Chrome for Android and Chrome OS will now refresh faster and more reliably
It's more than a meme among update-seekers and auction snipers — it's one of the most regular actions we take online, and whenever we refresh a page, our browser takes much the same steps it's taken since the 90's. And that's not good, especially when we're on the go with our Android phones on sometimes-flimsy data connections. The Chrome team is changing page reload behavior in Chrome to account both for our changes in computing and why we're hitting F5 in the first place.
- Google Maps On Android Now Warns You of Difficult Parking In Metro Areas
- BitTorrent brings its free Live streaming service to Android
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Nougat - Why this upgrade will be out of date within months
- Why Siri needs to be on Android, PCs
- Fragmentation nixed a Cisco-Android network partnership
Open Source 101 event: A one-day introduction to Open Source
Open Source 101, a one-day conference designed to teach the fundamentals of open source, will take place on Saturday, February 4 at The McKimmon Center on the campus of NC State University.
With corporate open source participation and usage now at all time highs, along with the demand for open source skills, many current and future technologists want and need to learn more. The event is a perfect opportunity for current technologists working in a proprietary environment and technology students at the university and high school level to do just that.
- Next Linux/UNIX System Programming course in Munich: 15-19 May, 2017
Sumana Harihareswara's keynote will close LibrePlanet 2017
"Sumana's talk at LibrePlanet 2016 dealt with ways to make the free software community more welcoming, with humor, sharp insights, and deep conviction," said the FSF's Program Manager, Georgia Young. "We are very pleased to have her generous, thoughtful voice bring this year's conference to a close."
Sumana Harihareswara first started using GNU/Linux in the late 1990s. Since then, she has contributed to a number of projects (including GNOME, MediaWiki, Zulip, and GNU Mailman), and become a leader, speaker, and advocate for free software and communities. From 2014-2015, she served as a member of the Ada Initiative Board of Directors. Within the software industry, she has been a community manager, writer, and project manager, working with Collabora, GNOME, QuestionCopyright.org, Fog Creek Software, Behavior, and Salon.com.
Bodhi Linux and I never quite saw eye to eye. I had tested the distribution a couple of times, and in all cases, I found the somewhat spartan, DIY approach to be quite limiting. My need from Linux distributions is very simple, I expect everything to work out of the box.
However, some professional bickering does not mean we cannot enjoy ourselves. After all, we're all in this together, we few, we happy few, we band of penguins. Or Tuxpeople, if you prefer. To this end, I wanted to interview the project manager for the Bodhi Linux operating system, so we can get some exposure the other side of this coin. Today, we have Jeff Hoogland as our guest, and he will tell us more about his work, his passion, his community, and a few other things besides. After me.
- Pillars of Eternity sequel announced for Windows PC, Linux and Mac
Owlboy, is now available for Linux and it has completely won me over, it's also on sale
I tested it with a Steam Controller and it was perfection. I didn't need to adjust anything or mess about with Steam's annoying Big Picture mode. It just worked.
Puzzle Puppers is now officially on Linux, thanks to some messages from the community
I posted about Puzzle Puppers [Steam] possibly coming to Linux only yesterday and a few people told the developers they would buy it. The developer has now published a Linux version!
- Project Zomboid to finally get in-game maps you can make notes on
Feral Interactive are teasing a new Linux port again
Were you alarmed that Feral Interactive didn't have any new Linux ports listed on their radar? Worry no more, as a new UFO (Unidentified Feral Object) has appeared over Linux.
- Wine 2.0's New Delights Uncorked
Valve Developer Plumbs VK_KHR_maintenance1 For RADV Driver
VK_KHR_maintenance1 is one of the new extensions added to the big Vulkan 1.0.39 update. A Valve developer has fired off a series of patches for making the necessary changes for supporting it with the RADV Radeon Vulkan Mesa driver.
Shadow of Mordor benchmarks old vs new on Linux
Since Feral Interactive noted performance fixes in the recent Shadow of Mordor [Steam, Feral Store] patch I went ahead and test some benchmarks on my testing box for you.
These are in comparison to my original results, run on the same hardware but with a newer NVIDIA driver and the latest Shadow of Mordor patch. I would have compared it directly with the original NVIDIA driver I used, but back then I didn't list it. The old version also isn't available to opt in, so I have to go by the original results (the machine setup is exactly the same, minus driver). This is essentially a dual test of newer drivers + latest patch optimizations.
Of course, these were run multiple times to ensure of their accuracy. The game was also restarted after each setting change to allow things to get properly refreshed.
Kodi v17.0 “Krypton” Release Candidate 4
This is the fourth Release Candidate for our upcoming v17.0 “Krypton” which contains our continuous effort to further improve v17.0 before we make it final. Our team will certainly try to tackle as much of the reported problems as possible with the limited resources we have. We do want to note that since we are just a small team some of the reported bugs might not get fixed due to lack of developers or time. As such we would certainly welcome any developer who has the ability to help us out to try and fix the bugs he or she encounters and submit it to our code base for review. We sure would like to thank every one involved with either development, testing or simply helping out others with answering their questions.
Kodi 17.0 Is Near With The RC4 Release
The release of Kodi 17.0 "Krypton" is near and today the fourth release candidate is now available for testing.
Kodi 17 "Krypton" Media Center Gets One More Release Candidate, Go Out and Test
Only two weeks after XBMC Foundation announced the decision of codenaming the Kodi 18 release as "Leia," after the late Carrie Fisher, but also to celebrate 40 years of the Star Wars saga, they are today releasing what it could be the last Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" media center.
Martijn Kaijser today announced the availability of Kodi 17.0 RC4, which comes about 11 days after the third Release Candidate. Kodi 17 development is ongoing since December 2015, but the first Alpha builds arrived six months later, around May 2016, and it now finally looks like the final release of the open-source media center is nearing its official launch.
This brief tutorial explains how to allow or deny SSH access to a particular user or a group in Linux.