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Reddit: Usb drive linux

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:33:34 PM

What is everyone's favorite linux version to put and run on a usb drive? If there was a guide too for Mac that'd be great but if not I'd still love the input. Thanks!

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:32:06 PM

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Phoronix: Unity Rolls Out Vulkan Renderer In Preview Form

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:30:58 PM
Unity today rolled out their first public preview of their Vulkan renderer for this popular cross-platform game engine... Minijail: Google’s Tool To Safely Run Untrusted Programs

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:30:54 PM

Google’s Minijail sandboxing tool could be used by developers and sysadmins to run untrusted programs safely for debugging and security checks, according to Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes, who spoke last month at the Linux Security Summit. Obes is the platform security lead for Brillo, Google's Android-based operating system for Internet-connected devices.

TuxMachines: Qubes OS 3.2 has been released!

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:29:02 PM

I’m happy to announce that today we’re releasing Qubes OS 3.2!

This is an incremental improvement over the 3.1 version that we released earlier this year. A lot of work went into making this release more polished, more stable and easier to use than our previous releases.

One major feature that we’ve improved upon in this release is our integrated management infrastructure, which was introduced in Qubes 3.1. Whereas before it was only possible to manage whole VMs, it is now possible to manage the insides of VMs as well.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat claims headway in Asia, bets big on container and hybrid cloud

Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:26:53 PM

While the smallest in terms of revenue contribution, Asia is Red Hat's fastest growing region and is likely to continue its upwards trajectory as emerging markets roll out new infrastructure.

Developing nations in the region were embarking on many net new infrastructure projects, rather than replacement for existing technology, and open source would be involved in a large share of such projects. The decisions on which technology to deploy would rarely be between proprietary or open source, but rather on which open source vendor to go with or to do so internally, said Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst.

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LXer: The Tiny Internet Project, Part I

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:40:14 PM
As LJ readers well know, Linux drives many of thetechnologies we use every day, from smart TVs to Web servers. Linux iseverywhere—except most homes and classrooms.

Reddit: So what's going on with the Lenovo Yogas?

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:29:26 PM

I've recently started getting more interested in Linux and I'm going to upgrade from my 2011 Macbook Pro to a Windows machine when the Kaby Lake laptops start showing up to dual boot Windows and Linux on.

I want to get a 2 in 1 machine and the Lenovo Yoga 710 is the machine I'm the most interested in, but I've seen a lot of posts here and on tech websites that Lenovo prevents you from installing other OS's on the Yoga due to something with the hard drive configuration? Is that true or is it just disinformation being spread around?

I've read that it has something to do with Microsoft Signature Edition machines, is the problem only affecting those machines?

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Reddit: i need help guys

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:19:39 PM

so i recently installed linux gnome 2.30.0, for the first time. I installed it on a laptop that is very old (HP Pavilion za5700) and i cant install the wifi adapted driver. I am using an external usb adapter because the one in the laptop didnt work. The wifi adapter DPO_RT3562_3052_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217, this is the name if the folder that the cd had for linux installations. I am a total newb in linux and in programming so if you guys can help me i will be very thankfull :)

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TuxMachines: Sony Xperia X Compact review: Small Android is still good, but not much better

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:19:35 PM

Sony's Xperia X Compact is basically the newest version of the Z5 Compact that hit the US earlier this year. But just because it's a newer version of the (comparatively) tiny handset doesn't mean it's an upgrade in every way. Sony is pushing the camera sensors in the X Compact and the flagship-level XZ, as well as new features like five-axis image stabilization and HDR photo mode. Sony knows cameras, so we know the shooter in the X Compact will at least be competent. However, it has to be good enough to encourage photography buffs to shell out $499 for this unlocked handset while delivering solid performance across the board as well.

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TuxMachines: Linux Mint's XApps to Get Screen Blanking, Sublime-like Search Bar Lands for Xed

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:14:16 PM

We already know that work on Linux Mint 18.1, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu-based operating system loved by many users, already begun, and Clement Lefebvre shares with us today some of the improvements coming to XApps.

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TuxMachines: Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.18 Tool for Creating Snaps in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:13:01 PM

Canonical, through Sergio Schvezov, announced the release of yet another maintenance update to the Snapcraft open-source utility that helps application developers package their apps as Snaps.

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TuxMachines: The Tiny Internet Project, Part I

Thursday 29th of September 2016 12:11:33 PM

As LJ readers well know, Linux drives many of the technologies we use every day, from smart TVs to Web servers. Linux is everywhere—except most homes and classrooms.

That's a problem if we want to help breed the next generation of engineers and computer scientists. In fact, if teenagers (or any other group of curious individuals) want to learn about Linux, they often must rely on a geeky friend or parent willing to show them the way.

This three-part series seeks to change that by offering a way for anyone to learn about Linux by building what is essentially a tiny, self-contained Internet. Using old equipment and free software, you'll build a private network (with your own domain name), build Web sites, set up an e-mail server, install and use a database, and set up a Linux distro mirror.

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Phoronix: Ubuntu 16.10 Doesn't Change Much With Performance, Clear Linux Still Leads In Most Tests

Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:58:25 AM
Given yesterday's Ubuntu 16.10 final beta release ahead of the official "Yakkety Yak" debut in two weeks, I decided to run some benchmarks of Ubuntu 16.10 compared to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS on the same system plus also throwing in the Intel Clear Linux distribution given it tends to be one of the most performant...

Reddit: Weekly Edition for September 22, 2016

Thursday 29th of September 2016 10:37:02 AM

Reddit: Linux on 2x 4K sluggish performance?

Thursday 29th of September 2016 10:20:35 AM

Hey everybody,

I recently upgraded by 2x 1080p screen setup to a 4K display. Running Ubuntu with Unity ended up being very pleasant with good UI scaling. Unfortunately I kinda missed a second monitor so I decided to get a second 4K display (same model).

I arrived yesterday and I've noticed some concerning performance drops and I don't know where to attribute them.

Basically, when both 4K displays are enabled (one over DP, one over HDMI), I get significant lag on the HDMI display (only 30hz refresh rate) but the DP display also starts lagging, generally everything becomes more sluggish and unpleasant to use (I can record a video if you're interested).

The way I say it there are 4 things on my mind right now:

  1. Does anyone else have this setup and can confirm any problems? (Aka is it a Linux problem?)
  2. Is my CPU the bottleneck?
  3. Is my GPU the bottleneck?
  4. Is the HDMI connection causing issues?

My hardware:

  • Phenom II X6, 1090T @ 3.8GHz (quite old and slow)
  • Sapphire R9 380X, 4GB
  • 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
  • Running Kernel 4.8-rc7, Mesa 12.1, amdgpu

I'm wondering if some of you guys have similar setups as me (aka 2x 4K side by side) and if you're having problems. And if not, what hardware are you using?

I'm trying to narrow down the sources of potential problems to decide if I should send back the monitor or if it's worth upgrading a different component in my system to make it work. Thanks.

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TuxMachines: Don’t be a stranger to GIMP, be GIMP…

Thursday 29th of September 2016 10:03:51 AM

I can try and do more coding, more code reviewing, revive designing discussions… that’s cool, yet never enough. GIMP needs more people, developers, designers, community people, writers for the website or the documentation, tutorial makers… everyone is welcome in my grand scheme!

Many of my actions lately have been towards gathering more people, so when I heard about the GNOME newcomers initiative during GUADEC, I thought that could be a good fit. Thus a few days ago, I had GIMP added in the list of newcomer-friendly GNOME projects, with me as the newcomers mentor. I’ll catch this occasion to remind you all the ways you can contribute to GIMP, and not necessarily as a developer.

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LXer: Raspberry Pi Foundation Unveils New LXDE-Based Desktop for Raspbian Called PIXEL

Thursday 29th of September 2016 09:48:41 AM
Raspberry Pi Foundation's Simon Long proudly unveiled a new desktop environment for the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices.

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Yocto driven camera design taps octa-core Snapdragon

Qualcomm and Thundercomm unveiled a Linux-supported, 4K camera reference design with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 and video analytics software. Qualcomm and hardware partner Thundercomm Technology announced an IP Connected Camera reference design called the Snapdragon 625 IP Camera built around its 14nm-fabricated, octa-core Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip. This is Qualcomm’s first Connected Camera design to support Linux instead of Android. Read more

Renesas spins 3rd Gen automotive starter kits, adds new M3 SoC

Renesas has launched two Linux-ready R-Car starter kits optimized for AGL and GENIVI: an R-Car H3 based “Premier” and a “Pro” with a lower-end M3 SoC. Later this month, Renesas will begin selling two third-generation starter kits for its 64-bit ARM-based R-Car automotive SoCs. The kits are designed for ADAS, infotainment, reconfigurable digital clusters, and integrated digital cockpits. The two kits are optimized for open source Linux standards like Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) and GENIVI, but they also support QNX. Earlier R-Car automotive starter kits include last year’s R-Car H2 ADAS Starter Kit, based on its earlier H2 automotive SoC. Read more

Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released

The BSD-focused, Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment is out with its version 1.1 update. The developers behind the Lumina Desktop Environment consider it a "significant update" with both new and reworked utilities, infrastructure improvements, and other enhancements. Lumina 1.1 adds a pure Qt5 calculator, text editor improvements, the file manager has been completely overhauled, system application list management is much improved, and there is a range of other improvements. Read more

Radeon vs. Nouveau Open-Source Drivers On Mesa Git + Linux 4.9

For your viewing pleasure this Friday are some open-source AMD vs. NVIDIA numbers when using the latest open-source code on each side. Linux 4.9-rc1 was used while Ubuntu 16.10 paired with the Padoka PPA led to Mesa Git as of earlier this week plus LLVM 4.0 SVN. As covered recently, there are no Nouveau driver changes for Linux 4.9 while we had hoped the boost patches would land. Thus the re-clocking is still quite poor for this open-source NVIDIA driver stack. For the Nouveau tests I manually re-clocked each graphics card to the highest performance state (0f) after first re-clocking the cards to the 0a performance state for helping some of the GPUs that otherwise fail with memory re-clocking at 0f, as Nouveau developers have expressed this is the preferred approach for testing. Read more