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Firefox 61 Beta Brings Quantum CSS Improvements, Faster Tab Switching

Thu, 2018-05-10 00:51
Rounding out today's Firefox 60 release comes with promoting Firefox 61 to beta...

GNOME Announces New Internship Program For Complex Projects

Wed, 2018-05-09 23:40
Complementing GNOME's involvement in Google Summer of Code and Outreachy, the GNOME Foundation has announced a new internship program aimed for more complex projects...

Collabora Working On VirGL OpenGL ES Improvements, OpenGL ES For QEMU

Wed, 2018-05-09 20:56
Elie Tournier, the former GSoC student developer who was working on soft FP64 support and then joined Collabora, has shared a status update on the consulting firm's work in the GPU virtualization space...

Steam Rolling Out New Apps For Android/iOS

Wed, 2018-05-09 18:58
Valve has just announced they are rolling out some new Steam Apps in the coming weeks for Android and iOS mobile devices...

Qualcomm Reportedly Wanting To Exit ARM Server CPU Business

Wed, 2018-05-09 18:03
Calxeda as the first interesting ARM-based servers didn't pan out and the company went bust, attempts by the likes of AMD at ARM server CPUs so far have not panned out, and now today is a report that Qualcomm is looking to end its Centriq server CPU line or sell off that division...

System76 Begins Rolling Out The New Oryx Pro With Coffeelake CPU + NVIDIA Graphics

Wed, 2018-05-09 17:42
With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS out as well as System76's Pop!_OS updated against the Bionic Beaver, System76 is in the process of rolling out some new/updated systems. Last week they began teasing the Oryx Pro as their new "thin machine learning laptop" while today we have a better look at it...

UE4-Powered EVERSPACE Game Rolls Out Official Linux Support

Wed, 2018-05-09 16:30
EVERSPACE, the Unreal Engine 4 powered, Kickstarter-backed single-player space-themed combat game has rolled out official Linux support today...

Firefox 60 Released With New Enterprise Features, Web Authentication / Yubikey Support

Wed, 2018-05-09 15:37
Firefox 60.0 is out this morning and it's quite a big update while also being Mozilla's newest ESR release for extended support...

Bcachefs File-System Is Working On Going Upstream In The Linux Kernel

Wed, 2018-05-09 12:29
Kent Overstreet who has been spending the past few years working on the Bcachefs file-system born out of the BCache block cache technology is now starting work on upstreaming the code to the mainline kernel...

ROCm 1.8 Beta Packages Available For Radeon GPU Compute/OpenCL Testing

Wed, 2018-05-09 12:02
While ROCm 1.7.2 is the latest stable release for this Radeon GPU compute stack, there are 1.8.0 beta packages available for testing...

Ubuntu 18.10 Planning For GCC 8.1, OpenJDK 11, Python 3.7

Wed, 2018-05-09 11:49
With Mark Shuttleworth yesterday having announced the Cosmic Cuttlefish, the development cycle for Ubuntu 18.10 is formally open...

CVE-2018-8897 Opens Xen PV Systems Up To Exploit

Wed, 2018-05-09 11:15
Besides kernels being addressed for the newly-disclosed CVE-2018-8897 vulnerability, users of Xen para-virtualization should also run a patched Xen system right away... Crosses 31 Million Test/Suite Benchmark Downloads

Wed, 2018-05-09 02:32
A little more than one month since crossing 30 million test/suite downloads, as of this evening has delivered over its 31 millionth test profile / test suite download to Phoronix Test Suite users...

Google Makes Linux Apps On Chrome OS Official

Tue, 2018-05-08 22:54
Alongside a plethora of other announcements in kicking off Google's 2018 I/O event, following recent rumors and indications in their dev channel, Google has officially confirmed support for "Linux Apps" on Chrome OS...

DragonFlyBSD Finishes Up Spectre Mitigation, Fix For Mysterious CVE-2018-8897

Tue, 2018-05-08 19:32
DragonFlyBSD lead developer Matthew Dillon has just pushed out DragonFly's Spectre mitigation code as well as fixing "CVE-2018-8897" which is what might be the recently rumored "Spectre-NG" vulnerabilities...

CrossOver 17.5 Improves Support For Office 2016 / Office 365

Tue, 2018-05-08 19:00
CodeWeavers has rolled out their newest version of their Wine-based commercial software for running Windows programs on Linux and macOS systems...

Windows' Notepad Finally Supports Unix/Linux Line Endings

Tue, 2018-05-08 18:43
Following Microsoft adding the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for running Linux programs on Windows 10 and most recently adding Tar and OpenSSH support to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, their latest Linux-friendly initiative targeting administrators/developers is supporting Unix/Linux line-endings within Notepad...

Ubuntu 18.10 Is Codenamed The "Cosmic Cuttlefish", Will Focus On Security

Tue, 2018-05-08 16:50
Mark Shuttleworth has announced Ubuntu 18.10 is the Cosmic Cuttlefish...

RADV vs. AMDGPU-PRO vs. AMDVLK Vulkan Linux Driver Performance

Tue, 2018-05-08 16:00
While last week I published some initial Radeon Software 18.10 vs. Mesa benchmarks there was interest by some premium supporters in seeing a three-way comparison of Mesa RADV versus AMDGPU-PRO / Radeon Software 18.10 PRO components vs. the official open-source AMDVLK driver. Here are those results using both Polaris and Vega graphics cards.

Initial Open-Source Volta Support Lands In Nouveau For Linux 4.18

Tue, 2018-05-08 14:27
Ben Skeggs of Red Hat today published initial open-source Nouveau driver support for the NVIDIA GV100 "Volta" graphics hardware...