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Phoronix: GNOME vs. KDE: The Top Linux Desktop News Of 2016

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:36:35 AM
For those curious about the most viewed GNOME and KDE news of 2016, we have you covered...

Phoronix: Intel's Beignet Working On More OpenCL 2.0 Support

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:25:04 AM
It's unfortunate that the Beignet developers weren't able to get OpenCL 2.0 support fully working for Intel graphics hardware by the end of 2016, but nevertheless the project is ongoing and more OCL2 work landed today...

LXer: How to Setup Docker on Ubuntu Server 16.04

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:10:31 AM
Docker is actually an open source project which provides container technology. A container is a light weight VM(virtual machine) or a process which allows us to install Linux based applications inside it.

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 10:22:59 AM

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TuxMachines: Best of Opensource.com: Art and design

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 10:05:06 AM

Since then, there hasn't been a groundswell of people abandoning Adobe and Microsoft tools, but little-by-little, open source solutions, such as GIMP and Scribus, are making in-roads. For those of us in the industry who are thinking outside those 20th-century rooms filled with boxes, we continue to face the challenge of convincing people that there are alternatives. And anyone who has worked with open source software will tell you it's fun.

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TuxMachines: A business plan for your open source project

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 10:03:10 AM

Open sourcing your code is only a small part of building a successful open source community. Like any new venture, you need a vision of what you want to achieve and a concrete plan that will take you there. You want to be able to answer questions about your project like:

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TuxMachines: Is 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop?

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:59:39 AM

The entire idea of one year or another being the year of the Linux desktop has become an insider joke among many within the FoSS community. The reason: the entire concept is deeply personal. What was a good year for the Linux desktop for one person might not have been for someone else.

For example, I'd suggest that the year that Knoppix Linux became popular was clearly the Year of the Linux desktop. For the first time, anyone who wanted to try Linux on their PC without installing it, could do so very easily. A lot of people believe the first live distros were Ubuntu in nature when it fact, Debian inspired Knoppix and later Simply Mepis were among the first.

In recent years, we've seen changes to the Linux desktop that have surprisingly outperformed my expectations.

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TuxMachines: Swiss BBL to extend its use of open source GIS

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:56:18 AM

The Swiss Federal Department for Building and Logistics (BBL) is looking for providers of ICT services with experience in the use of GeoNetwork, open source tools for geolocation information. BBL hopes to sign an 8 year framework contract for consulting, software development and support.

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TuxMachines: Denmark’s OS2 open source model challenges incumbents

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:54:46 AM

With its emphasis on open source and open data, and modular, interoperable ICT solutions, OS2 is challenging Denmark’s incumbent public administration ICT organisations. The community favours smaller ICT development cycles, avoiding IT vendor lock-in and fostering sharing and reuse.

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LXer: Stellarium 0.15.1 Open-Source Planetarium Tool Adds Sardinian as New Sky Culture

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:44:45 AM
Stellarium developer Alexander Wolf announced on the first day of Christmas the availability of the first point release of Stellarium 0.15 open-source, free, and cross-platform planetarium software.

Reddit: SpaceVim - Like spacemacs, but for vim.

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:59:54 AM

Reddit: No sound from audio jack on Elementary OS

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:45:40 AM

So I took the leap into the world of Linux today to test out cross platform programming and decided I would use Elementary OS (Loki). I'm loving it so far, but I have a problem. No sound is playing from my speaker (3.5 audio jack). I was hoping someone could help me out here as I'm new to the Linux world and don't quite know what I'm doing.

Note: I'm running the distro on a Windows 7 PC through VMWare Workstation Pro.

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LXer: This low-cost device may be the world's best hope against account takeovers

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:18:58 AM
The past five years have witnessed a seemingly unending series of high-profile account take-overs. A growing consensus has emerged among security practitioners: even long, randomly generated passwords aren't sufficient for locking down e-mail and other types of online assets. According to the consensus, these assets need to be augmented with a second factor of authentication.

Reddit: How we feel after executing sudo rm -rf /* Command

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 07:33:47 AM

LXer: KDE Plasma 5.8.5 Is the Last Bugfix Release for 2016, Over 55 Issues Resolved

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:53:12 AM
As expected, KDE today announced the general and immediate availability of the fifth maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

LXer: Top 10 Linux.com Articles of 2016

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 05:27:25 AM
Here are what Linux.com considers are the Top 10 Linux.com articles of 2016:

Reddit: Kali linux not displaying on my new hdmi monitor

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:14:16 AM

Hello Fellow linux lovers, I've recently purchased two monitors. One is An LG ultrawide and the other is an LG 21.5in monitor. Both are using HDMI connections. However, whenever I try to boot to Kali using grub booter or even usb with kali live it tells me my monitor is out of range at 60hz. Any ideas on how to fix this, can you not run kali linux over an hdmi connection?

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