- OrangeFS Picks Up Kernel-Side Caching
Raspberry Pi 3's BCM2837 SoC Now Supported By Mainline Linux 4.8
ARM platform enablement continues in Linux 4.8 with several new targets being supported by the mainline Linux kernel.
- The Big DRM Graphics Pull For Linux 4.8: AMDGPU OverDrive, Nouveau Pascal, ARM Mali Driver
Linux Kernel 3.18.38 LTS Ships with Minor MIPS, PowerPC, x86, and eCryptfs Fixes
Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.1.29 LTS, developer Alexander Levin informed the community about the general availability of the thirty-eighth maintenance update for the Linux 3.18 LTS kernel series.
Linux kernel 3.18.38 LTS is a small update, and according to the diff from the previous point release, version 3.18.37, we can notice that only a total of 17 files have been changed, with 51 insertions and 70 deletions. The Linux 3.18 kernel branch is a long-term supported one, which will receive security fixes and updated drivers for six more months, until January 2017.
- The Features So Far To The Linux 4.8 Kernel: ACPI LPI, Security, Btrfs ENOSPC, HDMI CEC
Networking Updates For Linux 4.8, QCA9888 Added To ath10k
David Miller submitted the networking subsystem updates last week for the Linux 4.8 kernel.
The networking updates for Linux 4.8 add many features including:
- XDGP -- eXpress Data Path -- as described in the PR, "essentially running BPF programs on RX packets as soon as the device sees them, with the option to mirror the packet on TX via the same interface."
So Far Ubuntu Phone Hasn't Tempted Me, But Would Highly Consider A Tizen Device
With writing this weekend about switching to an S7 Edge powered by Android as my primary smartphone, it generated a flurry of comments in the forums and elsewhere with people wanting to share their two cents.
Win an Ubuntu Linux laptop in the System76 'Pop Quiz' giveaway
The upcoming school year is quickly approaching, meaning many parents and students are busy shopping. While some kids still need old-school things like pens and paper, the really fun thing to buy is a new laptop.
Understandably, money is tight for many folks, meaning a quality computer might not be in the budget. Luckily, System76 is giving away one of its most popular Linux-based laptops -- the Lemur. The pre-installed Ubuntu operating system is absolutely brilliant for education, making it a sweet prize for the winner. If you are interested in entering, you can find out the details below.
Beautiful Arc GTK Theme Now Available in the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Repos
It would appear that the popular and beautiful Arc GTK Theme created by Horst3180 has finally landed in the software repositories of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
Atom 1.9 Hackable Text Editor Out Now with Display Layers, Electron 0.37.8
The Atom hackable text editor just got a new stable build today, August 1, 2016, version 1.9, which brings you the latest goodies the development had implemented since the public beta release two months ago.
Yes, that's right, Atom 1.9 was in development since June 6, 2016, when the stable Atom 1.8 release was announced, along with the first Beta of Atom 1.9. According to today's release notes, there are quite some nice features added to Atom 1.9 since then, such as more speed improvements thanks to the implementation of Display Layers.
Kodi 17 "Krypton" Alpha 3 Brings Live TV and PVR Improvements, New Skin Features
Today, August 1, 2016, Kodi's Martijn Kaijser informs us on the availability of the third Alpha development milestone of the upcoming cross-platform and open-source Kodi 17 "Krypton" media center.
Kodi 17 Alpha 3 comes exactly one month after the release of the second Alpha build, which in fact was the first one to be made available for public testing. During the entire month of July, the Kodi development team managed to squash more of those nasty bugs reported by users since Kodi 17 Alpha 2, as well as to add some new exciting features.
- FreeIPMI 1.5.3 Released
Corebird 1.3 Native Linux Twitter Client Released with Self-Retweeting Support
A new stable release of the Corebird native GTK+ Twitter client for the Linux desktop, version 1.3, has been made available on the project's homepage for various GNU/Linux operating systems.
Corebird is currently the most full-featured native Twitter client for Linux distributions. Its modern design, support for multiple Twitter accounts, ease of use, and unique features make it the best and most advanced Twitter client you can install on a Linux kernel-based operating system.
OpenSSH 7.3 Officially Released, Now Refuses RSA Keys Smaller Than 1024 Bits
On August 1, 2016, the OpenBSD project proudly announced the availability for download of the OpenSSH 7.3 and Portable OpenSSH 7.3p1 open source software projects.
OpenSSH is a 100% complete, freely distributed, and open-source Secure Shell (SSH) 2.0 protocol implementation for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems. It comes pre-installed with SFTP client and server support, as well as transitional support for the legacy SSH 1.3 and SSH 1.5 protocols, which can be enabled during compilation.
- Steam Survey For July 2016: Linux +0.02%
Parkitect alpha 4 released with significant performance improvements and new rides
Parkitect is such a cute park building sim that I have seriously high hopes for, it's in Early Access, but don't let that put you off.
The developers have continued their regular updates for a while now and this latest alpha sounds pretty awesome.
What I am looking forward to most of all is the single-player campaign they have planned for it.
Metamorphic, a puzzle game inspired by Portal, Minecraft and Mirror’s Edge now on Linux
Metamorphic was sent in by the developer for me to check out, they claim it's inspired by games like Portal, Minecraft and Mirror’s Edge.
I had some initial weirdness with the game starting on the wrong screen and not being able to use the mouse, but after relaunching it was fine. Typical Unity engine weirdness I'm putting it down to. It doesn't seem to have any resolution options in-game, and the only graphical option is picking how much anti-aliasing you can have. So options are limited.
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, highly rated 2D platformer coming to Linux
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight is a rather highly rated platformer and it looks like it will come to Linux.
SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell, the heavy metal first-person platformer is now officially out
Heavy Metal music mixed with fast paced 3D platforming, what's not to love about it? SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell is now out and features day-1 Linux support.
Today, August 1, 2016, 4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of the Beta milestone of the upcoming 4MRecover 19.0 data recovery Live CD.
Based on the latest Beta release of the 4MLinux 19.0 GNU/Linux operating system, 4MRecover 19.0 is now ready for public testing and it appears to include the usual TestDisk 7.0 and PhotoRec 7.0 utilities for recovering lost partitions and files from damaged disks and removable drives.
It's the first day of August 2016, and, for us, Arch Linux users, it means that we can get our hands on a new ISO respin that can be used to deploy the popular GNU/Linux operating system on PCs without going to all the trouble of downloading lots of updates.
Yes, you're reading it right, Arch Linux 2016.08.01 is now available for download today, August 1, 2016, distributed as a dual-arch, bootable ISO image that supports installations on 64-bit and 32-bit computers and includes all the up-to-date core components that have been pushed to the distro's main software repositories since July 1.
However, Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ships with a kernel from the Linux 4.6 series, as the distribution's maintainers have not yet moved to the latest Linux 4.7 kernel branch. Linux kernel 4.6.4 powers the Arch Linux 2016.08.01 ISO image, despite that fact that the latest release from the series is Linux kernel 4.6.5.
The Parsix GNU/Linux development team informs the community about the availability of new security updates for their Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" operating system.
There's been a lot of updates released upstream, on the Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" software repositories during the month of July 2016, and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" users have now received them all, starting with the massive Linux 4.1.28 LTS kernel update.
Among the packages that received security fixes during the month of July, we can mention Apache2, MariaDB 10.0, PHP5, collectd, Xen, libgd2, libdbd-mysql-perl, NTP, Perl, phpMyAdmin, OpenSSH, Squid3, MySQL 5.5, Pidgin, Horizon, python-django, and mysql-connector-java.