New Linux Kernel, Btrfs in Novell openSUSE 11.3

The community Linux distribution gets a slew of enhancements, like new support for a filesystem that's gaining ground among major Linux players......»»

Category: developerSource:  internetnewsJul 22nd, 2021

AMD"s new Linux CPU driver for the Steam deck is showing promising results

Valve's upcoming Steam Deck will be able to run Windows 11 for those who want it, but the majority of users will likely stick with the company's own Arch Linux-based SteamOS 3.0, which uses the Proton compatibility layer to run games that don't run n.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Linux Foundation says companies are desperate for open source talent

The 2021 survey shows 97% of hiring managers prioritizing FOSS professionals. Enlarge / It probably shouldn't be considered "surprising" when a Linux certification entity reports that Linux certifications are highly desirable. (credit: Linux Fou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Kali Linux hits version 2021.3, offers virtualization improvements

As seen on Mr. Robot, Kali Linux is a distribution that specializes in security penetration. It can run natively, from a live USB, or within a VM......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Budding PS4 emulator starts to show progress, can run hundreds of games

PS4 emulation is starting to get real. Earlier this month, there was a new significant update to the promising closed source project called Spine, a PS4 emulator that runs on Linux and is in private development by Reddit user devofspine......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 15th, 2021

Linux For Apple Silicon Macs Gets Closer To Reality

"Asahi Linux for Apple M1 Macs is moving closer to reality," writes Slashdot reader TroysBucket. An Asahi developer posted a detailed status update on Twitter. Linux enthusiast Bryan Lunduke offers this succinct summary: - The Asahi Linux team ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 12th, 2021

Linux Distros are So Much Better Than They Were 30 Years Ago

With the 30th birthday of Linux coming up, TechRepublic's Jack Wallen argues that its distros "are so much better today." I remember like it was yesterday. The very first time I booted into the Linux desktop. The distribution in question was Caldera.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Slackware 15.0 RC1 Released

Long-time Slashdot reader ArchieBunker writes: Slackware, one of oldest Linux distributions, has just announced the long awaited version 15.0 RC1 is available for download from the usual mirrors. Here's the changelog. Phoronix points out it's been.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Former Loki Developer Jerryrigs a Multiplayer Zork, Available Via Telnet

Programmer Ryan C. Gordon (also known as icculus) is a former employee at Loki Software, one of the first companies to port videogames from Microsoft Windows to Linux, according to his Wikipedia page. He's still hosting many Loki software projects at.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

New Linux Syscall Enables Secret Memory Even the Kernel Can"t Read

RoccamOccam writes: After many months of development, the memfd_secret() system call was finally merged for the upcoming 5.14 release of Linux. There have been many changes during this feature's development, but its core purpose remains the same: all.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Google"s Fuchsia OS Is Rolling Out Widely To 1st-Gen Nest Hubs

More owners of the first-generation Nest Hub are receiving the update to Google's Fuchsia operating system as it expands beyond the Preview program. 9to5Google reports: Back in May, Google formally released Fuchsia, its effort to develop a "not Linux.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Not-a-Linux distro review: SerenityOS is a Unix-y love letter to the ’90s

Although it's nowhere near ready for prime time, there's a lot to love here. If this desktop doesn't look hauntingly familiar to you, you either didn't live through the 1990s—or perhaps just.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Not-a-Linux distro review: SerenityOS is a Unix-y love letter to the ‘90s

Although it's nowhere near ready for prime time, there's a lot to love here. If this desktop doesn't look hauntingly familiar to you, you either didn't live through the 1990s—or perhaps just.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

ByteDance, TikTok"s Parent Company, Joins the Open Invention Network

ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the world's largest non-aggression consortium that protects Linux and related open-source software and the companies behind them from patent attacks and patent trolls. Z.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

Linux Glibc Security Fix Created a Nastier Linux Bug

A fix that was made in early June to the GNU C Library (glibc) introduced a new and nastier problem. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes via ZDNet: The first problem wasn't that bad. As Siddhesh Poyarekar, a Red Hat principal software engineer wrote, "I.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Debian 11 "Bullseye" Released As Stable

"One of the oldest and most renowned distributions of Linux has been released!" âwrites Slashdot reader Washuu2. Phoronix reports it took "just over two years in development." Debian 11 brings many new features as outlined this morning with the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck will be based on Arch Linux—not Debian

The best Linux gaming happens on the bleeding edge—just where Arch Linux shines. Enlarge / SteamOS is rebasing from Debian to Arch Linux for the Steam Deck. As long as Valve puts in plenty of ongoing maintenance work, we think it's a smart mov.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

All-Russian PCs featuring Arm SoC and Linux are now shipping

As reported by The Register, iRU's PCs come with ARM SoCs from Russian fabless semiconductor company Baikal. The Baikal-M chip isn't going to threaten Apple's similarly named M1 SoC. It features eight Arm Cortex-A57 cores running at up to 1.5GHz, an.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 11th, 2021

Linux Trace Toolkit Next Generation 2.13 Facilitates Quick Reaction To Kernel/User-space Instrumentation Hits

LTTng has been called "the killer app for system-level debugging and performance tuning." And now long-time Slashdot reader compudj writes: It's the official release of LTTng 2.13 — Nordicité! LTTng is a kernel and user-space tracer for Li.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 8th, 2021

Paragon Is Working To Get Its nfs3 Filesystem Into the Linux Kernel

Jim Salter writes via Ars Technica: In March of last year, proprietary filesystem vendor Paragon Software unleashed a stream of anti-open source FUD about a Samsung-derived exFAT implementation headed into the Linux kernel. Several months later, Para.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Paragon is working to get its ntfs3 filesystem into the Linux kernel

Torvalds seems bullish on getting Paragon's project across the line eventually. Enlarge / Your hard drives and SSDs aren't any better than the filesystem you format them with. Paragon's ntfs3 driver combines decent performance with a fully featu.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021