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Phoronix: FreeDOS 1.2 RC2 Arrives, Still Evolving After 22 Years

Friday 25th of November 2016 12:43:35 AM
The second release candidate of FreeDOS 1.2 is now available, approximately one month after FreeDOS 1.2-RC1 and twenty-two years after the FreeDOS open-source project began...

Reddit: Why I don't like smartcards, HSMs, YubiKeys, etc.

Friday 25th of November 2016 12:42:32 AM

LXer: Ubuntu to Reject SHA-1-Signed Repos by Default in APT Starting January 1, 2017

Thursday 24th of November 2016 11:48:33 PM
Debian developer and Ubuntu member Julian Andres Klode announced that he plans on turning off SHA1 support for APT repositories starting January 1, 2017.

Reddit: xfce4-screenshoter allows you to directly host your screenshot to imgur. With one option.

Thursday 24th of November 2016 10:43:20 PM

Checkin help for basic commands always make me discover those kind of cool features : Usage: xfce4-screenshooter [OPTION...]

Help Options: -h, --help Show help options --help-all Show all help options --help-gtk Show GTK+ Options Application Options: -c, --clipboard Copy the screenshot to the clipboard -d, --delay Delay in seconds before taking the screenshot -f, --fullscreen Take a screenshot of the entire screen -m, --mouse Display the mouse on the screenshot -o, --open Application to open the screenshot -r, --region Select a region to be captured by clicking a point of the screen without releasing the mouse button, dragging your mouse to the other corner of the region, and releasing the mouse button. -s, --save Directory where the screenshot will be saved -u, --upload Host the screenshot on ZimageZ, a free online image hosting service -i, --imgur Host the screenshot on Imgur, a free online image hosting service -V, --version Version information -w, --window Take a screenshot of the active window --display=DISPLAY X display to use

I tried the "-i" and here is the result : http://imgur.com/c81LBlDl.png

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Thursday 24th of November 2016 10:05:10 PM
  • Qt 5.9 Planning For Feature Freeze, Other Changes

    While Qt 5.8 hasn't even been released yet, there is already release planning that is happening around Qt 5.9.

    Qt 5.8.0 isn't going to be released until the beginning of January due to the latest delays hampering the release. There is now a thread on the Qt mailing list simply entitled Qt 5.9. The Qt 5.9 plans being talked about are to do a feature freeze in early 2017, as soon as 1 February. They would be sticking hard to the feature freeze date to try to avoid any delays holding back the 5.9.0 release.

  • Darktable 2.2 Being Prepared For Release With Many Changes

    This week marks the Darktable 2.2.0-RC1 release as the developers of this open-source photography workflow software prepare for its official release, just in time if you are planning to get some new camera gear this holiday season.

    Darktable 2.2 is a big release even though Darktable 2.0 was great -- more than two thousand commits have gone into this 2.2 development code thus far.

  • Linux Users Unhappy as Adobe Flash Player keeps NPAPI architecture

    Adobe has announced that they will be continuing to support the NPAPI architecture for the Linux version of Flash in 2017 as well. This was not a decision embraced by everyone, as some Linux users voiced their complaints across the online medium.

  • SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why? [Ed: Anderson pushes for Windows layer (back doors) on top of GNU/Linux which is what SQL Server technically requires. It's not really a Linux port.]

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TuxMachines: SitePoint on FOSS

Thursday 24th of November 2016 10:01:53 PM
  • Groovy, an Open Source Success Story

    Apache Groovy is a multi-faceted general purpose programming language for the Java platform. While primarily an object-oriented language with many dynamic language features, it also supports functional programming, static type checking and static compilation. This article looks at some interesting aspects of Groovy’s history and some of the significant guiding principles which help keep it a vibrant open source project.

  • The Conventions of Contributing to Open Source

    We all love using open source, right? I have done my fair share of contributing to open source, mainly through small contributions here and there. I’ve tried to open source some libraries in the past, with varying levels of success and failure. I would say I am somewhere in the middle on the Contributor’s Spectrum. There are those that do much more and those that do much less.

  • How Open Sourcing Bootstrap Made It Huge

    Teaching and learning from each other and building awesome stuff as a result of open communication and collaboration lie at the heart of the open source philosophy. Bootstrap certainly stands out as one of the most successful instances of the open source approach, which has made it what it is today.

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LinuxToday: Helm: The Kubernetes Package Manager

Thursday 24th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM

Linux.com: Helm, which aims to be the default package manager for Kubernetes, simplifies complex application deployment.

LXer: The open source Vulkan driver for AMD 'radv' continues improving at a rapid pace

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:54:11 PM
As always, I am massively impressed with the progress the Mesa developers have made. The open source Vulkan driver 'radv' has continued to evolve recently.

Phoronix: Mesa 13.0.2 Being Prepped With Intel Geminilake Support, Vulkan Fixes & More

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:46:43 PM
For those riding the Mesa 13.0 stable release train rather than the adventurous Mesa 13.1-dev Git code, the Mesa 13.0.2 stable update is right around the corner with many fixes...

Reddit: Those having/owning AMD RX 480-s what distros are you using if the card is working for you without issues?

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:45:26 PM

This isn't a support question TLDR people!

I've built a new PC with a sapphire rx 480(thinking it was the official rx 480) and it seems to fail when launching games.

So this makes me wonder if the card is bad or I'm using Debian Stretch/Testing wrong.

I've got the latest git firmware straight from kernel.org's repo

So any arch users/other games out there having working RX 480 cards?

My issue might be related to the GPU getting overheated. It's currently 68 *C and is slowly cooling down.

However running something graphic intensive seems to overheat the GPU

This isn't a support question TLDR people!

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TuxMachines: Pinebook is a Linux laptop with an ARM CPU for $89 and up

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:33:29 PM

Pine64 launched a single-board computer called the Pine A64 last year. It features an Allwinner A64 ARM Cortex-A53 processor and sells for $15 and up.

Now the company has introduced a laptop that uses the same processor and supports just about any Android or Linux-based software that can run on the Pine A64,.

The laptop is called the Pinebook, and there are two options available: an $89 version with an 11.6 inch display or a $99 model with a 14 inch screen.

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TuxMachines: Linux Graphics

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:13:07 PM

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Thursday 24th of November 2016 09:06:15 PM

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Reddit: Basic Linux Commands you should know !

Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:57:36 PM

LXer: Making open source fashionable

Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:05:27 PM
In March 2015, the leadership of Berlin-based Zalando gathered the company's entire tech team in a hip underground techno club (it's Berlin, after all) and announced a new way of working—something called "Radical Agility." Inspired by Daniel Pink's Drive, Brian Robertson's Holacracy system and the agile movement, Radical Agility emphasizes Drive's call for autonomy, mastery and purpose as the pillars of the company's tech strategy and culture.read more

Reddit: What can I do in my universitys Ubuntu

Thursday 24th of November 2016 05:56:59 PM

We just dual boot the labs computers and installed the latest Ubuntu version which I have super users access and I was wondering what cool thinks can I do with out being to obvious, like connecting it with my pc's Ubuntu or I don't know what else, be creative!

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