New GNOME ISO to launch with the next snapshot
All the interesting details are in the softpedia post, but I want to clarify things for people who might misinterpret this: It does not take any of my time away. Joshua Strobl is the maintainer for the GNOME ISO.
Remember, Budgie 10 is tightly based on GNOME, we already have, use, and rely on this GNOME stack. The core difference is that instead of having "lightdm", "budgie-desktop", and "budgie-desktop-branding" in the ISO definition file, we now have "gdm", "gnome-shell", "gnome-desktop-branding".
GNOME's Mutter Begins Landing Monitor/Display Rework
Jonas Ådahl's latest GNOME work to benefit the GNOME Wayland support and other areas is a rework of Mutter so it now handles all low-level monitor configuration.
GNOME Twitch – Watch Twitch Streams on Linux Desktop
Gnome Twitch is an app that enables users to enjoy their favorite streams without the stress of using flash or a web browser on their GNU/Linux desktop.
You can use the app to search for and watch streaming channels either by their name or by their game. You can also manage your favorite selections in order to enable be able to quickly find them when next you might need them.
The development team behind the OpenELEC Linux-based entertainment operating system designed for embedded devices were proud to announce earlier the release and general availability of OpenELEC 8.0.
Based on the latest Kodi 17.1 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center software, OpenELEC 8.0 is here with a lot of updated internals, as well as support for new platforms, such as the recently launched Raspberry Pi Zero W single-board computer, WeTek Hub and WeTek Play 2.
Linux Kernels 4.10.9, 4.9.21 LTS and 4.4.60 LTS Bring Many XFS Improvements
Renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman had the pleasure of announcing the release of three new maintenance updates for the long-term supported Linux 4.9 and 4.4 kernels series, as well as Linux kernel 4.10.
The Linux 4.10.9, 4.9.21 LTS and 4.4.60 LTS kernels are now the latest versions of the kernel branches mentioned above, and they come exactly one week after the release of their previous maintenance updates, namely Linux kernels 4.10.8, 4.9.20 LTS and 4.4.59 LTS. The difference is that these are bigger patches, changing 91 files, with 1229 insertions and 1067 deletions for Linux kernel 4.10.9, and 87 files, with 1332 insertions and 1109 deletions for Linux kernel 4.9.21 LTS.
These patches provide a facility by which a variety of avenues by which userspace can feasibly modify the running kernel image can be locked down.
AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 Proprietary Graphics Driver Adds Support for Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
AMD quietly released a few days ago a new stable version of its proprietary graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems, supporting various AMD Radeon graphics.
AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 is here a little over two months after the AMDGPU-PRO 16.60 release, which added support for AMD Radeon HD 7xxx/8xxx graphics cards. This version, however, appears to add support for Canonical's latest Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, but only for the 64-bit version of it.
Intel Has A Last Feature Pile Of Work For Linux 4.12 DRM
On Friday, Intel's Daniel Vetter submitted a final pile of feature material for DRM-Next that will target the Linux 4.12 kernel, with the deadline for 4.12 DRM-Next being this weekend.
Already this cycle for DRM-Next we have seen from Intel atomic mode-setting by default, GPU reset improvements, power management improvements, continued work on Geminilake enablement, better context switching, refactoring of GuC and HuC firmware code, vGPU enhancements, and other changes.
- Nouveau Gets Patches For OpenGL AZDO ARB_shader_ballot
Changes To Find With The Upcoming Release Of GCC 7
GCC 7 is expected to see its first stable release this month, GCC 7.1, so here's a look at some of the features to find with this annual feature update to the GNU Compiler Collection.
LabPlot 2.4 released
We are happy to announce the next release of LabPlot!
The concise list of changes is available in the changelog. In the following we describe the most important new features in more details.
Beginning with the previous release, LabPlot is available for the Windows platform. Now we further extend the support for different operating systems and starting with this release LabPlot will be available for Mac OS X, too. We’re providing a Mac OS X bundle in our download section.
- Jeffrey Stedfast: GMime 2.99.0 released
- MimeKit 1.14 released [Ed: Jeffrey Stedfast is spreading Microsoft infections into GNU/Linux. Is he working for Microsoft along with Xamarin people?]
- MailKit 1.14 released
Vivaldi 1.9 Enters Development, Will Let You Shuffle the Order of Your Add-Ons
Development of the Vivaldi 1.9 web browser kicked off at the end of this week with the release of the first snapshot, versioned 1.9.804.3, for all supported operating systems.
Vivaldi Snapshot 1.9.804.3 has over 40 changes, most of which are bug fixes for various regressions from the stable Vivaldi 1.8 series of the cross-platform web browser, but it also brings two new features, such as the ability to shuffle the order of installed extensions and to change the folder where screen captures are stored.
Coders and homemade tech enthusiasts will be excited to see the latest work from n-o-d-e.net, which is now demonstrated on its website and Youtube channel. It’s a modified Raspberry Pi device, featuring a body case made using 3D printing technology. Dubbed the Zero Terminal, the portable computer is part of an ongoing project to make the ultimate handheld Linux device.
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth insults free software community, compares Mir to gun control debate
When it comes to Linux on the desktop, I am primarily a Fedora user. Sure, I like trying out other distributions for fun, but I always return to the wonderful Fedora. Heck, I even mess around with Ubuntu on occasion, although I am not a huge fan of Unity -- I love GNOME. With that said, when Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu founder, recently announced that he was killing the Unity desktop environment and embracing GNOME, I was quite happy. It signaled less fragmentation and division in the Linux community.
- Canonical drops Ubuntu phones, tablets. The future is in the Cloud
- Ubuntu Is Discontinuing Its Unity, Phone, And Tablet Versions
- Ubuntu Drops Phone, Unity8 And Convergence
- GNOME to be Ubuntu's default desktop environment, Canonical to stop investing in Ubuntu Phone
- Unity out at Canonical amid big shakeups
- Canonical discontinues Unity8 and goes back to Gnome
- This developer is fighting a lonely battle to keep Ubuntu Touch and Unity 8 afloat
- Canonical pulls out of the mobile industry, cites lack of interest in convergence
- Remember the Canonical Ubuntu Project & Crowdfunding Campaign? They’ve Called it Quits on Smartphone Project
- What’s next for Ubuntu Linux?
UBports Community Q&A: April 8, 2017
On Friday, April 7th, 2017, we started what will be a long journey into the future. A core team meeting at 1800 UTC was quickly followed by a community Q&A. The Q&A is public for anyone to view. You can view it here or continue reading for a list of the Q’s and A’s. Remember that as this is still an early time for our project, almost everything here is subject to change.
Reddit: What is the strongest security/privacy setup you can create on Linux, while remaining functional?
With all of the privacy concerns becoming more and more prevalent now, I'm starting to wonder if I should lock down my machine as much as possible. However, I have a few concerns that have kept me back:
- I currently use Arch on a MacBook Pro without much issue. I use arch primarily to make it easier to rice and for the AUR - but I'm sure it's not as secure as it could be (Arch tends to )
- I've heard how SELinux is extremely good at keeping permissions in line, but also how it's rather restrictive and fussy on some distros.
- I'm interested in Gentoo due to how configurable it is. But I'm worried it'll get in the way of development that I do on this laptop, and end in endless excuses like 'Sorry I can't work on this right now, it's still compiling/I broke it/It never worked in the first place/It works differently and I don't know what the problem is'. I have gotten away with using arch, but not without a few hiccups.
- I'm looking at secure, decentralized messaging apps and VPNs, but I'm still wondering what's available (And compatible with what everyone else uses)
I know it's basically impossible to reach stallman levels of software purity, but being a little paranoid right now might not be a bad idea. Thanks!submitted by /u/Masterchef365
Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia today about the release and immediate availability for download of the Antivirus Live CD 22.0-0.99.2 live operating system.
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the release of yet another build of his Gentoo-based exGENT Live Linux distribution, using the lightweight Xfce and LXQt desktop environments.
Things are looking fairly normal, so here's the regular weekly rc.
It's a bit bigger than rc5, but not alarmingly so, and nothing looks
particularly worrisome. Knock wood. The only slightly unusual thing is
how the patches are spread out, with almost equal parts of arch
updates, drivers, filesystems, networking and "misc".
But the late rc's are small enough that you see more fluctuation in
those kinds of statistics than you see over the bigger release, so
"not the usual distribution" is more about the normal noise of
development all over.
The KDE Project announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.33.0, a new monthly update of the collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt application developers, needed for the KDE Plasma desktop and KDE Applications software suite.
Currently, the main distro usign Unity was Ubuntu. Since unity had such a unique look-and-feel, everyone you saw Unity, you could safely assume it was Ubuntu.
But with gnome, this recognition can be lost? You see Gnome, and wonder is it Ubuntu, Fedora or any other distro using Gnome by default. If Ubuntu ships vanilla, or close to vanilla, Gnome, all its brand recognition is lost.submitted by /u/mWo12