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TuxMachines: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 and 8.10 Get Linux Kernel 4.4.30 LTS, New Security Updates

Monday 7th of November 2016 01:32:52 AM

Users of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" distributions are in for a treat this weekend, as a new kernel update and latest Debian Stable security updates landed in the software repositories.

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TuxMachines: New Parabola GNU/Linux Release Enables Parabola Community Repository by Default

Monday 7th of November 2016 01:30:44 AM

It's been more than three months since the free, lightweight, open-source and simple Parabola GNU/Linux-libre operating system received an updated install medium, so the development team recently announced Parabola GNU/Linux-libre 2016.11.03.

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LXer: NetworkManager 1.6 to Use systemd-resolved as Local DNS Forwarder Backend

Monday 7th of November 2016 01:02:03 AM
NetworkManager developer Lubomir Rintel announced today the availability for download of the first development snapshot towards the major NetworkManager 1.6 release of the widely-used network connection manager.

Reddit: Current time/date in .txt file

Monday 7th of November 2016 12:39:59 AM

I am looking for a way to store the current time and date in .txt file in nano text editor so when I read the contents of the file using 'cat' command, it shows me the current time. Does anyone know?

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Reddit: All Lenovo laptops going forward will prevent installation of Linux

Sunday 6th of November 2016 11:20:54 PM

In reference to this Reddit discussion about Lenovo preventing installation of Linux on its laptops, I decided look into whether the Levono Yoga 910 has this same lock in place, as it has fantastic specs.

So I took a trip to Best Buy. An employee there actually called Lenovo and asked them whether the 910 still has the lock. Lenovo confirmed the lock still is in place for the 910 and that the lock will remain in place for all future Lenovo models.

Lenovo said the lock is in place for the 910 because the fingerprint scanner is inaccessible under Linux. And they said with the 900, the graphics card is inaccessible under Linux. These are terrible, unacceptable excuses.

From now on, I will go out of my way to ensure I never, ever buy a single product again from Lenovo. I also will probably never buy anything from Microsoft again, as it seems to have had had a hand in this. As a software developer, I am disgusted and disappointed.

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LXer: This Week in Open Source News: Facebook Creates Networking Tech, Linux Foundation Board Expands, & More

Sunday 6th of November 2016 11:07:41 PM
This week in Linux and open source news, Facebook announces new networking hardware technology, The Linux Foundation's board expands with three new additions, and more!

Reddit: Is Xen VGA passthrough reliable yet?

Sunday 6th of November 2016 10:09:55 PM

I just got a new GTX 1060 GPU and have an old 550TI.
(I have an AMD FX-8120 CPU which supports IOMMU, etc.)
Anyone with interesting success stories with similar hardware?

To clarify, I am aiming to run a windows guest to run games.

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:53:57 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:53:20 PM

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TuxMachines: GNOME News

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:52:53 PM
  • [Video] gtkrc theme editor
  • GTK+ On Windows Finally Supports HiDPI

    While GTK3 on Linux with both X.Org/Wayland has supported HiDPI displays for a long while, only with the latest GTK4 development code should there be usable HiDPI support for those using this tool-kit on Microsoft Windows.

  • GNOME and Rust

    I’ve been keeping an eye on Rust for a while now, so when I read Alberto’s statement of support for more Rust use in GNOME, I couldn’t resist piling on…

    From the perspective of someone who’s quite used to C, it does indeed seem to tick all the boxes. High performance, suitability for low-level tasks and C ABI compatibility tend to be sticking points with new languages — and Rust kills it in those departments. Anyone who needs further convincing should read up on Raph Levien’s font renderer. The usual caveat about details vis-a-vis the Devil applies, but the general idea looks exactly right. Rust’s expressiveness and lack of baggage means it could even outperform C for non-trivial code, on top of all the other advantages.

  • GNOME 3.23.1 RELEASED

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TuxMachines: Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:51:42 PM

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:48:44 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:47:43 PM
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Linux Version Released
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Arrives on Linux Without AMD GPU Support

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is now available for Linux computers, port developer Feral Interactive has announced. The Linux port comes a little over 2 months after the game’s original release for Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One. A Mac port is also under development, as was revealed back in September, but there is no word on when it will be released.

  • Smach Z: Finally Funded. Now What ?

    This is a like a long lasting drama. Some guys wanted to make a handheld and started making promises without having a prototype. It showed and they had to back down after a first disaster Kickstarter campaign. In the meantime, they secured some cash from investors, managed to be at the GamesCom 2016 with a prototype, and they have just relaunched their Kickstarter campaign with success – at the time of writing they already achieved their funding goal of 250k Euros, well ahead of the deadline. Not everyone gets second chances but I think they have learned from their mistakes and have come back with something to show that is more tangible than before.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:45:01 PM

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TuxMachines: More on End of Mythbuntu

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:44:26 PM
  • Official Ubuntu Flavor Mythbuntu Linux Is Dead. What About My TV Shows?
  • Mythbuntu Linux Is No More, the Distribution Has Been Officially Discontinued

    Earlier today, November 5, 2016, the team behind the Mythbuntu GNU/Linux distribution sadly announced that the project has been discontinued effective immediately and no new releases will be made.

    Mythbuntu was an operating system based on the widely-used Ubuntu Linux distro and built around the MythTV free and open source digital video recorder (DVR) project. It was an official Ubuntu flavor and used Xfce4 as default desktop environment. The first release of the OS was back when Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) was announced, and the last one was Mythbuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

  • Mythbuntu: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

    Mythbuntu as a separate distribution will cease to exist. We will take the necessary steps to pull Mythbuntu specific packages from the repositories (17.04 and later) unless someone steps up to take these packages over. MythTV packages in the official repositories and the Mythbuntu PPA will continue to be available and updated at their current rate.

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TuxMachines: elementary OS

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:43:36 PM
  • Recent Loki Updates
  • Switching from macOS: The Basics

    We’ve been getting a ton of traffic at elementary.io and hearing a lot of chatter from Apple users after the underwhelming MacBook Pro event last week—mainly that Apple has abandoned the “Pro” market for which so many of their products are named. With this week-ish-long series, I’d love to show you how elementary OS is great for both casual computer users and professional developers. Particularly those coming from or more familiar with macOS.

  • Switching from macOS: Developer Environment

    I am a professional web developer working on multiple continuously delivered node apps on GitHub, working alongside a professional back-end developer who manages servers and our Elixir API app (among several other projects), and a quickly growing marketing team with an amazing graphic designer/illustrator who designs everything you see on System76.com.

    I say this because I work in a very fast environment alongside extremely skilled professionals and need my tools to keep up. elementary OS and the tools available to me do so expertly.

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TuxMachines: Linux Devices and Tizen

Sunday 6th of November 2016 09:42:11 PM
  • Orange Pi Zero is a $7 quad-core dev board/mini PC

    The Raspberry Pi line of single-board computers kicked off a trend of tiny, low-cost, low-power PC devices a few years ago. But a number of other companies have tried to get in on the action, both by offering products with competitive specs and pricing… and by adopting the “fruit + Pi” naming convention.

  • VoCore2 is a $12 Linux computer that’s also a Wi-Fi router
  • This $4 'coin-sized' Linux computer is the latest Raspberry Pi rival

    The Raspberry Pi has been hugely successful due to its ease of use, affordability, and adaptable nature, but there's a new rival to the mini-computer that's causing somewhat of a buzz.

    The VoCore2 is an open-source Linux computer and fully-functional wireless router that happens to be smaller than a coin.

    The Indiegogo campaign for the device has already received 917% of its funding goal, starting with a goal of $6,000 and racking up $55,009 at the time of writing.

  • A Few Gear S2 users experiencing email notification problems post-update of Gear Manager

    Recently Samsung have released a sizeable update for the Gear Manager application taking it to version 2.2.16101261. This update brings with it a brand new brighter and sleeker looking User Interface (UI), support for the new Gear S3 smartwatch, Improved stability, and bug fixes.

  • Game: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy for Tizen Smartphones

    More good news for Tizen Users and especially for people Interested in detective type games. Games2Win have added a new interesting detective game named “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy”. All the Indian people may know the film “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy” which starred Sushant Singh Rajput and presented by Yash Raj Films. This game has been created to follow this movie.

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TuxMachines: KDE Leftovers

Sunday 6th of November 2016 07:24:52 PM
  • An Example in Using KOrganizer (Plus Sample .ics File)

    Just recently, I have been very interested to KOrganizer, a calendar scheduling program from KDE. It is awesome in scheduling my personal tasks, it has calendar with categories and colors, and also it has reminders. This article gives a personal example from my own calendar, with some little reviews, and you can use that calendar file and edit it to suit your needs. And I'd like to say big thanks to Azzam Syauqi Azis to inspire me about how awesome KOrganizer was. Enjoy!

  • KStars Lite 1.0.0 is released on Google Play!

    A couple of days after the release of KStars 2.7, the KStars team is happy to announce the availability of KStars Lite for Android, now available on the Google Play Store.

  • Meet Qt à Lyon – le 1er Décembre
  • KDAB at ECS, Stockholm, Nov 22-23
  • Interview with Laura

    My friend Amelia Hamrick was doing commissions to help raise money to donate to Krita, and I love her work as well, so I thought I’d try it out!

  • San Francisco Bay Area KDE birthday party

    Since several KDE folks were in town for the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit they decided to come visit us as kind of an impromptu KDE 20th birthday party, and to meet KDE's newest/youngest disciple. She might still be a bit young to write code, but we'll see how long it'll take to change that. One of the reasons neither me nor blauzahl have been very active in KDE lately...

  • Wiki, what’s going on? (Part16 – Where have you been?)
  • Now Dock Panel & Plasmoid v0.4...
  • How to Setup KDE Activities

    The classic Linux desktop -- a workspace, a panel, and a menu -- remains the most popular design for a graphical interface. Unfortunately, however, modern computers include too many applications to fit on a single desktop. Many users respond by launching applications from the menu, often drilling down several levels and sometimes even relying on incomplete menus to reduce clutter. However, KDE offers a more elegant solution in Activities, or multiple desktops, each with its own set of icons.

    Activities were introduced with the KDE 4 release series. For some reason, they have never caught on, partly because the project has rarely emphasized or explained them, and partly because how they are different from virtual workspaces has never been clear. It doesn't help, either, that from the virtual workspace pager on the panel, you can set virtual workspaces so that each can have its own icons, widgets and settings, just as Activities can.

    Usually, however virtual workspaces are sub-divisions of a desktop, extending workspace without the trouble of setting up multiple monitors. Using virtual desktops, for example, you can keep your browser or email reader open full-screen all the time.

    By contrast, Activities are usually organized by tasks or project. By setting up different Activities, you can place all the necessary resources for a task or project in the workspace, a single click away. In effect, they make the classic desktop practical again.

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TuxMachines: A Preview into Manokwari Desktop Environment from BlankOn X "Tambora"

Sunday 6th of November 2016 07:19:45 PM

Manokwari is a desktop environment from BlankOn GNU/Linux operating system. In this manner, Manokwari is similar with Budgie from Solus OS, or DDE from deepin OS. While the current BlankOn OS is slowly moving into the new 10.0 version (codename "Tambora"), the current Manokwari gets a new feature I want to introduce here. This article is an intro for you who are totally new to Manokwari.

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LXer: Women-Focused Networking Events Can Make a Big Difference, Says Twitters Vinu Charanya

Sunday 6th of November 2016 07:18:57 PM
During LinuxCon North America in Toronto, The Linux Foundation organized a women’s networking summit that included more than 100 women from different walks of life. What’s most exciting about this event was that instead of having one speaker, or a panel of speakers delivering speeches, each attendee was allowed to introduce herself, which turned all those 100 attendees into speakers and audiences.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • How fast is KVM? Host vs virtual machine performance!
  • Kernel maintenance, Brillo style
    Brillo, he said, is a software stack for the Internet of things based on the Android system. These deployments bring a number of challenges, starting with the need to support a different sort of hardware than Android normally runs on; target devices may have no display or input devices, but might well have "fun buses" to drive interesting peripherals. The mix of vendors interested in this area is different; handset vendors are present, but many more traditional embedded vendors can also be found there. Brillo is still in an early state of development.
  • Reviewing Project Management Service `Wrike` And Seems Interesting
    I have been testing some services for our project and found this amazing service, thought why not share it with you guys, it might be useful for you. Project management is a term that in some respects appears common, yet in practice still seems to be limited to large companies. While this may be true, the foundations of project management are actually rather simple and can be adopted by anyone, in any industry. One of the major requirements you need to consider when selecting a good project management software is the ability to run and operate it on the go via your mobile devices. Other factors include the ability to access the software from any platform whether it be Linux, Mac, or Windows. This can be achieved when the project management software is web-based. Wrike is a software that does of all this.
  • World Wine News Issue 403
  • OSVR on Steam, Unity drops legacy OpenGL, and more gaming news
  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest 2016
    This November from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 was held in Berlin the GNOME Core Apps Hackfest. My focus during this hackfest was to start implementing a widget for the series view of the Videos application, following a mockup by Allan Day.
  • Worth Watching: What Will Happen to Red Hat Inc Next? The Stock Just Declined A Lot
  • Vetr Inc. Lowers Red Hat Inc. (RHT) to Buy
  • Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!
    For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25. One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves. Therefore, no redshift apps, such as Redshift itself (which I recently covered here) will work while running under Wayland.
  • My Free Software Activities in November 2016
  • Google's ambitious smartwatch vision is failing to materialise
    In February this year, Google's smartwatch boss painted me a rosy picture of the future of wearable technology. The wrist is, David Singleton said, "the ideal place for the power of Google to help people with their lives."
  • Giving Thanks (along with a Shipping Update)
    Mycroft will soon be available as a pre-built Raspberry Pi 3 image for any hobbyist to use. The new backend we have been quietly building is emerging from beta, making the configuration and management of you devices simple. We are forming partnerships to get Mycroft onto laptops, desktops and other devices in the world. Mycroft will soon be speaking to you throughout your day.
  • App: Ixigo Indian Rail Train PNR Status for Tizen Smart Phones
    Going on a train journey in India? Ixigo will check the PNR status, the train arrival and departure & how many of the particular tickets are left that you can purchase. You can also do a PNR status check to make sure that your seat is booked and confirmed.

Networking and Servers

  • How We Knew It Was Time to Leave the Cloud
    In my last infrastructure update, I documented our challenges with storage as GitLab scales. We built a CephFS cluster to tackle both the capacity and performance issues of NFS and decided to replace PostgreSQL standard Vacuum with the pg_repack extension. Now, we're feeling the pain of running a high performance distributed filesystem on the cloud.
  • Hype Driven Development
  • SysAdmins Arena in a nutshell
    Sysadmins can use the product to improve their skills or prepare for an interview by practicing some day to day job scenarios. There is an invitation list opened for the first testers of the product.

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • PINEBOOK Latest News: Affordable Linux Laptop at Only $89 Made by Raspberry Pi Rival, PINE
    PINE, the rival company of Raspberry Pi and maker of the $20 Pine A64, has just announced its two below $100-priced Linux laptops, known as PINEBOOK. The affordable Linux laptop is powered by Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-bit processor and comes with an 11.6" or 14" monitor.
  • Some thoughts about options for light Unix laptops
    I have an odd confession: sometimes I feel (irrationally) embarrassed that despite being a computer person, I don't have a laptop. Everyone else seems to have one, yet here I am, clearly behind the times, clinging to a desktop-only setup. At times like this I naturally wind up considering the issue of what laptop I might get if I was going to get one, and after my recent exposure to a Chromebook I've been thinking about this once again. I'll never be someone who uses a laptop by itself as my only computer, so I'm not interested in a giant laptop with a giant display; giant displays are one of the things that the desktop is for. Based on my experiences so far I think that a roughly 13" laptop is at the sweet spot of a display that's big enough without things being too big, and I would like something that's nicely portable.
  • What is HiDPI and Why Does it Matter?

Google and Mozilla

  • Google Rolls Out Continuous Fuzzing Service For Open Source Software
    Google has launched a new project for continuously testing open source software for security vulnerabilities. The company's new OSS-Fuzz service is available in beta starting this week, but at least initially it will only be available for open source projects that have a very large user base or are critical to global IT infrastructure.
  • Mozilla is doing well financially (2015)
    Mozilla announced a major change in November 2014 in regards to the company's main revenue stream. The organization had a contract with Google in 2014 and before that had Google pay Mozilla money for being the default search engine in the Firefox web browser. This deal was Mozilla's main source of revenue, about 329 million US Dollars in 2014. The change saw Mozilla broker deals with search providers instead for certain regions of the world.