Anonymous Live CD Tails to Use Tor Browser 6.0, Firewall and Kernel Hardening
The next major version of the Tails amnesic incognito live system, also known as the Anonymous Live CD used by ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to stay hidden online using the latest Tor technologies, is now in the works.
Tails 2.4 development is open, and it looks like the first Release Candidate (RC) build has already landed for public beta testing, incorporating some major new features and changes, among which we can mention the upgrade to the latest Tor Browser 6.0 web browser based on Mozilla Firefox 45.2.
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Rust 1.9 brings controlled unwinding support, support for deprecation warnings, new targets (MIPS Linux Musl C library and i586 Windows MSVC), compile-time improvements, more library stabilization work, and new Cargo features.
Announcing the Open Source License API
Over the last 19 years, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has been the steward of the Open Source Definition (or OSD), establishing a common language when discussing what it means to be an Open Source license, and a list of licenses which are known to be compatible with the OSD.
This is taken to its logic next step this year, with the OSI providing a machine readable publication of OSI approved licenses at api.opensource.org. This will allow third parties to become license-aware, and give organizations the ability to clearly determine if a license is, in fact, an Open Source license, from the authoritative source regarding Open Source licenses, the OSI.
The Linux and OS X builds of Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are finally 64-bit!
While it's not as exciting as moving over to the Source 2 Engine and introducing a Vulkan rendering back-end, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at least now is shipped as a 64-bit binary.
Feral Interactive has made the Linux port of the F1 2015 Formula One racing game available now via the Steam Store and their own Feral Store.
F1 2015 is a racing game released for Windows and other platforms last year. This game was made by the folks at Codemasters and uses the EGO Engine 4.0. As covered already, Feral recommends a GeForce GTX 970 or better to play this game. The minimum GPU requirement is a GT 640. Feral hasn't communicated any details yet about Mesa/Gallium3D or AMDGPU-PRO support for this game.
With today's release of F1 2015 for Linux as the popular Formula One racing game, only NVIDIA graphics are listed as supported but I decided to try this game anyways with the AMDGPU-PRO and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers.
I tried today's F1 2015 Linux release with both a Radeon R9 285 and R9 Fury. I started with the AMDGPU-PRO 16.20.3 driver release from last week.
Immediately after announcing the Tomb Raider 2013 1.1.1 patch for Linux gamers, Feral Interactive had the great pleasure of announcing the official launch of the F1 2015 racing game for SteamOS and Steam on Linux.
Earlier this week I published some Dota 2 Vulkan vs. OpenGL benchmarks with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards under Linux. Since then I received some feedback from Valve with regards to Dota 2 on the Source 2 Engine testing along with a better demo to use for benchmarking and also using the latest Dota 2 Vulkan DLC updates. So here is a fresh look at the OpenGL vs. Vulkan performance for this popular Valve game on an assortment of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.
Today, May 26, 2016, Feral Interactive, the video game published for GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, announced the availability of a new patch for the Linux port of the Tomb Raider 2013 reboot.