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GNU Rush 2.0 Released For Restricted User Shell

Pon, 07/01/2019 - 15:28
GNU Rush 2.0 is out today as the latest major update to this restricted user shell that allows administrators greater control over the command line support exposed to users as well as system resource control and running remote programs within a chroot...

Red Hat Introduces "Packit-as-a-Service" For Fedora

Pon, 07/01/2019 - 14:10
Packit-as-a-Service has been announced as a GitHub integration app and leveraging the Packit project to provide for upstream CI testing to ensure different software projects continue to build and function fine on Fedora Linux...

Debian 10.0 "Buster" Release Images Are Up For Testing

Pon, 07/01/2019 - 13:56
With Debian 10.0 aiming to release next weekend, the near-final release images have been uploaded with enthusiasts encouraged to test out these builds for spotting any lingering bugs...

KaOS 2019.07 Released For Delivering The Latest KDE Desktop Linux Experience

Pon, 07/01/2019 - 12:59
The KaOS Linux distribution remains one of the best options for those wanting to check out a polished and bleeding-edge KDE desktop experience. Out today is KaOS 2019.07 as the newest stable ISO succeeding their earlier 2019.04 build...

Another Attempt At Reducing GNOME's Mutter Input Latency

Pon, 07/01/2019 - 12:29
Prolific GNOME contributor Daniel Van Vugt of Canonical working to optimize the desktop stack for Ubuntu continues his great upstream-focused work on enhancing the performance of various key components. This past week he posted a new merge request that seeks to lower the input latency further for the Mutter compositor / window manager...

Ubuntu Drama, Clear Linux Speed & WSL2 Sparked Lots Of Interest In June

Pon, 07/01/2019 - 12:08
June was a very interesting month with the varying statements out of Canonical about the future of Ubuntu 32-bit support, AMD's Zen 2 processors and Navi product announcements (benchmarks next week!), Microsoft pushing out the new Windows Terminal and WSL2, Clear Linux continuing to further enhance their offering, and more Linux performance happenings in general...

Mageia 7 Sets Sail With Linux 5.1, KDE Plasma 5.15.4 Desktop

Pon, 07/01/2019 - 11:45
The Mageia Linux distribution of Mandriva/Mandrake descent is kicking off July by shipping Mageia 7, two years after the debut of Mageia 6...

The Linux Kernel Getting Fixed Up For Booting On Some Intel Systems - No "8254"

Ned, 06/30/2019 - 13:34
There have been Linux reports of problems pertaining to "8254 Clock Gating" going back a while but more so recently. This problem is some newer Intel Skylake~Apollolake derived systems particularly with Intel SoCs where certain systems ship with the 8254 PIT to be gated via a special register and up until now that has caused Linux to fail to boot...

NetBSD Is Seeing Better Wine Support Thanks To Google Summer of Code

Ned, 06/30/2019 - 13:22
One of the interesting Google Summer of Code projects on the BSD front this year is porting Wine to run on AMD64 (x86_64) under NetBSD...

Linux 5.2-rc7 Is Quiet & Released On A Boat Somewhere

Ned, 06/30/2019 - 12:44
Linus Torvalds is off in "the middle of nowhere" on one of his well known scuba diving adventures but that didn't stop him from being able to release Linux 5.2-rc7 today like clock-work thanks to tethering of a smartphone...

Vulkan 1.1.113 Brings Two More Extensions

Ned, 06/30/2019 - 12:33
It's been just one week since the release of Vulkan 1.1.112 but it's now been succeeded by Vulkan 1.1.113 and two new extensions are in tow...

KDE Ends Out June With More Bug Fixes & UI Refinements

Ned, 06/30/2019 - 12:28
KDE developer Nate Graham has posted another one of his usability/productivity summaries of the KDE improvements over the past week. There's been another busy week of work on KDE Plasma 5.17, KDE Applications 19.08, and KDE Frameworks 5.60...

A Look At What's On The Table For Linux 5.3 Features

Sob, 06/29/2019 - 12:47
With the Linux 5.2 kernel due to be released in a few weeks and that marking the opening of the Linux 5.3 merge window, here is a look at some of the likely features coming to this next version of the Linux kernel...

Systemd Now Allows Custom BPF Programs To Be Loaded On Cgroups

Sob, 06/29/2019 - 12:11
Systemd now allows loading of custom BPF programs for network traffic filtering that are applied to all sockets created by processes of a given systemd unit...

Waypipe Offers A Transparent Wayland Proxy For Running Programs Over The Network

Sob, 06/29/2019 - 11:55
Waypipe is a transparent Wayland proxy and the latest of several different projects aiming to make it easy running Wayland clients over a network similar to X11's capabilities...

Linux 5.3 To Support The $1,500 Wacom MobileStudio Pro Tablet

Sob, 06/29/2019 - 06:58
In addition to the latest Wacom Intuos Pro Small drawing tablet to be supported by the Linux 5.3 kernel, the high-end (circa $1,500 USD) Wacom MobileStudio Pro tablet is also set to now be supported by this next kernel cycle...

It's Becoming Easier To Develop New Wayland Extensions For Mir

Sob, 06/29/2019 - 05:05
The Mir 1.2 release was aiming to make it easier to develop Mir servers with custom Wayland extensions easier, but in dog feeding the work, Canonical's long-time Mir developer Alan Griffiths realized some shortcomings in the experience...

Raspbian Based On Debian 10 Offering Up Some Performance Improvements For Raspberry Pi

Pet, 06/28/2019 - 16:27
Alongside this week's announcement of the Raspberry Pi 4, the Raspberry Pi Foundation also released a new Raspbian operating system release that is re-based from Debian 9 Stretch to the soon-to-be-released Debian 10 Buster. In benchmarking of these new and old Raspbian releases on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus, there are performance gains to find even if not jumping to the Raspberry Pi 4.

Intel Sends Out Initial Open-Source Linux Graphics Driver Support For Tiger Lake

Pet, 06/28/2019 - 15:03
Intel's tradition of delivering punctual open-source graphics driver support for their hardware continues. While Icelake hardware isn't even hitting the masses yet, Intel developers this week began sending out their initial driver patches for bringing up the graphics on Tiger Lake...

EXT4 Getting Faster Case-Insensitive Performance

Pet, 06/28/2019 - 14:45
The Linux 5.2 kernel brings optional per-directory case-insensitive filenames/folders while with the Linux 5.3 kernel that new EXT4 feature will see better performance...