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Phoronix: Ubuntu 17.04 Spins Do Their Lone Alpha Release

Friday 27th of January 2017 10:35:29 PM
After last month's planned Ubuntu 17.04 Alpha 1 release for opt-in flavors didn't happen, the Zesty Alpha 2 debut happened today as what is now the only alpha release for the upcoming Zesty Zapus...

Reddit: The Clarey Test on Richard Stallman

Friday 27th of January 2017 09:47:04 PM

LXer: Zynq-based SDR module sells for $549

Friday 27th of January 2017 09:21:39 PM
Avnet launched a cheaper, single-channel version of its dual-channel PicoZed SDR COM. The Linux-driven Zynq-7020 COM operates in the 70MHz to 6GHz range. Avnet’s PicoZed SDR 1?1 SOM is a more affordable, single-channel version of the dual-channel PicoZed SDR 2?2, a software defined radio version of the PicoZed computer-on-module. This $549, single-channel module supports the […]

Reddit: kernel.org: shutting down FTP services

Friday 27th of January 2017 09:13:40 PM

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 27th of January 2017 09:12:26 PM

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TuxMachines: Events: Open Source 101, Munich Event, and LibrePlanet 2017

Friday 27th of January 2017 09:11:16 PM
  • Open Source 101 event: A one-day introduction to Open Source

    Open Source 101, a one-day conference designed to teach the fundamentals of open source, will take place on Saturday, February 4 at The McKimmon Center on the campus of NC State University.

    With corporate open source participation and usage now at all time highs, along with the demand for open source skills, many current and future technologists want and need to learn more. The event is a perfect opportunity for current technologists working in a proprietary environment and technology students at the university and high school level to do just that.

  • Next Linux/UNIX System Programming course in Munich: 15-19 May, 2017
  • Sumana Harihareswara's keynote will close LibrePlanet 2017

    "Sumana's talk at LibrePlanet 2016 dealt with ways to make the free software community more welcoming, with humor, sharp insights, and deep conviction," said the FSF's Program Manager, Georgia Young. "We are very pleased to have her generous, thoughtful voice bring this year's conference to a close."

    Sumana Harihareswara first started using GNU/Linux in the late 1990s. Since then, she has contributed to a number of projects (including GNOME, MediaWiki, Zulip, and GNU Mailman), and become a leader, speaker, and advocate for free software and communities. From 2014-2015, she served as a member of the Ada Initiative Board of Directors. Within the software industry, she has been a community manager, writer, and project manager, working with Collabora, GNOME, QuestionCopyright.org, Fog Creek Software, Behavior, and Salon.com.

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Phoronix: AMDGPU-PRO 16.60 Vulkan vs. Mesa 17.1-dev RADV Performance

Friday 27th of January 2017 09:00:00 PM
Given yesterday's release of the AMDGPU-PRO 16.60 driver I've been busy running various benchmarks on this first AMD Linux hybrid driver release of 2017. A number of OpenGL benchmarks will be published this weekend compared to the latest Mesa RadeonSI Git driver while for your viewing pleasure today is a look at the Vulkan performance of AMDGPU-PRO 16.60 compared to the Linux 4.10 + Mesa 17.1-dev driver stack for Dota 2 and The Talos Principle.

TuxMachines: Dedoimedo interviews: Bodhi Linux team

Friday 27th of January 2017 08:52:34 PM

Bodhi Linux and I never quite saw eye to eye. I had tested the distribution a couple of times, and in all cases, I found the somewhat spartan, DIY approach to be quite limiting. My need from Linux distributions is very simple, I expect everything to work out of the box.

However, some professional bickering does not mean we cannot enjoy ourselves. After all, we're all in this together, we few, we happy few, we band of penguins. Or Tuxpeople, if you prefer. To this end, I wanted to interview the project manager for the Bodhi Linux operating system, so we can get some exposure the other side of this coin. Today, we have Jeff Hoogland as our guest, and he will tell us more about his work, his passion, his community, and a few other things besides. After me.

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Friday 27th of January 2017 08:48:58 PM

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Reddit: Linux Performance

Friday 27th of January 2017 08:47:19 PM

TuxMachines: Kodi v17.0 “Krypton” Release Candidate 4

Friday 27th of January 2017 08:46:36 PM
  • Kodi v17.0 “Krypton” Release Candidate 4

    This is the fourth Release Candidate for our upcoming v17.0 “Krypton” which contains our continuous effort to further improve v17.0 before we make it final. Our team will certainly try to tackle as much of the reported problems as possible with the limited resources we have. We do want to note that since we are just a small team some of the reported bugs might not get fixed due to lack of developers or time. As such we would certainly welcome any developer who has the ability to help us out to try and fix the bugs he or she encounters and submit it to our code base for review. We sure would like to thank every one involved with either development, testing or simply helping out others with answering their questions.

  • Kodi 17.0 Is Near With The RC4 Release

    The release of Kodi 17.0 "Krypton" is near and today the fourth release candidate is now available for testing.

  • Kodi 17 "Krypton" Media Center Gets One More Release Candidate, Go Out and Test

    Only two weeks after XBMC Foundation announced the decision of codenaming the Kodi 18 release as "Leia," after the late Carrie Fisher, but also to celebrate 40 years of the Star Wars saga, they are today releasing what it could be the last Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" media center.

    Martijn Kaijser today announced the availability of Kodi 17.0 RC4, which comes about 11 days after the third Release Candidate. Kodi 17 development is ongoing since December 2015, but the first Alpha builds arrived six months later, around May 2016, and it now finally looks like the final release of the open-source media center is nearing its official launch.

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LXer: Using the YubiKey4 with Fedora

Friday 27th of January 2017 06:16:24 PM
A YubiKey is a hardware authentication device that can be used for various one-time password (OTP) and authentication methods. This article explains some of the ways to use the the YubiKey4 with Fedora. Other versions may be incompatible or require... Continue Reading →

Phoronix: AMDGPU Changes Queued For Linux 4.11: Power/TTM Changes, No DC/DAL

Friday 27th of January 2017 06:15:01 PM
Alex Deucher of AMD sent in the Radeon/AMDGPU DRM driver changes today to DRM-Next for then merging into the Linux 4.11 kernel a few weeks down the road...

Reddit: Easy Shell Automation

Friday 27th of January 2017 05:56:49 PM

LinuxInsider: Wine 2.0's New Delights Uncorked

Friday 27th of January 2017 05:33:03 PM
Wine developers on Wednesday announced the release of stable version Wine 2.0. The release brings many fixes and some new functionality, along with a major change in future release schedules. The devs have tweaked Wine's ability to run Windows programs within the Linux operating system in this release, which is the culmination of more than a year of effort. It includes some 6,600 individual changes. Wine 2.0 is the first upgrade released on the software's new time-based, annual release schedule.

LXer: In Search of an Open Source DNS Server

Friday 27th of January 2017 05:07:47 PM
You'd think that in this day and age finding a free and open DNS server would be easy, no? Evidently, not so much. That didn't keep Roblimo from finding one, however.

Reddit: Trying to install Linux on a chrome book

Friday 27th of January 2017 05:02:50 PM

I'm currently in the process of trying to install ubantu on my chrome book, but it is not working. It seems fine up until I enter "sudo startxfce4" and it crashes. Any thoughts?

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LinuxToday: Allow Or Deny SSH Access To A Particular User Or Group In Linux

Friday 27th of January 2017 05:00:00 PM

This brief tutorial explains how to allow or deny SSH access to a particular user or a group in Linux.

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SteamVR for Linux, Benchmarks of HITMAN on NVIDIA

  • SteamVR for Linux is now officially in Beta
    Valve have put up SteamVR for Linux officially in Beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. You will need to run the latest Steam Beta Client for it to work at all, so be sure to opt-in if you want to play around with it.
  • Valve Publishes A SteamVR Developer Build For Linux
    Valve has begun rolling out their SteamVR Linux support by announcing today a beta/developer build of their VR support for Linux. Valve's SteamVR for Linux page was updated today to reflect the build becoming public via the Steam beta channel, "This is a development release. It is intended to allow developers to start creating SteamVR content for Linux platforms. Limited hardware support is provided, and pre-release drivers are required. Linux support is currently only available in the "beta" branch, make sure you are using SteamVR[beta] before reporting issues."
  • HITMAN Linux Benchmarks On 12 NVIDIA GPUs
    Last week Feral Interactive released the much anticipated port of HITMAN for Linux. While at first it didn't look like this Linux game port would work out for our benchmarking requirements, thanks to Feral it does indeed work for another interesting Linux gaming test perspective. For our initial HITMAN Linux benchmarks are tests from 12 NVIDIA GeForce GPUs while our Radeon tests will come tomorrow.

Meet Flint OS, a Chromium OS Fork for Raspberry Pi & PCs That Runs Android Apps

Will Smith from Flint Innovations Limited is informing Softpedia today about their up and coming Linux-based operating system for PCs and Raspberry Pi devices, Flint OS, based on the open-source Chromium OS project. These days, we see more and more developers and entrepreneurs launching new operating systems based on Chromium OS, which Google uses with much success for its Chrome OS on many Chromebooks that you can purchase today. But Flint OS is somehow a bit special, not only because it provides support for both Raspberry Pi SBCs and x86 computers with either Intel or Nvidia GPUs, but because it uses Android apps. Read more Also: KaOS 2017.02 Is Out with Linux 4.9.10, KDE Plasma 5.9.2, and X.Org Server 1.19.1

Rebellin Linux 3.5 Rolls Out as the Best GNU/Linux Distro Based on Debian Sid

The developers of the Debian-based Rebellin Linux operating system have announced today the release and general availability of version 3.5, a major build that introduces exciting new features and up-to-date components. Rebellin Linux 3.5 rolls out as the best GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Sid, according to the developers, because it comes with out-of-the-box email support. We don't know what to say about that, but we can't help but notice that this release includes the latest GNOME 3.22.2 and MATE 1.16.1 desktop environments. "Rebellin Linux v3.5 is out! Built on the goodness of Debian and the previous Rebellin, it’s the best Debian Sid based distribution you can get. Know why? Cos it comes with email support," reads today's announcement. "Download Rebellin now and end your search for the perfect Linux distro." Read more Also: Rebellin Linux v3.5 released!

Thoughts on Slackware 14.2

All in all I'm quite happy with slackware 14.2 on my quasi-modern computer. Old school linux and openbsd types will no doubt feel at home with slack. There's no systemd to worry about. A full install takes about 9 gigs of drive space. The slackware folks have obviously put a ton of work into this new release. A word of warning to linux newbies, this isn't the easiest distro to install and is probably best suited to linux intermediates or experts. Read more