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TuxMachines: Q4OS 1.6, Orion

Sunday 28th of August 2016 11:13:31 AM

The significant Q4OS 1.6 'Orion' release receives the most recent Trinity R14.0.3 stable version. Trinity R14.0.3 is the third maintenance release of the R14 series, it is intended to promptly bring bug fixes to users, while preserving overall stability. The complete list and release notes you will find on the Trinity desktop environment website.

New Q4OS 1.6 release includes set of new features and fixes. The default desktop look has been slightly changed, Q4OS 'Bourbon' start menu and taskbar has been polished a bit and has got a few enhancements, for example the icons size varies proportionally to the system panel. Native Desktop profiler tool has got new, optimized 'software to install' list.

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Reddit: USB Port Static Names?

Sunday 28th of August 2016 10:24:22 AM

hello I have a raspberry pi that has 4 usb port I wan to have static names for each port is there a way to write a UDEV rule to give each usb a static name like /dev/USB1 to 4 so when i plug a device in port 1 I don't have to worry about it's path

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LXer: Julita Inca Chiroque: How Do You Fedora?

Sunday 28th of August 2016 10:21:56 AM
We recently interviewed Julita Inca Chiroque on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

TuxMachines: Learning More About Explicit Fencing & Android's Sync Framework

Sunday 28th of August 2016 10:11:35 AM

With the sync validation framework leaving the staging area in Linux 4.9 and other work going on around the Android sync framework and explicit fencing, this functionality is becoming a reality that ultimately benefits the Linux desktop.

Collabora developer Gustavo Padovan presented at this week's LinuxCon 2016 conference about explicit fencing support in the mainline kernel with a "new era of graphics."

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software Development

Sunday 28th of August 2016 08:53:44 AM
  • fakecloud
  • A new version of pristine-tar
  • Getting RSS feeds for news websites that don’t provide them

    On the technical side, this seems to be one of the most stable pieces of software I ever wrote. It never crashed or otherwise failed since I started running it, and fortunately I also didn’t have to update the HTML parsing code yet because of website changes.

    It’s written in Haskell, using the Scotty web framework, Cereal serialization library for storing the history of the past articles, http-conduit for fetching the websites, and html-conduit for parsing the HTML. Overall a very pleasant experience, thanks to the language being very convenient to write and preventing most silly mistakes at compile-time, and the high quality of the libraries.

  • Quick Highlight

    Martin Blanchard put together a new “quick highlight” plugin for Builder this last week. It was a great example of how to submit a new feature, so I just wanted to highlight it here. Post to bugzilla, attach a patch, and we will review quickly and help with any additional integration that might be necessary.

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LXer: Another Set of Updated Fedora 24 Linux Live ISO Images Are Ready for Download

Sunday 28th of August 2016 08:27:34 AM
Fedora Unity Project leader and Fedora AmbassadorBen Williams proudly announce the release of yet another set of updated Live ISO images for the Fedora 24 Linux operating system.

Reddit: Razer drivers: reinventing Linux gaming

Sunday 28th of August 2016 08:23:16 AM

LXer: High-end music player has a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian inside

Sunday 28th of August 2016 06:33:12 AM
Bryston has launched a high-end, compact “BDP-?” digital music player built on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, plus a HifiBerry “Digi+” audio HAT add-on.

LXer: Icinga Web 2 (GUI for Icinga 2) - installation and configuration on Linux

Sunday 28th of August 2016 04:38:50 AM
Icinga Web 2 (GUI for Icinga 2) which will help us to manage Icinga2 through rich graphical interface.

Reddit: Multipath TCP - Stable Release v0.91

Sunday 28th of August 2016 03:43:50 AM

Reddit: Running a desktop purely with QT?

Sunday 28th of August 2016 03:27:09 AM

Has anyone done this? I was just wondering since I decided to move some of my apps to QT based ones (plus try coding a text editor using QT) and also tried LXQT. The QT stuff actually looks nicer, and the font rendering is a hell of a lot crisper (perhaps I haven't set up gtk properly?)

I'm aware that more than a few taken-for-granted apps like firefox use GTK.

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LXer: ConnochaetOS 14.2 Screenshot Tour

Sunday 28th of August 2016 02:44:28 AM
I am proudly announcing ConnochaetOS 14.2, based on Slackware and Salix 14.2. As always it contains only free/libre software as defined by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). We are now using our own deblobbed Linux kernel, named 'kernel-free' based on the de-blobbing mechanism done by Debian GNU/Linux. ConnochaetOS contains: The de-blobbed Kernel Linux 4.4.19, IceWM 1.3.12, Iceweasel 45.3.0. In our slack-n-free repo we provide the current versions of Iceape and Icedove, the brand-new qt5-webengine based web browsers Qupzilla and Otter-browser and LibreOffice 5.1.4 as provided by Eric 'Alien' Hameleers.

Reddit: Why is slackware (live CD) so large?

Sunday 28th of August 2016 02:04:18 AM

When comparing Slackwares installer image to ubuntu, fedora, mint, or even manjaro, it seems as if Slackware beats all of them in size. All except Slackware read as under 2GBs while Slackware is sitting at 2.6 GBs. This is especially strange considering that Slackware seems to be a minimal live CD. I searched this question on google and got no results. Could someone clear this up?

proof:http://imgur.com/a/zdL6v

EDIT: /u/becauseicantresist corrected me, Slackware does not come with an official live CD. Liveslak is an actual live CD for Slackware.

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Phoronix: Learning More About Explicit Fencing & Android's Sync Framework

Sunday 28th of August 2016 12:53:07 AM
With the sync validation framework leaving the staging area in Linux 4.9 and other work going on around the Android sync framework and explicit fencing, this functionality is becoming a reality that ultimately benefits the Linux desktop...

LXer: Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Sunday 28th of August 2016 12:50:06 AM
Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma.

Reddit: Run Linux and programs from an USB

Sunday 28th of August 2016 12:47:03 AM

Hey, quick question. I managed to install Ubuntu on my USB stick and boot it on an clean laptop. After installing certain programs, I realised that they are not there after restart my computer. So my question is, is there a possibility to install my programs on the USB and keep them there when I boot the OS from different computers?

 

If yes, any suggestions on where to find more information?

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Reddit: Quick help with directorys

Sunday 28th of August 2016 12:28:09 AM

Not sure if this is possible but I have copied some files from gdfuse onto a Ubuntu server and I have mislabeled the end folder name and it has created it as either a file or im not sure on what it would be. Is there a way to chmod it to a directory or change it another way to act as a directory

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