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KDE Celebrates Its 21st Birthday

Saturday 14th of October 2017 12:09:12 PM
Today marks twenty-one years since the KDE project was founded...

Vulkan 1.0.63 Introduces Global Priority Support

Saturday 14th of October 2017 11:30:17 AM
Vulkan 1.0.63 is now available as the latest minor update to this high performance graphics/compute API...

Wine 2.19 Released With Various Improvements

Friday 13th of October 2017 11:50:15 PM
Wine 2.19 is available as the project's latest bi-weekly development release for running Windows games/programs on Linux and other operating systems...

Intel Begins Working On "Knights Mill" Support For LLVM/Clang

Friday 13th of October 2017 07:01:54 PM
Intel compiler engineers have begun mainlining "Knights Mill" enablement within the LLVM compiler stack...

Intel Xeon Silver 4108 + Tyan Tempest HX S7100

Friday 13th of October 2017 02:10:27 PM
One of the latest server platforms under our bombardment of Linux benchmarks recently has been the Tyan Tempest HX S7100 (S7100AG2NR) motherboard which at the moment is paired with an Intel Xeon Silver 4108 processor. This ~$430 Xeon Scalable processor has eight cores plus Hyper Threading to yield 16 threads, a low 1.8GHz base frequency but with 3.0GHz turbo, 11MB L3 cache, six-channel memory support, AVX-512 capabilities, and has a 85 Watt TDP.

Etnaviv Landing Performance Counters For Linux 4.15

Friday 13th of October 2017 11:17:56 AM
Lucas Stach has sent in the Etnaviv DRM driver changes to DRM-Next for the Linux 4.15 kernel. This is one of the bigger pull requests for this reverse-engineered, open-source Vivante graphics driver...

Intel Is Prepping A Final Batch Of Feature Changes For Linux 4.15 DRM

Friday 13th of October 2017 10:09:26 AM
Intel has been sending in feature updates for their Direct Rendering Manager driver of new material that will debut in Linux 4.15. A third and final feature update is expected next week for DRM-Next...

Raspberry Pi 7" Touch Panel, SiI9234 To Be Supported By Linux 4.15

Thursday 12th of October 2017 11:57:13 PM
Daniel Vetter has sent in the latest feature pull request of new drm-misc-next material for staging in DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 4.15 kernel cycle...

7-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Intel Core i7 8700K

Thursday 12th of October 2017 09:00:00 PM
Our latest benchmarking of Intel's 8th Gen Core "Coffee Lake" processors entailed seeing how well the i7-8700K performs on a variety of modern Linux distributions. Tested for this comparison was Ubuntu 17.10, Antergos 17.10, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Clear Linux, Debian Testing, Solus 3, and Fedora 26.

X.Org Server 1.19.5 Released To Fix Another Handful Of Security Vulnerabilities

Thursday 12th of October 2017 06:47:54 PM
X.Org Server 1.19.5 was released today to fix nearly one dozen new security vulnerabilities from recent CVE tickets...

Rust 1.21 Released With Minor Updates

Thursday 12th of October 2017 05:04:06 PM
For fans of the Rust "safe, concurrent, practical systems language", the Rust 1.21 update is available today with some modest updates and additions...

Fedora Linux Can Finally Offer AAC Audio Codec Support

Thursday 12th of October 2017 04:25:41 PM
Fedora is now able to bundle and offer a specific AAC audio codec implementation as a package for its Linux distribution...

pfSense 2.4 Released, Rebased To FreeBSD 11.1 & New Installer

Thursday 12th of October 2017 04:11:45 PM
There's a new version available of pfSense, the popular BSD-based operating system common to network appliances / firewalls / routers...

Mesa 17.3 Will Be Branching Soon For Releasing In Mid-November

Thursday 12th of October 2017 02:23:43 PM
Feature development for Mesa 17.3 will be over soon in order to get this quarterly update to Mesa3D shipping next month...

ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac: Mini-ITX Motherboard With Dual NICs, WiFi, Triple Display For ~$130 USD

Thursday 12th of October 2017 01:30:00 PM
If you are looking to build a small HTPC system, NAS / network device, or other petite system, the ASRock Z370M-ITX/ac is a bargain motherboard for Intel's new Coffee Lake LGA-1151 processors. This brand new motherboard retails for around $130 USD while offers dual Gigabit NICs, dual HDMI + DisplayPort, 820.11ac WiFI, 6 x SATA 3.0 ports, and a M.2 slot all within a mini-ITX form factor.

Unity 2017.2 Released With WebGL 2.0 Improvements, Better VR/XR Support

Thursday 12th of October 2017 12:58:31 PM
The widely-used, cross-platform Unity game engine is out with their newest feature release...

GNOME 3.28 Expected To Ship On Pi Day

Thursday 12th of October 2017 12:19:05 PM
The GNOME team has firmed up the release schedule for the in-development GNOME 3.28 desktop environment...

Qt Creator 4.5 Beta Arrives With Few Changes

Thursday 12th of October 2017 11:22:35 AM
Just over one month since the release of Qt Creator 4.4, the 4.5 beta is now available as the latest feature testing release for this Qt/C++ focused integrated development environment...

Mir 0.28 Arrives As A Late Addition To Ubuntu 17.10

Thursday 12th of October 2017 11:17:12 AM
There's one week to go until the official Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" release and it looks like Mir 0.28 will land in the nick of time...

Another Minor Performance Optimization For RADV

Thursday 12th of October 2017 10:21:14 AM
While Timothy Arceri working for Valve was busy wiring up an on-disk shader cache for RADV, Samuel Pitoiset working for this gaming giant has been tackling some additional optimizations...

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Debian and Ubuntu Leftovers

  • MiniDebConf Prishtina 2017
    On 7th of October in Prishtina, Kosova’s capital, was hosted the first mini deb conference. The MiniDebConf Prishtina was an event open to everyone, regardless of their level of knowledge about Debian or other free and open source projects. At MiniDebConf Prishtina there were organized a range of topics incidental to Debian and free software, including any free software project, Outreachy internship, privacy, security, digital rights and diversity in IT.
  • No more no surprises
    Debian has generally always had, as a rule, “sane defaults” and “no surprises”. This was completely shattered for me when Vim decided to hijack the mouse from my terminal and break all copy/paste functionality. This has occured since the release of Debian 9.
  • Debian Security Advisory 3999-1
    Debian Linux Security Advisory 3999-1 - Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-DistriNet research group of KU Leuven discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the WPA protocol, used for authentication in wireless networks. Those vulnerabilities applies to both the access point (implemented in hostapd) and the station (implemented in wpa_supplicant).
  • LXD Weekly Status #19
    This past week, part of the team was back in New York for more planning meetings, getting the details of the next 6 months, including LXC, LXD and LXCFS 3.0 fleshed out.

Software and howtos

  • wikipedia2text – A Command Line Tool For Querying The Wikipedia Article
    Hi folks am back with another interesting topic called wikipedia2text. It’s a small Shell script to query the Wikipedia articles in console, also it can open the article in any browser. This shell script uses text-browser to query and render Wikipedia articles. The output will be printed to standard out. It Currently supports around 30 Wikipedia languages. Most of us prefer Wikipedia to know the detailed information about any company or any product information & it’s history. For any google search by default Wikipedia link comes in Top 5.
  • Yay! I Found Yet Another Reliable AUR Helper
    Howdy Arch Users! I’ve got a good news for you. Today, I stumbled upon yet another reliable AUR helper called “Yay”. Yep! the name of this AUR helper is Yay. Currently, I use Pacaur for installing AUR packages. It does great job and I really like it. I also have used other AUR helpers such as Packer and Yaourt in the past. After reading its features, I thought to give “Yay” a try and see how things works. So, here we go!
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  • Using Dell Dock With Ubuntu
    Over the years I have found my way around many minor hurdles when using Ubuntu, the most recent being Using the DELL ULTRAHD 4K USB 3.0 DOCKING STATION (D3100).

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