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TuxMachines: The Staging Pull For Linux 3.20 Has A Lot Of Changes All Over The Place

Sunday 15th of February 2015 06:59:33 PM

The latest pull requests sent in for the Linux 3.20 kernel are the various subsystems maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The changes for the USB drivers, char/misc, driver core, staging, and TTY/serial aren't too jaw-dropping, but for staging at least is the usual heavy churn between kernel cycles.

Also: Changes Already For Linux 3.20 (Linux 4.0?) Are Very Exciting

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TuxMachines: 5 Reasons To Use Linux Mint And Not Ubuntu

Sunday 15th of February 2015 06:52:15 PM

On the surface there isn't much difference between Linux Mint and Ubuntu as Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu (except for Linux Mint Debian Edition) and apart from the desktop environment and default applications there isn't really a difference.

In this article I am going to list 5 reasons why you would choose Linux Mint over Ubuntu. Now I am well aware that Ubuntu users are going to come back and say that there are loads of reasons to use Ubuntu over Linux Mint and so the counterargument to this list will be made available later in the week.

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TuxMachines: MakuluLinux KDE 7.0 is Live !

Sunday 15th of February 2015 06:49:26 PM

Finaly the wait is over, the new MakuluLinux KDE 7 has been released, grab your copy from the KDE section in menu or simply click here.

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Phoronix: Three Things That Annoy Me With Using GNOME 3

Sunday 15th of February 2015 06:09:11 PM
At the beginning of this month I wrote how I switched back to Fedora Linux on my main system to replace Ubuntu and also wrote about changes I made when installing Fedora 21 on my main system, a new ThinkPad ultrabook with Broadwell processor. There's three small things that annoy me the most though about using GNOME 3.x...

Reddit: Should we start moving away from static themes in desktop environments?

Sunday 15th of February 2015 05:57:08 PM

By static themes I mean the way themes are as of current in desktops like GNOME, XFCE, and Cinnamon. Each theme requires to be in a folder with config files/settings and images. I think we have to start moving more to how Windows 7 does theming, in the sense that we can have sliders to change the color or add a background to panels, window borders, highlighting, etc. We already have some of these things such as lxappearance but its rather limited. I don't know I just think this is something that could further help push desktop linux. What do you think?

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TuxMachines: elementary OS: is financial support the only way to help a project grow?

Sunday 15th of February 2015 05:05:58 PM

elementary OS is in news again, and for wrong reasons. In the latest blog post, the team accused those users of ‘cheating’ who chose not to ‘pay’ for the software.

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LXer: CrunchBang Linux is back from the dead

Sunday 15th of February 2015 05:05:25 PM
It was just a little while ago that the Linux world was shocked to find that CrunchBang Linux had died. The CrunchBang developer felt like it was time to move on, and so CrunchBang users were going to have to let it go and find a new minimalist distro for their computers…until now.

Phoronix: Linux 3.19, 3.20/4.0 Doesn't Do Much For Intel HD 5500 Performance

Sunday 15th of February 2015 04:37:39 PM
Yesterday I ran some benchmarks from the new Core i3 Broadwell NUC to see how the latest Mesa Git affects the OpenGL performance for the Core i3 5010U chip with HD Graphics 5500. Today I'm complementing that testing to see if the latest Linux kernel Git makes any difference for this low-end, low-power Broadwell chip...

Phoronix: The Staging Pull For Linux 3.20 Has A Lot Of Changes All Over The Place

Sunday 15th of February 2015 04:00:46 PM
The latest pull requests sent in for the Linux 3.20 kernel are the various subsystems maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The changes for the USB drivers, char/misc, driver core, staging, and TTY/serial aren't too jaw-dropping, but for staging at least is the usual heavy churn between kernel cycles...

Reddit: CrunchBang Lives! (#!++)

Sunday 15th of February 2015 03:25:21 PM

Reddit: Terminology 0.8 is released

Sunday 15th of February 2015 03:16:13 PM

Reddit: Basic Command Line

Sunday 15th of February 2015 03:16:07 PM

LXer: MeX Linux Uses Linux Kernel 3.19, It's Based on Ubuntu 14.10 and Debian Jessie

Sunday 15th of February 2015 03:11:03 PM
Arne Exton, the creator of numerous distributions of GNU/Linux, including the untroublesome and fast Exton|OS, had the pleasure of informing us today, February 14, about a new build for its MeX Linux computer operating system based on Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Debian 8 Jessie, and Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca).

Phoronix: FreeBSD-Based m0n0wall Firewall/Network OS Announces The End

Sunday 15th of February 2015 02:31:40 PM
For anyone that in the past decade has looked for an embedded firewall/network operating system to build your own router or network device has likely encountered m0n0wall. While m0n0wall has been popular over the years and is powered by FreeBSD, the lead developer of m0n0wall has tossed in the towel after twelve years in development...

Phoronix: KDE Frameworks 5.7 Brings Many Fixes, Supports NetworkManager 1.0, Etc

Sunday 15th of February 2015 02:14:48 PM
The KDE community has done a Valentine's weekend release of KDE Frameworks 5.7.0, the newest version of the add-on libraries used by KDE applications, KDE Plasma 5, and a growing number of other projects like LXQt...

Phoronix: Reiser4 Updated For The Linux 3.18 Kernel

Sunday 15th of February 2015 02:06:58 PM
For those still relying upon the Reiser4 file-system and haven't migrated off to ZFS On Linux or Btrfs, the out-of-tree Reiser4 kernel code has been updated for compatibility with the Linux 3.18 kernel...

Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 M3 Brings More Phoromatic Improvements

Sunday 15th of February 2015 01:53:41 PM
The third development milestone release of the open-source, cross-platform Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 benchmarking software is now available...

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