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Zentyal announces Zentyal Server 5.1, a new Linux Small Business Server release

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Zentyal Development Team is proud to announce Zentyal Server 5.1, a new release of the Zentyal Linux Small Business Server. Zentyal Server 5.1 is based on the latest Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS and comes with the most recent versions of all the integrated software.

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Games: Pizza Connection 3, RUINER and Lots More

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Graphics: Wayland, Mesa, Etnaviv, Vega, Blender and More

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  • A new touchscreen calibrator
  • Wayland's Weston Getting New Touchscreen Calibrator

    With Wayland appearing in more places from automobile in-vehicle infotainments to planes to smartphones, having a good touchscreen calibration system is certainly important. Collabora developers have been working on a new touchscreen calibrator and new protocol extension for Weston.

  • Mesa 18.0 Should Arrive Today With Many Vulkan/OpenGL Driver Improvements

    After a one month development hiatus, Mesa 18.0 is due to be released today as the first major Mesa 3D release of 2018.

    Mesa 18.0 is the latest quarterly update to this Linux user-space graphics driver stack that was originally due out by mid-February. While it's late, it's set to be released this Friday and the features make it well worth the wait -- assuming you stick to stable releases and don't habitually ride Mesa Git for the latest and greatest open-source driver features.

  • Etnaviv Now Making Use Of AMDGPU DRM Scheduler, GC7000L Support Coming For Linux 4.18

    The open-source driver developers responsible for the reverse-engineered, open-source Vivante GC graphics driver "Etnaviv" have sent in the pull request of their updates for DRM-Next that is of material to be found in the upcoming Linux 4.17 development cycle.

    The most notable addition to the Etnaviv Direct Rendering Manager driver for Linux 4.17 is that it's now wired into the DRM GPU scheduler, or rather it's the AMDGPU scheduler that was punted into the common DRM space. It will be interesting to see the impact of Etnaviv now making use of AMD's optimized GPU scheduler.

  • Radeon Vega 12 Support Called For Pulling Into Linux 4.17 Kernel

    AMD developers have already submitted a few rounds of feature work to DRM-Next for Linux 4.17, including enabling DC for all supported GPUs while now they have sent in a last-minute pull request in aiming to get their newly-published "Vega 12" GPU support into the Linux 4.17 kernel.

    Alex Deucher of AMD sent in this last feature pull to DRM-Next for in turn targeting the Linux 4.17 merge window. There are a few b

  • Vega 12 Support Is Now Available For RadeonSI Gallium3D

    One day after AMD posted the big patch set providing Vega 12 GPU support for the Linux kernel's AMDGPU driver, a patch has emerged now adding Vega 12 support to the RadeonSI Gallium3D OpenGL driver.

    Details are still scarce on the "Vega 12" GPU but is to be some new desktop GPU model and most of the speculation seems to be on it being a successor to the Radeon RX 500 "Polaris" series. An AMD representative already confirmed in our forums yesterday that Vega 12 is not about the Vega GPU found on select Intel CPUs. But for now there isn't much information to pass along and these Linux driver patches do not really reveal any useful information and is mostly leveraging existing Vega/Raven code-paths.

  • Blender 2.8 Is Going To Be Very Exciting, Requires OpenGL 3.3+

    The Blender 2.8 3D modeling software update isn't even reaching beta until likely the second half of this calendar year, but it's going to be a darn exciting update once it finally ships.

    The Blender developers have put out a new post highlighting some of the changes currently being worked on for the Blender 2.8 development cycle and there is a lot of significant improvements in store.

  • A new era for Linux's low-level graphics - Part 2

    The end result of all this work is that we have been able to eliminate the magic side channels which used to proliferate, and lay the groundwork for properly communicating this information across multiple devices as well. Devices supporting ARM's AFBC compression format are just beginning to hit the market, which share a single compression format between video decoder, GPU, and display controller. We are also beginning to see GPUs from different vendors share tiling formats, in order to squeeze the most performance possible from hybrid GPU systems.

  • Stop Screen Tearing with Optimus Laptops using Nvidia Drivers in Linux

    Is screen tearing while using Nvidia drivers in Linux driving you nuts? Do you have an Optimus laptop? I believe we may have a solution for you!

    I experienced this issue for quite some time before finally finding a fix. This would happen in Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu and similar distributions where Prime was used as a method to switch between Nvidia and Intel drivers.

  • AMD’s Open Source Vulkan Ray Tracing Engine Debuting In Games This Year – Radeon Rays 2.0

    Hot off the heels of NVIDIA’s announcement of RTX, a GameWorks ray tracer supported in Volta and later generation GPUs, AMD has announced its own open source Vulkan based real-time ray tracing engine.

    Dubbed Radeon Rays, the company’s ray tracing developer suite will now support real-time ray tracing in Radeon Rays 2.0. The new engine is compatible with OpenCL 1.2. Built on Vulkan, Radeon Rays 2.0 leverages the API’s advanced support for asynchronous compute to make real-time ray tracing a reality. AMD is offering Radeon Rays 2.0 for free, the latest version of the SDK can be downloaded directly from GitHub.

Logic Supply launches tiny, fanless, Ubuntu-powered PCs

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  • Logic Supply launches tiny, fanless, Ubuntu-powered PCs

    Industrial PC maker Logic Supply has been offering small fanless computers for years, but the company says its new CL200 series PCs are its smallest to date.

    Powered by an Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core processor, the little computer measures just 4.6″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″, making it smaller than a typical Intel NUC computer.

  • Logic Supply CL200 Apollo Lake Mini PC Introduced

    Logic Supply has today unveiled two new additions to their range of small form factor computer systems announcing the launch of the Logic Supply CL200, designed for Internet of things projects and applications and offering users connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G. The CL200 mini PC systems will be available to purchase during Spring 2018 an offer one mini DisplayPort capable of 1080p or 4K resolution, one Gigabit LAN port, and 2 x USB 3.0.

  • Logic Supply Introduces CL200 Computer

    Global computer hardware manufacturer Logic Supply has unveiled their CL200 computer, built to power innovation at the network’s edge. Surrounded by a cast aluminum enclosure, and configurable with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G connectivity, the CL200 has been engineered to bring reliability to the Internet of Things.

  • Logic Supply launches CL200 ultra small form factor IoT edge device

    Global computer hardware manufacturer Logic Supply ( has unveiled their CL200 Ultra Small Form Factor computer (, built to power innovation at the network's edge. Surrounded by an ultra-durable cast aluminum enclosure, and configurable with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G connectivity, the CL200 has been engineered to bring reliability to the Internet of Things.

    "IoT and Edge projects require flexibility, connectivity and dependability," said Logic Supply Director of Engineering Michael Kleiner. "The CL200 is our smallest fanless system ever, and represents the nextgeneration of IoT computing by combining connection flexibility and efficient performance in an affordable, highly-reliable platform."

Android tips and tricks: 10 great ways to boost your phone experience

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With a few simple tips, you can make your Android smartphone life better. These are some of my favorite ways to block spam, stop unwanted calls from annoying me, and keep an eye on just how much data I'm really using.

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Neptune 5: A Practically Perfect Plasma-Based Distro

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The integration of the Plasma 5 desktop in Neptune is smooth and smart. I have not liked much of the Plasma development as it exists in other distros.

However, in this one the Plasma 5 desktop environment is an inviting alternative to my two favorite choices -- Cinnamon and Xfce. This latest Neptune release offers a computing environment that sits comfortably between both of those desktop options.

One notable weakness: If I ever wanted to play any computer games, I would be disappointed with the few meager choices in Neptune's game menu. It offers only GNUDoQ, KBreakout, KMarjongg and KMines. What, not even a solitaire game? Come on!

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Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Will Ship in June, Pre-Installed on the Mintbox Mini 2 PCs

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If you're a Mintbox Mini user, you should know that Mintbox Mini 2 is currently in the works and it's coming this summer. It will be based on the Compulab Fitlet2 tiny computer, which suggests that Compulab is once again behind the production of the Mintbox Mini PCs, and will have better specifications and more features.

Compared to the first generation Mintbox Mini, Mintbox Mini 2 features dual-band antennas, two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD slot, audio and micro jacks, and a Kensington lock that's now available on the right side. Two programmable LEDs are present as well in the front, and the unit is as silent as you'd want it to be.

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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ WiFi Performance

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Yesterday in our Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ benchmarks we looked at the faster Cortex-A53 CPU cores of this new $35 USD ARM SBC as well as its much faster Ethernet and better thermal management over earlier Raspberry Pi boards. The other area improved with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ is the WiFi/WLAN wireless networking, which is what we have benchmarks of today.

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Windows 10 Pro vs. Five Linux Distributions In Various Benchmarks

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Here are our latest Windows 10 versus Linux benchmarks for the week. This benchmarking dance is looking at the Windows performance compared to Ubuntu, Clear Linux, Fedora, Antergos, and Solus Linux in various workloads. Among the tests this time around were looking at the performance with Go, Java, Perl, Python, FFmpeg, and more.

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Purism Librem 13: A Security-Focused Powerhouse of a Linux Laptop

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I have to say, I came out of my Librem 13 experience really impressed. Not only is the laptop top notch, the PureOS distribution does an outstanding job of adding to the security features baked into the hardware. If you’re seriously concerned with mobile security, the Purism Librem 13 or 15 would serve you well.

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ONS 2018 Q&A: Dan Rodriguez, Intel

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In my role as vice president and general manager of the Communications Infrastructure Division within Intel’s Data Center Group, we guide the network transformation strategy for various market segments, including wireless core, edge, cable infrastructure, routers and switches and network security, among others. We focus on delivering processors, networking IP and software, and partner with many groups within Intel to deliver platform-level solutions, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), network interface controllers (NICs), solid state drives (SSDs) and others. Collectively we support network functions virtualization (NFV), and workload convergence on the path towards 5G.

Intel has an incredibly rich history supporting the development of open platforms, standards and the communities and ecosystems that shape them. We contribute time, resources and intellectual property to a wide variety of open source projects from OpenStack to the LF Networking Fund (LFN). Thousands of Intel developers contribute to over 70 open source projects, and we are recognized as one of the top contributors to the Linux Kernel.

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How to Install Raspberry Pi Headless and Wireless Using Debian Linux

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A step by step guide showcasing how to install Raspberry Pi without a keyboard and monitor i.e. headless setup of Raspberry Pi using Linux.
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Kraft out of KDE

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Following my last blog about Krafts upcoming release 0.80 I got a lot of positive reactions.

There was one reaction however, that puzzles me a bit and I want to share my thoughts here. It is about a comment about my announcement that I prefer to continue to develop Kraft on Github. The commenter reminded my friendly that there is still Kraft code on KDE infrastructure, and that switching to a different repository might waste peoples time when they work with the KDE repo.

That is a fair statement, of course I don’t want to waste peoples time. What sounds a bit strange to me is the second paragraph, that says that if I decide to stay with Github, I should let KDE people know that I wish Kraft to not be a KDE project anymore.

But … I never felt that Kraft should not be a KDE project any more.

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ZTE launches container networking solution for open source NFV

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ZTE has unveiled an end-to-end container networking solution for open-source NFV, which it hopes will promote the development of cloud native technology and the open source ecosystem. The vendor says operators need the ability to quickly adapt to changing network demands with low cost solutions while maintaining continuous innovation. As such, it believes that containers are the best carrier for NFV transformation.

ZTE says that container-based cloud native applications will become the trend for communications technology applications. However, the native Kubernetes network model used in the IT industry is too simple to meet telco service requirements.

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LuxMark OpenCL Performance On Windows vs. Linux With Radeon/NVIDIA

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When carrying out this week's Windows vs. Linux gaming tests with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs on the latest drivers, I also took the opportunity to run some fresh OpenCL benchmarks on Windows and Linux with the competing GPU vendors.

I was particularly interested in running this test given the maturing state of ROCm on Linux for providing a new and modern compute stack... That coming with Linux 4.17+ will even begin to work from a mainline Linux kernel. Albeit for this round of testing was using AMD/GPUOpen's stock ROCm Ubuntu packages for 16.04 LTS as outlined on their GitHub page.

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Top Linux tools for writers

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If you've read my article about how I switched to Linux, then you know that I’m a superuser. I also stated that I’m not an “expert” on anything. That’s still fair to say. But I have learned many helpful things over the last several years, and I'd like to pass these tips along to other new Linux users.

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i.MX6 ULL module runs Linux with real-time patch

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Artila’s “M-X6ULL” COM runs Linux 4.14 with the PREEMPT_RT patch on an 800MHz i.MX6 ULL, and offers dual LAN controllers, 4GB eMMC or an optional microSD slot, and an optional carrier board.

The M-X6ULL, which follows other Artila i.MX based modules such as the i.MX537 based M-5360A, measures only 68 x 43mm. Still, that’s hardly a record for modules featuring NXP’s Linux-driven, power-sipping i.MX6 ULL. MYIR’s MYC-Y6ULX measures 39 x 37mm.

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First Zynq UltraScale+ based 96Boards SBC runs PetaLinux

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Avnet has launched its open-spec Ultra96 96Boards CE SBC for $249, featuring a Zynq UltraScale+ ARM/FPGA SoC, WiFi, BT, 4x USB, a mini-DisplayPort, and support for Linaro’s

Avnet’s Ultra96 (AES-ULTRA96-G) was unveiled earlier this week as part of Linaro’s joint announcement of its program for unleashing the potential of artificial intelligence technology on selected Arm SoCs. Now this Zynq UltraScale+ based, 96Boards CE standard (85 x 54mm) SBC is available for pre-order at $249 with shipments starting in May.

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