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TuxMachines: Show Off Your Linux Desktop with Screenfetch

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:41:45 PM

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.

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Phoronix: The Many Exciting Features To The Linux 4.8 Kernel

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:41:00 PM
Today marks the closure of the Linux 4.8 kernel merge window so as usual here is our recap of all the features we've been monitoring over the past two weeks. Among the highlights for Linux 4.8 are AMD GPU OverDrive overclocking, initial NVIDIA Pascal support, a new ARM Mali display driver, mainline support for the Raspberry Pi 3 BCM SoC, HDMI CEC support, big reworks to Btrfs and XFS file-system code, and a number of new security features, among other changes.

Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 M2 Preps More Open-Source Benchmarking Improvements

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:38:10 PM
The second development release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.6-Loppa is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs...

TuxMachines: Steam and KDE on FreeBSD

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:21:35 PM
  • 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.

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TuxMachines: Bodhi Linux review

Sunday 7th of August 2016 12:18:05 PM

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.

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Phoronix: Script Makes It Easy To Deploy Steam On FreeBSD

Sunday 7th of August 2016 11:51:37 AM
With a new script, it's possible to get Valve's Steam Linux game client running relatively well on FreeBSD...

LXer: Bodhi Linux review-A Beautiful Linux Distro

Sunday 7th of August 2016 10:54:16 AM
Back in march 2011 Bodhi Linux has it's first initial release. After these 5 years Bodhi Linux is having 3.2.1 as latest version which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Bodhi linux is well known for it's lightweight nature.Bodhi Linux is beautiful from outside as well as inside. Let's get to know about Bodhi Linux.

Reddit: Bracketed Paste Mode

Sunday 7th of August 2016 10:19:59 AM

LXer: Windows 10 Anniversary Update deleting Linux partitions?

Sunday 7th of August 2016 08:23:20 AM
Many folks who are running Windows 10 on their computers, usually have a Linux partition installed as well. Regular folks do it, developers do it, and then the few who prefer to use Linux but are forced to use Windows. But here’s the thing, it would appear as if the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is removing Linux partition.

Reddit: Easystroke - import gestures

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:47:23 AM

Hey guise,

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.)

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:46:12 AM
  • Nocturn Is a Cross Platform Twitter App With a Clean Design

    Nocturn is a simple desktop Twitter app for Mac and Linux built using React, Electron and JavaScript.

    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.

  • Chase Claims Android Pay Support Planned for “This Year”

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Reddit: My first script!

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:45:27 AM

Hi guys! I just did my first script, or at least a serious one. It converts Celsius degrees to Kelvin degrees and viceversa. You can find it here What do you think about it? Also, sorry for bad english.

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:38:51 AM
  • Desktop / Laptop privacy & security of web browsers on Linux part 1: concepts and theory
  • 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

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TuxMachines: First Stable Version of Apricity OS Is Released

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:10:52 AM

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.

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More in Tux Machines

Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition Officially Released Based on Slackware 14.2, Xfce 4.12

After being in development for the past three months, the Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition operating system has finally hit the stable channels, and it is now available for download. Based on the Slackware 14.2 GNU/Linux distribution and built around the lightweight and highly customizable Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition ships with numerous improvements and new features that some of you who managed to test-drive the Beta and Release Candidate pre-releases are already accustomed with. Of course, many of the core components and default applications have been updated to their latest versions. Read more

Leftovers: Security

  • Tor 0.2.8.7 Addresses Important Bug Related to ReachableAddresses Option
    The Tor Project, through Nick Mathewson, is pleased to inform the Tor community about the release and general availability of yet another maintenance update to the Tor 0.2.8 stable series.
  • Emergency Service Window for Kolab Now
    We’re going to need to free up a hypervisor and put its load on other hypervisors, in order to pull out the one hypervisor and have some of its faulty hardware replaced — but there’s two problems; The hypervisor to free up has asserted required CPU capabilities most of the eligible targets do not have — this prevents a migration that does not involve a shut down, reconfiguration, and restart of the guest.

TheSSS 19.0 Linux Server Out with Kernel 4.4.14, Apache 2.4.23 & MariaDB 10.1.16

TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) is one of the lightest Linux kernel-based operating systems designed to be used as an all-around server for home users, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses looking for a quick and painless way of distributing files across networks or to simply test some web-based software. Read more

GNOME Control Center 3.22 to Update the Keyboard Settings, Improve Networking

The upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is still in the works, and a first Beta build was seeded to public beta testers last week, bringing multiple enhancements and new features to most of its core components and apps. While GNOME 3.22 Beta was announced on August 22, it appears that the maintainers of certain core packages needed a little more time to work on various improvements and polish their applications before they were suitable for public testing. And this is the case of GNOME Control Center, which was recently updated to version 3.21.90, which means 3.22 Beta. Read more