Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linuxinsight

Syndicate content
LinuxInsight - aggregated feeds
Updated: 1 hour 8 min ago

LinuxToday: Google Assistant SDK preview brings voice agent to the Raspberry Pi

Friday 28th of April 2017 08:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK thats designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3.

Phoronix: Wine 2.7 Has HiDPI Improvements, Direct3D 11 Shader Work

Friday 28th of April 2017 07:57:41 PM
Wine 2.7 has been released as the newest bi-weekly development release of Wine...

LXer: Cross-platform development with Python and BeeWare

Friday 28th of April 2017 06:59:44 PM
If you want to develop for Android, you have to use Java. If you want to develop for iOS, you have to use Objective C. And if you want to develop for the web, you have to use JavaScript. Right?These may be the preferred languages for these platforms, but at the end of the day, mobile phones and web browsers are computing platforms, and with a little work, you can use any language you want. With the BeeWare suite of libraries and bridges, you can use just Python. And, you can use the same code to deploy on all these platforms.read more

Phoronix: Windows 10 Creators WSL vs. Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 17.04

Friday 28th of April 2017 06:41:09 PM
Windows 10 Creators Update was released earlier this month by Microsoft as the latest installment to Windows 10. Since it's been a few months since last benchmarking the "Windows Subsystem for Linux" (WSL), a.k.a. "Bash for Windows", here are some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu atop Windows 10 Creators Update vs. Intel's Clear Linux vs. Ubuntu 17.04.

TuxMachines: Canonical Releases Snapd 2.25 Snappy Daemon for Ubuntu Linux, Here Is What's New

Friday 28th of April 2017 06:38:04 PM

Canonical's Snappy team, through Michael Vogt, announced today, April 28, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the Snapd 2.25 Snappy daemon for all supported Ubuntu Linux OSes, as well as other GNU/Linux distributions.

read more

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Devs Work on Rebasing Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) to Linux Kernel 4.11

Friday 28th of April 2017 06:36:30 PM

It looks like the Ubuntu Kernel team is back at work after taking a short break, and they recently published another installation of their bi-weekly newsletter to inform the Ubuntu Linux community about what to expect in the coming weeks.

read more

TuxMachines: Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State

Friday 28th of April 2017 06:33:20 PM

A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.”

Samata Ullah, 34, who also used voice modulation software to disguise his thick Welsh accent while making instructional videos about encryption, pleaded guilty to five terrorism charges at Cardiff Crown Court. He was due to be sentenced Friday afternoon.

read more

Reddit: This is great

Friday 28th of April 2017 06:16:39 PM

Reddit: Wine 2.7 Released

Friday 28th of April 2017 05:55:12 PM

LXer: Surveying Linux system update and integrity protection schemes

Friday 28th of April 2017 05:45:23 PM
At ELC 2017, Intel’s Patrick Ohly explores the pros and cons of system update mechanisms and integrity protection schemes for Yocto Project. Given the increasing malware attacks against Linux-based IoT devices, there is growing interest in integrity protection schemes, as well as system update mechanisms that support over-the-air (OTA) field upgrades. At the recent Embedded […]

Reddit: Defending copyleft [LWN.net]

Friday 28th of April 2017 05:23:28 PM

LXer: Pinebook - 1st Review

Friday 28th of April 2017 04:31:03 PM
So I got the Pinebook 11 inch with arm 64 bits.....

TuxMachines: Linux, Graphics, and Linux Foundation

Friday 28th of April 2017 04:01:49 PM

read more

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Debian and Ubuntu

Friday 28th of April 2017 04:01:05 PM
  • CD/DVD Image Changes For The Upcoming Debian 9.0 Release

    With Debian 9.0 not being far away from releasing, the Debian CD Images Team has issued an update over their fundamental changes happening for this "Stretch" cycle.

  • The System76 'Galago Pro' laptop looks fantastic, $50 off for a few more days

    The Galago Pro looks like an incredibly stylish device ready for the masses with a slick aluminium casing, instead of the always cheap feeling plastic cases most tend to come with. It's slim, but best of all incredibly light for such a device at 1.3kg (2.87 lbs).

    It comes with Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS or Ubuntu 17.04, a speedy 7th Gen Intel in either an i5 7200U or i7 7500U and Intel® HD Graphics 620.

  • Download Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds

    The release schedule for Ubuntu 17.10 has been announced, and you can now download the daily build ISO images as well. Daily builds can be useful to watch the progress of Ubuntu 17.10, but are not recommended for normal usage due to possible bugs and changes.

read more

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 28th of April 2017 04:00:17 PM
  • GJS: What’s next?

    In my last post, I went into detail about all the new stuff that GJS brought to GNOME 3.24. Now, it’s time to talk about the near future: what GJS will bring to GNOME 3.26.

  • Sending SMS from Linux Just Got Easier with Latest Indicator KDE Connect Update

    Indicator KDE Connect now has Google Contacts integration, making it even easier to send text messages from the Linux desktop.

  • Cumulus Qt is a Lightweight Weather App for Linux

    Cumulus Qt is a Qt weather app for the Linux desktop. It's lightweight, has a bold, striking design inspired by Stormcloud, and is very customisable.

  • Vivaldi 1.10 Browser Now in Development, Will Introduce Docked Developer Tools

    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard just informed us a few moments ago that Vivaldi 1.10 will be the next major version of the free and cross-platform web browser based on the latest Chromium technologies, not Vivaldi 2.0 as many of you have hoped.

    Vivaldi 1.9 just hit the streets the other day as world's first web browser to ship with the Ecosia search engine enabled by default to help reforest the plane, and it now looks like Vivaldi's devs never sleep, and development of Vivaldi 1.10 starts today with the first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.10.829.3, which introduces a long-anticipated feature: Docked Developer Tools!

read more

TuxMachines: Fedora: The Latest (Flatpak, Wallpapers, and PHP)

Friday 28th of April 2017 03:57:57 PM
  • Flatpak and Snaps aren't destined for graveyard of failed Linux tech yet

    The world of Linux has long been divided into tribes, or distros as we called them. But what actually makes a distro? The packages it uses? The people who put those packages together? The philosophy behind the choices the people who put the packages together make? The question of what makes a distro is actually very difficult on to answer and it's about to get even more difficult.

    There's a change coming to the world of Linux that's potentially big enough to make us rethink what a distro is and how it works. That change is Ubuntu's Snap packages and the parallel effort dubbed Flatpaks.

    While these two projects differ in the details, for the purposes of this article I'll consider them the same thing and use the terms interchangeably.

  • Need a New Wallpaper? Fedora 26 Has You Covered!

    Fedora 26 will ship with a stunning set of community-contributed wallpapers, and as ever, the standard of entries in the contest is incredibly high.

  • Fedora 26 will look awesome with supplemental wallpapers
  • PHP version 7.0.19RC1 and 7.1.5RC1

read more

More in Tux Machines

QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop

  • QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop
    While QNX remains targeted as an operating system for mobile/embedded solutions, a BlackBerry developer in his spare time has fitted QNX 7 with a Qt5 desktop. QNX 6 and prior had a desktop option, but was removed in QNX 7, which was released this past March. QNX 7.0 also brought support for 64-bit (and maintaining 32-bit) Intel x86 and ARM platforms along with C++14 support. For those wanting to experiment with QNX 7, a BlackBerry kernel developer has been working on making this operating system more desktop friendly.
  • Building a BlackBerry QNX 7 Desktop
    Having Qt allowed me to port one of my favourite applications, SpeedCrunch. It was a simple matter of running ‘qmake’ followed by ‘make’. Next, I ported the QTermWidget library so that I could have terminal windows.

Kernel Space/Linux

  • Kernel explained
  • [Older] [Video] Audio on Linux: The End of a Golden Age?
  • State of Sway April 2017
    Development on Sway continues. I thought we would have slowed down a lot more by now, but every release still comes with new features - Sway 0.12 added redshift support and binary space partitioning layouts. Sway 0.13.0 is coming soon and includes, among other things, nvidia proprietary driver support. We already have some interesting features slated for Sway 0.14.0, too! Today Sway has 21,446 lines of C (and 4,261 lines of header files) written by 81 authors across 2,263 commits. These were written through 653 pull requests and 529 issues. Sway packages are available today in the official repos of pretty much every distribution except for Debian derivatives, and a PPA is available for those guys.

Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).

today's howtos