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GNOME Shell Gets macOS-Like Ability To Close Apps From The Alt-Tab Switcher

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 3:14pm
Taking care of a nearly eight year old feature request, GNOME Shell's Alt-Tab switcher has picked up the ability to close applications, similar to the functionality Apple offers with macOS...

S390 Architecture Gets Spectre Mitigation With "Expoline" & Other Patches

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 1:38pm
Even IBM System/390 "Linux on z" systems are prone to the Spectre security vulnerability. But with Linux 4.16, s390 is getting its initial Spectre Variant One and Two mitigation...

VLC 3.0 Released

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 1:30pm
As expected, the VLC 3.0 media player is now available!..

Experimenting With Fedora Atomic Workstation, But Still Rough Around The Edges

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 12:09pm
Fedora Atomic Workstation is beginning to come together for allowing the core operating system to update atomically as a whole while the desktop applications are expected to be Flatpaks...

Nouveau Updates Submitted For Linux 4.16, Bringing GP108 & Kepler Clock Gating

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 11:49am
Last week the big DRM feature update for Linux 4.16 was sent in that included many AMDGPU updates, AMDKFD HSA updates, better Intel Cannonlake graphics support, Jetson TX2 display support, MSM DEVFREQ handling, and much more. But missing were any open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver changes. There is now a secondary DRM pull request with Nouveau updates...

Mesa 18.0-RC4 Released With More Fixes

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 11:32am
Mesa 18.0, the first new Mesa 3D release of 2018, is coming up quite soon while today brings the fourth release candidate...

GammaRay 2.9 Released For Inspecting Qt Applications

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 11:27am
KDAB, the Qt-focused consulting firm, has released GammaRay 2.9. GammaRay is their project allowing for introspection of Qt applications, similar in nature to the GTK Inspector...

KDE Plasma Had A Silly But Serious Security Bug

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 11:10am
If you are a KDE user and haven't yet upgraded to Plasma 5.12, you may want to do so soon, or one of the recent point releases -- especially if your system is potentially accessible by others to insert rogue flash/memory devices...

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Policy Forming For Allowing Snaps By Default

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 2:58am
Steve Langasek of Canonical has laid out a draft proposal about allowing Snaps to be shipping by default with the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release...

Chrome 65 Now In Beta With The CSS Paint API

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:40pm
Google released the latest beta of the Chrome/Chromium web-browser today. Chrome 65 Beta isn't as exciting as some past browser updates, but there are still some new additions to note...

New Slimbook KDE Plasma Ultrabook Rolled Out

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 7:28pm
The KDE community and the Odin Group have announced a new version of the Slimbook, the KDE-branded laptop running Neon. While it's an improvement over last year's model, it's still a tough sell against other laptops/ultrabooks...

Spectre V1 Mitigation & Other Spectre/Meltdown Updates For 64-bit ARM On Linux 4.16

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 6:50pm
Last week was the updates providing initial Spectre Variant Two and Meltdown mitigation for 64-bit ARM hardware on the Linux 4.16 kernel. This week as the Linux 4.16 merge window nears the end, Spectre Variant One mitigation has come for ARM64 as well as other Spectre V2 / Meltdown updates...

OpenSUSE Leap 15 Will Ship With Plasma Wayland Option

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 5:18pm
This summer's release of openSUSE Leap 15 that is currently in beta and built off the sources of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 will feature a KDE Plasma on Wayland option...

PostgreSQL 10.2 Released With A Ton Of Security & Bug Fixes

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:34pm
PostgreSQL 10.2 is now available as the latest point release to PostgreSQL 10...

Intel & AMD IOMMU Improvements Slated For Linux 4.16

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 3:16pm
With the in-development Linux 4.16 kernel there are improvements to note for both AMD and Intel users...

Valve Has Hired Another Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developer

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 1:32pm
Valve has onboarded another open-source Linux graphics driver developer...

Google Rolls Out cpu_features Library

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 1:00pm
Google's cpu_features library makes it easier for detecting modern CPU capabilities like FMA, SSE, and AVX extensions when writing hand-tuned code...

VLC 3.0 Should Be Out By The End Of The Week

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:57pm
The long sought after VLC 3.0 multimedia player release will be here anytime now...

AMDKFD GPUVM Support Updated For Radeon Discrete GPUs

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:29am
Many of you have been anxious to get ROCm/OpenCL compute working with the open-source Radeon Linux driver on modern GPUs while using a mainline kernel and that day continues inching closer...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Already Shipping KDE Plasma 5.12, Mesa 18.0

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:03am
Maintainers of openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release packages continue in being very punctual with their package updates...