Tomb Raiding, Best USB Distros, Debian's Dogguy
The top story today in Linux news must be the release of Tomb Raider - GamingOnLinux and Phoronix have some benchmarks. The Ubuntu 16.10 release schedule was posted and makeuseof compiled the five best distributions for USB sticks. Sam Varghese posted his interview with Debian's new project lead Mehdi Dogguy and Joe Collins tested Manjaro 15.12 with mixed results.
The release of Tomb Raider by Feral Interactive on Steam for Linux was shouted up and down the boulevard today. GamingOnLinux shared their thoughts and benchmarks soon after. The only negative Liam Dawe seemed to find was some dipping framerates and sluggish behavior in a few spots saying the performance "is generally quite good." Controls worked well and the scenery was beautiful, according to Dawe. The story was compelling, the main character well developed, and combat exciting. He concluded, "Overall, it’s a fantastic game that really draws you in from the moment you load it up." See his full review for no screenshots! Phoronix posted some NVIDIA benchmarks running Tomb Raider on Linux, indicating I need a new video card.
New Debian project leader Mehdi Dogguy recently spoke with Sam Varghese about his hopes and plans for Debian during his tenure. Dogguy told Varghese that the team needs a new roadmap, not a release schedule but a technical roadmap to show where the distribution needs to go. He thinks this will help the teams work towards one goal, the release. It will also help attract new contributors by giving them an idea where they might join in and let other projects "better understand our vision and priorities." Because of family and career commitments, Dogguy said sometimes folks may have to wait for a reply from him on something, and considering that he wants to wait and see how this year goes before thinking of running again.
Jack Wallen wrote an interesting piece today highlighting "the first five commands every admin should know." He begins with man, which is short for manual and means the built-in help files. Next he covers ls, which is number one in both my user and root history use counts. mv, rm, and grep round out his top five.
* YakketyYak Release Schedule, spoiler alert: October 20