Linux

Valve releases Proton 8.0-5 update for Steam and adds even more games on Linux

Valve has released Proton 8.0-5, the latest version of Wine to support Steam Play, which fixes many issues and adds more games on Linux, writes Phoronix.  The update added support for Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes, Welcome to Princeland, Red Tie Runner, Simon the Sorcerer: 25th Anniversary Edition та Assassin’s Creed ... Read more

Linux distributions may get a “blue screen of death” feature like Windows

Unexpectedly, Linux distributions may adopt a feature that has long been associated with the Windows operating system – the infamous “blue screen of death” (BSOD), reports Ars Technica. A new update, version 255 of the Linux systemd project, has added a systemd-bsod component that generates a full-screen display of error ... Read more

A new version of the Linux kernel has been released

Linux kernel version 6.6 has been officially released, and Linus Torvalds talked about it in a new blog post. According to The Register, the new kernel version of the KSMBD server for the SMB network protocol has new features for file sharing and improved interprocess communication in Linux. Also in ... Read more

Ubuntu 23.10 has been released: what’s new?

Ubuntu 23.10 is finally available for download again: Mantic Minotaur, the last interim update of the operating system before the release of LTS version 24.04. We remind you that the ISO file of version 23.10 has been temporarily banned from downloading due to a distorted Ukrainian translation. The first change ... Read more

Linux Foundation launches OpenPubkey, a crypto-key protocol to improve security of open source software

BastionZero’s OpenPubkey, a new cryptographic protocol designed to strengthen the open source software ecosystem, is now an open source project of the Linux Foundation. Docker also integrates OpenPubkey so developers can use it to sign containers. This innovative cryptographic technology promises increased security through passwordless, zero-trust authentication. Developers will be ... Read more

Linux Mint 21.2 build moves to 6.2 LTS kernel

Linux Mint 21.2 has received a new ISO image with the 6.2 LTS kernel. This build is designed to prevent problems for users with newer hardware. Linux Mint 21.2 Edge is a build for those who have newer AMD and Intel processors in their computers, on which builds with the ... Read more

The share of Steam users on Linux continues to fall for the second month in a row

After a fairly successful July, when the percentage of Steam users on Linux rose to almost 2%, outpacing MacOS, Linux lost ground in August, dropping to 1.82%, and in September to 1.63%. Detailed statistics from Steam Survey on Linux show that SteamOS Holo, the operating system running Steam Deck, lost ... Read more

Too much work: the Linux community is abandoning 6 years of kernel support. This will have consequences for Android as well

Recently, at the Open Source Summit Europe, it was announced that the period of long-term support for the Linux kernel (LTS) will be reduced, ArsTechnica reports. In 2017, the duration of LTS was increased from two years to six. However, after six years, the Linux community has found that it ... Read more

Linux surpasses MacOS among Steam gamers, Windows takes the lead

The Linux operating system has overtaken Apple’s macOS in popularity among gamers on the Steam game distribution platform. This is evidenced by the results of the July Steam survey, writes Ars Technica. The company regularly asks users to anonymously evaluate their hardware and publishes the information collected on a monthly ... Read more

Linux is installed on 3% of PCs in the world

According to Statcounter, various versions of the Linux operating system are installed on 3% of computers in the world is a record. The contributors to the website Gaming on Linux drew attention to the number. Statcounter counters are used by more than 1.5 million sites worldwide, so you can trust ... Read more

Linux 6.2 is prepared to work on Apple’s M1 series processors

Among other things, the release of Linux 6.2 was marked by support for work on Apple Silicon chips, and more precisely, the M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra models. At the same time, it is noted that running Linux on these processors was not an easy task. As Linus ... Read more

Pine64 does not leave the idea of a tablet with Linux

The company Pine64, which deals with devices with Linux, announced the update of the tablet with an unusual operating system for such devices. The new generation PineTab 2 will receive the RK3566 processor, which according to the statement should provide better energy efficiency and heat exchange. Also, the director of ... Read more

Linus Torvalds used an M2 MacBook Air to release a new Linux kernel

It’s usually not very interesting to write about individual Linux kernel releases, in part because most updates are fairly routine. Any Linux kernel update fixes some bugs, improves support for existing hardware, and makes some promising changes in anticipation of the new one, and kernel version 5.19 was no exception. ... Read more

Linux Mint 21 is out, here’s what’s new

Linux Mint 21 Vanessa stable release is now available for download. This is the latest version of the Ubuntu-based distribution, and it includes a significant set of changes compared to the Linux Mint 20.3 release that took place earlier this year. As always, Linux Mint 21 is available in three ... Read more

Getting acquainted with Manjaro. First look

We continue to explore the world of alternative operating systems and this time we will have the GNU / Linux Manjaro distribution on the “operating table”. Manjaro is a descendant of the Arch Linux distribution with all the consequences. This means that it inherited both its structure and package system, ... Read more

Enthusiasts are working on launching Linux on old iPads with A7 and A8 chips

The 2013-2014 iPad is a dead weight for many. Apple no longer releases updates for them, so the necessary applications on these tablets do not work. However, someone has decided to give new life to the old iPad. A developer Konrad Dybcio and a Linux enthusiast nicknamed “quaack723” are working ... Read more