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Debian 10.0 "Buster" Now Available - Powered By Linux 4.19, GNOME + Wayland

Phoronix - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 08:12
After a long day of preparations, Debian 10.0 "Buster" is now available as planned with the CD/DVD images having just hit the mirrors...

Debian 10.0 "Buster" Now Available - Powered By Linux 4.19, GNOME + Wayland - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 08:12
Debian 10.0 "Buster" Now Available - Powered By Linux 4.19, GNOME + Wayland  Phoronix

After a long day of preparations, Debian 10.0 "Buster" is now available as planned with the CD/DVD images having just hit the mirrors. Debian 10 is making use ...

More RadeonSI Navi Improvements Are Pending

Phoronix - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 22:29
A few days ago the Navi 10 support landed in AMD's open-source RadeonSI OpenGL driver within Mesa 19.2. It looks like landing in the next few days will be some follow-up work to address some features and performance for the soon-to-ship Radeon RX 5700 series...

Wine-Staging 4.12 Adds In New Patches

Phoronix - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 20:32
Hot off yesterday's Wine 4.12 release, the Wine-Staging crew has announced their v4.12 release that is carrying more than 800 patches atop upstream Wine...

Microsoft Aiming For A Linux Development Workflow Around WSL + VS Code Remote

Phoronix - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 19:23
Not a particularly new feature itself, but recently Microsoft has begun promoting a workflow for developers of encouraging them to use Windows 10 to do Linux development by leveraging Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Visual Studio Code Remote...

GameMode Seeing Improvement Work For Better Integration With GNOME

Phoronix - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 19:13
Feral's GameMode as the Linux gaming mode daemon to try to put the system in an optimized state automatically when running Linux games is seeing another possible addition thanks to GNOME developer Christian Kellner of Red Hat...

GCC 10 Lands The Zstd LTO Bytecode Compression Support

Phoronix - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 19:07
As a follow-up to the story about GCC eyeing Zstd compression for its LTO data, that support has now been merged into the GCC 10 code compiler...

Linux AEST Driver Sent Out For ARM Error Source Table

Phoronix - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 18:52
ARM Error Source Table is an extension of ACPI that provides a table for RAS errors. Support for this new error table is being worked on with the new "AEST" Linux kernel driver...

Confirmed: Microsoft Wants Security Advice From Linux - Forbes

Google News - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 17:14
Confirmed: Microsoft Wants Security Advice From Linux  Forbes

Microsoft is no stranger to security problems as I have reported here at Forbes on far too many occasions for my liking. From the BlueKeep ticking time bomb that ...

Microsoft applies to join Linux security inner sanctum - MSPoweruser

Google News - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 07:38
Microsoft applies to join Linux security inner sanctum  MSPoweruser

Microsoft recently revealed that it runs more Linux than Windows 10 jobs on their Azure servers. Keeping all those instances secure is obviously very important ...

Wine 4.12 Supports More Plug & Play Drivers, Better Visual Studio Remote Debugging

Phoronix - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 04:58
Wine 4.12 is now available as the newest bi-weekly development release of this program for running Windows software on Linux...

Microsoft wants to join private Linux security developer board - Windows Central

Google News - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 04:35
Microsoft wants to join private Linux security developer board  Windows Central

Microsoft has applied to join a private group of Linux developers responsible for reporting and discussing security issues before they go public.

Google Chromebook Challenger PineBook Pro Gets Privacy Switches And July Pre-Order Date - Forbes

Google News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 23:29
Google Chromebook Challenger PineBook Pro Gets Privacy Switches And July Pre-Order Date  Forbes

The PineBook Pro is shaping up to be a fantastic value for $199, especially after a surprise announcement privacy advocates will love.

Golang Malware Targets Linux-Based Servers - Infosecurity Magazine

Google News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 22:51
Golang Malware Targets Linux-Based Servers  Infosecurity Magazine

A cryptominer campaign has been targeting Linux-based servers using a new Golang malware, according to research published by F5 Labs. Though not often ...

Lessons in Vendor Lock-in: Google and Huawei - Linux Journal

Google News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 19:39
Lessons in Vendor Lock-in: Google and Huawei  Linux Journal

What happens when you're locked in to a vendor that's too big to fail, but is on the opposite end of a trade war? The story of Google no longer giving Huawei ...

Linux's Performance-Boosting FSGSBASE Support Dropped For Now Over Serious Bugs

Phoronix - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 18:45
While we had been looking forward to Intel FSGSBASE support for yielding some performance benefits especially in areas impacted by Spectre / Meltdown / Foreshadow / Zombieload, after the support was queued for merging into Linux 5.3, the code has now been reverted over "serious bugs" with the implementation...

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