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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Users Can Now Install Mesa 18.1.1 to Improve Their Linux Gaming

Thursday 14th of June 2018 12:34:12 AM

Implementing OpenGL 3.1 with ARB_compatibility on RadeonSI, r600, NV50, NVC0, Softpipe, LLVMpipe, and SVGA graphics drivers, the Mesa 18.1 graphics stack series debuted on May 18, 2018, with support for new OpenGL extensions, including GL_EXT_semaphore, GL_EXT_semaphore_fd, GL_ARB_bindless_texture, and GL_ARB_transform_feedback_overflow_query.

Additionally, it adds support for the GL_EXT_shader_framebuffer_fetch and GL_EXT_shader_framebuffer_fetch_non_coherent extension for the Intel i965 OpenGL graphics driver, support for the GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced extension for the RadeonSI graphics driver, and enables disk shader cache support for the Intel i965 OpenGL graphics driver by default.

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LXer: Cortex-A76, Mali-G76, and ML chip designs pump up AI

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 10:07:01 PM
Arm’s Cortex-A76 design offers speed/efficiency improvements including a 4x boost in AI performance, and is paired with a new Mali-G76 GPU that is also said to aid AI. Meanwhile, Arm revealed more details on its upcoming ML co-processors. Very few non-server systems run software that could be called machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).

Reddit: Ranger - line numbers

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 09:57:31 PM

Hi I added 'set line_numbers true' to my rc.conf, but ranger still does not show line numbers. What could I do to make it work like 'set number' in vim?

Here is what I have now:

https://ibb.co/hViGjd

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Phoronix: CVE-2018-3665: Lazy State Save/Restore As The Latest CPU Speculative Execution Issue

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 09:18:23 PM
The latest speculative execution vulnerability affecting modern CPUs has now been made public: Lazy State Save/Restore, a.k.a. CVE-2018-3665...

LinuxToday: How to Install and Configure GitLab CE on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 Sever

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 09:00:00 PM

GitLab CE(Community Edition) is a free and opensource is git manager tool, it provides a beautiful graphical user interface and allows us to manage all our git repositories from the centralized server

LXer: Copyleft Terms May Become Unenforceable in 11 Countries under CPTPP

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 08:52:41 PM
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans PacificPartnership (CPTPP) is an enormous (roughly 6,000-page) treatybetween Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, NewZealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam that was signed in Chile onMarch 8, 2018. So far, only Mexico and Japan have ratified it. CPTPP is almostidentical to the original TPP, which included those 11 countries plusthe United States. In early 2017, the US withdrew from the treaty,which its President had previously described as a "terrible deal".

Phoronix: KVM Changes For Linux 4.18 Bring Many Microsoft Hyper-V Additions, x86 Bug Fixes

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 08:15:57 PM
KVM maintainer for the Linux kernel, Paolo Bonzini, on Tuesday submitted the feature updates for the Kernel-based Virtual Machine in Linux 4.18...

LinuxToday: Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 Will Support Linux Apps on Day One

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 08:00:00 PM

Google already announced that it worked on implementing support for Linux apps on Chrome OS during the Google I/O conference last month

LXer: Introducing a Groff Macros cheat sheet

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 07:38:21 PM
Linux has a handy text formatting command. GNU groff is quite old, but it[he]#039[/he]s still very useful to generate documents. Most people use groff to write papers, but you can also use groff as a lightweight intermediate report generator for an automated system.

LinuxToday: Intel has confirmed their plans for a discrete GPU to release in 2020

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 07:00:00 PM

GamingOnLInux: \Intel has now officially confirmed that they will release a discrete GPU that will be available in 2020.

Phoronix: Librem 5 Continues Working On Its Wayland Software Stack, Testing Vibration Motors, Chargers

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 06:57:10 PM
Purism has published their latest progress report on the Librem 5 privacy-minded Linux-powered smartphone that they still hope to begin shipping next January...

LXer: Devuan GNU/Linux 2.0 "ASCII" Operating System Launches for Init Freedom Lovers

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 06:24:01 PM
Devuan, the open-source GNU/Linux distribution designed to offers users a stable, reliable, and free operating system that doesn't depend on the systemd init, has been updated to version 2.0.

LinuxToday: Docker Advances Container Platform for the Multi-Cloud World

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 06:00:00 PM

eWEEK: At DockerCon 18, Docker Inc announces technology previews for multi-cloud federation capabilities and a new template based graphical user interface for developers on the desktop.

Reddit: Intel FP security issue

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 05:37:26 PM

Phoronix: Mesa 18.0.5 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 18.04 While 18.1.1 Going Into X-Updates

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 05:24:57 PM
When Ubuntu 18.04 LTS shipped in April, it shipped with a near-final release candidate of Mesa 18.0. Coming down the pipe now to "Bionic Beaver" desktop users is Mesa 18.0.5...

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Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more

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