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LXer: 3 tips for effectively using wikis for documentation

Monday 2nd of January 2017 08:04:27 PM
Using a wiki for documentation isn't a new idea. Countless open source projects do. If you're looking for a way to write and publish documentation quickly, a wiki can be a viable alternative to the many technical writing tools out there.That said, the documentation on many wikis isn't always as effective as it could be, and you can use some techniques to help you make the documentation on your wiki more effective and more readable. You can use these tips whether you're creating new documentation on a wiki or if you're moving existing documentation to more

LXer: “Clear Linux” By Intel — The Next Great Linux Distro For Gaming?

Monday 2nd of January 2017 07:07:16 PM
Gaming on Linux is going to get better, thanks to the upcoming Steam support on Intel’s Clear Linux distribution. Currently focused on workstation and server performance, this OS already ships with latest Mesa stack. While Clear Linux doesn’t offer dedicated graphics support, it can surely help one build a good Steam gaming box with Intel hardware.

LXer: Open Source Enterprise Trends for 2017

Monday 2nd of January 2017 06:10:05 PM
Nothing ever goes completely according to plan. That being said, it's both tempting and necessary at the beginning of the year to look ahead to where things are going. Here's a short list of things to consider as we look at the road ahead for Linux, open source and the enterprise.

Reddit: zuluCrypt 5.1.0 is out.

Monday 2nd of January 2017 05:44:36 PM

Reddit: [HELP] Choosing a laptop.

Monday 2nd of January 2017 05:29:31 PM


I'll buy a brand new laptop and i can't decide on some things:

  • Should i pick one with a ssd, hdd or sshd? I know the advantages of ssds but i don't know if they are supported well in linux.
  • An intel i3 broadwell will be enough for KDE?
  • What brand should i choose: Asus, Lenovo etc?

Thanks in advance ! :)

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LXer: How to do line-by-line comparison of files in Linux using diff command - Part II

Monday 2nd of January 2017 05:12:54 PM
Assuming that you already know the basic usage of the diff command that we explained in the first part of this diff command tutorial series, in this tutorial, we'll discuss the various command line options the tool provides, through some easy to understand examples.

Reddit: 2016: When Linux containers became mainstream

Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:55:11 PM

Reddit: animalSay??? Shitpost

Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:44:57 PM

Okay, so are there any packages like cowsay... but like for cats, and dogs, and other animals and what not?

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:34:43 PM
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T460 – A Good Linux Laptop For Development

    After several years with my Dell Latitude E6400 I was searching for a new, more powerful Linux machine for my coding and performance tweaking tasks. And although the Dell XPS line sounded interesting due to the “native” Linux support, it was also expensive with 16GB RAM (>2200€) and several users reported problems with CPU whining. I didn’t want to risc this and also reviews of the Lenovo T460 suggested a more silent and longer lasting experience. So I finally bought the T460 and was just hoping to get a good Linux support. Here are my experiences after a usage for a few months. Keep in mind that everyone has different requirements so maybe the title should be “a good Linux laptop for a certain subset of development tasks”. E.g. I’ve not yet tested 3D suff / hardware acceleration.

  • GLSL Copy Propagation Optimizations For Mesa

    A developer has published a set of 14 patches providing copy propagation optimizations for Mesa's GLSL/Nir code.

    Thomas Helland on Sunday sent out the set of optimizations to lower the overhead of the copy propagation pass in GLSL. This code isn't yet ready to be merged but is at a "request for comments" stage.

  • OpenELEC 7.0 Linux OS Released Based On Kodi 16 Media Center

    This week a new and stable version of OpenELEC 7.0 Linux operating system has been released by its development team which is based on the Kodi 16 Media Center.

    OpenELEC 7.0 is a lightweight distro that is capable of running on older and lower specification PC systems breathing life into them once again and supports Intel, AMD, or ARM chips.

  • !$##@%%%!!! UBUNTU!!!

    A notebook that TLW uses was the last machine in our house to run Ubuntu GNU/Linux.


    The solution was simple. I installed Debian GNU/Linux over top of the crapware. The only real problem with that was I could not find a USB-drive anywhere. I had “loaned” them all out to various ladies who come and go here so they could do “this and that”. Finally, I remembered that the MP3 player I often used while hiking or working in my classroom up North also functioned as a USB-drive. I copied onto it as root (dd if=debian-8.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso of=/dev/sd.. bs=1024k) a “net-install” image of the Debian-installer and booted the notebook from that. I also verified the download against its SHA512SUM (sha512sum debian-8.6.0-amd64-netinst.iso and grep … SHA512SUM). Worked like a charm. Further, there was a means to extricate the backup files from the notebook via a scripted web-server built in to Debian-installer. Cute.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:34:04 PM
  • A Look At The GTK4 Development In Early 2017

    Prolific GNOME developer Matthias Clasen has written a blog post about recent and ongoing work for GTK4 at the start of 2017.

  • GTK+ Happenings

    I said that I would post regular updates on what is happening in GTK+ 4 land. This was a while ago, so an update is overdue.

  • SQLite 3.16 Released, Uses Less CPU Cycles & Adds Experimental PRAGMA Support

    SQLite 3.16.0 was released today and it's quite a feature-packed release for being the first update of 2017.

    SQLite 3.16.0 now uses about 9% fewer CPU cycles, adds experimental support for PRAGMA functions, enhancements to date and time functions, changes to the look-aside memory allocator, faster LIKE and GLOB when using multiple wildcards, and various other changes.

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LXer: Solus 2017.01.01.0 released

Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:15:43 PM
If you know about Budgie desktop environment then you surely heard about Solus Linux. Few hours ago team behind it released new Solus 2017.01.01.0. For those who don't know about Solus Linux, then you should read Solus Linux explained. Solus released latest version in both Budgie and Mate flavor. There are a lot of changes made and also new features introduced.

TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:07:08 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.10-rc2

Monday 2nd of January 2017 04:01:38 PM

Hey, it's been a really slow week between Christmas Day and New Years
Day, and I am not complaining at all.

It does mean that rc2 is ridiculously and unrealistically small. I
almost decided to skip rc2 entirely, but a small little meaningless
release every once in a while never hurt anybody. So here it is.

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TuxMachines: 7 notable legal developments in open source in 2016

Monday 2nd of January 2017 03:41:14 PM

A number of interesting and notable legal developments in open source took place in 2016.

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TuxMachines: Neptune 4.5.3 Release

Monday 2nd of January 2017 03:34:40 PM

We are proud to announce the third Neptune 4.5 service release.

This version comes with the newest updates like Chromium 55 & Icedove 45.5 aswell as an upgraded graphicsstack based on Mesa 13.0.2. Besides that this version comes by default with the LTS Kernel 3.18.45. (Newer 4.4 based kernel releases can be found in our repository)

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TuxMachines: KDE releases beta of Kirigami UI 2.0

Monday 2nd of January 2017 03:32:33 PM

Soon after the initial release of Kirigami UI, KDE's framework for convergent (mobile and desktop) user interfaces, its main developer Marco Martin started porting it from Qt Quick Controls 1 to Qt Quick Controls 2, the next generation of Qt's ready-made standard controls for Qt Quick-based user interfaces. Since QQC 2 offers a much more extended range of controls than QQC 1, the port allowed the reduction of Kirigami's own code, while improving stability and performance. Kirigami 2 is kept as close to QQC 2's API as possible in order to extend it seamlessly.

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Phoronix: KDE Kirigami UI 2.0 Beta Released: Better Android Integration, QQC2 Focus

Monday 2nd of January 2017 03:21:49 PM
Kirigami is KDE's set of UI components and philosophy / patterns announced last year for developing "intuitive and consistent apps that provide a great user experience" and do have convergence applications in mind. Now ringing in 2017, the first beta of Kirigami 2.0 is now available...

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Monday 2nd of January 2017 03:19:09 PM

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more