Con Kolivas has announced the MuQSS CPU scheduler v0.152 release with support for the Linux 4.10 kernel.
In addition to updating the MuQSS CPU scheduler as his evolved effort from the BFS scheduler, he's also announced the Linux-4.10-ck1 patches.
Collabora's Emil Velikov is announcing the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) development milestone of the upcoming fifth point release of the stable Mesa 13.0 3D Graphics Library series.
Even if Mesa 17.0 is out for a week now as the most advanced version of the 3D graphics stack used by default in almost all Linux-based operating systems, it doesn't mean the Mesa 13.0 series is not receiving any more updates, and the Mesa 13.0.5 maintenance update is bringing lots of improvements and bug fixes.
budgie-remix 16.04.2 Comes Equipped with the HWE Kernel from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
The great folks from the Ubuntu Budgie (formerly budgie-remix) GNU/Linux distribution had the pleasure of announcing the general availability of budgie-remix 16.04.2.
What's budgie-remix 16.04.2, you may wonder? Well, as Ubuntu Budgie did not yet have a stable release, and because many people are still using the distro on their PCs with its previous name (budgie-remix), the developers updated it to be based on the recently released Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.
Being based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, which inherits the newer Linux 4.8 kernel and an updated graphics stack based on Mesa 12.0 3D Graphics Library from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), budgie-remix 16.04.2 comes equipped with its HWE kernel and graphics stack, as well as the latest Budgie 10.2.9 desktop environment.
Linux Mint 18.2 to Come with a Revamped Bluetooth Panel, Updated Xplayer and Xed
Clement Lefebvre, the founder and lead developer of the popular Linux Mint operating system, published the project's monthly newsletter for the month of February 2017 to keep the community up-to-date with the latest developments.
Top 5 best rising Linux distros in 2017
Linux is built for tinkering and experimentation, which means it’s always morphing and changing. New distros are popping up all the time, because all it takes is a little bit of determination, time and effort to create a custom operating system.
Not all of them hit the mark – there are stacks of Linux distros that have seen little to no action, and we’re almost certain that some have been released and never installed by anyone other than their creator.
Other alternative distros, though, fare rather better. Look at the success of Linux Mint, which spun off from Ubuntu to become (at times) arguably more popular than its own parent. Indeed, Ubuntu itself grew from Debian, and its niche offshoots (distros like Ubuntu Studio) have seen good movement. If there’s a market out there for your distro, there’s traction to be had.
So let’s look at our pick of the five distros moving up swiftly through the ranks as of early 2017. Some of these might become the best Linux distros out there, some might turn out to be awful – but it won’t cost you a penny to try them out.
Maia [Steam, itch.io, Official Site], the colony building simulation from Simon Roth has a huge update which includes Lava and colonist relationships. It’s sounding more and more like a heavily simulated version of ‘the sims in space’.
So you've bought Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition on Steam and you want to play it on your Linux gaming rig with an AMD Radeon or Intel graphics card using the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, right? Wrong!
The game won't start and instead it will show you an ugly error that looks like in the screenshot attached in the gallery at the end of the tutorial. I purchased the game a few months ago to play co-op with a friend, but after installing it on my GNU/Linux computer, I could not even start it with my AMD Radeon HD 8750M discrete GPU, nor with the integrated Intel Haswell HD 4000 graphics card.
You play as a rather laid-back hero who has been around for a long time, the initial intro shows you as some sort of legend who has fought numerous enemies across the ages. He's so laid-back that when he's not doing anything he just stands around with his hands in his pockets. It's described as a love letter to retro beat 'em ups and I can certainly see that.
Hands-on: New PCLinuxOS installation images
PCLinuxOS is an independent distribution, it is not derived from or dependent upon any other current distribution. It is a rolling-release distribution, so it gets a steady flow of updates rather than having periodic point-releases. There was a time when the intention was to update the PCLinuxOS distribution images quarterly, but it seems that turned out to be too much work for too little return.