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|Story||1+ Year Running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2||Roy Schestowitz||07/04/2015 - 9:38am|
|Story||Lunar Linux 1.7.0 (i686 & x86_64) ISO’s released||Rianne Schestowitz||12/10/2014 - 5:03am|
|Story||Most Popular Desktop Video Player: VLC||Roy Schestowitz||22/01/2014 - 5:31pm|
|Story||'One frickin' user interface for Linux'||Roy Schestowitz||29/12/2014 - 5:12pm|
|Story||A Dell 4K laptop with Linux: Tough construction and built for developers.||Roy Schestowitz||27/03/2015 - 8:29am|
|Story||Android (Linux) is creating more jobs than iPhone||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2014 - 7:53pm|
|Story||Cinnamon PPA will no longer be maintained for Ubuntu users||Roy Schestowitz||27/05/2014 - 7:44am|
|Story||CyanogenMod support arrives for Amazon Kindle Fire HD||Roy Schestowitz||23/04/2014 - 10:54am|
|Story||Dell launches Android-based Venue tablets at Computex 2014||Rianne Schestowitz||03/06/2014 - 5:33pm|
|Story||Elementary OS Freya Beta 1 Available For Developers And Testers||Rianne Schestowitz||11/09/2014 - 4:33am|
After informing us about the availability of the fifth maintenance update of the Linux 4.9 kernel series, which has recently become a long-term supported branch, Greg Kroah-Hartman is today announcing the availability of Linux 4.4.44 LTS.
If you're reading our regular reports on the Linux kernel, you should be aware of the fact that the Linux 4.4 kernel branch is a long-term support (LTS) one that should get security patches for one more year, until February 2018. This branch is currently available in several popular GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Alpine Linux, and Arch Linux, and Linux 4.4.44 LTS is now the most advanced release.
Libdrm has some new patches this morning from a NVIDIA developer.
Thierry Reding of NVIDIA landed xf86drm USB support so that DRM/KMS devices hosted via USB can be detected via Mesa's DRM device infrastructure.
Asus has launched a RPi-like “Tinker Board” that runs Debian and Kodi on a quad-core 1.8GHz -A17 RK3288, and offers 2GB RAM, GbE, 4K video, and 40-pin GPIO.
The rumored Asus Tinker Board is finally for sale at Farnell in the UK, with a footprint, layout, and features that are very close to that of the Raspberry Pi, including the much copied 40-pin expansion connector and a Debian Linux image. The quad-core SoC and onboard wireless further reminds one of the Raspberry Pi 3.
Let's assume that the developer soon will issue an updated or fixed version so the Network Manager will work outside a Virtual Machine window. That will give FastComputerLinux a shot at being more useful to those who want a good out-of-the-box simple OS solution.
I am not sure that this distro's name is an indication of speedy performance. I tested it on several machines looking for speed.
As expected, the live session DVD was very sluggish. It was much peppier on the VM. I was expecting a little bit better speed performance on my test gear with a hard drive installation.
A new maintenance update of the Linux 4.9 kernel series was announced today by renowned Linux kernel maintainer and developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, versioned 4.9.5.
Coming only five days after the previous point release, Linux kernel 4.9.5 appears to be a big milestone that changes a total of 132 files, with 1515 insertions and 821 deletions. There are numerous improvements implemented in this fifth Linux 4.9 maintenance update, but first we'd like to remind you that Greg Kroah-Hartman recently marked this kernel branch as long-term supported (LTS), yet this is not apparent from kernel.org.
IonSign’s “Gluon GMU491 Cloud Gateway” runs Debian on a TI Sitara SoC and aggregates multiple sensor and Modbus inputs for Azure and AWS.
Finland-based IonSign has begun shipping an IoT gateway billed as a “complete industrial grade production unit for data collection and edge computing.” The Debian Linux based Gluon GMU491 Cloud Gateway is designed for collecting sensor, meter, fieldbus, or automation system data and packaging it for direct delivery to commercial cloud platforms.
Total War: WARHAMMER [Official Site] has plenty of larger-than-life units in its battles. There's massive beasts, demons and even steam-powered tanks that can change the tide of battle. In a class above all that, unique leaders can possibly change the tide of whole battles. Following that tradition, Grombrindal joins the other Legendary Lords, such as Karl Franz of The Empire, and can lead the Dwarfen faction and fight under its banner. This DLC adds special quest lines exclusive to the character as well as unique gear and abilities that he can use in-game.
It launches April 11th and it's confirmed to be launching with Linux support.
Albion Online, the Linux-supported MMO has another blog post and video detailing changes coming to this interesting MMO.
Alex Deucher has sent in another batch of fixes for the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers for the Linux 4.10 kernel.
These fixes include support for a few peculiar Southern Islands graphics processors in AMDGPU and Radeon drivers. The affected SI GPUs now supported are those needing the "si58" memory controller microcode. Unfortunately, haven't been able to find much other details on the particular SI chips affected.
With Mesa 17.0 up to its release candidates and being under a feature freeze, I explored this morning how the size of the changes for Mesa 17.0 compare to earlier Mesa milestones.
Mesa 17.0 ships with many exciting end-user changes such as OpenGL 4.5 for RadeonSI, OpenGL 4.5 for Haswell, many RADV and ANV Vulkan driver improvements, improved OpenGL 4.x Nouveau support, and many other features I'll recap shortly in a Mesa 17.0 feature overview article.
Dave Airlie sent in a massive patch-set of 31 patches for 'radv', the open source AMD Vulkan driver, to support geometry shaders.
For those that were interested in Linux.Conf.Au 2017 in Hobart, Tasmania, the videos are now available online.
Chrome/Chromium users on x86 dealing with H.264 encoding from the browser should notice faster performance coming down the pipe.
I’m CEO of Moodle, a learning management system. It's a piece of software that is like an operating system for education. You can add and remove tools, and you can build an environment for learning. The teacher usually controls it. The students are usually going through activities set by the teacher, although that's not always the case. It doesn't just have to be like that. It's ultimately a place where you'll collaborate and work together and learn from each other.
I started off making up this job because I was solving problems, bit by bit. There's a lot of things involved in that, but ultimately, it's glueing together a lot of different skills that I learned from a lot of different people, and solving problems in a bigger way.
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is entering its "stage four" development for GCC 7 with the stable GCC 7.1 release expected in March or April.
Richard Biener announced today that GCC 7 is under stage four, meaning only regression and documentation fixes will be permitted until the GCC 7.1.0 stable release happens (yep, as per their peculiar versioning system, GCC 7.1 is the first stable release in the GCC 7 series).
So many free and open source software projects were started to solve a problem, and people began to contribute to them because they too wanted a fix to what they encountered. End users of the project find it useful for their needs, and the project grows. And that shared purpose and focus attracts people to a project's community.
This is first security bugfix release for Weblate. This has to come at some point, fortunately the issue is not really severe. But Weblate got it's first CVE ID today, so it's time to address it in a bugfix release.
For those curious about the current Kabylake graphics performance between Windows 10 and Linux, here are some OpenGL benchmark results under each operating system. Windows 10 Pro x64 was tested and the Linux distributions for comparison were Ubuntu 16.10, Clear Linux, Antergos, Fedora 25 Xfce, and openSUSE Tumbleweed.
If you’ve been following the work we’re doing around open source at Rogue Wave Software, you’ve probably heard us say that open source software (OSS) has “crossed the chasm” or is “eating the enterprise.” Although the open source enterprise landscape is still truly nascent, there is no question that open source development principles and the products themselves have “won.” That begs the question: “Now what do we do?”
You’re leveraging free software, perhaps even without knowing it! Your developers are seeking out open source libraries to meet your business demands before writing the code themselves. You’re using an open source application server, middleware solution, or operating system instead of an expensive and locked-in commercial alternative. You’ve shortened your development cycles, you’re releasing things faster, and you’ve gained a competitive edge by embracing community developed solutions in your enterprise.
With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it’s sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always signs that a particular desktop is going to rise in market share.
Three trends I always examine are evolution, usability, and modernity. I prefer my desktops to have evolved along with the needs of current trends and users, to be easily used, and have a modern design aesthetic. Bonus points are generally awarded for a high range of flexibility.
Currently, the Linux desktop environment is dominated by Cinnamon, Xfce, GNOME, and Ubuntu Unity. Of those four, I believe only one will see a sharp rise in market share in 2017. Which one? Let’s dive in and see which five desktops, I think will climb the rank and file.
The fourth snapshot of GNOME 3.23 is now available!
Probably one of the most important features of this release is the inclusion of a pre-release of GTK+4 for the first time.
The latest development release is now available of the work leading up to the GNOME 3.24 desktop in March.
- In an Age of Necessary Patent Reform and Permanent Uncertainty for Software Patents the Patent Microcosm Looks for Workarounds and Spin
- Michelle Lee, USPTO Director, Should Recognise That the Patent Microcosm is Her Enemy Which Hates Her
- Battistelli is an Autocrat Above the Law and It’s OK, Holland’s High Council Says
- Beware Fake News About the Unitary Patent (UPC)
My kids love to play games! Tablets, phones, PCs, you name it. However, I don’t like for them to connect to remote online servers, chat with strangers, or possibly encounter any kind of advertising. I’ve also been reluctant to pay for games when there are free alternatives available. So, I decided to see if I could make the kids happy with a Minecraft-like game while also leveraging a pi board running Linux.
SteamOS isn't being left out in the cold like some would believe, as it too today got a big update with new shiny stuff.
This is the big one. Steam have released a major update of the Steam client which not only adds in some big new features, it also drastically improves the Linux client.