Linux users are notorious for our resilient pickiness when it comes to the software we use. It’s probably why we’re Linux users in the first place. Instead of submitting to oppressive operating systems and software with limited room for customization, we happily format our hard drives to purge them of Windows and OS X tyranny, instead opting for the freedom of choice that Linux provides. Not only can we control exactly how we want our systems to work, we can also control exactly how they look, which some would say is equally important.
Script Makes It Easy To Deploy Steam On FreeBSD
With a new script, it's possible to get Valve's Steam Linux game client running relatively well on FreeBSD.
On FreeBSD in conjunction with its Linux binary compatibility layer it's possible to run Steam for handling your favorite Steam Linux titles. If you are unfamiliar with FreeBSD's Linux compatibility layer, see FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than Linux?. That article has background information along with some Linux vs. FreeBSD gaming benchmarks I did five years ago... When FreeBSD 11.0 is out, I'll try again to get it working to see how FreeBSD 11 performs for running Linux native games.
Time flies for FBSD updates, too
The older KDE stuff — that is, KDE4, which is still the current official release for the desktop on FreeBSD — is also maintained, although (obviously) not much changes there. We did run into a neat C++-exceptions bug recently, which was kind of hard to trigger: running k3b (or ksoundconverter and some other similar ones) with a CD that is unknown to MusicBrainz would crash k3b. There’s not that many commercially-available CDs unknown to that database, so I initially brushed off the bug report as Works For Me.
These are just few reasons to think about Bodhi Linux. As it is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it doesn't lacks in case of applications. There is an alpha release of Bodhi Linux which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This gives us another reason to think about Bodhi Linux. Try it out and make it permanent if you like it. In our next segment we will be introducing an independent Linux distribution. So stay tuned with us and don't forget to have fun with Linux.
so... long story short, I had to reinstall my Linux, have everything backed up, but Easystroke seemingly does not have a file or location where it saves gestures. Soo...
Where Are My Gestures, Mr. Penguin?!
(Had this before, but this time I don't feel like setting up all the gestures again.)submitted by /u/Wrdlbrnpf
Nocturn Is a Cross Platform Twitter App With a Clean Design
I know what you’re thinking: “Not another electron app!?” but this one is at least a bit different to the usual web wrapping schtick.
For, unlike Anatine which we wrote about at the end of July, Nocturn is not a frame around the regular Twitter web interface.
Instead, it uses web technologies to create a new, native interface.
Albeit a rather simple one.
- Brand New Skype `Alpha` Application for Ubuntu/Linux Mint
- The Wine Development Release 1.9.16 Is Now Available
- Tip of the iceberg !
Vice-President’s Report — The State of the GNOME Foundation
Hi! Long time no see. My blog has been pretty quiet in recent months, in the big part due to my extended commitment on the GNOME Foundation‘s Board of Directors (for a second year without an executive director present to take some of the load) and the various business engagements I’ve had.
New packages for LibreOffice and Chromium
There’s a new LibreOffice release with a lot of improvements: 5.2.0. The announcement on the Document Foundation blog shows quite a lot of extensive information this time because of the version number jump and the changes implied by it. I’ll mention just a couple of semi-random facts here:
Document classification has been added as a major feature. Two-factor authentication for Google Docs storage finally works in Writer. Interoperability (with the MS Office file formats of course) has been improved and an import filter for Word for DOS was added. In Calc, new functions were added along with tooltips showing context information about functions. Source code quality has been measurably improved again.
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- Flock to Fedora - Quick overview of day #1
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In DARPA challenge, smart machines compete to fend off cyberattacks
The first all-machine hacking competition is taking place today in Las Vegas.
Seven teams, each running a high-performance computer and autonomous systems, are going head-to-head to see which one can best detect, evaluate and patch software vulnerabilities before adversaries have a chance to exploit them.
It’s the first event where machines – with no human involvement – are competing in a round of "capture the flag, according to DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), which is sponsoring and running the event. DARPA is the research arm of the U.S. Defense Department.
The teams are vying for a prize pool of $3.75 million, with the winning team receiving $2 million, the runner-up getting $1 million and the third-place team taking home $750,000. The winner will be announced Friday morning.
- Let's Encrypt will be trusted by Firefox 50
The very first stable version of Apricity OS has been released today. Apricity OS is a beginner focused Linux distribution based on the feared Arch Linux.
When I wrote about non-Ubuntu based Linux distributions for beginners, I had added Manjaro and Antergos Linux from the Arch-domain. A few readers suggested adding Apricity OS in that list. But Apricity OS was still in beta at that time.