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GhostBSD 11.1 Is Almost Ready With MATE & Xfce Tailored FreeBSD Desktop Experience

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 10:56:24 AM
GhostBSD 11.1-RC1 was released on Monday as the final test release before shipping this official update of the Xfce/MATE-desktop oriented FreeBSD 11.1 derivative...

Flush Control Support Lands In Mesa

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 10:46:02 AM
The latest extension onboarding for Mesa is wiring in ARB_context_flush_control support...

Krita 4.0 Working On Performance Improvements, Benchmark & New Filters

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 10:29:17 AM
Krita 4.0 remains under development as the next big feature update for this Qt-powered digital painting program and it's brewing a lot of new functionality...

POWER9 Could Be A Game Changer For Cryptocurrency Mining

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 02:07:46 AM
Forthcoming POWER9 processors could be a game changer for cryptocurrency mining based upon some preliminary performance data we have received...

Oracle Linux Security Developer To AMD: "Smatch" Your Driver

Monday 6th of November 2017 10:55:41 PM
Dan Carpenter of Oracle who is responsible for security audits of the Linux kernel is not happy with the current state of the AMDGPU DRM code-base...

AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization Patches Updated For Linux

Monday 6th of November 2017 08:29:15 PM
AMD Linux developers today sent out the latest revision to their big set of patches adding in support for Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) to the Linux kernel...

Longtime GNOME Contributor & Oracle Principal UX Designer Leaves The Company

Monday 6th of November 2017 07:40:27 PM
The latest talent to have departed Oracle is a longtime GNOME contributor who has at Oracle/Sun Microsystems for nearly the past two decades...

F1 2017 On Linux With 23 Graphics Cards, NVIDIA + AMDGPU-PRO + RADV

Monday 6th of November 2017 05:00:00 PM
Following various F1 2017 Linux gaming benchmarks over the past few days since this game's Linux release this past Thursday with a port to Vulkan, here is a 23-way graphics card comparison for this formula one racing game while having coverage of the NVIDIA, AMDGPU-PRO, and RADV Vulkan drivers atop Ubuntu Linux.

Intel Announces CPU With HBM2 Memory & AMD Graphics

Monday 6th of November 2017 03:18:24 PM
Following the rumors for months about an Intel CPU with integrated AMD graphics, it has been announced today and is actually happening!..

Fedora 27 Still Isn't Ready To Ship

Monday 6th of November 2017 02:50:23 PM
Fedora 27 was originally scheduled to ship at the end of October, but now it's not going to be released for at least one more week...

LibreOffice Lands An Initial Qt5 Interface Plugin

Monday 6th of November 2017 01:17:56 PM
A new VCL plug-in that is in development will allow LibreOffice to blend nicely with the KDE Plasma / Qt5 desktop...

Broadcom Bids To Snatch Qualcomm For $103 Billion

Monday 6th of November 2017 12:23:50 PM
Following reports the past few days of Broadcom and Qualcomm potentially hooking up, Broadcom just filed their offer today to try to buy up Qualcomm for $103 billion USD...

Mesa 17.3 Features - Vulkan Updates, Better Performance

Monday 6th of November 2017 12:00:00 PM
Mesa 17.3 is due out in the days ahead as the Q4'2017 installment of Mesa 3D for delivering the updated open-source OpenGL and Vulkan driver stacks for Linux and other platforms. As usual, this quarterly update to Mesa introduces a ton of new features, performance improvements, and other enhancements.

Enlightenment 0.22 Available For Download

Monday 6th of November 2017 11:21:19 AM
Enlightenment E22 was quietly released on the project's website as the latest annual feature update to this Wayland compositor / window manager...

The Steam Linux Client Celebrates Its Fifth Public Birthday

Monday 6th of November 2017 10:42:31 AM
Besides AMD's open-source strategy marking its tenth anniversary recently, longtime Linux gamers/enthusiasts may be celebrating today another milestone: five years ago today is when the public Steam period began for Linux...

DragonFlyBSD 5.0.1 Released

Monday 6th of November 2017 10:34:52 AM
DragonFlyBSD 5.0.1 was released this morning as the first point release to the big DragonFlyBSD 5.0 version that debuted initial HAMMER2 file-system support...

Intel User-Mode Instruction Prevention Support Revised For The Linux Kernel

Monday 6th of November 2017 10:25:07 AM
An Intel engineer over the weekend sent out the latest patches for implementing the company's User-Mode Instruction Prevention (UMIP) support within the Linux kernel...

Linux 4.14-rc8 Released: Final Next Week Followed By Linux 4.15

Sunday 5th of November 2017 10:15:36 PM
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 4.14-rc8 as the last release candidate prior to declaring the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel...

CompuLab Announces The Tiny Fitlet2 Linux PC, Powered By Intel Apollo Lake

Sunday 5th of November 2017 07:34:15 PM
The Linux-friendly folks at CompuLab have just announced their newest industrial-grade, fanless PC: the fitlet2...

RX 580 vs. GTX 1060 With F1 2017 On Linux - 50-Way Comparison, CPU Utilization

Sunday 5th of November 2017 06:55:35 PM
Adding to the array of articles about F1 2017 that was released a few days back by Feral Interactive as their first Vulkan-exclusive Linux game port, here are some numbers concentrated on the GeForce GTX 1060 vs. Radeon RX 580...

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.35 with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Solus

Snapcraft 2.35 comes approximately two months after the September release of Snapcraft 2.34, and it's a major update that finally adds support for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series, which is maintained by Canonical for five years, until April 2019. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS support in Snapcraft is particularly important for running Snaps based on ROS (Robot Operating System) Indigo, which is based on this LTS Ubuntu release. In addition, Snapcraft also appears to have received support for the Solus Linux-based operating system. Read more

Snaps Are Coming to Ubuntu 18.04 by Default, Kubuntu Could Also Adopt Them

Snap, the universal Linux binary format from Canonical, allows us to run the most recent versions of apps on day one. The developers of the Ubuntu MATE official Ubuntu flavor pioneered the concept of Snaps by default for their distribution with the release of Ubuntu MATE 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) by shipping a tiny PulseAudio mixer command-line app to get the pulse of the community. As things went well on their side and no issues were reported by users so far, now the Ubuntu team laid down plans on a mechanism that should allow users to install Snaps on a freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system from the ISO image. Read more

Linux 4.14 File-System Benchmarks: Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, XFS

Our latest Linux file-system benchmarking is looking at the performance of the mainline Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, and XFS file-systems on the Linux 4.14 kernel compared to 4.13 and 4.12. In looking to see how the file-system/disk performance has changed if at all under the newly released Linux 4.14 kernel, I carried out some 4.12/4.13/4.14 benchmarks using Btrfs/EXT4/F2FS/XFS while freshly formatting the drive each time and using the default mount options. Read more

BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing OS Drops 32-Bit Support

The announcement was published this morning on their website and Twitter account, as it looks like the BlackArch developers plan to remove the 32-bit ISO images and respective repositories soon, urging all those running BlackArch on 32-bit PCs to upgrade to the 64-bit version of the operating system as soon as possible. "Following 9 months of deprecation period, support for the i686 architecture effectively ends today. By the end of November, i686 packages will be removed from our mirrors and later from the packages archive," said the devs. "We wish to thank all of BlackArch's users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help." Read more Also: BlackArch Linux Distro For Ethical Hacking Drops 32-bit Support