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ostechnix: The purge-old-kernels utility will safely remove old Kernels from your Ubuntu systems.a
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This release brings an all-new login screen design completing the Breeze startup experience we trialed in Plasma 5.6. The layout has been tidied up and is more suitable for workstations that are part of a domain or company network. The Air and Oxygen Plasma themes which we still fully support for users that prefer a more three-dimensional design have also been improved.
LXer: Canonical's and Red Hat's Shameful War Against One Another... and Against the Already-Marginalised Linux Media
Don't get me wrong - I mean all due respect. Linux is amazing and offers something for everyone. But if we take an honest look at it, the process of installing an application in linux is stuck in the dark ages compared to something like macOS. It is a constant pain point for many new users.
A few examples:
- dependencies, dependencies, dependencies (i.e. points of failure)
- so many methods (apt-get, rpm, deb, software center, etc.)
- inconsistent behavior (sometimes a shortcut is added to the system apps menu, many times not)
- Each app install is a new adventure (a pain) for novice users
I'm genuinely curious and not trying to bash. What is it that makes it difficult or impossible for app installation in Linux (even just select distros) to be as easy as dragging an application icon to your applications folder?
Edit: To be clear, I'm talking about the perspective of the average Joe who's experience might end with Apple's app store or something. To those people, there is no shell command that is easy.submitted by /u/gthing
The Gear S2 has served as a fantastic Tizen flagship smartwatch, but now its time for the next iteration in its evolution, and according to a recent report it’s codenamed Solis. We expect this next device to run Tizen, hence the reason we are reporting it, and it will also support a circular display.
For your viewing pleasure this Friday is our largest Windows vs. Linux graphics/gaming performance comparison ever conducted at Phoronix in the past 12 years! With the brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 graphics cards, their performance was compared under Windows 10 Pro x64 and Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 when using the very latest NVIDIA Corp drivers for each OS. A range of Steam gaming benchmarks and more were done, including some cross-platform Vulkan graphics benchmarks. Continue on for this interesting comparison.
An open source tool, the Food Computer, is being developed at MIT
I'm currently considering both laptops for a fully free secondary computer without any hardware backdoors (Intel ME and the rest).
I want to directly buy one of them and flash Libreboot + install Trisquel on it myself. I would also like to upgrade the screen but I don't know if that is possible (maybe a IPS one??). Here's the pros and cons of both models that I know of at the moment:
-Nice Thinkpad keyboard/trackpad
-Originally built more tougher than the C201
-Up to 8 GB of Ram
-Harder and more expensive to flash Libreboot I think.
-Old hardware. (I guess it would probably be a good idea to buy two of them for spare parts)
-More recent hardware and spec standard (HDMI)
-More light and portable than the X200
-Easier to flash Libreboot
No hardware graphic acceleration yet for the Mali GPU without proprietary blobs.
Required a external usb adapter for fully free wifi
4 GB of soldered RAM max.
I would like to hear some recommendations and feedbacks about those machines from you guys before making a final decision.
Thank you!submitted by /u/juan08880