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Firefox Private Browsing vs. Chrome Incognito: Which is Faster?

Monday 20th of November 2017 06:51:35 PM
With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla decided to team up with Disconnect Inc. to compare page load times between desktop versions of Chrome’s Incognito mode and Firefox Quantum’s Private...

Getting Started with Express.js: Ubuntu Server Setup

Monday 20th of November 2017 05:37:15 PM
This tutorial demonstrates how to use install Node.js on an Ubuntu server and how to run your first Express app.

Reveal.js presentation hacks

Monday 20th of November 2017 04:22:55 PM
Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it.read more

How to use special permissions: the setuid, setgid and sticky bits

Monday 20th of November 2017 03:08:35 PM
Normally, on a unix-like operating system, the ownership of files and directories is based on the default uid (user-id) and gid (group-id) of the user who created them. The same thing happens when a process is launched: it runs with the effective user-id and group-id of the user who started it, and with the corresponding privileges. This behavior can be modified by using special permissions.

How to Run Diablo II with the GLIDE-to-OpenGL Wrapper

Monday 20th of November 2017 01:46:11 PM
Diablo II is usually a breeze to run on Linux, thanks to WINE and so often times you need no special tricks. However, if you're like me and experience a few glitches and washed out colours in the standard fullscreen mode, you have two options: run the game in windowed mode and go without cinematics, or install a GLIDE-OpenGL wrapper and get the game running properly in its fullscreen glory again, without the glitches and colour problems. I detail how to do that in this article.

GParted The Complete Partition Editor For Linux

Monday 20th of November 2017 12:20:25 PM
?Partition editing is a task which not only requires carefulness but also a stable environment. Today GParted is one of the leading partition editing tools on Linux environment. GParted is not only easy but also remains powerful at the same time. Today I am going to list out the installation as well as basics to use GParted which will be helpful to newbies.

SuperTuxKart Racing Game Now Available on Android, New Release Adds Many Changes

Monday 20th of November 2017 04:24:11 AM
The developers of the SuperTuxKart open-source and cross-platform racing game built around the Linux mascot Tux the penguin announced today the release of SuperTuxKart 0.9.3.

Linux Kernel 4.14, Firefox Quantum, Fedora 27, Munich? Meh | This Week in Linux 14

Sunday 19th of November 2017 11:28:07 PM
Youtube Video: First 6 Year LTS Linux Kernel, Firefox Quantum Update, New distro releases from Fedora and Slax, Linux Supercomputer Domination, Easily Method for Checking for Steam Sales for Linux Gaming, and more.

Intel plans to end legacy BIOS support by 2020

Sunday 19th of November 2017 07:08:50 PM
Intel’s Brian Richardson announced the move in a recent presentation (PDF link). In slightly more technical terms, Intel will require UEFI Class 3 or higher, which lacks legacy BIOS support. Note that this doesn’t mean “Secure Boot” will be mandatory.

How to Install and Use TeamViewer on Linux Complete Guide

Sunday 19th of November 2017 04:17:17 PM
tep-by-step beginner’s guide to installing TeamViewer on Linux. It also explains how to use TeamViewer on Linux.

Announcing Season of KDE 2018

Sunday 19th of November 2017 01:25:44 PM
KDE Student Programs is pleased to announce the 2018 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects that enhance KDE in some way.

Boot Linux ISO From Android Phone

Sunday 19th of November 2017 10:34:11 AM
The Thing about us Linux users is that we are never committed to one particular distro. We are always looking for something new, something more exciting. It may be a new Desktop Environment, a newer kernel or a completely different Linux experience.

Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.35 with Support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Solus

Sunday 19th of November 2017 07:50:11 AM
Two months in the works with more than 100 active contributors adding code to it, Canonical's Snapcraft Snap creator tool has been updated recently to version 2.35.

All the supercomputers in the world moved to Linux operating systems

Sunday 19th of November 2017 04:58:38 AM
Over the past six months operating systems based on Linux completely replaced the other OS and now are used on all 500 most powerful supercomputers.

Goodbye Apple, goodbye Microsoft... hello Linux

Sunday 19th of November 2017 02:07:05 AM
Linux is everywhere – and will free your computer from corporate clutches. Rival operating systems: most people are too busy to look beyond Windows (left) and macOS (right), but Linux (centre) is worth making time for.

How to Speed Up WordPress with Redis Caching

Saturday 18th of November 2017 10:21:32 PM
How to Speed Up WordPress with Redis Caching in few easy steps. Redis is an in-memory database which can be used as a data store or cache.

Akademy 2018 - Vienna, Austria - 11-17 August

Saturday 18th of November 2017 08:32:53 PM
Vienna Calling! This is not only a song by the famous austrian singer Falco, but could also the motto for next years Akademy.In 2018 Akademy will be held at the University of Technology (TU Wien) in Vienna, Austria, from Saturday 11th to Friday 17th August.

Snaps Are Coming to Ubuntu 18.04 by Default, Kubuntu Could Also Adopt Them

Saturday 18th of November 2017 06:44:14 PM
Mark Shuttleworth's all-snap Ubuntu system dream is soon becoming a reality as the Ubuntu developers are currently discussing a strategy to bring Snaps by default in the upcoming release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Top 5: Fortran turns 60, AutoCAD alternatives, and more

Saturday 18th of November 2017 04:55:36 PM
This week, we look at Fortran at 60, open source CAD programs, programming-friendly fonts, and more.

This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

Saturday 18th of November 2017 03:06:57 PM
This week in open source/Linux news, Linux not powers the vast majority of the world's supercomputers, Hyperledger is set apart from hype, and more.

More in Tux Machines

Oracle Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to VirtualBox

Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series. VirtualBox 5.2.2 is the first maintenance update to the latest VirtualBox 5.2 stable series of the application, and it looks like it can be compiled and used on GNU/Linux distribution running the recently released Linux 4.14 LTS kernel. It also makes it possible to run distros powered by Linux kernel 4.14 inside VirtualBox VMs. Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.