Linux Kernel 3.14.68 LTS Is a Small Update with ARM & x86 Fixes, Updated Drivers
After introducing yesterday the release of Linux kernel 4.5.3 and Linux kernel 4.4.9 LTS, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman also published details about Linux kernel 3.14.68 LTS.
According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.14.68 LTS appears to be a quite small maintenance release, which changes a total of 45 files, with 345 insertions and 143 deletions. Linux kernel 3.14.68 LTS comes two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 3.14.67 LTS, which contained even fewer bug fixes and improvements. Check out the diff if you want to see the exact changes that have been made.
It has been a while since we discussed here something about the development of the next major Ubuntu Touch OTA update, the OTA-11, and at the request of many of you, we'll post the following information to keep you guys up to date.
PC-BSD's Lumina Desktop 0.9.0 Environment Launches with Compositing Effects
PC-BSD's Ken Moore today, May 5, 2016, announced the release of the Lumina Desktop 0.9.0 environment for his FreeBSD-based, desktop-oriented PC-BSD operating system.
Canonical Announces the Availability of Ubuntu Core for Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10
Thibaut Rouffineau, an IoT & Ubuntu Core evangelist, has announced today the availability of Canonical's Ubuntu Core operating system for Samsung ARTIK 5 and 10 IoT (Internet of Things) platforms.
GCC 4.8 To GCC 6.1 Benchmarks For A Complex Program
Here are some more compiler performance metrics to share of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) for a complex program.
The latest GCC benchmarks I have to share are of Open Porous Media, the initiative providing software for modeling and simulations around porous media processes. Long story short, software for areas like enhanced oil recovery along with other scientific and industrial fields. With the particular OPM benchmark component being used today, a reservoir simulator for three-phase black-oil problems.
Also: GNU LibreJS 6.0.13 released
Frozenbyte has announced their latest game, Shadwen, is coming to PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 4 this month.
The stealth-action adventure will launch for all the aforementioned platforms on May 17th. The game will cost $14.55 / €14.55 on PC, after which the week-long launch discount will raise the price back to $16.99 / €16.99 for all platforms.
Players take up the role of an assassin named Shadwen whose mission is to kill the king. Along the way you run into an orphaned girl named Lily, further endangering your mission – the entire game has you balancing killing your enemies and putting trust in this young girl.
The developer Frozenbyte has announced that Shadwen will be available for Sony Playstation 4, Windows PC, OSX and Linux starting this May 17, 2016. On PC, the title will cost EUR 14.55 during the launch period, while later will go to €16.99 for all platforms.
Guild Software today, May 5, 2016, announced the availability of a new maintenance release of its Vendetta Online 3D space combat MMORPG game, version 1.8.378, for all supported operating systems.
While Vendetta Online 1.8.378 appears to be a pretty small update to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, it packs some interesting changes, among which we can mention better detection of Sony DualShock 4 controllers when they are connected via the Bluetooth technology, as well as support for voice chat on Android, which failed work on previous versions of the game due to some bugs.
SparkyLinux 4.3 GameOver, Multimedia, and Rescue Editions Arrive with Goodies
SparkyLinux 4.3 "Tyche" was officially launched last week with the KDE, MATE, Xfce, LXDE, and LXQt flavors, and now the team behind this lightweight Debian-based desktop-oriented operating system announced the release of three more editions.
SparkyLinux 4.3 GameOver, Multimedia, and Rescue editions are now available for download, as officially announced by the project's maintainer a few minutes ago, May 6, 2016, incorporating all the core components that have been made available in the previous flavors.