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Hikari 2.2 Wayland Compositor Adds Support For WayVNC, Other Features

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 01:03:05 PM
Hikari, the FreeBSD-focused Wayland compositor that also works on Linux systems, is out with a new feature release...

GStreamer 1.18 Released With Better Windows Support, Intel SVT-HEVC

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 11:18:21 AM
GStreamer 1.18 is now available for this widely-used, cross-platform multimedia framework...

GNOME Power-Profiles-Daemon Taking Shape For Better System/Laptop Power Controls

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 04:00:00 AM
The GNOME Power Profiles Daemon (power-profiles-daemon) has begun taking shape over the past few weeks for ultimately allowing better controls over system power preferences with different profiles...

Inkscape 1.0.1 Released With Many Fixes, Experimental Scribus PDF Export

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 12:30:31 AM
Following the major Inkscape 1.0 release happening back in May for this very popular, cross-platform vector graphics program there is the first point release now available...

KDevelop 5.6 IDE Brings Better Stability, Performance

Monday 7th of September 2020 09:21:10 PM
Version 5.6 of KDevelop as the KDE-focused integrated development environment is now available...

Ubuntu 20.10 Adding Active Directory Support To The Installer

Monday 7th of September 2020 04:32:16 PM
The "Ubiquity" installer used by the Ubuntu desktop is set to feature Active Directory (AD) integration with the upcoming Ubuntu 20.10 release...

V3DV Driver For Raspberry Pi Closing In On Vulkan 1.0

Monday 7th of September 2020 03:26:10 PM
The V3DV open-source Vulkan driver being developed by consulting firm Igalia for the Raspberry Pi Foundation is nearing official support for Vulkan 1.0...

Dynamic Triple Buffering For GNOME Still Being Worked On To Ramp Up The GPU When Needed

Monday 7th of September 2020 02:10:42 PM
Proposed earlier this summer for GNOME's Mutter was the idea of triple buffering the desktop when the GPU is running behind in order to ideally cause that extra load to ramp up the GPU clock frequencies in order to in turn get back on track with rendering the desktop on-time. A third version of that work is now brewing albeit too late to see with the imminent GNOME 3.38.0 release...

AV2 Is In R&D As The Eventual Successor To The AV1 Video Codec

Monday 7th of September 2020 01:36:49 PM
While AV1 adoption is still taking off and finally seeing desktop hardware with AV1 decode, given the time it takes to develop a new high-end video codec it shouldn't come as too much surprise that "AV2" is already being explored...

Intel Releases SVT-AV1 0.8.5 With More AV1 Encoder Improvements

Monday 7th of September 2020 11:31:09 AM
Intel's open-source SVT-AV1 encoder that is now being used as the basis for the AV1 Software Working Group and used by Netflix and other organizations for being one of the most performant CPU-based AV1 encoders is out with a new release...

Vulkan 1.2.153 Released As Development Switches To "Main"

Monday 7th of September 2020 11:09:35 AM
Vulkan 1.2.153 doesn't come with any new extensions or major changes aside from an important fundamental change if you are interacting with their Git repository...

Gentoo's Portage 3.0 Stabilized With Much Faster Dependency Calculations

Monday 7th of September 2020 10:46:03 AM
Gentoo's Portage 3.0 package manager has been stabilized and ready to shine...

Linux 5.9-rc4 Kernel Released

Monday 7th of September 2020 12:45:20 AM
Linus Torvalds took some time out of his US Labor Day weekend to issue the fourth weekly release candidate of the Linux 5.9 kernel...

18-Way NVIDIA GPU Performance With Blender 2.90 Using OptiX + CUDA

Sunday 6th of September 2020 03:40:43 PM
A few days ago I published a deep dive into the CPU and GPU performance with Blender 2.90 as a major update to this open-source 3D modeling software. Following that I kept on testing more and older NVIDIA GPUs with the CUDA and OptiX back-end targets to now have an 18-way comparison from Maxwell to Turing with the new Blender 2.90...

Faster Reading From /dev/zero With Linux 5.10

Sunday 6th of September 2020 01:45:11 PM
Queued up in char-misc-next ahead of the Linux 5.10 cycle is a speed-up for reading from /dev/zero.....

Intel Sends Out Linux Patches For FPGA Security Manager

Sunday 6th of September 2020 01:25:57 PM
Patches were posted on Friday for introducing the Intel Security Manager class driver to the Linux kernel...

C++20 Draft Approved As Major Update To C++ Programming Language

Sunday 6th of September 2020 12:38:54 PM
On Saturday the ISO/IEC 14882:2020 standards draft was approved as the latest major update to the C++ programming language...

Haiku Seeing Better Rust Support Following Important Fix

Sunday 6th of September 2020 11:00:55 AM
Following a summer quest for figuring out a pesky thread issue with Rust, a fix has been merged into the BeOS-inspired Haiku kernel for one less patch to worry about with getting this popular programming language running well...

Machine Check Banks To Double With Future AMD CPUs

Saturday 5th of September 2020 05:35:17 PM
In preparation for "future AMD systems", which is likely AMD EPYC Zen 3 "Milan" server processors, there will be more banks for the Machine Check Exception handling...

Chrome 87 Dev Builds Trying Again With X11+Wayland Ozone Enabled

Saturday 5th of September 2020 01:42:14 PM
While Chrome 86 entered beta with many features, Chrome 87 in development has re-enabled the Wayland+X11 Ozone support as another attempt at improving the Wayland support experience off the single binary...

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6 Best Free and Open Source Linux Anti-Spam Tools

Email is one of the primary communication channels among users. The Radicati Group is an organization which publishes quantitative and qualitative research on business and consumer usage for email, instant messaging, social networking, wireless email, and unified communications. Their research estimates that the total worldwide emails in 2020 is 306 billion. The cost of spam is frightening, estimated to be approximately $50 billion each year. The tide of the daily spam is a continual thorn in the side for both providers and users. Spam is a waste of valuable network bandwidth, disk space and takes up users’ valuable time to declutter their mailboxes. Many spam messages contain URLs to a dubious website or websites, peddling fake pharmaceutical products, replicas, enhancers, or gambling. Alternatively, the URLs may be phishing attacks, for example taking an unwitting victim to a site which seeks to steal private information such as bank account login data. Read more

Stable Kernels: 5.8.11, 5.4.67, 4.19.147, 4.14.199, 4.9.237, and 4.4.237

I'm announcing the release of the 5.8.11 kernel.

All users of the 5.8 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 5.8.y git tree can be found at:
	git:// linux-5.8.y
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:


greg k-h
Read more Also: Linux 5.4.67 Linux 4.19.147 Linux 4.14.199 Linux 4.9.237 Linux 4.4.237

today's howtos

KaOS 2020.09

KaOS is pleased to announce the availability of the September release of a new stable ISO. With almost 60 % percent of the packages updated since the last ISO and the last release being over two months old, a new ISO is more than due. News for KDE Applications 20.08 included Dolphin adding thumbnails for 3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) files, you can also see previews of files and folders on encrypted file systems such as Plasma Vaults now remembers and restores the location you were viewing, as well as the open tabs, and split views you had open when you last closed it.Yakuake now lets you configure all the keyboard shortcuts that come from Konsole and there is a new system tray item that shows you when Yakuake is running. Elisa now lets you display all genres, artists, or albums in the sidebar, below other items. As always with this rolling distribution, you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.74.0, Plasma 5.19.5 and KDE Applications 20.08.1. All built on Qt 5.15.1. Read more