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TuxMachines: A Penguin tries FreeBSD as a desktop operating system

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:06:32 PM

A Penguin tries FreeBSD 11.0 RELEASE on an old i386 PC as his main desktop operating system, for the first time, for a weekend.

The story begins, you guess, with the operating system installation using the FreeBSD i386 hybrid image in order to boot a USB key.

Also: openbsd changes of note 7

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LXer: Microsoft Continues to Hoard Patents -- Even Buying Patents -- While Using Them Against GNU/Linux

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:38:48 PM
Basic scrutiny of Microsoft's patent activity and its latest moves serves to reinforce the prior analysis, which says Microsoft uses patents to force OEMs to 'bundle in' Microsoft 'apps' (typically spyware that sends user data to Microsoft) and pressure companies to host GNU/Linux virtual machines only in Azure, for perceived "peace of mind" (they call it "Azure IP Advantage") in a climate of patent aggression which Microsoft contributes to by sending patents to large patent trolls

LXer: Practical Guide: Linux scp example

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:35:21 PM
You know that, scp command allows us to copy files across the hosts. In this post you will find scp example by which you can copy files or directories across the hosts.

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 4.10.3 Released with Better Graphics Drivers, s390 and x86 Fixes

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:33:21 PM

Coming only three days after the release of Linux kernel 4.10.2, the third maintenance update to the Linux 4.10 kernel series was announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman a few moments ago.

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Reddit: Video calls for Signal out of beta

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:14:31 PM

Phoronix: QEMU 2.9 Is Being Prepped With New Functionality

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:12:25 PM
QEMU 2.9-rc0 was tagged yesterday as this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack prepares for its next major release...

Phoronix: LLD Linker Declared Ready For Production On x86_64 ELF Platforms

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
LLVM developer Rui Ueyama is encouraging the "dogfeeding" of their linker, LLD, that should now be ready for production use on some platforms/architectures with this week's LLVM 4.0 release...

LXer: Happy IDEs of March: Which code editor do you prefer?

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:26:44 AM
Welcome to the Ides of March, or as we'd like to call it, the IDEs of March. To celebrate, we're asking our readers to let us know which code editing tool they prefer, whether a full-fledged integrated development environment or a simple text editor. Fortunately, there are tons of open source options out there for you to choose from. Which one is your favorite?read more

Phoronix: TEE Subsystem Proposed For Linux 4.12 Kernel

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:19:04 AM
Linaro developers are hoping to merge the generic TEE subsystem into the Linux 4.12 kernel this spring...

LinuxToday: Linux Kernels 4.9.14 and 4.4.53 Add Many Networking and Filesystem Improvements

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:00:00 AM

softpedia: Linux kernels 4.9.14 LTS and 4.4.53 LTS are now available for users of GNU/Linux distributions that are powered by a kernel from these stable, long-term supported branches.

Phoronix: GCC 7.1 Will Likely Be Released In Mid-April

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:36:46 AM
Richard Biener has issued a new status report concerning the state of GCC 7 and that it should be released the middle of next month...

Phoronix: An On-Disk Cache Is Coming To The RADV Vulkan Driver

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:20:18 AM
With Timothy Arceri at Valve haven gotten the RadeonSI shader cache into shape for Mesa 17.1, his latest focus is on introducing a shader cache for the RADV Vulkan driver...

LXer: A $6 Linux computer that plays Doom: Could this tiny Chinese clone challenge the Raspberry Pi Zero?

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:18:07 AM
Another day, another would-be Raspberry Pi challenger, this time the tiny LicheePi Zero, which sells for as little as $6.

Reddit: Any program which shares the clipboard with your Android phone?

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:12:30 AM


on Windows I use Alt-C ( which works super fine but I haven't found a simple and easy alternative for Linux so far. There are also others but they all are Windows only.

I would mainly use it to browse on the PC and copy a link so I can paste it somewhere on my Android phone for sharing for example. Alt-C does it via copying something using this shortcut instead of CTRL-C and then you also have it on your phone in the clipboard immediately and vice versa with Alt-V for pasting. A similar approach would be really nice.

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Phoronix: NetBSD 7.1 Released, Brings Initial Nouveau DRM & Better Linux Compatibility

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:08:19 AM
NetBSD 7.1 was released today as the newest version of this popular BSD operating system known for its portability across many CPU architectures...

LXer: What is Privacy? Why is it even important for us?

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 09:09:29 AM
Privacy is not something that me or you going to read in some social media or any type of website's Privacy Policies and then, Yah, I understood all, they are not taking any single coin from my pocket! Done! It's more sensible and much deeper thinkable point than we can even imagine. One should understand what is privacy and what data is on risk.

Reddit: Getting ready to really buckle down and learn Linux.

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:47:25 AM

This might be dumb. But I kinda wanted to try something different besides Ubuntu. Particularly KDE Neon (for some reason I like the way the plasma desktop looks), what're the major differences between Ubuntu and KDE? Should I look into any other distributions?

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