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OpenFIMG Graphics Driver Slow To Advance

When it comes to open-source reverse-engineered ARM graphics drivers, most of what's talked about these days is the Lima driver for ARM's Mali graphics cores and then Freedreno for Qualcomm's Snapdragon, but even older than those driver initiatives has been OpenFIMG.

24 June 2012 - OpenFIMG - 2 Comments
Skype 4.0 For Linux Officially Released

Skype 4.0 has been officially released for Linux today after being under "development" for far too long. This first major update in years for the Skype Linux client is coming one year after Microsoft acquired Skype.

14 June 2012 - Microsoft - 46 Comments
Magenta Pairs Linux With Darwin/BSD, Is Like iOS

Project Magenta has come about recently as a new operating system project that uses the Linux kernel with a Darwin/BSD user-space. Additionally, the project claims full binary compatibility with Apple's iOS 5.0 platform.

11 June 2012 - Magenta - 31 Comments
Opus Audio: Pairing Skype's SILC With CELT

For those that haven't heard, the IETF Codec Working Group has paired the technology from Skype's SILC codec with the CELT codec from Xiph.Org to form the Opus Interactive Audio Codec. This new codec can be used for VoIP, live music streaming, and more.

30 May 2012 - Audio Codec - 20 Comments
OpenMoko's New Endeavor: Giving Out IDs

With the OpenMoko project being largely irrelevant these days and not vigorously pushing new software or hardware, the OpenMoko company has resorted to giving out USB IDs and MAC addresses.

22 May 2012 - USB and MACs - 3 Comments
Ubuntu Developers Discuss Using Mono AOT

Ubuntu developers are currently exploring the possibility of using Mono AOT to reduce start-up time, allow for better memory sharing, and for greater performance optimizations.

12 May 2012 - Mono AOT - 49 Comments
PulseAudio 2.0 Runs On HURD, Has Jack Detection

Today's certainly an interesting day for some prominent and long-awaited Linux software events. Aside from PowerTOP 2.0, ConnMan 1.0, and the merging of Clover-G3D, PulseAudio 2.0 also made it out the door.

11 May 2012 - Finally - 86 Comments
Maximal: A New Open-Source License...

Some user, after having communicated with Richard Stallman, decided to write a new open-source license. This new open-source license is quite simple and is being called Maximal.

2 May 2012 - Maximal Open-Source - 80 Comments
CodeWeavers Is Working On A New Web Browser

CodeWeavers, the company behind the popular Wine-based CrossOver software for running Windows-based games and office software on Linux and Mac OS X, is preparing to release some sort of new web browser.

30 April 2012 - CrossOver - 18 Comments

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