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Reddit: Looking to convert to Linux

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:27:10 AM

So with all of this ransomware scare that has been happening a lot, I've considered moving to Linux. Problem being is that a lot of the programs/games I use on Windows are Windows exclusives, paint.net etc. Getting around this is fine, but I'm wondering what the most welcoming Linux distro for a new user would be? Something that is updated on a regular basis, and has a nice modern look to it. Nothing too intimidating. Are there any distros you can recommend?

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Reddit: What are some commands who's literal meanings interested you?

Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:07:16 AM

What I mean is like how "sudo" stands for "superuser do"

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LXer: Three Portable Ways To Connect Ubuntu To Internet

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:42:58 PM
?Most of you have probably used a dial-up connection or wired connection to access the resources available on the World Wide Web. But what if you’d just bought a new desktop or laptop and you don’t have the resources (router, modem, etc) to connect to the Internet. I’ll cover the three possible methods you could remedy that along with pros + cons and take note when I say portable you should get the humor because desktops just don’t blend in :P

TuxMachines: LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week - Deepin OS

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:13:14 PM

​Depth/Deepin OS is not just another Linux Distro, but one with something new to show. Deepin OS is simply speaking, just beautiful. Deepin OS, formerly known as Deepin, Linux Deepin, and Hiweed GNU/Linux is a Linux distro with an identity crisis. Seriously, this distro has undergone name changes you always have to check twice if the name is still the same. And that is all the negative you are going to say about this distro. Honestly speaking, Deepin OS is surely going to blow you away. I have been keeping an eye on this distro since 2013 and it still manages to impress me.

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LXer: RaspAnd Marshmallow 6.0.1 Android OS Now Available for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 10:28:38 PM
After informing us about the availability of a new build of his RaspAnd Nougat operating system for Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs based on Android 7.1.2, Arne Exton released an updated RaspAnd Marshmallow 6 version.

TuxMachines: KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 10:06:26 PM
  • [digikam] Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0

    Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Please report any dysfunctions, unexpected behaviour or suggestions for improvement to our bug tracker.

  • KDevelop runtimes: Docker and Flatpak integration

    On my last blog post I discussed about how some assumptions such as the platform developed on can affect our development. We need to minimize it by empowering the developers with good tools so that they can develop properly. To that end, I introduced runtimes in our IDE to abstract platforms (much like on Gnome’s Builder or Qt Creator).

  • Kate 17.04.1 available for Windows
  • GSoC - Community Bonding Period with Krita
  • First month report: my feelings about gsoc
  • My Akademy Plans

    The Akademy programme (saturday, sunday) is actually pretty long; the conference days stretch into feels-like-evening to me. Of course, the Dutch are infamous for being “6pm at the dinner table, and eat potatoes” so my notion of evening may not match what works on the Mediterranean coast. Actually, I know it doesn’t since way back when at a Ubuntu Developer Summit in Sevilla it took some internal-clock-resetting to adjust to dinner closer to midnight than 18:00.

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Phoronix: Freedreno Gallium3D Enables NIR By Default

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:50:35 PM
Freedreno Gallium3D as the open-source, reverse-engineered driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware has switched to using NIR by default...

TuxMachines: Gaming News: Shogun, SteamOS, Dawn Of War III

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:44:21 PM

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Reddit: My 1440p screen only displays at 1080p after I installed nvidia drivers

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:26:01 PM

Hello there. A few days ago i decided to install linux ubuntu on one of my older computers. I use an AOC 1440p monitor and when I installed Ubuntu it natively ran on 1440p off of the hdmi socket on my GTX 680.

Today however I decided to install the geforce linux driver for the card and after I did the reboot the resolution was downgraded to 1080. I can't select 1440p as an option in the display settings.

Does anybody know a fix for this? I'm new to Linux and only know the very basics of using the terminal. Thanks a lot beforehand!

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LXer: Open source LimeNET SDR computers run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:14:18 PM
Lime Micro has launched three open source “LimeNET” SDR systems that run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core CPUs, including one with a new LimeSDR QPCIe board. Lime Microsystems has gone to Crowd Supply to launch three fully open source LimeNET computers for software defined radio (SDR) applications. The systems run Ubuntu “Snappy” Core Linux on […]

LinuxInsider: Red Hat Linux Upgrade Pushes New Security, Automation Tools

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:02:10 PM
Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta. RHEL 7.4 includes new security and compliance features and streamlined automation, along with tools for improved systems administration. This latest upgrade comes nearly three years into the series 7 lifecycle. It continues to provide enterprises with a rich and stable foundation for both existing applications and a new generation of workloads and solutions. "RHEL 7.4 enables data centers to continue running mission-critical stuff," noted Red Hat's Steve Almy.

LinuxToday: Open source LimeNET SDR computers run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Lime Micro has launched three open source "LimeNET" SDR systems that run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core CPUs, including one with a new LimeSDR QPCIe board.

TuxMachines: Galicia continues promotion of free software

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 08:17:22 PM

The government of the autonomous region of Galicia (Spain) will continue to encourage the use of free and open source software solutions in the public and private sector. This week, the government published the ‘Free Software Plan 2017’, outlining 110 actions.

In its ‘Plan de acción software libre 2017’, Galicia announces new initiatives to promote sharing and reuse of ICT solutions. The government is to share new software solutions, but will also emphasise the reuse of existing tools, pointing to Mancomún, the region’s software repository, the catalogue maintained by the Spanish central government’s Centre for Technology Transfer, and to the European Commission’s Joinup eGovernment portal.

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Reddit: How to setup proxy in archlinux?

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 08:00:19 PM

Ok, I've been trying to connect to my uni's wireless with arch, and I need help for some easy way to set the proxy username and password, from terminal preferably.

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LXer: The Family Dashboard

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:59:58 PM
I've written a little about PHP before, because I think it's a greatutility language for writing quick things you need to do. Plus, itallows you to use a web browser as your interface, and everyone hasa web browser. That makes it very convenient for my family, because Ican make simple web interfaces for the various things I normally have todo from the command line.

TuxMachines: Linux Devices: Raspberry Pi, PIC32, Lime Micro

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:49:59 PM
  • Apollo Lake COM Express module has onboard microSD and eMMC

    The COM Express Compact Type 6 “MSC C6C-AL” taps Intel’s Apollo Lake and offers up to 16GB DDR3L, microSD and optional eMMC, plus support for 5x PCIe slots.

  • How to create an Internet-in-a-Box on a Raspberry Pi

    If you're a homeschool parent or a teacher with a limited budget, Internet-in-a-Box might be just what you've been looking for. Its hardware requirements are very modest—a Raspberry Pi 3, a 64GB microSD card, and a power supply—but it provides access to a wealth of educational resources, even to students without internet access in the most remote areas of the world.

  • Squeeze Pi: Adventures in home audio

    The Squeezebox Touch provided a family-friendly interface to access our music library, either directly on the device or via a range of mobile applications. Logitech discontinued its development in 2012, but I was happy as they open sourced the Squeezebox's server software as Logitech Media Server and supplied the open source code used on the physical Squeezebox devices.

  • Evaluating PIC32 for Hardware Experiments

    PIC32 uses the MIPS32 instruction set. Since MIPS has been around for a very long time, and since the architecture was prominent in workstations, servers and even games consoles in the late 1980s and 1990s, remaining in widespread use in more constrained products such as routers as this century has progressed, the GNU toolchain (GCC, binutils) has had a long time to comfortably support MIPS. Although the computer you are using is not particularly likely to be MIPS-based, cross-compiling versions of these tools can be built to run on, say, x86 or x86-64 while generating MIPS32 executable programs.

  • Want a Raspberry Pi-powered PC? This $50 case turns the Pi into a desktop

    As long as you keep your expectations in check, it's perfectly feasible to run the latest Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer.

    However, the base Raspberry Pi 3 is a bare bones board, so anyone wanting to set it up as a desktop PC will need to buy their own case and other add-ons.

  • Open source LimeNET SDR computers run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core

    Lime Micro has launched three open source “LimeNET” SDR systems that run Ubuntu Core on Intel Core CPUs, including one with a new LimeSDR QPCIe board.

    Lime Microsystems has gone to Crowd Supply to launch three fully open source LimeNET computers for software defined radio (SDR) applications. The systems run Ubuntu “Snappy” Core Linux on Intel’s Core processors, enabling access to an open, community-based LimeSDR App Store using the Ubuntu Core snap packaging and update technology. The SDR processing is handled by three variations on last year’s open source LimeSDR board, which run Intel’s (Altera) Cyclone IV FPGA.

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Phoronix: Trying Out MESA_NO_ERROR / KHR_no_error Support On Mesa 17.2-dev

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 07:27:08 PM
Merged last month into Mesa Git and improved since then with follow-up commits has been KHR_no_error support for reducing the overhead of the OpenGL drivers by disabling certain error handling for OpenGL games/applications. This in turn can free up some CPU utilization and possibly lead to power-savings too...

LXer: How to say "no" for the sake of your customers

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:45:37 PM
When you're working in an organization where statements like "Good ideas can come from anyone" and "Experiment! We learn more from our mistakes than our successes!" are commonplace, does saying "no" create a contradiction that impedes adaptability and inclusivity?The answer depends on how you say "no" and the things you say "no" to.read more

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    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
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