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LXer: Rugged, Kaby Lake based NVR system offers up to eight PoE ports

Sunday 18th of March 2018 06:26:51 AM
Aaeon’s automotive-focused “VPC-5600S” networked video recorder PC runs Linux or Windows on 7th Gen Core chips and offers dual hot-swappable SATA trays and 6x to 10x GbE ports, with 4x to 8x of those supporting PoE. Aaeon has launched a rugged VPC-5600S network video recorder (NVR) embedded computer with up to 10x Gigabit Ethernet ports, of which up to 8x support Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

Reddit: Bash Shell Tweaks & Tips

Sunday 18th of March 2018 06:14:54 AM

LXer: Creating and Resizing XFS Partitions

Sunday 18th of March 2018 04:26:46 AM
In this article, we will be using VirtualBox to demonstrate how to create a proper partition and format it with XFS filesystem. We also show you how to resize a XFS partition that already exists so you don't have to destroy it and create a new one.

Reddit: What is the best multipurpose bootable linux distro in regards to abundance of preinstalled apps live from the dvd?

Sunday 18th of March 2018 03:53:06 AM

i'm looking for a fat distro with tons of useful apps. whats the ultimate boot cd of Linux?

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Reddit: Firefox is now available as a snap

Sunday 18th of March 2018 03:26:02 AM

Reddit: Quick Vala appmenu review - A global menu for Xfce, Mate and Cinnamon

Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:52:17 AM

My short review for the vala appmenu, a global menu made for Xfce, Mate and Cinnamon. Tested with the Mate desktop in Ubuntu Mate.

Consistency with Qt/snap applications

Not much to say here. No matter what Qt application I've tested it appears and uses the theme I've installed. Tested applications: VLC, KDENlive, brave browser and Krita. Yes, snaps work with it without a hitch.


Not one issue. Never disappeared and never broke with anything. I was honestly surprised with how polished it was, seeing as how it's not all that popular (despite being preinstalled with Ubuntu Mate) and a bit new.


With nothing open it displays "Desktop" and "files". I think it sees the desktop and filesystem as programs running. With desktop I believe it allows you to go into the desktop settings but with files wouldn't do anything when I clicked on its options. Not really annoying, just odd.


Does what it needs to do with no issues. Consistent, stable and overall very polished. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give it a 10. The vala-appmenu team have done an excellent job integrating a global menu with some (mostly) lightweight desktop environments.

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LXer: Chinas open source AI, a GitHub tool for licensing, and more news

Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:26:41 AM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look China[he]#039[/he]s open source AI technology, GitHub making open source licensing easier, the Eclipse Foundation taking over Java EE, and more.Open source news roundup for February 3-17, 2018.

TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:25:55 AM

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TuxMachines: Games and Wine: Dark Old Sun, Surviving Mars, Wine-Staging 3.4, Wine 3.4

Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:24:43 AM
  • Varied shoot 'em up Dark Old Sun adds Linux support, lots of different enemies and upgrades to try

    For those who can't get enough shoot 'em up action, Dark Old Sun [Steam] recently added Linux support and it looks pretty varied. It originally released on March 8th, with Linux support arriving only a few days later on the 16th. 

    It has three different game modes: An Arcade/Story mode with 6 different stages, a Challenge mode and a Survival mode where you face off against waves of enemies and random events.

  • Surviving Mars already has a fix out for the Linux text problem, plus more thoughts
  • Looking for a Battle Royale game that works on Linux? 2D browser-based is one

    I know, a bunch of you are probably already running away due to it being browser-based, but I find that really quite interesting. is actually not bad at all. Basic of course, since it's a top-down 2D game that runs directly in the browser, but that's also what makes it so interesting. You can play it on basically anything and if you want to team up with someone, it generates a link for you to send them and away you go. You can also play with strangers on a team as well, which also works surprisingly well with the simple emotes system to give them a thumbs up, or a sad face.

  • Wine-Staging 3.4 Released With MS Office Anti-Aliased Fonts, BattlEye Fixes

    Fresh off the release of Wine 3.4 on Friday, the maintainers corralling the Wine-Staging releases have now put out their second modern release.

    Wine-Staging 3.4 was released minutes ago since Alistair Leslie-Hughes managed to take-over the Wine-Staging maintenance and get out the recent v3.3 release. They have continued re-basing their patches against Wine upstream, more than 1000 in total. They are also working to upstream those patches where appropriate.

  • Wine 3.4 released with more Vulkan support

    Another Wine development release with Wine 3.4 that continues to add in more Vulkan support making another exciting release.

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LXer: How Open Source Approach is Impacting Science

Sunday 18th of March 2018 12:26:36 AM
How the Linux-based Operating System and Open Source are playing a significant role in the major scientific breakthroughs that are taking place in our daily lives.

Phoronix: Wine-Staging 3.4 Released With MS Office Anti-Aliased Fonts, BattlEye Fixes

Saturday 17th of March 2018 11:32:26 PM
Fresh off the release of Wine 3.4 on Friday, the maintainers corralling the Wine-Staging releases have now put out their second modern release...

Reddit: Best Linux OS that's close to Windows 10?

Saturday 17th of March 2018 11:31:22 PM

Title says it all. Looking for an OS that's similar to Windows 10. Thanks!

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LXer: Weekend Reading: All Things Bash

Saturday 17th of March 2018 10:26:31 PM
Bash is a shell and command language. It is distributed widely as the default login shell for most Linux distributions. We've rounded up some of the most popular Bash-related articles for your weekend reading.

Phoronix: Intel SGX Enclave Support Added To GCC

Saturday 17th of March 2018 09:00:19 PM
The latest feature addition to the GCC compiler this week is support for Intel's new "ENCLV"...

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today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
    A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
    GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected. Canonical's Will Cooke reported in this week's Ubuntu happenings that they were trying to add upstream support for Synaptics to Mutter, complementing the libinput support. While it's great Canonical trying to contribute upstream to GNOME, Synaptics support was previously dropped as being a maintenance burden and with libinput support getting into rather good shape.
  • Long live Release Engineering
    y involvement in Fedora goes back to late 2003 early 2004 somewhere as a packager for I started by getting a few packages in to scratch some of my itches and I saw it as a way to give back to the greater open source community. Around FC3 somewhere I stepped up to help in infrastructure to rebuild the builders in plague, the build system we used before koji and that we used for EPEL(Something that I helped form) for awhile until we got external repo support in koji. I was involved in the implementation of koji in Fedora, I joined OLPC as a build and release engineer, where I oversaw a move of the OS they shipped from FC6 to F8, and laid a foundation for the move to F9. I left OLPC when Red Hat opensourced RHN Satellite as “spacewalk project” I joined Red Hat as the release engineer for both, after a brief period there was some reorganisation in engineering that resulted in me handing off the release engineering tasks to someone closer the the engineers working on the code. As a result I worked on Fedora full time helping Jesse Keating. When he decided to work on the internal migration from CVS to git I took over as the lead. [...] Recently I have accepted a Job offer to become the manager of a different team inside of Red Hat.

Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

  • Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures
    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. The obsolete CPU architectures set to be removed include Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, MN10300, META (Metag), and TILE. Managing to escape its death sentence is the Unicore32 architecture with its port maintainer claiming it's still actively being used and maintained.
  • [Older] Linus Torvalds Interview by Kristaps

    Interviewer: we all know who Linus is, but not many people know he’s also a proficient diver. Why don’t we start at the beginning: where you first started diving, and when you started to take diving seriously.  

    Actually, it was related to open source, in some way. [...]

Software: KDE, DocKnot and More

  • This week in Usability & Productivity, part 10
    Today’s Usability & Productivity status is jam-packed with awesome stuff that I think you’re all really gonna love.
  • DocKnot 1.03
    This is the software that I use to generate documentation for my software. Currently, it just handles README,, and the top-level web page for the package.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Amarok Sees First Release in 3 Years
    The past 7 days have been pretty dang busy in Linux release land. We’ve taken a look at the best GNOME 3.28 features, recapped the latest Firefox 59 changes, and made ourselves comfortable with the latest changes to Linux audiobook player Cozy.

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