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TuxMachines: Women & Free Software projects

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:53:38 AM

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.

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TuxMachines: 4MLinux 20.0 Distribution to Be the First to Run on UEFI PCs, Core Beta Out Now

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:45:55 AM

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.

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TuxMachines: KDE Leftovers

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:43:08 AM
  • 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).

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TuxMachines: Bodhi Linux 4.0.0 Alpha 2 Release and August Donation Totals

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:36:35 AM

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.

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TuxMachines: It Looks Like Descent OS 5.0 Linux Will Be Based on Debian After All, Not Ubuntu

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:34:19 AM

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).

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:26:33 AM
  • 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.

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TuxMachines: Wine-Staging 1.9.18

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:25:44 AM
  • Release 1.9.18

    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.

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LXer: Linux From Scratch and BLFS 7.10 Books Released to Support GCC 6.2.0, Glibc 2.24

Monday 12th of September 2016 01:24:30 AM
Bruce Dubbs from the Linux From Scratch project, which let users build their own Linux-based operating systems from scratch, proudly announced the release of the LFS 7.10 and BLFS 7.10 books.

Reddit: Ulta surf like program for Linux?

Monday 12th of September 2016 12:05:05 AM

I've been searching for a program like Ulta surf, I've tried tor. But from what i can tell it is only for the browser, and brings your speed to a near halt.

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TuxMachines: Linux From Scratch and BLFS 7.10 Books Released to Support GCC 6.2.0, Glibc 2.24

Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:56:21 PM

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.

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 3.14 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:55:00 PM

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.

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Reddit: Having trouble installing Kali

Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:53:46 PM

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?

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Slashdot: Linux Kernel 3.14 Series Has Reached End of Life

Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:46:43 PM

Phoronix: Allwinner A33 DRM Support Coming In Linux 4.9

Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:31:38 PM
Maxime Ripard of Free Electrons has sent in the Allwinner DRM driver pull request that will ultimately land for the Linux 4.9 kernel merge window...

LXer: Dstat – Versatile resource statistics tool for Linux

Sunday 11th of September 2016 11:30:08 PM
Dstat – versatile tool for generating system resource statistics & replacement for vmstat, iostat, netstat and ifstat. Dstat is another handy tool for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting. It overcomes some of other tools limitations and adds some extra features, more counters and flexibility.

LXer: Linux Kernel 3.14 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

Sunday 11th of September 2016 09:35:46 PM
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.

LXer: Getting started with Doctor, the CMS for Markdown documents

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:37:38 PM
Markdown is one of most popular document formats among developers and non-developers alike. It is easy to write and understand, but organizing Markdown docs is difficult. In this post I will introduce you to Doctor, a documentation server, that lets you manage your project's documentation with minimum effort.read more

Reddit: A program that can draw on .pdf files?

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:29:27 PM

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.

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    The Wayland core protocol documentation has received numerous refinements to improve its clarity and consistency. Along with this, many blank areas of the protocol documentation have been fleshed out. A new wl_display_add_protocol logger API provides a new, interactive way to debug requests; along with this are new APIs for examining clients and their resources. This is analogous to using WAYLAND_DEBUG=1, but more powerful since it allows run time review of log data such as through a UI view. There have been improvements to how the protocol XML scanner handles version identification in protocol headers. This enables better detection and fallback handling when compositors and clients support differt versions of their protocols.
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
  • Ubuntu 16.10 Unity 8 - new window snapping feature
  • Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 is Taking Place In Mid-November
  • Ubuntu Online Summit: 15-16 November 2016