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Wine 2.12 Released with Audio Driver for Android, Async I/O Improvements



If you fancy running Windows games or apps on your Linux, Android, or OS X operating system, then you should know that there’s a new Wine development release available for download, versioned 2.12.

Wine 2.12 continues the bi-weekly development releases of the project, and it brings a new set of features, improvements, and bug fixes, starting with the implementation of an audio driver for Android and initial support for the MSI user interface and continuing with various RegEdit file parser enhancements and some more async I/O performance improvements.

As for the bug fixes, it looks like Wine 2.12 is a small update that only addresses a total of nine issues for various Windows app and games, such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Lost Horizon, BOSE SoundTouch, Spotify, MyLifeOrganized, Paltalk, and Dai-Senryaku Perfect 3.0. It also makes the “winetricks -q art2kmin” command work ag… (read more)



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First Point Release of Tails 3.0 Anonymous Linux OS Supports Latest Tor Update



The Debian-based Tails amnesic incognito live system, also known as the anonymous operating system, has been updated today to version 3.0.1, the first point release of the major Tails 3.0 stable series.

Launched last month on June 13, 2017, Tails 3.0 is the biggest update of the GNU/Linux distribution so far, entirely based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system and designed to work only on 64-bit computers. It’s also the first release to switch to the modern GNOME 3 desktop environment by default.

And now, almost three weeks later, the first point release of Tails 3.0 is out with a few updated applications, such as the latest Tor 0.3.0.9 client and server, Linux kernel 4.9.30-2 from the Debian Stretch repositories, as well as the latest security patches and a handful of bug fixes.

Among the improvements, we can mention that the interaction between the GNOME Keyring app and … (read more)



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First Calamares 3.1 Point Release Is Out to Improve Salting for User Passwords



After a long wait, the Calamares 3.1 stable branch of the universal Linux installer received its first point release, an incremental bugfix update that adds various improvements, and fixes some of the latest issues or crashes that have been reported lately by users.

Calamares 3.1.1 is now available for download for OS integrators who want to ship it on their upcoming ISO snapshots for their GNU/Linux distributions, and it looks like it includes salting improvements for user passwords, better support for very small screens with 800×600 resolutions, and adds the Crashreporter debugging facility for the first time in the release tarball.

This point release also implements a new functionality that guesses the system language, keyboard layout and other locale settings based on the language and location chosen by the user during the installation. Additionally, it adds support for using hostnames that contain up to 63 characters, conforming to various LDAP schemas and RFC… (read more)



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GNOME 3.26 Improves Control Center's Network, Online Accounts & Printers Panels



Development of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment continues as planned, and, as we reported earlier this week, the third milestone (GNOME 3.25.3) has been released with various updates and bug fixes across multiple components and apps.

GNOME Control Center is an essential part of the GNOME desktop, and the GNOME 3.25.3 development release adds quite a bunch of improvements enhancing the Network, Online Accounts, Printers, and Region & Language panels. While many of these improvements are mostly related to the look and feel, there’s also some new functionality implemented.

For example, the ignored network interface types have been simplified in the Network panel, which should no longer crash when NMDevice does not have a hw-address (hardware address). On the other hand, the Printers panel allows users to undo a dele… (read more)



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CentOS Linux Now Offers Official CentOS Vagrant Images for the Hyper-V Provider



Laurențiu Păncescu has announced that starting with the recently released CentOS Vagrant 1705.01 images, the project is now also providing official CentOS Vagrant images for the Hyper-V provider.

Designed by Microsoft, Hyper-V is a native hypervisor that’s installed by default in various Windows flavors, including Windows 10 Pro, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Hyper-V Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 or newer, and it’s also available on the Microsoft Azure enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.

The CentOS developer behind the new CentOS Vagrant images for the Hyper-V provider thinks Hyper-V is a good alternative to VirtualBox for those using the Vagrant open-source software for building and maintaining portable virtual software development environments professionally on Windows hosts.

“We now support Hyper-V, libvirt (KVM), VirtualBox and VMware as Vagrant pro… (read more)



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KDE Applications 17.04.2 Is Out for KDE Plasma 5 Users, over 15 Bugs Were Fixed



The KDE Project announced the immediate availability of the second maintenance update to the KDE Applications 17.04 stable series of the software suite for KDE Plasma 5 desktop environments.

Coming almost a month after the release of the first point release in the series, KDE Applications 17.04.2 is here today to fix more than 15 bugs that have been reported by users or discovered by the development team in various of the included apps and components, such as Kdenlive, Dolphin, Gwenview, Ark, and KDE PIM.

“Today KDE released the second stability update for KDE Applications 17.04. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. More than 15 recorded bugfixes include improvements to KDE PIM, Ark, Dolphin, Gwenview, Kdenlive, among others,” reads today’s release announcement.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III to Support Vulkan on Linux, Metal on macOS



We reported last on the upcoming availability of the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III real-time strategy (RTS) video game for GNU/Linux, SteamOS and macOS platforms on June 8, 2017, and today, Feral Interactive has announced that the port will come with support for the next-generation graphics technologies.

In other words, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III promises support for the Vulkan API on GNU/Linux and SteamOS operating systems, as well as support for the Metal API on Apple’s macOS. These cutting-edge graphics and 3D rendering technologies will make the game look stunning on both platforms.

“On Linux, the game will launch with OpenGL by default. However, an option to play using the Vulkan graphics API will be available via the Feral pre-game options window,” said Fer… (read more)



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Subsurface 4.6.4 Open-Source Dive Log and Planning Tool Adds Many Improvements



The development team behind the Subsurface open-source dive log and dive planning application was proud to announce the immediate availability for download of the Subsurface 4.6.4 release.

Subsurface 4.6.4 is the latest stable version of the popular program developed by Linus Torvalds in collaboration with other developers, and adds a great number of improvements over previous builds. These include a new planner mode to calculate minimum gas, better handling of notes when replanning dives, as well as support for the border width setting in printing templates.

The planner tooltips and table labels were improved as well, and Subsurface now allows users to directly add dive duration and depth for all manually added dives. The CSV import and export functionality was updated, along with the DivingLog import facility, and it looks like Subsurface 4.6.4 implements support for importing the l… (read more)



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Sia Blockchain Encrypted Cloud Storage Technology Now Integrates with Nextcloud



Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud informed us about the availability of a new external storage app developed by the Sia folks to provide Nextcloud users with blockchain-based cloud storage support.

Sia is known as a blockchain-based, decentralized cloud storage technology, and starting with version 1.1.2, the platform appears to integrate with Nextcloud, providing users with an affordable, distributed, and last but not least encrypted external storage.

“Sia is a blockchain-based, decentralized cloud storage technology. Think Bitcoin for your data, providing an encrypted, distributed and affordable storage,” said the Nextcloud devs. “Sia developed a Nextcloud external storage app providing its redundant and secure data store to Nextcloud users.”

Setting up a Sia node in your Nextcloud server is quite easy. Detailed installation instructions are provided by both Nextcloud and Sia teams in their in-depth… (read more)



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Cloud Computing Leader OVH Joins the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud Programme



Today, April 3, 2017, Canonical announced that OVH, the leading and fastest-growing cloud computing company offering VPS and dedicated servers, as well as other web services, joined the company’s Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud program.

The new Canonical and OVH partnership will benefit OVH customers running public or private clouds, VPS, and bare metal servers on their infrastructures, minimizing the downtime and bandwidth costs. Being an Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud partner, OVH will now be able to distribute Ubuntu guest images to all of their users.

“We have delivered same-day in-region patches, for every security update since 2013, which has minimized bandwidth costs and downtime for Ubuntu users running on those clouds. OVH users will now benefit from the same,” said Udi Nachmany, head of public cloud at Canonical.

Whether they’re working with OVH’s dedicated servers, VP… (read more)



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