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Slashdot: 5-Year-Old Critical Linux Vulnerability Patched

Monday 26th of December 2016 03:36:18 AM

Phoronix: Awesome 4.0 Window Manager Released

Monday 26th of December 2016 02:55:51 AM
Yet another open-source project pushing out a big release for the holidays is the Awesome Window Manager Framework. Awesome 4.0 was released today with some big changes for this open-source X11/X.Org window manager and incorporates about four years of changes since Awesome 3.5...

Phoronix: Mesa's RADV Vulkan Driver Receives Some Fixes For DOOM

Monday 26th of December 2016 02:37:49 AM
Red Hat developer Dave Airlie spent some of his Christmas committing some fixes to the open-source RADV Radeon Vulkan driver for benefiting id Software's DOOM game with Vulkan renderer...

Reddit: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Awesome WM framework 4.0 has been released

Monday 26th of December 2016 02:36:38 AM

4 years almost day to day after the Awesome framework 3.5 was released, here's 4.0.

Awesome is a window manager framework to build your own shell using some Lua libraries. It can be either minimalist or totally overkill. Nothing is imposed, everything can be changed, be free.

Changelog: https://awesomewm.org/apidoc/documentation/89-NEWS.md.html

Documentation: https://awesomewm.org/apidoc/documentation/03-declarative-layout.md.html

Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/awesomewm/

Screenshot: https://awesomewm.org/images/screen.png http://imgur.com/I7eL5it http://imgur.com/a/thZiW https://s15.postimg.org/xo9zg2vzf/pick4.png

  • Already available for Arch using the awesome-luajit-git from AUR. The build script is able to generate .deb and rpm for their respective distributions.
  • Existing users should port their configs to the new APIs when they wish to upgrade. See the porting guide
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Reddit: (x-post) help please

Monday 26th of December 2016 02:30:27 AM

Reddit: Oh no :( my sound won't work :(

Monday 26th of December 2016 02:02:07 AM

So I installed Ubuntu Linux (16.04) for the first time on my brand new laptop hoping it would work great and I find out the sound doesn't work :(. I'm sorry to be a bother and all I'm new to Linux so I was hoping someone could give me a hand with this! My computer is the new Dell Xps 13 if that helps any and I installed Ubuntu from a live USB.

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Phoronix: Linux 4.10-rc1 Kernel Released As A Christmas Present From Torvalds

Monday 26th of December 2016 12:44:35 AM
The merge window is over and the first release candidate to Linux 4.10 is now available for testing...

Reddit: New linux user

Monday 26th of December 2016 12:24:45 AM

Hello, I'm confused between ubuntu and linux mint in picking my distro after researching on google. I've never operated on linux before and would like to get it for further CS classes of mine. Could any of the users tell me which one of the two I should get and why? Any help is appreciated

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Reddit: What research is done on linux itself?

Monday 26th of December 2016 12:16:39 AM

Hello

I would like to know what actual research is being done on the os linux itself by the people who develop it? What state of the art are they trying to reach?

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Reddit: What do you call a fish with no eyes?

Sunday 25th of December 2016 11:40:11 PM

a FSH

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Reddit: What makes Red Hat the king of Linux?

Sunday 25th of December 2016 10:46:35 PM

LXer: Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans

Sunday 25th of December 2016 10:39:04 PM
A list of suggested Linux related gifts for Christmas.

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