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Mesa’s NVK Open-Source Vulkan Driver for NVIDIA Hardware Is Now Stable

Collabora’s Faith Ekstrand writes in a blog post that a new merge request that landed earlier today in the Mesa graphics stack and which removes the non-conformant implementation warnings for NVK and changes the Meson configuration option from nouveau-experimental to nouveau, makes the open-source driver stable.

Distrobox 1.7 Improves NVIDIA Support, Wolfi Containers, and Adds New Flags

Distrobox 1.7 comes with important changes like improved support for NVIDIA systems, improved support for Wolfi containers, improved support for rootful containers for exported graphical apps, better systemd support for initful containers, better login shell management, and improved Terminfo support.

Kali Linux 2024.1 Penetration Testing Distro Is Here with Linux 6.6 LTS, New Look

In the good tradition of keeping Kali Linux’s interface fresh every year, Kali Linux 2024.1 brings a 2024 theme refresh for a fresh new look and feel by adding new wallpapers and themes to the desktop, boot loader, and login screen, as well as a few new app icons. The theme refresh was done for both the regular Kali and Kali Purple editions.

KDE neon 6 Distro Now Available with the KDE Plasma 6 Desktop Environment

KDE Plasma 6 was released earlier today by the KDE Project and it’s making its way into the software repositories of some of the most popular rolling-release distributions, including Arch Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed, OpenMandriva Lx, and others.

KDE Plasma 6 Desktop Environment Officially Released, This Is What’s New

Powered by the modern Wayland Linux graphics platform and ported to the latest Qt 6 open-source application framework, the KDE Plasma 6 desktop environment introduces initial HDR (High Dynamic Range) support, support for color blindness correction filters, and a new look and feel with floating panel by default.

Tails 6.0 Officially Released, Based on Debian 12 “Bookworm” and GNOME 43

Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 12 “Bookworm” operating system series, Tails 6.0 ships with the GNOME 43 desktop environment by default and features error detection for Persistent Storage to help you diagnose hardware failures, protection against malicious USB devices, and support for automatically mounting external devices.

LinuxGizmos.com

Collabora’s Recent Advances in Open Source Boot Chains and Vulkan Drivers

SolidRun’s First x86-based COM Express 7 Module Taps Ryzen V3000 Embedded V3C48 Processor

Arduino Debuts Nano 33 BLE Rev2 with Dual IMUs and MicroPython Support

ADLINK’s IIOT Gateway Leverages NXP i.MX 8M Plus Processor for Remote Edge Solutions

Internet Society

Everything You Need to Know to Build a Community Network

Accessing the Internet isn’t just challenging in many rural, remote, and low-income urban areas—it’s a significant hurdle. The digital divide looms large, it has many causes, and it affects people from diverse backgrounds all over the world.  

Tor Project blog

New Alpha Release: Tor Browser 13.5a5

This version includes important security updates to Firefox.

New Release: Tails 6.0

These alerts can help you diagnose hardware failures on your USB stick and backup your Persistent Storage before it's too late.

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