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LXer: Open Source Computer Club: Out of the trash, into the classroom

Friday 2nd of September 2016 08:47:06 PM
While many agree on the importance of extending resources to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula within K-12 education, there isn't always alignment on the best tools or techniques to, as the U.S. Department of Education explains, equip students with the "knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information", or schools and districts with the resources and expertise to "improve the delivery, impact, and visibility of STEM efforts."read more

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel News

Friday 2nd of September 2016 08:18:48 PM
  • Two Blog Posts Disguised as Mailing List Posts

    As he always does, Jon Corbet did an excellent job finding the real policy details in the “GPL defence” ksummit-discuss thread, and telling us all about it. I am very hard on tech journalism, but when it comes to reporting on Linux specifically, Jon and his colleagues at have been, for nearly two decades, always been real, detailed, and balanced (and not in the Fox News way) tech journalism.

    The main reason I made this blog post about it, though, is that I actually spent as much time on a few of my posts on the list as I would on any blog post, and I thought readers of my blog might want the content here. So I link to two posts in the thread that I encourage you to read. I also encourage you to read these two posts that my boss at my day job, Karen Sandler, made, which I think are very good as well.

  • 4 Best Linux Boot Loaders

    When you turn on your machine, immediately after POST (Power On Self Test) is completed successfully, the BIOS locates the configured bootable media, and reads some instructions from the master boot record (MBR) or GUID partition table which is the first 512 bytes of the bootable media. The MBR contains two important sets of information, one is the boot loader and two, the partition table.

  • PowerVR is other way to say headless

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LXer: Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10

Friday 2nd of September 2016 07:38:29 PM
El Reg answers your questions while you wait for make all to finishWater cooler I read an article this week headlined: "The latest Kaby Lake, Zen chips will support only Windows 10." It claimed Intel and AMD's new processors are "officially supported only by Microsoft’s Windows 10." This can't be true? What about Linux?…

Phoronix: It Doesn't Look Like We'll See AMD ARM Development Boards This Year

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:57:31 PM
Things don't appear to be looking up for AMD's ARM efforts. It's looking like we probably won't be seeing AMD ARM development boards publicly available this year, if not the end of 2016, and there won't be many of them going around...

Phoronix: Wine 1.9.18 Released, Direct3D Command Stream Still Being Worked On

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:45:06 PM
Wine 1.9.18 was released today as the newest development snapshot of this program for running Windows applications/games on Linxu and other operating systems. The Wine 1.9 release continues building up for the Wine 2.0 release later this year...

Phoronix: LLVM 3.9 Officially Released

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:38:56 PM
As expected, LLVM 3.9 was released today as the newest version of this widely-used and innovative compiler stack...

TuxMachines: 3 alternatives to Nero for Linux CD and DVD burning

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:33:11 PM

Whatever the reason, there's still a pretty good chance we'll all still be using optical media for years to come. For those who have made the switch from proprietary to open source software in recent years, you may be on the lookout for a tool that lets you rip and burn discs with ease.

While most modern operating systems have basic facilities built in nowadays (Nautilus, a.k.a. Gnome Files, works fine if you're just looking to drag and drop some files to a disc), there are occasions where the advanced functionality of a program like Nero was useful. Here are a few open source programs for working with optical media that you ought to check out for those on a Linux system.

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LXer: How to encrypt your Fedora file system

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:29:52 PM
What is encryption? In cryptography, encryption is encoding information so that only authorized parties can read it. Encryption doesn’t necessarily prevent someone else from getting access to your data, but if they do, it can prevent that data’s content from being read.... Continue Reading →

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:26:32 PM

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TuxMachines: Acer’s New Chromebook

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:24:36 PM
  • Acer’s convertible Chromebook R13 is built for Android apps

    Those itching to run Android software on ChromeOS should check out the new 2-and-1 device from Acer. The convertible $399 Chromebook R13 laptop has a 13.3-inch 1080p touchscreen that makes it suitable to run all variety of mobile apps. Google announced back in May it would begin letting Android developers support ChromeOS starting in the fall, and Acer is one the first device makers to produce a laptop-tablet hybrid that fits the bill.

    With regards to specs, the R13 comes with 4GB of memory in 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB varieties with about 12 hours of battery life. It packs a MediaTek quad-core processor and also supports USB-C as well. It’ll be available starting in October, when Google plans to have already rolled out full support for Android apps on ChromeOS.

  • Acer's convertible Chromebook R 13 is designed to welcome Android apps

    Acer’s versatile Chromebook R 13 is one good device to run Android apps because it can function as a laptop or tablet.

    The 2-in-1 has a rotating 13-inch full HD screen that gives it dual functionality. The touchscreen gives it a mobile-like interface to run Android apps.

    The device has Chrome OS, but Google is making it possible to run Android apps from Google Play store on newer Chromebooks. Acer will add Android app support to the new Chromebook, the company said.

    Android app support adds to the versatility of Chromebooks, which are popular as cheap and low-cost laptops. The shipments of 2-in-1s are growing, and Chrome OS is better suited for those devices than Android.

    PC makers like HP and Dell are giving up on Android tablets but are interested in Android apps on Chromebooks. It made sense for Google to add Android app support, with tablet shipments declining and Chromebook shipments growing.

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TuxMachines: What Are Open Source Products?

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:17:09 PM

A lot has been written recently about open source products and services, namely the former doesn’t really exist and the latter is the exclusive way forward. As a self-proclaimed open source product expert, I have opinions and would like to share them. Firstly, the blending of enterprise software and services long predated the emergence of open source. And secondly, open source is a development model, not a business model, and it has very little actual impact on the ultimate delivery of products and services.

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Reddit: Debian 8.5 & OpenBSD 6.0 (obsd) comparative ? nooooo......

Friday 2nd of September 2016 06:00:48 PM

During the past week I was in a chat about the new version of "OBSD 6.0" and I had talk about "Debian 8.5", comparatives are next step. I don't want to say "who is better, or fast, or nice, or....."

I prepared this post with the instalation process in both O.S. and post instalation process, smart people have to identify which is better. (my personal opinion is Debian off course...)

I Choose VirtualBox, last version and my ASUS TP300La notebook as the hardware. &4 bits in both VM Servers and ISOs. Trying to do the standard process in both. The complete process is this:

  1. Environments with both servers, same virtual configuration 1 cpu, 1 gb ram, disco near 12 gb, network bridged, sound/usb connected. (both standard options)

  2. Installation. The option to choose Graphic and Text install is a "+1", with the graphic install you could check your video card/monitor too.

Debian could choose Graphic or Text install, (Text selected) OBsd 6.0, just text install

  1. Debian Select Keyboard and Location, timezone. OBSD Select Keyboard

  2. Install Part 2. OBsd hostname, ethernet card, dhcp, ipv6. Select services to startup, ssh, X server, Timezone. Debian, name, password, user. (not network config yet).

  3. Disk partition. Simple way Whole disk / Entire Disk.

Debian all in one partition, EXT4 98%, Swap 2%

OBSD. 10 partitions (may be too much) or net, depending of the usage of the server. for Real service bringing service to lots of users, this is great. For 1 user not too much.

  1. Packages / APP.

OBSD, select HTTP to install them. Debian, installing "base packages", kernel, some basic tools, and config them into disk, and later ask for Mirrors (repositories)

  1. Select all packages from Standard Install, define PROXY and go. OBSD, select all packages (default), near 1 minute to install all of them (7) using cd0 (local cd)

Debian, select Mirror, define proxy. Less than 1 min. to download packages info. Select GUI, services and "blends", I choose XFCE (a bit larger/heavy than others), ssh. (d7c) More than 5 minutes to download and install 1047 packages (basic, + xfce + services), timing related to speed of access to internet. Install GRUB (1 second)

  1. OBSD reboot and start it.

  2. Running OBSD less than 1 minute and running in GUI. Type user/pass and graph terminal (o9b). 2nd reboot, same time... I guess the first boot was really fast and no special differences between 1th and 2nd boot.

Debian, reboot, startup. With XFCE4, login. XFCE4 running (d9b)

  1. Updating

OBSD, useradd -b /home/dac -m dac (create a new user) not sure what's the error, but the pkg_check failed. (o10) pkg_add mc (failed too).

export PKG_PATH=$(uname -r)/packages/$(uname -p)/ pkg_add mc (error, I can't install it)

The PKG_ADD is similar to "APT/APT_GET" in debian the Ports folder is similar to "Rolling release" where an APP is downloaded (source), and compiled in each server.

Installing "screen" utility

pkg_add screen

quirks-2.241 signed on 2016-07-26T16:56:10Z Ambiguous: choose package for screen a 0: 1: screen-4.0.3p6 2: screen-4.0.3p6-shm Your choice: 1 screen-4.0.3p6: ok

pkg_add mc

quirks-2.241 signed on 2016-07-26T16:56:10Z Error from ftp: no address associated with name Can't find CONTENTS from --- mc-4.8.16p0 ------------------- Can't install mc-4.8.16p0: bad package

I FOUND THE ERROR I had to add this lines in /root/.profile file to define REPO online and THE PROXY.

export PKG_PATH=$(uname -r)/packages/$(uname -p)/

export http_proxy="" export https_proxy=$http_proxy export HTTP_PROXY=$http_proxy export HTTPS_PROXY=$http_proxy

export ftp_proxy=$http_proxy export FTP_PROXY=$http_proxy

After this, pkg_add install mc

quirks-2.241 signed on 2016-07-26T16:56:10Z Can't find install mc-4.8.16p0:libffi-3.2.1p2: ok mc-4.8.16p0:python-2.7.12: ok mc-4.8.16p0:glib2-2.48.1: ok mc-4.8.16p0:png-1.6.23: ok mc-4.8.16p0:oniguruma-5.9.6: ok mc-4.8.16p0:libslang-2.2.4p2: ok mc-4.8.16p0:libssh2-1.7.0: ok mc-4.8.16p0:gdiff-3.3p0: ok mc-4.8.16p0:unzip-6.0p9: ok mc-4.8.16p0: ok Look in /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes for extra documentation. --- +python-2.7.12 ------------------- If you want to use this package as your default system python, as root create symbolic links like so (overwriting any previous default): ln -sf /usr/local/bin/python2.7 /usr/local/bin/python ln -sf /usr/local/bin/python2.7-2to3 /usr/local/bin/2to3 ln -sf /usr/local/bin/python2.7-config /usr/local/bin/python-config ln -sf /usr/local/bin/pydoc2.7 /usr/local/bin/pydoc

I installed "PORTS" too. wget Untar it into /usr/ports (141 mb used)

pkg_add install xfce

quirks-2.241 signed on 2016-07-26T16:56:10Z Can't find install Error from ftp: no address associated with name Can't find CONTENTS from --- xfce-4.12p3 ------------------- Can't install xfce-4.12p3: bad package

Debian, apt update, apt upgrade, apt dist-upgrade (the standard way to update server) (d10). apt install screen

apt-get install screen Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: byobu | screenie | iselect The following NEW packages will be installed: screen 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 586 kB of archives. After this operation, 1004 kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 stretch/main amd64 screen amd64 4.4.0-4 [586 kB] Fetched 586 kB in 9s (64.3 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package screen. (Reading database ... 84818 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../screen_4.4.0-4_amd64.deb ... Unpacking screen (4.4.0-4) ... Processing triggers for systemd (231-4) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Setting up screen (4.4.0-4) ... Processing triggers for systemd (231-4) ...

apt-get install mc Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: mc-data Suggested packages: arj catdvi | texlive-binaries dbview djvulibre-bin genisoimage gv imagemagick links | w3m | lynx odt2txt poppler-utils python-boto python-tz zip The following NEW packages will be installed: mc mc-data 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 1776 kB of archives. After this operation, 7112 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Get:1 stretch/main amd64 mc-data all 3:4.8.17-1 [1265 kB] Get:2 stretch/main amd64 mc amd64 3:4.8.17-1 [511 kB] Fetched 1776 kB in 6s (259 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package mc-data. (Reading database ... 84878 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../0-mc-data_3%3a4.8.17-1_all.deb ... Unpacking mc-data (3:4.8.17-1) ... Selecting previously unselected package mc. Preparing to unpack .../1-mc_3%3a4.8.17-1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking mc (3:4.8.17-1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1) ... Setting up mc-data (3:4.8.17-1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-1) ... Setting up mc (3:4.8.17-1) ... update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/mcview to provide /usr/bin/view (view) in auto mode

In Debian to compare instalation process to OBSD, I think in download linux-sources and "compile" tools and install from Source. (gcc, make, others)

apt-get install linux-sources

  1. Resources Used. Make sense to invest hours to use 50 mb less in something ? Our notebooks/servers have 4/8/64gb ram..... and Teras in disks.

Debian. (d11) Running with basic/network/standards tools Firefox, Libreoffice, Gimp, Ristretto & VLC. Disk space used 3gb Memory near 190 mb used (swap free), less than 0.3% CPU usage. Service running (ssh 22)

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 513M 0 513M 0% /dev tmpfs 105M 3.5M 102M 4% /run /dev/sda1 12G 3.0G 8.0G 28% / tmpfs 523M 70k 523M 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.3M 4.1k 5.3M 1% /run/lock tmpfs 523M 0 523M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs 105M 4.1k 105M 1% /run/user/115 tmpfs 105M 8.2k 105M 1% /run/user/1000

Active Internet connections (servers and established) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State tcp 0 0* LISTEN tcp 0 0 ESTABLISHED tcp6 0 0 :::22 :::* LISTEN udp 0 0* udp 0 0* udp 0 0* udp6 0 0 :::5353 :::* udp6 0 0 :::60036 :::* raw6 0 0 :::58 :::* 7

OpenBsd 6, running, only basic tools installed and no GUI tools (o11) 600 mb on disk, 54 mb used (with FVWM GUI)

Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/wd0a 530M 42.1M 461M 8% / /dev/wd0k 4.5G 20.0K 4.3G 0% /home /dev/wd0d 841M 20.0K 799M 0% /tmp /dev/wd0f 1.3G 372M 900M 29% /usr /dev/wd0g 776M 212M 525M 29% /usr/X11R6 /dev/wd0h 2.9G 5.2M 2.7G 0% /usr/local /dev/wd0j 1.6G 2.0K 1.5G 0% /usr/obj /dev/wd0i 1.2G 2.0K 1.1G 0% /usr/src /dev/wd0e 1.2G 5.3M 1.2G 0% /var

Active Internet connections (including servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) ip 0 0 . . 17 Active Internet connections (including servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) tcp 0 0 ESTABLISHED tcp 0 0 . LISTEN tcp 0 0 .22 *. LISTEN Active Internet connections (including servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) udp 0 0 udp 0 0 udp 0 0 udp 0 0 .514 *. Active Internet connections (including servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) tcp6 0 0 .22 *. LISTEN tcp6 0 0 fe80::1%lo0.25 . LISTEN tcp6 0 0 ::1.25 . LISTEN Active Internet connections (including servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state) udp6 0 0 .514 *.

  1. Service running on DEBIAN. PID TTY TIME CMD 1 ? 00:00:00 systemd 2 ? 00:00:00 kthreadd 3 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0 5 ? 00:00:00 kworker/0:0H 6 ? 00:00:00 kworker/u2:0 7 ? 00:00:00 rcu_sched 8 ? 00:00:00 rcu_bh 9 ? 00:00:00 migration/0 10 ? 00:00:00 watchdog/0 11 ? 00:00:00 cpuhp/0 12 ? 00:00:00 kdevtmpfs 13 ? 00:00:00 netns 14 ? 00:00:00 khungtaskd 15 ? 00:00:00 oom_reaper 16 ? 00:00:00 writeback 17 ? 00:00:00 kcompactd0 18 ? 00:00:00 ksmd 20 ? 00:00:00 khugepaged 21 ? 00:00:00 crypto 22 ? 00:00:00 kintegrityd 23 ? 00:00:00 bioset 24 ? 00:00:00 kblockd 25 ? 00:00:00 devfreq_wq 26 ? 00:00:00 watchdogd 27 ? 00:00:00 kswapd0 28 ? 00:00:00 vmstat 41 ? 00:00:00 kthrotld 42 ? 00:00:00 ipv6_addrconf 48 ? 00:00:00 deferwq 99 ? 00:00:00 ata_sff 144 ? 00:00:00 kpsmoused 166 ? 00:00:00 kworker/0:2 569 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_0 573 ? 00:00:00 scsi_tmf_0 577 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_1 578 ? 00:00:00 kworker/u2:3 579 ? 00:00:00 scsi_tmf_1 581 ? 00:00:00 scsi_eh_2 583 ? 00:00:00 scsi_tmf_2 642 ? 00:00:00 bioset 643 ? 00:00:00 bioset 674 ? 00:00:00 kworker/0:3 682 ? 00:00:00 kworker/0:1H 739 ? 00:00:00 jbd2/sda1-8 740 ? 00:00:00 ext4-rsv-conver 769 ? 00:00:00 systemd-journal 772 ? 00:00:00 kauditd 779 ? 00:00:00 systemd-udevd 1398 ? 00:00:00 systemd-timesyn 1403 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon 1422 ? 00:00:00 NetworkManager 1423 ? 00:00:00 rsyslogd 1425 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon 1427 ? 00:00:00 systemd-logind 1428 ? 00:00:00 ModemManager 1429 ? 00:00:00 cron 1430 ? 00:00:00 anacron 1438 ? 00:00:00 avahi-daemon 1478 ? 00:00:00 polkitd 1503 ? 00:00:00 sshd 1507 tty1 00:00:00 agetty 1514 ? 00:00:00 lightdm 1523 tty7 00:00:06 Xorg 1526 ? 00:00:00 dhclient 1575 ? 00:00:00 systemd 1576 ? 00:00:00 (sd-pam) 1633 ? 00:00:00 dbus-launch 1634 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon 1678 ? 00:00:00 lightdm 1683 ? 00:00:00 systemd 1684 ? 00:00:00 (sd-pam) 1690 ? 00:00:00 sh 1715 ? 00:00:00 dbus-launch 1716 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon 1732 ? 00:00:00 ssh-agent 1743 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-session 1745 ? 00:00:00 at-spi-bus-laun 1750 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon 1754 ? 00:00:00 at-spi2-registr 1756 ? 00:00:00 xfconfd 1762 ? 00:00:00 xfwm4 1766 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-panel 1768 ? 00:00:00 Thunar 1770 ? 00:00:00 xfdesktop 1771 ? 00:00:00 nm-applet 1777 ? 00:00:00 xfsettingsd 1778 ? 00:00:00 1780 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd 1790 ? 00:00:00 light-locker 1794 ? 00:00:00 pulseaudio 1795 ? 00:00:00 rtkit-daemon 1801 ? 00:00:00 dconf-service 1805 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-power-man 1808 ? 00:00:00 polkit-gnome-au 1817 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-notifyd 1818 ? 00:00:00 upowerd 1845 ? 00:00:00 panel-6-systray 1846 ? 00:00:00 panel-2-actions 1850 ? 00:00:00 gvfs-udisks2-vo 1853 ? 00:00:00 udisksd 1864 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd-trash 1871 ? 00:00:00 gvfsd-metadata 1977 ? 00:00:00 packagekitd 2083 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-terminal 2087 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe 2088 pts/0 00:00:00 bash 2093 pts/0 00:00:00 su 2094 pts/0 00:00:00 bash 2097 ? 00:00:00 kworker/0:0 2179 ? 00:00:00 sshd 2181 ? 00:00:00 sshd 2182 pts/1 00:00:00 bash 2191 pts/1 00:00:00 su 2192 pts/1 00:00:00 bash 2194 pts/1 00:00:00 ps


PID TT STAT TIME COMMAND 1 ?? Is 0:01.00 /sbin/init 84152 ?? Is 0:00.00 dhclient: em0 [priv] (dhclient) 74648 ?? Isp 0:00.00 dhclient: em0 (dhclient) 42357 ?? Isp 0:00.00 syslogd: [priv] (syslogd) 2432 ?? Sp 0:00.01 /usr/sbin/syslogd 36845 ?? Is 0:00.00 pflogd: [priv] (pflogd) 83868 ?? Sp 0:00.01 pflogd: [running] -s 160 -i pflog0 -f /var/log/pflog 25347 ?? Ip 0:00.01 ntpd: dns engine (ntpd) 549 ?? S

  1. Remote access SSH, not too different.

Debian The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Last login: Fri Sep 2 11:39:49 2016 from dac@d85:~$

OBSD Last login: Fri Sep 2 11:43:13 2016 OpenBSD 6.0 (GENERIC) #2148: Tue Jul 26 12:55:20 MDT 2016

Welcome to OpenBSD: The pro-actively secure Unix-like operating system.

Please use the sendbug(1) utility to report bugs in the system. Before reporting a bug, please try to reproduce it with the latest version of the code. With bug reports, please try to ensure that enough information to reproduce the problem is enclosed, and if a known fix for it exists, include that as well.

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LXer: Florida Man Arrested for Hacking Linux Kernel Organization

Friday 2nd of September 2016 05:21:14 PM
Donald Ryan Austin, 27, of El Portal, Florida, was charged yesterday with hacking servers belonging to the Linux Kernel Organization (

LXer: OpenBSD 6.0 Operating System Adds Support for ARMv7 Architectures, OpenSSH 7.3

Friday 2nd of September 2016 04:12:37 PM
On September 1, 2016, Theo de Raadt from the OpenBSD project has had the enormous pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the OpenBSD 6.0 operating system.

Phoronix: Fedora Should Soon Have The Intel Vulkan Driver

Friday 2nd of September 2016 03:11:13 PM
While the Intel Vulkan Linux driver has been part of mainline Mesa for months and shipped in Mesa 12.0 with support for running Dota 2 and The Talos Principle, the Fedora packages don't yet enable the Vulkan driver but that should soon change...

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Alphabet's Plans to Create Android PCs Should Make Microsoft a Little Nervous

Four years after Microsoft (MSFT) first tried to give the world unified PC/mobile operating systems via the dual fiascoes known as Windows 8 and Windows RT, Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google appears set to take its own stab at the concept. And there are reasons to think the company will see a measure of success. Citing "two independent and reliable sources," Android Police reports Google plans to launch a notebook in the third quarter of 2017 that will likely be the first new device to showcase Andromeda, a version of Android that will integrate many features associated with Google's Chrome OS PC operating system. The notebook will reportedly be called the Pixel 3, and carry a $788 price. Its feature set reportedly include a 12.3-inch display, an Intel (INTC) processor, a glass trackpad, a tablet mode and stylus support. Read more


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Games for GNU/Linux

  • Valve's Steam Controller With SteamOS/Linux Support Is Now Listed For Just $35
    If you have been put off from ordering a Steam Controller for your SteamOS/Linux gaming system due to the $50 USD price-tag, it's been marked down to $35. Back in June it was temporarily reduced to $35 USD but then a few days later shot back up to $50 at major Internet retailers. Judging from those that clicked our Amazon links, it was of interest to many readers. If you missed that discount the first time around, the Steam Controller is back to being listed as a $34.99 product. It's not clear how long this deal will last or if it is permanent -- there has been speculations about a "Steam Controller 2" but I haven't seen any public confirmation yet.
  • Game Developer Chooses To Connect With Pirates, Reaps Rewards As A Result
    One imagines that this kind of thing builds up goodwill amongst potential buyers of PM Studio games. Some of the comments on the thread state as much. It won't do anything with the pure-pirate folks out there, but, then again, nothing will. Worrying about those that were never going to buy the game would have been wasted time and energy. Instead, the developer chose to try to win over those that might indeed want to support its efforts. Here's hoping PM Games gets the positive reinforcement needed to confirm that this kind of thing is the right way to deal with piracy. And that other studios are paying attention, as well.
  • InXile Entertainment announced Wasteland 3, will use crowdfunding on fig
    I'm going off their twitter and other sites for the main info right now, as it seems we are still not on InXile's press list. It is already confirmed to have Linux support, along with multiplayer, vehicles, and some form of base building.

Software Company Red Hat banks on India to hit $ 5 billion turnover in 5 years

Red Hat, the open-source software company, said its India business was growing at more than double the rate of the overall company and would be an important contributor to its target of reaching $5 billion in the next five years. Red Hat has over $2 billion in annual revenue currently and grew over 21% in constant currency last year. Open-source software is freely available, so Red Hat’s business model depends on customers paying for the support and service it offers and not on license fees, making the company’s offerings typically cheaper than proprietary software. “India is one of our fastest growing markets. Red Hat does really when there is net new infrastructure to be set up. And the rapid pace of development that India is seeing sets really well with our offerings,” James Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, told ET. Read more