Dfinity launches an open-source platform aimed at the social networking giants

When Dfinity raised $102 million in funding in 2018 at a $2 billion valuation in a round jointly led by Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital, it was thought of as a step-change in the world of blockchain technology. In an area that was synonymous with generating a lot of headlines around cryptocurrency speculation, this […] Continue Reading…

Valve’s ACO Helps The Radeon RX 5600 XT Compete With NVIDIA’s RTX 2060

As shown yesterday the new video BIOS of the Radeon RX 5600 XT paired with the corrected SMC firmware on Linux yields impressive performance improvements that — similar to Windows — allows the card to compete better with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060. For Linux users, activating the Valve-funded ACO compiler back-end for the Radeon “RADV” Vulkan driver helps turn up the competition even more.
I’ll have out complete RADV + ACO benchmarks shortly, but here are some initial findings […] Continue Reading…

A Brief History of Open Source Software (part 1)





Everybody uses open source software (OSS) today. Millions of people contribute to the code itself. Indeed, a substantial percentage of the users and creators of OSS today are young enough to have never known a world that didn’t […] Continue Reading…

WineD3D Vulkan Back-End Is Back In The Works Following Wine 5.0

One of the features that didn’t materialize in time for Wine 5.0 as the annual stable Wine release was the work-in-progress Vulkan back-end to WineD3D. Rather than going from Direct3D to OpenGL as WineD3D currently does, there has been efforts to introduce a Vulkan back-end similar to the likes of DXVK.
The WineD3D Vulkan back-end just began forming in 2019 via CodeWeavers developers. This is at the same time the Wine developers have been working on VKD3D as their […] Continue Reading…

Patriot OS Provides Revolutionary Computing Convenience | Reviews

By Jack M. Germain
Jan 24, 2020 12:04 PM PT

Peach OSI’s
Patriot OS is a vibrant example of how a software developer can create a distribution that stands apart in the crowded Linux OS field of lookalikes.
This evolving Linux OS distro, once known as “Peach OSI” but now called “Patriot OS,” delivers a Linux computing platform that injects new functionality and offers something different. It is worth checking out, especially if you want to supercharge older computers.

Patriot OS has […] Continue Reading…