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Ubuntu Touch's Web Browser to Improve the Google Hangouts Experience in OTA-11

Monday 30th of May 2016 05:38:41 PM
The long-anticipated OTA-11 update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices is just around the corner, and today we'll have a quick look at what's coming in the Web Browser app.

An open source 3D printed violin

Monday 30th of May 2016 04:24:21 PM
A recent message on Twitter about an open source 3D printed violin sent me in search of more information about Hovalin. Much of the 3D printed universe is about robots and drones, so seeing a violin in the mix caused me to pause and wonder more about this unique project. I reached out to husband and wife team, Kaitlyn and Matt Hova.

GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 Cinnamon Screenshot Tour

Monday 30th of May 2016 03:10:01 PM
GeckoLinux 421.160527.0 Cinnamon has been released. Added 3G USB dongle support (ModemManager and usb_modeswitch). GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE. Special attention has been given to the quality of the font rendering.

Kicking the Tires on Arch Based Antergos

Monday 30th of May 2016 01:46:52 PM
We decided to take the Arch Linux based distribution Antergos out for a test drive. Here's how it handled, out in traffic and on the track.

How I used a Raspberry Pi to connect with my grandkids

Monday 30th of May 2016 11:52:30 AM
I really like the Raspberry Pi computer because it is a fun way to learn about and play with computers. I wish I had had something like it when I was young but I did the best I could with my slide rule and the mainframe at the local college.I have also found the Raspberry Pi is a great way to connect with my grandchildren.read more

Seeing Red and Getting Sleep

Monday 30th of May 2016 09:58:08 AM
I'm always leery when I hear, Recent studies show.... But the idea thatlooking at electronic device screens before bed can cause sleep issuesseems to be fairly accepted. The fascinating part for me is that it isn'treally the screen itself, but the blue part of the color spectrum thatcontributes to the sleeplessness.

Meet Manjaro Linux Gaming 16.06, an Arch Linux-Based Distro Designed for Gamers

Monday 30th of May 2016 08:03:46 AM
Today we would like to introduce our Linux readers to an upcoming edition of the Arch Linux-based Manjaro Linux operating system designed for gamers.

Antergos 2016.05.28 Screenshot Tour

Monday 30th of May 2016 06:09:24 AM
Notable Changes: Packages updated for the live and minimal install environments. Applied work-around for issue with gdk pixbuf query loaders cache that prevented the installer from starting in some cases.

MKVToolNix 9.2.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Brings Small Fixes and Improvements

Monday 30th of May 2016 04:15:02 AM
Moritz Bunkus announced the second major release of his powerful and open source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and MacOS.

Brand New App – Ubuntu After Install (Hassle Free Software installation)

Monday 30th of May 2016 02:20:40 AM
Ubuntu After Install is a small Ubuntu Application installer (Almost 86 Application included) which help users to automatically install a lot of useful extra software on Ubuntu after the initial desktop installation smiler to PostInstallerF & Fedy. This Application support from Ubuntu 12.04 & later Desktop.

PostgreSQL backup/archiving options

Monday 30th of May 2016 12:26:18 AM
PostgreSQL built in backup and restore options can be confusing at first but are relatively easy to set up and configure once you understand the basics. This post set out the backup options from using pgdump to continuous archiving with log shipping.

Sabayon ARM 16.06 Linux Gets Kodi-Based Media Center Edition for Raspberry Pi 3

Sunday 29th of May 2016 10:31:56 PM
Sabayon ARM developer Ettore Di Giacinto announced the release of Sabayon ARM 16.06 Media Center Edition for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs.

What sets PatternFly apart from Bootstrap?

Sunday 29th of May 2016 08:37:34 PM
Last June, Opensource.com gave readers a behind the scenes look of PatternFly, how it came to be, and why developers should know about the project. This time around, I thought it was important to hear from the people who are actually using PatternFly. This series aims to learn more about PatternFly through the eyes of the developer.read more

Set up VM to connect Tripleo QuickStart Overcloud via Virt-manager GUI

Sunday 29th of May 2016 06:43:12 PM
Set up Gnome Desktop && VirtTools on Virtualization Server ( VIRTHOST ) and make remote connection to Virt-manager running on VIRTHOST (192.168.1.75). Then create VM via virt-manager as follows using standard CentOS 7.2 ISO image.

Fancy Tricks for Changing Numeric Base

Sunday 29th of May 2016 04:48:50 PM
In this article, I'm covering something that's a littleabstruse: converting numeric bases within shell scripts.

6 Excellent Console Linux File Managers

Sunday 29th of May 2016 02:54:28 PM
Console based applications are light on system resources (very useful on low specified machines), can be faster and more efficient than their graphical counterparts, they do not stop working when X is restarted, and are perfect for scripting purposes. When designed well, console applications offer a surprisingly improvement in productivity. The applications are leaner, faster, easier to maintain, and remove the need to have installed a whole raft of libraries.

Cinnamon 3.0.4 Desktop Updates the Overlay Scrollbar, Sound and Menu Applets

Sunday 29th of May 2016 01:00:06 PM
While the Linux Mint 18 operating system is still in heavy development, Clement Lefebvre and his team of developers announced a new update for the Cinnamon 3.0 desktop environment.

Wine 1.9.11 Gets Direct3D 11 Improvements, DirectSound Down-Mixing Support

Sunday 29th of May 2016 11:05:44 AM
The Wine team announced the release of the eleventh milestone towards Wine 2.0, adding more improvements and fixing issues with various Windows applications and games.

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NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux. Read more

RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers. RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 5 Released, Schedule So Far Going On Track
    The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.
  • DragonFly's HAMMER2 File-System Sees Some Improvements
    The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable. Read more