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Reddit: Should I use Mint 17.3 or Mint 18 for Blender/Krita ?

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 01:18:26 AM

The reason I ask is because I use ATI radeon HD 6870.GPU. Mint 18 does not support "fglrx" drivers only "amd64-microcode" or "do not use the device."

I noticed the CPU fan noise increases a bit when using a graphic/pen tablet with Krita and when using Blender. It sort of comes and goes within 20-30secs or sometimes longer. Was wondering if Mint 17.3 with fglrx drivers would fix the issue. I'm using Mint 18 as of now.

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LXer: Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Xfce Officially Released, Linux Mint 18 KDE Coming Soon

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 01:16:13 AM
We reported the other day on the availability for download of the long-anticipated Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Xfce Edition operating system, and we told you that an official announcement would come shortly.

Reddit: pcie wifi card recommendations

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 12:29:44 AM

I currently do not have ethernet in different rooms and I would like to move my media server out of my office because of heat and a little bit of noise.

Any recommendations on pcie wifi cards?

edit: I'd prefer something in the 5ghz range for speed.

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LXer: A Review of the Pocket CHIP Computer

Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 12:19:02 AM
The CHIP computer, a SBC that runs on Debian and is billed as “the world’s first $9 computer,” has been released. This video review of the Pocket CHIP offers a good preview of what it’s about.

Reddit: I'm using Fedora with Cinnamon DE. What would be the differences if I switched to Linux Mint?

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 11:56:28 PM

Fedora's default desktop environment is GNOME 3, but I'm right now using Cinnamon, which is the Mint's default.

For me, a developer wanting a Linux distro as a day-a-day used desktop and not really a server, would there be any significant change to the system's usability, performance, etc apart from some different small things like Fedora using DNF and Mint using APT?

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LXer: Sparkling Water: Bridging Open Source Machine Learning and Apache Spark

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 11:21:51 PM
Although many people have experience with the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence through applications in their pockets, such as Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, the scope of this technology extends well beyond the smartphone., formerly known as Oxdata, has carved out a unique niche in the machine learning and artificial intelligence arena because its primary tools are free and open source, and because it is connecting its tools to other widely used data analytics tools.

Reddit: Creating Linux Desktop Applications

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:50:30 PM

Hello Reddit! I apologize if this is in the wrong subreddit, I'm still getting used to Reddit. I'm new to Linux, and programming, but I really want to try and make some basic stuff for Linux. I know how to code, but I don't know what is out there for Linux. What are the most commonly used programming languages for Linux and what is used to create GUI for the applications? Sorry if this is a stupid question or I used the wrong terminology. As I said, I'm pretty new, although I have an idea of what I'm doing once I get started.

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Reddit: Caja (and other file managers) supports tabs???!!!!

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:27:40 PM

Just opened the computer and hit CTRL + T to open a new Firefox window. Focus wasn't on the browser, but Caja (file explorer).

A new tab opened all right. Just not where I was expecting.

This is cool!

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LXer: Easily Manage AUR Packages by enabling Yaourt on Arch Linux System

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:24:40 PM
Easily Manage AUR Packages by enabling Yaourt on Arch Linux System

Reddit: BIG PROBLEM with Debian GUI . Need help pleaaaase!!!

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:22:43 PM

I remove a 2GB boot partition unmoint on a second Hard Disk Drive that boot normal'y windows and now I cannot run startx and have my gui in my debian . I only have a blue screen with my cursor. I search since 3 days and i reeeeaaaslly nees my computer for work. Heelp please

Debian is install on my firs SSD and part like that ; sda1----> sda5 ->lv-slash, lv-swap, lv-home. And an other partition for /boot. My disk its encrypt by Luks .

I still have the boot partition on the Debian disk . And I can login on the debian in commande line . But as soon as I run startx nothing happen but blue screen with cursor

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TuxMachines: KDE Plasma 5.7.3 Improves Plasma Desktop and Discover, Fixes VPN Issues

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:17:18 PM

The KDE project has had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the third of five maintenance releases for the KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment.

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TuxMachines: Tails 2.5 Anonymous Live CD Released with Tor Browser 6.0.3 and Icedove 45.1

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:14:00 PM

Today, August 2, 2016, the development team behind Tails, the amnesic incognito live Linux operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux, proudly announced the release of Tails 2.5.

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TuxMachines: Hackable, educational walking bot can add a Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 10:12:32 PM

Robotical’s hackable, Cortex-M4 based “Marty” educational robot has flexible legs, and can be upgraded with an onboard Raspberry Pi.

A startup called Robotical is seeking funds on Indiegogo for a 3D printable, mostly open source, walking robot called Marty. The WiFi-controlled bipedal bot has a 180MHz Cortex-M4 MCU, and is primarily designed to teach kids about programming using Scratch. It can also be programmed with Python or C++, and you can upgrade it with a Linux-driven Raspberry Pi or other small SBC.

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Reddit: Dear Mods: Thanks

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:46:11 PM

I posted a question that didn't belong in this sub. Instead of deleting it right away, the post was left up for a few hours and some kind users gave me multiple working solutions to my question. Then the mods deleted it.

Thank you for being lenient and not super aggressive!

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LXer: IBM's Wager on Open Source Is Still Paying Off

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:27:29 PM
When IBM got involved with the Linux open source project in 1998, they were betting that giving their code and time to the community would be a worthwhile investment. Now, 18 years later, IBM is more involved than ever, with more than 62,000 employees trained and expected to contribute to open source projects, according to Todd Moore, Vice President of Open Technology at IBM, speaking at ApacheCon in May.

Reddit: List of linux LiveCDs with VirtualBox guest drivers included.

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:26:02 PM

i start with Point Linux (Russian Debian respin with Mate)

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LinuxToday: Using PHP-FPM with Apache on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:00:00 PM

HowToForge: PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 08:38:53 PM
  • RcppGetconf 0.0.2

    A first update for the recent RcppGetconf package for reading system configuration --- not unlike getconf from the libc library --- is now out. Almost immediately after I tweeted / blogged asking for help with OS X builds, fellow Rcpp hacker Qiang Kou created a clever pull request allowing for exactly that. So now we cover two POSIX systems that matter most these days --- Linux and OS X --- but as there are more out there, please do try, test and send those pull requests.

  • 3 graphical tools for Git

    In this article, we'll take a look at some convenience add-ons to help you integrate Git comfortably into your everyday workflow.

    I learned Git before many of these fancy interfaces existed, and my workflow is frequently text-based anyway, so most of the inbuilt conveniences of Git suit me pretty well. It is always best, in my opinion, to understand how Git works natively. However, it is always nice to have options, so these are some of the ways you can start using Git outside of the terminal.

  • Are Open Source Applications Your Best Option?

    That's because one of the major attractions of open source software is that you're not stuck with the features it comes with. Instead of paying a corporation a license fee for the product it chooses to offer you, you can pay a developer to take the open source code and add exactly the features you need so the result meets your requirements exactly.

    That's the theory anyway, but it's important to remember that software choice is not always about features and there are certain applications for which open source software may be the wrong choice.

  • See what’s new in Firefox!
  • Light Reading's Upskill University Kicks Off Open Source Classes

    Upskill U, a free online forum that focuses on delivering must-have education on the overall business transformation occurring in the telecommunications industry, is focusing its next round of lectures on the role of open source in communications network transformation. During these courses, lecturers from LinkedIn, OpenDaylight, Telstra and Heavy Reading will examine how telecom is addressing the challenges and opportunities service providers face as they seek to successfully implement open source software as the network moves more toward virtualization.

  • Ninth : Implementation of my API on the daemon
  • Tenth : SmartInfo is alive!

    This week, I worked on the gnome client. I wanted to link my right click menu with the call view. That’s was difficult because the right click menu is called by a signal. So, I didn’t have access to the instance of the menu to send my own signal. I tried a lot of things to implement my signal, but it’s just impossible. Then I discovered the GAction. With this technique, I just needed to change the state of my action and connect it with my method in my view and it’s done!

  • Final scenario tasks and preparations

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TuxMachines: Linux (Kernel)

Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 08:38:29 PM

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KDevelop 5.0.0 release

Almost two years after the release of KDevelop 4.7, we are happy to announce the immediate availability of KDevelop 5.0. KDevelop is an integrated development environment focusing on support of the C++, Python, PHP and JavaScript/QML programming languages. Many important changes and refactorings were done for version 5.0, ensuring that KDevelop remains maintainable and easy to extend and improve over the next years. Highlights include much improved new C/C++ language support, as well as polishing for Python, PHP and QML/JS. Read more

CoreOS 1068.10.0 Released with Many systemd Fixes, Still Using Linux Kernel 4.6

Today, August 23, 2016, the development team behind the CoreOS security-oriented GNU/Linux operating system have released the CoreOS 1068.10.0 stable update, along with new ISO images for all supported platforms. Read more

SUSE Linux and openSUSE Leap to Offer Better Support for ARM Systems Using EFI

The YaST development team at openSUSE and SUSE is reporting on the latest improvements that should be available in the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2 operating systems. Read more

Create modular server-side Java apps direct from mvn modules with diet4j instead of an app server

In the latest release, the diet4j module framework for Java has learned to run modular Java apps using the Apache jsvc daemon (best known from running Tomcat on many Linux distros). If org.example.mydaemon is your top Maven project, all you do is specify it as the root module for your jsvc invocation, and diet4j figures out the dependencies when jsvc starts. An example systemd.service file is available.