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Phoronix: Linux GPU Driver Issues Are Still Holding Up Games In 2017

Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:38:59 AM
While Linux graphics drivers have been improving a lot, they are still not a trouble-free experience, especially when encountering new OpenGL games/workloads, even with NVIDIA's proprietary driver...

Reddit: Dont type in 'conky'

Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:21:30 AM

Phoronix: Running Intel Kabylake Graphics On Linux 4.12

Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:17:47 AM
Does the Linux 4.12 kernel bring any performance improvements for Intel graphics? Here are some OpenGL/Vulkan tests for Intel Kabylake graphics with Linux 4.10 vs. 4.11 vs. 4.12 when using Mesa 17.2-dev...

Reddit: Archlabs? Any users with feedback?

Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:15:40 AM

Just curious who out there is using Archlabs - and would love to hear feedback on stability. I've not used Openbox yet but will dive in and try it out tonight. Seems to be some great feedback on Archlabs online but haven't read much by real users...

Also can OB work on HiDPI screens? Is scaling easy enough?

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Reddit: What is the real reason for Canonical to abandon Unity desktop project and MIR?

Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:24:26 AM

I'm someone who uses Ubuntu but catch up more or less frequently on the ongoings in linux world. So, I was pretty much surprised to know today that recently, Mr. Shuttleworth has finally decided to abandon Unity and that too in favor of good old GNOME Desktop.

So, what happened? After all, Unity was like a holy Mecca for Ubuntu that helped differentiate their distro from others, and add a layer of secret sauce to it?

The last I remember, there were many fans on /r/Linux too who used to swear by the name of Unity desktop.

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Reddit: Centos 7 ships with an almost usable Gnome3 configuration! How do I get it on Fedora?

Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:21:39 AM

I think Gnome3 is quality software that was built to chase Microsoft's Tablet Fever. It just has the completely wrong design and I don't like it. I'm not here to argue that, but please understand that is where I'm coming from.

Anyway, the Gnome 3 configuration which ships with Centos 7 seems to be almost usable out of the box. Is there a quick and easy way to get this exact Gnome 3 configuration on a Fedora machine? It's so close to usable that I could make do with Gnome 3 if it was this.

A couple small questions about the theme though:

  1. Can I completely disable whatever mess it is that comes up when I move my cursor to the top left? It looks like the Windows 8 start screen
  2. Can I completely remove the duplicated menu thing that's directly right of the places menu? I'm not sure why I'd want that menu, since it's duplicating information and doesn't seem to have a purpose.


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LXer: Wine Staging 2.8 Improves Support for Star Wars: The Old Republic, StarCraft

Sunday 21st of May 2017 09:54:44 AM
The Wine Staging team announced the release of version 2.8 of the open-source compatibility layer for running Windows programs on top of Linux-based operating systems.

TuxMachines: Wine Staging 2.7

Sunday 21st of May 2017 09:43:18 AM

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TuxMachines: Arduino shows off LoRa gateway and node shields

Sunday 21st of May 2017 09:31:06 AM

Arduino is prepping a “LoRa Gateway Kit” to bring LoRa wireless to its Linux-driven Arduino Tian, plus a “LoRa Node Kit” for the Arduino Primo.

At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino showcased its new Arduino LoRa Gateway and LoRa Node shields that run on Arduino boards. Due to arrive later this year, the boards will be offered in a LoRa Gateway Shield Kit for the Linino Linux-enabled Arduino Tian, and a LoRa Node Shield Kit designed for the Arduino Primo or other Arduinos with at least 32KB of flash.

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Reddit: Good pixel art editor for linux?

Sunday 21st of May 2017 09:15:38 AM

LXer: Arduino Cinque board taps SiFive RISC-V SoC and an ESP32 wireless chip

Sunday 21st of May 2017 08:00:22 AM
SiFive and Arduino unveiled a wireless-enabled “Arduino Cinque” board based on SiFive’s HiFive, featuring a RISC-V FE310 SoC and an ESP32 wireless SoC. At the Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino joined with fabless RISC-V semiconductor firm SiFive to announce the first Arduino branded board using the open source RISC-V CPU architecture.

Reddit: MakuluLinux Flash Teaser Video

Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:45:10 AM

LXer: Pinebook (or any arm64) - Linux Howto

Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:06:00 AM
As I wrote before, Pinebook is a very interesting machine.....The not very developed arm64 architecture brings a lot of challenges to everyone working on it when it comes to have software for it. I wanted to exchange some files as easy as I do in all my machines, phones, tablets, etc. However there was nothing available in arm architecture, such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One as far as I see is no longer available, so I had to be creative, and I managed to find that mega had a binary for Raspbian, so from here it was a learning process...

Reddit: Just found out while I was at Specsavers that they use Linux! Who else does?

Sunday 21st of May 2017 04:32:59 AM

So I was just at Specsavers and saw that they were using some variant of a Gnome desktop on the screens that they show customers. The application they were using was nested within a Chrome browser. I looked it up and it looks like they use Red Hat. How many other companies do this, and why don't more companies get amongst??

Seems like a brilliant way to save money, especially if all you need is a simple web application or the like.

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LXer: IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot

Sunday 21st of May 2017 04:11:38 AM
Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for more

Reddit: What (private?) instant messenger do you use?

Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:23:24 AM

I'm tempted to use Wire but I'm skeptical on some parts of the server not being open sourced. Probably will switch to it from Skype. How is Matrix and Riot working out for you peeps? Any XMPP & OTR'ers ?

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LXer: You Can Now Install Microsoft's Visual Studio Code IDE as a Snap on Ubuntu Linux

Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:17:16 AM
After informing Ubuntu Linux users about the fact that it's possible to install GitHub's Atom hackable text editor as a Snap, Canonical's David Callé is now announcing the availability of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code IDE as a Snap.

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