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AMDGPU-PRO 18.30 Radeon Linux Driver Released with Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

4 hours 52 min ago
AMD released a new major version of its AMDGPU-PRO graphics driver for Radeon GPUs to users of Linux-based operating systems, Radeon Software for Linux 18.30.

GitHub goes off the Rails as Microsoft closes in

6 hours 47 min ago
Ruby shop turns to Go, Java, and Kubernetes for platform makeoverAnalysis GitHub invited a handful of journalists to its San Francisco headquarters to explain how the social code hosting biz is evolving from a website into a platform.…

How to Set Up Apache Virtual Hosts on CentOS 7

8 hours 41 min ago
In this tutorial, we’ll provide a step by step instructions about how to set up Apache Virtual Hosts on a CentOS 7 server.

Valve Working to Make Windows Games Run in Linux, Intel Vulnerability Being Patched, CentOS 7.5 Available, GNOME 3.29.91 Released

10 hours 36 min ago
 Happy belated 21st birthday to GNOME! The project celebrated this milestone by releasing version 3.29.91. Good news to all the gamers out there: Valve is working on a set of compatibility tools to allow Windows developed games to run on Linux.

Android 9 Pie Go Edition Coming This Fall to More Than 200 Entry-Level Phones

12 hours 30 min ago
With Android 9.0 Pie out the door, Google is now working hard to bring the great Android Pie experience to more entry-level phones running the Android Go edition of the Linux-based mobile operating system.

Open source Zephyr RTOS snuggles up to RISC-V with new members

14 hours 24 min ago
The Zephyr Project announced six new members including RISC-V boosters SiFive and AntMicro, and expanded development support to more than 100 boards. The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, which is developing the open source Zephyr real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, announced six new members, including RISC-V members Antmicro and SiFive. The project also announced expanded […]

OERu makes a college education affordable

16 hours 19 min ago
Open, higher education courses are a boon to adults who don’t have the time, money, or confidence to enroll in traditional college courses but want to further their education for work or personal satisfaction. OERu is a great option for these learners. It allows people to take courses assembled by accredited colleges and universities for free, using open textbooks, and pay for assessment only when (and if) they want to apply for formal academic credit.read more

Lennart Jern: How Do You Fedora?

18 hours 13 min ago
The Fedora Magazine recently interviewed Lennart Jern on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series  on the Fedora Magazine. This series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done...

Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing

20 hours 7 min ago
Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost.An attempt to cure the headache of a Windows 10 desktop festooned with Linux distributions has arrived in the form of WSLTools from Opsview.…

AryaLinux: A Distribution and a Platform

Saturday 18th of August 2018 05:54:52 AM
AryaLinux doesn’t only offer an installable, open source operating system, they offer a platform with which users can build a complete GNU/Linux operating system. The provided scripts were created based on the instructions from Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch.

Mixing software development roles produces great results

Saturday 18th of August 2018 04:00:30 AM
Most open source communities don’t have a lot of formal roles. There are certainly people who help with sysadmin tasks, testing, writing documentation, and translating or developing code. But people in open source communities typically move among different roles, often fulfilling several at once.In contrast, team members at most traditional companies have defined roles, working on documentation, support, QA, and in other areas.read more

How to Install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nginx as a Reverse Proxy

Saturday 18th of August 2018 02:06:08 AM
In this tutorial we will show you how to install Odoo 10 on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also show you how install and configure the Nginx web server as a reverse proxy for your Odoo application.

A record pager built with YAD

Saturday 18th of August 2018 12:11:46 AM
How to turn a YAD dialog into a GUI viewer/pager for records in a data table.

The Chromebook Grows Up

Friday 17th of August 2018 10:17:24 PM
I think Chrome OS is, in my opinion, the Linux desktop for themasses that's been predicted for as long as I've used Linux. Granted,it has a huge corporate behemoth in the form of Google behind it, butthat's also why it has advanced in public acceptance as far as ithas. This article's main purpose is to report on how far it has comealong and what to expect in the future—it's a bright one!

Share Files Securely With Onionshare

Friday 17th of August 2018 08:23:02 PM
Install Onionshare in Linux and use it to send files over Tor. The developer of Onionshare officially supports Ubuntu with a PPA. Enable it on your system, and install Onionshare.Debian is in an unusual situation. Only the testing and unstable releases have updated versions of Onionshare in their repositories. Stable doesn't have it at all. So, if you're running testing or unstable, just install it. Otherwise, you're going to need to use Apt pinning.

Cloudgizer: An introduction to a new open source web development tool

Friday 17th of August 2018 07:08:42 PM
Cloudgizer is a free open source tool for building web applications. It combines the ease of scripting languages with the performance of C, helping manage the development effort and run-time resources for cloud applications.read more

How to Install Minimal Ubuntu on Your Old PC

Friday 17th of August 2018 05:54:22 PM
Ubuntu is good, but it can be bloated and not suitable for an old PC. Here is how to install a minimal and non-bloated Ubuntu on your older PC.

castero – command-line podcast player

Friday 17th of August 2018 04:40:02 PM
castero is designed to be easy to use and targeted at users who want lightweight command line applications instead of bloated GUI-based alternatives.

Copying and Pasting Text onto the Linux Terminal

Friday 17th of August 2018 03:25:42 PM
While working with the Terminal, we sometimes require copying a long command, file name or text from the web. In this tutorial we will show you how to do so through a few examples we ran on Ubuntu 18.04.

An introduction to the Django Python web app framework

Friday 17th of August 2018 02:11:22 PM
In the first three articles of this four-part series comparing different Python web frameworks, we covered the Pyramid, Flask, and Tornado web frameworks. We've built the same app three times and have finally made our way to Django.read more

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Canonical/Ubuntu: Quirky Xerus 8.6, Snapcraft and More

  • Quirky Xerus 8.6 features latest DEBs from Ubuntu 16.04.x
    The independent Linux-based operating system, Quirky 8.6, a side project of Puppy Linux made with Woof, has just hit the market. According to an announcement by its creator, Barry Kauler, who retired from the Puppy Linux project to work on the Quirky Distro, the woofQ operating system is live for users to download and enjoy. The latest release mainly features bug fixes and minor improvements from previous Quirky OS 8.x versions. The release notes of Quirky’s Xerus version 8.6 explain that the update comes with a package upgrade to version 2.49.4 SeaMonkey and Kernel 4.14.63 with aufs patch. The new release is built with the latest DEBs from the Ubuntu 16.04.x range and features improvements for its EasyShare with specific improvements for Android connections. A Gxlat language translator has been introduced in this update and there are 10 architectural improvements and fixes as well. Several minor security bugs have also been patched since its predecessor.
  • Snapcraft at Europython 2018
    In July, several members of our advocacy and design teams went to Europython 2018 in Edinburgh. It was a really well-organised event, mixing great speakers from a vibrant community at a great location. The main reason for us to get closer to the Python developer community was to promote Snapcraft as the best way to publish on Linux, for app developers in general, and for Python developers in particular. As well as increasing awareness of Snapcraft, we gained a deeper understanding of the needs of Python developers and made contact with interesting products and engineers.
  • Cloud Native, Docker, K8s Summit
  • Ubuntu 18.04.1 Bionic Beaver Has Been Released (Download Links)

Graphics: Wayland/Weston, Mesa and AMD

  • Wayland 1.16 / Weston 5.0 RC2 Released To Fix Vulnerabilities
    Two release candidates of Wayland 1.16 / Weston 5.0 were not originally scheduled, but it's been necessitated due to some pressing issues both with Wayland and its reference compositor. Samsung's Derek Foreman issued these "RC2" releases on Friday rather than going straight to the official Wayland 1.16 and Weston 5.0 releases. On the Wayland front, Michael Srb found and fixed issues that could cause pointer overflows within Wayland's connection code. These overflow fixes are the only changes in this Wayland 1.15.94 (RC2) version.
  • RAGE & Doom Get Radeon Workarounds In Mesa 18.3-dev
    If you are looking to enjoy id Software's RAGE or Doom VFR games this weekend on Linux via Wine, they should be playing nicer with the latest open-source Mesa graphics driver code. Timothy Arceri at Valve has added a workaround to get RAGE working under Wine with RadeonSI. The workaround is a DRIRC configuration addition for allowing GLSL built-in variable redeclarations. This is enough to get RAGE working with RadeonSI on Mesa Git. Though only RadeonSI is working out currently since the game relies upon the OpenGL compatibility profile mode that is only supported currently by RadeonSI when it comes to the Mesa drivers. Thanks to Valve's developers and others, the OpenGL compatibility profile mode for RadeonSI has matured into great shape these past few months.
  • Adreno 600 Series Support Lands In Mesa 18.3 Gallium3D
    With the Adreno 600 series support going into Linux 4.19 for the kernel bits, the user-space OpenGL driver support for the latest-generation Qualcomm graphics has now been merged into Mesa. Kristian Høgsberg Kristensen of Google's Chrome OS graphics team (yes, Kristian of Wayland and DRI2 fame) has been working on the Gallium3D support for the Adreno 600 series hardware along with Freedreno founder Rob Clark. This A6xx support is being tacked onto the existing Freedreno Gallium3D driver and amounts to just over six thousand lines of new code. Keep in mind this A6xx Freedreno back-end must also be used with the supported MSM DRM driver in the Linux 4.19+ kernel.
  • AMDGPU-PRO 18.30 Radeon Linux Driver Released with Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    Featuring official support for the AMD Radeon PRO WX 8200 graphics cards and initial Wattman-like functionality, the Radeon Software for Linux 18.30 finally adds support for some of the most recent Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and CentOS Linux distributions. These include Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10, CentOS 7.5, and CentOS 6.10. SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and Server (SLED/SLES) 12 Service Pack (SP) 3 is supported as well, but not the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.
  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Update Fixes Witcher 3 Issue, Bug Fixes
    In addition to AMD releasing AMDGPU-PRO 18.30 on Friday, they also did their usual weekly source push of their newest "AMDVLK" open-source Radeon Vulkan driver code.

Kernel: Linux 4.19 Staging and Greg Kroah-Hartman's Very Many Stable Releases

  • Linux 4.19 Staging Brings EROFS File-System & Gasket Driver Framework
    Following the USB subsystem updates, Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in the kernel's staging area work for the Linux 4.19 merge window. This experimental/testing area of the Linux kernel is adding a new file-system with 4.19: EROFS. EROFS is developed by Huawei for possible Android device use-cases. EROFS stands for the Extendable Read-Only File-System and is developed to address shortcomings in other Linux read-only file-systems. EROFS features compression support and other features, but the on-disk layout format isn't 100% firm yet -- hence going into the staging area.
  • USB Patches Posted For Linux 4.19 Kernel, Including The New USB-C DisplayPort Driver
    Having wrapped up his latest stable kernel wrangling and the fallout from L1TF/Foreshadow, Greg Kroah-Hartman got around today to sending out the feature pull requests for the kernel subsystems he oversees. His first new batch of changes for Linux 4.19 today is the USB subsystem work.
  • One Week Past Linux 4.18.0, The Linux 4.18.3 Kernel Is Already Out
    Greg Kroah-Hartman had a fun Friday night issuing new point releases to the Linux 3.18 / 4.4 / 4.9 / 4.14 / 4.17 / 4.18 kernels only to have to issue new point releases minutes later. It was just on Thursday that Linux 4.18.1 was released along with updates to older stable branches for bringing L1TF / Foreshadow mitigation. Friday night then brought Linux 4.18.2, Linux 4.17.16, Linux 4.14.64, Linux 4.9.121, Linux 4.4.149, and Linux 3.18.119 with more patches. Those kernels brought various fixes, including in the x86 PTI code for clearing the global bit more aggressively, crypto fixes, and other maintenance work.

Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.5

  • 2018.08.18: Trinity Desktop Environment R14.0.5 Released!
    The Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new TDE R14.0.5 release. TDE is a complete software desktop environment designed for Unix-like operating systems, intended for computer users preferring a traditional desktop model, and is free/libre software. R14.0.5 is the fifth maintenance release of the R14.0 series, and is built on and improves the previous R14.0.4 version. Maintenance releases are intended to promptly bring bug fixes to users, while preserving overall stability through the avoidance of both major new features and major codebase re-factoring.
  • Trinity Desktop R14.0.5 Lets You Keep Enjoying The KDE 3 Experience In 2018
    For those that have fond memories of the K Desktop Environment 3, you can still enjoy a KDE3-derived experience in 2018 with the just-released Trinity Desktop R14.0.5. Trinity Desktop continues to see occasional updates as the fork of the KDE 3.5 packages. Trinity Desktop R14.0.5 is the new release this weekend and their first since R14.0.4 was released last November.