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Reddit: Need an image viewer.

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 4:06pm

Looking for a simple X-based image viewer that replaces xv. Must not depend on Gnome/kde or other window manager libraries. Want something to use on a remote shell account over a remote X server. Must be a fast, lightweight program I can compile in it's own directory and run directly. Must be able to zoom in to parts of the image. Must support file formats: png and eps. Must not barf on large, hires images.

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LinuxToday: 4 Spreadsheet Alternatives to MS Excel

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 4:00pm

TuxArena: There was a time when office compatibility was a bit of a problem on Linux, but with the latest office suites out there available for Linux, this is not an issue anymore.

Phoronix: 20-Way Intel/AMD/NVIDIA GPU Comparison With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 4:00pm
Last week we covered a 13-way Radeon GPU comparison on Ubuntu 14.04 and we also looked at the state of Nouveau on Ubuntu 14.04 with many NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. In concluding our latest round of open-source graphics driver tests from the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr", here's a 20-way graphics processor comparison using AMD Radeon, NVIDIA GeForce, and Intel HD Graphics hardware.

LXer: Facebook rebooting their open source contributions

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 3:50pm
Facebook is on a new open source journey. They're managing hundreds of active open source projects across the company and over the last nine months, have rebooted how they run those projects. Just scroll through their GitHub pages to browse the projects they're actively contributing to. Yes, they have six pages of projects on GitHub.

TuxMachines: Manjaro 0.8.9 Gets Its Third Update Pack with Newer Linux Kernels

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 3:39pm

Manjaro 0.8.9, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has just received its third update pack.

Manjaro developers usually launch several update packs for the latest stable release of their distribution, bringing new packages and some new Linux kernels.

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TuxMachines: KDE: Monday Report #10

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 3:17pm

In which we mention the recent Alpha, gush about Community Design its problems and gains. Talk about whats coming for Plasma Next AND hand out freebee's....

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Phoronix: Qualcomm Announces 64-bit Snapdragon Processors

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 3:08pm
Qualcomm announced this morning their next-generation 64-bit processors for what they hope yields "the ultimate connected mobile computing experiences" with a ton of new features and capabilities...

LXer: The Latest Midori Browser Has Rewritten AdBlock, WebKit Improvements (Ubuntu Installation)

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 2:53pm
Midori is a GTK-based browser with a clean interface that resembles the one of Google Chrome, using the WebKit rendering engine, and offering plenty of the usual features browsers like Firefox or Chrome ship with.

Reddit: Looking for help with Linux on Reddit can sometimes be rather irritating experience...

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 2:43pm

Q: Hi, I've just switched to Linux. Can you recommend me some good movie player?


1/ Did you try to read books??? They are great!!!

2/ well last time i saw a movie it was this abysmal rubbish from hollywood complete waste of time dude

3/ Real Player is absolutely fantastic. Except... It's only for Windows.

4/ I don't now, but you can try Gimp. I've heard, you can make animated gifs in it.

5/ Why do you want to play movies? Why did you switch to Linux in the first place!?

6/ I'd recommend you to install Archlinux, it's the best distribution in the world! Then, you can play movies inside your terminal. It's so cool!

7/ Hi. I'm moderator of this subreddit. You should've posted your question to /r/recommendmeamovieplayeronlinuxafteriswitchedfromwindows. Here in /r/linuxmovieapps it's off-topic and I will remove it. Please, read our rules next time. Thanks.

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Phoronix: Mesa 10.2 Planned For Late May / Early June Release

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 2:27pm
In continuing to stick to a three-month release cycle for Mesa releases, Mesa 10.2 should be released within the next two months...

Reddit: Steam (and other stuff too) hates my video card, and I'm kinda poor - how should I upgrade?

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 1:58pm

So I've been loving the Humble Bundles and have ended up with at this point close to 40 games both on and off of Steam, and sadly I'd say close to half or more don't work. In many cases it appears to be issues with my older video card that has some functionality that these games are looking for and aren't finding (I'm not sure of the exact model = KDE tells me it's an Nividia GeForce 6200?). So I know I need to upgrade to get many of these things working, but I don't have a lot of cash to blow on a video card. I saw NewEgg has a ton of Nvidia (which I think I'd like to stick with) cards for under $50 but it's been so long since I've dug into the hardware side of things I'm not sure what to look for - any recommendations on a card in that price range that may not give me amazing performance but would at least be functional? Thanks for your suggestions!

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Reddit: Live HDD Question

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 1:56pm

I'm well adverse in making a live usb or cd for when I want to try/install a linux distro....What would be ideal is a piece of software that lets you just drop an iso into a specific folder and when you boot to this hdd it list all the iso you placed in the folder as options to boot to....I know there are programs that let you create multiboot usb but I'm looking for something I can use on the fly with any config just drop into the folder and boot to it..........Does anyone know of something that does this....Thanks

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Reddit: Need some help with migrating to another distribution

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 1:50pm

Hello folks,

I'm trying to evaluate ArchBang and eventually move to it. However, I'm a bit confused on how I can achieve that with my current disk layout:

Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors

Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x57ee2cfd

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

/dev/sda2 206848 204802047 102297600 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

/dev/sda3 204802048 1055545343 425371648 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

/dev/sda4 1055547390 1465147391 204800001 5 Extended

Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.

/dev/sda5 1055547392 1457008639 200730624 83 Linux

/dev/sda6 1457010688 1465147391 4068352 82 Linux swap / Solaris

My current eOS installation resides on /dev/sda5. I have an option of destroying the NTFS on /dev/sda3 and using it for the ArchBang installation. Unfortunately, I didn't create a separate partition for /home when I installed eOS so migrating to a different distro looks a bit tricky to me. I'm looking for pointers on how I can migrate to ArchBang (having the system triple boot would be preferred) and also have a separate partition for /home for future ease of migration. Unfortunately, I cannot remove the Windows installation on /dev/sda2 until the end of this month. Any advice would be appreciated.

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LXer: Angie Byron on Drupal 8 out of the box

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 1:41pm community manager Jason Hibbets interviewed Angie Byron, a Drupal core co-maintainer, about the latest version of this open source content management system.What can we expect from Drupal 8?

Reddit: Best way to study for Linux+ Cert?

Mon, 07/04/2014 - 1:33pm

Hey all,

I tried this over at the /r/IT_CERT_STUDY subreddit, but nothing conclusive came up.

I am trying to find a highly recommended source to help me study for the Linux+ certification. In the past I used Mike Myers and Prof. Messer for the Security and Network+ cert exams, but Myer's book on Linux+ is outdated (2008), and Messer just started making Linux+ videos and only has a few out there.

Do you all have any recommended sources to study for the Linux+ certification exam? Thanks all!

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