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LXer: Hackathons bring open source innovation to humanitarian aid

Friday 3rd of June 2016 06:07:29 PM
Humanitarian and development aid is about helping people suffering from both short-term and long-term problems. These problems can be natural (e.g., droughts, floods, and earthquakes) as well as man-made (e.g., poverty, war, and oppression). A recent example of a humanitarian crisis is the refugee situation in Europe, and the disorder in Syria and its surrounding more

Reddit: Corel Linux OS Deluxe - Getting it to run in a VM

Friday 3rd of June 2016 05:40:24 PM

I found an old set of Corel Linux CD's lying around, and before they go to the recycle bin I would like to setup a VM. I have tried VMWare Player (setup locks up) Oracle Virtual Box (setup reboots and then no boot device found).

Has anyone ever gotten this to work?

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Reddit: Question about Linux...

Friday 3rd of June 2016 05:25:54 PM

Sorry I am not a Linux user, but I do have a question about it. What are the minimum specs for a computer to run a Linux Distro that can be my media PC and play up to SBS 3D 1080p movies with 7.1 audio?

I have a couple older smaller machines and Windows can't quite do it and my Mac Mini can't pull it off so I am just hoping I can re-purpose one of my older units for this purpose.


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TuxMachines: ​OwnCloud closes US office, blames Nextcloud

Friday 3rd of June 2016 05:12:03 PM

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LXer: Windows 10 market share jumps two per cent

Friday 3rd of June 2016 05:10:18 PM
This doesn't mean the nagware is working: selling PCs running anything is now a slogMicrosoft's sometimes hard-ball tactics to get people running Windows 10 look like they're working.…

TuxMachines: PCLinuxOS 64 2016.06 MATE Edition Launches with MATE 1.14.1, Kernel 4.4.11 LTS

Friday 3rd of June 2016 05:03:17 PM

Softpedia has been informed today, June 3, 2016, by an anonymous reader that there's a new build of the PCLinuxOS 64 MATE Edition operating system available for download, version 2016.06.

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TuxMachines: Remix Mini Android PC combines the best of both computing worlds

Friday 3rd of June 2016 04:57:12 PM

We’d like to introduce you to the world’s first true Android PC with Remix Mini, offering an entirely unique PC experience.

Now you can work and play with the entire Android app ecosystem while utilizing a range of previously unavailable PC features like a taskbar, multitasking on various windows, keyboard support and more.

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Reddit: Korora (Fedora remix for beginners and lazy pros) readying F24-based release

Friday 3rd of June 2016 04:19:45 PM

Chris Smart wrote: “Work has begun on Korora 24. I have some alpha images, but it will be a few weeks before a beta is ready for release, I expect.

I should add that we're planning to drop 32bit ISO images for the Korora 24 release, but still provide 32 bit repositories for upgrades. Only about 20% of our downloads are for 32 bit images, and it has been getting less and less. This should free us up a bit.”

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LXer: QuiteRSS 0.18.3 review

Friday 3rd of June 2016 04:13:07 PM
A cross-platform reader to tempt you away from SaaS

LXer: Linux Howto: Make Peace With The Linux Process Table

Friday 3rd of June 2016 03:15:56 PM
A fundamental design feature of Unix-like Operating Systems is that many of a system’s resources are accessible via the filesystem, as a file. For example the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem offers us access to all kinds of valuable treasures.

LinuxToday: Emacspeak, an audible interface for Linux

Friday 3rd of June 2016 03:00:00 PM

A step-by-step guide to installing and configuring audible interface Emacspeak.

Phoronix: It's Now Easier Trying Out The Latest Git Version Of Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver

Friday 3rd of June 2016 02:41:57 PM
For Ubuntu Linux users it's now easier trying out the latest development state of the Intel Vulkan graphics driver...

LXer: OwnCloud closes US office, blames Nextcloud

Friday 3rd of June 2016 02:18:45 PM
The company blames co-founder Frank Karlitschek starting a new competing company, Nextcloud, for the move. OwnCloud[he]#039[/he]s parent German division remains open.

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    I heard a lot of good praise about this little distro. My inbox is flooded with requests to take it for a spin, so I decided, hey, so many people are asking. Let us. The thing is, openSUSE derivatives are far and few in between, but the potential and the appeal are definitely there. Something like CentOS on steroids, the way Stella did once, the same noble way Fuduntu tried to emancipate Fedora. Take a somewhat somber distro and pimpify it into submission. GeckoLinux is based on openSUSE Leap, and I chose the Plasma Static edition. There's also a Rolling version, based on Tumbleweed, but that one never worked for me. The test box for this review is Lenovo G50. But wait! Dedoimedo, did you not recently write in your second rejection report that GeckoLinux had failed to boot? Indeed I did. But the combo of yet another firmware update on the laptop and a fresh new download fixed it, allowing for a DVD boot. Somewhat like the painful but successful Fedora exercise back in the day. Tough start, but let's see what gives.
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    Following a small claims court judgment against them, Microsoft announced they would be making declining their Windows 10 upgrade easier. Why not just switch to Linux as Daniel Robinson highlighted five reasons you should. My Linux Rig spoke to Christine Hall of FOSS Force about her "Linux rig" today and Bryan Lunduke had some thoughts on Canonical's collaboration myth. Dedoimedo reviewed GeckoLinux 421 and Gary Newell tested Peppermint 7 on his new Lenovo Ideapad.
  • After Multi-Month Tone Deaf Shitshow, Microsoft Finally Lets Users Control Obnoxious Windows 10 Upgrade
    Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 made sense on its surface. It was a nice freebie for users happy to upgrade, and an effective way to herd customers on older Windows iterations onto the latest platform to help consolidate support expense. But Microsoft's upgrade in practice has seen no shortage of criticism from users annoyed by a total lack of control over the update, and Microsoft's violent tone deafness in response to the complaints. For example a Reddit post from an anti-poaching organization made the rounds earlier this year after the 17 GB automatic Windows 10 update resulted in huge per megabyte charges from their satellite broadband ISP. Microsoft's response to these complaints? Ignore them. As complaints grew, Microsoft finally provided a way to fully disable the forced upgrade, but made sure it involved forcing users to modify the registry, something Microsoft knew full well less technical users wouldn't be comfortable attempting to hurdle. [...] Things have been escalating ever since, often to comedic effect. But this week things changed somewhat with the news that Microsoft has struck a $10,000 settlement with a California woman who sued the company after an ill-timed Windows 10 upgrade brought her office computers to a crawl. The woman took Microsoft to court after support failed to help resolve the issue, a spokesman saying Microsoft halted its appeal of the ruling "to avoid the expense of further litigation."
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    On my main desktop, I use Linux Mint 17.1, Rebecca. My main laptop, a 64-bit machine, is running Mint 17.2 Rafaela. The laptop got updated from Rebecca so I could write a review, but the desktop never got upgraded because it’s a 32-bit machine and would require another download, which I haven’t had the time to do. I have another laptop running Bodhi, which might be my favorite distro, but I can be more productive with Mint.
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    The wait for the summer’s hottest Linux distro is over and you can finally download the release version of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”. Often called the best Linux distribution for desktop PCs, Mint 18 comes loaded with new features and Linux 4.4 LTS Kernel.