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Linux and Open Source News for August 2019 – XFCE 4.14, VM Gaming, and VR Desktops !

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Here are your Linux, open source, and privacy news for August 2019. Lots of new releases, including XFCE, Enlightenment, Wine, DXVK, Proton, and a few interesting new tech developments, notably on VR and gaming on virtual machines ! Take a look !

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GNOME and KDE announced they would work together on building better Linux desktops at Linux App Summit.

XRDesktop, a VR enabled Linux desktop, will allow you to use your Linux programs while wearing your VR headset.

Responding to the european commission’s fines, Google announced that it would allow other search engines to be present at Android’s setup.

Wine 4.13 was released

Manjaro will allow users to pick between FreeOffice, Libre Office, or no office suite at all.

The Igalia team announced that they are working to make Pitivi compatible with Final Cut Pro X

DXVK 1.3.2 has been released

Microsoft might be bringing its Teams software to Linux.

Martin Wimpress from the Canonical SnapCraft team gave an interview to TechRepublic, on Snaps

A discussion took place on how to improve Linux desktop performance in low ram scenarios.

A KDE vulnerability has been outed publicly before notifying the developers.

Nvidia has open sourced a bunch of documentation for its GPUs

Linux Journal announced they would cease their publication.

Proton 4.11-2 has been released

LibreOffice 6.3 was released

XFCE 4.14 was released

Wine 4.14 was released

Kdenlive 19.08 has been released, bringing 3 point editing and a bunch of keyboard shortcuts

Kdenlive 19.08 released

The Linux on Dex project now allows to run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a samsung smartphone.

See Ubuntu Desktop Running on a Samsung Galaxy S10

According to protondb, we passed the 6000 playable games mark, out of 9 thousand for which users have created a report

GNOME Feeds has been released on flathub, a simple app to read RSS feeds on GNOME

The enlightenment desktop released its first version in 2 years, enlightenment 0.23.0.

Linux celebrated its 28th birthday

D9VK 0.20 has been released

Proton 4.11-3 was released

Microsoft announced that they would bring exFAT support to the linux kernel.

Thundebird 68 was released with an interface redesign

What’s New in Thunderbird 68

Collabora has published an update on their work on viglrenderer, a solution to emulate a gpu while using a virtual machine through Qemu.

Wine 4.15 was released

DXVK also saw a release, bringing it to version 1.3.3

20 thoughts on “Linux and Open Source News for August 2019 – XFCE 4.14, VM Gaming, and VR Desktops !

  1. So, this was more news than I know of. A big thanks for summarizing this interesting changes. Especially the gstreamer compatibility with fcpx seems interesting, however I am not convinced yet, but let’s see.

    So, thanks from a German on vacation in France!

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