NPAPI Linux Flash plug-in after they went four years without updating it. In September was Flash Player 23 for Linux while available now is the Flash Player 24 beta.

31 October 2016 - Flash Player 24 Linux - 30 Comments
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 - 21 Comments
Running Some Fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux Graphics/Gaming Benchmarks
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
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
Adobe Releases Flash Version Update NOW

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.

15 July 2015 - Adobe Flash - 51 Comments

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