This week MSI finally released an updated BIOS for the X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM that we've been using for a majority of our Ryzen Linux benchmarks. With that motherboard improving memory compatibility and allowing us to finally run the board at higher DDR4 memory clock frequencies, I've run some fresh AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Ubuntu Linux benchmarks at various memory frequencies.
Thanks to collaboration between Collabora and Google's Chrome OS team, Android is now able to interface with the mainline Linux graphics stack.
With Q1'2017 wrapping up this week, here are some fresh Mesa Git statistics showing how the development of this important OpenGL/Vulkan implementation is pacing for the year.
Those testing the experimental DC/DAL support had long been using a Linux ~4.9 Git tree maintained by Alex Deucher while now the 4.12 work-in-progress kernel has the latest DC code along with the Vega10 enablement.
Even though it was supposed to be delayed until April, GSC Game World have announced that there will be a public beta of the Linux version on Friday. We also have a spare key to throw at you!
Blazing Chrome is a new co-op run ‘n gun being developed by JoySmasher [Official Site] and they are planning a Linux version.
The latest game from Orangepixel, Meganoid [Official Site, itch.io, Steam], will launch soon with day-1 Linux support and I have to say for a platform it looks really damn good.
HEVN [Official Site] was pointed out by GOL follower micha and after taking a look I was impressed, so I spoke to the developer about their Linux plans for this first-person sci-fi adventure game.
The MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) development team announced today the release and immediate availability of MAME 0.184, a new maintenance update that adds support for new arcade games and other improvements.
Among the improvements implemented in the MAME 0.184 release, we can mention emulation improvements the Agat-7 Apple II and Famicom clones, various enhancements to the BBC and PC software lists, as well as a much faster -romident verb with support for identifying ROMs for emulated slot devices.
Wine Staging's Michael Müller have announced today that he and his colleague have been working lately on a brand-new and more advanced build system that will allow them to release packages faster after a new version is announced.
Some of you interested in Wine Staging might have noticed that, with each new update, the team mentioned at the end of the announcement something like "Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations." Well, that was a problem, and it's not fixed.
Aaeon’s two Linux-ready “OMNI” touch-panel computers run on Intel Skylake or Bay Trail chips, and offer a choice of touchscreens and 12 expansion modules. Aaeon launched the first in its line of modular, customizable OMNI Series Box Kit touchscreen panel-PCs with the Intel Bay Trail based OMNI-2155.
We needed a router and wifi access point in the office, and simultaneously both I and my co-worker Ivan needed such a thing at our respective homes. After some discussion, and after reading articles in Ars Technica about building PCs to act as routers, we decided to do just that.
Koozali Foundation, through Terry Fage, announced the availability of a final set of updates for the Koozali SME Server 8.2 operating system, which will reach end of life this week.
Patching some of the reported bugs, the new packages released today for Koozali SME Server 8.2 are e-smith-ibays-2.2.0-16.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, e-smith-manager-2.2.0-14.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-clamav-2.2.0-15.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, smeserver-locale-*-2.2.0-56.el5.sme.noarch.rpm, and smeserver-yum-2.2.0-26.el5.sme.noarch.rpm.
I’m a relative newcomer to GCC, so I thought it was worth documenting some of the hurdles I ran into when I started working on GCC, to try to make it easier for others to start hacking on GCC. Hence this guide.
Last month, Brian Ripley announced on r-devel that registration of routines would now be tested for by R CMD check in r-devel (which by next month will become R 3.4.0). A NOTE will be issued now, this will presumably turn into a WARNING at some point. Writing R Extensions has an updated introduction) of the topic.
Although Builder clearly is The Future as GNOME IDE, I still all my coding in Emacs, mostly because I have been using it for such a long time that my brain is to all the shortcuts and workflows. But Emacs can be a good IDE too. The most obvious everyday features that I want from an IDE are good source code navigation and active assistance while editing. In the first category are tasks like jumping to symbol's definition, find all callers of a function and such things. For editing, auto-completion, immediate warnings and error reporting, semantic-aware re-factoring are a must. Specifically for GNOME related development, I need all this to also work with JHBuild.
When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action.
The Wikileaks documents described how the Central Intelligence Agency had learned more than a year ago how to exploit flaws in Cisco's widely used Internet switches, which direct electronic traffic, to enable eavesdropping.
Confidential documents, passwords and health data have been inadvertently shared by firms using Microsoft's Office 365 service, say researchers.
The sensitive information was found via a publicly available search engine that is part of Office 365.
Security researchers said many firms mistakenly thought documents would only be shared with colleagues not globally.
Microsoft said it would "take steps" to change the service and remove the sensitive data.
The US Department of Justice announced yesterday that Maxim Senakh, 41, of Velikii Novgorod, Russia, pleaded guilty for his role in the creation of the Ebury malware and for maintaining its infamous botnet.
US authorities indicted Senakh in January 2015, and the law enforcement detained the hacker in Finland in August of the same year.
Transport layer Security version 1.3 (TLS 1.3) is the latest version of the SSL/TLS protocol which is currently under development by the IETF. It offers several security and performance improvements as compared to the previous versions. While there are several technical resouces which discuss the finer aspects of this new protocol, this two-part article is a quick reference to new features and major changes in the TLS protocol.
The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that way from the tiny peek at the corner we got from Rubin’s tweet earlier this week, but now Google’s Eric Schmidt has confirmed it’ll be one of a few “phenomenal new choices for Android users coming very soon.”
Nearly two months after Android Wear 2.0 launched, some smartwatches are finally getting the update. According to Android Wear Google forums, the Fossil Q Founder, Casio Smart Outdoor, and Tag Heuer Connected smartwatches have started receiving updates to Android Wear 2.0. Those are the only three devices being updated right now, and the official rollout for those devices should be completed by April 4.
I just need to share this with someone. I just installed the latest version of Linux Mint about an hour ago and... I'm speechless. Everything just works. I can natively install AAA games via Steam. My hardware is recognized. It all... just works. I click a few buttons and I'm done.
I used Linux pretty heavily about 10 years ago for my day to day stuff, and it was always rough around the edges, even the more user friendly distros (the last distro I really got to work correctly was Mandrake Linux... yup, it's been a while). I've used it on and off since then (mostly with Crouton on a Chromebook, which kind of worked), and about a year ago I tried installing it on my desktop but ran into some hardware compatibility issues.
Hearing more and more about the privacy issues in Windows 10, I decided to give Linux another go. I'm seriously floored - I was expecting days worth of digging through forums and editing config files.submitted by /u/ducttape12
the utility findmnt has an awesome option to set its output to a mode called "pairs". This is activiated with the -P option. For example I do:
rootfs=$(findmnt -P /)
to get info about the root filesystem, into the rootfs variable.
results in TARGET="/" SOURCE="/dev/sda1" FSTYPE="ext4" OPTIONS="rw,noatime,discard,data=ordered"
I do eval $rootfs, then I can do echo $OPTIONS and I get
This makes handling the output much easier in scripts, (especially when handling the possible random spaces in the TARGET field.)
Additionally, the sort command also supports this output, I could sort by the FSTYPE feild, (the third default feild) I can do findmnt -P |sort -k3,3 | head -4 and getTARGET="/proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc" SOURCE="systemd-1" FSTYPE="autofs" OPTIONS="rw,relatime,fd=27,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct,pipe_ino=12772" TARGET="/proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc" SOURCE="binfmt_misc" FSTYPE="binfmt_misc" OPTIONS="rw,relatime" TARGET="/sys/fs/cgroup/systemd" SOURCE="cgroup" FSTYPE="cgroup" OPTIONS="rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,release_agent=/lib/systemd/systemd-cgroups-agent,name=systemd" submitted by /u/n3rdopolis
CUPS 2.2.3 is the third point release to the stable 2.2 series of the project, bringing a bunch of IPP Everywhere improvements, such as support for all print qualities and media types that a printer supports, in the print queues.
Additionally, it makes IPP Everywhere finishings support work correctly with common command-line and UI (User Interface) options, and updates the PPD generator to return helpful error messages. Support for PostScript Printer Description (PPD) finishing keywords was also introduced in this release.
I've been using GNU/Linux for about a year now. There is nearly nothing I miss from my previous OS, and there are some things that make me tear up in joy every time I boot my computer (freedom!).
However, what I do miss, is the ability to go to a file (having it selected) in my file browser in a single action. For example, in Firefox, when a download is ready, all it offers is a button to go to the directory of where the file is downloaded. This is rather inconvenient, because my Download folder contains 100s of files. So now I have to go back to Firefox, look at the name of the file, then search for it, and only then I have the file selected.
The problem that Firefox and other apps exhibit this behavior is probably that there is no agreed upon way across different file managers to do this (opening a directory, selecting a file). On top of that, it's not even possible with any of the major file managers.
Now, I'm at least 1% serious when I say that I want to try to convince the developers of Thunar, GNOME/Files and Dolphin to agree on some URI that will not open the file with xdg-open (which is what happens if you do thunar file:/path/to/file.txt), but to select the file in a new window (maybe e.g. thunar :select/path/to/file.txt). Of course, this is just a shot in the dark of how this could be implemented.
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I'm shopping around to replace my old WD external desktop drive which doesn't have enough storage for me anymore, but it's been years since I've bought a hard drive. As a result, I'm looking for some community wisdom. Which new (released within the last couple of years) external drives do you recommend?
For starters, here are my requirements:
2-4 TB, maybe 5 if the deal is really good
I'm looking in the $100-150 range, but the cheaper the better.
I'm looking for a self-contained, external drive, but it doesn't necessarily have to be one of the "portable" drives that runs off of USB power. If it is, great, but I'm perfectly happy to plug it into a wall.
After briefly browsing a few of the popular tech publications, it seems like people are recommending the new Seagate Backup Plus as well as the Seagate "portable" drives. This surprised me because I had multiple Seagate drives fail on me and have avoided the brand for the past 10 years. Have they become more reliable since then?
Are there any drives currently on the market that I should specifically avoid due to known hardware issues when used with Linux? I know there have been problems in the past, but I'd hope manufacturers would have moved beyond that by now.
tl;dr: What external hard drive currently on the market do you recommend that has at least 2TB, is under $150, and doesn't have any known Linux hardware compatibility issues?submitted by /u/sricks3