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GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Rolls Out To Battle The RX Vega 56, Linux Tests Forthcoming

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 01:35:52 PM
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has begun shipping...

AMDKFD For Linux 4.15 Adding Usermode Events, Dropping Radeon DRM Support

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 10:30:15 AM
Building off an earlier update in DRM-Next of upstreaming more AMDKFD changes for Linux 4.15, a second batch of feature work was proposed today for merging into DRM-Next...

GL_EXT_semaphore Being Prepped For Mesa, Used By SteamVR

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 09:17:08 AM
Andres Rodriguez of Valve has posted a set of 17 patches for implementing the OpenGL GL_EXT_semaphore extension within Mesa and wired through for RadeonSI...

WireGuard Could Soon Be On Its Way To The Linux Kernel

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 09:07:44 AM
Announced last summer by Jason Donenfeld was the "WireGuard" project as a next-generation secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel. It's looking like this network addition could soon be reaching the mainline Linux kernel...

Etnaviv Gallium3D Driver Now Wiring Up ASTC Texture Compression

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 04:07:42 AM
The Etnaviv open-source driver stack providing reverse-engineered Vivante Linux graphics driver support continues on its feature streak...

Valve Now Reports The Steam Linux Marketshare At Just 0.35%

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 12:15:57 AM
Days ahead of the five year anniversary of Steam being publicly available on Linux and well off the ~2% highs for Steam's Linux marketshare, the numbers for October 2017 are now being reported...

Meson'ed Mesa Allows For 10 Second Build & Deploy Of Intel's Vulkan Driver

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 10:31:35 PM
Among the projects recently adopting the Meson build system has been Mesa 3D. The build time benefits are quite encouraging for developers...

18-Way Radeon GPU Benchmarks On Ubuntu 17.10 With Linux 4.14 + Mesa 17.4-dev

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 07:54:33 PM
Continuing on in our fresh Radeon Linux graphics benchmarks in commemorating 10 years of AMD's open-source driver strategy with already showing how the driver compares to the old Catalyst/fglrx and Ubuntu 14.04 to 17.10 OpenGL tests, up next is an 18 way graphics card comparison of both old and new Radeon graphics cards while using the very latest Linux driver stack.

Intel Graphics Driver Likely To Re-Enable Fastboot By Default

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 04:45:38 PM
For the past five years or so has been work on Intel DRM "Fastboot" support and it's looking like this feature may finally be re-enabled by default...

Mir 0.28.1 Arrives With Fixes, Fedora Support

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 03:43:24 PM
Mir 0.28.1 is now available as a minor update over Mir 0.28 that squeezed out the door ahead of Ubuntu 17.10...

The Interesting Banshee Game Engine Now Officially Supports Linux

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 02:49:10 PM
We previously covered Banshee as one of the interesting Vulkan-based projects with this open-source game engine supporting OpenGL / Direct3D 11 and as of January added Vulkan support. They had been planning to firm up Linux support for Q4 and they have managed to strike that goal...

Coffee Lake, AMD EPYC & AMDGPU Dominated October

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 12:50:22 PM
During October on Phoronix were 257 original news articles and 33 featured articles / reviews. There was a lot of exciting Linux hardware happenings during October!..

Canonical Joins The GNOME Advisory Board

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 12:10:55 PM
With the switch from Unity back to GNOME as the default desktop environment of Ubuntu, Canonical has joined the GNOME Foundation's Advisory Board...

Intel i965 Mesa Driver Finally Lands Its On-Disk Shader Cache

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 10:17:03 AM
Intel developers have finally landed their patches for supporting the i965 Mesa OpenGL on-disk shader cache...

Solus 4 Is Working On Restoring Wayland Support, NVIDIA Improvements

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 10:08:50 AM
The Solus Linux distribution project has shared some of the work they are currently pursuing for their Solus 4 operating system update...

GNOME 3.26.2 Released

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 10:01:06 AM
GNOME 3.26.2 is now available as the second point release to September's release of GNOME 3.26...

Godot Game Engine 3.0 Alpha 2 Released

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 07:39:43 PM
The second alpha release of the Godot 3.0 Game Engine is now available for testing...

Wine 2.20 Continues Work On Direct3D, Preloader For ARM64

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 06:32:31 PM
Arriving a bit off schedule due to this past weekend's WineConf 2017 where Wine 3.0 and future roadmap items were discussed, Wine 2.20 is now available for testing today...

KDE's Plasma Mobile Roadmap From A Feature Phone To A Full-Featured Smartphone

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 04:16:47 PM
Longtime KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has posted a Plasma Mobile roadmap of sorts for those interested in the direction of this mobile KDE stack...

Feral Announces F1 2017 Linux System Requirements

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 03:57:33 PM
Feral Interactive has now published the system requirements for their Linux port of F1 2017 with this racing game set to be released on Thursday...

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Deepin 15.5 Desktop (made in China!). Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Deepin. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Deepin live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin. Read more Also: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10 Kali Linux 2017.3 Brings New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here