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LXer: LinuxCon to Highlight How Linux Has Changed in Its 25 Years

Monday 22nd of August 2016 09:04:52 AM
Linux users are set to assemble for the annual LinuxCon event, this time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the technology and how it has changed.

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 3.14.77 LTS Has Updated Radeon and InfiniBand Drivers, CIFS Fixes

Monday 22nd of August 2016 08:53:30 AM

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.2, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the immediate availability of Linux kernel 3.14.77 LTS.

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Reddit: Libre ebook/e-ink reader

Monday 22nd of August 2016 08:15:09 AM

Hello,

I searched already, but didn't have any success, so maybe one of you could help me out: is there some e-ink device with libre firmware? I know about openinkpot, but this project seems dead. Pocketbook is also no alternative, because, while they have a linux kernel, they are far from being libre devices.

Thanks in advance!

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TuxMachines: GNU Software

Monday 22nd of August 2016 08:10:51 AM
  • GNU Parallel 20160822 ('Og Nomekop') released
  • Second release of eiffel-iup

    I’m glad to announce the second release of eiffel-iup. A wrapper that allow create graphical applications with Liberty Eiffel using the IUP toolkit. This second version add flat buttons and fix some errors. The main changes are in the names of some features, which now have names in the eiffel style. This is enough mature to create graphical interfaces. The package contains examples that show how use eiiffel-iup. So let me know if you have problems and Happy hacking!

  • diffutils-3.5 released [stable]

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TuxMachines: Chakra GNU/Linux Users Receive KDE Applications 16.08, VirtualBox 5.1.4, More

Monday 22nd of August 2016 07:47:09 AM

Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux team announced a few moments ago the availability of the latest KDE technologies in the main software repositories of the distribution.

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TuxMachines: Lubuntu Team Needs Your Feedback on the Size of the Lubuntu Linux ISO Images

Monday 22nd of August 2016 07:45:45 AM

Simon Quigley from the Lubuntu team published recently a new blog post on the distribution's website to ask for community's input on Lubuntu Linux operating system's Live ISO image sizes.

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TuxMachines: 5 reasons professors should encourage students to get involved in open source projects

Monday 22nd of August 2016 07:44:14 AM

I've been supporting student participation in humanitarian free and open source software (HFOSS) projects for over a decade. I've seen students get motivated and excited by working in a professional community while they learn and mature professionally. Out of the many reasons for supporting student participation in open source, here are five of the most compelling reasons.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.8-rc3

Monday 22nd of August 2016 07:38:19 AM

After last weeks somewhat unusual patch statistics (only 1/6th
drivers), we're not back to the normal programming with rc3, and we
have the usual situation with roughly ~60% of the patch being driver
updates. It's spread out, but most of it tends to be networking, GPU,
USB and a new EDAC driver. But all of it is fairly small.

Outside of the driver department, we've got core networking, some
filesystem updates (mainly xfs, although in the diffstat afs shows up
too, but that's really from the networking changes) and a smattering
of updates all over: documentation, scheduler, some miinor arch
updates etc.

Also: Linus Torvalds Announces a Fairly Small Third Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate

Linux 4.8-rc3 Kernel Is Out

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TuxMachines: 10 Linux Distros You Should Know About

Monday 22nd of August 2016 07:33:16 AM

These distributions prove that the Linux community is still full of creativity and good ideas, and prepared for whatever the future might bring. There are many more similar projects worth checking out, such as Trenta OS and the Clear Linux Project.

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LXer: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE – BETA Release

Monday 22nd of August 2016 07:10:30 AM
This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition.

Reddit: Trouble using wireshark with tightvnc.

Monday 22nd of August 2016 06:54:18 AM

I have kali linux on a raspberry pi and am getting the following error when trying to use wireshark from tightvnc.

Qt: XKEYBOARD extension not present on the X server. xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0". wireshark: Fatal IO error 2(No such file or directory) on X server :1.0.

Anyone know what I need to do to fix this?

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LXer: Easy way to install LAMP Server (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Arch Linux based systems

Monday 22nd of August 2016 05:16:08 AM
Follow our article for Easy way to install LAMP Server (Apache, MariaDB, PHP, phpMyAdmin) on Arch Linux based systems

LXer: Linus Torvalds Announces a Fairly Small Third Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate

Monday 22nd of August 2016 03:21:46 AM
Yes, it's Sunday, and yes, Linus Torvalds has just announced the availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) development milestone towards the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.

Slashdot: Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool

Monday 22nd of August 2016 02:17:32 AM

Reddit: Rosetta Stone in wine

Monday 22nd of August 2016 01:22:42 AM

The latest rossetta stone all features and auto updates are working for me in wine without overrides. If anyone else is using this or trying to use it I am the app maintainer just visit https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=33744

Feel free to post results, ask for help or up vote the version.

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Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more