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Vulkan Linux Performance

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Microsoft
Ubuntu
  • A new benchmark video shows Dota 2 with Vulkan performing better on Windows than Linux

    This is sad to see. A new benchmark video for Windows and Linux using Dota 2 actually shows Windows doing quite a lot better than Linux.

  • Running The Latest Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

    Now that my Linux reviews of the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 have been published, next on my agenda this week are running some fresh Windows vs. Linux graphics benchmarks with these Pascal graphics cards.

    I'm planning on making this a rather interesting comparison and will include our first Vulkan benchmarks under both operating systems too. Still deciding the complete set of graphics/game tests being run under Windows and Linux, besides our usual cross-platform compatible test profiles.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04: there is always room for improvement

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Reviews
Ubuntu

Who is the main audience of Ubuntu 16.04 MATE? From my point of view, these are people who started their Linux life a long time ago when GNOME 2 was one of few desktop environments available for Linux distributions. Since then, we have gotten a lot more players and forks on the "market".

Yes, MATE is better looking than GNOME 2 was a few years ago. But other desktop environments also did not stay the same during this time.

I used the Cinnamon desktop environment on Linux Mint for some time a year or so ago. For me, it was a much more convenient desktop environment than I found MATE to be in Ubuntu realization of it.

I also faced some crashes of different applications during my Live run of Ubuntu 16.04 MATE.

It all means that MATE team still has room for improvement.

Will I try Ubuntu MATE sometime in the future? Maybe. Let's see where history takes us.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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​Ubuntu Snap in the Mainstream News Sites

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Snap Packages Become the Universal Binary Format for All GNU/Linux Distributions

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

Today, June 14, 2016, Canonical informed us that they've been working for some time with developers from various major GNU/Linux distributions to make the Snap package format universal for all OSes.

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Walrus gumboot, Canonical eyeballs Juju to charm ‘big software’

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Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the Debian-based Linux distribution that many of us know as ‘probably’ (arguably, not necessarily if you’re a purist) the best Linux operating system for a personal PC.

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Ubuntu Touch OTA-11 brings about serious improvement to the platform

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Aside from the amazing wireless convergence (and it truly is game-changing), the most important aspect of an update is simple...did the update improve the experience? After all, every developer wants their platform to always be improving. So, what's the end result with OTA-11? To the casual user, it might seem like the latest Ubuntu Touch image really didn't do much. However, the truth is much more telling than that. With the release of OTA-11, Ubuntu Touch now runs much smoother; apps are faster to open, animations are cleaner, and there's much less wait involved with regular usage. That doesn't mean Ubuntu Touch has been perfected. It's still not on par with the speed and efficiency of either Android or iOS, but it has made amazing leaps forward with OTA-11 and is closing the gap faster than anyone would have deemed possible.

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elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" Beta Launches Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Download Now

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elementary co-founder Cassidy James Blaede announced earlier, June 13, 2016, the immediate availability for download of the first Beta build of the upcoming elementary OS 0.4 "Loki" operating system.

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Security Leftovers

  • Teardrop Attack: What Is It And How Does It Work?
    In Teardrop Attack, fragmented packets that are sent in the to the target machine, are buggy in nature and the victim’s machine is unable to reassemble those packets due to the bug in the TCP/IP fragmentation.
  • Updating code can mean fewer security headaches
    Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study. In its latest annual state-of-the-developer report, Devops software provider Puppet found that by better integrating security objectives into daily work, teams in "high-performing organizations" build more secure systems. The report, which surveyed 4,600 technical professionals worldwide, defines high IT performers as offering on-demand, multiple code deploys per day, with lead times for changes of less than one hour. Puppet has been publishing its annual report for five years.
  • Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing
    Over half of the world's most popular online services have misconfigured servers which could place users at risk from spoof emails, researchers have warned. According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.