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Reddit: Would snaps allow for a fully portable application?

Friday 17th of June 2016 08:12:38 PM

Could I stick it on a flash drive and use it between different linux OS's? Also, are there 32/64 bit versions of snaps, how is that going to play into the universal nature of snaps?

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LinuxToday: 30 days in a terminal: Day 1 - The essentials

Friday 17th of June 2016 08:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: In today's world, is it possible to live 100% in a Linux shell with no GUIs?

LXer: How a student in India got started with open source

Friday 17th of June 2016 07:36:13 PM
Many of us aspire to contribute to open source projects, but only a few are able to actually do it. We're all perennially short of time, and we're always prioritizing. But how do the people who actually contribute to projects find time? What is it that they know and others don't?read more

Reddit: Linux Lite 3.0 (Video)

Friday 17th of June 2016 07:34:05 PM

LinuxToday: The safest way to remove old Kernels in Ubuntu

Friday 17th of June 2016 07:00:00 PM

 ostechnix: The purge-old-kernels utility will safely remove old Kernels from your Ubuntu systems.a

LXer: Open Source Agriculture

Friday 17th of June 2016 06:39:02 PM
An open source tool, the Food Computer, is being developed at MIT that can be used to create, save, and share climates for growing crops, maximized for nutrition, yield and taste, regardless of location or season.

Reddit: Android applications on Chrome browser in linux

Friday 17th of June 2016 06:29:05 PM

Now that android applications can be loaded and run in Chrome OS, what is preventing them from being run on Chrome browser? What other components of Chrome OS do we need to run android applications in a chrome browser on a linux machine?

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LinuxToday: Canonical's and Red Hat's Shameful War Against One Another... and Against the Already-Marginalised Linux Media

Friday 17th of June 2016 06:00:00 PM

 techrights: I wouldn’t be the first person to state that the GNU/Linux world can be harsh and brutal.

TuxMachines: KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta Release

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:47:29 PM

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.

Also: KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta Released

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LXer: Canonical's and Red Hat's Shameful War Against One Another... and Against the Already-Marginalised Linux Media

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:41:51 PM
In an effort to trip each other up and in order to become the ‘industry standard’, Canonical and Red Hat hurt each other and alienate the media (what’s left of it)

Phoronix: KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta Released

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:40:17 PM
KDE developers quietly released the Plasma 5.7 beta on Thursday for offering a new glimpse at the experience ahead of its official debut in July...

Reddit: KDE Plasma 5.7 Beta Release

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:29:53 PM

Reddit: Why does app installation in linux still suck?

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:27:40 PM

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
  • etc.

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.

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TuxMachines: Samsung’s Next Smartwatch Gear S3 to be Codenamed Solis, Runs Tizen

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:08:20 PM

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.

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TuxMachines: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 Graphics Performance With NVIDIA's GTX 1070 & GTX 1080

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:06:50 PM

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.

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LinuxToday: Open Source Agriculture

Friday 17th of June 2016 05:00:00 PM

An open source tool, the Food Computer, is being developed at MIT

LXer: How to reset lost root password on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux

Friday 17th of June 2016 04:44:40 PM
This guide will provide you with an information on how to reset lost root ( administrator ) password on Ubuntu 16.04. This guide assumes that you have a actual physical access to your Ubuntu 16.04 Linux box.

LXer: AUSTRUMI 3.4.3 Screenshot Tour

Friday 17th of June 2016 03:47:29 PM
AUSTRUMI 3.4.3 has been released. AUSTRUMI (Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is a bootable live Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. It requires limited system resources and can run on any Intel-compatible system with a CD-ROM installed. The entire operating system and all of the applications run from RAM, making AUSTRUMI a fast system and allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system starts.

Reddit: Thinkpad X200 VS ASUS Chromebook C201 as a Libreboot powered laptop.

Friday 17th of June 2016 03:32:21 PM

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:

X200 Pros:

-Nice Thinkpad keyboard/trackpad

-Originally built more tougher than the C201

-Up to 8 GB of Ram

X200 Cons:

-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)

C201 Pros:

-More recent hardware and spec standard (HDMI)

-More light and portable than the X200

-Easier to flash Libreboot

C201 Cons:

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!

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    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
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Servo Night Builds Begin, Linux Packages Coming

The Mozilla developers working on the Servo browser layout engine and the Browser.html HTML-based web UI have kept to their goal of making a tech preview available in June. As of last night, the Servo developers hit their tech preview milestone we've been looking forward to seeing for months. Nightly builds of Servo and Browser.html have begun and they are going to be making available Linux packages shortly. Read more

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