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How To Use Spell Check Feature In Vim Text Editor

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 10:00:00 PM

ostechnix: Use "Spell Check" feature in Vim editor to correct spelling mistakes and typos.

Ubuntu Desktops Compared

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 09:36:12 PM

Datamation: We look at the Ubuntu desktops and compare them

GNOME Project Welcomes Canonical and Ubuntu to GNOME Foundation Advisory Board

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 09:00:00 PM

Canonical will also support the GNOME Project by providing funding and expert consultation.

WordPress 4.8.3 Fixes Critical SQL Injection Vulnerability

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 08:00:00 PM

eSecurityPlanet: Researcher blasts security practices at widely used open-source CMS project as not being responsive enough.

Appeals court keeps alive the never-ending Linux case, SCO v. IBM

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 07:00:00 PM

Ars Technica: SCO says IBM released a "sham" version of Monterey OS to prop up AIX for Power.

GNOME 3.26.2 Released as Last Scheduled Maintenance Update

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 06:00:00 PM

softpedia: GNOME 3.26.2 is out just in time, as initially scheduled, and it's here three weeks after the first point release to improve the stability, security, and reliability of your GNOME 3.26 desktop environment.

A Tale of Two Arches: ArchLabs and ArchMerge

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 05:00:00 PM

ITSfoss: The rapidly growing Archlabs Linux distribution has split into two as the developers clash.

Write - An Open Source Word Processor for Writing

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 04:00:00 PM

FOSSmint: Write is a word processor app with which you can write like you would on a paper with a pen using a stylus.

How to Play Hearthstone on Ubuntu Linux

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 03:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Hearthstone is not only a popular online card game, it's a major e-sport

Manjaro vs Antergos

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 12:00:00 PM

FreedomPenguin: Manjaro vs Antergos. On the surface, they might appear to share a number of similarities.

Open Source Cloud Storage Firm Finds Unsettling Number of Unpatched Instances Online

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 11:00:00 AM

Not only did they end up finding a disturbingly high number of vulnerable instances, but they found them running on domains where security should be considered critical

How to Install MediaWiki with Nginx on CentOS 7

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 06:00:00 AM

HowToForge: MediaWiki is a popular wiki software that was originally developed for use on Wikipedia.

OpenIndiana Hipster 2017.10 Released with Latest X.Org Server, MATE 1.18 Desktop

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 02:00:00 AM

 Remember OpenIndiana (nee OpenSolaris?) it's still alive.

How to make the case for Kubernetes

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 10:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: Need to convince people in your organization that orchestration tools like Kubernetes make sense for managing containers and microservices?

Beat the biggest threat to the open organization: Bias

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 09:00:00 PM In meritocracies, everyone is a decision-maker.

Heptio Debuts Contour Project to Enable Kubernetes Envoy Load Balancing

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 08:03:00 PM

ServerWatch: Kubernetes startup vendor Heptio announced the launch of its latest open-source project on Oct.31, with the debut of the Contour project.

How To Check Installed Linux Kernels

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 07:00:00 PM

ostechnix: This brief tutorial will teach you how to view or check installed Linux Kernels on different Linux flavours.

Rough Edges of the ROSA Desktop Fresh R9 LXQt

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 06:00:00 PM

DarkDuck: LXQt is a desktop environment that is under heavy development. Unfortunately, there are still some rough edges in it.

Raspberry Pi Zero W clone offers quad-core power for $15

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 05:53:37 PM

LinuxGizmos: SinoVoip's Linux-friendly, 60 x 30mm "Banana Pi M2 Zero" (BPI-M2 Zero) SBC closely mimics the Raspberry Pi Zero W, but has a faster Allwinner H2+ SoC.

Linux Lite 3.6 Desktop Installation Guide with Screenshots

Tuesday 31st of October 2017 05:00:00 PM

A Complete guide to Linux Lite 3.6, it features and Installation steps with screenshots.

More in Tux Machines

GNU/Linux Laptops for Developers

  • 5 New & Powerful Dell Linux Machines You Can Buy Right Now
    The land of powerful PCs and workstations isn’t barren anymore when we talk about Linux-powered machines; even all of the world’s top 500 supercomputers now run Linux. Dell has joined hands with Canonical Inc. to give Linux-powered machines a push in the market. They have launched five new Canonical-certified workstations running Ubuntu Linux out-of-the-box as a part of the Dell Precision series. An advantage of buying these canonical-certified machines is that the users won’t have to worry about incompatibility with Linux.
  • How to set up a Pixelbook for programming
    The beauty of Chrome OS is that most of the "state" of your system is in the cloud, attached to your Google Account, but if you have any local documents those will be gone. This is because Developer Mode basically destroys the physically secure design of Chrome OS. Now you're in Linux land, and local security is your job, not Google's. Every time you boot up now, you'll have the option to press Space bar and wipe the system again and return to the safety of vanilla Chrome OS. Press Ctrl-D to continue into the unknown.

today's leftovers

Graphics: Intel, Mesa, Wayland and Bosch

  • Intel's Mesa GLSL Shader Cache Is Speeding Up Game Load Times
    At the start of the month the Intel i965 Mesa driver finally landed its on-disk shader cache, months after the GLSL on-disk shader cache originally landed in core Mesa and wired up for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver. While you can't play too many shader-heavy games with current Intel integrated graphics, this GLSL shader cache within Mesa 17.4-dev Git is working well for speeding up load times and does provide some frame-rate benefits in games dynamically loading shaders.
  • Bosch Has Been Developing A 3D Window Manager Using Wayland
    In what appears to be research for potential use within in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, Bosch in conjunction with other organizations has been developing a 3D window manager that's built atop Wayland/Weston. Wayland is already used within automobiles for IVI purposes, etc, but this is the first we're seeing at least publicly of creating a 3D window manager around it. Harsha Manjula Mallikarjun of Bosch has talked about their work in developing a middleware framework for a 3D window manager that is making use of Wayland's Weston library, libweston. The window manager maps client buffers to 3D shapes like cubes and cylinders.
  • MESA_program_binary_formats Added To The OpenGL Registry
    Intel developers have seen their MESA_program_binary_formats extension added to the official OpenGL registry. The extension is really quite simple and just documents the unique format designator to be used by Mesa for ARB_get_program_binary/OES_get_program_binary extensions. Overnight it was merged into the OpenGL Registry.

Software: Nuclide, QEMU, Mailspring, GNOME Calendar and To Do, LibreOffice

  • Nuclide – An Open IDE for Mobile and Web Development
    It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote about an IDE that was developed by adding support for advanced debugging and development functions to Atom text editor to create Atom-IDE. We’ve got another such application for you today and it goes by the name of Nuclide. Nuclide is a free Electron-based IDE created by combining a collection of Atom’s features to provide IDE-like functions for several programming languages and technologies.
  • “Improving the performance of the qcow2 format” at KVM Forum 2017
    I was in Prague last month for the 2017 edition of the KVM Forum. There I gave a talk about some of the work that I’ve been doing this year to improve the qcow2 file format used by QEMU for storing disk images. The focus of my work is to make qcow2 faster and to reduce its memory requirements.
  • QEMU and function keys (follow-up)
    Since I posted my suggestion for QEMU a few weeks ago, I've learned a few things about QEMU. Thanks so much to the folks who contacted me via email to help me out. A brief review of my issue: I like to run FreeDOS in QEMU, on my Linux laptop. QEMU makes it really easy to boot FreeDOS or to test new installations. During our run up to the FreeDOS 1.2 release, I tested every pre-release version by installing under QEMU.
  • Mailspring Email Client is now available as a Snap app
    The Mailspring email client is now available as a Snap application on Ubuntu and other Linux distros. The part-Electron, part C++ mail app works with most major email providers, lets you add multiple accounts, has fast mail searching, and offers some advanced features, like read receipts and quick reply templates.
  • The Road to 3.28: Calendar and To Do
    It’s been a long time with no news. I guess work and masters are really getting in the way… good news is that I’ll finish masters in 2 months, and will have some free time to devote to this beloved project. “Bad” news is that, after almost 6 years, I’ll finally take some time to have a real vacation. I’ll stay 3 weeks out of the loop in February, a time where I’ll be traveling to the other side of the world, watching the sunset at the beach with my wife. Without a computer. While it’s unfortunate to the community, I think this time is necessary for my mental health – I’ve gone way too many times through the almost-burned-out state recently.
    As you’ve no doubt seen, over the last few months we’ve been looking for a LibreOffice mascot. This is just something fun for our community to use, for instance on T-shirts at events, so it doesn’t have to be ultra slick and professional – it isn’t a replacement for the official branding and logos that we use in the software, website and marketing materials. At the start, we asked for your submissions and received over 300 of them – thank you so much to everyone who contributed! Many of them were excellent, but we had to remove quite a few from the following voting round for various reasons (such as potential copyright issues, conflicts with other FOSS projects, and use of the official LibreOffice document logo). If your submission didn’t make it to the voting round, we still really appreciate your input, and we apologies if we didn’t make it clearer why some didn’t get through!