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LinuxGames "slänger in handduken"(?)

Skriven Av: mdkdio Den: 2015-07-23 23:18:23     

Atomicgamer som har hostat linuxgames.com sedan 17 år, har bestämt sig för att lägga ned, sista Juli.

I samband med detta, har linuxgames tagit beslutet att också lägga ned.

Men det kan finnas hopp om att sidan fortsätter, med annan "host"...

Ny version av Laptop Mode Tools

Skriven Av: mdkdio Den: 2015-07-08 11:45:58     http://samwel.tk/laptop_mode/

Laptop Mode Tools is a power-saving package for Linux systems, which lets users increase the life expectancy of a laptop's battery. A new version has been released and is now available for download.

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Laptop Mode Tools doesn't get too many updates, but from the looks of it, there is no need. The application still works even after numerous kernel updates, and the developers only implement small stuff with each new update. It's quite possible that we'll see a resurgence in the new releases for this important tool.

"This release has many important bug fixes, and everyone is recommended to upgrade. Of the many, one important fix is to, more reliably check for Device Mapper based devices, which is common these days with Crypt and LVM," said the devs.

According to the changelog, a minimum window size has been implemented to accommodate low resolution screens, the variable name has been fixed in order to comply with "constants" assumptions, the power saving for Intel HD Audio now works better, Account Device Mapper devices are now available, swsusp freeze support has been added, and the Switch battery-level-polling default function is now True by default.

Users must not change the autonegotiation settings. Fiddling with auto-negotiation settings can cause more problems, and the standards expect them to be always on.

Mozilla Fixes Flaws With Firefox 39, Previews Firefox 40

Skriven Av: mdkdio Den: 2015-07-07 14:10:37     
Redigerad: 2015-07-07 14:18:10

The Logjam SSL/TLS vulnerability is among the 13 security advisories in latest stable release of the open-source Firefox Web browser.

There are two new versions of Mozilla's Web browsers for users to try out today, with a stable Firefox 39 release and a beta of Firefox 40 that provides a preview of features still in active development.

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With Firefox 39, Mozilla has integrated its Project Silkeffort, whose goal is to make the browser scrolling and animation experience smoother for Website rendering. So far, Project Silk has only been integrated into the Apple Mac OS X edition of Firefox 39.

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Linux 4.2 RC1

Skriven Av: mdkdio Den: 2015-07-06 14:43:50     

Linus Torvalds has loosed Linux 4.2-rc1 upon a waiting world, and rates it the biggest release candidate ever in terms of the volume of new code it contains.

The Linux Lord writes that “if you count the size in pure number of lines changed, this really seems to be the biggest rc we've ever had, with over a million lines added (and about a quarter million removed).”

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Most of those new lines of code come from “the new amd gpu register description header”, code that Torvalds says comprises “41 per cent of the entire patch” and has created a “... somewhat odd situation where a single driver is about half of the whole rc1 in number of lines.”

Torvalds says 4.2rc1 knocks off the previous “champion”, 3.11rc1, which grew because it added the Lustre filesystem.

Also new to version 4.2 are the Renesas H8/300 architecture, “in a newly cleaned-up form” and “quite a bit of low-level x86 changes: both source code re-organization for x86 entry code and lots of FPU handling cleanups.”

Torvalds rates the x86 injections as “fairly unusual” because “low-level x86 code being fairly stable and seldom seeing those kinds of big changes.”

“Outside of the 'drivers and architectures', there's a fair amount of filesystem stuff, including some fundamental changes and cleanups to symlink handling by Al,” Torvalds concludes. “And all the usual updates to various filesystems, networking, crypto, tools, testing, you name it.”

LibreOffice 4.4.4 med 70+ buggfixar...

Skriven Av: mdkdio Den: 2015-07-02 18:07:23     http://blog.documentfoundation.org/2015/06/30/the-document-foundation-announces-libreoffice-4-4-4/

The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.4 is now available for download and packs over 70 bugfixes.
It's not the last one in the series, so expect to see more of these in the coming months.

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The 4.x branch of LibreOffice is still the most advanced version that you can use right now, at least until the launch of the 5.x version.
It's also quite stable, and after four updates you know you're getting something good.
It's an office suite that's integrated by default in most Linux operating systems, so this update will probably hit a lot of users very soon.

Before you get too excited with a new LibreOffice release, you need to keep in mind that this is only for maintenance purposes,
and it's all about bug fixing. You won't find any new features in 4.4.4, but as usual we recommend that you update
the office suite as soon as it becomes available in the official repositories.

What's new in LibreOffice 4.4.4

"The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 4.4.4, the fourth minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family,
with over 70 fixes over LibreOffice 4.4.3. The Document Foundation suggests deploying LibreOffice in enterprises and large organizations
with the backing of professional support by certified people. Also, the LibreOffice community is actively working at next major release,
LibreOffice 5.0, expected in early August 2015. After two successful bug hunting sessions,
developers are putting the finishing touches to the software," is noted in the announcement.

As usual, the new LibreOffice will land in repositories across the world, but not at the same time.

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