Ubuntu-Based ExTiX OS Updated for Intel Compute Sticks with Improved Installer

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced this past weekend the release of an updated build of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux distribution for Intel Compute Stick devices.

Last month, we reported on the initial availability of a port of the ExTiX operating system for Intel Compute Sticks, boasting the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.10.0 desktop environment and powered by the latest Linux 4.8 kernel, tweaked by Arne Exton for Intel Atom processors.

And now, ExTiX Build 161203 is out as a drop-in replacement for Build 161119, bringing a much-improved Ubiquity graphics installer that should no longer crash, as several users who attempted to install the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distro on their Intel Compute Stick devices reported.

“Some errors in the first build have been corrected. Occasionally crashes of Ubiquity when running the previous version of ExTiX (from 161119) was the main reason for the new release, i.e. in Build 161203 Ubiquity (and everything else) would work … (read more)

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Mesa 12.0.4 Promises 15% Performance Boost for Radeon Users on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Mesa problem in Ubuntu Linux is about to be resolved very soon, after the game developers behind the UK-based Feral Interactive video game publishing company urged Canonical to update the software to a most recent version.

The Mesa 3D Graphics Library is a unique open-source implementation of the OpenGL graphics API for Linux-based operating systems, and it includes drivers for Intel, Radeon, and Nvidia graphics cards. But it looks like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) was shipping with a pretty old version of Mesa.

“[Ubuntu] 16.04 shipped with 11.2.0 so it’s a slightly bigger update there, while yakkety is already on 12.0.3 but the new version should give radeon users a 15% performance boost in certain games with complex shaders,” explained Timo Aaltonen, Hardware Enablement,… (read more)

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Vendetta Online MMORPG Updated to Improve Analog Stick Sensitivity on Android

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Two weeks after the release of the Vendetta Online 1.8.398 maintenance update, Guild Software developers are proud to announce two new point releases, namely Vendetta Online 1.8.399 and 1.8.400.

Vendetta Online is a commercial and cross-platform 3D space combat MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) available on GNU/Linux, Android, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and iOS operating systems, supported on both tablet and phablet devices, and 1.8.400 is now the most advanced release of the project.

Vendetta Online 1.8.400 is a small update bringing Text-To-Speech (TTS) support for mission text and Speech-To-Text feature to the virtual keyboard on Android, which will require a Google Play Store App update, as well as an improved crystal intro menu that better explains the Free-To-Play business model to newcomers.

However, the development team also released Vendetta Online 1.8.399, a maintenan… (read more)

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 690

By distro@distrowatch.com This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Fedora 25News: Ubuntu adopts rolling HWE kernel, SparkyLinux plans package changes, Haiku works toward EFI supportQuestions and answers: Running Android apps on a desktop Linux systemReleased last week: Peppermint 7-20161129, Zentyal Server 5.0, Raspbian 2016-11-25Torrent corner: Peppermint OS, ZentyalOpinion poll: Changes to….

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