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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Touch now supports Convergence over wireless display

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 09:02:29 AM

Canonical has just released the latest major update to the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS and it is really a major one, especially for owners of Ubuntu Touch smartphones. While those, particularly the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, is more than capable of offering Convergence, it was blocked by the lack of a HDMI out port. With this latest OTA-11 update, that is no longer an issue as Ubuntu Touch now supports connecting to an external display wirelessly, which means smartphone users can even more conveniently use Convergence with no wires in sight.

As a quick recap, Convergence is a feature of Ubuntu Touch that truly lets your transform your smartphone or tablet into a portable desktop. Unlike Microsoft's Continuum, users aren't limited to only a specific subset of apps. As Ubuntu Touch can run both touch-friendly mobile apps as well as regular Linux desktop apps, that theoretically means everything.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Snaps

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 08:41:43 AM
  • Creating a Snap is Not Difficult, Here's How to Package Your Apps for Ubuntu

    Canonical's Jamie Bennett talks in his latest blog post about how hard is to package your applications for various GNU/Linux operating systems, as well as how easy it to distribute them on Ubuntu via a Snap package.

    Snap is a new secure, isolated technology designed by Canonical for its Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system, which relies on snapd, the snap-based runtime environment, and Snapcraft, the tool anyone can use to package their applications into a Snap for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and later.

  • QNAP to Use Ubuntu and Snaps for Distributing IoT Apps to Its NAS Solutions

    QNAP Systems, Inc., a Taiwanese corporation known for creating NAS solutions for storage management, file sharing, surveillance, and virtualization applications, announced recently that they are moving to offering IoT apps.

    It's a bold move, but even if we don't realize it yet IoT (Internet of Things) is the future, and like any other corporation out there that wants to survive today's economy and fast-changing technology landscape it keep up with the latest trends.

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LXer: Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Switches to a Universal Local DNS Resolver Service

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 08:00:38 AM
As you might know by now, Ubuntu 16.10 is currently in heavy development these days, and it is getting all sorts of new GNU/Linux technologies and improvements.

Reddit: What email provider(s) are my fellow Linux users using and why? Looking to change email provider, and hoping for some recommendations.

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 07:49:48 AM

I'm looking to change from the typical Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail type providers. And was just hoping for suggestions from fellow Linux users (who seem to always be better informed) ...



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Reddit: Canonical's Snap vs GNOME's FlatPak

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 07:46:48 AM

I just found out about FlatPak today when I read this article about LibreOffice 5.2 beta. I checked it out on what seems to be its official website. From what the site describe, it seems to be doing the same thing as Snap, except it's more universal (makes me wish Canonical would make Snap compatible to other distros). So aside from FlatPak's wider compatibility range, what are their differences?

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LXer: Quick start guide to Apache Bigtop v1.1 on IBM SoftLayer OpenPOWER with Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 06:40:35 AM
This article outlines the process of installing the Apache Hadoop and Spark Bigtop v1.1.0 bundle on an IBM® SoftLayer® POWER8® bare metal server running Ubuntu 14.04. Apache Zeppelin notebook is included in the bundled installation script to run an initial benchmark suite.

Reddit: LibreOffice 5.2 Beta Flatpak

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 06:13:55 AM

Reddit: asus ux305ca FHD IPS

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 06:04:22 AM

To whom it may concern:

my personal view of ubuntu 16 LTS in this laptop.

  1. touch pad didn't work first. However after couple of switching on/off touch option in settings with restart, it became okay.
  2. screen flickering was really annoying. After googling, found out some work around which solved my problem nicely. a. Edit the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file and add: i195 nvme b. edit the /etc/default/grub: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.preliminary_hw_support=1" GRUB_GFXMODE="1024x768" which seems stopped the screen flickering.
  3. edit sudo vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf: -Section "Device" -Identifier "Intel Graphics" -Driver "intel" -EndSection

  4. Everything else works fine except the battery level, which shows weird ups and downs in level.

Hope it will help someone. Thank you

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LXer: June 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 05:20:31 AM
This month's issue of Linux Journal is perfect for reading in the shade with a glass of iced tea and a hammock. Or, if you happen to be in the southern hemisphere, perhaps curled in a blanket with a cup of hot tea. Either way, I love issues where you learn to do cool things, and this one is full of ideas and projects.

TuxMachines: LibreOffice 5.2 Beta Now Available as a Flatpak for Common Linux Distributions

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 04:06:31 AM

The upcoming LibreOffice 5.2 open-source and cross-platform office suite has entered Beta stages of development, and a first Beta release is now available for download on supported platforms.

Also: LibreOffice Is Now One Of The First Major Linux Desktop Apps With A Flatpak

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LXer: openSUSE Tumbleweed Getting Linux Kernel 4.6 Soon, GCC 6 Migration in Progress

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 04:00:28 AM
openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio informed the openSUSE community about the latest GNU/Linux technologies that are coming to the rolling openSUSE Tumbleweed operating system, as well as what has landed last week.

Reddit: Tux Family Discord - Linux Discussion

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:57:03 AM

LXer: Install and Configure SFTP server on ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:40:25 AM
Install and Configure SFTP server on ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server

Reddit: ZFS: Finding Its Way to a Linux Near You?

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:38:32 AM

Phoronix: Mesa 12.1-dev Is Off To The Races

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:14:44 AM
While Mesa 12.0 was just branched days ago and is going to be an extraordinary release, new work is already building up for Mesa 12.1-dev that will be released around September...

Phoronix: LibreSSL 2.4 Released

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 01:58:45 AM
It's been a while since last hearing anything out of the LibreSSL camp, but a new version is now available...

TuxMachines: Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Switches to a Universal Local DNS Resolver Service

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 01:50:59 AM

As you might know by now, Ubuntu 16.10 is currently in heavy development these days, and it is getting all sorts of new GNU/Linux technologies and improvements.

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LXer: Linus Torvalds, Google Compute Engine Architect Joe Beda, ASF Founder Brian Behlendorf to Speak at LinuxCon 2016

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 01:43:14 AM
Torvalds, Linux and Git creator and Linux Foundation fellow, will keynote at the event, to be held in Toronto, Canada Aug. 22-24. He’ll be one among many open source innovators and influencers who will gather to discuss and demonstrate the latest in open source technologies beyond Linux.

Reddit: I made a site to learn Linux, what do you think?

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 01:04:37 AM

Not sure where the best place to put this is, but I made a website: to help newcomers learn Linux and I'd really appreciate some feedback.

It's a little more in-depth than some other learning Linux sites, but the reason I made the site was to gain a better understanding of Linux by teaching it to others.

There are portions for each section for exercises and quizzes (which could use a lot of work). I initially wanted to add an interactive console, but it became way too much work for a hobby site.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions, comments, etc! :)

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NVIDIA Linux Performance-Per-Dollar: What The RX 480 Will Have To Compete Against

There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux. Read more

RaspAnd Project Brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Raspberry Pi 3, Now with GAAPS

Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers. RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD 11.0 Alpha 5 Released, Schedule So Far Going On Track
    The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing. FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.
  • DragonFly's HAMMER2 File-System Sees Some Improvements
    The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.

Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" to Ship with GCC 6 by Default, Binutils 2.27

Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos. Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable. Read more