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  1. M

    Microsoft Teams for Linux. Is it any good?

    Microsoft just released the first version of Teams client for linux after so much demand and countless requests by the community. How does it stack up against the Windows version? Is it any good?
  2. R

    Which distro to install on IBM ThinkPad x41 (Centrino 1.5Ghz/1.5GB RAM)? Want to learn Linux on it..

    I have an IBM ThinkPad X41 laptop with an Intel Pentium M 1.5Ghz CPU and 1.5GB DDR2 and a 40GB ATA hard drive (It's one of those 1.8 inch 9mm ones, I believe... not even a FULL 2.5 inch one). It's a tablet with pen input available. I don't think I can put in any more RAM and I don't know if...
  3. B

    As predicted: Windows as a PPV service...

    Only since they announced Win8 and the SCo-Linux debacles, have I predicted that 1) Windows would go pay-per-view Windows-as-a-service, and 2) they would roll Linux into the OS, possibly turning the OS into a version of Linux. Seems like it's gonna come true. Imagine that.
  4. D

    navi support (rather lack thereof)

    Running Debian unstable. Kernel 5.3-rc8 latest firmware including the navi firmware Tried using mesa git (19.2 branch) with llvm10 and it built fully but all attempts to use the amdgpu driver resulted in xorg messages saying that 2d and 3d acceleration were disabled. Additionally I dont...
  5. J

    Is it possible to shrink, in-place, ZFS pools?

    I have an Intel NUC NUC8i7BEH with a Samsung 970 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD installed in it. My OS is Linux Mint Cinnamon 64-bit 19.2 . I'm running off of ZFS root with two pools : rpool and bpool, where bpool is everything under "/boot". Just yesterday, while performing an update, the update failed...
  6. A

    Using cheap SSDs in RAID in 2019?

    I'm looking for some advice on a cheap solution for fast(ish) storage for VMs. I was thinking of using 2 x 1TB Samsung 860 Evo in an MDADM RAID 1 setup on Linux. Since I will be sharing out this storage as ISCSI for ESXI (i.e. it will be a big chunk of storage shared out, not individual files...
  7. Cerulean

    Lightest Live Linux OS that supports making Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections?

    I am looking for a lightweight live Linux OS that would allow me to connect to a machine running Windows OS via RDP.
  8. cageymaru

    Microsoft Will Ship a Linux Kernel with Windows

    Microsoft has announced that it will be shipping a Linux kernel with Windows. The Windows Subsystem for Linux: WSL 2 will bring full support for Docker and other Linux features to Windows. This will be the first time a Linux kernel is shipped with Windows and it is based on the 4.19 version of...
  9. P

    VMs, Guest-to-Host Writes & bcache

    Background My workstation serves as a VirtualBox host for several Linux desktop VMs. The workstation has a Samsung 970 Pro as its boot device, with two Samsung 850 EVOs as a RAID 0 scratch drive. I have an external drive (two 1TB mechanicals in RAID 1) connected to the host which exposes its...
  10. R

    .jnlp Problem Ubuntu 18.04

    javafx/beans/property/readonly object property internal error occurred. Please contact customer support I downloaded the latest Oracle Java in Ubuntu 18.04 and also I installed iced tea to run .jnlp. After so long I had some troubles with the start of the .jnlp but I make it run pointing the...
  11. cageymaru

    Linux Gaming Across 9 Distros [Review in Progress]

    Jason Evangelho of Forbes has started a Linux series where he reviews various Linux distributions (distros) for ease of use and performance in regards to Linux gaming. Jason's series isn't about just running benchmarks as he asks questions that everyday users would need to find out. Where am I...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Linux 5.0 Release Includes FreeSync Support and Spectre Mitigation

    The Linux 5.0 kernel has been released, and among other things, it officially adds support for freesync displays on AMD GPUs. Phoronix notes that AMD previously supported FreeSync on Linux, " via their hybrid driver package with its DKMS module in Radeon Software," but posted a tutorial for...
  13. IdiotInCharge

    Linux and Audio

    Fuck me is this shit annoying. In wanting to get a more recent kernel, Ubuntu supporting 4.18 tops, and wanting an RHEL related distro, I put Fedora 29 on my ultrabook. This one has had audio issues before, which magically disappeared over time. And this is different. Now audio starts, then...
  14. cageymaru

    Team Cherry Announces Hollow Knight: Silksong

    Team Cherry has announced that the sequel to the best selling Hollow Knight video game is in production. Hollow Knight: Silksong will feature Hornet in a completely new adventure. Hollow Knight: Silksong started off as a DLC for the original game, but the 3 man development team kept adding in...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    Forbes Tries To Game on Linux

    Thanks to Valve's Proton Initiative and related development efforts, gaming on Linux is faster and easier than ever, but just how easy does that make it? Forbes reporter Jason Evangelho decided to find out, as he (seemingly) used Linux as his primary PC gaming platform for 6 months. Jason said...
  16. cageymaru

    Wendell Answers Questions About AMD Threadripper Regression Testing

    Wendell from Level1Techs has released a new video where he discusses the one Windows kernel policy and scaling, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX performance regressions in some programs under Windows, Coreprio testing anomalies, more Epyc 7551P testing, NUMA, UMA and more. His contacts within...
  17. cageymaru

    Here Is the AMD EPYC "Rome" C-Ray Demo

    AMD has released a new live demo of its prototype 2nd generation AMD EPYC "Rome" 64 core 7nm CPU vs 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M CPUs where the workload is C-Ray. C-Ray is a floating point intensive benchmark that renders images. The systems in the demo rendered a total of 3 images; a 1080p...
  18. cageymaru

    Valve Increases the Usability of Proton in the Latest Steam Client Beta

    The Linux PC gaming community received a nice surprise with the release of the latest Steam Beta client. Steam Play now works on non-Steam game shortcuts which allows Linux PC gamers to use Proton to play games from other services. For example, the author of the article was able to get a copy of...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Radeon 7 Will Have Day One Linux Support

    Over the weekend, an AMD representative told Forbes that the Radeon VII will support Linux on day 1, right out of the box. That apparently wasn't the case for the recently released RX 590. Today, Phoronix did some more digging into support for Vega GPUs on Linux, and found references to enhanced...
  20. cageymaru

    The Humble Bundle Winter Sale Is Live

    Humble Bundle is having a Winter Sale. They have games like the award winning Monster Hunter: World, Hunt: Showdown, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Tekken 7, Civilization VI, HellBlade: Senua's Sacrifice, and more on sale. They even have an extensive selection of VR games and Nintendo titles too! For...
  21. cageymaru

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Performance Regressions Linked to a Windows Bug

    Wendell at Level1Techs has done extensive testing of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX systems in an attempt to find out what is causing performance regressions under Windows. When AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processors first arrived on the scene, the performance regressions observed were blamed...
  22. cageymaru

    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Development Dumps Linux and Mac Support

    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was one of the most successful video game Kickstarter campaigns of 2015 as it raised over $5.5 million during its funding phase. Backers of the game were reassured by Koji Igarashi (IGA) himself that donating more to the project to reach clearly outlined stretch...
  23. cageymaru

    The Epic Games Store Is Now Live

    Yesterday we reported that Epic Games was launching its own game store that would only take a 12% cut of sales compared to the 30% that the Steam Store takes. Today I'm happy to report that the Epic Games Store is now live. From December 14th to December 27th the game Subnautica will be free and...
  24. cageymaru

    Here Is Battlefield V Multiplayer Running on the Linux Operating System

    GloriousEggroll on YouTube has uploaded a video of Battlefield V running on the Linux operating system with 1080p Ultra settings. Any stuttering seen in the video is common to DXVK due to the state cache building up. Once the state cache is built, the stutter goes away. His channel features many...
  25. cageymaru

    The Steam Link App Is Now in Beta on Raspberry Pi

    The Steam Link app is now available in beta on the Raspberry Pi 3 and 3 B+ running Raspbian Stretch. I'm glad to see Valve Software creating this outlet for users that want the hardware functionality of the Steam Link. Of course the original Steam Link is now discontinued as the Steam Store...
  26. cageymaru

    AMD FreeSync Support Slated for Inclusion in Linux Kernel 4.21

    According to Michael Larabel of Phoronix, FreeSync support (or VESA Adaptive-Sync / HDMI VRR) is going to be merged with the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel cycle. This will enable full FreeSync support for Linux gamers who own an AMD GPU! Mr Larabel also found new AMD Zen linux-firmware, and a...
  27. AlphaAtlas

    Ubuntu 18.04 Gets 10 Year Lifespan Ahead of Canonical IPO

    At a keynote in Berlin, Canonical's founder Mark Shuttleworth said that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is getting a 10 year support period, which is 5 years longer than normal. This extension is specifically aimed at the IoT, financial services and telecommunications market, where products will often operate...
  28. cageymaru

    Samsung Is Bringing the Linux Environment to Smartphones

    Samsung is launching a Linux on DeX beta for certain Samsung smartphones. The Note9 and Tab S4 are the first phones that Samsung has officially sanctioned to be allowed to run a Linux environment and connect to a monitor with a single cable for a PC-like experience. This will allow users to...
  29. P

    Looking For A Microphone

    I'm in the market for a microphone Basic requirements: - Connects via USB - Works well with GNU/Linux (i.e. just plug it in and it works) - Ideal for Skype/Discord/Teamspeak/Mumble - Decent brand and/or build quality I've never purchased one of these before, so if anyone can identify any...
  30. AlphaAtlas

    Linus Torvalds Returns to Linux Development

    The BBC reports that Linus Torvalds has returned to his position as chief of Linux development. The outspoken developer took a 1 month break to reflect on his own behavior, where he reportedly sought out professional help. In response to complaints, Linus published an essay just before taking...
  31. cageymaru

    Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" Has Been Released and More Linux News

    The latest version of Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" has been released. Along with the new version of Linux, Canonical has released statistics from users that opted in to complete a survey when installing 18.04 LTS. Phoronix has a list of some of the highlights that users should look forward...
  32. cageymaru

    Linux Application Scaling Featuring 128 Threads from Dual AMD EPYC 7601 Processors

    Michael Larabel of Phoronix has conducted a test of Linux application scaling on up to 128 threads. He chose a Dell PowerEdge R7425 server featuring two AMD EPYC 7601 processors for a total of 64 cores and 128 threads, 512GB of RAM (16 x 32GB DDR4), and 20 x 500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSDs. He ran...
  33. cageymaru

    Microsoft Joins OIN with a Portfolio of 60,000 issued Patents

    Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN) with the intentions of protecting Linux and open-source software from patent assertions waged by "patent trolls." They are bringing 60,000 issued patents to the organization and hope that their joining will attract others to the...
  34. Pieter3dnow

    Kernel not being updated for security on phones

    https://fudzilla.com/news/mobile/47337-phone-vendors-are-not-updating-their-linux-kernels From an interview with Greg Kroah-Hartman describes how big of a mess it is in the mobile environment regarding secure devices from several vendors.
  35. cageymaru

    AT&T Releases Specifications for White Box Cell Site Gateway 5G Routers

    AT&T has submitted detailed specifications to the Open Compute Project for a white box cell site gateway router. "This “white box” blueprint is a reference design that any hardware maker can use as a guide to build these routers." Tens of thousands of these routers will be deployed at cell...
  36. cageymaru

    SteamVR Has Been Updated with Bug Fixes and Assets

    SteamVR has been updated with a lot of bug fixes and a reprojection and timing update as Valve says that they have "improved the smoothness and reliability of the reprojection system. More improvements are planned." The performance of the compositor distortion renderer has been increased by...
  37. cageymaru

    AMD to Showcase SMACH Z Handheld Gaming Console at the Tokyo Game Show

    The SMACH Z console has had a rough time being completed after its successful Kickstarter campaign finished in October 2016. The developers have had to contend with setbacks such as a breached manufacturing contract, but the company has rebounded to announce that they will be shipping units...
  38. AlphaAtlas

    Linus Torvalds is Taking a Break from Linux Development

    Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, announced that he's taking a break from Linux development. While he's a prolific contributor to Linux, Linus is also known for being rather outspoken, to put it mildly. In the announcement, he apologized to community members his personal behavior may...
  39. cageymaru

    AMD Patches in Support for FreeSync to Linux

    AMD developer Nicholas Kazlauskas has uploaded a series of patches, that when eventually added to the Linux kernel, will enable 'FreeSync' within Linux. Adaptive sync is the Displayport spec and variable refresh rate is the same but pertains to the HDMI spec that allows for graphics adapters...
  40. cageymaru

    The State of Linux Gaming After the Advent of Steam Play and Other Tools

    Jason Evangelho has taken a deeper dive into Linux, Lies and Steam Play compatible video games. He touches on subjects such as ease of use when it comes to making Windows games run on Linux. Liam Dawe, of Gaming on Linux fame, assists Jason on his journey into gaming on the OS and it is nice...
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