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TuxMachines: Openwashing

Saturday 9th of July 2016 03:29:00 AM

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Reddit: I want to embrace Linux!

Saturday 9th of July 2016 03:18:31 AM

Hello there,

I have finally decided that I want to make the switch to a linux distro. The only problem is, what distro shall I embrace?

I would like to offer some background about me. I am mainly a windows user. However, I have setup my own media server using ubuntu server. That is probably as far as my linux experience goes. Oh, before I forget, I have taken a class on fedora. This mainly went over navigating through terminal and manipulating text files and permissions. I have went to school for alot of networking classes. This usually consisted of cisco courses. The only reason why I am listing all of the subjects I have studied is to give you all a better understanding on my technical background.

So why the switch? Well, honestly... I am just bored with the windows experience. I have always wanted to learn linux but the fact that linux doesnt handle gaming to well is what stopped me from making the switch.(This is my understanding from the outside looking in)

I guess I should list what I am looking for in a distro. This is really hard to say. I want a challenge but not something to over my head. I want a distro that will be able to play some games? Maybe some networking tools? I am honestly not sure how that even works? Maybe even something that is used with servers or a distro that is commonly used in the tech field. Bottom line is, I dont want something that is to easy to grasp. I am seeking a challenge. In the end I want to see if I can make the complete switch to a linux machine. With this all said. I have heard that maybe I want to work with gentoo or arch? Anyways, Let me know what you all think. Hopefully you all are friendly here :)

Have a good day!

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Debian

Saturday 9th of July 2016 03:16:18 AM
  • Debian's DebConf 16 Ends This Weekend, Watch The Videos Online
  • twenty years of free software -- part 11 concurrent-output
  • Managing container and environment state

    I was naively thinking that the way autopkgtest would work is that it would set the current working directory of the schroot call and the ensuing subprocess call would thus take place in that directory inside the schroot. That is not how it works. If you want to change directories inside the virtual server, you have to use cd. The same is true of, at least, environment variables, which have their own specific handling in the adt_testbed.Testbed methods but have to be passed as strings, and umask. I'm assuming this is because the direct methods with qemu images or LXC containers don't work.

  • The End Of Ian Murdock

    Ian Murdock, the founder of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution of Free/Libre Open Source Software operating system and repository, died by suicide according to a medical examiner’s report.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Saturday 9th of July 2016 03:13:31 AM

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Reddit: Installing Linux on MacBook Pro Retina

Saturday 9th of July 2016 03:03:36 AM

It's summer. I'm bored and I'm thinking about replacing OSX with some distro such as Ubuntu or Arch. I'm also considering a dual boot in case I want to use some OSX specific programs. I don't mind OSX, but I really enjoy Linux and want to make it my main OS and the one I use daily. I know all about VMs, but I'm just not interested in doing that unless I can be convinced otherwise. So, has anyone had any experience with this and can provide some pros/cons, input, advice, etc.?

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Saturday 9th of July 2016 02:55:43 AM

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Phoronix: Initial Open-Source GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" Nouveau Driver Support

Saturday 9th of July 2016 02:47:11 AM
While there isn't yet any 3D/hardware acceleration support, the first milestone of open-source bring-up for the latest-generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" graphics processors is now available for Nouveau...

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Saturday 9th of July 2016 01:45:57 AM

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TuxMachines: Kernel Space Graphics

Saturday 9th of July 2016 01:42:45 AM
  • Radeon/AMDGPU Updates For The Linux 4.8 Kernel

    Alex Deucher has submitted the main feature pull request for DRM-Next of the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM driver changes for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.8.

    Some will be sad though, the AMDGPU material for Linux 4.8 doesn't contain the huge DAL display abstraction layer code that's needed for bringing the open-source AMDGPU driver display capabilities more on par with the former closed-source driver stack and also necessary for supporting new features like FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync.

  • Wayland Founder Kristian Høgsberg Is The Latest Open-Source Developer Leaving Intel

    Sadly, another blow to report on with regard to Intel's open-source efforts... Just days after reporting on Intel losing its chief Linux/open-source technologist, Dirk Hohndel, there's another high profile departure in the open-source world.

  • Mesa 12.0 Released With OpenGL 4.3 Support, Intel Vulkan & Many Other Features

    While it's coming late, the huge Mesa 12.0 release is now official! Mesa 12.0 is easily one of the biggest updates to this important open-source user-space OpenGL driver stack in quite some time and will offer much better support and features especially for Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA open-source Linux desktop users/gamers.

  • Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics Library Released with Vulkan Driver for Intel Hardware

    Today, July 8, 2016, Collabora's Emil Velikov has had the honor of announcing the release of the final Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics Library for all GNU/Linux operating systems.

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TuxMachines: Wine 1.9.14 Released

Saturday 9th of July 2016 01:36:03 AM
  • The Wine Development Release 1.9.14 Is Now Available

    The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.14 has many small changes including 20 bugfixes.

  • Wine 1.9.14 Brings Better Shader Model 5 Support in Direct3D, GDI Improvements

    Today, July 8, 2016, the development team behind the popular Wine open-source software used by many Linux users to run Windows apps and games, have announced a new milestone towards Wine 2.0.

  • Wine 1.9.14 Released

    The Wine development release 1.9.14 is now available.

  • Wine 1.9.14 Still Working On Shader Model 5, D3D Command Stream

    Wine 1.9.14 was released today as the newest bi-weekly Wine development release for running your favorite Windows games/applications on Linux and other operating systems.

    As has been the trend recently, there's been more work going on for Shader Model 5 support in their Direct3D implementation along with more prep work for Direct3D Command Stream. The SM5 support will be needed for Direct3D 11 support and the D3D command stream code will offer nice performance improvements for gamers once all of the code has been readied.

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TuxMachines: Tux Machines Turns 12

Saturday 9th of July 2016 01:21:02 AM

THE past few weeks were exceptionally busy for the site as readership grew considerably and the site turned 12. Originally, the site did not share Linux news but had various other sections. Years later Susan Linton made it the success story it is today and in 2013-2014 we only modernised the theme and kept the old tradition, format, etc. We hope this pleases longtime readers of the site. Comments on how the site is run are always taken into account.

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LXer: VMware Makes Open Source Move, SCALE Gets Ready & More…

Saturday 9th of July 2016 12:57:08 AM
Also included: New releases for Skolelinux and Network Security Toolkit, KDE releases Plasma 5.7 and our writer eats crow.

Phoronix: Wayland Founder Kristian Høgsberg Is The Latest Open-Source Developer Leaving Intel

Saturday 9th of July 2016 12:28:57 AM
Sadly, another blow to report on with regard to Intel's open-source efforts... Just days after reporting on Intel losing its chief Linux/open-source technologist, Dirk Hohndel, there's another high profile departure in the open-source world. Today marks the last day at Intel for Wayland founder Kristian Høgsberg...

Reddit: Achieved a 8 year linux goal!

Saturday 9th of July 2016 12:09:07 AM

Since I started using Linux in 2008, I have always wanted to buy a computer from a linux vender that is pre-installed with a Linux distro. Today, my System76 Wild Dog Pro shipped and should be arriving early next week. It's a great feeling to support a Linux vender and also have a computer built for me that I know will support Linux out of the box (and not pay for a windows license I don't need). The difference between the customer support I've received from Dell compared to the service I've received from System76 was huge. Every step of the way has made me happy to be a Linux user and happy to support a company pushing Linux. Here are the specs of my new machine: CPU - i5-6600, 16GB DDR4 Ram, 250GB SSD, and I have two 1TB HDD and a GTX 960 I'm putting in when it gets here. Anyone have any experiences buying from Linux venders? What did you think?

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Reddit: Ubuntu 16.04 Macbook Pro EFI Issues

Saturday 9th of July 2016 12:04:54 AM

Hey guys,

I hate to ask questions like this given the ridiculous number of resources available online but I'm really not having any luck finding what I'm looking for.

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook Pro today and it runs perfectly fine, but I can't figure out how to modify the boot loader. Right now when I reboot it shoots right into Ubuntu but I'd like it to 1, give me the option to boot to OS X (right now I have to hold down option to even see it), and 2 default to OS X.

Anyone know how to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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LXer: World's smallest quad-core SBC starts at $8

Friday 8th of July 2016 11:25:39 PM
FriendlyARM launched an $8 open source, 40 x 40mm “NanoPi Neo” SBC that runs Ubuntu Core on a quad-core Allwinner H3. It[he]#8217[/he]s Ethernet-ready, but headless. With the NanoPi Neo, FriendlyARM has released what appears to be the world’s smallest quad-core ARM based single-board computer, and one of the smallest ARM SBCs we’ve seen. This open [[he]#8230[/he]]

Reddit: I really want to understand the things going on in r/linux, but I'm not sure what anything is. Where do I start?

Friday 8th of July 2016 10:42:18 PM

I use Linux as my primary desktop OS, and I've tried to keep in touch with all the Linux news so that I'm not always in the dark about certain topics. Thing is, I don't really understand half of the material that's here, and I would really like to get involved in the Linux community. How would you suggest I go about getting familiar with Linux to the point where I'll understand the posts here without needing to look up what it's about?

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