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TuxMachines: Games: OpenRA, Hell Warders, Ubuntu, Fedora and Wine

Saturday 14th of October 2017 11:54:17 PM

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TuxMachines: Korora 26 Bloat - More is less or less is more?

Saturday 14th of October 2017 11:52:11 PM

Korora 26 Bloat is a noble concept, but it does not solve the fundamental problem it aims to solve: make Fedora usable. It tries to minimize the wreck that is Fedora 26 and fails to do so. Additionally, it introduces problems that the original did not have, making an even bigger mess.
Korora comes with a slew of ergonomics issues, flaking hardware support, too much actual bloat, tons of niggles and issues that are technically Fedora's legacy, and then the horrible Nvidia support that is just embarrassing in 2017. To answer my own question, more is less in this case, and there isn't a justifiable reason why you should prefer Korora over Fedora, nor why you should use it against the likes of Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Mint. Alas, this is not a good release, 2/10. Unusable, which is a shame, because I did like what Korora managed to do in the past. But it just shows how fragile the Linux world is. Proper distro release QA is a joke, regressions are nothing but a silent excuse to move on and churn out more bad code, almost like industrial protein, and this is so depressing I sometimes wonder why I even bother.

Anyway, to sum it up, Fedora 26 is worse than its predecessors, and Korora 26 is both worse than its own forefathers and the original article it seeks to tame, with appalling support for proprietary graphics drivers and other distros in a multi-boot setup that I really cannot recommend it. The cosmetic issues are also important, but in the end, the real deal breaker is the hardware side. Waiting for Korora 27. Peace.

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LXer: KDE Celebrates 21st Anniversary with New Updates of KDE Applications, Frameworks

Saturday 14th of October 2017 11:21:29 PM
Today, the KDE Project celebrates the 21st anniversary of the well-known and widely used desktop environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems with new releases of its KDE Frameworks and KDE Applications software stacks.

TuxMachines: KDE Celebrates 21st Anniversary with New Updates of KDE Applications, Frameworks

Saturday 14th of October 2017 09:56:06 PM

Today, the KDE Project celebrates the 21st anniversary of the well-known and widely used desktop environment for GNU/Linux and UNIX-like operating systems with new releases of its KDE Frameworks and KDE Applications software stacks.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.13.7

Saturday 14th of October 2017 09:54:07 PM

I'm announcing the release of the 4.13.7 kernel.

All users of the 4.13 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.13.y git tree can be found at:
git:// linux-4.13.y
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:

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TuxMachines: Raspberry Pi 3 based laptop features DIY hacking bay

Saturday 14th of October 2017 09:52:24 PM

Pi-top has revised its RPi based laptop with a 14-inch HD screen and a slide-off keyboard that reveals a cooling unit and DIY space for a breadboard kit.

Pi-top’s Raspberry Pi driven laptop has received a major upgrade with a new model with a slightly larger 14-inch, HD screen and a 6 to 8 hour battery. The 2017 edition of the education-focused Pi-top features a modular design with a larger keyboard that slides forward to reveal a Raspberry Pi 3 with a new heatsink. It also includes an empty bay for DIY hacking, which can be filled with components from a free Inventor’s Kit. This DIY kit includes a breadboard, a motion sensor, LEDs, and a microphone, all mounted on a magnetic sliding rail.

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LXer: LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Linux Mint 18.2

Saturday 14th of October 2017 09:27:07 PM
The mission for a swap Linux conveyance for Linux Mint 13 LTS "Maya" Xfce proceeds. With this post comes a review of the most recent MATE version of Linux Mint. Particularly for consistent perusers of this blog,

Phoronix: Fedora 26 vs. 27 Beta Benchmarks, Wayland vs. X.Org Gaming Tests

Saturday 14th of October 2017 08:18:49 PM
For your viewing pleasure this weekend are our first benchmarks of the current state of Fedora 27 post-beta with a variety of different workloads. Additionally, from the latest Fedora 27 packages is a fresh gaming comparison with GNOME Shell running on Wayland versus the X.Org session.

Reddit: Linux (Ubuntu rant, distrowatch weekly pole on 32bit support and Ubuntu's suck!)

Saturday 14th of October 2017 08:01:45 PM

Hi, I dought any one will read this as distrowatch blocks most comments from google accounts do to spam and poltical reasons.

I have old hardware and I want to get more. I have a computer that runs Windows 98 and it now runs FreeBSD because linux does not support it any more. I have a hp streampc laptop that runs 32bit Zorin because it only have 2 GB of RAM total. IF you look at the low end you can still find many laptops with 2 GB of RAM 200 USD -500 USD (depending on brand and OS.) to 4 GB for 400 USD. YOU can go to wallmart and pick up a 400 dollar laptop that comes with Windows 30 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM with an intergrated GPU and office online. IF you want more RAM you are looking at the 500+ to a grand. Why should I pay 1000 USD for a laptop with 16 GB of RAM just to use a 64bit distro! I am a student I don't have money. I got my Windows products do to our School because Libre office sucks compared to office and online does not have the features we need. I have a Vista computer that is 64bit and can only see 4 GB of RAM total! Why would I want to run a bloated 64bit linux distro. This laptop that cost me 800 dollars from apple only comes with 2GB of RAM and it is not better then the Vista computer AND IT IS A FUCKING 2016 MACBOOK AIR! Ubuntu all ready killed my G4's. They are decent computers that you can pick up for less then 100-300 dollars. Even a G4 cube if you know the words can be found online for cheap. Yes G4's can be onver 17 years old now and they still run better then a Pi2 or a Pi2.5. Only a Pi 3 can beat a G4, how ever with an accerlator you can get better speeds. A G5 can blow a Pi3 out of the water and the Amiga X1000 is much better then that. Yes the G4's and espically the G5 are not power light computers, but they con't cost more then Air conditioning so they are fine for me. Also 16bit is not dead and only a stuck up bitch would think that. My 2GS is stil kicking and I just got a C128 and floppy emualtor. There are still new apps and games coming out for the Amiga 500 line and the workbench 3 api's for Amiga, AROS, OS$, and MorphOS.

I live in RI IL, what I have all ready been doxed and been hacked three times. Our school system still uses Windows XP computers. It is not just a 3rd world nation thing as the US is a 3rd world Nation. We got XP computers and Lion computers. Even the X86 computers in the art lab are 32bit only and that means you can't upgrade them past Snow Lion. Thanks to the Rebuplicans we just barley got enough money to fund our schools. That means there is no money to update the computers, the OS, or the Software. That means students have to use CS5 or older. Our laptop labs are also Ibook G4's. You know the modles that have the bad batteries over time. The Snow White versions and I thought we had some G3's too. The PE special ed class had a OSX Pather computer. I think it was an Imac or a G3 unit. PowerPC is still used in our schools and now we can't use OSX or linux if you want updated software. That leaves Morph OS or FreeBSD.

It is not just the schools that use old equiptment it is also the local health and goverment sectors. I won't use there name for legal purposes. A certain mental health service also usess 32bit hardware. The residents don't have access to modern equitment. They only get donations and that is not offten. Even the employese only had old 32bit Windows 7 PC's. Then there is the poor and Ghento's. The digital divide is real and you can see it in IL when you leave the big cities of Chricgo and Springfield. Many poor and eldery only have 32bit computers. Many of the eldery don't have even 200 dollars that they can spare to get a new PC thanks to all the cuts by our Republican majority). Many poor people have 32bit computers as that is all they could afford. Another area people forget are the farm folk and the many people who move out there for no good reason. Again many of them don't have internet at all let alone 32bit hardware or a way to get online updates.

When I heard that Ubuntu was killing PPC then 32bit support I said "fuck it". If only FreeBSD had the software i needed i would have moved over to it and set up a Windows streaming PC and used Moonlight to stream the windows apps. Ubuntu has never cared about there users. They are just like Microsoft, they killed Unity, Ubuntu Phone, Ubuntu for Android, ubuntu BSD (MDCA), Ubuntu mobile, Ubuntu TV, Ubuntu one, mir, ubuntu tweak, forcing distros to remove ubuntu branding, disclosers to upload code to there platofrms, killing off clones, ignoring the community, killing PPC, killing 32bit iso's, sending adds to amazon, ect.

Why should I have to upgrade to new expensive hardware if the ones I have work just fine. That would be like getting rid of your car just because it is 17 years old. That is just stupid and wrong and yet linux is doing that to there users. "FUCK THIS SHIT I"M OUT!" I am not going to get rid of my DVD's just because stupid Blue Ray version that come out that I can't even fucking play as I don't have internet acess at home, WITCH YOU NEED TO USE BLU-RAY BECAUSE OF THE DRM CODE LISTS, AHHHHHHHHHHH! (RAGES). i DON'T EVEN USE 1080P AND NOW THEY GOT 4K, NOCK IT OFF! i DON'T NEED GAMES IN 1080P AND 100 GH PER SECOND! I DON'T NEED 4K, i DON'T NEED DRM, I DON'T WANT THE INTEL MANAGMENT ENGION, I DON'T NEED STUPID CLOSED SOURCE BLOBS THAT DON'T WORK ON PPC ANY WAY!!!!!!!!! I DONT' NEED AN OS THAT IS COPYING THE BIGEST DRUG DEALER (MICROS0FT) WITH IT'S CLOSED SOURCE DRIVERS AND ABONDING THERE USERS AND PUSHING UPGRADES WITH THE MEDIA. YAH i AM CALLING YOU OUT CHRIS FROM JUPITERBROADCASTING AND BRIAN LUNDUKE OF THE LUNDUKE SHOW! OH and Linux Format too! I don't care about fucking stupid Ryson, I don't care about Nvidas new shity cards, I don't care about this and that game that need 16 GB of RAM just for it to shit it's self. I don't care about these new PC chase's that look like coffins for our silikin. What I care about is using my harware as long as posssible. I don't want to fucking by a new computer. I fucking don't want HD games, I don't care about System76's new piece of 86 DRM filled Intel CRAP. I just want a distro that fuckint works and gives me updates and new packages. You know like how Solaris used to do before Orical killed it. I want lower end games like V6, Frez, The sims/2 imposible game, not these over glorified screen savors. Simcity 4 works fine in wine so fuck these newer city games. Why play Civ 4 when Civ 2 and FreeCiv are perfict. Why use Windows 10 win 7 and Arcada OS work just fine. I hate this new generation of Linux userx who want the fucking shiny key's. I don't want those keys, I want my systems being supported even if I have to compile the code my self. End usrs should not have to become distro admins in order to get there hardware to work with open source software.

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Reddit: Man reviews Korora 26

Saturday 14th of October 2017 07:48:36 PM

LXer: Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp

Saturday 14th of October 2017 07:32:45 PM
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Euros angry over privacy policyYet another European nation is turning up the heat on Microsoft for extracting heaps and heaps of telemetry and other intelligence from Windows 10 PCs.…

Reddit: Configuring custom Kernel

Saturday 14th of October 2017 06:47:45 PM


I am trying to build and install a custom Kernel from source; however, I want to keep it minimal (Don't want to install or build necessary drivers or modules). how do I know which ones I need and which ones I don't need while configuring the kernel.

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LXer: 5 traits of good systems architecture

Saturday 14th of October 2017 05:50:53 PM
Two books helped me come to some sort of understanding about the art of being an architect. I read them a long time ago, but I still dip into them from time to time: 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know, by Richard Monson-Haefel; and Beautiful Architecture: Leading Thinkers Reveal the Hidden Beauty in Software Design, by Diomidis Spinellis and Georgios more

Reddit: Just switched from Ubuntu to Lubuntu. How do I guarantee there’s nothing leftover from Ubuntu to slow my computer down?

Saturday 14th of October 2017 04:30:11 PM

Just to clarify, I absolutely do not know what I’m doing or how to use Linux at all and everything I do is a disaster.

I inherited a laptop from my sister when mine started failing. Her laptop is from 2010. It had Windows 7 on it, I think?

Anyway, last year I tried partitioning Ubuntu onto it. I did something really wrong because now it boots a weird screen and also I think I deleted windows in the process. Now I only half know how to use my computer.

To make matters worse, my buddy told me that Ubuntu is actually not very light, and therefore not a good install for trying to revive an old machine. So I decided to install lubutu.

When I started I didn’t realize you could just...use the terminal thing to install lubuntu. I did the whole DVD burn thing and I am sitting here with a lubuntu liveCD that as far as I can tell was entirely unnecessary.

Lubuntu is installing now. By using the terminal to install Lubuntu, will any of the “unnecessary” stuff from Ubuntu still be on my machine?

How do I get rid of anything that isn’t part of the Lubuntu package?

I am clueless about all of this what have I done

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Saturday 14th of October 2017 04:13:23 PM

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GNOME: LVFS and Epiphany

  • Richard Hughes: Shaking the tin for LVFS: Asking for donations!
    Nearly 100 million files are downloaded from the LVFS every month, the majority being metadata to know what updates are available. Although each metadata file is very small it still adds up to over 1TB in transfered bytes per month. Amazon has kindly given the LVFS a 2000 USD per year open source grant which more than covers the hosting costs and any test EC2 instances. I really appreciate the donation from Amazon as it allows us to continue to grow, both with the number of Linux clients connecting every hour, and with the number of firmware files hosted. Before the grant sometimes Red Hat would pay the bandwidth bill, and other times it was just paid out my own pocket, so the grant does mean a lot to me. Amazon seemed very friendly towards this kind of open source shared infrastructure, so kudos to them for that. At the moment the secure part of the LVFS is hosted in a dedicated Scaleway instance, so any additional donations would be spent on paying this small bill and perhaps more importantly buying some (2nd hand?) hardware to include as part of our release-time QA checks.
  • Epiphany 3.28 Development Kicks Off With Safe Browsing, Better Flatpak Handling
    Epiphany 3.27.1 was released a short time ago as the first development release of this web-browser for the GNOME 3.28 cycle. For being early in the development cycle there is already a fair number of improvements with Epiphany 3.27.1. Some of the highlights include Google Safe Browsing support, a new address bar dropdown powered by libdazzle, and improvements to the Flatpak support.
  • Safe Browsing in Epiphany
    I am pleased to announce that Epiphany users will now benefit from a safe browsing support which is capable to detect and alert users whenever they are visiting a potential malicious website. This feature will be shipped in GNOME 3.28, but those who don’t wish to wait that long can go ahead and build Epiphany from master to benefit from it. The safe browsing support is enabled by default in Epiphany, but you can always disable it from the preferences dialog by toggling the checkbox under General -> Web Content -> Try to block dangerous websites.

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