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Is the lack of video games on Linux still true in 2018?

Sunday 25th of March 2018 09:44:30 PM
For years Linux has faced a lot of bad press about the lack of good gaming capabilities. While many hard-core Linux enthusiasts have stuck by their beloved system, the reality is that the gaming options in Linux just haven't kept up with the rest of the gaming world. Could that finally be about to change?

Multiple Microsoft-Funded Patent Trolls Are Attacking Microsoft's Rivals Inside and Outside the Courtrooms

Sunday 25th of March 2018 07:50:08 PM
Protection rackets of Microsoft continue uninterrupted, with actors that compete with Microsoft finding themselves being sued by patent trolls that are funded and backed by Microsoft; it's not even hard to show the financial links and the relational connections

Mozilla Presses Pause on Facebook Advertising

Sunday 25th of March 2018 05:55:46 PM
Mozilla is pressing pause on our Facebook advertising. Facebook knows a great deal about their two billion users — perhaps more intimate information than any other company does.

Tips for building a Kubernetes proof of concept

Sunday 25th of March 2018 04:01:24 PM
What is the best way to introduce a new technology into your employer[he]#039[/he]s ecosystem? You[he]#039[/he]d probably start by scheduling a meeting. But what if you[he]#039[/he]re asked what the benefits are, if it will save money, and how it will make developers more efficient?The answers may be obvious to you, but you need to be prepared to relay this information in a way that makes business sense.

Install Java on Centos 7

Sunday 25th of March 2018 02:07:02 PM
This tutorial shows you how to install Java on CentOS 7. Java is one of the most popular programming languages used to build different kinds of applications and systems.

Where does OpenStack fit in a public cloud world?

Sunday 25th of March 2018 12:12:40 PM
Public clouds are taking over the world. Every day, more and more companies are moving their infrastructure to services like AWS or Microsoft Azure to save capital and operational costs. This begs the question: Where does this leave OpenStack?

The Linux Journal NSA Weekend Reading List: Tails and Tor

Sunday 25th of March 2018 10:18:18 AM
Tails is a live media Linux distro designed to boot into a highly secure desktop environment. Tor is a browser that prevents somebody watching your internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.

AMD Confirms Newly-Found Security Flaws in Some of Its Chips, Fixes Coming Soon

Sunday 25th of March 2018 06:29:34 AM
AMD has confirmed today the security flaws discovered by the researchers from CTS Labs last week in some of its processors, promising that they will all be fixed in the coming days.

First Zynq UltraScale+ based 96Boards SBC runs PetaLinux

Sunday 25th of March 2018 04:35:12 AM
Avnet has launched its open-spec Ultra96 96Boards CE SBC for $249, featuring a Zynq UltraScale+ ARM/FPGA SoC, WiFi, BT, 4x USB, a mini-DisplayPort, and support for Linaro[he]#8217[/he]s 96Boards.ai.

8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine

Sunday 25th of March 2018 02:40:50 AM
Regardless of the operating system you are using sometimes it will become bloated with plenty of useless files lying around. To make it worse, you have barely enough storage space left in your hard disk, even though you just upgraded it not long ago. While Ubuntu is easy to use, sometimes it will become bloated with plenty of useless files lying around. Here are eight ways to clean up your Ubuntu.

More ad-versarial tech: Mozilla to pop limited ad blocker into Firefox

Sunday 25th of March 2018 12:46:28 AM
Deteriorating web prompts browser maker to take a stand. Mozilla intends to add basic ad filtering capabilities to its Firefox browser later this year, according to its recently updated roadmap. The move follows from what Asa Dotzler, Firefox roadmap and community leader at Mozilla, describes as changes that are making the web experience worse.

How to Install Python 3.6.4 on CentOS 7

Saturday 24th of March 2018 10:52:06 PM
We’ll show you how to install Python 3.6.4 on CentOS 7. Python is at the core of many popular websites and programs – YouTube, Instagram, and even Yum on CentOS, to name a few. They all rely on Python’s reliability and performance to complete many tasks at a time. Python is a general-purpose object-oriented programming language designed to be used as a software solution for almost all kinds of problems.

Why so little love for the patent grant in the MIT License?

Saturday 24th of March 2018 08:57:44 PM
Too often, I hear it said that the MIT License has no patent license, or that it has merely some possibility of an "implied" patent license. If the MIT License was sensitive, it might develop an inferiority complex in light of the constant praise heaped on its younger sibling, the Apache License, which conventional wisdom says has a "real" patent license.read more

Raspberry Pi atmospheric sensor HAT can detect distant explosions

Saturday 24th of March 2018 07:03:22 PM
OSOP’s $179 and up “Raspberry Boom” Raspberry Pi HAT add-on detects infrasound from volcanoes, explosions, and rockets. A $299 and up Shake and Boom HAT adds a seismograph. Panama-based OSOP, which found Kickstarter success with its Raspberry Shake seismograph add-on board for the Raspberry Pi, has now returned with a Raspberry Boom add-on board and […]

Vivaldi Browser Teams with DuckDuck Go to Enable Private Search, Memory Leak Discovered in GNOME Shell and More

Saturday 24th of March 2018 05:09:00 PM
News briefs for March 23, 2018.

Purism Librem 13: A Security-Focused Powerhouse of a Linux Laptop

Saturday 24th of March 2018 03:14:38 PM
When I learned a relatively new company was shipping laptops pre-installed with Linux, I jumped at the chance to review one. The company in question is Purism.

This Week in Open Source News: New ACRN Project For IoT Arrives, Sony Owes PS3 Owners $65 & More

Saturday 24th of March 2018 01:20:16 PM
This week in open source and Linux news, The Linux Foundation's new ACRN (yes, pronounced acorn) project offers a hypervisor designed for IoT, Sony owes disgruntled PS3 owners $65... because of Linux, and more!

5 Minute FOSS: Spinning a custom Linux distribution

Saturday 24th of March 2018 11:25:54 AM
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Best Desktop Environment

Saturday 24th of March 2018 09:31:32 AM
Read on to see how the desktop environment contenders fared in this week's Readers'Choice Awards category.

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  • V3D DRM Driver Steps Towards Mainline Kernel, Renamed From VC5
    The Broadcom VC5 driver stack is being renamed to V3D and developer Eric Anholt is looking at merging it into the mainline Linux kernel. The VC5 DRM/KMS and Mesa code has been for supporting the next-generation Broadcom VideoCore 5 graphics hardware that's only now beginning to appear in some devices, well, it seems one device so far. Though as I pointed out a few months back, there's already "VC6" activity going on too as the apparent successor to VC5 already being in development.
  • Azure Sphere Makes Microsoft an Arm Linux Player for IoT [Ed: Microsoft marketing at LF (only runs on/with Windows and Visual Studio etc.)]
  • Keynotes Announced for Automotive Linux Summit & OS Summit Japan [Ed: "Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft" in there; LF has once again let Microsoft infiltrate Linux events; in the words of Microsoft’s chief evangelist, “I’ve killed at least two Mac conferences. […] by injecting Microsoft content into the conference, the conference got shut down. The guy who ran it said, why am I doing this?”]
    Automotive Linux Summit connects those driving innovation in automotive Linux from the developer community with the vendors and users providing and using the code, in order to propel the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena.

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ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux Operating System, Is Now Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

ExTiX is dubbed the "Ultimate Linux System," and it's been updated earlier today by developer Arne Exton to version 18.4, based on Canonical's upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS operating system. However, ExTiX is using the lightweight and modern LXQt 0.12.0 as default desktop environment instead of GNOME, and it's powered by the latest Linux 4.16.2 kernel. "After removing GNOME I have installed LXQt 0.12.0," said Arne Exton in today's announcement. "Programs won’t crash or anything like that. And I haven’t discovered any bugs to report. While running ExTiX LXQt 18.4 live or from the hard drive you can use Refracta tools (pre-installed) to create your own live installable Ubuntu system. A ten-year child can do it." Read more