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Should Ubuntu Have Gone With KDE Instead Of GNOME?

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:03:04 AM
With last week's surprise decision by Mark Shuttleworth to abandon Unity 8 efforts and switch back to the GNOME desktop by Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, while some applauded the decision, others begged the question why not switch to KDE or "Ubuntu should default to [your favorite DE]."..

Mediatek MT2701 Display Support Coming For Linux 4.12

Monday 10th of April 2017 11:45:04 PM
Mediatek developers have been working to mainline their MT2701 SoC support in the Linux kernel the past number of months and with Linux 4.12 will come support to their DRM/KMS driver...

XRTL: A Google Developer Working On New Real-Time Rendering Library

Monday 10th of April 2017 07:55:32 PM
A new, unofficial project at Google is XRTL, creating a cross-platform real-time rendering library, with support for Vulkan and other graphics APIs...

RoundCube Next Hasn't Seen Any Commits So Far In 2017

Monday 10th of April 2017 04:32:26 PM
Last September we wrote about RoundCube-Next being woefully behind schedule even after they raised more than one hundred thousand dollars for this massive overhaul to the RoundCube webmail software. Sadly, not much has changed since and the project has yet to see any Git commits in 2017...

Benchmarks Of Solus vs. Other Linux Distributions & BSDs

Monday 10th of April 2017 03:25:33 PM
Last week when posting an eight-way BSD/Linux OS comparison there were a few premium members who requested seeing Solus results side-by-side. For those interested, here are some fresh benchmarks of this promising Linux distribution.

POCL 0.14 OpenCL Implementation Released

Monday 10th of April 2017 02:11:22 PM
The Portable Computing Language (POCL) has issued a new release of their open-source CPU-based OpenCL implementation...

Kotlin Language Gets Experimental Native Compilation Support

Monday 10th of April 2017 12:55:48 PM
The Kotlin programming language continues to be developed by JetBrains and while it originated as a new language built atop the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), there is now experimental support for native compilation...

Haiku OS Picks Up Mesa 17, LLVM 4.0

Monday 10th of April 2017 12:20:53 PM
For fans of BeOS-inspired Haiku OS, the operating system now has Mesa 17.0 and LLVM 4.0 for the latest graphics driver and compiler support...

OpenELEC Mediacenter OS 8.0 Released

Monday 10th of April 2017 10:37:11 AM
OpenELEC 8.0 was released this weekend as the newest version of this mediacenter / multimedia focused Linux distribution...

Debian Installer Stretch RC3 Arrives

Monday 10th of April 2017 10:32:46 AM
The third release candidate to Debian Installer for 9.0 "Stretch" is now available for testing...

KDE Frameworks 5.33 Released

Monday 10th of April 2017 10:03:41 AM
KDE Frameworks 5.33 was released this weekend as the latest monthly installment to this large set of KDE libraries to complement Qt...

Linux 4.11-rc6 Released

Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:45:23 PM
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 4.11-rc6 as the latest weekly test version of what will officially become Linux 4.11 around the end of April...

Freedreno's MSM DRM Driver On Linux 4.12 Gets 4K Support For Newer Hardware

Sunday 9th of April 2017 01:57:31 PM
With this weekend being the deadline for submitting new feature material to DRM-Next for in turn landing to Linux 4.12, Rob Clark has sent in the MSM DRM updates...

Changes To Find With The Upcoming Release Of GCC 7

Sunday 9th of April 2017 12:28:13 PM
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...

UBports' Fork Of Unity 8 Plans To Eventually Get On Wayland

Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:51:27 AM
UBports is one of the leading teams right now planning a fork of the Unity 8 desktop now that it's being abandoned by Canonical. While a lead Mir developer hopes Mir will stick around and see compatibility with Wayland and Mark continues to believe in Mir, the UBports team is looking at getting Unity 8 on Wayland...

Intel Has A Last Feature Pile Of Work For Linux 4.12 DRM

Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:39:55 AM
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...

GNOME's Mutter Begins Landing Monitor/Display Rework

Sunday 9th of April 2017 12:10:48 AM
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...

It's Now Easier Testing Out Xfce Git Code With Docker

Saturday 8th of April 2017 04:16:23 PM
Xfce-test is a Xubuntu 17.04 based container image designed for Docker that makes it very easy to deploy some of the latest Xfce Git components...

PostgreSQL 10 Is Going To Be Very Feature Rich

Saturday 8th of April 2017 04:01:44 PM
PostgreSQL developer Robert Haas has shared a look at the features coming up to PostgreSQL 10 and it's quite impressive for those using this database system...

Nouveau Gets Patches For OpenGL AZDO ARB_shader_ballot

Saturday 8th of April 2017 01:58:56 PM
Following the work laid by AMD developers on wiring ARB_shader_ballot into RadeonSI, a student developer working on Nouveau has posted support for this OpenGL extension...

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Ubuntu Devs Work on Rebasing Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) to Linux Kernel 4.11

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Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State

A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.” Samata Ullah, 34, who also used voice modulation software to disguise his thick Welsh accent while making instructional videos about encryption, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges at Cardiff Crown Court. He was due to be sentenced Friday afternoon. Read more