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Phoronix: You Can Experiment With KDE 2.2.2 & Qt2 This Christmas

Sunday 24th of December 2017 09:11:26 PM
If you find yourself with some extra time this holiday season and want to dive into a classic codebase on your modern Linux desktop, KDE developer Helio Castro has been working on his porting skills by porting KDE 2.2.2 and Qt2 to work on modern Linux systems...

LXer: darktable 2.4 Open-Source RAW Image Editor Is Officially Out, Here's What's New

Sunday 24th of December 2017 08:27:34 PM
As a Christmas surprise for all photography fans, the development team behind the darktable open-source and cross-platform RAW image editor released the final darktable 2.4 update.

Reddit: Share the message of Linux privacy with amazing holiday images from Klowner

Sunday 24th of December 2017 08:18:05 PM

Every year creates an amazing Linux holiday wallpaper image with Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike license. They are a great way to spread the Linux privacy message along with holiday cheer! <3

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Reddit: Steam wont launch properly - lubuntu

Sunday 24th of December 2017 07:57:05 PM

Every time i start steam it says "verifying update" then quits. I need some help

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Reddit: Spotify is now available for Linux

Sunday 24th of December 2017 07:30:17 PM

Reddit: USB Fingerprint scanner

Sunday 24th of December 2017 07:12:41 PM

I am buying a tower pretty soon but have grown accustom to opening my computer with my fingerprint scanner on my laptop and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for some hardware?

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Reddit: ...

Sunday 24th of December 2017 06:51:12 PM

Reddit: I'd like to thank the Elementary Crew over at stackexchange

Sunday 24th of December 2017 06:39:57 PM

Despite me being more irritated than good is my issue got resolved and turns out it was an issue with anti-spam in exchange itself. I bow down to the surpreme overlords taking time out of their Christmas to resolve this for me. Guess this also proves to the skectical people here that I was honest, however you over at Elementary definitely has redeemed yourselfs so Merry Christmas everyone

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Reddit: Why I downloaded Elementary... than immediately uninstalled it.

Sunday 24th of December 2017 06:08:22 PM

Recently, I was looking for a fresh OS to try out. I had grown to dislike Ubuntu, and Linux Mint got old fast. I heard Elementary was a good choice, so I installed it in a VM and I booted it up. It looked beeping ugly. I tried to navigate the menus, easy enough, but had not enough options. I then proceeded to wipe it forever from my computer.

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LXer: 3 Step procedure to Setup ubuntu firewall

Sunday 24th of December 2017 06:04:36 PM
Although there is no need for firewall on Linux systems such as Ubuntu. Having firewall ads up more security to your system. That is why we are discussing about how to setup Ubuntu firewall. In this post we will be installing GUFW aka Uncomplicated Firewall on Ubuntu 16.04.

Reddit: rm -rf 2017 | LUP 228 | Jupiter Broadcasting

Sunday 24th of December 2017 05:28:38 PM

Reddit: Linux sux.

Sunday 24th of December 2017 04:07:39 PM

Phoronix: AMDVLK vs. RADV vs. AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 Vulkan Performance

Sunday 24th of December 2017 04:01:17 PM
With AMD's release on Friday of the long-awaited open-source "AMDVLK" Radeon Vulkan driver here are our initial benchmarks of this official Radeon open-source Vulkan driver compared to the unofficial RADV Mesa-based Vulkan driver and the similar AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 closed-source Vulkan driver.

More in Tux Machines

Software: MapSCII, Notelab, Pageclip, Wine

  • MapSCII – The World Map In Your Terminal
    I just stumbled upon an interesting utility. The World map in the Terminal! Yes, It is so cool. Say hello to MapSCII, a Braille and ASCII world map renderer for your xterm-compatible terminals. It supports GNU/Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. I thought it is a just another project hosted on GitHub. But I was wrong! It is really impressive what they did there. We can use our mouse pointer to drag and zoom in and out a location anywhere in the world map.
  • Notelab – A Digital Note Taking App for Linux
    This post is on an app that brings the power of digital note-taking to PC users across the platform spectrum. If note-taking with a stylus then you would like this one, and in fact, I couldn’t have given Notelab (an open source Java-based application,) a better introduction. The team of creatives has done a good job already.
  • Pageclip – A Server for Your HTML Forms
    Data collection is important to statisticians who need to analyze the data and deduce useful information; developers who need to get feedback from users on how enjoyable their products are to use; teachers who need to carry out census of students and whatever complaints they have, etc. The list goes on. Seeing how convenient it can be to use services that are cloud-based wouldn’t it be nice if you could collect form data in the cloud as easily as creating a new HTML document? Well, Pageclip has come to the rescue.
  • Wine 3.0 Release Lets You Run Windows Applications on Linux More Effectively
    The Wine team has announced the release of Wine 3.0. This comes after one year of development and comes with 6000 individual changes with a number of improvements and new features. ‘This release represents a year of development effort and over 6,000 individual changes. It contains a large number of improvements’. The free and open source compatibility layer, Wine lets you run Windows applications on Linux and macOS. The Wine 3.0 release has as major highlights Direct3D 10 and 11 changes, Direct3D command stream, graphics driver for Android and improved support for DirectWrite and Direct2D.

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GNOME: Themes, GTK and More

  • 5 of the Best Linux Dark Themes that Are Easy on the Eyes
    There are several reasons people opt for dark themes on their computers. Some find them easy on the eye while others prefer them because of their medical condition. Programmers, especially, like dark themes because they reduce glare on the eyes. If you are a Linux user and a dark theme lover, you are in luck. Here are five of the best dark themes for Linux. Check them out!
  • GNOME Rolls Out The GTK Text Input Protocol For Wayland
    GNOME developers have been working on a new Wayland protocol, the "gtk_text_input" protocol, which now is implemented in their Mutter compositor. Separate from the zwp_text_input protocol, the gtk_text_input protocol is designed for representing text input and input methods associated with a seat and enter/leave events. This GNOME-catered protocol for Mutter is outlined via this commit with their protocol specification living in-tree to Mutter given its GNOME focus.
  • Wine, Mozilla, GNOME and DragonFly BSD
    While GNOME is moving to remove desktop icon support in version 3.28, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will continue to ship with an older version of Nautilus (3.26) in an effort to keep this age-old practice alive, at least for its upcoming LTS release. In more GNOME-related news, version 3.28 of the Photos application will include a number of enhancements to its photo-editing arsenal, such as shadows and highlight editing, the ability to alter crop orientation, added support for zoom gestures and more. For a complete list, visit the project's roadmap.

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Red Hat Satellite: Patch Management Overview and Analysis
    We review Red Hat Satellite, a patch management solution for enterprise Linux systems.
  • Analysts Expect Red Hat Inc (RHT) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $761.96 Million
  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Shares Move -0.17%
  • A Modularity rethink for Fedora
    We have covered the Fedora Modularity initiative a time or two over the years but, just as the modular "product" started rolling out, Fedora went back to the drawing board. There were a number of fundamental problems with Modularity as it was to be delivered in the Fedora 27 server edition, so a classic version of the distribution was released instead. But Modularity is far from dead; there is a new plan afoot to deliver it for Fedora 28, which is due in May. The problem that Modularity seeks to solve is that different users of the distribution have differing needs for stability versus tracking the bleeding edge. The pain is most often felt in the fast-moving web development world, where frameworks and applications move far more quickly than Fedora as a whole can—even if it could, moving that quickly would be problematic for other types of users. So Modularity was meant to be a way for Fedora users to pick and choose which "modules" (a cohesive set of packages supporting a particular version of, say, Node.js, Django, a web server, or a database management system) are included in their tailored instance of Fedora. The Tumbleweed snapshots feature of the openSUSE rolling distribution is targeted at solving much the same problem. Modularity would also facilitate installing multiple different versions of modules so that different applications could each use the versions of the web framework, database, and web server that the application supports. It is, in some ways, an attempt to give users the best of both worlds: the stability of a Fedora release with the availability of modules of older and newer packages, some of which would be supported beyond the typical 13-month lifecycle of a Fedora release. The trick is in how to get there.