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Reddit: Ubuntu 17.04 - Official Mascot Artwork Revealed

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:24:02 PM

Reddit: Music production in VM

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:11:07 PM

Would it be reasonable to run Windows in a virtual machine with something like Ableton Live and a punch of VSTs? I don't need anything fancy like external midi support, just some cut and copy music production.

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TuxMachines: How to write SD cards for the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:03:54 PM

Writing SD cards for the Raspberry Pi is something that every member of the Pi community has attempted. Some are old hats and tackle the task with aplomb, but for some it strikes fear into their hearts.

In this article, I look at two different ways to write an SD card. First using the latest application to offer a simple GUI, Etcher. Then, I take a look at dcfldd, a Linux terminal command that expands on the popular dd command and offers much more functionality.

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LXer: GRUB Boot from ISO

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:59:06 PM
Last year I worked on a project to add an OEM-style rescue partition to acomputer. Where most OEM installs have a custom program that just rewritesan install image over the top of the partition, in this case, everythingwas based on open-source software.

TuxMachines: Linux 4.4.54

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:55:54 PM

Coming only three days after the release of Linux kernel 4.10.2, the third maintenance update to the Linux 4.10 kernel series was announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman a few moments ago.

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TuxMachines: 6 Operational Challenges to Using Open Source Software

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:52:37 PM

In today's rapidly evolving markets, companies that consistently innovate, most quickly and at the least cost, will win. And, as you’ve seen in our ongoing series, using Open Source Software (OSS) enables rapid, low-cost innovation. But it can also introduce operational challenges and legal risks.

We’re at a point now that OSS has become such a mainstream phenomenon that not using open source almost certainly places your organization at a disadvantage. So you must learn how to navigate the challenges and risks in order to remain competitive.

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TuxMachines: X.Org Server 1.19.3 Improves Driver Support by Reverting Page-Flipping Change

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:47:04 PM

Adam Jackson announced a few moments ago the immediate availability of the third point release to the X.Org Server 1.19 display server stable series for GNU/Linux distributions.

Also X.Org Server 1.19.3 Released

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Reddit: how to backup linux apps and restore on pc with no internet?

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:46:00 PM

how to backup linux apps and restore on pc with no internet?

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TuxMachines: Nine Funny Quotes about Free and Open Source Software

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:43:38 PM

Open source programmers are celebrated for the software they create. But they don't often get the credit they deserve for one trait: Being funny. With that in mind, here's a list of some of the more entertaining statements made by members of the free and open source software community.

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TuxMachines: GNOME Shell and Mutter Get More Wayland Improvements for GNOME 3.24 Desktop

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:41:27 PM

GNOME Project's Florian Müllner announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) versions of the forthcoming GNOME Shell 3.24 and Mutter 3.24 components of the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment.

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TuxMachines: 7 Reasons to Use Debian (and 3 Reasons Not To)

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:39:05 PM

In twenty-four years, Debian has gone from one of half a dozen leading distributions to the premier representative of Linux. Its derivatives Linux Mint and Ubuntu are the most popular distributions today, and new security and server distributions are likely to be based on Debian itself.

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TuxMachines: Desktop Linux the best it’s ever been—and keeps getting better

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:35:46 PM

While users of proprietary operating systems suffer with new, slower, buggier, more spy-filled systems, Linux users are enjoying better performance and more support.

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Phoronix: Future Vulkan Work Items: Advanced Compute, Improved HLSL Interop

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:35:43 PM
While watching Khronos' GDC17 presentation recordings, Piers Daniell of NVIDIA touched on some possible future work items for Vulkan during the When Vulkan was One session...

TuxMachines: Colibri COM offers WiFi, Bluetooth, and a new i.MX6 ULL SoC

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:33:59 PM

Toradex unveiled a Linux-driven Colibri module with NXP’s i.MX6 ULL SoC that offers industrial temperature support and dual-band WiFi-ac and BT 4.2/BLE.

Toradex has revealed preliminary specs — but so far no photo — of its Colibri iMX6ULL — the first of Toradex’s 67.6 x 36.7mm Colibri modules to offer onboard wireless. It’s also the first embedded board we’ve seen that features NXP’s new cost-optimized version of the i.MX6 UL (UltraLite) called the i.MX6 ULL. The module will ship in the third quarter.

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Reddit: Linux 3 in 1 similar to HP Elite x3?

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:14:26 PM

Is there a Linux alternative to this idea? Ubuntu thought of it some years ago but did it get off the ground?

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Reddit: Problem installing Kali linux on MacBook Air/OS sierra

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:12:37 PM

Hi guys,

Need your expertise trying to dual boot Kali with my MacBook Air using macOS Sierra. My rEFInd work, my USB connect well but when I choose the windows legacy os whole disk volume it says that I don't have the starter something !!! Trying to figure that out for a while now !! Please help me

Thanks

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Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.19.3 Released

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:36:53 PM
Adam Jackson has announced xorg-server 1.19.3 as the latest point release for the long-living X.Org Server...

Reddit: Linux distros that do not use systemd (or can be configured not to)

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:09:42 PM

Been having lots of trouble with systemd on arch and debian so i migrated from arch to void and changed debian to deuvan(didnt have time to replace it so i just backed up /home and switched). I wrote down all the other distros i was considering after switching from arch taught it might come in handy to someone else. Any other recommendation are welcome.

Distro Notes Void linux Gentoo Funtoo Debian Comes with systemd by default but can be removed and replaced easily Slackware Alpine Linux Deuvan Debian but without systemd out of the box, not finished yet Crux PCLinuxOS Arch I tried to remove systemd but i couldnt, apparently its possible though submitted by /u/spoonthefoon
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Reddit: Why use a tiling window manager over a floating one?

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:07:40 PM

I'm currently using a floating one, and while I do sometimes wish I could 'snap' the windows into a corner or side of the screen, I feel like tiling WM's take up precious screen space whether you like it or not, and the lack of being able to resize the window really kills it for me. So, my question is, why use a tiling WM over a floating one, other than for minimalism and less dependencies?

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