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Reddit: Linux 4.7-rc3 released

Sunday 12th of June 2016 07:09:30 PM

Reddit: Buku 2.2 (cmdline bookmark manager) released

Sunday 12th of June 2016 06:45:39 PM

Reddit: Applications that need (new) GUI's

Sunday 12th of June 2016 06:26:19 PM

I am an application developer and I'm looking for something new to develop. I was wondering if:

  • there are any command-line applications you would like to see a GUI for?
  • there are any existing applications you would like to see a new GUI for? (or old applications that need a new GUI)
  • there are any Windows GUI applications that don't have a decent alternative on Linux?

Thanks.

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Reddit: Obtaining secure boot medium?

Sunday 12th of June 2016 05:54:25 PM

I just uninstalled gummiboot with the assumption that systemd shipped with systemd-boot (ugh, really dumb mistake). This being my only laptop, it poses the difficult problem of getting a new boot medium. How should I go about getting a boot medium with a recovery image that I can be reasonably confident isn't tampered with? My main concern is something like BadUSB that can't be caught with a simple checksum of the image on a second device.

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Reddit: Linux desktop usage?

Sunday 12th of June 2016 05:50:15 PM

I've been on a Linux desktop only for ages, at least at home, anyone here care to share what their favorite Linux desktop is. I find Lubuntu is a minimalist desktop that does everything I want, browsing, video etc ...

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LXer: Linux Utilities - Linux File Sharing Over Network Computers Using scp And rsync

Sunday 12th of June 2016 05:36:45 PM
In this article, we shall discuss about two powerful Linux utilities that are used for sharing file/folder to network computers that are scp and rsync. scp allows you to simply copy directories or files from/to any remote destination whereas the rsync, besides simply copying files also acts as a synchronising tool that would synchronise the changes between source and destination. The discussion below is about their usage and various parameters that can be used along with to increase speed and security.

TuxMachines: The State of Steam Machines in June 2016

Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:26:41 PM
  • The State of Steam Machines in June 2016

    While this article may sound like an answer to the recent pieces seen on Ars, or PCWorld, regarding how poorly the Steam Machines have done in the past 6 months, this could not be further from the truth, since I had this article as draft since May and only decided to finalize it recently using the most recent data available following the disclosure of Valve and the 500 000 Steam Controllers sold. So, this one will try to answer the question “How are the Steam Machines doing, 7 months later?“.

  • Death Story Video Game

    For this installment of the Linux Crowd, I’m checking out a video game. I’ve long been an avid gamer and I couldn’t be happier with the deluge of Linux games that have hit our hungry desktops. To see more and more games get funded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that support GNU/Linux is truly heartening. Aside from the usual gadget fare over in crowdfunding land, I thought I’d take some time and cover one that crossed my desk (er…screen).

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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Leftovers

Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:26:11 PM

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TuxMachines: Kernel Space/Linux

Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:25:08 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:24:16 PM
  • Say Hello To Vector!

    This week, we’re officially launching Vector, a forward-looking open source collaboration app, and the very first production-ready application built on top of the Matrix open standard. In fact Vector Web has been around for a bit, growing and being polished with the help of a passionate community of pioneers and they’ve done a great job of supporting us with useful feedback! And now the mobile apps are out!

  • Linux Utilities - Linux File Sharing Over Network Computers Using scp And rsync

    In this article we shall discuss about two powerful Linux utilities that are used for sharing file/folder to network computers that are scp and rsync. scp allows you to simply copy directories or files from/to any remote destination whereas the rsync, besides simply copying files also acts as a synchronising tool that would synchronise the changes between source and destination. The discussion below is about their usage and various parameters that can be used along with to increase speed and security.

  • Open Source Painting Application Krita 3.0 Released
  • Free Software Artists and their Tools — Part III: Tom Carlos & Inkscape

    In the final installment of this series we shift our focus away from FLOSS applications for creating bitmap graphics (in Chapter 1 we talked about Krita and in Chapter 2 about GIMP) to Inkscape, a seriously cool application for creating vector graphics, and we do so by talking to Tom Carlos, an artist who uses Inkscape to create eye-catching portraits and landscapes.

  • Smem – Reports Memory Consumption Per-Process and Per-User Basis in Linux

    Memory management in terms of monitoring memory usage is one important thing to do on your Linux system, there are many tools available for monitoring your memory usage that you can find on different Linux distributions. But they work in different ways, in this how to guide, we shall take a look at how to install and use one such tool called smem.

  • 7 Best IRC Clients for Linux

    An IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client is a program that a user can install on their computer and it sends and receives messages to and from an IRC server. It simply connects you to a global network of IRC servers and enables one-on-one and group communication.

    There are still many users of IRC out there for one reason or the other, though considered an old fashion way of online communication. But leaving the talk of it being relevant or not to users around the world.

  • 10 Best Free Linux Terminal Recorders

    Most users fear the command line. However, it holds real power and versatility. Commands issued from a shell enable system administrators a quick and easy way to update, configure and repair a system. The benefits of the command line are not only confined to system administration. The ability to transverse the file system quickly, give more information about files and directories, automate tasks, bring together the power of multiple console tools in a single command line, and run shell scripts are just a few examples of how the command line can offer a potent, multifarious toolbox.

  • Software Release: fwknop-2.6.9
  • Substance Painter 2.1 Is Here

    You’ve been waiting for it: the first major update to Substance Painter 2 since its release this past March is here. We’ve been hard at work developing the features that open Substance Painter to new uses (think animation and VFX) including Linux availability, 8K map exports, support for high-dpi (4K) monitors, and UDIM workflow management.

  • Linux Users Left Stunned As Nautilus ADDS a New Feature

    We’re all used to hearing about features GNOME has retired, moved, or outright dropped from Nautilus (aka ‘Files’), the GNOME file manager.

    Pop a cushion on the floor to break your jaw crashing from the following news: for the release of GNOME 3.22 later this year GNOME has actually added a new feature!

    I’m being a little facetious, of course. But news of this feature will please the power users among you who’ve been a little put off by the application’s recent …streamlining.

  • Chrome 53 Should Be Blazing Fast

    Chrome 52 Beta may have just been released, but I'm already looking forward to Chrome 53 for very significant performance improvements!

    Google engineers have been using the Motion Mark web benchmark for making some improvements to the Chrome GPU pipeline. They've made around a 47% improvement in the speed of Chrome for these common benchmarks while for some particular tests they are multiple times faster.

  • Firefox 48 finally enables Electrolysis for multi-process goodness
  • Why Firefox will continue to lose market share

    Mozilla Firefox is a great browser. Not everyone may agree with me on this but that is fine and expected. Firefox is the browser that gives users the most control over their browsing experience. It has the strongest add-on ecosystem of the three, and is backed by an organization that for the most part seems to be on the user's side of things when it comes to rights and such.

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:23:03 PM

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TuxMachines: YubiKey NEO: Ubuntu 16.04 usefulness (+ review)

Sunday 12th of June 2016 03:53:36 PM

I got a hold of a YubiKey NEO, so I was wondering how useful it is and what can I do with it. Here’s my “tutorial” on setting it up using Ubuntu 16.04 and actually using it.

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LXer: KDE neon User Edition 5.6 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 12th of June 2016 03:42:23 PM
KDE neon User Edition 5.6 is based on the latest version of Plasma 5.6 and intends to showcase the latest KDE technology on a stable foundation. It is a continuously updated installable image that can be used not just for exploration and testing but as the main operating system for people enthusiastic about the latest desktop software. It uses the stable base of Ubuntu 16.04LTS.

Phoronix: Linux 4.7-rc3 Kernel Has Been Released To End A Quiet Week

Sunday 12th of June 2016 03:20:27 PM
Linus Torvalds announced the release this morning of the Linux 4.7-rc3 kernel...

TuxMachines: 2016 Python Language Summit

Sunday 12th of June 2016 03:03:08 PM
  • The 2016 Python Language Summit
  • Gilectomy

    Python's (in)famous global interpreter lock (GIL), which effectively serializes multi-threaded access to the interpreter (thus hampering concurrency using threads), has long been seen as something that Python could do without. But there are both technical and political hurdles to clear before the GIL can be removed. Larry Hastings presented his thoughts and progress on doing a "gilectomy" to the CPython interpreter at the 2016 Python Language Summit.

  • Twisted and Python 3
  • The future of the Python ssl module

    The opening session at the 2016 Python Language Summit concerned the ssl module in the standard library. Cory Benfield and Christian Heimes described some of the problems that the module suffers from and discussed some plans for making things better.

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KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies. First and foremost, the devs have decided to move the distribution from the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series to Linux kernel 4.6, which makes it possible to fully automate the early microcode update. Furthermore, the default desktop environment has been migrated to the Beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7. Read more

Tiny Core Linux 7.2 Enters Development, First Release Candidate Is Out Now

The developers of one of the smallest GNU/Linux operating systems, Tiny Core, have announced that the next point release in the Tiny Core Linux 7 series, version 7.2, is now open for development. Tiny Core Linux 7.2 RC1 (Release Candidate 1) has been released today, June 25, 2016, and it lets early adopters and public testers get an early taste of what's coming to the final Tiny Core Linux 7.2 operating system in the coming weeks. Read more

Huawei CEO: Will keep using Android as long as it's open

He made the said comment in a Weibo post, where-in he also noted that Google's mobile OS has promoted the development of smartphones, which in turn has benefited consumers. Interestingly, he didn't say anything about whether or not Huawei is developing an in-house mobile OS - said to be called Kirin OS. His silence on the matter, though, can be taken as a confirmation of sorts, especially when his comment reflects the possibility of Google restricting the companies’ freedom with Android in future. Read more Also: Huawei CEO Comments On Rumors about its Independent OS