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Phoronix: Wobbly Windows Support & Other Post-Processing Effects For Wayland

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 06:43:10 PM
Samsung developers have been working on implementing client-side post processing effects for Wayland. This is to achieve similar effects like "wobbly windows" as were common to the Linux desktop going back many years with AIGLX / Compiz / Beryl...

Reddit: Updated Debian 8: 8.4 released

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 05:41:02 PM

Reddit: New Dell 7710 laptop - asking for problems with the 4k screen?

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 05:27:44 PM

I just received a new Dell Precision 17 (7710) laptop. I could have got it from Dell with Ubuntu had I not gone for the big 17" 4k monitor. I installed vmware, and Ubuntu on top of Windows but I'd much prefer getting windows out of the picture entirely. My concern is the following:

  • AMD FirePro W5170M Video card
  • UltraSharp™ UHD IGZO (3840x2160) Wide View Display

I'm willing to put some effort into it, but the days of tweaking my own video configs is over unless someone has a recipe.

Preference would be Debian but I know Dell works with Ubuntu on this model in a different config, so that would be fine too.

Thoughts?

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LXer: Stupid Patent Of The Month: Mega-Troll Intellectual Ventures Hits Florist With Do-It-On-A-Computer Scheduling Patent

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 05:26:58 PM
This month, Intellectual Ventures filed some fresh lawsuits against targets including JCPenney, Sally Beauty, and flower delivery service Florists' Transworld Delivery. We checked out the asserted patents to see if any deserved our Stupid Patent of the Month award. All were worthy candidates, but one in particular stood out.

Reddit: If you use Linux and Android, you've got to install KDE Connect

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 04:17:41 PM

So KDE Connect just blew my mind. A while ago I used Linconnect to get notifications from my Android phone to show on my Ubuntu laptop but it required that I manually enter the IP address of my laptop which slowly became a pain and I gave up. Searching yesterday I came across KDE Connect. I've never used KDE so it wasn't really something I was aware of but it seemed to have the notification functionality I was looking for and it used broadcast messages and pairing to automatically connect my laptop and phone - no more IP addresses! I tried it an sure enough it worked, my notifications showed on my laptop, nice.

A couple of minutes ago I was listening to some music in Clementine and I got a call from a friend. As I started talking I realised my music was off but thought maybe I'd paused it without thinking. When I finished the phone call, the music started again. Mind blown.

I know this isn't necessarily the most complicated feature but I didn't expect it of KDE Connect and it's a great little touch. So if you use Android and Linux, you should definitely check KDE Connect out. Works great on Ubuntu with Unity, not sure about GNOME or any others.

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Phoronix: Writing Linux / Open-Source News & Benchmarking 365 Days Per Year

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 03:52:52 PM
To the wife on April Fools' Day I told her I was going to take the day off of work... Hah, what a joke. But led me to generate some statistics on the number of Phoronix articles each day and figuring out when was the last time I didn't write an open-source or Linux articles in a given day...

LXer: Quali Courts DevOps Community with Open Source Plugins and Libraries

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 03:38:20 PM
Quali is open-sourcing plugins for its cloud sandbox platform and releasing new Python libraries designed for DevOps teams.

Phoronix: Debian 8.4 Released With Security Fixes, Other Package Updates

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 03:02:09 PM
The Debian community has come out today with Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 and Debian GNU/Linux 8.4...

Phoronix: RadeonSI OpenGL Compute Shader Patches Published

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 02:52:51 PM
Bas Nieuwenhuizen has published a patch-set for implementing an important OpenGL 4.3 feature: compute shaders for RadeonSI!..

TuxMachines: Arch Linux 2016.04.01 Is Now Available for Download with Kernel 4.4.5 LTS

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 02:36:00 PM

Another month has passed, and it's already April, so the time has come for the lightweight and flexible Arch Linux operating system to get its monthly ISO respin.

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LXer: Linux robot teaches coding, shoots lasers

Saturday 2nd of April 2016 01:49:41 PM
Makeblock’s “Codeybot” is a dancing, singing, laser-shooting robot that runs OpenWrt Linux, and teaches kids how to program using mBlockly.

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Linux Kernel 3.4.112 LTS Has Many PowerPC, x86, HFS, and HFS+ Improvements

A couple of days ago, kernel developer Zefan Li released the one hundred twelfth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.4 kernel series for stable GNU/Linux users. Read more

Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel

Earlier today, April 29, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May of 2016. Read more

Octa-core Cortex-A53 hacker SBC sells for $60

FriendlyARM’s $60, open spec “NanoPC-T3” SBC runs Android or Linux on an octa-core Cortex-A53 SoC packed with wireless and media interfaces, plus 8GB eMMC. The over-caffeinated board builders at Guangzhou, China-based FriendlyARM have shipped their highest-end hacker board yet. The NanoPC-T3 is almost identical to the NanoPC-T2 board, but swaps out the quad-core, Cortex-A9 Samsung S5P4418 SoC for a layout-compatible S5P6818 with eight Cortex-A53 cores that can be clocked dynamically from 400MHz to 1.4GHz. Last month, FriendlyARM’ unveiled an $11, quad-core NanoPi M1 single board computer with similarly open source hardware and Android and Linux software. Read more

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