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TuxMachines: Security: Android, FUD, AMD, and Slackware Supports HTTP/2

Sunday 25th of March 2018 11:16:11 PM

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LXer: Is the lack of video games on Linux still true in 2018?

Sunday 25th of March 2018 09:44:30 PM
For years Linux has faced a lot of bad press about the lack of good gaming capabilities. While many hard-core Linux enthusiasts have stuck by their beloved system, the reality is that the gaming options in Linux just haven't kept up with the rest of the gaming world. Could that finally be about to change?

TuxMachines: KAuth support in KDE Partition Manager

Sunday 25th of March 2018 08:52:07 PM

Last November I reported that running KDE Partition Manager as non-root user is slowly shaping up. Instead of running the whole application as root, KAuth lets us run GUI parts as unprivileged user and some non-GUI helper running as root.

After another 4 months of development, KAuth support is mostly done. There are still a few things that need to be finished, some cleaning up, fixing bugs but major refactoring is complete. Unlike other KDE Applications, KDE Partition Manager uses root for almost any operation, so the way it uses KAuth is quite different from e.g. Kate where the only task the helper has to do is to copy the file to its destination. KDE Partition Manager might need to execute a lot of different commands to do some task (e.g. move/resize partition) and we don’t want user to authenticate 20 times during partitioning operation.

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Reddit: Godot is doing well at GDC 2018

Sunday 25th of March 2018 08:49:53 PM

TuxMachines: Another year, another great Linux conference – Scale16x

Sunday 25th of March 2018 08:40:40 PM

From March 8th to 11th, 2018 the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) took place in beautiful Pasadena for the third year in a row, previous edition were held in hotels near LAX. This was the 16th edition of the conference -hence the #Scale16x hashtag that flooded social media those days- and my personal 8th.

I’ve been saying it for a while now that I think that the conference is just getting better by every year, but this year I heard several comments that this is one of the best and most important community driven conferences in the world. Rough estimations tell that there were around 3,000 attendees this year.

As a long time tradition now, the Fedora community held some activities in the conference, as well as a booth in the exhibition floor. This year, I had the privilege and pleasure of promoting Fedora, answer question from people that showed interest in (or are already users of) Fedora or simply saluting people that stopped by. I have to say that it pleasantly surprised me the growing number of spanish-speaking people that attended this year. I was accompanied in booth duty with long time Fedora contributors -but above all great Friends- Perry Rivera, Scott Williams and my newest Fedora friend Michael Singh. Unofficialy, but always willing to help, RedHat’s Tom ‘Spot’ Callaway was also supporting our booth and we always appreciate it and thank him for his work.

Also on Red Hat: Analysts Bullish On Red Hat Ahead Of Q4 Earnings

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TuxMachines: Slax 9.4 RC1 Available For A Lightweight Debian Experience

Sunday 25th of March 2018 08:38:39 PM

The first release candidate of the Debian-based Slax Linux distribution is now available.

Slax has been working on its first major update for 2018 since this lightweight Linux distribution was revived last year and switched from a Slackware base to Debian as well as moving from KDE to Fluxbox+Compton. As their second major release off this new OS base, Slax 9.4 RC1 is hot off the press tonight.

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TuxMachines: More ad-versarial tech: Mozilla to pop limited ad blocker into Firefox

Sunday 25th of March 2018 08:34:55 PM

Mozilla intends to add basic ad filtering capabilities to its Firefox browser later this year, according to its recently updated roadmap.

The move follows from what Asa Dotzler, Firefox roadmap and community leader at Mozilla, describes as changes that are making the web experience worse.

"Trackers, intrusive ads and other dark patterns threaten to drive people away from the open web and that's not good for people browsing or publishing," he says in Firefox roadmap update made on Thursday.

"Over the next year or so, Firefox will take a stand against tracking, intrusive ads, and other dark patterns on the web by blocking the worst content and more clearly communicating the privacy and other protections the browser offers."

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TuxMachines: OpenZFS Will Soon Have Zstd Compression Support

Sunday 25th of March 2018 08:20:15 PM

Zstd compression continues becoming more widely adopted from Ubuntu looking at Zstd-compressed packages to compressing the Linux kernel image to now the OpenZFS file-system soon having support for Facebook's Zstandard compression algorithm.

Zstd support for OpenZFS has been in the works for months while one of the involved developers, Alan Jude, has tweeted that the Zstd compression will be available soon.

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Reddit: Ohh the irony

Sunday 25th of March 2018 08:14:33 PM

Phoronix: DXVK 0.40 Brings Initial Direct3D 11.1 Bits, Other Improvements

Sunday 25th of March 2018 08:11:43 PM
The DXVK project that is implementing Direct3D 11 atop of Vulkan for the benefit of Wine gamers is out this weekend with a new release...

Reddit: Linux bridge, openstack

Sunday 25th of March 2018 07:33:07 PM

Guys what exactly is linux bridge, and when it is used? Ive seen this being used in Openstack. Just want to understand the use of it. Could you Please explain.

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TuxMachines: Software: Peek Gif Screen Recorder, Cities: Skylines, Open Source Alternatives to Active Directory, TenFourFox, DocKnot

Sunday 25th of March 2018 07:08:58 PM
  • Peek Gif Screen Recorder Drops Support for Snap App

    You don’t need to have need to use it to appreciate how the focused, clean design and sumptuously simple workflow work together to benefit users.

    So it’s somewhat sad to report that Peek is discontinuing support for its Snap app.

  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit - Mass fun

    Mass Transit is an excellent addition to an already excellent game, adding fresh new possibilities to the sweet concept or urban simulation. It does not detract from the original in any way, and you gain a lot of new stuff that makes it worth replaying old scenarios all over again. The extra transport services alone are more than enough to justify this beefy DLC, but there are also other, less noticeable improvements all over the place, which make Cities: Skylines ever better.

    I am very pleased, and I like the trend in the quality and cheerful colorfulness of the game's DLC. Normally, I'm opposed to payment salami tactics, but I have nothing against expansions packs, as long as they bring generous and genuine novelty into the game. So far, I've been three times lucky, with After Dark, Snowfall and now Mass Transit doing a splendid job. Cities: Skylines keeps evolving, and it really is a great title. If you like the genre, look no further. Extremely recommended.

  • Open Source Active Directory® Open Source Alternatives to Active Directory

    In the identity management arena there are a number of open source solutions that could qualify here. Of course, the most well known is OpenLDAP™, but there are others such as Samba and FreeIPA. Each of these solutions comes with their own set of strengths and challenges, so let’s take a look at what these are. 

  • TenFourFox FPR7b1 and TenFourFoxBox 1.1 available

    TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 7 beta 1 is now available for testing (downloads, hashes, release notes). I chose to push this out a little faster than usual since there are a few important upgrades and I won't have as much time to work on the browser over the next couple weeks, so you get to play with it early.

  • DocKnot 1.04

    The last release of DocKnot (my program for maintaining various bits of package documentation) had a bug in one of the new tests on Windows systems. This release fixes only that bug, mostly to make the automated CPAN testers stop mailing me. (Such an excellent service.)

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Reddit: Duel booting ubuntu keyboard issue

Sunday 25th of March 2018 07:04:22 PM


I duel booted windows 10 and Ubuntu , everything was working fine but today my keys s, j, b,m,etc stopped working. Initially I installed centos which also gave the same issue after few days... I'm using laptop and I'm sure it's not keyboard fault as it worked fine after installing Ubuntu..

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TuxMachines: KDE: digiKam 5.9.0 is Released, This week in Usability & Productivity, and Qt Web Renderers

Sunday 25th of March 2018 06:31:18 PM

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TuxMachines: GNOME: Fedora 28 Gnome 3.28 Test Day, Performance Fix, and GNOME 3.30 Release Date

Sunday 25th of March 2018 06:29:26 PM
  • Fedora 28 Gnome 3.28 Test Day 2018-03-26

    Friday [sic. Monday], 2018-03-26 is the Fedora 28 Gnome 3.28 Test Day! As part of changes Gnome 3.28 in Fedora 28, we need your help to test if everything runs smoothly!

  • An Important GNOME Performance Fix Has Landed

    GNOME contributor Yussuf Khalil has managed to uncover and resolve a bug in Clutter that was hurting GNOME's performance.

    The developer has begun analyzing GNOME performance issues and one of the first things he uncovered were frequent spikes in GNOME's frametimes at regular intervals. He ended up finding out that the frequent spikes were caused by showing the seconds on the clock within GNOME Shell.

  • GNOME 3.30 Release Date is Set for September 6

    Fans of free, open source desktop environments will be pleased to hear the GNOME 3.30 release date has been set.

    Serving as the next major stable update to the GNOME desktop environment, GNOME 3.30 is scheduled for release on September 6, 2018.

    Of course, before it gets there there’ll be a slate of alpha, beta and release candidate builds to sample, all tagged under the guise of GNOME 3.29.

    For more details on this cycle’s release, freeze and finalisation dates you can shuffle your eyes over the GNOME release schedule.

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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Preloaded on Mintbox Mini 2 and Atari

Sunday 25th of March 2018 06:26:19 PM
  • Linux Mint announces Mintbox Mini 2 tiny desktop PC with Intel inside

    As with the original Mini, the Mini 2 will come in standard and Mini Pro editions when they become available in June, with similar or lower price tags to their predecessors. The Mini 2 ships with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of solid-state storage, whereas the Mini Pro 2 doubles the RAM and boosts storage capacity to a 120GB SSD. While the Mini 2 is a mere $4 more than the first Mini ($299 versus $294), the $349 Mini Pro 2 is actually $45 cheaper than the previous version.

  • The Atari VCS Console will Run Linux OS to Keep that Atari Homebrew Feel

    It is 2018 and Atari is back in the console game. Didn’t think I’d be typing that one even after they announced the Ataribox last summer. Now, the re-branded Atari VCS was supposed to launch back in December 2017, but was delayed for a “number of factors” however, the company plans to be much more open about the console’s development process in the coming months. While the console probably won’t be releasing anytime soon, Atari Connect COO Michael Arzt was on-site at GDC this week to answer questions about the console. Granted, what he could say was relatively limited, but it did give us some idea of where things are in production. “Delaying the release gave us a chance to go back and look at everything again, and we found a few other things we wanted to change as well,” Arzt said. He didn’t go into detail about the delay or what else would be changing, after all, that’s old news.

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Reddit: Blackarch

Sunday 25th of March 2018 06:06:58 PM

Need some blackarch assist i have a asus rog gl702vmk running Blackarch and my asus atk drivers wont work so i dont have backligthing or controll over my fn keys, so i cant adjust crap on my pc.. is there a way to make this work again?

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