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Civilization VI Is Shipping For Linux This Week, NVIDIA Support - AMD Works With Issues

Monday 6th of February 2017 07:19:12 PM
Aspyr Media announced earlier today that Civilization VI for Linux is finally shipping this week...

There's Progress In 2017 For Running macOS Binaries On Linux

Monday 6th of February 2017 04:08:23 PM
Five years ago we wrote about a project to run Mac OS X binaries on Linux, for what Wine is for allowing Windows programs on Linux/macOS/etc, Darling wants to let Mac binaries run under Linux. It's been a while since last having anything to report on for the project, but they are making new progress in 2017...

Mesa 17.0-RC3 Released, Final Expected This Friday

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:15:14 PM
Emil Velikov has kicked off the new release by announcing the third release candidate to the upcoming Mesa 17.0...

DiRT Rally On Linux To Support Mesa 13's RadeonSI Gallium3D

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:03:53 PM
Last week Feral Interactive announced DiRT Rally is coming to Linux while now they've announced the system requirements...

Redox OS, MINIX, Hurd & Genode Had Their Time At FOSDEM Too

Monday 6th of February 2017 01:02:43 PM
While Linux is the most prominent operating system each year at the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM), it's not a conference limited to just Linux. Once again there was a developer room dedicated to other operating systems like the Rust-written Redox OS...

Why I Run Fedora Linux On My Main Production System

Monday 6th of February 2017 12:50:15 PM
With the Linux benchmarks at Phoronix there is a wide-range of Linux distributions (as well as BSDs, macOS, and the occasional Solaris and Windows) tested, but the operating system I end up running on my most-important production system is still Fedora Workstation. Recently I was interviewed by Fedora Magazine about my thoughts on the Red Hat backed distribution and more...

GNU's ddrescue For Disk Recovery Updated With New Options

Monday 6th of February 2017 10:05:52 AM
GNU ddrescue continues work on being a capable data recovery tool for copying data from a file or block device to another, doing more than just the dd command. GNU ddrescue 1.22 was released over the weekend as the newest version of this tool...

INT64 Support Comes To Nouveau's Gallium3D Driver

Monday 6th of February 2017 05:38:12 AM
Ilia Mirkin's weekend hacking on the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver has led to ARB_gpu_shader_int64 support coming for this open-source NVIDIA Linux driver...

Debian 9.0 Stretch Is Now Frozen

Monday 6th of February 2017 05:09:02 AM
Debian 9.0 "Stretch" is now frozen for its anticipated release later this year...

Mesa Threaded OpenGL Dispatch Finally Landing, Big Perf Win For Some Games

Monday 6th of February 2017 02:37:31 AM
Four years ago Intel developers were working on a threaded OpenGL dispatch mechanism for Mesa, but it never ended up being merged. Now, prolific Mesa contributor and AMD developer Marek Olšák is looking to merge this code and clean it up...

A Vulkan Renderer Is Being Worked On For The Original Unreal Engine

Monday 6th of February 2017 01:00:00 AM
There's a Vulkan implementation being worked on for the original Unreal Engine, what was released back in 1998 to power Unreal and Unreal Tournament games...

Linux 4.10-rc7 Released, 4.10 Kernel Might Be Officially Released Next Week

Sunday 5th of February 2017 11:49:12 PM
The Linux 4.10 kernel is getting close to release with this Sunday's release of Linux 4.10-rc7...

Kodi 17 Released With New Default Skin, Better Live TV Support

Sunday 5th of February 2017 09:19:07 PM
Kodi, the project formerly known as XBMC and is one of the leading free software options for assembling a modern HTPC/PVR system, is out with its version 17 "Krypton" release...

Gentoo Developer: Is The Linux Desktop Less Secure Than Windows 10?

Sunday 5th of February 2017 06:24:44 PM
Gentoo Linux developer Hanno Böck, who also writes for Golem and runs The Fuzzing Project as a software fuzzing initiative to find issues in software, presented today at FOSDEM 2017 over some Linux desktop security shortcomings and how Microsoft Windows 10 is arguably more secure out-of-the-box...

AV1 Is Making Progress As A Royalty-Free Video Codec Based Off VP9

Sunday 5th of February 2017 05:57:17 PM
The Alliance for Open Media continues working hard on their first video codec, dubbed AV1, that started off with the VP9 libvpx code-base and are pursuing to do for free video codecs what the Opus codec has done for audio...

Glibc 2.25 Now Available With getrandom(), Better Stack Smashing Protection

Sunday 5th of February 2017 04:37:53 PM
Glibc 2.25 was tagged this Sunday in Git as the newest feature release to the GNU C Library...

Polymorph: A Libre Game Engine Making Use Of OGRE

Sunday 5th of February 2017 03:40:51 PM
There's another open-source game engine in town that's been under development since last year but received more exposure this weekend via the FOSDEM 2017 conference in Brussels...

Corrode Is Still Advancing For Auto-Translating C Code To Rust

Sunday 5th of February 2017 03:27:33 PM
Free software developer Jamey Sharp continues working on his "Corrode" project for being able to automatically convert C code into Rust...

BSD @ FOSDEM 2017: Encrypted Disks, Go, CloudABI

Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:43:53 PM
On Saturday at this year's FOSDEM conference there was a BSD developer room where various talks were had for European BSD fans...

Godot 3.0 Game Engine Continues Marching Forward With Major Restructuring

Sunday 5th of February 2017 01:22:07 PM
Development on the Godot 3.0 game engine continues marching forward at full-speed as it works on an overhaul to its 3D renderer along with other significant changes...

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Linux Kernel News

  • Linux Kernels 4.9.13 and 4.4.52 LTS Bring Updated USB Drivers, Networking Fixes
  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Gets Its First Point Release, It's Now Ready for Deployment
    Well, that didn't take long, and it looks like the recently released Linux 4.10 kernel series just got its first point release today, Linux kernel 4.10.1, marking the branch as stable and ready for deployment in stable OSes. Linux kernel 4.10.1 comes only one week after the release of Linux 4.10, which is now considered the most stable and advanced kernel available for any GNU/Linux distribution that wants to adopt it for their users, so you can imagine that the changes are quite small in number. According to the appended shortlog, a total of 21 files were changed in this first point release, with 259 insertions and 52 deletions.
  • GNU Linux-libre 4.10-gnu is now available
  • GNU Linux-Libre 4.10: GPU Drivers Remain The Most Frequent Offenders
    The GNU Linux-libre 4.10 kernel was released last weekend just after the official Linux 4.10 kernel release while I hadn't noticed the de-blobbed kernel release until today. The Linux-libre folks continue to criticize the open-source GPU DRM drivers as being offenders for using binary blob firmware/microcode. GNU Linux-libre for those that don't know is the FSFLA effort to de-blob the mainline Linux kernel by removing support for loading binary-only modules as well as stripping out drivers or portions of driver code that rely upon closed-source/binary-only firmware/microcode images, which is quite common among newer hardware.
  • AMD's Ryzen Will Really Like A Newer Linux Kernel

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FreeBSD-Based TrueOS Operating System Gets New Jail Tools, Automounting Feature

The developers of the FreeBSD-based TrueOS operating system (formerly PC-BSD) announced the release and general availability of a new stable build versioned 2017-02-22. Read more

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