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TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-03-25 16:34
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19

    While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus.

  • NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau

    Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver.

    Lyude has published a set of six patches for adding GL_NV_fill_rectangle support to Gallium3D and wires it up in the Nouveau NVC0 driver for GM200+ hardware.

  • New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver

    Intel's Michael Thierry published the fifth version of these patches on Friday. While there has been GPU reset support within the Intel DRM driver in case of hangs, this new engine-reset support is superior as it can reset a particular engine rather than performing a full GPU reset.

  • Vulkan 1.0.45 Released

    Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification.

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Development News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-03-25 16:33

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Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-03-25 16:22
  • Cheese Talks: Star Wars Games

    This is a collection of excerpts from my recent Cheese Talks project on the history of Star Wars games focusing on titles that are available on Linux in some form or another.

  • A Game Boy emulator for the Apple Watch, RPG Maker comes to Linux, and more gaming news

    In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at a Game Boy emulator for your Apple Watch, RPG Maker for Linux, Star Citizen switching to Vulkan, and more open gaming news.

  • CrossOver 16.2 Supports Microsoft Outlook 2013, Improves Windows Compatibility

    CodeWeavers' Josh DuBois informed us via an email announcement that the CrossOver 16.2.0 commercial graphical user interface for Wine is now available for GNU/Linux and macOS operating systems.

    CrossOver 16.2.0 is not a major release of the application that lets Linux and Mac users install and use various apps and games designed for Microsoft Windows, but only a maintenance update that promises to further improve the core Windows compatibility layer, as well as to add better support for some popular applications.

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Microsoft v GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-03-25 16:20
  • Illinois residents sue Microsoft over forced Windows 10 upgrades

    The lawyers who have acted on behalf of the trio are looking to have the case expanded to a class action covering every person who has been affected by a forced upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. They allege that there are thousands of such cases.

    The trio claim that Microsoft uses various tactics to get users to upgrade and does not give them a chance to refuse.

  • New Windows 10 courts govt deals

    The system was developed by its joint venture with China Electronics Technology Group Corp, a State-owned company. Equipped with tailor-made security {sic} features, it is expected to allow the US tech giant to regain access to China's lucrative government software procurement market.

  • Microsoft One Drive Bug In Chrome OS And Linux Fixed

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Embedded NUC SBC expands upon quad-core -A53 Snapdragon

LXer - Sat, 2017-03-25 15:18
Seco announced a wireless-ready “SBC-B47-eNUC” SBC that complies with the 4?4-inch eNUC form factor, and runs Linux or Android on a Snapdragon 410E. Seco is prepping its first SBC based on the 101.6 x 101.6mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) Embedded NUC (eNUC) SBC standard from the Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGET). The eNUC form factor […]

New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-03-25 15:03
With Broadwell "Gen 8" graphics and newer, there is better engine reset support in case of problems or hangs. The Intel DRM driver is still being wired up to take advantage of this better support under Linux...

Vulkan 1.0.45 Released

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-03-25 13:55
Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification...

It Certainly Looks Like Microsoft is Already Siccing Its Patent Trolls, Including Intellectual Ventures, on Companies That Use Linux

LXer - Sat, 2017-03-25 13:24
News about Intellectual Ventures and Finjan Holdings (Microsoft-funded patent trolls) reinforces our allegations -- not mere suspicions anymore -- that Microsoft would 'punish' companies that are not paying subscription fees (hosting) or royalties (patent tax) to Microsoft and are thus in some sense 'indebted' to Microsoft

NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-03-25 12:52
Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver...

Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-03-25 12:43
While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus...

C++17 Is Complete, Work On C++20 Is Getting Underway

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-03-25 12:33
We heard earlier this month that C++17 is "done" and looked at the new features while now more details have been shared...

New Steam Client Update Improves In-Home Streaming, Fixes Xbox Controller Bug

LXer - Sat, 2017-03-25 11:29
Valve released a new stable Steam Client update for all supported platforms, including SteamOS, GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows, fixing some nasty issues, but also implementing various improvements.

How to Install Cerb on CentOS 7

LXer - Sat, 2017-03-25 09:35
Cerb is a free and open source web-based application software for collaboration and email automation. It is written in PHP language and uses MySQL/MariaDB as a database. It is used for sending a large number of emails. Here, we will explain how to install Cerb on CentOS 7 server.

Linux Mint KDE Review: Easy And Beautiful

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-03-25 09:33

Linux mint, the most popular Linux distribution is recommended by almost all Linux users for newbies. By default, Linux mint is released with cinnamon. But thanks to the Kubuntu team, we now have a KDE edition. Well, new users are probably wondering what all this KDE thing is? KDE is a community. KDE is a compilation of software. We will look at it in more detail on the way. Mint is a whole distro, so we will look at some specific aspects, But KDE is more than just a DE and we cannot review all of its features here. I will try to cover as much as possible in limited space.

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Thunderbolt USB C

Reddit - Sat, 2017-03-25 09:08

Does anyone have any experience booting Linux from external ssd via Thunderbolt USB type C connection? If so, can you please share it? Is it fast enough to use that set up at home with a corporate computer?

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Daimler Jumps on Linux Bandwagon

LXer - Sat, 2017-03-25 07:41
Germain automaker Daimler indicates that it's betting much of its future on Linux by investing in two Linux projects.

Modular, open source robotics kit lets you build your own 3D printer

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-03-25 07:00

Plugg.ee Labs's Cortex-M3 based "JuicyBoard" robotics kit is designed for building stepper motor controlled devices like 3D printers or CNC routers.

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