Linux 4.4 glimpses the future with its first release candidate
LINUX IS already past the point when, in theory, Skynet should have created a T-800 Terminator to save John Connor, and Linux puppetmaster Linus Torvalds has released the first release candidate for kernel version 4.4.
"Just looking at the patch itself, things look fairly normal at a high level, possibly a bit more driver-heavy than usual with about 75 percent of the patch being drivers, and 10 percent being architecture updates," said Torvalds in a release statement.
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AMD Working On CUDA Source Translation Support To Execute On FirePro GPUs
Early this morning I wrote a brief article about AMD working on an LLVM-based Heterogeneous Compute Compiler and since then more details have come to light.
- How to Install Elasticsearch on Ubuntu 14.04
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- How To Install Zim 0.65 on Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
Discworld Noir in a Windows 98 virtual machine on Linux
Discworld Noir was a superb adventure game, but is also notoriously unreliable, even in Windows on real hardware; using Wine is just not going to work. After many attempts at bringing it back into working order, I've settled on an approach that seems to work: now that qemu and libvirt have made virtualization and emulation easy, I can run it in a version of Windows that was current at the time of its release. Unfortunately, Windows 98 doesn't virtualize particularly well either, so this still became a relatively extensive yak-shaving exercise.
KDE Plasma 5.5 To Have Secure Lockscreen On Wayland
Bhushan Shah has shared the recent work he's been doing on KDE's KWin to have proper screenlocker integration on Wayland.
Nautilus 3.18.2 Brings Awesome New Features
Part of the GNOME 3.18 stack, Nautilus 3.18.2 brings impressive new features. GNOME’s default file manager brings a new features that displays external disk drives and SD cards in the sidebar instead of the Other Places menu, better support for Samba shares has been implemented and improved support for opening a new window via command-line has been added as well.
- Robolinux 8.2 LXDE Screenshot Tour
OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Is Now Based On Kernel 4.3
SUSE’s Douglas DeMaio has announced that OpenSUSE Tumbleweed has received major updates for both the kernel and the app stack. Kernel 4.3 has been installed by default, Firefox has been updated to version 42.0, Wine 1.7.54 has been released, video decoding enhancements have been implemented and the the Btrfs file system has received multiple updates.
Meetbot Data Analytics – A peek into Fedora IRC meetings
fedmsg has a few Meetbot-related topics corresponding to Meetbot commands which I gathered daily, weekly, and monthly IRC meeting data from. You can construct queries for a time period by specifying the start and end parameters for the query. Using count variables from JSON data dump, I found the total number of messages pertaining to our query. You can also use Datagrepper Charts API for some basic visualizations.
Ubuntu Snappy Core 15.04 Has Been Updated
Michael Vogt, one of the Canonical developers, has announced that Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 for Internet of Things devices has been updated, a lot of interesting features and enhancements being implemented.
Ubuntu Team Needs a Cat to Replicate Important Bug
Submitting a bug is not on anyone's list of favorite things to do in a day, but that doesn't mean that you can't make it fun. Someone notified the Ubuntu devs about a potential problem in the login screen, but it requires a cat to replicate the bug.
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Status For Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, Note Edge And Others
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New standards to help with expansion of digital health initiatives
The IEEE Standards Association (SA) said "development work" has already started on the new standard. It said the aim of the standard is to "improve the availability, accessibility and affordability of first-level screening for hearing-impaired people".
Police Body Cameras Shipped with Pre-Installed Conficker Virus
US-based iPower Technologies has discovered that body cameras sold by Martel Electronics come pre-infected with the Conficker worm (Win32/Conficker.B!inf).
Badware in the firmware all over the place
This is really no surprise: embedded system vendors aren't good at carrying out quality assurance on their firmware images, and their embedded Web server software is what you'd expect from something written in the last 20 minutes of Friday afternoon.
With the Linux 4.4 kernel the Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop owners out there will finally have support for using their ESC key.
Darren Hart sent in the x86 platform driver updates for Linux 4.4 already but he ended up sending in a second pull request as we near the end of the 4.4 merge window. This second platform-drivers-x86 update has "support for the unfortunately rather unique ESC key on the Ideapad Yoga 3" plus fixes and DMI list additions.
Quarter of all Android apps ask for users' GPS location data
About a quarter of all apps on the Android smartphone operating system ask for users' precise location using GPS coordinates.
That's one of the findings from a Pew Research study that analyzed more than 1 million apps in the Google Play store.
Twenty-one percent ask for a user's approximate location. About 6 percent of those apps ask to read a user's contacts, while 4 percent ask for access to a user's call logs.
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- Offline navigation comes to Google Maps (for Android)
- Google Maps finally gets offline navigation, but only on Android for now
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- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo LTE Getting Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update [Release Date, Features & Download]
- Android Candy: If You're Not Using This, Then Do That
LXer: Only Days After Red Hat Legitimised Microsoft’s Patents Against Linux Another Linux-Using Company Falls Victim to Microsoft’s Patent Extortion
Grow Home From Ubisoft Now On SteamOS & Linux
Grow Home the wacky-looking, but intriguing game from Ubisoft's Reflections studio is now officially available for us Linux and SteamOS folk. It has a lot of good reviews, and I'm looking forward to trying it. Our editor flesk may be doing a review of it sometime, so look out for that.
NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit Offered For SteamOS
Today while setting up some CUDA benchmarks, I noticed that CUDA 7.5 is now officially available for SteamOS.
Valve Launches A Massive Sale Of SteamOS (Linux) Titles
With the majority of Steam Machines using SteamOS, it's a sale basically of Linux/SteamOS-native games. There are significant savings to be found on Alien Isolation, Borderlands 2, Shadow of Mordor, Metro Redux, DiRT Showdown, BioShock Infinite, and tons of other great Linux games.
With the latest Kubuntu 15.10 (Wily)
So how do I feel about the “upgrade” from KDE 4 to the new KDE Applications15-Frameworks5-Plasma5? I guess it's better than switching from KDE3 to KDE4, but it's still aggravating. Yes, I know, it will take time before it's all polished-up (but, some things, like item #2 above, aren't likely to be fixed).
KDE Applications 15.08.3 Lands with Fixes for Dolphin File Manager and More
The KDE Community revealed that KDE Applications 15.08.3 has been released, marking the launch of a new maintenance version.
KDE Bugfix release 5.4.3 Ready for testing.
Plasma5.4.3 Bugfix release.
So, instead of writing a review of each of these new releases, I am simply writing one article comparing all three of them as desktop workstations (I won't be reviewing them as servers in this article). A battle royale. A no-holds-barred cage match. A Linux Distro Thunderdome. Or a friendly tea amongst three friends. Call it what you will…it means I only need to write one article instead of three. So I like the idea.
The BQ Aquaris E5 HD is coming to Russia, according to a number of reports from various Ubuntu insiders. This comes after the phones have been made available both in Europe, United States, and India.
After some releases bringing updates, bug fixes, refactoring, tests improvements and more minor features and automations, here is time again for a noticeable feature release!
Thanks to Fabio Colella, we now have NetBeans support in Ubuntu Make! Installing it is just a umake ide netbeans away and just relax while Ubuntu Make is doing the hard work so that you can enjoy this IDE.
It’s no secret that I like watching TV. From movies to TV shows, I like ’em all. I’m also a very happy cord cutter. This means I use a combination of services ranging from Netflix to Amazon Prime for my video content. I also have a fair bit of media on Plex. Like a lot of people, I use Plex to store digital copies of my media.
What makes this release even more important is that with Leap, SUSE and openSUSE have finally come together. With this release openSUSE will start using the same code which is being used in SLE. So technically you are running the 'community' version of SLE.
Leap 42.1 is based on the Service Pack 1 (SP1) of SLE 12, which will be released soon. Leap will follow SLE’s release cycle so there won’t be the regular 9-month release, instead a new version of openSUSE Leap will be released when the new version of SLE is due.