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LXer: Five Cool Alternative? Open Source Linux Shells

Friday 21st of October 2016 09:28:41 PM
We are going to look at some of the available Linux shells out there that users have access to free of charge since they are open source, they come in a number of different licenses and this mainly depends on the software creator but in essence one doesn’t have to pay to use the system; so that a major plus in whichever way we look at it.

Reddit: ELI5: Transparent Huge Pages

Friday 21st of October 2016 09:16:32 PM

Reddit: Arch Linux install questions

Friday 21st of October 2016 08:25:23 PM

So is there a good rule of thumb to what size I should set my partitions to based on the hardware of my laptop. I always went through the automated installs and was taken back by what I should set my partitions n fstab config. If I'm being too vague lmk

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LXer: Getting started with Inkscape on Fedora

Friday 21st of October 2016 08:14:21 PM
Inkscape is a popular, full-featured, free and open source vector graphics editor available in the official Fedora repositories. It’s specifically tailored for creating vector graphics in the SVG format. Inkscape is great for creating and manipulating pictures and illustrations. It’s also... Continue Reading →

Reddit: Lumina Desktop Environment 1.1.0 Released

Friday 21st of October 2016 07:50:52 PM

Phoronix: Chrome 55 Beta Brings Async/Await To JavaScript

Friday 21st of October 2016 07:14:56 PM
Google is ending this week by rolling out the Chrome/Chromium 55 web-browser beta...

LXer: Ubuntu MATE, Not Just a Whim

Friday 21st of October 2016 07:00:01 PM
I've stated for years how much I dislike Ubuntu's Unity interface. Yes,it's become more polished through the years, but it's just not an interface thatthinks the same way I do. That's likely because I'm old and inflexible,but nevertheless, I've done everything I could to avoid using Unity, whichusually means switching to Xubuntu.

TuxMachines: Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released

Friday 21st of October 2016 06:48:56 PM

The BSD-focused, Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment is out with its version 1.1 update.

The developers behind the Lumina Desktop Environment consider it a "significant update" with both new and reworked utilities, infrastructure improvements, and other enhancements.

Lumina 1.1 adds a pure Qt5 calculator, text editor improvements, the file manager has been completely overhauled, system application list management is much improved, and there is a range of other improvements.

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TuxMachines: Radeon vs. Nouveau Open-Source Drivers On Mesa Git + Linux 4.9

Friday 21st of October 2016 06:47:04 PM

For your viewing pleasure this Friday are some open-source AMD vs. NVIDIA numbers when using the latest open-source code on each side. Linux 4.9-rc1 was used while Ubuntu 16.10 paired with the Padoka PPA led to Mesa Git as of earlier this week plus LLVM 4.0 SVN. As covered recently, there are no Nouveau driver changes for Linux 4.9 while we had hoped the boost patches would land. Thus the re-clocking is still quite poor for this open-source NVIDIA driver stack. For the Nouveau tests I manually re-clocked each graphics card to the highest performance state (0f) after first re-clocking the cards to the 0a performance state for helping some of the GPUs that otherwise fail with memory re-clocking at 0f, as Nouveau developers have expressed this is the preferred approach for testing.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu MATE, Not Just a Whim

Friday 21st of October 2016 06:34:57 PM

I've stated for years how much I dislike Ubuntu's Unity interface. Yes, it's become more polished through the years, but it's just not an interface that thinks the same way I do. That's likely because I'm old and inflexible, but nevertheless, I've done everything I could to avoid using Unity, which usually means switching to Xubuntu. I actually really like Xubuntu, and the Xfce interface is close enough to the GNOME 2 look, that I hardly miss the way my laptop used to look before Unity.

I wasn't alone in my disdain for Ubuntu's flagship desktop manager switch, and many folks either switched to Xubuntu or moved to another Debian/Ubuntu-based distro like Linux Mint. The MATE desktop started as a hack, in fact, because GNOME 3 and Unity were such drastic changes. I never really got into MATE, however, because I thought it was going to be nothing more than a hack and eventually would be unusable due to old GNOME 2 libraries phasing out and so forth.

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TuxMachines: EU-Fossa project submits results of code audits

Friday 21st of October 2016 06:27:55 PM

The European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-Fossa) has sent its code review results to the developers of Apache HTTP server target and KeePass. The audit results are not yet made public, however, no critical vulnerabilities were found.

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Slashdot: Unity 8 Desktop Session Arrives in Ubuntu 16.10

Friday 21st of October 2016 05:50:26 PM

LXer: A look inside the 'blinky flashy' world of wearables and open hardware

Friday 21st of October 2016 05:45:41 PM
While looking at the this year's All Things Open event schedule, a talk on wearables and open hardware caught my eye: The world of the blinky flashy. Naturally, I dug deeper to learn what it was all about.Though Gina Linkins and Jen Krieger of Red Hat would like to leave a few surprises for the lucky folks who attend their talk, they told me they can promise at least the following:read more

Phoronix: Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released

Friday 21st of October 2016 05:05:14 PM
The BSD-focused, Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment is out with its version 1.1 update...

LXer: The Dirty Cow Linux bug: A silly name for a serious problem

Friday 21st of October 2016 04:31:21 PM
With attacks in the wild reported, you need to fix this Linux bug as soon as possible.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Friday 21st of October 2016 03:44:20 PM
  • Docker: Making the Internet Programmable

    Docker, and containers in general, are hot technologies that have been getting quite a bit of attention over the past few years. Even Solomon Hykes, Founder, CTO, and Chief Product Officer at Docker started his keynote with the assumption that people attending LinuxCon Europe know that Docker does containers, so instead of focusing on what Docker does, Hykes used his time to talk about Docker’s purpose saying, “It really boils down to one small sentence. We're trying to make the Internet programmable.”

    Hykes described this idea of making the Internet programmable with three key points. First, they are focused on building “tools of mass innovation” designed to allow people to create and innovate on a very large scale. Second, applications and cloud services are allowing the idea of the Internet as a programmable platform to be realized, and they want to make this accessible to more people. Third, they are accomplishing all of this by building the Docker stack with open standards, open infrastructure, and a development platform with commercial products on top of the stack.

  • How to benchmark your Linux system

    The Software Center list will also include individual tests. These can be fine to use, but they can be tedious to open and configure manually. Keep your eye out for an entry called Phoronix Test Suite, or PTS for short. The Phoronix Test Suite is a powerful program that can run a single test, or an entire battery. PTS offers some built-in suites (collection of tests), or you can design your own suite. When tests are completed, you can choose to upload the test results to, where other users can see your results and even run the exact same tests on their PC.

  • Wunderlist Electron App for Linux

    Missing Wunderlist on Linux? You don’t need to thanks to Wunderlistux, an Electron-based desktop app. It doesn’t claim to be anything more than a wrapper around the official Wunderlist web app (which, yes, you could just open in a new browser tab).

  • Enter the Wasteland: Mad Max now available for Mac and Linux
  • What a lovely day! Mad Max releases for Mac and Linux
  • Mad Max Comes to Linux and Mac
  • GNOME at Linux Install Fest

    It’s an event organized in order to help first year students install a Linux distro on their laptops (here at our uni, we work almost entirely on Linux, so we need to help those that have never used it and set up their distros

Reddit: How do you store your long commands?

Friday 21st of October 2016 03:41:02 PM

I was wondering how to neatly store long commands with many parameters i tend to forget. Of course i could use aliases or a text file but i would really like a small lookup program like pass for passwords. What do you guys do?

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Friday 21st of October 2016 03:39:32 PM

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Zorin OS 12 Beta - Flat white, no sugar

I did not do any other testing, no extensive tweaking, no customization. I felt no need or desire to do so. Now, do remember Zorin OS 12 is still in beta, so we can excuse some of the problems we see here. But others are purely Ubuntu, and have been ported over from the parent distro without any discrimination or any improvements and fixes introduced in the last six months. The big offenders include: multimedia and smartphone support, poor software management, and then the somewhat heavy utilization and slow performance. Zorin is quite pretty but weary on the eyes, it tries perhaps too hard to be more than it is, and overall, the value it brings is negatively offset by the myriad papercuts of its design and the implementation of its unique style, plus the failings of the Ubuntu family. It's an okay choice, if you will, but there's nothing too special about it anymore. It's not as fun as it used to be. Gone is the character, gone is the glamor. This aligns well with the overall despair in the Linux desktop world. Maybe the official release will be better, but I doubt it. Why would suddenly one distro excel where 50 others of the same crop had failed with the exact same problems? Final grade, 5/10. Test if you like the looks, other than that, there's no incentive in really using Zorin. Oh how the mighty have fallen. Read more

PlayStation 4 hacked again? Linux shown running on 4.01 firmware

Hackers attending the GeekPwn conference in Shanghai have revealed a new exploit for PlayStation 4 running on the 4.01 firmware. In a live demo you can see below, once again the Webkit browser is utilised in order to inject the exploit, which - after a conspicuous cut in the edit - jumps to a command line prompt, after which Linux is booted. NES emulation hilarity courtesy of Super Mario Bros duly follows. Assuming the hack is authentic - and showcasing it at GeekPwn makes the odds here likely - it's the first time we've seen the PlayStation 4's system software security compromised since previous holes in the older 1.76 firmware came to light, utilised by noted hacker group fail0verflow in the first PS4 Linux demo, shown in January this year. Read more Also: 'Deus Ex: Mankind Divided' Coming To Linux In November, Mac Port On Hold