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LXer: GNOME 3.22 "Karlsruhe" Desktop Environment Gets Its First Development Milestone

1 hour 30 min ago
GNOME Project's Matthias Clasen sent us an email today with information about the release of the first snapshot towards the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

Reddit: What is the difference between the different distros?

2 hours 41 min ago

Is there a difference between each distro besides the interfaces? I know some use different terminal commands or might be different for more advanced users, but if the extent of what I am looking at is Ubuntu distros, Debian distros and Linux Mint, is their ever going to be a difference between them besides the interface?

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

3 hours 14 min ago

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LXer: DIY recycling, UCONN's open source chemistry book, and more news

3 hours 25 min ago
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a project aimed at academic libraries, a project to develop networking for rural areas, an open source chemistry textbook, and more.read more

TuxMachines: Mozilla News

3 hours 27 min ago
  • WebExtensions in Firefox 48
  • Mozilla's WebExtensions API Is In Good Shape For Firefox 48

    Mozilla has announced that for Firefox 48 their WebExtensions API is considered to be in a stable state. They encourage developers looking to develop browser add-ons to begin using this new API.

    WebExtensions is an API for implementing new browser add-ons/extensions that makes it easier to port to/from other browsers, is compatible with Firefox's Electroloysis, and should be easier to work with than the current APIs. In particular, Google designed portions of the WebExtensions API around Google's Blink extension API.

  • Mozilla a Step Closer to Thunderbird Decision

    The good news is that the folks at Mozilla seem to be determined to find Thunderbird a good home where it will be able to grow and find newfound success. This isn’t surprising. As Surman pointed out in his post, the project is quite popular among those associated with the foundation — but that popularity is also contributing to the problem Mozilla has with keeping the project in-house.

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Reddit: Google: Helping regular users adopt Linux, or a usurper of the Linux philosophy?

4 hours 28 min ago

Google probably is the one company singlehandedly responsible in spreading the Linux kernel across the world. But as some already know, both Android and Chrome OS take a different approach to the normal Linux distros available, with their own custom walled ecosystem for each operating system.

Do you feel that what Google is doing is for the best for the Linux community? Or do you feel that Google is tainting the spirit of Linux when coming up with products like Chrome OS?

Also do you think other big companies would use Linux in a similar fashion to help build their own ecosystem? If so, who do you think would do this?

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Reddit: Small, cheap 64bit ubuntu machine?

4 hours 54 min ago

Hey there,

I need some software for my work/PhD which runs only under Linux. I've tested it in a virtual machine and everything I need runs fine on ubuntu, but I would prefer having a real machine instead of a virtual one, since it would have some advantages for me.

So right now I'm searching for either something like a raspberry or a small HTPC but I'm having a hard time finding something that would fit my needs.

In the end what I would like to do is having it running 24/7, using it mostly over ssh and what it does is running a very low ressource demanding program and I'm mainly handling text files (grep and stuff, up to 30mb files, so not very hard things to do).

Does anyone have recommendations?

Thanks a lot

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Reddit: Any suggestions for up-to-date resources on driver development for modern Linux kernel releases?

5 hours 5 min ago

I've been learning Linux driver development from LDD3 and patiently (or I guess, slightly frustratedly) waiting for LDD4 with its constantly delayed release date.

I've had good luck in getting a slightly more up-to-date picture by looking at the changes in more recent kernels due to the work done in the following repos:

For general Linux kernel architecture I've been using mostly Robert Love's LKD book as a reference. The question is, short of the uncertain wait for LDD4, is there any centralized location I can turn to to make sure that I am learning a fairly up-to-date picture of all the interfaces as they stand now? The alternative would be to focus in on 2.6.10 which is the starting point for the last known comprehensive tutorial/introduction in LDD3 and then to work my way through the changelogs of each intervening release (but I'd rather avoid the additional cognitive load in addition to learning new concepts in the first place).

Any thoughts/pointers would be greatly appreciated!

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LXer: Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel

5 hours 19 min ago
The developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May of 2016.

Reddit: Help me use my internet :(

6 hours 8 min ago

Hi I am a total noob to linux and the raspberry pi. have managed to install raspbian but for some reason even though I seemed to enter the correct password to my wifi router and it seems to be showing as connected in raspbian, my browser isn't working. please help

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Phoronix: Windows 10 & People Learning I'm Not A Robot Were The Most Popular Stories This Month

6 hours 44 min ago
There were many interesting open-source and Linux news stories delivered on Phoronix this month...

LXer: Devuan Jessie 1.0 Beta Screenshot Tour

7 hours 14 min ago
Since the Exodus declaration in 2014, infrastructure has been put in place to support Devuan's mission to offer users control over their system. Spread the word! a simple way to spell "Devuan" is "dev dash one dot org" both dev-one.org and dev-1.org point here. Devuan aliases its releases using minor planet names as codenames. Xfce is the default desktop.

TuxMachines: OpenStack Roundup

7 hours 37 min ago
  • OpenStack Summit Returns to Austin With Much Fanfare

    Back in July 2010, 75 developers gathered at the Omni hotel here for the very first OpenStack Summit. At the time, OpenStack was in the earliest stages of development. In April 2016, OpenStack returned to Austin in triumph as the de facto standard for private cloud deployment and the platform of choice for a significant share of the Fortune 100 companies. About 7,500 people from companies of all sizes from all over the world attended the 2016 OpenStack Summit in Austin from April 25 to April 29. In 2010, there were no users, because there wasn't much code running, but in 2016, that has changed. Among the many OpenStack users speaking at the summit were executives from Verizon and Volkswagen Group. While the genesis of OpenStack was a joint effort between NASA and Rackspace, the 2016 summit was sponsored by some of the biggest names in technology today—including IBM, Cisco, Dell, EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some highlights of the 2016 OpenStack Summit.

  • A Look Into IBM's OpenStack Meritocracy

    Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology, discusses how Big Blue has earned its place in the OpenStack community.

  • OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV

    Today, 114 petabytes of data traverse AT&T's network daily, and the carrier predicts a 10x increase in traffic by 2020.

    To help manage this, AT&T is transitioning from purpose-built appliances to white boxes running open source software. And according to AT&T Senior Vice President of Software Development and Engineering Sarabh Saxena, OpenStack has been a key part of this shift.

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Reddit: Just switched over to Linux for software development, what's IDE do you recommend?

8 hours 12 min ago

Title. I've been using Visual Studio Professional for years now, I want something as close as I can to that. thanks in advance!

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OpenStack Roundup

  • OpenStack Summit Returns to Austin With Much Fanfare
    Back in July 2010, 75 developers gathered at the Omni hotel here for the very first OpenStack Summit. At the time, OpenStack was in the earliest stages of development. In April 2016, OpenStack returned to Austin in triumph as the de facto standard for private cloud deployment and the platform of choice for a significant share of the Fortune 100 companies. About 7,500 people from companies of all sizes from all over the world attended the 2016 OpenStack Summit in Austin from April 25 to April 29. In 2010, there were no users, because there wasn't much code running, but in 2016, that has changed. Among the many OpenStack users speaking at the summit were executives from Verizon and Volkswagen Group. While the genesis of OpenStack was a joint effort between NASA and Rackspace, the 2016 summit was sponsored by some of the biggest names in technology today—including IBM, Cisco, Dell, EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some highlights of the 2016 OpenStack Summit.
  • A Look Into IBM's OpenStack Meritocracy
    Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology, discusses how Big Blue has earned its place in the OpenStack community.
  • OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV
    Today, 114 petabytes of data traverse AT&T's network daily, and the carrier predicts a 10x increase in traffic by 2020. To help manage this, AT&T is transitioning from purpose-built appliances to white boxes running open source software. And according to AT&T Senior Vice President of Software Development and Engineering Sarabh Saxena, OpenStack has been a key part of this shift.

Ubuntu 16.04 vs. vs. Clear Linux vs. openSUSE vs. Scientific Linux 7

Here are some extra Linux distribution benchmarks for your viewing pleasure this weekend. Following the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS last week, I was running another fresh performance comparison of various Linux distributions on my powerful Xeon E3-1270 v5 Skylake system. I made it a few Linux distributions in before the motherboard faced an untimely death. Not sure of the cause yet, but the motherboard is kaput and thus the testing was ended prematurely. Read more

GhostBSD 10.3 ALPHA1 is now ready for Testing

Yes we skip 10.2 for 10.3 since was FreeBSD 10.3 was coming we thought we should wait for 10.3. This is the first ALPHA development release for testing and debugging for GhostBSD 10.3, only as MATE been released yet which is available on SourceForge and for the amd64 and i386 architectures. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu-based Smartphones And Tablets Sound Good, On Paper, But...Do They Make Any Sense?
    As I previously stated in a recent article, I'm a huge fan of Ubuntu as a desktop operating system. It's friendly, reliable, consumes little resources and is largely virus-free.
  • Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ expected to be based on Ubuntu 16.04
    Elementary OS 0.4 ‘Loki’ coming soon, to be based on Ubuntu 16.04 and have plenty of new features
  • BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet - The heat is on
    Some investments are financial. Some are emotional. When it comes to Linux on tablets, my motives are mostly of the latter kind. I was super-excited to learn BQ was launching a tablet with Ubuntu, something that I have been waiting for a good solid three years now. We had the phone released last spring, and now there's a tablet. The cycle is almost complete. Now, as you know, I was only mildly pleased with the Ubuntu phone. It is a very neat product, but it is not yet as good as the competitors, across all shades of the usability spectrum. But this tablet promises a lot. Full HD, desktop-touch continuum, seamless usage model, and more. Let us have a look.
  • Kubuntu-16.04 — a review
    The kubuntu implementation of Plasma 5 seems to work quite well. It’s close to what I am seeing in other implementations. It includes the Libre Office software, rather than the KDE office suite. But most users will prefer that anyway. I’m not a big fan of the default menu. But the menu can easily be switched to one of the alternative forms. I’ve already done that, and am preferring the “launcher based on cascading popup menus”. If you are trying kubuntu, I suggest you experiment with the alternative formats to see which you prefer.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Review: Very Stable & Improved, Buggy Software Center, Though
    In almost all the occasions that I tested Ubuntu LTS releases, quite rightly so, they’ve always worked better than the non-LTS releases. And this Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the 6th of such release is no exception. This one actually is even more impressive than the others because it has addressed some security related issues and even although not critical, subtle issues that I mentioned in the review. As far as the performance was concerned, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was only largely outperformed by the memory usage where there is a large increase in memory usage. Other than that, those numbers look pretty good to me. That ‘.deb’ file issues with the Software Center is the only major concern that I can come up with. But I’m sure it’ll be fixed very soon.