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Linux Kernel 4.15 Officially Released, Includes Patches for Meltdown and Spectre

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:12:47 AM
As expected, Linus Torvalds announced today the release of the Linux 4.15 kernel series, the first to be fully patched against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.

Google slaps mute button on stupid ads that nag you to buy stuff you just looked at

Monday 29th of January 2018 02:32:31 AM
Chocolate Factory gives more ways to blast banners. Google says it will allow netizens to block nuisance "reminder" adverts that follow them around across websites.…

Being open about data privacy

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:09:34 AM
Today is Data Privacy Day, ("Data Protection Day" in Europe), and you might think that those of us in the open source world should think that all data should be free, as information supposedly wants to be, but life's not that simple. That's for two main reasons:read more

Advice for Buying and Setting Up Laptops When You're Traveling or On-Call

Sunday 28th of January 2018 09:46:36 PM
In a previous article, I wrote about how to prepare for a vacation so you aren'tdisturbed by a work emergency. As part of that article, I described how toprepare your computer:

Microsoft Could Soon Be Worth More than Apple

Sunday 28th of January 2018 07:23:39 PM
Analysts are now expecting Microsoft to reach $1 trillion market value by the end of 2019 or in early 2020.

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GNOME Shell vs. KDE Plasma Graphics Tests On Wayland vs. X.Org Server

A premium member this week had requested some benchmarks of openSUSE Tumbleweed when looking at the performance of KDE Plasma vs. GNOME Shell in some open-source graphics/gaming tests while also looking at the Wayland vs. X.Org Server performance. With KDE Plasma 5.12 that openSUSE Tumbleweed has picked up, there is much better Wayland session support compared to previous releases. While KDE developers aren't yet ready to declare their Wayland session the default, in my experience so far it's been working out very well but still routinely will find application crashes in Kate and the like when testing under the KWin's Wayland compositor. Read more

Stable kernels 4.15.6, 4.14.22, 4.9.84, 4.4.118 and 3.18.96

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