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Community Software, Science Fiction, and The Machine

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:00:42 PM
Not many presentations can start with a video co-promoting a new computer and the latest Star Trek movie, but Mark Atwood, Director of Open Source Engagement at HP Enterprise, started his LinuxCon Europe keynote with a video about The Machine and Star Trek Beyond.

Pi Zero Wireless out now for $10

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 04:52:05 PM
Today, on the fifth anniversary of the release of the original Raspberry Pi, the Foundation has released Pi Zero W, a Pi Zero with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, for $10.The original Pi Zero was great (and still is!)—but many people found its lack of wireless connectivity an inconvenience. Now with Zero W, you can connect to the Internet without using any adapters, and you can even use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard rather than wired USB, or use a Bluetooth speaker for audio.The latest addition to the Raspberry Pi family has the same specifications as the original Pi Zero:read more

How to use markers and perform text selection in Vim

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:43:28 PM
When using GUI-based text/source code editors, some features are a given, such as selecting text. I mean, most of us won't even consider this a feature anymore. But that's not the case with command line based editors like Vim. Specifically for Vim, when only using keyboard, you'll have to learn certain commands in order to select text the way you want. In this tutorial we will discuss this feature as well as the 'marks' feature of Vim in detail.

Looks like Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' may be coming to Linux

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:34:51 PM
Awesome news to start the day, not only is Torment now available, but it seems like Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' may be heading to Linux.

Choosing the Best Linux Filesystem for Your SSD

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:26:14 PM
When setting up a new Linux install with an SSD, many don’t know what file system to go with. Here are some of the best Linux filesystems for SSD that you can use.

IoT gateway runs mainline Linux on i.MX7

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:17:37 PM
Compulab’s “IOT-GATE-iMX7” gateway runs mainline Linux on its CL-SOM-iMX7 COM, and offers optional GbE, 3G, WiFi, BT, and ZigBee. Compulab has launched a Linux-driven Internet of Things gateway built around its CL-SOM-iMX7 COM, featuring NXP’s power-sipping i.MX7 SoC. The embedded world is awash in i.MX6-based IoT gateways, but this is the first i.MX7 based model we’ve seen.

Sony, Microsoft Lobby Against Right To Repair Bills (Yet Refuse To Talk About It)

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:09:00 AM
It's not just in Nebraska where this conversation is happening (the Nebraska bill just happens to be the furthest along legislatively). Similar bills are also winding their way through New York, Minnesota, Wyoming, Tennessee, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Illinois state legislatures. And in most of these states, the companies lobbying against these laws are using the same disingenuous arguments Apple has been embracing. Usually it's the trifecta of false claims that the bills will make users less safe, pose a cybersecurity risk, and open the door to cybersecurity theft.

Calamares 3.1 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Officially Released

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:00:23 AM
The Calamares open-source universal installer framework for Linux-based operating systems has been updated recently to version 3.1, a major release the users of the KaOS GNU/Linux distribution can already enjoy.

Mozilla Acquires Pocket

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:51:46 AM
Mozilla is growing, experimenting more, and doubling down on our mission to keep the internet healthy, as a global public resource that’s open and accessible to all. As our first strategic acquisition, Pocket contributes to our strategy by growing our mobile presence.....

Android struggling in tablets as Windows 10 2-in-1s come on strong

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:43:08 AM
Unlike its heyday, tablets aren't expected to be huge presence at this year's Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Lenovo and Samsung are launching some Android tablets, but more attention is being heaped on Windows 10 2-in-1 PCs that can be tablets and laptops.

Tiny COM features Apollo Lake and soldered RAM

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 06:34:31 AM
The MSC C10M-AL COM Express Mini Type 10 module offers Intel Apollo Lake, up to 8GB soldered RAM, dual displays, and optional industrial temp support. MSC Technologies has launched an 84 x 55mm COM Express Mini Type 10 computer-on-module available with Windows 10, or optionally a Linux BSP on request.

Persistent Memory Usage in Linux

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:25:54 AM
In most cases, when a machine crashes or fails, we lose whatever we had loaded into memory, which for some applications can result in quite a bit of time and effort to recover when the system comes back online. At LinuxCon Europe, Maciej Maciejewski, Senior Software Engineer at Intel, talked about how persistent memory can be used to retain its contents after a power failure.

Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they’re not from the Store

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 04:17:17 AM
The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build doesn't add much in the way of features—it's mostly just bug fixes—but one small new feature has been spotted, and it could be contentious.

Calibre 2.80 Open-Source eBook Manager Supports Sideloading of KFX Files, More

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:08:40 AM
Calibre developer Kovid Goyal is pleased to announce the availability of version 2.80 of his hugely popular, open-source and multi-platform ebook library management software.

List All Installed Packages with apt on Ubuntu

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:00:03 AM
Apt is a command-line interface that allows you to perform actions such as installing new software packages, removing unnecessary software packages, updating the existing software packages, searching for specific software packages etc. on a Linux VPS running Debian as an operating system or a Debian-based Linux distributions like Ubuntu. In this tutorial, we will show you how to list all installed packages with apt on Ubuntu (show all installed software on your VPS)

Linux Command Line Browser To Surf Internet

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:51:25 AM
One of the most used applications by every user independently to any operating system is the Web Browser. At present, the entire world can be see through the Internet, a great percentage of our activities are made it using a web browser to get access to the Internet.

The Great Debian Iceweasel/Icedove Saga Comes to an End

Monday 27th of February 2017 11:42:48 PM
Now that Thunderbird is back in the Debian repositories, the decade long dispute that led to all Mozilla products in Debian being rebranded has ended.

How to setup a Linux server on Amazon AWS,

Monday 27th of February 2017 10:34:11 PM
This tutorial shows the creation of an Amazon EC2 Linux instance (virtual server) and how to login to that server with SSH from Windows. AWS (Amazon Web Services) is one of the leading cloud server providers worldwide. You can setup a server within a minute using the AWS platform. To get started, AWS provides a special account called "Free tier" where you can use the AWS technology free for one year with some minor restrictions.

Ulauncher – A Lightweight Application Launcher for Linux

Monday 27th of February 2017 09:25:34 PM
Ulauncher is a lightweight application launcher for Linux that loads instant search results with low resources.

Top Security Centric Linux Distributions

Monday 27th of February 2017 08:16:57 PM
There are a lot of reasons to choose a security-centric Linux distribution to test your network and system as in ethical hacking or penetration testing or security analysis. Are you looking? Luckily for you, there are a lot of them available for use. So let’s dive in and look at the best security centric Linux distributions.

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Red Hat News

openSUSE Tumbleweed: A Linux distribution on the leading edge

So, to summarize: openSUSE Tumbleweed is a good, solid, stable Linux distribution with a wide range of desktops available. It is not anything particularly exotic or unstable, and it does not require an unusual amount of Linux expertise to install and use on an everyday system. To make a very simple comparison, in my experience installing and using Tumbleweed is much less difficult and much less risky than using the Debian "testing" distribution, and it is kept much (much much) more up to date than openSUSE Leap, Debian "stable", Linux Mint or Ubuntu. I don't say that to demean any of those other distributions. As I said at the end of my recent post about point-release vs. rolling-release distributions, if your hardware is fully supported by one of those point-release distributions, and you are satisfied with the applications included in them, then they are certainly a good choice. But if you like staying on the leading edge, or if you have very new hardware which requires the latest Linux kernel and drivers, or you just want/need the latest version of some application (in my case this would be digiKam), then openSuSE could be just what you want. Read more Also: Google Summer of Code 2017

Graphics in Linux

  • 17 Fresh AMDGPU DC Patches Posted Today
    Seventeen more "DC" display code patches were published today for the AMDGPU DRM driver, but it's still not clear if it will be ready -- or accepted -- for Linux 4.12. AMD developers posted 17 new DC (formerly known as DAL) patches today to provide small fixes for Vega10/GFX9 hardware, various internal code changes, CP2520 DisplayPort compliance, and various small fixes.
  • libinput 1.7.0
  • Libinput 1.7 Released With Support For Lid Switches, Scroll Wheel Improvements
    Peter Hutterer has announced the new release of libinput 1.7.0 as the input handling library most commonly associated with Wayland systems but also with Ubuntu's Mir as well as the X.Org Server via the xf86-input-libinput driver.
  • Nouveau TGSI Shader Cache Enabled In Mesa 17.1 Git
    Building off the work laid by Timothy Arceri and others for enabling a TGSI (and hardware) shader cache in the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as well as R600g TGSI shader cache due ot the common infrastructure work, the Nouveau driver is now leveraging it to enable the TGSI shader cache for Nouveau Gallium3D drivers.