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Reddit: Linux for literature courses in University

2 hours 16 min ago

Hey all, I'm on my second year of university. All that year I had Windows 10, but now I'm thinking to go full Linux. I need it mainly for typing lectures, making pptx's, watching videos at home, emailing and using it as my home PC In this year we'll have HTML programming. So, should I go for Linux, or stay on Windows? Thanks.

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LXer: openSUSE users are growing by the month

2 hours 48 min ago
The number of users of openSUSE, the community GNU/Linux distribution supported by the Germany SUSE Linux company, has grown, with an average of 400,000 DVD images being downloaded each month.

Reddit: Help to start write my own keyboard driver or emulator

2 hours 52 min ago

shared keyboard emulator driver 1 pc and 3 laptops. pc is host for keyboard. when move mouse on pc or laptop, last mouse move is indicator of active input destination.

when changed direction of type by last activity of mouse on laptop or pc need to be able to block keyboard press on main host linux that sends keys and redirect pressed keys over network to laptops.

Could you help me to start. What first may I look for. I think maybe keyboard driver for linux. Because I also need to block input of pressed keys on the host.

Emulating pressed keys is easy part as it seems as well as sending keys over network. Blocking input is harder. Also how to intercept pressed keys? Is it hard to write it as keyboard driver? Is there any good examples of keyboard driver for linux? Or at least where to get any keyboard driver source code. How to make it active?

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Reddit: Linux on a laptop

4 hours 2 min ago

I own a laptop and it is a windows 10 laptop. i want to install a linux distro, so i have got a question. Is it a good idea to install a new SSD and use it purely for Linux? or use the same harddrive but split partitions?

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LXer: No SSD Storage On Raspberry Pi 3? Try MinnowMax Turbot Board

4 hours 43 min ago
The fact that you can not use an SSD storage device with the Raspberry Pi is a huge drawback. Devices that use the Raspberry pie consume a lot of storage. Devices like drones etc could use the onboard SSD storage. Too bad that the Raspberry pi 3 does not support it. But no worries have you heard of the MinnowMax Turbot board?

Reddit: Do text editors matter?

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:39:57 AM

Yes, really. I might sound like a linux n00b, but if I have terminal stuff to do, I use nano. Else, I use gedit, or the IDE I have to work with. In rare occasions, Atom.

I'm asking as a guy who simply does not feel attracted to neither vim nor emacs.

/inb4 "linux n00b"

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TuxMachines: Q4OS 1.4.12 Distro Receives the Latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" Updates

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:31:22 AM

The Q4OS team have informed Softpedia today, June 27, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release in the stable "Orion" series of the Debian-based GNU/Linux operating system.

Q4OS 1.4.12 "Orion" is now the latest and most advanced version of the distribution build around the Trinity desktop environment, and it has received all the important security patches and software updates from the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" repositories, along with a couple of other improvements requested by users.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.7 RC5

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:29:00 AM
  • Linux 4.7-rc5 Kernel Released

    The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing.

    As of writing this article, Linus Torvalds has yet to send out an official 4.7-rc5 announcement but it's available for those interested in the latest installment of the kernel that's codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep.

  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC5, Things Are Calming Down

    Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016.

  • Linux 4.7-rc5

    Another week, another -rc.

    Hmm. I think things are calming down, although with almost two thirds
    of the commits coming in since Friday morning, it doesn't feel that
    way - my Fridays end up feeling very busy. But looking at the numbers,
    we're pretty much where we normally are at this time of the rc series.

    The stats looks fairly normal: about half the patch is drivers,
    roughly a quarter is architecture updates, and the remainder is
    "misc": filesystems, scheduler, mm, etc.

    The bulk of the drivers is GPU updates, but there's a smattering of
    rdma, hwmon, Xen, gpio, sound.

    The architecture side is powerpc, x86, some arm64, and some noise all
    over from some MM cleanups..

    Go out and test. By -rc5, we really should be starting to be getting
    fairly ready.

    And please, if Thorsten Leemhuis is tracking one of your regressions,
    can you make sure to double-check it and see if it remains? It's
    lovely to have a regression tracker again, but it would also be really
    good to make sure that the ones that are solved get closed.

    Linus

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TuxMachines: The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

Monday 27th of June 2016 06:08:05 AM

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet.

Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child.

Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection.

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Reddit: Can you point me to the official Docky page?

Monday 27th of June 2016 05:31:40 AM

I have a bug I want to report but I cannot find anything but the wiki that doesn't help and references to Gnome Do which Docky split from long ago. They don't have a github page or any official website or forum that I can find. Most links that say they are to the official site are to dead ends or the wrong place.

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LXer: Sony settles with PS3 owners over Linux lawsuit

Monday 27th of June 2016 05:16:56 AM
A long-running class-action lawsuit from PlayStation 3 owners angry over losing the ability to run Linux on the console may finally be over. When the PS3 launched in 2006, it featured support for "OtherOS," which let owners install Linux on the console's hard drive. Only a few short years later, Sony disabled the feature...

Reddit: Forgetting how to Microsoft

Monday 27th of June 2016 04:47:43 AM

Hi All,

For about a year now I've solely been using a combination of different Linux distros and OSX. And I was just given a Surface Pro 2 as a gift. I powered it on and realized I've pretty much forgotten how to "Mircosoft".

And by that I mean, I'm looking for a way to ssh naturally, and I'm at a blank. When looking for a ping tool and I'm forgetting how to find Powershell, and when checking my network settings I'm typing in "ifconfig" and getting errors. Oh the joys lol. Anyway, I was just wondering if any others here have had this same experience.

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LXer: Fake Patents on Software From Fake Australian ‘Inventor’ of Bitcoin

Monday 27th of June 2016 03:22:34 AM
News from Australia regarding software patents that should not be granted and how patent lawyers from Australia rely on European patent law (EPO and UK-IPO) for guidance on patent scope.

Reddit: Linux Foundation (LFCS/LFCE) - are they gaining traction yet? ...also, Europe?

Monday 27th of June 2016 02:19:42 AM

Hey folks,

I know there have been a number of cert discussions here, but I'm curious to hear from the folks who have pursued the LF certs - or those who have some insight into hiring metrics. The case I often hear for Red Hat certs is: proctored, performance based exams > multiple choice. Makes sense, but the LF exams are in the same boat. I'm often surprised how little attention they get in the cert discussions considering this.

I know Red Hat has quite the market share in the US enterprise space and their exam reputation has been around longer. Do you foresee the LF becoming more reputable?

Bonus Points: I know there are parts of Europe that lean more towards SUSE or Debian nix. Does the RedHat cert matter less in these regions / could the LF certs have a place there?

I ask because I live several hours from a testing center, so the remote exam for LF is appealing. But it seems stupid to take an exam if the people hiring and writing the checks don't know or care about it.

TIA!

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Phoronix: Linux 4.7-rc5 Kernel Released

Monday 27th of June 2016 01:29:40 AM
The fifth weekly test release to the Linux 4.7 kernel is now available for testing...

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The Internet Without Connection, Free Endless OS For Emerging Markets

There are four billion people on the planet without PCs or access to affordable personal computers. That figure should surely be tempered with some contextualization i.e. not everybody actually wants to have an Internet connection and many traditional, native or bucolic ways of live do still exist on the planet. Regardless, there are a batch of global initiatives in existence which seek to give computer access to every man, woman and especially child. Endless OS is one such project. The free operating system has been designed explicitly to work in the expensive or restrictive Internet data conditions that often exist in emerging markets where fabulously affordable broadband has yet to arrive. The software itself is built to provide useful information and educational content, with or without an Internet connection. Read more