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Holding out hope of seeing Codemasters' games rock up on Linux? The British company has said support for Linux is 'a matter of when, not if'.

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And we're so nice, we're telling you how to dodge them

When I first became involved with networked PCs, the company I was working with was upgrading its NetWare 2.0a installation to 2.15. We were pushing the boundaries of networking with our three-way gateway connecting Ethernet, Token Ring and PCnet.

Firefly creeps into frame of Red Hat's $175m Ceph-ie

Red Hat may have just agreed to buy Ceph-backer Inktank, but that hasn't slowed down the open source project.

Now is a great time for software developers of all stripes to start experimenting with Tizen says project contributor Leon Anavi. The upcoming Tizen Developer Conference, to be held June 2-4 in San Francisco, offers an ideal way to get up to speed, meet other developers and start hacking, he said.

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 ships with GNOME 3.10 for a solid, stable desktop experience. But if you're looking for the latest and greatest, here's how to upgrade to GNOME 3.12.

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Pin-compatible x86 and ARM SoCs can share same motherboard

AMD has announced that it will create pin-compatible 64-bit x86 and ARM SoCs in an effort it's calling "Project SkyBridge", and that it has licensed the ARMv8 architecture and will design its own home-grown ARM-based processors.

An all-new graphics engine is on course to arrive in the next major release of esteemed Linux racing game SuperTuxKart.

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And a third simply don't bother with secured networks at all

Wireless security across London remains flaky despite the well-known risks, according to an infosec bod who has been riding his bike all around town identifying insecure wireless networks and highlighting shoddy user behaviours that could be exploited by rogue hackers.

An anonymous reader writes "Valve Software has sponsored some interesting improvements developed by LunarG for the Mesa OpenGL library on Linux for deferred and threaded GLSL shader compilation. What these changes mean for users of the open-source Linux graphics drivers when running their favorite games is that OpenGL games now load a lot faster. As an example, the time from starting Dota 2 until the time actually being within the game is reduced by about 20 seconds on an Intel system. While Direct3D has offered similar functionality for a while, OpenGL has not, which has given it a bad reputation with regard to game load times until all shaders are compiled and cached — fortunately it's now addressed for OpenGL if using the Mesa Linux graphics drivers on a supported game."

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An anonymous reader writes "Valve Software has sponsored some interesting improvements developed by LunarG for the Mesa OpenGL library on Linux for deferred and threaded GLSL shader compilation. What these changes mean for users of the open-source Linux graphics drivers when running their favorite games is that OpenGL games now load a lot faster. As an example, the time from starting Dota 2 until the time actually being within the game is reduced by about 20 seconds on an Intel system. While Direct3D has offered similar functionality for a while, OpenGL has not, which has given it a bad reputation with regard to game load times until all shaders are compiled and cached — fortunately it's now addressed for OpenGL if using the Mesa Linux graphics drivers on a supported game."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.