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2018 starts with a big chip-level bug making headlines which Google researchers already found and reported in June 2017.

Back to business... with a short explanation of the downtime and how the problems have been fixed.

With my last post I promised to give some more detailed information on the migration of the crowbyte website and blog as well as my plans for the future of crowbyte.org and I live up with my promise in this post.

Today a new major release of the Gnome desktop environment has been released. It is the first time that I announce that on my Blog because I used it on openSUSE Tumbleweed in version 3.18 for a few months (much longer than actually planned as it was meant to be a test run only) and although coming from KDE, Xfce and i3 I was quite impressed by how it performed on my Laptop.

Today a new version of the Plasma desktop environment has been released. It comes with a lot of nice improvements.

A transition from Windows to Linux is not always an easy undertaking, especially when you used to get the work done with Microsoft software and saved the work into it's proprietary file formats. Outlook is no exception from that rule. But luckily their is a solution available.

Yesterday the Khronos Group with participants from all segments of the graphics industry - including big players like AMD, nVidia, Samsung, Sony, Valve, Intel and many others - has anounced the availability of the first final and open specification of the Vulkan-API. It is comparable with Microsoft's Direct3D and Apple's Metal and planned as the successor to OpenGL.

Today the KDE team released a new version of it's desktop environment Plasma. It has now reached version 5.5.0 with a few nice new features.

Genau drei Monate nach dem initialen Release von Plasma 5 veröffentlichte KDE gestern mit Plasma 5.1 eine neue verbesserte Version des brandneuen Desktops. Plasma 5.1 basiert dabei auf den auch erst kürzlich veröffentlichten KDE Frameworks 5.3.