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LXer: Is Linux a Threat to Windows? Not According to These Stats

Monday 5th of September 2016 07:08:53 PM
They say Linux is the best alternative to Windows for a number of reasons, and it’s no secret that there are plenty of users who actually jumped ship and went the open-source way just because of that.

TuxMachines: Security News

Monday 5th of September 2016 07:01:16 PM

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TuxMachines: The September 2016 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

Monday 5th of September 2016 06:54:27 PM

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the September 2016 issue. With the exception of a brief period in 2009, The PCLinuxOS Magazine has been published on a monthly basis since September, 2006. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community.

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TuxMachines: Samsung Gear S3 is the latest Tizen Smartwatch

Monday 5th of September 2016 06:27:06 PM

It seems forever since we have been waiting for the next Samsung Tizen based smartwatch to be released, and the good news is that it was launched at a special event that was held last week at the Tempodrom arena in Germany. As expected the Gear S3 retains many of the same characteristics of its predecessor, the Gear S2, as we have the same round face and rotating bezel which seems a winning combination for Samsung.

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LXer: 7 tips for learning how to give a technical talk

Monday 5th of September 2016 06:01:09 PM
Hack-A-Week is an event my team at Red Hat runs every year to encourage innovation. During that week engineers can work on any project they choose. After the week is over, each engineer gives a short presentation on what they worked on. Some examples are:read more

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Monday 5th of September 2016 05:29:22 PM
  • Adobe Returns To Updating NPAPI/Linux Flash Player

    Adobe stopped updating its NPAPI-based Linux Flash Player four years ago and planned to stop supporting it entirely in 2017, but now the company has backtracked on those steps with a commitment to regularly update their NPAPI and PPAPI versions of the Flash Player for Linux.

  • Wine 1.9.18 Improves Support for No Man's Sky, Fallout 4 & Microsoft Office 2010
  • Qt 5.8 Alpha released

    I’m happy to let you know that we have now reached our first milestone towards the release of Qt 5.8. The Alpha version of Qt 5.8 is now ready, and can be downloaded from or your Qt Account. As a new minor release, Qt 5.8 comes with a lot of new features as well as many bug fixes and improvements. We’ll go through all the new features in more detail as we get closer to the release. For now, let me just mention some of the biggest changes.

  • Qt 5.8 Alpha Released With New Graphics Architecture, Qt Lite

    Last week's Qt 5.8 Alpha preliminary packages have now been promoted to being the official alpha packages for this next major version of the Qt5 tool-kit.

  • Retweet 0.9: Automatically retweet & like

    Retweet 0.9, a self-hosted Python app to automatically retweet and like tweets from another user-defined Twitter account, was released this September, 2nd.

  • Rcpp 0.12.7: More updates

    The seventh update in the 0.12.* series of Rcpp just arrived on the CRAN network for GNU R as well as in Debian. This 0.12.7 release follows the 0.12.0 release from late July, the 0.12.1 release in September, the 0.12.2 release in November, the 0.12.3 release in January, the 0.12.4 release in March, the 0.12.5 release in May, and the 0.12.6 release in July --- making it the eleventh release at the steady bi-montly release frequency. Keeping with the established pattern, this is again more of a maintenance release which addresses small bugs, nuisances or documentation issues without adding any major new features. One issue that got to a few people was our casual use of NORET in the definition of Rcpp::stop(). We had (ahem) overlooked that NORET is only defined by R 3.2.0 or later, and several folks trying to build on older releases of R (why?) got bitten. Well, at least we have a new record for most frequently reported bug ... Kidding aside, this is now fixed.

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TuxMachines: Fedora 26 Is Scheduled To Be Released In Early June

Monday 5th of September 2016 05:26:24 PM

Fedora 26 was originally talked about for a May release, but the schedule approved Friday by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee puts it for an early June debut.

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LXer: KDE Talk Videos from QtCon

Monday 5th of September 2016 05:03:58 PM
QtCon talks are over, and today we start the discussion groups and hacking sessions to plan out work on the KDE community's projects over the coming year. If you want to learn what's going on in KDE technologies and community you can spend some time watching over the videos from the QtCon KDE talks.

Phoronix: GCC Might Finally Drop The GNU Compiler For Java (GCJ)

Monday 5th of September 2016 04:28:58 PM
The GNU Compiler for Java (GCJ) while made a lot of progress in its early years as a free software Java compiler, in recent years it's basically been in maintenance mode and might now be removed entirely from GCC...

LXer: An Introduction to Vivaldi Browser on Linux

Monday 5th of September 2016 04:06:47 PM
Vivaldi is a new browser that was initially released only about seven months ago and has gained very high popularity since then. The software is of freeware type with many open-source components, and it was created by former Opera employees who wanted to express their opposition to the direction that Opera browser was heading to.

Reddit: Beta News – Flash Player NPAPI for Linux

Monday 5th of September 2016 03:21:23 PM

Phoronix: Mesa 12.0.2 Released, Fixes For Intel Vulkan Driver, Wayland-EGL Crashes

Monday 5th of September 2016 03:18:02 PM
The long-awaited Mesa point release update to Mesa 12 is now available with a variety of fixes for these open-source graphics drivers...

LXer: Torvalds at LinuxCon Part II: Fragmentation and the GPL

Monday 5th of September 2016 03:09:36 PM
“I suspect a lot of developers really don’t like each other,” he continued, “but quite often, even if there’s not a lot of happy love feelings, I get the feeling there’s a lot of respect for the technical side and things are working very well — in ways that things have not always worked.”

Phoronix: AMDGPU Southern Islands Support Added To Mesa's DRM Library

Monday 5th of September 2016 03:07:10 PM
Following the AMDGPU SI / GCN 1.0 support hitting Mesa, the libdrm changes for AMD Southern Islands support has also landed...

Phoronix: Mageia To Offer DNF, But Will Keep Using URPMI By Default

Monday 5th of September 2016 02:57:23 PM
The RPM-based Mageia Linux distribution has decided to offer Fedora's DNF forked version of Yum in their next major release...

LXer: Openwords generates education resources for large and small languages

Monday 5th of September 2016 02:12:25 PM
What is Openwords? Openwords is several things. It is an open source foreign language learning app. It is a customizable lesson builder for teachers. It is a social more

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A short critique of Stallmanism

I like Stallman and tend to agree with him often: regarding software, or other politics. This article tries to constructively criticize some parts of the free software movement's ideology, which I collectively refer to as "Stallmanism" (only as pun). It is not an attempt at a personal attack on Stallman, and by reading further you will probably see my politics are very far from that: I coined the term Stallmanism simply because he is at the center of the movement and himself a primary source of the ideas I am critiquing. Read more

Google may unveil merged Android and Chrome OS, dubbed Andromeda, at event

If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees the merger of Android and Chrome OS. Andromeda is the code name for the long-rumored merger, and Android Police says it have been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google. Read more

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