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Did SUSE Linux Just Take a Dig at Red Hat Linux?

Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:56:21 PM
It seems that SUSE Linux just took a potshot at Red Hat Linux in its latest parody video. See the video and decide for yourself.

Jolla officially launches Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X, but at a hefty price

Sunday 27th of August 2017 04:01:35 PM
Sailfish OS will debut on Xperia X handsets soon... Sailfish X will initially be available without the GUI and hence the installation should be done using command line instructions on a Linux PC. Jolla is expected to release the GUI bundle along with the installation tool after the initial sales...

Making a Wrong into a Right: After Violating GPL and Filing for Bankruptcy, Chinese OEM IUNI Releases Source Code

Sunday 27th of August 2017 01:34:19 PM
IUNI thought it would be simple to just grab the open source code that makes Android what it is today, add their own modifications, close it off, and try to profit from it. Lo and behold, two years into it and the company went under...

Coding more Effectively with Sublime Text

Sunday 27th of August 2017 11:39:57 AM
If I remember correctly, the first software I used to “develop” a website was Frontpage. All those of the pre-ADSL generation have surely started or known this publisher. Since I tried a lot of different applications to code, text editors or IDEs, and the list is long:

Open-spec SBC features octa-core -A53 SoC

Sunday 27th of August 2017 09:33:26 AM
The “Khadas Vim2” SBC runs Android 7.1 or Ubuntu 16.04 on an octa-core, -A53 Amlogic S912 with up to 3GB DDR4, WiFi, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and dual USB ports. Late last year, the Khadas project launched an open spec Khadas Vim SBC that runs on the Amlogic S905X, a cheaper version of the quad-core, Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905 used on Hardkernel’s Odroid-C2.

Diagnose and recover a RAID failure

Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:39:04 AM
In almost all cases, RAID provides redundancy that allows the loss of one or more disks to be tolerated. On the one hand, however, one must know when a failure occurs to act, and on the other hand, know what to do. It is not enough to remove the failing disk and put another in its place..

How Quantum Computing Will Change Browser Encryption

Sunday 27th of August 2017 05:44:42 AM
From a protocol point of view, we're closer to a large-scale quantum computer than many people think. Here's why that's an important milestone.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe schedule published

Sunday 27th of August 2017 03:50:20 AM
The Linux Foundation has posted a schedule for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 23-25 in Prague with the Open Source Summit Europe. Full program notes are available for the combined Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and Open Source Summit Europe event to be held in Oct. 23-25 in Prague.....

RAID: getting the most out of your hard drives

Sunday 27th of August 2017 01:55:58 AM
For those who do not know it, RAID is about gathering multiple disks and using them concurrently to improve data performance or resiliency. Whatever the actual number of discs, in use it will be as if you had only one. You can use RAID from two disks and up to several hundred.

How to Fix a Bootloop on Your Android Device

Sunday 27th of August 2017 12:01:36 AM
If you are experiencing a bootloop issue after flashing a custom ROM, here are some ways to help you get out of the bootloop to get your phone working again.

How to use getopts to parse a script options

Saturday 26th of August 2017 10:07:14 PM
Modifying a bash script behavior via runtime options, just like we normally do with command line programs, can be very useful. The bash shell provides the getopts builtin command, a standard way to achieve this. How to use it is what we will learn in this tutorial.

First Steps After Getting a CentOS VPS

Saturday 26th of August 2017 08:12:52 PM
In this tutorial, we will go through everything you need to do in order to setup your new CentOS VPS.

GIMP 2.9.6 released!

Saturday 26th of August 2017 06:18:30 PM
After more than a year of hard work we are excited to release GIMP 2.9.6 featuring many improvements, some new features, translation updates for 23 languages, and 204 bug fixes.

5 of the Best Linux Distros in 2017

Saturday 26th of August 2017 04:24:08 PM
It’s not easy picking a Linux distribution. While there isn’t truly a one-size-fits-all solution, here are 5 of the best Linux distros to try in 2017.

Guide to Linux App Is a Handy Tool for Every Level of Linux User

Saturday 26th of August 2017 02:29:46 PM
Remember when you first started out with Linux? Depending on the environment you’re coming from, the learning curve can be somewhat challenging. Because of that (and many other differences from other platforms), new users (and some already skilled users) need a bit of help now and then. This particular article is about an Android app. because this particular app happens to be geared toward helping users learn Linux.

Tiny hacker board features dual Ethernet and a $13.90 price

Saturday 26th of August 2017 12:35:24 PM
The open spec, 60 x 45mm “Orange Pi R1” runs Linux or Android on a quad -A7 Allwinner H2 and features WiFi, USB OTG, and dual 10/100 Ethernet ports. Shenzhen Xunlong appears to be increasingly focusing its Orange Pi line of open spec development boards on small-footprint SBCs aimed more at IoT than multimedia applications. […]

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System76's Pop!_OS Linux to Get a Beta Release Next Week with HiDPI Improvements

System76 is getting ready to unleash the first Beta release of their upcoming Pop!_OS Linux distribution, which should be available to download next week based on the Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta. It appears that System76's development team recently dropped focus on the Pop!_OS Installer, which they develop in collaboration with the elementary OS team, to concentrate on fixing critical bugs and add the final touches to the Beta release. They still need to add some patches to fix backlight brightness issues on Nvidia GPUs. Read more

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Desktop: AKiTiO Node, Ubuntu Podcast, Vivaldi, Chromium and HUION PenTablet

  • AKiTiO Node: Testing NVIDIA eGPU Support in Ubuntu 17.10
    Ever since the announcement of Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 technology there has been external graphics card (eGPU) support. Unfortunately for most of last year, including with Intel’s own Skull Canyon NUC, putting this solution to use was challenging at best. Most motherboards didn’t fully support the technology and those that did typically required a system that was far more expensive. For example, the Skull Canyon NUC at release was $700, unconfigured. Adding SSDs and RAM usually bumped that up well over $1000.
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    It’s Season Ten Episode Twenty-Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Martin Wimpress, Marius Quabeck, Max Kristen, Rudy and Tiago Carrondo are connected and speaking to your brain.
  • Vivaldi 1.12 Web Browser Debuts with Highly Requested Features, Improvements
    Vivaldi, the Chromium-based web browser designed with the power user in mind, has been recently updated to version 1.12, a release that introduces highly requested features and a whole lot of under-the-hood improvements. There are three big new features implemented in Vivaldi 1.12. The first is a built-in Image Properties feature that works when you right-click on an image on the Web, showing you a bunch of useful information, such as camera model, depth of field, ISO sensitivity, focal length, exposure, histogram, time and date, and white balance.
  • Chromium Will Soon Let You Browse the Web in VR with a Daydream View Headset
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort posted today on his Google+ profile information regarding the VR (Virtual Reality) capabilities of the open-source web browser, which is the base of Chrome OS and Google Chrome. It would appear that the Chromium team is working on a set of new virtual reality features for the web browser, which means that more VR goodies are coming to popular Chromium-based web browsers like Opera, Vivaldi, and Google Chrome.
  • libinput and the HUION PenTablet devices
    HUION PenTablet devices are graphics tablet devices aimed at artists. These tablets tend to aim for the lower end of the market, driver support is often somewhere between meh and disappointing. The DIGImend project used to take care of them, but with that out of the picture, the bugs bubble up to userspace more often.