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GNU Linux-Libre 4.17 Kernel Arrives for Those Seeking 100% Freedom for Their PCs

Tue, 2018-06-05 19:56

Based on the recently released Linux kernel 4.17, the GNU Linux-libre 4.17-gnu kernel borrows all the new features incorporated upstream but without including any proprietary drivers or firmware. Apart from the usual deblobbing, this release includes a free, open-source version of the Dreamcast Yamaha AICA sound driver.

"The greatest news is that the driver for Dreamcast Yamaha AICA sound hardware is no longer cleaned up: the firmware for it is Free Software, and Jason Self's upcoming linux-libre-firmware release will have it," said Alexandre Oliva. "No other significant changes were made, just the usual assortment of adjustments."

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Ubuntu in Sports, Snaps, Alternative Looks and Linux Mint 19 Beta

Tue, 2018-06-05 19:54
  • A tennis ball retriever powered by Ubuntu

    A couple years back, Haitham Eletrabi, CEO of startup Tennibot, was practicing his backhand against a ball machine when he came to a frustrating realization: He was spending far more time cleaning up balls than hitting them.

    His solution, Tennibot, is a Roomba-inspired robot that scours the court targeting balls for autonomous pickup.

    It's a quirky application of autonomous mobility, but what caught my eye was the speed of development. In just a couple years the Tennibot team has gone through multiple prototypes and software builds to arrive at a product they plan to ship in January 2019.

  • Top Snaps in May 2018

    Spring has sprung a bounty of applications in the snap store! We’ve hand picked a small selection from those we highlighted during May 2018.

  • EzeeLinux Show 18.22 | Ubuntu 18.04 Follow Up and 10 Years on YouTube

    Some observations on Ubuntu 18.04 including what has changed under the hood and getting Unity to work.

  • How to Make Ubuntu Look More Like Windows
  • Linux Mint 19 Beta Is Now available to Download

    Linux Mint 19 Beta is now available to download with 3 desktop flavors “Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce”. Let’s check the main features you would expect in the final release Linux Mint 19.

    Linux Mint 19 with a code name “Tara” is based on the long term support release Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) which will be supported until April, 2023. So, you would expect receive security updates from Ubuntu repositories along with enhancements from Linux Mint team as well.

  • Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Xfce – BETA Release

    Linux Mint 19 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

  • Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE – BETA Release

    Linux Mint 19 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

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Dota 2 Vulkan Performance Across MacOS, Windows 10 & Linux

Tue, 2018-06-05 19:52

Last week Valve released their long-awaited Vulkan renderer for Dota 2 on macOS by making use of the MoltenVK driver they facilitated its open-sourcing of earlier in the year for bringing Vulkan to macOS/iOS via this wrapper layer to map Vulkan calls to Apple Metal drivers. The initial benchmarks of Vulkan'ized Dota 2 on Mac were quite compelling while for your viewing pleasure today are some additional data points.

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