News briefs for June 5, 2018.
Feral Interactive announced this morning that Thrones of Britannia
is coming to Linux on June 7, 2018.
Linux system requirements are as follows: OS = Ubuntu
18.04; processor = Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD equivalent; memory = 8GB of RAM;
graphics = 2GB AMD R9 285 (GCN 3rd Gen and above), 2GB Nvidia 680 or better;
storage = 15GB available space; in addition, it requires Vulkan
AMD graphics cards; Mesa 18.0.0 or later (Mesa 18.0.4 is recommended); and
Nvidia graphics cards require driver version 390.59 or later. You can
pre-order it now from the Feral
Store for $39.99, and you can watch the trailer here.
Google is now bringing Linux app support to Samsung’s Chromebook Plus, The
Verge reports. The story notes that “You’ll have to opt-in to the
developer-only build of Chrome OS, enable things labeled as beta and
experimental, and then use the Terminal to install Linux apps.” See also the quick How-To
on Reddit to get started.
The Privacy Awareness Academy announced its “sponsorship of a new social media awareness campaign that is designed
to educate business owners about the European Union’s new GDPR”. Dale Penn,
Privacy Awareness Academy President, says “Our privacy
awareness insights, combined with our web-based interactive employee training
content will help businesses fortify their own human firewall.”
The new version of partitioning hypervisor Jailhouse, version 0.9, was released
yesterday. New features include introducing unit infrastructure to the
hypervisor, simplifying build-time additions of complex features and
improving the Linux loader command with better control over kernel vs.
initramfs distance and more. You can download it from here.
Ubuntu’s new server installer soon will support RAID and LAN bonding,
reports. The next point release is expected end of July.
Jill Franklin is an editorial professional with more than 17 years experience in technical and scientific publishing, both print and digital. As Executive Editor of Linux Journal, she wrangles writers, develops content, manages projects, meets deadlines and makes sentences sparkle. She also was Managing Editor for TUX and Embedded Linux Journal, and the book Linux in the Workplace. Before entering the Linux and open-source realm, she was Managing Editor of several scientific and scholarly journals, including Veterinary Pathology, The Journal of Mammalogy, Toxicologic Pathology and The Journal of Scientific Exploration. In a previous life, she taught English literature and composition, managed a bookstore and tended bar. When she’s not bugging writers about deadlines or editing copy, she throws pots, gardens and reads.
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