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Phoronix: Jolla Still Working On Open-Sourcing More Of Sailfish OS, Including UI/Apps

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 11:01:31 AM
Many Phoronix readers and open-source enthusiasts have complained when hearing of Jolla's Sailfish OS that this Linux-based smartphone OS isn't fully-open and the company hadn't delivered on its promises to open-source more of it, including its user-interface and apps. According to their CEO, that's still looking to happen...

TuxMachines: Linux Graphics

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:21:04 AM
  • The Debate Over GLVND In Fedora 25 Is Still Going On

    The roll-out of GLVND support in Mesa as a Fedora 25 update was arguably botched, but it's an important feature and is still being discussed.

    For those that haven't been reading Phoronix the past few years, GLVND is the OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch Library and is a NVIDIA-backed effort but with support from the upstream Mesa community for basically forming a new "Linux OpenGL ABI," as it's been referred to as over the years. Working to address the situation of different drivers competing for the, and when installing NVIDIA/AMDGPU-PRO drivers currently, they clash with the current OpenGL library. This new 'Linux OpenGL ABI' takes care of it in simple terms by postfixing the driver's name to each supplied libGL so they can happily co-exist on the same file-system while the central (GLVND-supplied) effectively works as a dispatcher so applications/games end up using the right driver. It's roughly along the lines of how OpenCL and Vulkan drivers are implemented, but sadly it's taken many years to improve the situation for OpenGL drivers on Linux.

  • RADV Fast Clears Land In Mesa Git, Fresh Vulkan Linux Benchmarks Imminent

    As a quick update to yesterday's article about RADV fast clears by default was being proposed, that change-over just happened in Mesa 17.1-devel Git.

  • Wayland 1.13 Beta Released

    Bryce Harrington at Samsung's Open-Source Group has announced the release of the Wayland 1.13 beta.

  • Mesa 17 3D Graphics Library Could Land By the End of the Week, RC3 Is Out Now

    Collabora's Emil Velikov announced the availability of the third RC (Release Candidate) development snapshot of the upcoming Mesa 17.0.0 3D Graphics Library for GNU/Linux distributions.

    The Mesa 17.0.0 RC3 milestone comes two weeks after the release of the second RC build, and it brings numerous improvements across all the supported graphics drivers included in the stack. According to the release notes, a total of 66 changes have been implemented in this third, and probably the last Release Candidate.

  • Apple Proposing A New, Lower-Level Graphics API For The Web

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TuxMachines: Solus 2017.01.01.0: Impressive newcomer

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:11:41 AM

Solus is an independent Linux distribution where the rising Budgie desktop was born. Despite the fact it is relatively a new Linux distribution, Solus brings many stunning features. The most interesting feature is, of course, the superstar Budgie desktop that has catalyzed another important project called Ubuntu Budgie. The newest version of Solus, Solus 2017.01.01.0, was released on January 2017 and offers us plenty of new and interesting things to look around.

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TuxMachines: MX-16 Xfce: very close to the ideal

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:09:18 AM

The MX Linux distribution is a relatively new name in the Linux world. However, its predecessors MEPIS and antiX were both popular some time ago. I even reviewed SimplyMEPIS 11.0 KDE back in 2012.

I am not very sure what MX means. Is it a reference to Mexico? Or to Moto-cross? Of just a hybrid of Mepis and antiX? You can comment your ideas below.

Debian Stable is the backbone of this distribution. It is Debian 8 Jessie version that was used as a base for the latest MX release.

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TuxMachines: ‘Open Source’ Is Now a Word?

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:07:03 AM

“Open source” is now officially a word according to Merriam-Webster, according to my good friends at Ars Technica. Actually, I don’t know anybody at Ars Technica, but whenever you’re stealing news from another news source, you’re traditionally allowed to refer to everyone who works there as “my good friends.” The theory is that if they think you’re a friend of theirs, they won’t sue you.

I say “according to Ars” because I can’t find proof anywhere that “open source” was indeed just added to the dictionary, as it’s not included as an example in the article my good friends at Merriam-Webster posted announcing the introduction of 1,000 new words on Tuesday. Or, if it’s there, the “find” function on my browser couldn’t find it, which would be really strange since the browser is designed and built by my good friends at Google.

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TuxMachines: Which Linux Operating Systems We Use and Why

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:01:19 AM

We really want you to start using Linux. But as there are so many Linux operating systems to choose from, some of which we’ve featured here, it can be tricky to decide which one to get started with.

Which is most productive? What about games? Should you choose a Linux distro that focuses on media production? What about programming? Or is there one that covers all bases?

In the end, it comes down to personal preference, but if you’re looking for a recommendation, the MakeUseOf Linux contributors all run Linux either as their main OS or as a dual-boot alternative. While we already have a list of the top Linux distros, here you can see which Linux operating systems we’re actually using in 2017.

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TuxMachines: Best Distros, openSUSE Whoops, Debian 9 One Step Closer

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:54:03 AM

In the latest Linux news, the got hacked and displayed "KurDish HaCk3rS WaS Here" for a while Monday and while the site has been restored, no comment on the hack has been issued. Elsewhere, Debian 9.0 has entered its final freeze in the last steps in preparations for release. FOSS Force has named their winner for top distro of 2016 and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his picks for the best for 2017. Blogger DarkDuck said MX-16 Xfce is "very close to the ideal" and Alwan Rosyidi found Solus OS is giving Elementary OS a run for its money.'s Michael Larabel explained why he uses Fedora and Jeremy Garcia announced the winners of the 2016 Members Choice Awards.

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Reddit: Hitman Comes to Linux February 16th

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:50:04 AM

LXer: MX-16 Xfce: very close to the ideal

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 09:48:21 AM
The MX Linux distribution is a relatively new name in the Linux world. However, its predecessors MEPIS and antiX were both popular some time ago. Debian Stable is the backbone of this distribution. It is Debian 8 Jessie version that was used as a base for the latest MX release.

LXer: How to Install Firefox Developer Edition in Linux

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 08:39:43 AM
While the Firefox developer edition is available for Linux, its installation is not as straightforward. Here’s how to install Firefox Developer edition in Linux.

LXer: Running Linux on Tiny Peripherals

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:31:06 AM
It seems like every day new IoT devices with a very limited amount of RAM and storage space are appearing in homes, gardens, businesses, labs, and elsewhere. This includes things like heart rate monitors, thermometers, home automation components, and other devices that only need to perform small, limited tasks.

LXer: New CloudLinux 7 Kernel Released to Beta with Fix for "Kernel Panic" Issue, More

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 06:22:29 AM
CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi is announcing the availability of an updated kernel version in the Beta repositories of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based CloudLinux 7 operating system.

Reddit: Why do you choose Linux over some other unix-like OS?

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 06:03:17 AM

None of the BSDs have GPU drivers for my laptop, so I'm on Debian 9 right now. What's your main reason for choosing a Linux distribution for your OS?

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Reddit: Laptop keeps locking on it's own and making me sign in to my account again

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 05:27:41 AM

Hey everyone, I was hoping if you guys would be able to help me out.

I know nothing about Linux and never used it before but I bought three Thinkpads loaded with Linux Mint a few weeks ago. I have been using them to watch videos on websites like EarnHoney.

Anyways, so I'm having a problem where the laptops, with the lid left open and everything, keep randomly locking out of the user and going back to the screen where I have to log into my account.

I made sure to go to the power options and make sure it's set to never turn off the display or never sleep or never lock out or anything but it keeps doing it.

I tried googling and found this which told me to put "sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" in the terminal.

It seems to have fixed the issue so far for 2/3 of my laptops, any suggestions for the 3rd?

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LXer: 5 Open Source Software Defined Networking Projects to Know

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 05:13:52 AM
Throughout 2016, Software Defined Networking (SDN) continued to rapidly evolve and gain maturity. We are now beyond the conceptual phase of open source networking, and the companies that were assessing the potential of these projects two years ago have begun enterprise deployments. As has been predicted for several years, SDN is beginning to redefine corporate networking.

Reddit: PUTTY help with gawk and awk.

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 04:05:44 AM

Hey everyone, First time in r/Linux. I am taking a Linux/Unix intro class but my teacher is throwing us right into it. We are using PuTTy right now and are dealing with AWK and GAWK this week. I'm having a hard time understanding the assignment. Is there anyone that could break down how it works? I can show you the assignment to clarify the context. Also if there's a better sub to ask this question in that works too. Any help is appreciated Thanks!

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LXer: How to Manage the Security Vulnerabilities of Your Open Source Product

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 04:05:15 AM
The security vulnerabilities that you need to consider when developing open source software can be overwhelming. Common Vulnerability Enumeration (CVE) IDs, zero-day, and other vulnerabilities are seemingly announced every day. With this flood of information, how can you stay up to date?

Reddit: Is there a way to get a list of ALL linux distros?

Wednesday 8th of February 2017 04:04:45 AM

My google-fu has failed me.

I know about DistroWatch and I see that I can browse distros, search, etc. What I want is a list of all Linux distros + torrent/dl information. I'm making a seeding rig and I'd like to seed every single Linux distro I can get my hands on.

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