Linux Journal News

Spectre Mitigation Causing Significant Slowdown in 4.20 Kernel, Shadow of the Tomb Raider Coming to Linux in 2019, Kdenlive Bug-Squashing Day December 2, Diskio Pi Kickstarter Campaign and Phones to Receive Android Pie

News briefs for November 20, 2018.

Mitigation for Spectre variant 2 is causing significant slowdowns in the
new 4.20 kernel, and Linus Torvalds posted
to the LKML, “When performance goes down by
50 percent on some loads, peo…

Feral Interactive Announces Total War: WARHAMMER II to Be Released for Linux Tomorrow, Uber Joined The Linux Foundation, Security Bug Discovered in Instagram, Fedora Taking Submissions for Supplemental Wallpapers and Kernel 4.20-rc3 Is Out

News briefs for November 19, 2018.

Feral Interactive announces that Total War: WARHAMMER II will be released for Linux and
macOS tomorrow, November 20, 2018. This follow-up of Total War: WARHAMMER “puts players in command o…

New Raspbian Update, Qt Creator 4.8 Beta2 Released, Firefox Monitor Now Available in More Than 26 Languages, Chrome OS Linux Soon Will Have Access to Downloads Folder and Canonical Extends Ubuntu 18.04 Long-Term Support

News briefs for November 16, 2018.

Simon Long has
released a new Raspbian update. This update includes a “fully hardware-accelerated version of VLC”, version
3 of the Thonny Python development environment, improved desktop c…

New Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta Now Available, LF Deep Learning Foundation Announces First Software Release of the Acumos AI Project, Google’s Project Fi to Offer Google-Run VPN and Deepin 15.8 Released

News briefs for November 15, 2018.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is now available: “you can now get the
1.4GHz clock speed, 5GHz wireless networking and improved thermals of
Raspberry Pi 3B+ in a smaller form factor, and at the sm…

Zentyal Open Source Linux Server Version 6.0 Now Available, KDevelop 5.3 Released, Scalyr Announces New Features, Mozilla Launches Version 2.0 of Its *Privacy Not Included Buyer’s Guide and Debian No Longer Allowing Vendor-Specific Patches

News briefs for November 14, 2018.

The Zentyal development team announces a new major version of its
Zentyal Open Source Linux Server with
native Microsoft Active Directory interoperability. Version 6.0 is based on
Ubuntu 18…

Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14 and a New Virtual Office Solution, ownCloud Enterprise Integrates with SUSE Ceph/S3 Storage, Run a Linux Shell on iOS with iSH and Firefox Launches Two New Test Pilot Features

News briefs for November 13, 2018.

Hat this morning released Red Hat OpenStack Platform 14, delivering “enhanced
Kubernetes integration, bare metal management and additional automation”. According to the press
release, …

The Latest Version of the Nest Simulator Now Available in Fedora, Cloudflare’s DNS Services Comes to Android, Ceph Now Has Its Own Open-Source Foundation, Valve Making a VR Headset and Sparky Linux 4.9 Released

News briefs for November 12, 2018.

The Fedora team
announces that the latest version of the Nest simulator is now available in Fedora as
part of the NeuroFedora initiative. Nest allows computational neuroscientists to “make…

System76 to Donate Portion of Profit from Laptop Sale to Open-Source Projects, 16 New Companies Join the GPL Commitment, NVIDIA 415.3 Beta for Linux Released, Samsung Announces Linux on DeX with Ubuntu and Kdenlive 18.08.3 Is Out

News briefs for November 9, 2018.

System76 announces it will donate a portion of its profits from laptop sales to open-source
projects until January 3, 2019. Projects include KiCad, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Free…

PostgreSQL Updates to Address Security Issue, openSUSE Announces New Legal Review System, Gumstix Launches Board Builder Service, Creative Commons on the EU “Link Tax” and Unreal Engine 4.21 Released

News briefs for November 8, 2018.

PostgreSQL 11.1 was released
today. In addition, updates are available for all supported versions, including 10.6,
9.6.11, 9.5.15, 9.4.20 and 9.3.25. The updates address a security issue as…

Radxa Launching the Rock Pi SBC, Collaborating with Google Cloud IoT Core, Parasoft’s New Initiative to Support Open-Source Projects, New Foundation Formed for GraphQL and Keeper Security Announces BreachWatch Dark Web Monitoring Product

News briefs for November 7, 2018.

Radxa is launching a Raspberry Pi clone called the Rock Pi that runs Linux or
Android on a hexa-core Rockchip RK3399 SoC. LinuxGizmos
writes that the Rock Pi will closely match the RPi 3 lay…