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Wine 7.16 Released With WoW64 X11 Driver Support, 20 Bug Fixes

Wine 7.16 Released With WoW64 X11 Driver Support, 20 Bug Fixes

Wine 7.16 fell slightly off its Friday bi-weekly release train and arrived this morning. Wine 7.16 is out as the newest development release for this software that allows Windows games and applications to run on Linux with ease. Wine 7.16 is another stepping stone toward the Wine 8.0 stable release due out early next year. …

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Ubuntu Isn't Yet Onboard With GNOME's "Device Security" Screen

Ubuntu Isn’t Yet Onboard With GNOME’s “Device Security” Screen

Coming with GNOME 43 is a “Device Security” panel within the GNOME Control Center. While intended to help ensure their system is protected, Ubuntu isn’t onboard with this Device Security functionality yet and has stripped it out from their GNOME build for Ubuntu 22.10. The GNOME Device Security area warns users if Secure Boot is …

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Intel Arc Graphics A380: Compelling For Open-Source Enthusiasts & Developers At ~$139 Review

Intel Arc Graphics A380: Compelling For Open-Source Enthusiasts & Developers At ~$139 Review

Last week I outlined getting Intel Arc Graphics running on an open-source Linux graphics driver when using Linux 6.0 and later (along with a currently-experimental module option override) and then Mesa 22.2+. Now that I’ve had more days with the Intel Arc Graphics A380 as the company’s budget discrete GPU, here are more of my …

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Ubuntu 22.10 Optimizing OpenSSH Server Memory Use, Other RAM Optimizations Coming

Ubuntu 22.10 Optimizing OpenSSH Server Memory Use, Other RAM Optimizations Coming

As part of a broader effort to reduce system memory use on Ubuntu Linux particularly for server and container/cloud use-cases, Ubuntu 22.10’s OpenSSH server has switched to using socket-based activation. Ubuntu 22.10’s OpenSSH daemon will now only start once there is an incoming connection request received, rather than running SSHD regardless of any connection request. …

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GIMP 2.99.12 Released - "A Huge Milestone Towards GIMP 3.0"

GIMP 2.99.12 Released – “A Huge Milestone Towards GIMP 3.0”

GIMP 2.99.12 is out as a weekend surprise as the newest development release towards the GIMP 3.0 image manipulation program’s release. GIMP 2.99.12 was released today and is self-described as “a huge milestone towards GIMP 3.0. Many of the missing pieces are getting together, even though it is still a work in progress.” GIMP 2.99.12 …

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Debian Begins A General Resolution To Decide What To Do With Non-Free Firmware

Debian Begins A General Resolution To Decide What To Do With Non-Free Firmware

Debian has begun a general resolution process to solicit a vote by its stakeholders what to do with non-free firmware. Debian currently doesn’t load non-free firmware by default on its systems, even when it means no working hardware support/acceleration without those binary elements. Not loading the non-free firmware can also mean missing out on security …

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