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?submitted by /u/ransan32
Git 2.10 is here to add over 150 improvements since the previous stable branch,
Linux.com: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Luis Camacho Caballero: Preserving Amazon Languages with Linux
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.
Parkitect alpha 5 released, has some fun medieval props, more stats tracking and better performance [Ed: note Mono]
The super cool theme park builder Parkitect has reached alpha 5, it seems like a smaller release overall as it's laying the foundation for future updates.
OpenMW 0.40 released, playing Morrowind on Linux natively gets closer to perfection
OpenMW 0.40 is the latest release of the open source game engine for playing Morrowind. It's crazy how far along it is now, close to feature complete by the looks of it.
I have fond memories of Morrowind, as it was one of the first proper 3D RPG games I think I ever actually played. This was back on the original Xbox too when I was rather a lot younger.
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.
- Adobe Announces New Flash Player for Linux, but It's Too Late
- Adobe resurrects Flash for Linux from the dead
- Adobe reanimates NPAPI Flash for Linux after 4-year stasis
- Adobe Flash Player will live on in Linux
- Adobe reverses decision to kill NPAPI Flash plugin for Linux
- Adobe resurrects Flash for Linux
- Evolution of Adobe Flash Player as a Native Mobile Application
Adobe Flash goes crawling back to Linux for some security
It appears that Adobe has done that with its syphilitic, mange-ridden Flash browser plug-in, and the news is good. If you like syphilitic browser plug-ins and run Linux, that is.
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.
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?”