MaXX Desktop Indy 1.1 released

A new version of the MaXX Desktop hasbeen released. We linked to the project almost two months ago, but the short of it is that it is a continuation of and intends to bring the IRIX desktop to Linux. New features in this release include new xterm-330 with support for UTF-8 characters, SGI color schemes for GTK applications, a new console, new configuration files, SGI demos, as well as other small fixes. And I’ll keep putting these in the otherwise entirely useless and defunct SGI database category. Read more

Linux Weather Forecast

Welcome to the Linux Weather Forecast This page is an attempt to track ongoing developments in the Linux development community that have a good chance of appearing in a mainline kernel and/or major distributions sometime in the near future. Your “chief meteorologist” is Jonathan Corbet, Executive Editor at If you have suggestions on improving the forecast (and particularly if you have a project or patchset that you think should be tracked), please add your comments below.  Read more

Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 Beta to Developers

Apple today released the fourth Beta of its forthcoming iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 operating systems to developers enrolled in the Apple Developer program. It’s been two weeks since Apple published the Beta 3 builds of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11, and today’s Beta 4 releases are here to add an extra layer of performance improvements and security fixes to the upcoming operating systems, which developers can install as we speak from their Apple Developer accounts. The iOS 11 Beta... Read more

The PC business: Decline continues in Q2

Personal computer shipments declined between 3% and 4% in the June quarter from the same period last year, a pair of research firms said after releasing their latest diagnoses of the industry’s health and well-being.According to IDC, PC makers shipped a total of 60.5 million systems in the year’s second quarter, a downturn of 3.3%. That was somewhat better than the firm’s earlier forecast of a 4% decline for the period.Rival Gartner, which also calculates shipments — but uses different criteria for what is, and what is not, a personal... Read more

WiFi-ready Omega2 module gets SMT shrink

Onion announced two surface-mount spin-offs of the WiFi-enabled Omega2 module, which runs Linux on a MediaTek MT7688 SoC, and unveiled a new dev board. A year after launching its second-gen Omega2 computer-on-module, which advanced from a 400MHz Atheros AR9331 to a similarly MIPS-driven 580MHz MediaTek MT7688, Onion Corp. has revised the Omega2 with two surface […] Read more

How to Easily Download Online Videos to Android with Keepvid Android

This is a sponsored article and was made possible by Keepvid. The actual contents and opinions are the sole views of the author who maintains editorial independence, even when a post is sponsored. It may not be every day but there will be times when you want to download a streaming video or audio so you can enjoy it offline. This is especially true when you are traveling and won’t have any reliable Internet connection. However, the problem with most streaming apps is that they won’t let you download the... Read more

New Quadro Graphics Driver Is Up for Grabs – Download Update 377.55

Just now, NVIDIA has rolled out a new Quadro graphics driver, namely version 377.55, which adds security updates for driver components and comes from the 375 ODE branch that is dedicated to long term stability for all users. In terms of compatibility, the available files are suitable for both desktop and notebook systems running one of Microsoft’s Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 platforms (either bit architecture) and containing a supported GPU models. Moreover, the producer has also provided two additional packages developed for desktop configurations, one targeted at Windows... Read more