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Dell TB15/TB16 Thunderbolt Docks Should Soon Work Better On Linux

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 1:33pm
There are many bug reports out there about issues with Dell's TB15 and TB16 Thunderbolt docks under Linux, but at least some of those remaining issues should be cleared up by a pending fix...

Slackware Turns 24 Years Old

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 10:21am
Slackware, the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained, has turned 24 years old...

GCC vs. Clang Compilers On The Intel Core i9 With Clear Linux

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 10:13am
For those curious about the GCC versus LLVM Clang compilers with Intel's new Core i9 7900X, earlier this month I had ran some compiler benchmarks on this high-end processor...

New Features Coming For Glibc 2.26

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 10:03am
Given our recent articles of Glibc enabling a per-thread cache for malloc and Fedora 27 will use glibc 2.26, you may be curious about some of the other features coming to this next version of the GNU C Library...

Vulkan 1.0.55 Released With Various Fixes/Clarifications

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 9:45am
Last week marked the significant Vulkan 1.0.54 update with new extensions and other improvements while coming out today is the much smaller Vulkan 1.0.55 update...

I Had A Tough Time Deciding What GPU To Use On My Main Fedora Linux Workstation

Sun, 16/07/2017 - 3:08pm
This week I've been working on transitioning my main production workstation to Fedora 26, but I had a really tough time this cycle deciding which graphics card to use, even with having dozens at my disposal...

Fedora 27 Will See 32-bit UEFI, Glibc 2.27, Bay/Cherry Trail Improvements

Sun, 16/07/2017 - 2:46pm
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) on Friday approved a number of the early change proposals for Fedora 27...

Mageia 6 Officially Released, Now Defaults To GRUB 2 & KDE Plasma 5

Sun, 16/07/2017 - 2:35pm
The Mageia Linux distribution derived from Mandriva and its lineage back to Mandrake is now out with their long-awaited Version 6 release...

C++20 Feature Talk Heats Up At Latest C++ ISO Meeting

Sun, 16/07/2017 - 1:13pm
Herb Sutter has once again provided a nice recap of the latest ISO C++ standards meeting that just wrapped up in Toronto...

The New Changes & Features Of The Linux 4.13 Kernel

Sun, 16/07/2017 - 12:02pm
With Linux 4.13-rc1 having been released, here's my original look at the new features coming for the Linux 4.13 kernel and the other changes merged over the past two weeks of this new cycle.

Linux 4.13-rc1 Kernel Released

Sun, 16/07/2017 - 1:45am
Linus Torvalds has announced the end of the Linux 4.13 kernel merge window one day early and with that 4.13-rc1 is now available...

Vulkan 1.0.54 Lands In Mesa For Intel ANV, Some RADV Extensions

Sat, 15/07/2017 - 4:22pm
It's fabulous to see how promptly the Mesa Vulkan drivers are receiving support for new extensions...

UBIFS Gets Statx Support, Better Encryption In Linux 4.13

Sat, 15/07/2017 - 2:52pm
The Linux 4.13 kernel changes for the UBIFS file-system have been submitted...

The Regressed State Of KDE Plasma On Wayland, But Things Should Get Better

Sat, 15/07/2017 - 2:40pm
KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin has written a blog post explaining the issues they've run into with KDE Plasma on Wayland and how changes to Qt have set them back months in their Wayland session support...

It Looks Like Intel Could Begin Pushing Graphics Tech More Seriously

Sat, 15/07/2017 - 12:01pm
It looks like with the next few generations of Intel processors, they will be coming with more serious graphics upgrades...

FreeBSD 11.1 RC3 Released As The Final Build Is Near

Sat, 15/07/2017 - 11:44am
FreeBSD 11.1 remains on track for releasing later this month...

Linux 4.13 Thermal Management Sees Some Improvements For CPU_Cooling

Sat, 15/07/2017 - 11:32am
The thermal management updates have landed in the Linux 4.13 code-base...

Mesa 17.1.5 Brings More Fixes To Open-Source GPU Driver Users

Sat, 15/07/2017 - 2:19am
Andres Gomez of Igalia has announced Mesa 17.1.5 as the newest point release to the current Mesa 3D stable series...

Ubuntu 17.10: Continued Work On VA-API, Switching To GDM

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 8:12pm
Will Cooke of Canonical has posted the latest weekly status update concerning happenings for the desktop on Ubuntu 17.10...

System76 Might Make Their Own OS Installer, Will Ship Automatic Firmware Updates

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 7:26pm
Linux laptop vendor System76 has provided a status update on their activities around their Pop!_OS Linux distribution...