Substance Designer is a node-based texturing tool and is quite advanced software. Up to now Allegorithmic's Substance software has just been available for Windows and OS X, but now it's being ported to Linux.
Apple released OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" today as a free update for Apple computer owners. Are you interested in some fresh OS X vs. Linux benchmarks?
While the year is not close to being over yet, there's already been a surprising number of Linux and open-source related announcements made by Microsoft in 2015!
Microsoft has made public the fact they actually have their own Linux distribution... Azure Cloud Switch. They developed this Linux distribution to do networking within their Azure data centers.
The crew still working on the Opera web-browser has released version 32 of the cross-platform, Chromium-powered web browser.
Last week it was mentioned that Microsoft would support VP9 and other open-source codecs within their new Edge web-browser. Today there's an interesting blog post from Microsoft about their support for Google's VP9 video codec.
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.
Well, it looks like the Free Software Foundation's message about Windows 10 wasn't too effective: reportedly, as of this morning, Windows 10 has already been installed on more than 67 million PCs.
The Free Software Foundation has issued a warning this week over the newly-released Windows 10 while blasting Microsoft.
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.
Microsoft today announced the general availability of Word/Excel/PowerPoint for Android phones.
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.
Microsoft announced today they will begin contributing to the OpenSSH project, as well as enabling PowerShell to be a native SSH client. In the Windows world it has been traditional to use a program such as PuTTY to remotely manage Unix boxes from Windows clients, but no more.
Microsoft announced this morning that Windows 10 will be officially released on 29 July. I'm excited! Only to run benchmarks and see how the performance compares to various Linux distributions...
Microsoft has today announced they've open-sourced the important WCF (Windows Communication Foundation) code that now targets .NET Core.
Following the big news just now that Microsoft released their new Visual Studio IDE for Linux, I downloaded it and tried out on Fedora 21.
At Microsoft's BUILD Conference today they released Visual Studio Code, a new IDE for developing web and cloud applications. Most interestingly, Visual Studio Code is natively running on Linux!
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.
For the past three years Microsoft Open Technologies Inc (MS Open Tech) has been Microsoft's subsidiary to interact with open-source communities, increase Linux / open standards interoperability with Windows, etc. That subsidiary is now being merged back with Microsoft itself as the company continues to embrace open-source.
A Microsoft Technical Fellow has publicly stated that it's "definitely possible" that all or parts of Windows could be open-sourced to better compete with Linux and the like.
Microsoft announced their Visual Studio 2015 line-up this week, but why is it important for Linux users/developers?
Linux users are getting frightened after yesterday's news of SecureBoot on Windows 10 potentially not being disable-able.
The latest open-sourcing at Microsoft is the opening up of MSBuild, the Microsoft Build Engine that serves as the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio.
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.
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