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  1. cageymaru

    Windows Terminal Announcement

    Windows Terminal has been announced by Microsoft. It features a GPU accelerated DirectWrite/DirectX-based text rendering engine and will use the fonts from your PC. Microsoft also announced the release of new fonts for the Windows Terminal. Full customization over the look and control of the...
  2. cageymaru

    Microsoft Announces the Open Sourcing of Windows Calculator

    Microsoft has announced that it has open sourced the Windows Calculator on GitHub under the MIT License. Microsoft is seeking more community contributions and ideas in the development of Windows Calculator. Reviewing the Windows Calculator code will allow developers to learn how to work with...
  3. cageymaru

    Microsoft Edge Development Will Be Based on the Chromium Open Source Project

    Microsoft has officially adopted the Chromium open source project for the development of Microsoft Edge. This will create better web compatibility for Microsoft customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers. This change will occur over the course of the next year. Microsoft...
  4. cageymaru

    Western Digital Embraces Open Standards with RISC-V Processor Development

    At the RISC-V Summit, Western Digital's Chief Technology Officer Martin Fink unveiled plans to release a new open source RISC-V core, an open standard initiative for cache coherent memory over a network, and an open source RISC-V instruction set simulator. The RISC-V SweRV Core is a 2-way...
  5. cageymaru

    The Steam Link App Is Now in Beta on Raspberry Pi

    The Steam Link app is now available in beta on the Raspberry Pi 3 and 3 B+ running Raspbian Stretch. I'm glad to see Valve Software creating this outlet for users that want the hardware functionality of the Steam Link. Of course the original Steam Link is now discontinued as the Steam Store...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    PhysX Goes Open Source

    While Nvidia claims PhysX is already the "most popular physics simulation engine on the planet," it turned out to be more important than they realized. PhysX is seeping outside the game engine world faster than ever, with applications in " AI, robotics and computer vision, self-driving vehicles...
  7. cageymaru

    AMD FreeSync Support Slated for Inclusion in Linux Kernel 4.21

    According to Michael Larabel of Phoronix, FreeSync support (or VESA Adaptive-Sync / HDMI VRR) is going to be merged with the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel cycle. This will enable full FreeSync support for Linux gamers who own an AMD GPU! Mr Larabel also found new AMD Zen linux-firmware, and a...
  8. cageymaru

    Open Data Blender Benchmark Tests Your System's Ability to Run Blender

    Blender is an free and open source 3D creation suite which appeals to a demographic ranging from professionals to amateur video editors. Now they want to assist developers with understanding their system's ability to run Blender. A Blender Benchmark has been developed and released as a beta...
  9. cageymaru

    Star Ruler 2 Is Now Open Source

    Star Ruler 2 is a massive scale 4X/RTS set in space that supports both the Windows and Linux operating systems (OS). Blind Mind Studios has announced that they are making the entire game and assets open source. The source code files for both OS can be found here, but you're going to have to...
  10. cageymaru

    Amazon Web Services to Enter Networking Equipment Market

    Cisco shares were down 5% and lost $11 billion in market capitalization after a report circulated that Amazon Web Services is primed to enter the lucrative network equipment market. It is rumored that Amazon will sell their white-box switches for 70% - 80% less than comparable Cisco solutions...
  11. DooKey

    Apple's Lisa Operating System Going Open Source

    Apple is releasing their Local Integrated System Architecture (LISA) OS as open source next year. If you recall, the Apple Lisa didn't sell well at all, as a matter of fact it only sold 10K units. However, it was the first PC to have a GUI and use a mouse. Just think if Apple didn't sell the...
  12. DooKey

    Companies Turn Blind Eye to Open Source Security Risks

    According to Jack Germain, at LinuxInsider, a company called Flexera released very interesting survey results about companies and their use of open source software. Some of the things that jumped out at me were how many companies don't contribute to open source projects and how many don't have...
  13. R

    Mozilla Awards Over Half a Million to Open Source Projects

    In a blog post today, Mozilla has announced that they have added $539,000 in awards to various open source projects. The largest amount ($194,00) went to Ushahidi, an open source software platform for crowdsourcing, monitoring, visualizing, and responding to reports from people caught up in...
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