I will soon be purchasing a new laptop. It is not something I do often, so I am a bit out of the loop on the best practices for setting up dual booting. My current computer was an absolute pain to try an get properly dual booting without removing the ms windows that shipped with it (the only recover option was to rewrite the entire hdd back to factory restored. )
When I get my new laptop, I'd like to avoid this pain as much as possible.
Any tips on how to set up dual booting while keeping the copy of windows(8) I just paid for?
Thanks!submitted by _polarbear
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Title says it all. I just built a new computer and got Linux Mint 17 with Cinamon, but have had random crashes with Cinnamon. How would one install MATE instead?
EDIT Disregard, after a bit more googling I found it :D
How I did it:
sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate
Once that is done downloading, logout and switch the session from Cinnamon to MATE (Clicking the Lambda)
EDIT2 YIKES! This is much faster than Cinnamon!submitted by jake_the_ace321
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A new release is out for BlueZ, the Linux Bluetooth stack, with the developers continuing to work on the same theme of the past few months of adding Android features for BlueZ.
This week's BlueZ 5.21 release adds support for the following features from Android: Scan Parameters, Device Information, and Health Device. BlueZ 5.21 also adds a kernel background auto-connection feature, support for storing/loading connection parameters, and also boasts a couple fixes over BlueZ 5.20.
If you're like me, you may not have heard much about Corebird, a native GTK+3 Twitter client. Which is a bit surprising really, as Corebird is a very nice and stable application that holds it's own with any of the other clients out there and deserves more love.
A new Linux distribution under development is among the latest dreaming of commercial success in hopes of finally conquering the Linux desktop and having their OS pre-installed on systems being sold in brick and mortar stores.
The project's founder, Andrew Bernstein, wrote into Phoronix this morning to share Operating System U. The short story is that he and a handful of other developers want to create "the ultimate operating system" built for the user. Operating System U is to be based off Arch Linux, run a modified version of the MATE Desktop Environment, and will use Wayland in place of the X.Org Server. Operating System U also plans to modify the MATE Desktop to make it better while also developing a new component they call Startlight, which pairs the Windows Start Button with Apple's Spotlight.
The Wine development release 1.7.21 is now available.
What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Support for critical sections in the C runtime.
- Unicode data updated to Unicode 7.0.
- Support for interlaced PNG encoding.
- Initial stub for the Packager library.
- Various bug fixes.
I bought an MBA in March of 2013. It has a 256gb SSD, 8gb of RAM, a 2GHz i7, and an Intel HD 4000 graphics card. I used to dual boot linux Slackware on all of my PCs when I was younger and I'd like to get some version of linux on this mac too (does not need to be slackware). I tried Ubuntu and Mint most recently but ran into serious issues connecting to my bluetooth peripherals. This is kind of a deal breaker because of the way my desk is set up at home.
Does anyone have suggestions on a good distro to try out for a Mac with my specs? Perhaps there is something glaringly obvious that was wrong with my bluetooth setup (it constantly searched for devices and didn't find any).
If there is a better sub for the please point me in the right direction. Thanks!submitted by dunnowins
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At the end of April LGP was migrating servers and expected to "keep downtime to an absolute minimum" while more than two months later the once leading Linux game publishing company remains offline.
It's been more than two months now that LinuxGamePublishing.com has gone dark and no status about their game DRM copy-protection servers. There's also been no new updates via their Facebook page when mentioning, "As part of improving our infrastructure and leading towards some exciting new developments LGP will be migrating hosts and servers over the next few days. We will, of course, attempt to keep downtime to an absolute minimum but there will be downtime. The absolute priority must be our game servers so that everyone can continue playing games. These will be up on the new platform first, followed by the website and other services." I've also received no updates via email.
The Cutelyst 0.2 release that happened today is more real-world-ready. This release features framework documentation at Cutelyst.org, a WordPress-like blog has been written using Cutelyst as an example app, API updates, and a variety of other changes.