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Reddit: GNU/Linux survey to find overlap between distros, WMs, editors etc.

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:38:20 AM

Hi /r/linux,

I'm a writer for Linux Voice, an independent GNU/Linux and Free Software magazine (http://www.linuxvoice.com). We're trying to do things a bit differently by donating 50% of our profits back to the community, and licensing our content CC-BY-SA after nine months.

Anyway, one thing that has fascinated me over the years is the overlap between different Linux users. For example, are Arch users more likely to use Vim? Or are Emacs users more likely to use a tiling WM? So I thought about making a small survey if anyone is up for it! If I end up writing an article about the data, of course it will be CC-BY-SA from the start for you guys and everyone else to share and build upon. Thanks!

  1. What distro do you use?
  2. What window manager or desktop?
  3. What text editor?
  4. What email client?
  5. What web browser?
  6. Do you use screen or tmux?
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TuxMachines: Arch Linux 2014.07.03 Is Now Available for Download

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:21:10 AM

Even if it was officially announced last week, we think that it is very important to mention here that a brand new Arch Linux ISO image is now available for download from the usual places, even though it was expected on the first day of July.

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TuxMachines: Moto E: Is this the World's Best Cheap Smartphone?

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:16:56 AM

Although Nexus remains the flagship line for everything new and shiny Android, a new, or rather an old player is taking the market by storm. Motorola, with its simplicity and its unbeatable price has become the next big thing in the Android world. Bringing the same pure Android experience of Nexus smartphones and the cool features of many flagship phones, Motorola's line of products seems to make everyone love Android. What makes Motorola’s new smartphones so special is the fact that they could fit into anyone's budget. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One, iPhone 5s, or even Nexus 5, these devices are designed to fit your pocket, both literally and figuratively.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Will Include the Kernel and Graphics Stack of Ubuntu 14.04

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:08:48 AM

Canonical, through Leann Ogasawara, has announced a few hours ago, July 10, that they will drop support for HWE (Hardware Enablement) Stack from the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.

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TuxMachines: "Among The Sleep" Broke, Fedora 21 Branched, and LXLE

Friday 11th of July 2014 11:02:57 AM

Today in Linux news, Adam Williamson posted that Fedora 21 has been branched off from Rawhide. GamingOnLinux is reporting that the wonderfully intriguing adventure game "Among the Sleep" is broken for most Linux users while Phoronix is reporting that Witcher 2 does. We have a review of LXLE as well as Katherine Noyes' 11 Ways LXLE "will make you forget all about XP." There's a wee bit of GNOME news and Andy Tannenbaum is retiring.

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TuxMachines: GNOME's Tracker 1.1.1 Released with a Brand New Extractor

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:55:33 AM

The Tracker 1.1.1 release brings a brand new extractor, improves the extraction of content from ODT files by omitting line breaks and embedded tabs, and adds previously untranslated strings to the control component of Tracker.

Furthermore, the --watch command-line option has been added in order to allow the user to watch for database changes, language, author, and copyright information can now be extracted from ISO images, and AppData with screenshots for application stores has been added.

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TuxMachines: EU's Anti-Open Source Approach to Procurement

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:44:39 AM

In recent posts, I've looked at the increasing use of open source software by governments in countries as diverse as China, Russia, India and Germany. Here I want to contrast those moves with the continuing failure of the European Commission to embrace free software - with huge costs for European citizens as a result, to say nothing of lost sovereignty.

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TuxMachines: 4MLinux 9.1 Reaches Beta Stage of Development with the Core Edition

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:40:29 AM

Now that all 4MLinux 9.0 editions, including Allinone, Media, Game, Multiboot, Server, Rescue, and Core have been officially declared stable, it is time to move on with the development cycle and introduce you to the 4MLinux 9.1 release.

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TuxMachines: NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A

Friday 11th of July 2014 10:34:32 AM

One of the biggest challenges with the Nouveau open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware in recent times has been with regard to GPU / video memory re-clocking. As a minor step forward, NVIDIA has contributed re-clocking patches for the GK20A graphics processor.

Re-clocking has long been a big challenge for the Nouveau driver to obtain maximum graphics performance while also maintaining optimal performance-per-Watt and being efficient while idling. With the Linux 3.16 kernel for select generations of GPUs is faster performance but it can be buggy while now today for Tegra K1 owners NVIDIA has come to the table with re-clocking code for the "GK20A" GPU found within this high-end NVIDIA ARM SoC.

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Reddit: This commercial describes Linux if you ask me

Friday 11th of July 2014 09:45:53 AM

Reddit: On Plasma 5

Friday 11th of July 2014 08:51:52 AM

TuxMachines: KDE Software Compilation 4.14 Beta1 Has Been Officially Released

Friday 11th of July 2014 08:06:08 AM

On July 10, KDE officially announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta release of the upcoming KDE Software Compilation 4.14 graphical desktop environment.

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Reddit: Simple Debian distro for Latitude XT with touchscreen support

Friday 11th of July 2014 07:12:39 AM

Does somsone know a simple Debian based distro for an old Latitude XT with Touchscreen support?
I just need a little SSH, Firefox and Emailbox.
It should be light on the battery, graphics card, need as little space as possible (<5GB) if possible but able to run most applications and should have rolling releases. What would you reccommend?

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Phoronix: NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A

Friday 11th of July 2014 04:48:54 AM
One of the biggest challenges with the Nouveau open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware in recent times has been with regard to GPU / video memory re-clocking. As a minor step forward, NVIDIA has contributed re-clocking patches for the GK20A graphics processor...