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Reddit: Why does the FSF hate os X so much?

Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:43:35 PM

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 3.12.67 LTS Released with Many PowerPC and CIFS Improvements

Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:42:30 PM

Linux kernel maintainer Jiri Slaby announced the release and general availability of the sixty-seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series.

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TuxMachines: Docker 1.13.0 Enters Development, to Add Support for Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 25

Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:41:19 PM

This past weekend, the developers of the popular Docker open-source application container engine have published the first Release Candidate (RC) snapshot of the upcoming Docker 1.13.0 release.

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TuxMachines: SUSE advances its open-source storage system

Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:39:49 PM

Besides announcing its next version of Ceph-powered SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE has bought openATTIC, the open-source Ceph and storage management framework.

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TuxMachines: Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Installer Gets GNU Screen, Linux Kernel 4.7 Support

Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:37:04 PM

Debian developer Cyril Brulebois was pleased to announce this past weekend the release and immediate availability of the eighth Alpha development snapshot of the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" installer.

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TuxMachines: Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Is Getting Ready for Its December Launch, Beta Out Soon

Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:34:58 PM

Earlier today, November 13, 2016, Linux Mint leader Clement Lefebvre published the project's monthly newsletter for the month of November 2016 to emphasize some aspects regarding the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" operating system.

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Reddit: How to have the launcher on different sides of the screen for each monitor

Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:05:03 PM

I currently have a dual monitor setup. On both monitors the launcher is on the left. However, I would like the launcher to be as far apart as possible (left side of the screen for left monitor, right side of screen for right monitor).

Is this doable?

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LXer: Python If Statements

Sunday 13th of November 2016 10:48:36 PM
How can a program make a decision? Can a program choose between two or more options. Actually, it can. This isn't some kind of advanced AI concept, it's just a matter of evaluating whether or not certain conditions have been met and choosing a response.

LinuxToday: 4 Ways to Batch Convert Your PNG to JPG and Vice-Versa

Sunday 13th of November 2016 10:00:00 PM

In computing, Batch processing is the execution of a series of tasks in a program non-interactively.

Reddit: What would your Linux/GNU "tagline" be?

Sunday 13th of November 2016 08:54:51 PM

If Linux and the GNU had a tagline, what would you have it be? My personal favorites are "For a GNU generation" and "For you. For everyone." The former being one I stumbled upon on a forum, and the latter being a reference to how customizable Linux is, and how anyone can use it because of such.

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LXer: Re-Imagining the Container Stack to Optimize Space and Speed

Sunday 13th of November 2016 08:54:14 PM
Graham Whaley, Sr. Software Engineer at Intel, talks about re-imagining the whole container cloud stack with the goal of making a tenfold improvement in performance, during his LinuxCon Europe keynote.

Reddit: Titianfall 2

Sunday 13th of November 2016 08:14:36 PM

Noticed the VR pods that you train with in Titianfall 2 run a flavor of Linux.

Made me happy, that is all.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.9-rc5

Sunday 13th of November 2016 08:12:03 PM

Back to my Sunday schedule, things look fairly normal. Calm first part
of the week, with most fixes coming in towards the end.. I'm used to
it by now.

Things have definitely gotten smaller, so a normal release schedule
(with rc7 being the last one) is still looking possibel despite the
large size of 4.9. But let's see how things work out over the next
couple of weeks. In the meantime, there's a lot of normal fixes in
here, and we just need more testing.

The stats for rc5 look extremely boring (which is a good thing). Two
thirds driver updates, 10% arch updates, 10% filesystems, the rest
"misc". Nothing really stands out, with the possible exception of the
re-enablement of "-Wmaybe-uninitialized" again after Arnd fixed it all

Also: Linux 4.9-rc5 Released, 4.9 On Track For Possible Release In Three Weeks

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Phoronix: Linux 4.9-rc5 Released, 4.9 On Track For Possible Release In Three Weeks

Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:33:44 PM
Linus Torvalds released Linux 4.9-rc5 a few minutes ago as the latest weekly test release of the forthcoming Linux 4.9...

Reddit: Why do I need to use a user agent to watch Netflix on Firefox?

Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:32:57 PM

It doesn't work when my user agent is Linux, but works perfectly when I change it to Windows. Is this some MPAA bullshit?

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