The Wine-Staging developers have announced earlier the release of Wine-Staging 1.9.10, arriving hot on the heels of the Wine 1.9.10 development snapshot of the free implementation of Windows on UNIX.
Wine-Staging 1.9.10 is out today with more experimental patches atop this week's Wine 1.9.10 snapshot.
Wine-Staging 1.9.10 will be exciting for many of you Linux gamers who are using it for running Windows games on Linux. With Wine-Staging 1.9.10, support for CSMT (Command-Stream Multi-Threading) has been restored! CSMT support was dropped from Wine-Staging a few releases ago but now it's been all wired back up atop the latest Wine code-base.
Immediately after announcing the release of the long-term supported Linux 4.4.11 kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the fifth maintenance build of the Linux 4.5 kernel series.
Renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman had the pleasure of announcing today, May 19, 2016, the release of the eleventh maintenance build in the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.
On May 15, 2016, Linus Torvalds announced the final release of the Linux 4.6 kernel, which introduces a significant number of new features and improvements over previous releases.
Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of the Linux kernel's stable branch, explained in a Linux.com interview that Linux is being hardened against potential security bugs. In 4.6, the biggest example of this is that it has "write-only protection to all the data structures. If a bug happens where you would normally be able to overwrite a portion of memory, now with the added protections in place, you aren't allowed to do that so the bug does not cause any additional 'harm.'"
Nokia Technologies announced in a press release this morning that it has signed an agreement with HMD global to build “a new generation of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.” Although we don’t know exactly what flavour of Android, or how heavily skinned it will be, Nokia’s announcement states that Google’s mobile OS will be powering the new devices.
Linux.com: The average general-purpose Linux distribution launches all kinds of stuff at startup
ZDnet: We now know a lot more about the next version of Android, except its name.
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StatCounter, which analysed data from three million websites, found that Firefox’s worldwide desktop browser usage last month was 0.1 percent ahead of the combined share of Internet Explorer and Edge at 15.5 percent.
All around the world, there continue to be many people who want to be able to use the web and messaging systems anonymously, despite the fact that some people want to end Internet anonymity altogether. Typically, the anonymous crowd turns to common tools that can keep their tracks private, and one of the most common tools of all is Tor, an open source tool used all around the world. Not everyone realizes that Tor shares code with Mozilla's Firefox.
That fact had to do with why Mozilla recently asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, in the interest of Firefox users, to disclose any findings of vulnerability in Tor to it first, before any other party learns of the vulnerability. I covered the request here. Now, a federal judge has rejected Mozilla's bid to have the government disclose any vulnerability related to its Firefox web browser. Here are details.
Here we are after another Scrum sprint with our usual report about the activity in YaST development.
Since the last openSUSE Tumbleweed update, there have been three snapshots, but the next snapshot is the one many users are waiting for because it will include Qt 5.6.
The promise of live patching for a Linux kernel is one that multiple vendors have been chasing for several years. Today, SUSE announced the latest iteration of its live patching approach, with SUSE Linux Enterprise Live patching, targeting users of SAP applications, including the HANA in-memory database.