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Reddit: Terminal Emulator preference question

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 03:41:39 PM

I have been looking around for slick terminal emulators. I am currently running Ubuntu 16.04.01 on my EDC. I normally use Guake but it seems to not play with Unity well. I am curious what Terminal Emulators you use or would recommend and why.

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Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 Officially Released For Open-Source Cross-Platform Benchmarking

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 03:17:56 PM
Phoronix Test Suite 6.6.0-Loppa is now officially available as the latest quarterly update to our open-source benchmarking software for Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows, OS X, and Hurd platforms...

Reddit: Common issues/things to check on fresh installs?

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 03:04:44 PM

What are the most common issues usually had when installing a new distro (on a desktop)?

network card drivers? sound drivers? anything else?

Additionally has anyone here experienced any cases where there were no problems while testing it on a live USB but something suddenly went wrong when it was completely installed?

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LinuxToday: Git 2.10 Version Control System Is a Massive Release with Over 150 Changes

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 03:00:00 PM

Git 2.10 is here to add over 150 improvements since the previous stable branch,

LXer: RaspberryPi3 launched as low-cost educational computer in Bangladesh

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 02:52:32 PM
RaspberryPi3 launched in Bangladesh as a low-cost, Linux-based educational computer for high school students.

Phoronix: Improved Tear-Free Rendering For Radeon DDX With PRIME

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 02:07:06 PM
For those making use of the xf86-video-ati DDX driver in a PRIME-capable system with Radeon GPU, there's more effective tear-free rendering support with the latest development code...

Linux.com: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Luis Camacho Caballero: Preserving Amazon Languages with Linux

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 02:00:03 PM
Title: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Luis Camacho Caballero: Preserving Amazon Languages with Linux6 SepLearn more

LXer: Torvalds at LinuxCon Part III: Permissive Licenses and Org Charts

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 01:49:38 PM
“Some people love the BSD license,” he said. “Some people love proprietary licenses, and do you know what? I understand that. If you want to make a program and you want to feed your kids, it used to make a lot of sense to say that you want to have a proprietary license and sell binaries. I think it makes less sense today, but I really understand the argument. I don’t want to judge, "

Phoronix: A Mesa Fix Lands To Take Care Of The R9 290 Issue, Intel/Radeon Performance Problems

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 01:21:29 PM
A fix landed in Mesa Git today that should address various performance issues people have been seeing in different rare setups. The fix mostly seems to be for Radeon/Intel users seeing low performance recently with glxgears but also appears to help those affected by the much talked about R9 290 regression...

Phoronix: Linux 4.9 To Begin Landing Nouveau "Boost" Support For Faster Performance

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 01:13:31 PM
Great news for users of the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" graphics driver: the long-awaited boost patches are now queued up to land with Linux 4.9...

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 01:13:14 PM
  • GNU nano 2.7.0 was released

    The first nano where you can select text by holding Shift together with the movement keys. (This doesn't work on all terminal emulators, but works fine on a Linux consolse, on an xterm, and on a Gnome Terminal.

  • 20 Years of KDE Timeline

    KDE is celebrating 20 years as the original and best free software end-user creating community. The milestones of our project are marked on our 20 Years of KDE timeline. Find out the meetings and releases which defined KDE. Learn about the early and recent KDE gatherings around the world and how we have evolved over the years. What was your first KDE release?

  • Akademy 2016 BoF Wrapup Video

    The first BoF day of Akademy is over with several teams meeting to discuss their progress and plans for the next year. At the end of the day we had a group session to summarise what went on in each of the rooms. Watch the video of the wrapup to discover the plans for the next year.

  • Restricted Funds in Non-Profit Accounting

    I’ve served as treasurer for three separate organizations over the last six years. Two of them are US 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The other is a consumer-owned cooperative. I’m not an accountant, but I’ve learned a lot about accounting, and each organization has forced me to learn something new.

    Today’s adventure is learning how to deal with restricted funds, or funds that have to be used for a particular purpose. I’m going to show four different techniques for dealing with restricted funds, along with some pros and cons.

  • Frugalware 2.1 "Derowd" Linux Distro Arrives with GNOME 3.20.2, Kernel 4.7.2

    Believe it or not, the Frugalware Linux distribution is still around, and while it was never all that popular among newcomers, some of us hardcore geeks still want to enjoy a well-done operating system on our personal computers.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 01:11:24 PM

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TuxMachines: Kernel Space: Graphics

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 01:10:56 PM
  • RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver One Step Closer To Being Merged In Mesa

    While the ultimate vision of the open-source Radeon Vulkan driver isn't yet clear with RADV being the front-runner so far as the community-based driver while AMD has yet to open up their official Vulkan driver and there's been few remarks about RADV from AMD employees (aside from John Bridgman in our forums), RADV inched forward today in moving closer to being merged in mainline Mesa.

  • libinput and the Lenovo T450 and T460 series touchpads

    I'm using T450 and T460 as reference but this affects all laptops from the Lenovo *50 and *60 series. The Lenovo T450 and T460 have the same touchpad hardware, but unfortunately it suffers from what is probably a firmware issue. On really slow movements, the pointer has a halting motion. That effect disappears when the finger moves faster.

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TuxMachines: IBM to set up new Linux cloud for Africa

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 12:07:02 PM

IBM has announced a new LinuxONE community cloud for Africa, to be hosted at its client centre in Johannesburg.

This follows a forecast by Frost & Sullivan that sub-Saharan Africa will be the second-largest mobile market by 2020, surpassing Europe and just behind Asia-Pacific.

Developers will be able to use the newly set up cloud free for 120 days.

IBM is also expanding its sales and support network of LinuxONE systems, its most powerful, in Africa.

Dr Salihu Dasuki, assistant professor of computing and applied sciences at the American University of Nigeria, said the new could would help to boost the open-source movement in Africa.

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Reddit: Mainline Explicit Fencing – part 1

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 12:05:29 PM

Reddit: Adobe U-Turns, Decides to Support Flash for Linux

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 11:54:20 AM

TuxMachines: Torvalds at LinuxCon Part III: Permissive Licenses and Org Charts

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 11:53:06 AM

In the last of our three part series that began last week on Linus Torvalds’ keynote interview at this year’s LinuxCon, Linux’s lead developer talks about everything from up and coming operating systems in IoT to the development process.

“You mentioned the strength of the GPL,” Dirk Hohndel said, by now about twenty minutes into his interview of Linus Torvalds at LinuxCon 2016. “Many new kernels have shown up in the last couple of years, mostly geared towards really small devices, the IoT space: Zephyr by Intel, Fuchsia by Google and a bunch more.”

If you are who you work for now, Dirk Hohndel is VMware’s boy. But at the time of the interview, only a few weeks back, he’d been working as VMware’s chief open source officer for less than a month. For almost fifteen years before that — fourteen years nine months he’s careful to point-out on LinkedIn — he belonged to Intel, where he served as chief Linux and open source technologist. Before that he spent six years at SUSE, where he was CTO when he left in 2001, two years ahead of the Novell brouhaha.

“One of the interesting commonalities is they’re all under BSD or MIT,” he continued. “Do you think they’re interesting and do you think that one of them could grow up and become a competitor for Linux or replace Linux?”

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Ofcom blesses Linux-powered, open source DIY radio ‘revolution’

Small scale DAB radio was (quite literally) conceived in an Ofcom engineer’s garden shed in Brighton, on a Raspberry Pi, running a full open source stack, in his spare time. Four years later, Ofcom has given the thumbs up to small scale DAB after concluding that trials in 10 UK cities were judged to be a hit. We gave you an exclusive glimpse into the trials last year, where you could compare the specialised proprietary encoders with the Raspberry Pi-powered encoders. “We believe that there is a significant level of demand from smaller radio stations for small scale DAB, and that a wider roll-out of additional small scale services into more geographic areas would be both technically possible and commercially sustainable,” notes Ofcom. Read more

nginx

Case in point: I've been using the Apache HTTP server for many years now. Indeed, you could say that I've been using Apache since before it was even called "Apache"—what started as the original NCSA HTTP server, and then the patched server that some enterprising open-source developers distributed, and finally the Apache Foundation-backed open-source colossus that everyone recognizes, and even relies on, today—doing much more than just producing HTTP servers. Apache's genius was its modularity. You could, with minimal effort, configure Apache to use a custom configuration of modules. If you wanted to have a full-featured server with tons of debugging and diagnostics, you could do that. If you wanted to have high-level languages, such as Perl and Tcl, embedded inside your server for high-speed Web applications, you could do that. If you needed the ability to match, analyze and rewrite every part of an HTTP transaction, you could do that, with mod_rewrite. And of course, there were third-party modules as well. Read more

Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Most of the new 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based technology to Linux-based boards. In recent years, it’s become hard to find an embedded board that isn’t marketing with the IoT label. Yet, the overused term is best suited for boards with low prices, small footprints, low power consumption, and support for wireless communications and industrial interfaces. Camera support is useful for some IoT applications, but high-end multimedia is usually counterproductive to attributes like low cost and power consumption. Read more

Fedora 24 -- The Best Distro for DevOps?

If you have been to any DevOps-focused conferences -- whether it’s OpenStack Summit or DockerCon -- you will see a sea of MacBooks. Thanks to its UNIX base, availability of Terminal app and Homebrew, Apple hardware is extremely popular among DevOps professionals. What about Linux? Can it be used as a platform by developers, operations, and DevOps pros? Absolutely, says Major Hayden, Principal Architect at Rackspace, who used to be a Mac OS user and has switched to Fedora. Hayden used Mac OS for everything: software development and operations. Mac OS has all the bells and whistles that you need on a consumer operating system; it also allows software professionals to get the job done. But developers are not the target audience of Mac OS. They have to make compromises. “It seemed like I had to have one app that would do one little thing and this other app would do another little thing,” said Hayden. Read more