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LXer: Hands-on with PCLinuxOS: A terrific release

1 hour 47 min ago
A new release of this venerable Linux distribution is always good news - and if you want to avoid systemd, this PCLinuxOS release could be your new best friend!

Phoronix: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2014

1 hour 55 min ago
For those celebrating today, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Phoronix...

Phoronix: OpenMW 0.34 Released With Many Changes

2 hours 10 min ago
Making it out in time for some holiday open-source gaming is OpenMW, the open-source engine re-implementation of Elderscrolls III: Morrowind...

Phoronix: Ruby 2.2 Released With A Better Garbage Collector

2 hours 23 min ago
Making a Christmas day debut is Ruby 2.2...

Reddit: Don't have permission to access a hard drive

2 hours 42 min ago

On my pc the hard drive with windows failed so I have it running on Ubuntu but I can't create files on it because it says I'm not the owner so I can't change the permissions. What do I do?

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Reddit: I feel like I'm about to cave. I might succumb to Ubuntu.

3 hours 16 min ago

I've been using Linux for 13 years since I was 15. I've remained loyal to three distros the most: Red Hat (Fedora), SuSE (openSUSE), and Debian. However, as of lately, things are getting harder. I've had an AMD card in this laptop and always said to myself "things will get better. The open source drivers will catch up." Nope. They never have. I'm getting 6 FPS on games, with the proprietary FGLRX package I get 60+.

I'm an openSUSE user. However, last night I went to download Opera. They only offer .deb packages for Ubuntu. Lightworks is another program I play around with. They only offer Ubuntu .deb packages. Steam? Ubuntu/deb packages. Ubutu has a lot of functionality out of the box and they make sure to release with working drivers, like FGLRX and if not, they make sure they make the installation easy and make sure it "just works".

My gripe is that the communities behind fedora and opensuse don't push their stuff more. Push people to distribute packages for their distro, or even better, take matters into their own hands and package them theirselves.

Ubuntu has a great community. I've remained loyal to three distro. Why? Because the way I saw it, Ubuntu just stood on the shoulders of them and repackages their own stuff and marketed the hell out of it. And they did a good job of it. I'm not a fan of Ubuntu forking wayland for Mir, or the forks of GTK they're doing. I believe they should be contributing to the mainstream development. This bothers me about the ubuntu process.

I need some good discussion. Am I ignorant in remaining loyal?

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LXer: Xen Virtualization on Linux and Solaris

3 hours 41 min ago
Recently Filip Krikav made a fork on github and created a Juno branch using the latest commit + fixing the problem of loading an image from glance.

Reddit: Is KDE suitable for a daily laptop OS?

4 hours 57 min ago

I recently discovered NeptuneOS 4.2 and I was wondering if it is laptop friendly. I couldn't install and test it because I need an external hard disk to back up my files and other important things I have on my laptop. Also I am waiting for elementaryOS Freya, but I like KDE a bit more. If KDE is not suitable for what I asked, can you recommend another distro apart from Freya? Thanks, Leo.

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LXer: Welcome to the Pre-Post-PC Era

5 hours 36 min ago
One more prediction: Upon sailing through the Post-PC era, there will be a post-Post-PC era, after the advent of the pre-post-Post-PC era, where people will start thinking, “You know, I had a laptop (or desktop…or both) once where I didn’t have to strain my eyes on such a small screen, and where I actually got stuff done rather than just wasting time.” Or something like that.

Reddit: Linux Web Hosting

6 hours 6 min ago

We know you want a web hosting service that fully meets all your requirements. If you reached this page looking for a web server for your website, you have found the right place. On this page are listed a total of 10 web hosting companies which offer impeccable service at a price more than worthwhile. If you do not believe it, we invite you to consult the following top of US web hosting providers and, in order to find out what type of facilities do they offer, follow the right link “Review”.

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LXer: MacBook to Chromebook: No regrets

Thursday 25th of December 2014 06:59:37 AM
Two years on, switching from a MacBook Pro to a Chromebook was the right answer for this geek.

TuxMachines: Nexus 5 Android 5.0.1 Review: Is It Worth Installing?

Thursday 25th of December 2014 05:18:45 AM

Last month, after a lengthy stint as a developer preview, the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system started rolling out to owners of Google’s Nexus smartphones and tablets. The update, as expected, delivered numerous changes to Android including the company’s all new Material Design, improved notifications, a changed lock screen, and more.

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LXer: Unmanagement and unleadership

Thursday 25th of December 2014 05:05:15 AM
Luis Ibanez is a senior software developer at Google. In this short talk he explains what he means by "unmanagement" and "unleadership" and how they can change the course of a project.read more

LXer: Linux and open source 2014: It was the best of years, it was the worst of years

Thursday 25th of December 2014 03:10:53 AM
There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.

LinuxToday: How to Install the Budgie Desktop Environment on Linux

Thursday 25th of December 2014 03:00:00 AM

MakeTechEasier: Check out Budgie! It’s a fairly new desktop environment based on Gnome 3! It’s a beautiful piece of software created by the Evolve OS project.

Reddit: Why do you love Linux & FOSS?

Thursday 25th of December 2014 02:14:26 AM

What do you like the most? To me, it's the fact that it furthers innovation. That the technology created is a common, public good, rather than something controlled by a limited few. I like that I'm in control. That I can "pop open the hood" and look at a project's source code, if it piques my interest or if there's a bug that I just have to squash.

So what about you? What do you like most about Linux and FOSS?

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Reddit: More customizable version of git?

Thursday 25th of December 2014 01:19:49 AM

Is there a simple program similar to git, where you give it a repo and a configuration file on how the repo is structured, and it will download and extract tar / zip files? If not how would I get started making such a thing? I know C but not enough to get started and such a big project.

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