The Wine development release 1.7.24 is now available.
What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Beginning of some DirectWrite classes implementation.
- Initial wrapper dll for the packet capture library.
- Some crypto improvements.
- Various bug fixes.
The fact that I used Linux and contacted an organization for German and American Linux users was in itself…well, I’ll let you assign any adjectives that you see fit. Now let’s tie in to the only person in Germany I solicited to help me find my baby girl. Let’s place her at the same post office at the exact same moment in time, in the same city of 75 thousand people. Let’s talk about the fact that a woman 30 feet away from the window heard the woman at that window ask for her mail.
“Photon Machine” is the name for a new, stripped-back version of ESX that's being cast as a “microvisor”. The Machine is designed to host virtual machines running Photon OS, the stripped-back version of GNU/Linux that VMware announced in April. To manage both, VMware will also release “Photon Controller”, a control plane that will drive the Machine and OS so that it becomes possible to spawn and manage a great many containers.
The good news: Linux is on the up and moving like a freight train. 87% or organizations added Linux servers this year. About the same will add more Linux next year. Windows deployment has fallen from 46% to 26%
The outlines of an open source hardware platform continue to come into focus with the introduction of what is claimed by university researchers to be the first general purpose graphics processor design.
On the Plasma workspaces Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) is handled by the power management daemon (powerdevil). After a configurable idle time it signals the X-Server through the X11 DPMS Extension. The X-Server handles the timeout, switching to a different DPMS level and restoring to enabled after an input event all by itself.
There are so many operating systems in the world. Apart from the famous ones, like Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Mageia or Linux Mint, there are hundreds of smaller and less well-known.
If there are many operating systems, there is a good chance that your computer has several of them installed.
Linux Lite 2.6 has been released today, using XFCE, Firefox 40.0.3 and LibreOffice 5.0.1 as default. It is based on the Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr and received a new Control Center application, permits the users to backup the system via Systemback which is pre-installed, the Ctrl+Alt+Del key combination can now be used to trigger the shutdown, restart and logout dialog and uses GNOME Disk Utility for partition manage, VLC as the default media player, a new dark theme and new wallpapers.
Adam Clater, principal cloud architect at Red Hat‘s North America Public Sector organization, has said platform-as-a-service is helping federal information technology professionals shorten the time it takes to deploy applications.
My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donators (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.
Do you happen to know a developer of Firefox or Chrome or some other mainstream browser?
If so, can you please talk to them about our experiments with Client Certificate authentication in Debian?
Client Certificate authentication rocks; with just a couple of little tweaks in the interface, it would be pretty close to perfect.
DebEX KDE is yet another interesting Debian Jessie derivative system, used an optimized version of KDE 4.1.3 and KDE 5 Plasma and KDE 4.14.3 as the default desktop environments.
Also, it comes with the Nvidia 352.41 GPU driver by default, Chrome pre-installed and replaced VLC with SMPlayer,
Cinnamon was the first project to receive attention. Its power applet now shows vendor and model information, box pointers look better, and multi-monitor support was further improved: When switching workspaces, the workspace name now appears on all relevant monitors, output names (i.e. plug names) are shown alongside monitor names (in the screenshot below that allows us to distinguish two identical Dell monitors via the name of their display port).
In a recent interview with PC Gamer, lead producer Brandon Adler of Obsidian said, "I don't think it was worthwhile developing for Linux. They are a very, very small portion of our active user base - I think around one and a half percent of our users were Linux."
The idea of gaming on Linux PCs used to be nothing more than a cruel joke—so much so that many Linux enthusiasts dual-booted Windows in order to play PC games. But thanks to the impending release of Valve’s army of Steam Machines, Linux gaming is on the rise, with dozens of big-name PC games going Linux native in recent months. Now for the bad news: The makers of one of 2015’s best games regret their decision to embrace Linux.
DiRT should now work properly right away with most gamepads, instead of you needing to rotate sticks and press a bunch of buttons to get it working each time. I'm looking forward to them adding this behaviour into older ports too.