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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Touch to Get a LibreOffice Doc Viewer Soon

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 08:54:41 PM

LibreOffice 5.0 was released a week ago, and one of the things mentioned in the announcement was the fact that it's a cornerstone of the mobile clients for Ubuntu Touch and Android. A developer wanted to clarify what that actually meant.

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TuxMachines: The New Ubuntu-Supported Video Driver PPA Is Well Received by Community

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 08:52:55 PM

Ubuntu will have a dedicated PPA for video drivers, for now only for the Nvidia ones, and third-party developers are already praising the devs for this decision.

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LXer: Tweak It Until It's Yours!

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 08:47:28 PM
I call it LXDE-T (tweaked)

Reddit: Linux not booting into live usb

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 08:46:52 PM

Im a ubuntu 15.04 user, i want to move to elementary. I made the live usb and it worked fine on my first laptop try it on my second and when i boot into usb it boots into ubuntu. I even set my bios to boot into usb. Please help, thanks

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Reddit: What videos would you like to see on Linux?

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 08:20:38 PM

I have a growing YouTube channel on tech stuff, which as of now is mostly Android videos. I am looking to expand and I was thinking about making videos on common Linux tutorials as well as those hard to find things, like getting NVIDIA's 900 series cards working on older kernels.

Any ideas or thoughts?

Link to channel.

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 08:20:01 PM
  • IBM partners with Linux in new mainframe push

    Earlier this year, IBM launched the new z13 mainframe, its first in nearly three years. Bolstered by strong sales, the company is putting more of a focus on mainframes, partnering with Linux in a new strategy.

  • Google Rolls Out OnHub Router, Powered By Gentoo Linux

    Google's OnHub is a WiFi router that also has home automation support for their Nest products as well as support for devices using the Zigbee, ZWave, and Thread protocols. OnHub is designed to be easy to setup via a mobile app, its firmware is self-updating, and is optimized for today's (largely streaming) web needs.

  • Arch-based Antergos Refreshed, Installer Overhaul
  • Another big update in slackware-current

    But the real interesting stuff is not just those sheer number of updated packages – it’s the new 4.1.6 Linux kernel, the gcc 4.9.3 compiler suite, glibc 2.22 C libraries, mesa 10.6.4, a new libepoxy package which was required to get glamor 1.0.0 into the xorg-server… exciting times for the adventurous who are running slackware-current!

  • Cisco, Red Hat create platform for IoT innovation

    “We’re building a platform … so that people can consume on demand, as they need it, what they’re looking for,” said Chris Wright, chief technologist for Red Hat, Inc. Wright, along with Dave Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, Inc., joined theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 discuss the current Red Hat/Cisco partnership that aims to bring open source to the next level, making it a carrier-grade technology.

  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Falls 3.54% for August 21

    One of the S&P 500’s big losers for Friday August 21 was Red Hat Inc. (RHT). The company’s stock fell 3.54% to $72.47 on volume of 1.27 million shares.

  • Fedora's Rawhide Might See Some Changes

    Rawhide, the name of Fedora's development version and repository, may be restructured and improved as part of an initiative following discussions last week at the distribution's Flock conference.

  • GSoC 2015: Wrap up report
  • Quickest path to a local apt repository

    As I’m writing this, DebConf 15 is coming to an end. I spend most of my time improving the situation of the Haskell Packages in Debian, by improving the tooling and upgrading our packages to match Stackage 3.0 and build against GHC 7.10. But that is mostly of special interest (see this mail for a partial summary), so I’d like to use this post to advertise a very small and simple package I just uploaded to Debian:

  • Canonical Updated Firefox On All The Supported Ubuntu Systems

    Most likely, Canonical has forgot to replace Yahoo with Google as the default search engine, the Firefox browser for other platforms using Yahoo.

  • The Ubuntu Touch OTA-6 Update May Be Delayed
  • GCC Developers Might Finally Switch Over To Using Git
  • The GCC Developers May Move The Development From SVN To Git

    At the GNU Tools Cauldron 2015 in Prague, the developers have announced that they are thinking of switching to Git as the default version control system. A mailing list has been created and the developers have started asking questions.

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LXer: Wine development release 1.7.50

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:57:08 PM
A new development release of Wine, version 1.7.50 is available for download now. This release brings us various improvements and bug fixes, like a new version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 40 and support for OpenMP on ARM platforms.

Reddit: What IRC client do you use ?

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:51:38 PM

I'm looking for a client to use on Fedora. Which one do you recommend ?

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Reddit: Ubuntu Core and Snappy Scope

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:46:14 PM

Phoronix: OpenCL Image Support Worked Up For R600 Gallium3D

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:36:12 PM
With Google Summer of Code 2015 now over, the reports are coming in from this year's X.Org GSoC projects...

Reddit: Great Open Source Collaborative Editing Tools

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:35:33 PM

Phoronix: The Top Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:27:20 PM
If all goes well, the Linux 4.2 kernel will be officially released before the day is through. If you haven't been keeping up with the flow of Phoronix articles over recent weeks, here's a look at some of the highlights for Linux 4.2...

Reddit: Today's attempt: Fedora.

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:31:03 AM

I tried the 64bit netinst iso.

pressed 'default' at the unetbootin menu.

after about ten minutes at a screen completely devoid of any useful information, which i spent reading dilbert, it ended up with a warning about root not existing and dropping me to a root shell.

This is not what i was promised when i went to the fedora page with its nice graphics and a lady saying "it just works".

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Slashdot: SteamOS Has Dropped Support For Suspend

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 01:00:07 AM

LXer: OpenSSH vulnerabilities in Ubuntu fixed

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 12:49:48 AM
In a security notice Ubuntu creator Canonical warns users to upgrade the OpenSSH-server in the Ubuntu distributions 12.04 LT - 15.04, because of a few of OpenSSH vulnerabilities that have been found.

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