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LXer: Here's How to Upgrade a Fedora 24 Linux to Fedora 25 via GNOME Software or DNF

Thursday 24th of November 2016 10:30:21 AM
Fedora 25 arrived on November 22, 2016, as reported right here on Softpedia, and it ships with lots of modern GNU/Linux technologies and the latest open source software releases.

TuxMachines: Intrel and AMD Graphics

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:31:54 AM

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TuxMachines: BSD Leftovers: OpenBSD and FreeNAS (FreeBSD)

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:30:48 AM
  • openbsd changes of note 2

    Things happened, stuff changed.

    X550 support among other ix changes and cleanup.

    Ongoing switch work. Better OpenFlow compat. You know it’s serious when tcpdump gets an update.

    Loongson 3A support.


  • FreeNAS 10, World’s Most Popular Software-Defined Storage OS, Gets New Beta

    The day of November 23, 2016, brought us the second Beta development release of the upcoming FreeNAS 10 open-source storage NAS (Network Attached Storage) operating system based on FreeBSD, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    FreeNAS 10 Beta 2 comes almost three months after the first Beta milestone, and the devs are proud to say that the upcoming operating system, which will be a total rewrite, is now feature complete, and there are many GUI enhancements for the Dashboard, Volume UI, Accounts, System, Services, Networking, Calendar, Console, and Peering. Also, it looks like feature-parity with the FreeNAS 9.10 is in place now.

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TuxMachines: GNOME News

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:23:42 AM
  • Evolution 3.24 Email and Groupware Client to Support XZ Compression for Backups

    Yesterday, we reported on the availability of the second development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, and we promised we'd cover the most important application updates pushed as part of this unstable branch.

  • GNOME Shell, Mutter to Handle Three-Finger Touchpad Pinch Gestures in GNOME 3.24

    Today we're continuing our reports on the upcoming GNOME 3.24 desktop environment with what landed for the GNOME Shell user interface and Mutter window and composite manager as part of the GNOME 3.23.2 development release.

  • GNOME Shell & Mutter Land New 3.24 Development Releases, NVIDIA Wayland Support

    They missed Tuesday's GNOME 3.23.2 release, but available as of Wednesday evening is Mutter 3.23.2 and GNOME Shell 3.23.2.

    Mutter 3.23.2 now stacks docks below other windows on full-screen windows, supports touchpad pinch gestures with more than two fingers, implements drawing tablet support on X11, fixes some Wine games starting minimized, fixed switching between scrolling modes on Wayland, support for EGLStream/EGLDevice, and other bug fixes and improvements. The EGLStream/EGLDevice support is what allows the mainline NVIDIA Wayland on GNOME support.

  • I’m going to the Core Apps Hackfest

    In this exact moment, I’m packing up my stuff to attend the Core Apps Hackfest organized by Carlos Soriano and kindly hosted by Kinvolk. It’ll happen in Berlin, German.

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TuxMachines: Cinnamon 3.2.2 Desktop Out Now with Workspace Switcher and Sound Applet Fixes

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:22:11 AM

We reported the other day on the official availability of the Cinnamon 3.2 desktop environment, which you can now install on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 16.10 machines, and it looks like the second point release is already out.

That's right, we're talking about Cinnamon 3.2.2, which arrived a few hours ago with lots of improvements and bug fixes, such as the ability to show a separator on applets' context menus and a new mechanism for highlighting applets that have open menus, as well as better keyboard navigation for the Menu applet with some specific keys.

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LXer: How to extract files from an RPM package on Linux

Thursday 24th of November 2016 08:35:59 AM
An RPM package contains a set of files, typically compiled software binaries, libraries, and their development source files. These files are packaged in a cpio archive format, and finally wrapped in an RPM file along with any necessary package-specific metadata.

LXer: Open source lab-on-a-board costs $29

Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:41:37 AM
The tiny, open source “EspoTek Labrador” board combines an oscilloscope, waveform generator, power supply, logic analyzer, and multimeter. We’ve seen several open source projects that have slashed the price and complexity of data acquisition (DAQ), testing and measurement, and other lab gear, such as the Red Pitaya, which is now selling kits under the STEMlab name starting at $199.

Reddit: Will QEMU work on i3 4130?

Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:41:14 AM

So I saw that you can run games on QEMU. But I have a cpu that doesnt support VT-D. Will this still work anyway?

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Reddit: AV for Linux

Thursday 24th of November 2016 05:12:53 AM

I'm running a few different Linux distros: Mint, Fedora, and CentOS. What's currently the best AV to install on them? Real-time protection would be nice, but not necessary.


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TuxMachines: Intel Graphics Installer for Linux 2.0.3 Supports Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 24

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:47:20 AM

One of our readers informs us about the general availability of the Intel Graphics Update Tool 2.0.3 for Linux-based operating systems, which finally brings support for the latest Ubuntu and Fedora releases.

Previously known as Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, the Intel Graphics Update Tool is designed to let users install the latest graphics drivers for their Intel HD GPUs. It's specifically made for Ubuntu and Fedora distributions, and the latest version finally adds support for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) and Fedora 24, though Fedora 25 is out.

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LXer: How to Install and Configure MongoDB on CentOS 7

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:47:15 AM
MongoDB is a NoSQL database that provides high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling. This tutorial shows you how to install and configure MongoDB 3.2 (stable) on a CentOS 7 server.

Reddit: Running AdaCore's GNAT compiler after basic installation

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:36:20 AM

I'm new to Linux, and have just installed Ubuntu on a VM, and it seems to be working well. I wanted to begin doing cross platform Ada development where Linux is the host, and the target is a Cortex M4 - based microcontroller. There are tutorials for getting this going right away, but I've elected to go the more discrete route as seen in the tutorial I am following:

I've got GNAT installed, but I can't call the arm-eabi-gcc compiler. Why would this be? I've even added the path variable to the .bashrc file. I even ran bash to check for syntax errors, and it didn't complain.

the path is: /home/Downloads/arm-elf-linux/adagpl-2016/gnatgpl/gnat-gpl-2016-arm-elf-linux-bin/bin/

Calling gnatmake from anywhere seems to work, but this runs the compiler and linker all at once and I don't want that yet. I want to learn about the build process more carefully by calling the compiler and linker separately to play with the flags and options. (See the inspirel link)

So gnatmake works as a command from anywhere, but why is "arm-eabi-gcc" still not callable?

Any suggestions on what to try next? I'm out of googling ideas, and there are no Linux people within 100 miles of me.

Let me know what I can try next, and I'll give it my best!


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Reddit: A Brief Introduction to LXC Containers

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:12:19 AM

Reddit: Real world impact of Wayland for a regular user

Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:01:54 AM

Fedora just officially released Workstation 25 and as publicized, it comes with Wayland as the default windowing protocol over the old X11.

Confession: I have minimal understanding of the nuances of these two protocols. I managed to grasp the importance of why a shift to Wayland was necessary and a long time coming, thanks to this article.

However, as far as real world performance goes, I fail to see how this change benefits me as the average user.

As I understand it, X11 has some inherent problems because of the patch it up as we go along approach, while with Wayland the developers tried to address core issues that made X11 inefficienct.

Will I actually see a difference in performance if I make the switch or is it more of an under the hood optimization that won't be visible to the naked eye?

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TuxMachines: Fedora News

Thursday 24th of November 2016 03:45:42 AM
  • FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 – day 0

    After a long trip through Venice, Dubai and Saigon I finally arrived to Phnom Penh and the first thought I had was: wow, so hot and humid, that will be fun! At the exit of the airport a Tuk Tuk driver was waiting for me with a nice Fedora banner. He took my luggage and ten seconds later were in the middle of Phnom Penh’s rush hour. I think there is not really a word for it, you need to see the traffic with your eyes to understand that. Although I’m italian and I was several times to Naples and other cities of South Italy, it is nothing compared to Phnom Penh.

  • SQL Server in a Fedora Docker Container
  • Big multimedia repository update (CUDA enablements, rebases, new software)
  • Factory 2, Sprint 4 Report

    Work continues on Factory 2.0...

    Recall that we have 1000 different problems we're trying to solve, but we're attempting to focus on an isolated subset for now: problems we've picked so that their solutions can enable higher-level problem solving in the coming months.

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TuxMachines: Jolla and Tizen

Thursday 24th of November 2016 03:45:03 AM
  • microG on Jolla

    I am a incorrigibly in picking non-mainstream, open smartphones, and then struggling hard. Back then in 2008, I tried to use the OpenMoko FreeRunner, but eventually gave up because of hardware glitches and reverted to my good old Siemens S35. It was not that I would not be willing to put up with inconveniences, but as soon as it makes live more difficult for the people I communicate with, it becomes hard to sustain.

    Two years ago I tried again, and got myself a Jolla phone, running Sailfish OS. Things are much nicer now: The hardware is mature, battery live is good, and the Android compatibility layer enables me to run many important apps that are hard to replace, especially the Deutsche Bahn Navigator and various messengers, namely Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Threema and GroupMe.

  • New Photo Editor Apps Instatags and Monograph added to the Tizen Store

    A couple of the most wanted apps by Tizen users is a photo editor app has been added to the Tizen store last month. The apps named Instatags and Monograph are created by Arrie Affanto. Both apps are easy to use, have some good features, and don’t take much storage space.

  • Black Friday Deals, get money off the Gear S3 / S2 and other Tizen Tech

    As part of it’s Black Friday offerings Samsung has some great discounts on quite a bit of its latest Tizen tech. So if you’re looking for a fridge that has Family hub Integrated in it, the latest smartwatch, or a Tizen smart TV then they might have something that will sway you to part company with your hard earned cash.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 24th of November 2016 03:44:09 AM
  • OnePlus 3T review: Picking up where the Google Nexus left off

    Startup phone maker OnePlus has a new flagship Android smartphone. Well, tweaked phone might be more accurate.

    Less than six months after it released the $400 OnePlus 3 to critical acclaim (Mashable's included), OnePlus is back with the OnePlus 3T — a faster and longer-lasting OnePlus 3.

  • The OnePlus 3T makes one of Android’s best bets even better

    OnePlus has always been a people pleaser. It’s an impulse grown, in part, from the hardware startups close connection to a tight-knit fanbase. As other new entrants like Le Eco on the smartphone scene push to be the biggest and flashiest, the company has been producing excellent handsets from the very beginning, devices capable of taking on the top flagships at a fraction of the price.

    But the 3T is a bit of conundrum. It’s certainly in keeping with OnePlus’s focus on quality, but for those who went all in with the company’s last flagship a few months back, the phone may feel like a small-scale betrayal, upping the specs and entirely replacing the phone half-a-year after its introduction.

  • 10 Ways to Trick Out Your Android Home Screen

    One of the advantages of choosing a shiny new Android phone over those Apple handsets is the extra scope for home screen customization. If you’re stuck for inspiration or wondering how to get started, here are 10 ways of tricking out your home screen and other parts of the Android OS.

  • Huawei Leapfrogs Samsung to Become World’s Most Profitable Android Device Maker

    The explosive woes of Samsung’s defective Galaxy Note 7 franchise have helped catapult China’s Huawei past the South Korean conglomerate as the most profitable Android smartphone manufacturer in the world. Apple aapl continues to remain the most profitable of all smartphone makers with a staggering 91% operating profit market share.

  • This is the 'Glossy Black' Galaxy S7 Edge, coming soon

    A couple of days ago we told you about the possibility of a “Glossy Black” Galaxy S7 Edge in the works. Just 48 hours later and the first images of that upcoming device have now appeared on Chinese microblogging site, Weibo. The photos show a very shiny, very sexy S7 Edge that’s quite similar to the Olympics Games edition, but without the accents.

    The baby blue version of the Galaxy S7 Edge is now available across all U.S. carriers, but the new shiny black version is expected to arrive in December sometime. We would expect it to arrive as early as possible though, to give it the best chance of being snapped up in time for the holiday buying frenzy.

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Phoronix: Zapcc Still Aiming For "Super Fast" Compiler Performance

Thursday 24th of November 2016 03:29:16 AM
It's been a while since last covering Zapcc as a new, super-fast C/C++ compiler yet it has evolved and now the latest beta is reporting to show even more impressive performance gains...

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