To many women, a large social group of men they are supposed to join may be intimidating – the same could probably be said of any men joining a large social group primarily populated of women. But when what looks intimidating reveals itself as being actually oppressing , that is the moment we have a true problem. Male developers shunning, criticizing, belittling and offending female developers because they are females, even when not necessarily expressed in an explicit way, is purely not acceptable. It is neither on the most basic moral grounds nor in the letter and spirit of the Free Software movement. The Internet, unfortunately, reveals protracted bullies, the kind of people who would probably not have the guts to ask the targeted woman out, or even not dare look at a female developer in the eyes and tell her what he would be able to write from the comfort of his own keyboard, miles away from her.
Today, September 11, 2016, 4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of the Beta release of the Core Edition of his upcoming 4MLinux 20.0 GNU/Linux operating system.
Still powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series, 4MLinux 20.0 is now in development, and it looks like it incorporates the Glibc (GNU C Library) 2.23 and BusyBox 1.25.0 core components, along with GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 6.1.0 for compiling the programs included in the final release of the GNU/Linux distribution.
Plasma 5.7.4 and several important package updates available in Chakra
The latest update for KDE's Plasma series is now available to all Chakra users, together with other important package updates mostly for the core repository.
Plasma 5.7.4 includes a month's worth of bugfixes and new translations, with the changes mostly found in the plasma desktop and workspace packages.
- Chakra GNU/Linux Gets LibreOffice 5.2.1 and KDE Plasma 5.7.4, Vulkan API Support
KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Desktop to Offer a More Efficient Pager, Per-Screen Pagers
KDE developer Eike Hein reports on various improvements to pagers that will be implemented in the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment, due for release on October 4, 2016.
We reported a couple of months ago that the next major version of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment, build 5.8, will be a long-term supported one. KDE Plasma 5.8 will also be the first LTS (Long Term Support) version of the renowned desktop interface used in numerous GNU/Linux operating systems by default.
QtCon + Akademy 2016
This year Akademy take place along with QtCon in Berlin, Germany. It is a year of great celebration for some free software communities, so they decided to get together to celebrate in a single event. KDE is celebrating 20 years, while VideoLAN and FSFE are celebrating 15 years. It was a historic moment and I could not miss it, so I went to Berlin for the second time (the first was to attend the Desktop Summit 2011).
The feedback from our first alpha release has reported the Moksha desktop on the 16.04 base is as stable as ever, so the only reason this remains with a pre-release tag is due to some rough edges in terms of polish. There are some minor issues with the default theme under our new 16.04 base and I am still looking to make time to compile a non-PAE kernel image and create a separate disc image for that.
After deciding to switch base one more time and move to Ubuntu, again, Descent OS Linux developer Brian Manderville announced at the beginning of the year first Alpha release of his upcoming Descent OS 5.0 GNU/Linux operating system.
It took the developer two years to bring us an Alpha build of its Ubuntu MATE-based Descent OS 5.0 distribution, and we haven't heard anything from him in the meantime. No Beta, not another Alpha build has been released since the February announcement of Descent OS 5.0 Alpha, which was based on Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
Ioquake3 Is Finally Moving To Its New OpenGL Renderer By Default
The ioquake3 open-source game engine project that's built around the Quake III: Arena code-base is finally moving to its new renderer by default and abandoning the original 17-year-old renderer.
Beginning next month they will be defaulting new ioquake3 installs to using their "OpenGL 2" renderer and in November will disable the original renderer for all ioquake3 installations.
Agricola spinoff and Patchwork pass Greenlight, heading to Linux
Two more digital incarnations of designer Uwe Rosenberg's hit 2-player board games are coming to Linux on Steam, as they've both now passed their Greenlight campaigns!
Yes, they are mobile ports, just as Le Havre: The Inland Port is, but that doesn't mean they're of poor quality. In fact, it's just the opposite. I've played all three on Android (and the Le Havre spinoff additionally on Linux), and they're all fantastic and well-polished implementations. DIGIDICED is a team of only 4 developers, but they're really doing a great job with the licenses. They've even shown evidence of acting on user feedback with Le Havre, so I feel confident in recommending them to my fellow Linux gamers.
Wargame: European Escalation works once again for Nvidia users, two years after breaking
It seems Wargame: European Escalation was broken for nearly two years (see this forum post) for Nvidia GPU users on Linux.
Curvatron, a simple yet interesting evolution of the old game 'Snake', we have free keys for you
Curvatron has recently been released on Linux and the developer sent in a bunch of keys for you lucky people. The game itself is inspired by the old game 'Snake' that was on rather old Nokia mobile phones.
The Wine Staging release 1.9.18 is now available.
Wine-Staging Adds 1D Textures For D3D10/D3D11
There is finally a new Wine-Staging version with release notes to talk about for this more-experimental version of Wine.
Wine Staging 1.9.18 Adds Experimental Support for 1D Textures in D3D10 and D3D11
After being away since June, the Wine Staging development team is back to announce the new features incorporated in the latest version of the open-source software that let's users run Windows apps and games on their Linux boxes, Wine Staging 1.9.18.
Based on the recently released Wine 1.9.18, Wine Staging 1.9.18 is here to bring you all the neat features and improvements implemented in the respective development version of Wine, such as the ability to support multiple kernel drivers in only one process, improvements to the WebServices reader, and better joystick support.
Bruce Dubbs from the Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS) projects, which let users build their own Linux-based operating systems from scratch, proudly announced the release of LFS 7.10 and BLFS 7.10.
We reported the other day that the long-term supported Linux 3.14 kernel branch is about to reach end of its life, and that one more maintenance version will be released in the next couple of weeks.
Initially I tried setting up a dual boot alongside windows but it wasn't working, at the end of the installation it went directly to windows. (Fastboot and safe mode were disabled).
After giving up, I tried to do a clean install, since it was automatically going to windows, maybe if there was no windows it would automatically recognize kali, well surprise, it doesn't (even when I tried to change the boot option, there was no option for kali).
I think it's due to msi's bios or something, but it never recognizes Linux as installed even though it says the installation is successfull (at the end it says: no media presence), also the Gruber dual boot option thing never worked aswell.
I have an MSI PX60 6QD
Should I just give up and install it on a virtual machine?submitted by /u/Jcambey
I need a program that I can use a wacom tablet to draw on .pdf files for class. GIMP has a huge learning curve and Inkscape doesn't import the characters properly (reads math symbols as mandarin characters, I don't even need it to be able to read the text but it won't simply import the page as an image)
Also looked at Foxxit, but it's not free. Used to use Photoshop on Windows, but I don't use Windows any more.submitted by /u/Riddance