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Phoronix: NVIDIA Preparing To Drop Fermi Support From Their Mainline Drivers

Saturday 7th of April 2018 01:38:52 PM
NVIDIA is in the process of retiring GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" GPU support from their mainline graphics drivers on Windows and Linux/BSD/Solaris...

TuxMachines: Latest on Linux 4.17

Saturday 7th of April 2018 01:27:46 PM
  • PCI, Crypto & Other Updates Head Into Linux 4.17

    We are at the end of the first (and busiest) week of the two-week long Linux 4.17 kernel merge window. There have been many articles on Phoronix about the big highlights of this next kernel version while here are some of the smaller change-sets that came about this week.

  • Thunderbolt Updates Head Into Linux 4.17, Adds USB/SL4 Security Level

    Greg Kroah-Hartman's char/misc pull this week included a fair amount of Thunderbolt support improvements for the forthcoming Linux 4.17 kernel.

    Thunderbolt changes queued for Linux 4.17 include support for the new Intel Titan Ridge controller, support for a USB-only SL4 security level, prevent crashes when the ICM firmware is not active, support for a pre-boot ACL, handling for rejected Thunderbolt devices, and other error handling improvements and Thunderbolt related fixes.

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TuxMachines: Improved Flathub Website Makes It Easier to Find Flatpak Apps

Saturday 7th of April 2018 01:11:14 PM

It just got a whole heap easier to find and install Flatpak apps on Linux distros like Ubuntu.

A new version of the Flathub website is now live on Flathub.org, albeit in beta.

The improved front-end to what is the de facto Flatpak app store offers search, browsing and install options.

It’s packed with app descriptions, screenshots, browsable categories, search, meta info, and a beautifully fluid design.

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LXer: 12 Git tips for Git's 12th birthday

Saturday 7th of April 2018 12:12:39 PM
Git, the distributed revision-control system that's become the default tool for source code control in the open source world, turns 12 on April 7. One of the more frustrating things about using Git is how much you need to know to use it effectively. This can also be one of the more awesome things about using Git, because there's nothing quite like discovering a new tip or trick that can streamline or improve your workflow.read more

TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Saturday 7th of April 2018 11:51:49 AM
  • Haiku monthly activity report - 03/2018

    Hrishi Hiraskar (one of our GSoC applicants) reworked the management of the shutdown phase. This revolves around both launch daemon and the BRoster, which collaborate together to coordinate system shutdown. Things must happen in a specific order to make sure all apps are properly terminated (leaving the user a chance to save his work if not done yet), and only then, system servers are stopped. There were some problemw with the existing implementation where it would be possible to start an application while another one was waiting for a save, and it could eventually lead to loss of work (a little unlikely, but still). We now have a better shutdown process which will make sure everything happens in the correct order.

  • BeOS-Inspired Haiku OS Continues Chugging Along With Driver Improvements, UI Changes

    The open-source Haiku operating system that is still striving for compatibility with BeOS had another busy month.

  • Substratum: An Open Source Network for Computing Power

    As centralized entities like Facebook and Google continue to be exposed for their improper handling of user data and questionable censorship, many are beginning to second guess their online habits. Add to that the exceedingly blatant government interference with actions like the repealing of Net Neutrality, and it becomes clear that new, decentralized alternatives need to be developed.

  • Goofy learns to fish: Why good documentation matters

    No matter what type of project you're working on, you can't expect users to fully understand it on their own. That's where documentation comes in. Docs can be anything from simple procedures to thorough user stories. Sure, a web UI can sometimes speak for itself (and the best ones do), but I'm sure you've seen tales of readers questioning basic UI paths or squirming about doing anything on the command line.

  • Coreboot Lands Updated ME_Cleaner, Purism TPM & Other Updates

    A number of improvements to Coreboot were merged to Git master overnight.

    The latest improvements now in the Coreboot Git tree include:

    - ME_Cleaner v1.2 for aiming to strip out and disable the Intel Management Engine support. ME_Cleaner 1.2 adds support for the HAP/AltMeDisable bit, support for selective partition removal, wiping ME6 Ignition firmware images, adding a man page, a new Python setup script, and various other changes.

    - The Purism Librem Skylake laptop support now has TPM support following the company recently started shipping all their new laptops with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) present and enabled.

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TuxMachines: Games: RUINER, Emulation, Ash of Gods

Saturday 7th of April 2018 11:47:14 AM

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TuxMachines: 12 Best GTK Themes for Ubuntu and other Linux Distributions

Saturday 7th of April 2018 11:45:31 AM

For those of us that use Ubuntu proper, the move from Unity to Gnome as the default desktop environment has made theming and customizing easier than ever. Gnome has a fairly large tweaking community, and there is no shortage of fantastic GTK themes for users to choose from. With that in mind, I went ahead and found some of my favorite themes that I have come across in recent months. These are what I believe offer some of the best experiences that you can find.

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Phoronix: PCI, Crypto & Other Updates Head Into Linux 4.17

Saturday 7th of April 2018 11:16:09 AM
We are at the end of the first (and busiest) week of the two-week long Linux 4.17 kernel merge window. There have been many articles on Phoronix about the big highlights of this next kernel version while here are some of the smaller change-sets that came about this week...

Phoronix: VKVG: Vulkan Vector Graphics With A Cairo-Like API

Saturday 7th of April 2018 10:55:55 AM
The latest nifty open-source Vulkan project we have come across worthy of a shout-out is VKVG. VKVG is short for Vulkan Vector Graphics and is a C library for drawing 2D vector graphics using the Vulkan graphics API...

Phoronix: Pidgin 2.13 Linux Desktop Instant Messaging Client Released

Saturday 7th of April 2018 10:40:20 AM
Desktop-based instant messaging clients are becoming increasingly rare in the age of mobile apps and browser-based alternatives, but Pidgin formerly known as GAIM continues moving along albeit slowly. Recently the Pidgin 2.13.0 release happened without much attention...

Phoronix: Thunderbolt Updates Head Into Linux 4.17, Adds USB/SL4 Security Level

Saturday 7th of April 2018 10:31:44 AM
Greg Kroah-Hartman's char/misc pull this week included a fair amount of Thunderbolt support improvements for the forthcoming Linux 4.17 kernel...

TuxMachines: Slimbook Curve: Enjoy Using Linux On This 24″ Curved Screen All-In-One Powerhouse

Saturday 7th of April 2018 10:19:51 AM

Slimbook has added another machine to their PC lineup which lets people experience Linux on quality machines. Their latest offering is an All-In-One desktop computer called Slimbook Curve.

As the name suggests, it lets you use your favorite Linux distro on a 24-inch FHD curved screen display that is enclosed in a beautiful aluminum body. Slimbook Curve comes with all the features and enough power a regular user would want from their PC.

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LXer: 2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the contrab command

Saturday 7th of April 2018 08:23:55 AM
Unfamiliar with the contrab command? This short video shows you how to use the tool to schedule tasks that will run automatically on the day and time that you specify.

TuxMachines: 12 Git tips for Git's 12th birthday

Saturday 7th of April 2018 07:56:17 AM

Git, the distributed revision-control system that's become the default tool for source code control in the open source world, turns 12 on April 7. One of the more frustrating things about using Git is how much you need to know to use it effectively. This can also be one of the more awesome things about using Git, because there's nothing quite like discovering a new tip or trick that can streamline or improve your workflow.

In honor of Git's 12th birthday, here are 12 tips and tricks to make your Git experience more useful and powerful, starting with some basics you might have overlooked and scaling up to some real power-user tricks!

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Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone will run Ubuntu Touch, as well as PureOS

Purism has partnered up with UBports to offer Ubuntu Touch as a supported operating system on its Librem 5 smartphone. The crowd-sourced, open-source smartphone runs Purism’s PureOS, by default. Purism is also working with GNOME for a version of PureOS with the KDE Plasma Mobile environment, giving users a choice between three OSes. Read more

Core i7 8700K vs. Ryzen 7 2700X With Rise of The Tomb Raider On Linux

Here are our latest Linux gaming benchmarks comparing the Intel Core i7 8700K to the newly-released Ryzen 7 2700X. The focus in this article is on the Rise of the Tomb Raider Linux port released last week by Feral Interactive and powered by Vulkan. Read more

Stable kernels 4.16.5 and 4.14.37