Unity 8 is coming to the Ubuntu desktop and it's bringing with it the Mir display server, Qt implementation, and a host of other core modifications. That doesn't mean that traditional GTK+ apps won't work anymore and there is proof of that.
Wine (Wine is not an emulator) 1.7.36 is now out and comes with quite a few improvements and new features, not to mention the fixes for various applications and games that have been added.
We're happy to announce the 0.8.12 release of Manjaro Linux installation media, including images for the Xfce and KDE4 desktop environments, and our minimal 'Net' edition. This release is predominantly a maintenance release and includes very few changes to system defaults relative to the previous 0.8.11 ISOs, with some notable exceptions, such as out-of-the-box support for the exFAT file system and the change to pacman 4.2. Otherwise all the usual upstream updates are included, along with the latest from the Xfce 4.11 development series and the KDE 4.14 series.
I am interested in Linux, see the benefits, and would like to switch from Windows. But what holds me back, is my knowledge of how AMD infrastructure is fairly to poorly supported. About a year ago, I installed ubuntu 14.01, on my AMD rig, containing an r7 260x, and an A8 5600k for a processor. Well it turns out it was a chore to run a game as simple as minecraft achieving a mere 40 fps at best, and my Europa Universalis 4 had trouble with screen tear. Now, enlighten me if I'm wrong and the situation has improved, or haven't done something, but this is how I see it. What are your thoughts or tips?submitted by whybotherman
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As the latest Linux benchmark numbers to deliver for Intel Broadwell and the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook, here's a nine-way Linux laptop/ultrabook comparison. All nine devices in this article were tested against the latest snapshot of Ubuntu 15.04 while running a big set of benchmarks and also monitoring the CPU temperatures and battery power consumption while testing for a nice look at Clarksfield/Nehalem, Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell, and Broadwell mobile hardware on Linux.
It has taken a few weeks longer than we had hoped, but Korora 21 images are now available. I strongly recommend downloading with BitTorrent if you can.
The 21 beta was quite successful and we were able to make some minor changes to help improve the overall experience. Users who are currently on the beta need not re-install, updates are provided via the package manager. Users who are on 20 may consider upgrading, however this is not necessary as version 20 is supported for another 6 months or so.
Linux Questions — the place you go where you really need a Linux or FOSS question answered because, well, most of the smart FOSS folks are there answering them — released the results of its Members Choice Awards for 2015.
So when the membership of LQ speaks — or at least votes on FOSS programs — you should probably listen. Don’t take my word for it: Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols thinks so, too.
There were some expected results: For example, LibreOffice wins the Office Suite category by a ton, garnering 86 percent of the vote. To break this down, that’s nearly 9 in 10 folks favoring LibreOffice to the second-place finisher, Apache OpenOffice, and the others.
Same with categories like Browser of the Year — Firefox, need we say more? — with the blazing vulpini taking 57 percent in a crowded field. Same for Android, the Mobile Distribution of the Year which finished 40 percentage points ahead of the second-place finisher. Even vim, at 30 percent in a crowded field, heads up the Text Editor category with three times the votes of Emacs.
Last month I posted about my band's album that was recorded using Debian and software from its repositories. I realized that it had taken me a couple years of tweaking and tuning to get my system working the way it did and I thought I'd share how I go there in case anyone's interested in doing something similar but maybe doesn't know where to start.Robsteady
Reddit: Any jrnl (journal) users here that have found a solution to write the journal on an Android device?
I am a recent user of the little journal/diary app called [jrnl](maebert.github.io/jrnl/). I like its approach of plain text journal writing with the ability to sync through Dropbox.
I was looking for a dedicated jrnl Android app but could not find any. Therefore, I am wondering whether it is safe to edit the journal.txt directly on my Android device using any text editor, and syncing the changes back to my computer via Dropbox.
Do you use this approach or is there a better way of writing my jrnl on my Android device?
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Linux Kernel Development (3rd Edition) and Understanding the Linux Kernel, Third Edition.
I plan on reading both of them, thing is I plan on buying only one of them as a physical copy. I prefer reading an actual book over an eBook. I also only buy "real" books that will be worth my time. Which one would be a better book to start with?submitted by Deciama
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