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LXer: Fedora 24 shows off new visions of the Linux desktop, cloud, and containers

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 09:49:15 AM
Fedora adds multiple Linux desktops, OpenShift cloud Origin and Fedora Atomic Host to drive containerized application development and deployment.

Reddit: ELI5: Snap, Flatpak, etc.

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 08:52:11 AM

I haven't seen this thread yet, so I figured I might just create it.

There has been some discussion recently about those new package managers (can they be called package managers? they sure look like package managers to me).

  • How are they different from traditional package managers such as apt, pacman, etc.?
  • What are the advantages and drawbacks?
  • From what I understand, I can use, say, apt along with snap without trouble? If I want to install some specific application, which one should I choose by default?

Thanks for your answers :)

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LXer: Fedora 24 Workstation Review: All Work and Very Little Play

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 08:52:04 AM
Fedora 24 brings with it a number of technical improvements, software upgrades, and under the hood. It’s clear that the Fedora developers have been working closely with upstream sources to tightly integrate advances in everything from the kernel to GNOME, Systemd, NetworkManager, and GCC6 which have all been forged into a powerful core. However, that’s about where it ends.

Reddit: [Question] Previous EPEL versions are disappearing after updates from the repo

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 08:21:42 AM

Hey everyone.

I'm trying to get to the bottom of this and I don't understand what's happening. The current epel 7 version is -> This was, a couple of weeks ago 7-6. But that release just fucking disappeared from the repos. :O I mean, what the hell? Why are they removing previous versions? Or am I looking in the wrong directory for it?

I can't update epel every frigging 3-4 weeks or so in our infrastructure.

I could use this one -> and than just stick to always latest. At least this way I don't have to always update. But the point was sort of pegging to a constant version and not always use latest without some testing first after an update.

Isn't there a nicer way of doing this?


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LXer: Anecdotal Comparison of Steam on Linux Vs Windows

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 07:54:53 AM
The word on the street is that gaming on Linux doesn't work as well as on Brand X. According to our everyday Super Geek, that seems to be just another Microsoft myth.

LXer: Fedora 24 Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 06:57:42 AM
The Fedora 24 Workstation release features GNOME 3.20, with many usability improvements such as easier input device and printer settings, a better search interface, shortcut windows for keyboard commands, and more convenient music controls. Flatpak (formerly xdg-app) is another building-block feature, with Software able to track installed Flatpaks and adding more features in the future as the technology develops. The Software app has also grown features to provide a full system upgrade directly from the desktop from one Fedora release to the next, and the ability to provide labelling as well as reviews of available software. Fedora 24 continues our work on the X replacement, Wayland, a next-generation graphics stack. Although this release will not default to Wayland, it includes many improvements and is available as an option for users to try out, and potentially will be the default stack in Fedora 25.

LXer: Raspberry Pi Zero IoT adapter adds Grove modules and more

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 06:00:31 AM
Dexter’s $17 “GrovePi-Zero” IoT expansion board for the Raspberry Pi Zero features analog, digital, and serial ports that support Grove modules. Back in 2014, robotics specialist Dexter Industries released a GrovePi expansion kit for the Raspberry Pi equipped with ports that support SeeedStudio’s catalog of hundreds of Arduino-compatible Grove sensors and I/O modules. This was […]

LXer: What’s new in Fedora 24 Workstation

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 05:03:20 AM
Fedora 24 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation. GNOME 3.20 The default environment comes courtesy of the GNOME community.... Continue Reading →

LXer: Upgrading Fedora 23 Workstation to Fedora 24

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 04:06:09 AM
Fedora 24 just became available and is officially released. You’ll likely want to upgrade your system. If you’ve upgraded from past Fedora releases, you may be familiar with the dnf upgrade plugin. This method is the recommended and supported way... Continue Reading →

LXer: Amazon Web Services Launches Partner Competencies For Sensitive Government Data

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 03:08:58 AM
The new concentrations recognize firms with deep experience and expertise in serving the unique requirements of providing cloud-based technology solutions to the public sector.

Reddit: openSUSE leap 42.1 as a server

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:49:52 AM

Ive been using Debian 8 for the past year and a half on my server and laptop and its been great. I fancied a change though. I like to standardize my machines i.e using the same distro on my laptop and server so im giving openSUSE a shot on both. It seems good so far (yast as always is glorious) but I wonder what others experiences of leap are. Ive used 13.1 and 13.2 in the past briefly but there was always issues getting nomachine to work. I managed it in leap though.

Would you guys use openSUSE leap for a home server? What have your experiences been with openSUSE in general with regards to stability and updates breaking things?

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Reddit: Flatpak vs Snap

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:40:13 AM

I don't use either one right but I get the sense will change soon. What are your thoughts on this and do you have a preference?

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LXer: Linux’s RPM/deb split could be replaced by Flatpak vs. snap

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 02:11:47 AM
But Linux is always about choice, and snap isn't the only contender to replace traditional packaging systems. Today, the developers of Flatpak (previously called xdg-app) announced general availability for several major Linux distributions, with a pointer to instructions for installing on Arch, Debian, Fedora, Mageia, and Ubuntu.

Phoronix: The State Of Wayland For KDE Plasma 5.7

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:53:35 AM
There are a lot of Wayland support improvements to find in the upcoming release of KDE's Plasma 5.7...

TuxMachines: VR Care is Frog's open source VR headset for hospital patients

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:43:35 AM

VR is pretty good at distracting us from the outside world - take off the headset you've been wearing and you'll see that it's gone dark/everyone has left/you really need to shower.

Frog and Stanford are putting this to good use with VR Care, a low cost, open source virtual reality headset and Epione, the accompanying game concept. Both are designed for a very specific purpose - distracting burns patients from pain during ongoing treatments, over weeks/months, in hospitals.

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Phoronix: BusyBox 1.25 Released

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:34:32 AM
The unstable BusyBox 1.25.0 release was made available today for testing purposes...

LXer: Fedora 24 released!

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016 01:14:36 AM
Today the Fedora Project is pleased to announce the general release of Fedora 24. Download it now from our Get Fedora site: Another Step in the Fedora Journey The Fedora Project has embarked on... Continue Reading →

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