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MorphOS Still Being Toyed With For PowerPC

MorphOS, the Amiga-compatible PowerPC operating system, is still being experimented with on PowerPC hardware. The latest effort out of the MorphOS camp is to make the operating system work on the IBM PowerPC G5.

27 December 2012 - PowerPC G5 - 24 Comments
BLAKE2: A New Alternative To MD5 & SHA-2/SHA-3

For those interested in cryptography, BLAKE2 has been announced as a new alternative for MD5 and SHA-2/3 algorithms. The benefits of BLAKE2 is better security than MD5 while being higher performance in software.

24 December 2012 - BLAKE2 - Add A Comment
Awesome 3.5 Window Manager Released

Awesome, the dynamic X window manager written in C and Lua that started off as a fork of dwm, is out with its version 3.5 "Last Christmas" release.

24 December 2012 - Awesome - 2 Comments
Opera 12.12 Web-Browser Released

For ending out the year, Opera 12.12 has been released as the latest version of the popular cross-platform Norwegian web-browser.

18 December 2012 - Norwegian Browser - 6 Comments
Samba 4.0.0 Officially Released

At long last Samba 4.0.0 has seen the light of day. Samba 4.0 was officially released today as the major rewrite of this widely used SMB/CIFS implementation.

11 December 2012 - Woohoo - 8 Comments
A New Project To Run Mac OS X Binaries On Linux

While there is the Wine project to run native Windows binaries on Linux (and other platforms), there's a new open-source project that's emerging for running Apple OS X binaries on Linux in a seamless manner.

8 December 2012 - Darling - 58 Comments
A Deep Look Into GPUs & Linux Graphics Drivers

Martin Peres, the developer who has been a longstanding contributor to the Nouveau graphics driver project, delivered two presentations at a recent French Linux event where he provided an introduction to graphics processors and the Linux graphics driver stack. The second talk focused upon GPUs and Linux drivers in much greater detail.

7 December 2012 - Martin Peres - Add A Comment
Enlightenment E17 Goes Into Beta

After pushing out eight alpha releases in a feverish pace, Enlightenment E17 is now into a beta state after being in active development for the past decade.

7 December 2012 - E17 Beta - 10 Comments
DarkTable 1.1 Supports OpenCL For Images

DarkTable is an open-source photography workflow application and RAW developer that provides a virtual light table and dark-room. The 1.1 release of this leading free software program for dealing with RAW images now supports utilizing OpenCL plus other new features.

6 December 2012 - DarkTable - 5 Comments
Enlightenment E17 Alpha 5 Works On Its Default Theme

New Enlightenment E17 Alpha releases are coming out at a record pace considering that it's taken a decade to get to the first alpha stage. E17 Alpha 4 came just three days ago and there's already a fifth alpha now available.

24 November 2012 - Enlightenment E17 - 7 Comments

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