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OpenBSD Disabling SMT / Hyper Threading Due To Security Concerns

Tue, 2018-06-19 23:41
Security oriented BSD operating system OpenBSD is making the move to disable Hyper Threading (HT) on Intel CPUs and more broadly moving to disable SMT (Simultanious Multi Threading) on other CPUs too...

UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 RC Released, Upgrades To Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Tue, 2018-06-19 21:26
The UBports community has announced the first release candidate of their long-awaited Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 update...

Debian Installer Buster Alpha 3 Released

Tue, 2018-06-19 18:34
The third alpha release of the Debian Installer to be used by Debian 10 "Buster" is now available for testing...

Purism's Librem 5 To Rely On Secondary Processor For Binary Blobs

Tue, 2018-06-19 17:51
With not being able to deliver a 100% fully free software / libre system, the Librem 5 smartphone will rely upon a secondary processor for dealing with the necessary binary blobs for hardware initialization to keep them out of touch from the U-Boot boot-loader and Linux kernel...

NVIDIA & Valve Line Up Among The Sponsors For X.Org's XDC 2018

Tue, 2018-06-19 17:36
The initial list of sponsors have been announced for the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2018) where Wayland, Mesa, and the X.Org Server tend to dominate the discussions for improving the open-source/Linux desktop...

Sway 1.0 Wayland Compositor Nears With Floating Windows, Tablet Support & More

Tue, 2018-06-19 17:11
The release of the Sway 1.0 Wayland compositor is inching closer with the recent third alpha release. Sway for the uninformed is a very promising i3-compatible Wayland compositor...

NVIDIA Releases DALI Library & nvJPEG GPU-Accelerated Library For JPEG Decode

Tue, 2018-06-19 15:13
For coinciding with the start of the Computer Vision and Patern Recognition conference starting this week in Utah, NVIDIA has a slew of new software announcements...

Qt 5.11.1 Released With 150+ Bug Fixes

Tue, 2018-06-19 14:30
Qt 5.11 was released just under one month ago while debuting today is the first point release with over 150 bug fixes...

Fedora Atomic Workstation To Be Renamed Fedora Silverblue

Tue, 2018-06-19 12:23
Back in early May was the announcement of the Silverblue project as an evolution of Fedora Atomic Workstation and trying to get this atomic OS into shape by Fedora 30. Beginning with Fedora 29, the plan is to officially rename Fedora Atomic Workstation to Fedora Silverblue...

Intel Broxton To Support GVT-g With Linux 4.19

Tue, 2018-06-19 12:05
Intel developers working on the GVT-g graphics virtualization technology have published their latest batch of Linux kernel driver changes...

SysVinit 2.90 Released With Fixes & Better Support For Newer Compilers

Tue, 2018-06-19 11:58
It's been a while since last having anything to report on the SysVinit init system for those wishing to live in a systemd-free world, but a new release is now available...

Epiphany 3.29.3 Picks Up A Reader Mode, Finally Disables NPAPI Plugins

Tue, 2018-06-19 06:51
Epiphany 3.29.3 is now available as the latest version of this GNOME Web Browser...

RadeonSI Lands OpenGL 3.3 Compatibility Profile Support

Tue, 2018-06-19 01:40
Thanks to work done over the past few months by AMD's Marek Olšák on improving Mesa's OpenGL compatibility profile support and then today carried over the final mile by Valve's Timothy Arceri, Mesa 18.2 now exposes OpenGL 3.3 under the compatibility context...

HHVM 3.27 Released With More Mature HackC Compiler Front-End

Mon, 2018-06-18 23:31
Just over one month after the release of HHVM 3.26 that introduced the new HackC compiler front-end for Hack and PHP languages, HHVM 3.27 is now available...

DragonFlyBSD 5.2.2 Released To Fix The Lazy State Save/Restore Bug

Mon, 2018-06-18 22:06
DragonFlyBSD 5.2.2 is now available as the latest stable release to this popular BSD operating system...

A Session Suspension & Restoration Protocol Proposed For Wayland

Mon, 2018-06-18 18:00
KDE Wayland developer Roman Gilg who started contributing to Wayland via last year's Google Summer of Code is proposing a new Wayland protocol for dealing with desktop session suspension and restoration...

LibreOffice Picks Up A Native "KDE 5" File Picker

Mon, 2018-06-18 17:42
Several months back LibreOffice developers began working on better integration with KDE Plasma 5 and that has advanced again today with now having a native file picker...

Phoronix Test Suite 8.0.1 Is Coming Next Week

Mon, 2018-06-18 16:55
Just a heads up that Phoronix Test Suite 8.0.1 is slated for release next week if there are any last minute bug reports or requests...

Using W10Privacy To Boost Ubuntu WSL Performance On Windows 10

Mon, 2018-06-18 15:09
While Microsoft is working on low-level improvement to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to yield better I/O performance, it is possible to dramatically increase some disk workloads by removing a number of running Windows services via the independent W10Privacy application. Here are some benchmarks of W10Privacy on the overall performance impact to Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64 itself and of Ubuntu 18.04 running on the Windows 10 installation via WSL.

Vulkan 1.1.78 Released With Various Issues Resolved

Mon, 2018-06-18 13:27
Vulkan 1.1.78 is now available as the newest version of the Vulkan specification...