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May
27th

openSUSE Leap 15 Released! See the New Features

Author: Abhishek Prakash | Files under syndicated

The latest openSUSE release Leap 15 is here with updated software, Wayland support and an easier upgrade procedure to the famed SUSE Linux Enterprise Edition.


May
27th

Jade: New Linux Desktop Built On Python, HTML5 & JavaScript

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

The Jade Desktop Environment is a new effort from the Sparky Linux crew, a Debian derivative, at delivering a new Linux desktop option…


May
27th

Looks Like GNOME’s Nautilus File Manager Will Allow Running of Binaries, Scripts

Author: Marius Nestor | Files under syndicated

After deciding to remove the ability to run binaries and programs from the Nautilus file manager, the GNOME development team announced that they’d allow running of binaries and scripts after all.


May
27th

Vulkan Virgl Has Kicked Off For Supporting This Graphics/Compute API Within VMs

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

Of the hundreds of projects for this year’s Google Summer of Code, there are many interesting GSoC 2018 projects but one of those that I am most excited for is Vulkan-Virgl for getting this modern API supported with hardware acceleration by guest virtu…


May
27th

Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong

Author: Mike Elgan | Files under syndicated

Google’s slow, limited, browser-only, cloud-centric laptop platform is now the most powerful and capable user platform on the planet.


May
27th

A VR Developer’s Thoughts On The Current Mess Of APIs & Hardware

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

The current VR landscape is fragmented and quite a mess with the lack of standardization and wide variety of hardware capabilities at this point, though fortunately the forthcoming OpenXR standard coming out of The Khronos Group for a standard API for …


May
27th

AMDVLK Driver Lands Half-Float Additions, Many Other Improvements

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

There’s been another weekly-ish public code push to the AMDVLK open-source AMD Vulkan Linux driver stack and this time around it’s heavy on feature work…


May
27th

GDPR Oddsmakers: Who, Where, When Will Enforcement Hit First?

Author: Sara Peters | Files under syndicated

Alarm bells are ringing. The grace period is over. As of today, supervisory authorities are officially free to lay down enforcement action for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Now come the real questions: who gets hit fir…


May
27th

Vega M Graphics On Intel Kabylake G CPUs Are Beginning To Work Under Linux

Author: Phoronix | Files under syndicated

We have been covering the Linux driver upbringing of “Vega M” for the Vega/Polaris graphics found in select newer Intel “Kabylake G” processors. The code is still in flight before it will work in all released versions of the Linux driver components, bu…


May
27th

Pidgin / Libpurple SkypeWeb Plugin Sees New Stable Release

Author: bob@lxer.com | Files under syndicated

SkypeWeb is a plugin that allows using Skype in Pidgin / libpurple chat clients. The plugin can be used to send instant messages and participate in group chats, but it does not yet support voice / video calling.