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Learn from the Experts at The Linux Foundation's Europe Events

Monday 1st of August 2016 12:06:04 PM
The Linux Foundation has released session details for three major conferences coming up this fall: MesosCon Europe, Embedded Linux Conference / OpenIoT Summit Europe, and LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe.

Creating 3D models for printing with Blender: Advanced tips

Monday 1st of August 2016 11:08:53 AM
Read:Part 1: How to get started with 3D printing in Blender Part 2: Making and preparing 3D models for printing with Blender read more

Linux Kernel 4.1.29 LTS Is a Small Update with ALSA Fixes, eCryptfs Improvements

Monday 1st of August 2016 09:26:48 AM
Linux kernel developer and maintainer of the Linux 4.1 and 3.18 long-term supported kernel series, Alexander Levin, announced the general availability of the Linux 4.1.29 LTS kernel update.

Arc Red GTK Theme (Derived from Arc) for Linux Desktop’s

Monday 1st of August 2016 07:32:26 AM
Arc Red GTK Theme (Derived from Arc) for Linux Desktop’s, especially Thinkpad users with combination of gray and red

Parsix 8.10 Screenshot Tour

Monday 1st of August 2016 05:38:04 AM
Hello everybody, we are pleased to announce that the final version of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10, code name 'Erik', is available now. This version ships with GNOME 3.20.3, a new kernel based on Linux 4.4.16 and tons of updated and upgraded packages. Parsix 8.10 has been built on top of the rock-solid Debian 8.0 'Jessie' platform and all base packages have been synchronized with Debian 'Jessie' repositories as of July 30, 2016. Parsix 'Erik' ships with the LibreOffice 4.3.3 productivity suit by default. Highlights: GNOME Shell 3.20.3, GRUB 2, Firefox 47.0.1, GParted 0.19.0, Empathy 3.12.12, LibreOffice 4.3.3, VirtualBox 4.3.36 and a brand new kernel based on Linux 4.4.16 with TuxOnIce, BFS and other extra patches. The live DVD has been compressed using SquashFS and xz.

Linux Mint 18 Xfce Edition Is Now Available for Download, Here's What's New

Monday 1st of August 2016 03:43:42 AM
We've been tipped by one of our regular readers that the final release of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" Xfce Edition operating system is now available for download from the official channels.

IDM For Ubuntu - Install IDM On Ubuntu And Other Linux Distributions

Monday 1st of August 2016 01:49:20 AM
IDM is the favourite download manager of most Windows users. But, after moving to Linux their favourite download manager goes away because it's not available for Ubuntu or any other distributions. But don't worry, here is a way to make IDM for Ubuntu through Wine.

5 great linux.conf.au talks (that aren't about Linux)

Sunday 31st of July 2016 11:54:58 PM
linux.conf.au, otherwise known as LCA, is one of the world's longest-running open source events. LCA has been held in a different city around Australia and New Zealand almost every year since 1999. Despite the name, linux.conf.au is a generalist open source conference. LCA hasn't been just about Linux for a long time. Rather, the conference focuses on everything to do with open source: the software, hardware, and network protocols that underly it.read more

Configuring the MPD Music Server on Ubuntu Linux

Sunday 31st of July 2016 10:00:36 PM
Linux has a ton of options when it comes to media players. Many of them are just as feature packed as their proprietary counterparts on other operating systems. What most Linux users don’t realize is that there are additional options that utilize one of Linux’s greatest strengths, servers. MPD(Music Player Daemon) is a lightweight server for sharing a music library both locally and over a network.

Puppy Linux explained-A lightweight,independent Distribution

Sunday 31st of July 2016 08:06:14 PM
Puppy Linux is one of the smallest Linux distributions.Puppy Linux is incredibly lightweight. Being lightweight doesn't mean it lacks features. It includes lots of features that a full fledged Linux distribution offers.Puppy Linux is mainly used as live medium.There is also an option to save your work before you shut down the session. This way you can work anywhere and have your work saved along with you.[Read More]

4 new guides for OpenStack developers and administrators

Sunday 31st of July 2016 06:11:52 PM
One of the biggest challenges for any system administrator or developer is keeping up with the pace of change. Whether you're fresh out of school, or a veteran greybeard with many years of experience under your belt, the same conundrum applies: the skills you had yesterday aren't always an exact match for the solutions you're working on today to solve for the problems of tomorrow.read more

Facebook open sources a 17-camera 3D-360 video capture system

Sunday 31st of July 2016 04:17:30 PM
Facebook has open-sourced a 17-camera “Surround360” r3D-360 video capture system, and has posted full specs and code on GitHub. In April, Facebook announced that it had built a “Surround360” 3D-360 video capture system, but that it did not plan to sell it. Instead, the social networking giant promised it would open source both the hardware […]

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Q4OS 1.6, Orion

The significant Q4OS 1.6 'Orion' release receives the most recent Trinity R14.0.3 stable version. Trinity R14.0.3 is the third maintenance release of the R14 series, it is intended to promptly bring bug fixes to users, while preserving overall stability. The complete list and release notes you will find on the Trinity desktop environment website. New Q4OS 1.6 release includes set of new features and fixes. The default desktop look has been slightly changed, Q4OS 'Bourbon' start menu and taskbar has been polished a bit and has got a few enhancements, for example the icons size varies proportionally to the system panel. Native Desktop profiler tool has got new, optimized 'software to install' list. Read more

Learning More About Explicit Fencing & Android's Sync Framework

With the sync validation framework leaving the staging area in Linux 4.9 and other work going on around the Android sync framework and explicit fencing, this functionality is becoming a reality that ultimately benefits the Linux desktop. Collabora developer Gustavo Padovan presented at this week's LinuxCon 2016 conference about explicit fencing support in the mainline kernel with a "new era of graphics." Read more

Ubuntu Leftovers

Leftovers: Software Development

  • fakecloud
  • A new version of pristine-tar
  • Getting RSS feeds for news websites that don’t provide them
    On the technical side, this seems to be one of the most stable pieces of software I ever wrote. It never crashed or otherwise failed since I started running it, and fortunately I also didn’t have to update the HTML parsing code yet because of website changes. It’s written in Haskell, using the Scotty web framework, Cereal serialization library for storing the history of the past articles, http-conduit for fetching the websites, and html-conduit for parsing the HTML. Overall a very pleasant experience, thanks to the language being very convenient to write and preventing most silly mistakes at compile-time, and the high quality of the libraries.
  • Quick Highlight
    Martin Blanchard put together a new “quick highlight” plugin for Builder this last week. It was a great example of how to submit a new feature, so I just wanted to highlight it here. Post to bugzilla, attach a patch, and we will review quickly and help with any additional integration that might be necessary.