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Reddit: An introduction to Linux network routing

Monday 12th of September 2016 02:16:35 PM

Reddit: My first Linux build ?

Monday 12th of September 2016 02:07:47 PM

Hello guys, so here i am, choosing my first linux build. I spent so much time on my Windows 7 machine but it's time to move on. But when you're choosing windows, it's quite easy. Either you want not-working crap(Win 10) or great working os (Win 7) - just kidding. Need some flames here you know.

But on the side of UNIX world, it's absolutely insane. Firstly, what i don't understand is distros. I mean, what i see, is desktop environment, so what's the difference between arch KDE and kubuntu for example ? Except from repositories..

Based off of that, i could choose my distro. I've seen so many arch users lately and with architect installer, it seems like pretty easy to install and choose everything i want to have on it.

But here comes the desktop environment.... I am lost.. One will say KDE, other one will say Gnome.. Then third one comes in and come up with Xfce and it's impossible just to say "this is better". So is there some easy-to-start-with DE ? I mean, it can be a bit harder than Unity/Ubuntu, but still, I am not very friendly with UNIX shell just yet.

The other things like WM and GTK seems just like design things to me, so i'll probably be able to play with it myself.

Thanks for every advice to Windows pleb.

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LXer: Global citizens unite to improve housing with open design and development

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:59:19 PM
Mass-scale collaboration in free and open source software has proven so successful the concept has expanded to free and open source hardware. A strong case can be made that the area of hardware with the most promise for an open source approach is appropriate technology (AT).read more

Phoronix: Vim 8.0 Released With GTK3 Support, Async I/O & DirectX Support

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:23:53 PM
Vi IMproved has been further improved with today's Vim 8.0 release. In fact, this is the first major release of Vim in the past decade!..

TuxMachines: How To Build Your Own Linux Distro?

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:21:02 PM

Do you want to build your own Linux distro? Don’t fancy the Linux distributions that are available? Do you think you can build a better distro? This is your lucky day. I’m gonna show you how to do that in 20 minutes.Yes, you heard me right, 20 MINUTES. Wanna find out how? Read on…

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Reddit: Mint 18 and AMD graphics.

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:19:19 PM

Warning to Mint users planning an upgrade to 18, if you don't already know this, you will NOT be able to use the proprietary FGLRX driver for AMD cards any longer. Only the open source driver works, which doesn't perform that bad actually, but I wanted to throw that little warning out there after I found out the hard way. Some people use their GPUs for more than just gaming, such as cryptocurrency mining for which you need the closed driver.

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LXer: How we used Linux

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:02:08 PM
How BubbleAutomation used Linux to innovate in a industry with a reluctantly to change.

Reddit: Vim 8 released

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:41:23 PM

Phoronix: More AMD PowerPlay Code Is Being Refactored

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:32:30 PM
Rex Zhu of AMD published his latest set of 16 patches for refactoring PowerPlay code within the open-source DRM driver space. This is a big refactoring: nearly 19,000 new lines of code and 34,000 deleted lines of code...

Phoronix: FreeType 2.7 Released With A Big Font Rendering Change

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:18:46 PM
FreeType 2.7 has been officially released and it's actually a big deal as it aims to bring font rendering that's better in line with what's offered by DirectWrite and ClearType on other operating systems...

Phoronix: Videos From The LLVM Cauldron 2016

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:10:40 PM
Videos from last week's LLVM Cauldron are now available if you wish to learn more about a variety of compiler happenings...

LXer: Linus Torvalds Announces the Release of Linux Kernel 4.8 RC6, One More to Go

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:04:57 PM
It's still Sunday in the U.S., so Linus Torvalds just published his weekly announcement to unleash yet another Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.

Reddit: Locking Down an SSH Server

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:00:17 PM

Reddit: Review of Apricity OS

Monday 12th of September 2016 11:49:53 AM

TuxMachines: Linus Torvalds Announces the Release of Linux Kernel 4.8 RC6, One More to Go

Monday 12th of September 2016 10:14:30 AM

It's still Sunday in the U.S., so Linus Torvalds just published his weekly announcement to unleash yet another Release Candidate (RC) development snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series.

Also: Linux 4.8-rc6 Kernel Released

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LXer: Samba 4.5 Is a Massive Release That Improves Security, Adds Many New Features

Monday 12th of September 2016 10:10:35 AM
Samba 4.5 has been released and it is the latest, newest stable branch of the widely-used, free, cross-platform, and open-source software project that re-implements the SMB/CIFS networking protocol on UNIX-like platforms.

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Linux Graphics

  • The RADV Radeon Vulkan Linux Driver Continues Picking Up Features
  • OpenChrome Maintainer Making Some Progress On VIA DRM Driver
    Independent developer Kevin Brace took over maintaining the OpenChrome DDX driver earlier this year to improve the open-source VIA Linux graphics support while over the summer he's slowly been getting up to speed on development of the OpenChrome DRM driver. The OpenChrome DRM driver was making progress while James Simmons was developing it a few years back, but since he left the project, it's been left to bit rot. It will take a lot of work even to get this previously "good" code back to working on the latest Linux 4.x mainline kernels given how DRM core interfaces have evolved in recent times.
  • My talk about Mainline Explicit Fencing at XDC 2016!
    Last week I was at XDC in Helsinki where I presented about the Explicit Fencing work we’ve been doing on the Mainline Linux Kernel in the lastest few months. There was a livestream of all presentations during the conference and recorded sections are available. You can check the video of my presentation. Check out the slides too.

Linux Kernel News

  • Linux 4.8 gets rc8
    Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.
  • Linux 4.8-rc8 Released: Linux 4.8 Next Weekend
  • Linux Kernel 4.7.5 Released with Numerous ARM and Networking Improvements
    The fifth maintenance update to the Linux 4.7 kernel series, which is currently the most advanced, secure and stable kernel branch you can get for your GNU/Linux operating system, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Linux kernel 4.7.5 is here only ten days after the release of the previous maintenance version, namely Linux kernel 4.7.4, and it's a big update that changes a total of 213 files, with 1774 insertions and 971 deletions, which tells us that the kernel developers and hackers had a pretty busy week patching all sorts of bugs and security issues, as well as to add various, much-needed improvements.
  • Blockchain Summit Day Two: End-Of-Conference Highlights From Shanghai
    Financial services firms and startups looking to be the bridge to blockchain ledgers continued to dominate presentations on the second and final day of the Blockchain Summit, ending International Blockchain Week in Shanghai that also saw Devcon2 and a startup demo competition.
  • Testing Various HDDs & SSDs On Ubuntu With The Linux 4.8 Kernel
    Here are some fresh benchmarks of various solid-state drives (SATA 3.0 SSDs plus two NVMe M.2 SSDs) as well as two HDDs for getting a fresh look at how they are performing using the Linux 4.8 Git kernel. After publishing Friday's Intel 600P Series NVME SSD tests of this lower-cost NVM Express storage line-up, I continued testing a few other SSDs and HDDs. These additional reference points are available for your viewing pleasure today. The additional data is also going to be used for reference in a Linux 4.8-based BCache SSD+HDD comparison being published next week. Stay tuned for those fresh BCache numbers.

Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

This is less than usual. The time saving mostly stems from spending less time recording for the release video. At first thought you might think recording would be a breeze but it can be one of the most frustrating aspects of making the videos. Each cycle the GNOME community lands improvement a wide set of GNOME’s applications. So before each release I have to find some way to run a dozen of applications from master. I do this either by: Read more