Initial Windows NT Sync Driver Merged Into Linux 6.10 But Not Yet Complete

Greg Kroah-Hartman today sent in the char/misc updates for Linux 6.10 alongside the other areas of the kernel he oversees. Among the char/misc changes is adding the NTSYNC driver that exposes the /dev/ntsync character device for use by the likes of Wine and Valve’s Steam Play (Proton). But for Linux 6.10 the driver is effectively “broken” as most of the feature patches have yet to … Continue reading Initial Windows NT Sync Driver Merged Into Linux 6.10 But Not Yet Complete

Steam Deck Platform Driver In No Apparent Rush For Upstreaming Into The Linux Kernel

Back in February 2022 prior to the Valve Steam Deck being released, a Steam Deck Platform Driver was posted for the Linux kernel. Sadly, more than two years later, this driver still hasn’t been upstreamed into the mainline Linux kernel and it looks like it could still be months before it happens… The source page, where this article was taken from Author: Michael Larabel Continue reading Steam Deck Platform Driver In No Apparent Rush For Upstreaming Into The Linux Kernel

Linux 6.10’s Hardening Configuration Now Enables KCFI & Other Features

Introduced last year with the Linux 6.7 kernel was a hardening configuration to allow for “make hardening.config” as an easy way of building a security-hardened Linux kernel with sane defaults. With Linux 6.10 there are some additional security minded features now enabled… The source page, where this article was taken from Author: Michael Larabel Continue reading Linux 6.10’s Hardening Configuration Now Enables KCFI & Other Features

Linux 6.10 Shows People Are Still Using USB To Parallel Port Adapters In 2024

Greg Kroah-Hartman sent out the USB/Thunderbolt changes this morning for the Linux 6.10 merge window that is wrapping up this weekend. Surprisingly, in 2024, a new USB to parallel printer port adapter variant is being introduced with Linux 6.10… The source page, where this article was taken from Author: Michael Larabel Continue reading Linux 6.10 Shows People Are Still Using USB To Parallel Port Adapters In 2024

Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.20.0

The DistroWatch news feed is brought to you by TUXEDO COMPUTERS. Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes, containers, and servers. The project’s latest stable release is Alpine Linux 3.20.0 which features a number of package updates, including Linux 6.6, GNOME 46, and KDE Plasma 6. The new version also introduces…. The source page, where this article … Continue reading Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.20.0

Alpine Linux 3.20 Released With Initial 64-bit RISC-V Support

Alpine Linux 3.20 has been released as the newest feature release to this security-minded, lightweight Linux distribution that is popular for embedded and container use. Alpine Linux continues to set itself apart from others by making use of musl libc, Busybox, and other modifications in the name of security and small footprint… The source page, where this article was taken from Author: Michael Larabel Continue reading Alpine Linux 3.20 Released With Initial 64-bit RISC-V Support

Development Release: Damn Small Linux 2024 RC4

The DistroWatch news feed is brought to you by TUXEDO COMPUTERS. The Damn Small Linux (DSL) project has published a new development snapshot of the upcoming Damn Small Linux 2024 release. The new snapshot updates the Dillo web browser, restored some missingicons, and improves language support. “Added su-to-root before starting control center. Compiled and updated Dillo to the much…. The source page, where this article … Continue reading Development Release: Damn Small Linux 2024 RC4