Enso OS Makes Xfce Elementary | Reviews

By Jack M. Germain
Jun 14, 2019 12:13 PM PT

Sometimes new Linux distros still in beta-only status can offer pleasant surprises with a key feature not available elsewhere. Check out
Enso OS for a prime example.
Enso OS is a relatively new Linux distribution that debuted a couple of years ago. It is a custom build of Xubuntu 18.04 and features the Xfce desktop (hence the Xubuntu base) combined with
Gala, a Mutter-based window/compositing manager designed for use in Elementary […] Continue Reading…

FreeBSD 11.3 Release Candidate Brings Different Fixes

FreeBSD 11.3 is lining up for release in July while this weekend the first release candidate is available for testing.
Following the weekly betas the past few weeks, the first RC is out. FreeBSD 11.3 has brought Bhyve updates, the latest CPU vulnerability mitigations like Zombieload/MDS, driver updates, hardware support improvements, and a random collection of other fixes/enhancements for those still on the FreeBSD 11 series. With Friday’s FreeBSD 11.3-RC1 release there is a fix to the Mellanox driver, an […] Continue Reading…

Automating the Enterprise Network: Why Scripting is No Longer the Answer | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community

Numerous open-source scripting approaches to network management are currently available in the market. While promising, they may prove to be a high-risk trap for enterprises looking to automate, remove complexity, and make changes to their networks quickly. While instances of expensive network outages are usually kept under wraps, enterprises must be aware of these hidden issues and look away from traditional scripting to achieve an automated network foundation that ensures business continuity and innovation.

Reducing complexity and improving agility: […] Continue Reading…

AMD Wires Its New Runtime Linker Into RadeonSI Gallium3D

At the start of May there were the initial patches out of AMD for implementing a better runtime linker in its graphics stack. That code has now been merged into Mesa 19.2 and is being used by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
This runtime linker is designed to be more versatile than its predecessor and integrate better with its LLVM stack. This is a functioning linker where as previously it was mostly a hacked together / hard-coded solution. This “powerful […] Continue Reading…

Intel Itanium IA-64 Support To Be Deprecated By GCC 10, Planned Removal In GCC 11

Intel announced at the start of the year their newest Itanium 9700 “Kittson” processors from 2017 would be discontinued with no planned successor for the IA-64 line-up. Given the IA-64 compiler support is already in rough shape for GCC, the GNU developers are planning to deprecate the support for the current GCC 10 cycle and to remove it entirely for GCC 11.
It’s looking like the GCC compiler toolchain support won’t live much beyond next year, which is also […] Continue Reading…