Mesa 12.0.4 Promises 15% Performance Boost for Radeon Users on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
The Mesa problem in Ubuntu Linux is about to be resolved very soon, after the game developers behind the UK-based Feral Interactive video game publishing company urged Canonical to update the software to a most recent version.
The Mesa 3D Graphics Library is a unique open-source implementation of the OpenGL graphics API for Linux-based operating systems, and it includes drivers for Intel, Radeon, and Nvidia graphics cards. But it looks like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was shipping with a pretty old version of Mesa.
Canonical to sue cloud provider over Ubuntu images
Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has said it plans to sue an European cloud provider for distributing unofficial images of its cloud distribution despite several warnings.
The company offers certified cloud images of Ubuntu that are guaranteed to run on specific cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or Google.
Performance is optimised and integrated with underlying cloud requirements, with input from the host's cloud engineers.
Lenovo Phab 2 landing in India December 6
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Stolen Nexus 6P found using Android Device Manager
Android Device Manager is a nifty tool that will help you find your lost or stolen Android phone. A good example why every Android user should use ADM was made crystal clear by a post on Reddit. Written by a female Android owner, the post details how she lost and recovered her phone quickly, thanks to the ADM feature. The Reddit poster had her Nexus 6P deftly lifted out of her pocket while she was riding on a bus. The phone does have a fingerprint scanner and a PIN code, but all of her important cards were inside the wallet-style phone case that she used with her handset. That means that the thief had access to her bank account, social security number and other personal information.
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Red Hat has been an open source solution provider since 1993 and is 100% open source-focused. Today, the company has more than 80 offices in more than 40 countries around the globe and employs about 10,000 people.
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Fedora and GNOME at the Engineering Week of UPIG
I was invited today to present two Free software projects: GNOME and Fedora at UPIG (Universidad Peruana de Integración Global). They celebrated the event during the whole week the “Engineering Week”. This was the advertisement they used to announce the workshop that last two hours. It was offered free admission with certification fee of s/.25.
Do you want to give your techie friend a very Linux holiday season? Sure you do! Here are some suggestion to brighten your favorite Tux fan's day.
GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices.
Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors.
And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported.
To mention some examples:
GIMP has been there forever since I use Linux, then suddenly I hear about this Krita a couple of months ago and I read that it's much better than GIMP.
OpenOffice/LibreOffice has been there forever since I use Linux yet I read that this (obsucre to me initially) WPS Office has better compatibility with DOCX than OO/LO.
How is it possible that these new software get better compatibility and work better than software that has been there forever?
(I use Linux since 2005/6~)submitted by /u/ethreax
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I did fall in love with Debian years ago. And I got accustomed on how to configure Debian. But I have one problem. The packages are just too old. What bugs me at the moment is that Python 3.4.2 has been released over two years ago and I really need 3.5. A virtual environment is not a solution because it makes it extremely difficult to install a couple of packages I need. It's not only Python, though. I stumble over old packages every now and then and it's always a nuisance to me.
Can you recommend any distribution (recommended for servers) close to Debian testing or unstable that deals with security updates just like Debian stable does?
I don't like the feel of Ubuntu Server, although it is very close to what I am looking for. But maybe you have an idea what I should look at.submitted by /u/Caleb__
Like he has the uppermost authority on patches being implemented into the code. The senior kernel developers submit all patches for his say so, and I'm concerned about the development process once he passes, hopefully not for a long time. Will he name a successor for the utmost authority on Linux patches or will it be just a mass of the senior kernel developers approving the patches? I'm curious what other Linux users think.submitted by /u/elementalerror