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Phoronix: Mesa 13.0.4 Released While Waiting For Mesa 17.0

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:33:42 AM
Mesa 13.0.4 was released today by Collabora's Emil Velikov while the Mesa 17.0 debut is still on track for later this month...

LXer: Protecting Your Privacy With Firefox on Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:25:00 AM
Privacy and security are becoming increasingly important topics. Though it's impossible to be 100% secure, there are measures that you can take, especially on Linux, to help defend your online privacy and security when browsing the web.

Phoronix: Mesa's Intel Vulkan Driver Now Builds On Android

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:21:38 AM
Mesa's "ANV" Intel Vulkan driver can now be built for Android...

Phoronix: Chrome/Chromium's EXO Now Supports Hardware Cursors

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:14:41 AM
Thanks to David Reveman, there is now hardware cursor support for EXO...

Phoronix: MythTV 0.28.1 Released

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:08:11 AM
MythTV 0.28 was released nearly one year ago while today we have the first point release for this once very active open-source DVR/PVR software for HTPCs...

TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:05:47 AM

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Reddit: MythTV 0.28.1 Released

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 11:05:39 AM

TuxMachines: Dedicated engineering team in South Africa deploys open source tools, save lives

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 10:07:54 AM

In 2006, a groundbreaking TED talk used statistics to reveal surprising insights about the developing world, including how many people in South Africa have HIV despite free and available anti-retroviral drugs.

Gustav Praekelt, founder of, heard this TED talk and began tenaciously calling a local hospital to convince them to start an SMS program that would promote anti-retrovirals. The program that resulted from those calls became txtAlert—a successful and widely recognized mobile health program that dramatically improves medical appointment adherence and creates a free channel for patients to communicate with the hospital.

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TuxMachines: KDE Plasma 5.9 Released, 5.10 Previewed; Steam Machines RIP

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 10:00:12 AM

Jonathan Riddell announced for the KDE team the arrival of Plasma 5.9, the next big update to the desktop family. This release brings some new features such as Global Menus and a new network configuration module. And if that wasn't enough KDE for you, Eike Hein blogged of some of the goodies being cooked up for 5.10. The Register reported on a bug in Cryptkeeper that triggered its removal from Debian, other distros are waiting for upstream fixes. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said Linux is the right choice for those who appreciate a modicum of privacy and Mairin Duffy said today to come join in the Fedora IRC chats.

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TuxMachines: Fedora 26 Linux to Ship with GNOME 3.24 Desktop, Support Creation of LVM RAID

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:50:58 AM

The last day of January 2017 was an important date for Fedora 26 Linux's development cycle as it meant the deadline for submitting proposals for system-wide changes was reached.

So we can't help but notice that multiple such system-wide change proposals for the upcoming Fedora 26 operating system appeared on the Fedora Project mailing list, informing us about some of the most excinting new features coming this summer to Fedora Linux users.

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TuxMachines: KDE Plasma 5.10 Desktop and 5.9 Release

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:47:39 AM
  • KDE Plasma 5.10 Desktop to Add Spring-Loading Functionality in Folder View, More

    With KDE Plasma 5.9 out the door, the KDE development team can now concentrate on adding new features or improving existing ones for the next major version of the KDE desktop environment.

    We all know how much work was done during the short development cycle of the KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop, but KDE developer Eike Hein reports today on some of the hottest new features coming to the next KDE Plasma iteration.

    Spring-loading in Folder View is one of them, and will allow KDE Plasma users to navigate folders just by hovering with the mouse cursor above them during drag and drop. Check out the image and video attached below to see the functionality in action.

  • Where To Download The (Gorgeous) KDE Plasma 5.9 Wallpaper
  • KDE Plasma 5.9 released

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TuxMachines: Pyston 0.6.1

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:33:29 AM
  • Pyston 0.6.1 released, and future plans

    Hello all, we’re happy to release Pyston version 0.6.1, the latest version of our high-performance Python JIT. v0.6.1 contains performance enhancements over 0.6, bringing Pyston to 95% faster than CPython on standard benchmarks.

  • Pyston Now 95% Faster Than CPython, But Dropbox Just Stopped Supporting It

    Back in 2014 Dropbox announced the Pyston project as an open-source JIT compiler to Python focusing upon maximum performance. With this newest Pyston release (v0.6.1) they are now 95% faster than CPython, but Dropbox is ending their involvement in the project.

    Pyston will remain open-source, but this is the last release Dropbox is sponsoring and their involved developers are moving on to other projects.

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Reddit: What are twe two parts of Linux??

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:16:48 AM

I have to do a work in school and my teacher is asking me: "Linux is made by two parts. what parts? And what is the last version of Kernel?"

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LXer: 5 of the Best Ebook Readers for Linux Users

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:07:46 AM
More and more ebooks are starting to replace physical books. Here are some of the best ebook readers for Linux that you can use. Check them out!

TuxMachines: HPI's Latest Thin Clients Include a Linux Version

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 09:02:53 AM

The HP mt20 also offers a battery designed for daylong work to go with a pre-installed Linux-based OS. This thin client features the Intel Celeron 3865 Processor (1.8 GHz dual core) with Intel HD Graphics. Other operating systems available include HP ThinPro/Smart Zero Core and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Thin Clients.

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TuxMachines: If you want privacy you need to run Linux

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 08:59:16 AM

I recently bashed Windows for being too darn snoopy, but you know what? It’s not just Windows. Ever since Yosemite came out, Apple’s macOS has been just as untrustworthy. As for Chrome OS, Android and iOS, come on! They’re all built around cloud services; by design, they share everything you do with third-party services. What’s the answer? Desktop Linux.

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Reddit: How To Install Linux Step-By-Step For Beginners

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 08:03:38 AM

there is 2 ways for you to install Linux

First way is to download the Linux distribution you want and burn it on a dvd or usb stick and boot your machine with it and complete the installation process

Second way is to install it virtually on a virtual machine like virtualbox or vmware and continue working on your windows or mac system without rebooting so your linux system will be contained on a window you can minimize it and continue working on your system.

follow the steps and tell me if something wrong you face will be happy with any question

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LXer: LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon Come to China for the First Time in 2017

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:59:09 AM
The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting the adoption of the latest Linux and Open Source technologies, is announcing the upcoming schedule for LinuxCon, CloudOpen, and ContainerCon conferences.

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New GNU/Linux Releases: TheSSS, Arkas OS, Black Lab, and Parrot

  • The Smallest Server Suite Gets Special Edition with PHP 7.0.15, Apache 2.4.25
    4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of a special edition of the TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) Live Linux operating system. Carrying the same version number as the original TheSSS release, namely 21.0, and dubbed TheSSS7, the new flavor ships with more recent PHP packages from the 7.0.x series. Specifically, TheSSS7 includes PHP 7.0.15, while TheSSS comes with PHP 5.6.30.
  • Descent OS Is Dead, Arkas OS Takes Its Place and It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Some of you out there might remember the Descent OS distro created by Brian Manderville and based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, and today we have some bad news for them as the development is now officially closed. Descent OS first appeared in February 2012 as a lightweight Ubuntu derivative built around the GNOME 2 desktop environment. Back then, it was known as Descent|OS, and was quite actively developed with new features and components borrowed from the latest Ubuntu releases.
  • Black Lab Linux 8.1 Out Now with LibreOffice 5.3, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today by the Black Lab Software project about the general availability of the first point release to the Black Lab Linux 8.0 operating system series. Serving as a base release to the company's enterprise offerings and equipped with all the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Linux 8.1 comes with up-to-date components and the latest security patches ported from Ubuntu's repositories as of February 15, 2017. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.1. Our first incremental release to the 8.0 series. In this release we have brought all security updates up to Feb 15, 2017, as well as application updates," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software.
  • Parrot 3.5 – Call For Betatesters
    We did our best to prepare these preview images including all the updates and the new features introduced since the last release, but now we need your help to understand how to make it even better, and of course we need your help to understand if there is something that doesn’t work as expected or something that absolutely needs to be included in the final release.

Linux and Graphics

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It
    Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines. Linux 4.10 is now the most advanced kernel branch for all Linux-based operating systems, and brings many exciting new features like virtual GPU support, better writeback management, eBPF hooks for cgroups, as well as Intel Cache Allocation Technology support for the L2/L3 caches of Intel processors.
  • Wacom's Intuos Pro To Be Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel
    Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle.
  • Mesa 13.0.5 Released for Linux Gamers with over 70 Improvements, Bug Fixes
    We reported the other day that Mesa 13.0.5 3D Graphics Library will be released this week, and it looks like Collabora's Emil Velikov announced it earlier this morning for all Linux gamers. Mesa 13.0.5 is a maintenance update to the Mesa 13.0 stable series of the open source graphics stack used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux distributions, providing gamers with powerful drivers for their AMD Radeon, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs. It comes approximately three weeks after the Mesa 13.0.4 update.
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Interview: Thomas Weissel Installing Plasma in Austrian Schools

With Plasma 5 having reached maturity for widespread use we are starting to see rollouts of it in large environments. Dot News interviewed the admin behind one such rollout in Austrian schools. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.