I have just been rewatching the documentary "Revolution OS" and one part caught my attention. There was a clip of RMS talking about the linux kernel and how he (and others) had been working on a modular kernel but it was over shadowed by the linux kernel.
Does anyone know if this GNU kernel was ever finished or where I can install it?submitted by /u/bluetac92
I'm a high school Junior looking for some meaningful stuff to put on my collage transcript and I thought this would be a good place to look. I have ~3 years experience using linux as a desktop OS and want to give back. What is a good way to find projects that need real help and that I could give meaningful contribution to?submitted by /u/LinuxCam
On many instructions for installing programs I often see "Requirements: Linux 2.6 or greater", or something along those lines. I've also come across posts talking about porting linux2.6 to other platforms (not official ones). Why is 2.6 now the "standard"?submitted by /u/GeekyGamer01
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Asus released a new beta of TinkerOS on their website yesterday. One interesting addition is the initial release of a dedicated video player, RK Player. What makes RK Player interesting? Simply, the video app uses the hardware acceleration features found on the Tinker Board to play video encoded using H.264 and H.265.
With the new release of TinkerOS, Asus’s website has prepared a brief support guide to the RK Player. It’s pretty important you read the guide, as you may initially think RK Player hasn’t been installed on the system. This is because the binary file, player, is not stored in a directory listed in the shell’s PATH. It’s not been added to the menu system. Instead it’s’s buried in the filesystem at /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/qt5/examples/multimediawidgets/player/. The guide recommends copying the file to a more convenient location. Alternatively, add the directory to the PATH. I’ll be kind about the unprofessional guide (blurry screenshots, broken English – seriously from Asus?) – clearly Asus is keen on releasing the player at the earliest opportunity so the community can test it out. Let’s take a look at RK Player in action.
LXDE is known as one of the if not the lightest of the main desktop environments available for GNU/Linux.
LXDE is extremely minimalistic and comes with very little to no special effects, or resource hungry applications and tools.
That being said, LXDE is a great option for taking an old machine and breathing new life into it; I personally have an LXDE based distro installed on an old laptop of mine using a dual core Centrino with 512MB of RAM, and while it obviously can’t hold a candle to my main laptop, it’s been sufficient for surfing the web and doing basic tasks like writing essays for school when my main machine was not an option.
So I have been a java programmer for about 3 years now, not sure if that has anything to do with it but i have some background with computers. I have dell Inspiron 1500 and currently running windows 10. When I was in my java class the other day, the kid next to me said he was running Linux and said that it is so much easier to use. It sparked my interest and now I want to learn more/maybe download and start running Linux on my computer. I was just wondering if someone could point me In the right direction to learn more and/or how to start with it. Your help is greatly appreciated, thank you!!!!submitted by /u/aharral09
It looks like the recent Linux game releases of DiRT Rally, HITMAN, and Civilization VI along with the debut of SteamVR for Linux was enough for Linux gamers to fire up their Steam clients in March.
NixOS 17.03 Switches To X.Org Server 1.19, KDE Plasma 5
For those interested in the NixOS Linux distribution built off the Nix package manager, the 17.03 release is now available.
Linux Lite 3.4 Released With New Features — Download Torrent And ISO Files Here
The latest release of Linux Lite operating system is now available for download. Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 and Linux kernel 4.4, Linux Lite 3.4 is released after 5 months of development. It comes with new applications like Lite Updates Notify and zRam. The interested users can visit Linux Lite website to grab the ISO files and torrents.
The Best KDE Dock App Is Now Stable, Available from KDE Store
The first stable release of KDE dock app ‘Latte Dock‘ is available to download.
Latte Dock 0.6 includes a number of bug fixes and performance tweaks, and can be considered more stable (and thus usable) than the earlier beta version we blogged about.
KDE/Qt-Focused Latte Dock Released
For those interested in a fancy dock for your desktop if trying to make it look perhaps more like macOS, the developers behind Now Dock and Candil Dock have joined forces to create a new dock solution called Latte Dock. Today marks the first release of this Qt/KDE-focused Latte Dock offering.