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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Desktop

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:50:47 PM
  • Meet Pinebook, A Low Cost Linux Laptop That Looks Like A MacBook

    PineBook is a budget laptop running an Allwinner quad-core 64-bit processor. The device comes in two screen sizes both of them having 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC storage along various ports and connectivity options. PineBook supports a number of Linux distros and Android versions.

  • Meet the Pinebook, a $89 ARM Laptop That Runs Ubuntu

    The Pine64 Pinebook is an ARM laptop priced from $89. It can run Android, ChromiumOS and various flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu.

  • Light and Thin 64-bit ARM based Open Source Notebook
  • The 12 Most Ridiculous Windows Errors of All Time

    Computers and humans are so different. While computers are infinitely faster at processing information, they run into trouble if they try to stray from their course. These “fast idiots” contrast to people, who can’t think as fast as machines but can adapt much more easily.

    These relations have produced some hilarious situations where novice users failed to grasp the basics of using Windows. On the other side of this are error messages. When a computer runs into an unexpected scenario, it usually throws up a message box for the user to review.

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TuxMachines: Debian News

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:49:24 PM
  • Starting the faster, more secure APT 1.4 series

    We just released the first beta of APT 1.4 to Debian unstable (beta here means that we don’t know any other big stuff to add to it, but are still open to further extensions). This is the release series that will be released with Debian stretch, Ubuntu zesty, and possibly Ubuntu zesty+1 (if the Debian freeze takes a very long time, even zesty+2 is possible). It should reach the master archive in a few hours, and your mirrors shortly after that.

  • Debian package build tools

    When I was first introduced to Debian packaging, people recommended I use pbuilder. Given how complex the toolchain is in the pbuilder case, I don’t understand why that is (was?) a common recommendation.

  • vmdebootstrap Sprint Report

    This is now a little overdue, but here it is. On the 10th and 11th of November, the second vmdebootstrap sprint took place. Lars Wirzenius (liw), Ana Custura (ana_c) and myself were present. liw focussed on the core of vmdebootstrap, where he sketched out what the future of vmdebootstrap may look like. He documented this in a mailing list post and also presented (video).

    Ana and myself worked on live-wrapper, which uses vmdebootstrap internally for the squashfs generation. I worked on improving logging, using a better method for getting paths within the image, enabling generation of Packages and Release files for the image archive and also made the images installable (live-wrapper 0.5 onwards will include an installer by default).

  • Quicker Debian installations using eatmydata

    Two years ago, I did some experiments with eatmydata and the Debian installation system, observing how using eatmydata could speed up the installation quite a bit. My testing measured speedup around 20-40 percent for Debian Edu, where we install around 1000 packages from within the installer. The eatmydata package provide a way to disable/delay file system flushing. This is a bit risky in the general case, as files that should be stored on disk will stay only in memory a bit longer than expected, causing problems if a machine crashes at an inconvenient time. But for an installation, if the machine crashes during installation the process is normally restarted, and avoiding disk operations as much as possible to speed up the process make perfect sense.

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TuxMachines: Tizen News

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:47:03 PM
  • App: Navitel Navigator is available in Tizen Store for Samsung Z2 & Z1

    Navitel Navigator is a satnav application that was first available for the Samsung Z2, but has now been released for the Z1 but still not on the Z3 yet ? but it’s still worth a mention to our readers The application boasts that it is a precise offline GPS navigation app with free geosocial services and detailed maps of 64 countries. It has had over 20 Million downloads and ranks as one of the Top 5 Navigation apps in 12 countries.

  • Gujarat Lions – A new Cricket Game added to the Tizen Store

    Indian cricket fans will be delighted to hear about a new cricket game, created by Zapak Mobile Games Pvt. Ltd, released in the Tizen Store named Gujarat Lions and is for the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3, with a download file size of 43MB.

  • T20 Cricket Champion 3D game for Tizen Smartphones

    Zapak Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. has released another cricket game in the Tizen Store named T20 Cricket Champion 3D. You can play this game with your favorite country team. Many countries are available including India, Bangladesh, England, South Africa, Pakistan etc. You can play this game in two different modes: Quick Match and T20 Cricket Champions. In Quick Play mode you can select your favorite team and your opposing team and in Tournament mode you’ve to select your best team to play for. You can also play this game in 3,5,10 or 20 overs and easy, medium or hard (3 difficulties.) Also you get a chance to play in different places in India ie. Mohali, Delhi & Rajkot. A store is available where you can purchase power-ups and different articles. There is also a spinwheel machine available where you can earn coins like a lottery play. Daily rewards also available. The cheerleaders will dance when you hit a six or a four. This is a realistic 3D Cricket Game on your Tizen smartphone.

  • Game: Super Truck Parking is Available in Tizen Store

    Super Truck Parking is a game created by Black Cobra Studios Ltd and run on all Tizen smartphones such as the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3. This game is about parking your trucks and passing your lessons / the ultimate test. You need to go through your lessons (try to do well on each of them) to come to what is called the ultimate test, yes, your driving test, the test that will finish it all! You have to navigate your way across the city, starting from the Greenhorn Driver Only Backyard Zone and then travel across the city to the Warehouse Noob Transport Truck Driver zone and complete the ultimate parking simulation with The Circuit Only for Real Truck Driver Load Zone.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:45:05 PM

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Reddit: OMG. I just : sudo rm -fr/*

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:07:35 PM

I lucked out today. The / slipped in instead of a space, so I had an error.

Ran sudo touch /-i right after that.

Did this happen to you ?

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LXer: How to find a file on a Linux VPS

Saturday 26th of November 2016 03:39:39 PM
Using the command line on a Linux machine could be very uncomfortable, especially for the beginners.

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Saturday 26th of November 2016 03:34:20 PM

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Phoronix: Vulkan 1.0.35 Released, Includes VK_NVX_device_generated_commands

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:56:00 PM
Vulkan 1.0.35 was released on Friday as the latest stable documentation update to the Vulkan high-performance graphics API. Aside from correcting some issues with the documentation, it also incorporates the VK_NVX_device_generated_commands extension documentation...

Phoronix: Editorial: Using NVIDIA On Linux For The First Time In 10 Years

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:27:58 PM
Anyone who read any number of my reviews from a few years ago, when I interned here at Phoronix, should know that I have been a fan of AMD and their open source efforts for a very long time. I remember the years of trying to get Catalyst to work under Arch or Fedora, usually only to have it blow up in my face. I remember the struggle holding back kernel and X server updates, hoping that none of those updates contained security fixes that were pertinent to me.

Reddit: Complete noob, forgotten login

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:09:40 PM

Hey all, installed xfce4 on my chromebook maybe a year ago (following a tutorial), and have since forgotten my localhost login. I know nothing about Linux and stuff so sorry if I'm using annoyingly bad terminology. Anyway, is there any way (lol) for me to bypass this? Thanks!

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Reddit: Quick question: yellow on white on my (Gnome) terminal is unreadable. Can't remember what to change and how.

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:08:30 PM

I used to have a couple of pages bookmarked but lost them. I seem to remember that I changed something in /etc to make yellow a lottle more brown but last did it sooo long ago I can't remember what.

LC_COLORS perhaps?

I've googled 'til I'm blue .. er .. yellow!


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Phoronix: DragonFlyBSD Works On EFI Runtime ABI Support, But Still Experimental

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:06:51 PM
The next release of DragonFlyBSD will feature better EFI support...

LXer: How to Install and Customize ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:45:17 PM
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free and open source office suite that includes an alternative for 3 major Microsoft Office apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by providing access to the web-based set of tools for real-time co-editing.

Phoronix: Intel's OpenGL Driver Gains Another Performance Optimization

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:45:08 PM
While we have been talking a lot lately about performance optimizations and improvements to Intel's "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver, not all focus has been lost on the i965 Mesa OpenGL driver. In fact, a lot of code landed on Friday for i965...

Reddit: Play battlefield 4 on Linux?

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:37:32 PM

Reddit: Colin King: stress-ng 0.07.07 released

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:25:34 PM

TuxMachines: Korora 25 Upgrades, Mageia 6 Delays, Gift Ideas

Saturday 26th of November 2016 12:28:09 PM

The Korora project announced a bit of good news for user waiting for the latest release while Mageia users will have to continue to wait. published a gift buying guide for Open Source fans and it looks like the netbook is back is back. Gary Newell reviewed Q4OS 1.8 and today reminded us of why we use Linux.

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Reddit: [BUDGET] Laptop for Linux

Saturday 26th of November 2016 11:53:44 AM

I am at University and I need a laptop to work on when I am not at home (i.e. when going to my parents). My budget is around $300, but since I'm not from the US it should go down about $50 for the US prices. Used ones are not really an option (risky, try to convince me).

I will need to be able to run (maybe even 3) Unix VMs (with CLI most likely), use it decently for programming and stream movies (maybe even connect the laptop to a FHD TV).

If I need 4GB of RAM and a SSD, I've found three solutions:

Acer Chromebook CB3-431

//GPU: Celeron N3160; RAM: 4GB; Storage: 32GB eMMC; Resolution: 1920x1080; Weight: 1.55 kg / 3.4 lbs; Price: $330

HP 250 G5

//GPU: Pentium N3710; RAM: 4GB; Storage: 128GB SSD; Resolution: 1366 x 768; Weight: 2 kg/ 4.4 lbs; Price: $250

Acer Aspire ES1-571-32S3

//GPU: i3 5005U; RAM: 4GB; Storage: 128GB SSD; Resolution: 1920x1080; Weight: 2.4 kg / 5.3 lbs; Price: $305

Are there any viable solutions of buying a laptop from abroad without paying $90 on the transport? Did I miss anything?


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More in Tux Machines


  • AsteroidOS is an Open Source OS for Smartwatches
    Florent Revest is a French computer science student who has been working on an open source operating system for smartwatches for the last two years. Yesterday, he officially launched version 1 of the alpha for AsteroidOS. The goal for the platform was to create something that gave smartwatch owners more control over their privacy, as well as the hardware they purchased. Florent feels that the current proprietary platforms do not guarantee this, and this was the basis for AsteroidOS. He wanted his open source smartwatch operating system to provide freedom with free software, more privacy than other wearable platforms offer, interoperability so it could communicate with other devices, modularity that enabled the user to tweak and change the OS as they see fit, the ability to port the software to as many devices as possible, and gathering a community who is passionate about the platform.
  • AsteroidOS Brings Open Source Functionality To Smartwatches
    Smartwatches may not have taken off like companies were hoping, but they have come quite far in terms of what they can offer and what sorts of features are available for the many different models of smartwatches that are out there. Even with the updated functionality of options like Samsung’s Gear S lineup and Android Wear platforms, though, smartwatches can still feel a little bit limiting, and part of this undoubtedly includes the reason that the operating systems aren’t as open as platforms like Android. That is now changing thanks to a platform called AsteroidOS which is an open source operating system for smartwatches.
  • Mini Apollo Lake module takes the heat — and the cold
    Congatec’s “Conga-MA5” is a Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini module with Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 128GB eMMC 5.1, and -40 to 85°C support. Congatec was one of the first embedded vendors to announce computer-on-modules based on Intel’s Atom E3900 and other Apollo Lake Pentium and Celeron SoCs. The offerings included a Qseven module, a SMARC 2.0 module, and a COM Express Compact Type 6 Conga-TCA5. The company has now followed up with a COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini Conga-MA5 module.
  • Top 20 Best Tizen Apps for November 2016, Tizen Smartphone
  • Smartphone game: Indian Football League game comes to the Tizen Store

Security News

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Red Hat Takes OpenShift Dedicated to Google Cloud Platform
    Red Hat has steadily taken significant steps in the cloud computing arena, expanding the focus of its OpenShift open source Platform-as-a-Service hybrid cloud computing offering, including launching a cloud-hosted commercial edition called OpenShift Online. Now, the company has announced the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, according to Red Hat. Users also get access to Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
  • Red Hat Launches OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s award-winning container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, benefiting from Red Hat’s deep enterprise experience. Users also benefit from Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
  • Image Gallery: Synnex Cloud Catalyst Conference Featuring Red Hat, XMedius, Plantronics
Financial Fedora/Community
  • Fedora 23 End of Life
    With the recent release of Fedora 25, Fedora 23 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on December 20th, 2016. After December 20th, all packages in the Fedora 23 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates, and no new packages will be added to the Fedora 23 collection. Upgrading to Fedora 24 or Fedora 25 before December 20th 2016 is highly recommended for all users still running Fedora 23.
  • What Is Wayland and What Does It Means for Linux Users
    Fedora 25 is now out. People are buzzing, as the team have decided to make Wayland the default graphical session going forward. For many Linux users Wayland is a new term that has popped up, but one that they do not understand. In this article we’ll briefly go over what Wayland is, what it does, and why developers are flocking to it in droves! What exactly is Wayland? Let’s find out!
  • Korora 25 is Ready
    The Korora Project has released version 25 (codename "Gurgle") which is now available for download. As usual, you can find a list of already known problems at the common F25 bugs page.
  • Fedora Design Interns Update
  • Holiday Break 2016.
    It’s sad I don’t get more time to post here these days. Being a manager is a pretty busy job, although I have no complaints! It’s enjoyable, and fortunately I have one of the best teams imaginable to work with, the Fedora Engineering team.

openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

openSUSE developer Bruno Friedmann, informed the community of the openSUSE Linux operating system about the fact that he's planning to remove the old ATI/AMD Catalyst (also known as fglrx) proprietary graphics drivers. Read more