A few days ago at SIGGRAPH 12 conference, Pixar presented their latest hot technology called Open Subdiv. This is what Pixar uses in all their videos enjoying extreme flexibility that they can achieve with any kind of mesh topology through Subdivision Surfaces. This method is very efficient to model smooth shapes, such as a round […]
Quite recently many Ubuntu users using nVIDIA hardware as their primary graphics card, experienced an unhappy situtation watching blue color videos on Youtube. The problem is widely known, since Ubuntu is the top mainsteam Linux distribution and Youtube is one of the most visited websites today. In time, a temporary solution was found – disabling […]
Does anyone remember WordPerfect? Yes, there was a viable competitor to Microsoft Office at one stage. Back in 1994, Novell bought WordPerfect for $US 1.5billion. After just 18 months, Novell then sold WordPerfect to Corel for a measly US$ 146million. A huge loss at the expense of Novell. Whilst under the ownership of Corel, in […]
I’ve been browsing distrowatch.com lately noticing something that is happening for some time now, but maybe surprised me for the first time because it is still happening. What I am talking about is that there are more Linux distributions releasing new versions using Gnome 2.32 than Gnome 3.4!
Until now, I have remained quite reserved about any serious Linux gaming, which seems to have gained quite some momentum thanks to Valve’s recent announcement to release game titles on the Linux platform. I should probably point out that I do wish Valve all the best and hope that their Linux games perform well for […]
While things remain quiet overall with Linux development, I took some time out to interview a good friend of mine who I have known for many years through a popular Australian Bulletin Board. I know him as a passionate user and advocate for free and open-source software.
If someone asked me “What is your favorite part of the Linux operating system?”, I would have to say the Linux kernel itself. And it’s much the same for Unix too. Having that source code of the kernel loaded up in Emacs ready
Since Valve announced their official support for Steam into Linux platform, everyone is acting crazy. Quite recently, Valve’s boss – Mr.Gabe, said that “Windows 8 will be a catastrophe for PC game makers”. The next day, Blizzard’s vice president – Mr.Newell shared his thoughts via twitter saying that “I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe […]