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Just because a new feature is available doesn't mean it gets automatically added to all forums that are using the software. Discourse has a thousand features and plugins, from which the site administrator will select the ones that they feel will improve the implementation they have set up. That's why every Discourse forum is slightly different, even though it is based on the same software.

What is the feature you were hoping to see implemented in Garuda's forum?


All of them listed in the new link seemed fantastic!

The new notification system seemed neat and more organised,
The sidebar makes it easy to switch between posts and replies easy,
The personal chat one seems useful, though it wouldn't replace personal posts,
User tips and setup wizard are welcoming to new members.

At least everything mentioned in the news article seems to bring a new, improved experience.

The admins could have a look and add the beneficial features.

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So with Live Chat, Discourse can basically replace Discord. This is awesome! Also on PC there is generally a lot of unused space on the left and right, adding a sidebar is also a nice idea.


AMD laptops....

LibreOffice updates coming...

Intel today officially announced the Core i9 13900KS as what they claim to be the "world's fastest desktop processor" with up to a 6.0GHz maximum turbo frequency.

And some kernel news...


Hi @Austin ,
We are having discussion on which features to include, thanks for bringing it to notice. We will inform you once we decide which features will be included.


KDE Frameworks 5.102 Enables File Transfers over 2GB in KDE Connect
Also brings major changes to keyboard navigation, Plasma Wayland improvements, and many other changes.

More KDE...

And More....

System76's teaser of their AMD laptop....

This week in Gnome land....

News on Keepass2 one of my favs...

And who doesn't like benchmarks?

Steam bugs begone...


Fixed a whole mess of issues in System Monitor that could cause NVIDIA GPUs to stop showing data after a recent driver update (David Redondo, Plasma 5.27. Link 1, link 2 and link 3)

Hell yeah! There is always something that makes me happy in those weekly posts.

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Issues with AMD 6800 and 6900 graphics cards driver 22.11.2 ?
GPU dies literally broke in pieces due to thermal issues.

Until now, Firefox on Linux only allowed users to import data from Chrome/Chromium browsers. So if you’re using Opera or Vivaldi on your GNU/Linux distribution, you’ll finally be able to easily migrate to Firefox starting with version 110.


A substantial update, Wine 8.0 is distilled from a year’s worth of active development. A wealth of improvements are provided across nearly every part, from the performance to UI.


DXVK 2.1 Vulkan-based implementation of D3D9, D3D10, and D3D11 for Linux / Wine is now available with new features and improvements for all of you hardcore gamers out there.

The biggest new feature in the DXVK 2.1 release is HDR support. HDR can be enabled for games on systems supporting HDR10 color spaces by setting the DXVK_HDR=1 environment variable or by setting the dxgi.enableHDR = True option in DXVK’s configuration file.

However, as no major Linux desktop environment currently supports HDR, users need a Gamescope session with the --hdr-enabled option enabled. Also, HDR support is only supported with the open-source AMDGPU graphics driver and some kernel patches from the Josh Ashtonβ€˜s branch.


So what did you decide about updating discourse?

Arch Linux has five different officially supported kernel builds: stable, hardened, long-term. real-time, and Zen, but which of these is the fastest for desktop Arch Linux users? Here are some fresh benchmarks looking at the performance out of these different kernel build options for Arch Linux and its derivatives.

Interesting with PipeWire 0.3.65 is introducing a new native combine-stream module that can be used for creating a virtual 5.1 surround sound device from three stereo sound cards or directing the audio output to multiple sinks at once.


Huh where are the kernel benchmarks? They just don't show them it seems

There are like eight pages of benchmarks. You have to click to the next page.


LibreOffice 7.4.5 is here only two weeks after LibreOffice 7.4.4 to fix a crash that occurred when clicking on the header or footer button after scrolling in the LibreOffice Writer component. The issue was discovered in the LibreOffice 7.4.4 release and affected a very large number of users.

The Document Foundation recommends all users of the LibreOffice 7.4 office suite series to update their installations to the LibreOffice 7.4.5 release as soon as possible.


With the Firefox 109 Manifest v3 has finally been enabled by default but what does this mean going forward with ad block?