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Fedora 25 upgrade made easy, like how we are upgrading our smartphone now a days

Monday 28th of November 2016 12:47:39 PM
Fedora graphical upgrade is a simple way to upgrade your fedora system from one major version to another major version, like how we are upgrading our smartphone now a days.

NVIDIA vs. AMDGPU-PRO vs. RadeonSI OpenGL Comparison

Monday 28th of November 2016 11:26:04 AM
If you are planning to upgrade your graphics card in a Linux system this holiday season, here are some fresh benchmarks of several different AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards with various Linux gaming tests under Ubuntu.

Microsoft update servers left all Azure RHEL instances hackable

Monday 28th of November 2016 08:34:31 AM
Software engineer Ian Duffy found the flaws while building a secure RHEL image for Microsoft Azure. During that process he noticed an installation script Azure uses in its preconfigured RPM Package Manager contains build host information that allows attackers to find all four Red Hat Update Appliances which expose REST APIs over HTTPS.

Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.8.4, Apps 16.08.3, and Frameworks 5.28.0

Monday 28th of November 2016 05:42:58 AM
Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis informs the community about the availability of a set of new software updates for the rolling distro originally based on Arch Linux.

Red Hat Developer Toolset 6 released

Monday 28th of November 2016 02:51:25 AM
Want the latest and greatest tools for programming on Red Hat Enterprise Linux? They're here.

Linus Torvalds Outs the Seventh RC for Linux Kernel 4.9, Might Be the Last One

Sunday 27th of November 2016 11:59:52 PM
It's Sunday evening here is the US, and, for hardcore Linux users, this means that they test drive yet another RC (Release Candidate) build of the soon-to-be-released Linux 4.9 kernel.

Network Monitor a full insight

Sunday 27th of November 2016 09:08:19 PM
Full compilation of the information required to understand a network monitor. What, why, when, how and where.

Overclocked Wearables Can Pick Up Bio-Acoustic Signals

Sunday 27th of November 2016 06:16:46 PM
The research team hacked the Linux kernel on the watch and upgraded the software. To examine their idea, researchers developed some experimental apps for ViBand. The new technology could successfully control the apps on the watch or the remote devices, such as the lights and a TV, through common gestures.

YunOS overtakes Apple’s iOS as China’s second-largest smartphone operating system

Sunday 27th of November 2016 03:25:13 PM
YunOS, an operating system built from the free Linux software, made its debut on July 2011 with the Tianyu K-Touch W700 smartphone.

Photo Funnel: Drag-and-Drop Photo Copying Tool For Linux

Sunday 27th of November 2016 12:33:40 PM
Sometimes you need to transfer and organize just a handful of specific photos and raw files from your camera, and a simple GUI tool can help your with that.

Intel Compute Sticks with Apollo Lake chips coming in 2017 (leaked roadmap)

Sunday 27th of November 2016 10:43:19 AM
Intel’s Compute Stick is basically a fully functional, low-power PC crammed into a device that looks like an oversized USB flash drive. Plug it into the HDMI port on a TV, connect a power source, and you can run Windows, Linux, or other operating systems on a TV, monitor, or commercial display.

AV Linux Update: Good but Not Better

Sunday 27th of November 2016 07:51:46 AM
AV Linux is one of the few available fully functional Linux distros to give audio and video enthusiasts a professional level collection of tools to enhance their handling of audio-visual files.

Japan Will Create a Supercomputer to Surpass China

Sunday 27th of November 2016 05:00:13 AM
Specialists from Japan will soon launch a new supercomputer which promises to be the most powerful in the world... 27 supercomputers of Japan from the Top 500 are fueled by Linux.

an AI for your car

Sunday 27th of November 2016 02:08:40 AM
The Dashbot uses the C.H.I.P. Pro, essentially a miniaturized single-board computer like the Raspberry Pi. The chip runs Linux and is completely open source for your hacking pleasure.

Build Your Own Computer

Saturday 26th of November 2016 11:17:07 PM
The officially supported system for the Raspberry Pi is called Raspbian, and it is based on Debian, which has Linux roots and is versatile enough to run on other hardware, too. The Raspberry Pi — which started out in 2012 as a low-cost bare-bones motherboard meant to teach computer fundamentals — can also run other operating systems, including a special version of Ubuntu Linux.

Elegant 0-day unicorn underscores "serious concerns" about Linux security

Saturday 26th of November 2016 09:22:45 PM
Recently released exploit code makes people running fully patched versions of Fedora and other Linux distributions vulnerable to drive-by attacks that can install keyloggers, backdoors, and other types of malware, a security researcher says.

Wine 1.9.24 Improves Support for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Zombie Army Trilogy

Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:28:23 PM
A new Wine development release arrived, versioned 1.9.24, two weeks after the Wine 1.9.23 snapshot, to improve support for several Windows games, as well as to add various improvements and bug fixes.

Linux Security Made Simple

Saturday 26th of November 2016 05:34:01 PM
From the revelations of Edward Snowden to the potential problems with the Internet of Things and the latest malware, security and privacy are constantly in the news. The trouble is, while everyone is concerned about security and privacy, few know what to what to do about them. Fortunately, Linux has endless tools to address these problems without requiring that everyone become an expert.

How to find a file on a Linux VPS

Saturday 26th of November 2016 03:39:39 PM
Using the command line on a Linux machine could be very uncomfortable, especially for the beginners.

How to Install and Customize ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:45:17 PM
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free and open source office suite that includes an alternative for 3 major Microsoft Office apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by providing access to the web-based set of tools for real-time co-editing.

More in Tux Machines

Linux Graphics

  • LibRetro's Vulkan PlayStation PSX Renderer Released
    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
  • Etnaviv DRM Updates Submitted For Linux 4.10
    The Etnaviv DRM-Next pull request is not nearly as exciting as MSM getting Adreno 500 series support, a lot of Intel changes, or the numerous AMDGPU changes, but it's not bad either for a community-driven, reverse-engineered DRM driver for the Vivante graphics cores.
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported. Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

Games for GNU/Linux

Mageia 5.1 Released, Tumbleweed's Latest, Most Secure

The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24. Read more

SparkyLinux 4.5 is out

There is an update of SparkyLinux 4.5 “Tyche” available now. As before, Sparky “Home” editions provide fully featured operating system based on Debian ‘testing’ with desktops of your choice: LXDE, LXQt, KDE, MATE and Xfce. Read more