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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. cageymaru

    The Performance Cost of Security Mitigation on Linux 4.19

    Michael Larabel from Phoronix has run three Intel Xeon and two AMD EPYC systems through a battery of testing including a virtual machine to determine the performance cost that security mitigation patches such as Spectre, Meltdown, and Foreshadow have had on the platforms under Linux. The Linux...
  5. cageymaru

    Steam Play Evolves as Valve Adds Tools for Windows to Linux Compatibility

    Valve has been hard at work funding the creation of open source tools to make Windows games compatible with the Linux operating system (OS). The end goal is to create a better more robust version of Steam Play. The first tool called Proton is a version of Wine that is directly funded by Valve...
  6. DooKey

    Valve Seems To Be Working On Tools To Get Windows Games Running On Linux

    According to the folks at Ars Technica, Valve may be working on a tool called Steam Play that will help some Windows games run on SteamOS. They base this speculation on a Reddit thread that showed Steam GUI files that talked about Steam Play. This tool will have a list of supported titles and...
  7. cageymaru

    Open Data Blender Benchmark Tests Your System's Ability to Run Blender

    Blender is an free and open source 3D creation suite which appeals to a demographic ranging from professionals to amateur video editors. Now they want to assist developers with understanding their system's ability to run Blender. A Blender Benchmark has been developed and released as a beta...
  8. cageymaru

    Dolphin Emulator Is Back on the Google Play Store

    The Dolphin Emulator is back on the Google Play store after a long hiatus. As always you have to acquire and own the Gamecube and Wii games that you run on the emulator. If you're not interested in running an emulator on your potato phone, then the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions can be found...
  9. cageymaru

    OpenWrt 18.06.0 Has Been Released

    OpenWrt is an open source Linux operating system targeting embedded devices such as routers, smartphones, pocket computers, and residential gateways. OpenWrt version 18.06.0 is the first stable version after the OpenWrt/LEDE project merger and the source code is available on the project's...
  10. cageymaru

    Star Ruler 2 Is Now Open Source

    Star Ruler 2 is a massive scale 4X/RTS set in space that supports both the Windows and Linux operating systems (OS). Blind Mind Studios has announced that they are making the entire game and assets open source. The source code files for both OS can be found here, but you're going to have to...
  11. cageymaru

    Steam Chat and SteamOS Get Major Feature-Rich Overhauls

    Steam chat has gotten a major overhaul which includes a new sleek web browser integration in the latest update. You can drag friends into chat groups and post GIFs, tweets, videos and even upload pictures directly into the Steam client or your browser. I can share my favorite video game...
  12. B

    BloodyIron on Linux Gaming - YouTube

    Hi Folks, By now, you may have seen this: And I'm sure some of you might have felt like this: Well, I'm BloodyIron, and I'm now working on something I've been mulling over for like 2 years. I'm going to start a YouTube series, as part of a channel of mine (which does not yet have...
  13. cageymaru

    Linux In the News

    Linux has gotten a rave review from Jason Evangelho after giving it a two week trial on his Dell XPS 13. Jason wandered into the Linux rabbit hole after 350GB of time sensitive data during a file transfer that was interrupted by an unannounced Windows 10 update and blue screen. He found that...
  14. R

    Samba Problem Lets Any User Change Admin Passwords

    The Register is reporting that "On a Samba 4 Active Directory domain controller (AD DC) any authenticated user can change other users' passwords over LDAP, including the passwords of administrative users and service accounts." The problem is in all versions of Samba from 4.0.0 and newer where it...
  15. R

    fail0verflow Gets Linux GUI Running On Nintendo Switch

    We reported earlier this month that hacker group fail0verflow had gotten Linux to run on the Nintendo Switch due to a flaw in the boot ROM of the Nvidia Tegra X1 SOC. Now fail0verflow has upped the ante by posting a video on Twitter of a fully working Linux GUI on the switch. Slashgear is...
  16. R

    Linus Torvalds Rips Into Intel

    In a public email chain, the Linux inventor Linus Torvalds, and David Woodhouse, engineer at Amazon in the UK discuss Intel's "fix" for Meltdown/spectre. Never one to pull punches Torvalds exclaims "the patches are COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE." I can't even pretend to understand the technical...
  17. S

    Mining advice/suggestions

    Recently started mining and by recently I mean last night. Most of my rigs are ITX so all are single GPU setups; 2x270x, and a 380. Currently mining monero with claymore and getting 420-450H/s on the 270xs and 455-550H/s on the 380. I am using nicehash for CPU mining on two of the three...
  18. DooKey

    Vulkan Open-Source Linux Driver Coming Before Christmas

    Vulkan has been out for nearly 2 years now and Linux users have been patiently (maybe not so patiently) waiting for open-source drivers. According to Phoronix, AMD is going to release those drivers in the next few days. These drivers are being released under the GPUOpen initiative and will be...
  19. K

    What Tool for Automation?

    I am looking for something like Puppet or Chef that can be used for automation. It needs to be agentless, and preferably free or at least not very expensive. I would like it to at least work with Windows and VMware, but support for Linux and network devices would also be nice. I was considering...
  20. M

    AMDGPU-Pro Beta Mining Driver 17.40 for Linux Notes

    AMD released version 17.40 update for AMDGPU-Pro Beta Mining Driver for Linux. Release notes and instructions can be found over here. Compatible Operating Systems RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (64-bit version) CentOS 7.3 (64-bit version) Ubuntu 16.04.3 (64-bit version) Introduces Large Page...
  21. R

    AMD Confirms Linux Marginality Problem, Doesn't Affect Epyc or Threadripper

    AMD is now able to confirm they have reproduced the Ryzen "segmentation fault issue" and are working with affected customers. AMD characterize it as a performance marginality problem exclusive to certain workloads on Linux. The faults are found to occur with many, parallel compilation workloads...
  22. R

    Window Controls In Ubuntu Will Move To The Right

    Ubuntu will begin shipping with the minimize, maximize, and close buttons on the right-hand side of windows in October, after a survey carried out last month showed that 53.8% of respondents saying they prefer them on the right. Ubuntu is making this change after 7 years of the controls being on...
  23. T

    Graphical glitches with a stable graphics card, where does the issue come from?

    Hi, my current system is equipped with a Gigabyte GV-N670OC-2GD (with two monitors) and an Intel i5-3750K, running Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon in dual boot. I've been sighting graphical glitches for the past few days, sometimes one of my screens flashes black for a few frames...
  24. Zarathustra[H]

    Linux.MulDrop.14 Malware Mines for Cryptocurrency Using Raspberry Pi Devices

    A few weeks ago we reported on Adylkuzz, a malware that uses the same attack vector as the WannaCry ransomware, but rather than extort you for money by holding your data hostage, it installs cryptocurrency mining software on your machine, and mines cryptocurrency to the benefit of its creator...
  25. S

    Linux performance still a let down on desktop.

    I am not talking about the small market share. I am talking about how poorly it does simply things like drag a window across the screen. I have been using Linux for 20+ years. I first tried slackware from a stack of floppies I copied at my universities computer room in 1994. I have used it...
  26. R

    2018 Camry Using Open-Source Linux Infotainment

    Toyota has announced that as an option for the 2018 Camry, you can get "Automotive Grade Linux" as the backbone of the Infotainment system. Toyota is still using Entune branding, with AGL 3.0 forming the base for its latest Entune 3.0 system in the Camry. This could be pretty interesting in my...
  27. D

    Best OS for Atom + 2GB Ram Netbook

    Hello, I have recently goring a few Levono S10-3 Netbooks they come with a Atom 450 CPU at 1.6Ghz (Single Core) and 2 GB of ram. They look almost new, but come with Windows XP licensees. So I have been looking into lightweight linux OS to run instead. I have tried Mint 18.1 Mate 32 Bit...
  28. C

    Nested Setup for UC Lab

    Hello there, I plan on building a nested setup using VMware Workstation with ESxi 6.5 on a Windows 7 system that I will also use for my day-to-day needs (programming, gaming, multimedia etc). The setup will be used for labbing Cisco Unified Communications and also for studying for the VCP and...
  29. W

    F23 Server - "Unknown Error" During Installation - DeviceTreeError?

    Background: I'm totally new to linux and my end goal is to get an Amahi 9 based home server setup (which requires Fedora 23 Server to be installed first). I had previous success with an older set of hardware that I used as a trial run before investing in new hardware and additional storage. The...
  30. cageymaru

    Linux Build of Mad Max Under Vulkan API Boosts Nvidia 1080 Ti Performance 100%

    Feral Interactive has released a new Linux Mad Max build that brings the Vulkan API to the game. This new build alleviates the CPU bottlenecks that the OpenGL version was plagued with and boosts performance of the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti by up to 100%! This performance boost is prevalent throughout...
  31. cageymaru

    Vulkan Multi-GPU Support - Not Just for Windows 10

    The Vulkan Working Group in Khronos has confirmed that Windows 10 is not required for Multi-GPU support. They admit that the wording contained in the original statement was easily misinterpreted. Khronos states that WDDM is just one of the options that they were releasing as a package of...
  32. cageymaru

    Kdenlive Video Editor now has a Windows Version

    Usually you hear about applications that transition from Windows to Linux. But the developers of Kdenlive have flipped this development cycle on its head with the recent release of a Windows version in addition to the already well received Linux version. Kdenlive is non-linear video editor...
  33. cageymaru

    Star Citizen to Exclusively Use the Vulkan API

    According to staff at Cloud Imperium Games, the space combat and adventure game Star Citizen is going to exclusively use the Vulkan API in the future. They go on to state that DX12 and Vulkan have the same feature set and similar performance gains, but Vulkan can be ported to more OS's whereas...
  34. Zarathustra[H]

    AMD's Ryzen Will Really Like a Newer Linux Kernel

    I know with the upcoming Ryzen launch, a lot of you have been pre-ordering your CPU's. Here's a little bit of a heads up for those of you who like your alternative flavors of operating systems. One of the weak spots with Linux has always been its support for brand new hardware, and Ryzen...
  35. Zarathustra[H]

    Another Linux Kernel Vulnerability Leading To Local Root From Unprivileged Processes

    How about that. In a world where Microsoft puts off a patch Tuesday in February with known 0-day exploits in the wild, a new Linux exploit has been discovered, and fixed in Git a week before it was announced giving distribution managers time to patch it in their repositories. You have to...
  36. Zarathustra[H]

    Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Gaming Performance With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/1080

    Phoronix has an article up today comparing gaming performance between Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux on Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 and 1080 GPU's. It seems like not so long ago we were hearing from Valve, that they anticipated their Source engine based games to, in many cases, perform better under...
  37. Zarathustra[H]

    Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/i5/i7 - NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux Gaming Performance

    Those Open Source fanatics over at Phoronix have a nice comparison of how 5 different Intel CPU's with 5 different AMD and Nvidia GPU's perform in some of the most popular games available in Linux. They keep the commentary short and sweet, and mostly let their results do the talking, so if you...
  38. FrgMstr

    Intel Core i7 7700K Linux Benchmarks

    After a preview last week, Phoronix has made good on its promise of serving up the full Linux and Kaby Lake Benchmark Enchilada plate. If you like graphs, you will get some damn graphs! Lots of graphs covering a wide range of benchmarks. There is not much analysis however. You can buy the...
  39. FrgMstr

    Windows 10 vs Linux OpenGL Performance on Kaby Lake

    It is the ultimate showdown of hipster neckbeards and nerds, and will surely end in a bloodbath. Then again maybe not. There are a lot of us interested in Linux as a gaming platform however, and phoronix has a bevy of benchmarks that address exactly that when compared to Microsoft's latest and...
  40. FrgMstr

    Linux Soup OS Comparison For Intel Steam Gaming

    If you are one of "those guys," this is for you! Do the names Ubuntu, Clear, Fedora, Intel, and Steam mean anything to you? If not, it is highly unlikely you will give a damn about this review. However, if you do, the guys at Phoronix have a good write-up for you. Windows vs Linux next time...
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