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Phoronix: KDE's Breeze Icons Get Expanded For Plasma 5.4

Friday 7th of August 2015 03:29:15 PM
For those wondering about the latest work done by the KDE Visual Design Group (VDG), they have more beautiful icons coming for Plasma 5.4...

Reddit: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE released

Friday 7th of August 2015 03:10:57 PM

LXer: Windows 10 is FORCING ITSELF on domain happy Windows 7 PCs

Friday 7th of August 2015 03:02:20 PM
Feel the download, just don't mind the bandwidthWindows 7 PCs are being force fed a diet of Windows 10, breaking a promise made by Microsoft.…

TuxMachines: KDE and Akademy

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:36:11 AM
  • Goodbye Akademy 2015, See You Randa 2015

    A Coruña is located on the Atlantic front and on my way there, I encountered rainy spots and the rain was a familiar one for me, after having lived several years in northern France (Paris and Pays de la Loire). But this time I actually found it quite enjoyable, knowing that I left behind a 39°-heated Lyon. So, yes, A Coruña is warmer than what we could encounter in other parts of Spain. I shared my car with Sandro Knauß, who came to Lyon from Germany by train, so the one full-day trip was quite nice, KDE hacking-oriented. But be assured, we were also able to talk lots of other topics.

  • GSoC 2015 Week #7-10 with Amarok
  • Evolving KDE – framework and next steps

    One of the outcomes of the survey we did for Evolving KDE was that we need to get more clarity on our vision, strategy and focus. At Akademy we had many discussions to explore more how we all see this topic. We discussed what different contributors think KDE’s vision and focus should be. We tried to clarify what it actually means for KDE to have a vision, strategy and focus. And we talked about ways to get to a vision that would work for KDE.

  • LibreOffice Hits Prime Time, Bug Bites KDE Plasma 5 & More…

    Intel Bug Bites KDE Plasma 5: From the it’s-KDE4-all-over-again desk, Softpedia reported this week that users of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop — primarily those using Kubuntu 15.04 and OpenSUSE, though on other distributions running KDE as well — may be encountering crashes thanks to a bug outlined by KDE’s Martin Sandsmark on the KDE mailing list. The Softpedia article states that a bug in the Intel graphics stack crashes various OpenGL applications running atop the KDE Plasma 5 desktop, but there is a workaround for the problem which is outlined in both the article and in Sandsmark’s email to the KDE list. Hopefully this will just be a proverbial blip on the radar screen and the folks at KDE will put this behind them.

  • Qt Creator 3.5 Nearly Ready For Release

    Eike Ziller announced the release today of the release candidate for Qt Creator 3.5.

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Reddit: AMD GCN Radeon R7 M260DX 2Go and Linux

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:18:29 AM

Hi, I was choosing a new PC and the ThinkPad Edge E550 suits my needs. The only thing that's worrying me is the GPU: an AMD GCN Radeon R7 M260DX. I've heard of horror stories about AMD on Linux, so I'd like some feedback. Does any of you have it ? If so, how well does it work ? I'd be using Arch on that computer. Thanks in advance for the input !

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TuxMachines: Free Windows 10 Has Big Costs, Where's GIMP.org?

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:12:37 AM

It was a slow news day today in Linuxland, which is probably why several Windows 10 headlines jumped out at me. First up, is a paranoid's guide to securing Windows 10 that revealed listens to microphones and collects keystrokes of its users. Users brace for the first forced update and Christine Hall looks at some of gotchas to home and enterprise users. In other news, what's happened to gimp.org?

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TuxMachines: Test upcoming Bodhi Linux 3.1.0; Pre-Release is out now

Friday 7th of August 2015 09:07:33 AM

Bodhi is a Ubuntu based Linux distribution, known for being lightweight and highly customizable. It comes with Moksha Desktop Environment and uses lightweight windows manager known as Enlightenment. The installer for this operating system is hardly around 550 MBs in size and it installs pretty fast; because it comes with only minimal set of software applications pre-installed as it claims to give user full control on how to populate their system with their required applications after the installation. The development team is working on completing the next major release Bodhi 3.1.0, so they have made Pre-Release version of this distribution available for download and testing. In this way, dev team will be able to fix any reported bugs and users will be able to get familiar with the look & feel, and working of new operating system.

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The Linux Test Project has been released for September 2015

Good news everyone, the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *September 2015* has been released. Since the last release 272 patches by 27 authors were merged. Notable changes are: * Network namespace testcases were rewritten from scratch * New user namespaces testcases * New testcases for various virtual network interfaces * New umount2() testcases (for UMOUNT_NOFOLLOW, MNT_EXPIRE and MNT_DETACH flags) * New open() testcase (for O_PATH flag) * New getrandom() testcases * New inotify, cpuset, futex_wake() and recvmsg() regression tests + The usual number of fixes and enhancements Read more

Smart touchscreen dev kit runs Android on quad-core i.MX6

Gateworks announced a 7-inch touchscreen Android development kit, with a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, GbE, WiFi, BT, GPS, USB, serial I/O, and dual mini-PCIe slots. The Gateworks “GW11036″ Embedded Android Development Kit is aimed at easing the process of developing smart touchscreen-interfaced systems for use in a wide range of applications, including those requiring extended temperature operation. The kit builds on the company’s GW5224 single board computer, adding a 7-inch, 1024 x 600-pixel TFT display, capacitive touchscreen, wireless modules, and a customized, microSD-bootable, Android KitKat operating system. Read more

13 Ways You Can Help Desktop Linux To Grow

This is the condition when there are over 300 Linux distributions with a number of them being desktop focused. Linux was (and still) considered to be the “geek only” zone with the biggest misconception that one need to know the command line to use Linux. Times have changed. Linux is a lot more user-friendly than what it used to be in late 90’s or early 2000. The chances for Linux to gain market share is now and you definitely could help in this cause. Read more

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