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LinuxToday: Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:00:00 PM

the linux rain: One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves.

Reddit: World Wine News Issue 403

Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:57:45 PM

Reddit: Mageia 5.1 available!

Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:37:43 PM

Reddit: Linux command line and beginners

Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:21:58 PM

Hello, new to this subreddit here, I just wanted to reshare my thoughts about Linux command line and beginners using it. Please feel free to discuss & comment :)

Here's the original post:

I've been seeing a lot of "Top X commands a Linux begginner should know" guides lately, and I cannot really understand why.

Why would any Linux beginner want to run commands on their system? Does that mean my grandma also need to type strange words to a black window in order to do something more on some distro? If we want Linux (distros) reach more audience, we need to stop telling beginners to „run this command” in order to fix / install / remove something, they should be able to do that much simpler by e.g: a simple GUI.

To most people, black window and white / green text means „hacking”, although in case of terminals it's really not, they’ll always try to stay away from it. That is because normal, no power users just want to have a button that says „Install” or „Do something”. They just want to click it and do it’s thing. When was the last time you opened a Windows console to install something? I’m talking about daily things you want to do, not developement purposes here.

Then you’ll hear a „I ran command X and now my system doesn’t boot! How to fix it?”, and this beginner is told to execute another commands that „hopefully will fix the problem” until the user somehow manages to fix it, gives up or either reinstalls the entire OS.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say that no one should use a terminal. I am 16 and I use terminal every time I use Linux, to compile code / debug it. The keyword here is „beginner”, a person who isn’t really familar with Linux in general. Sure, power users, developers, Linux enthusiasts can use it without a problem because it gives them much more control over things, but in case of Linux distros, it is that everyone needs to know what terminal is, use it to get things done.

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LinuxToday: GoAccess (A Real-Time Apache and Nginx) Web Server Log Analyzer

Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:00:00 PM

 tecmint: GoAccess is an interactive and real time web server log analyzer program that quickly analyze and view web server logs.

LXer: Finding crucial answers requires open decision making

Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:29:17 PM
How does an open organization make decisions when stakeholders have contradictory priorities? And what if safety and human life are two of those priorities?In such a scenario, it seems that maximizing safety would supersede any other agenda, but engineering has a long history of failures that show otherwise. With their emphasis on open communication and clear guidelines, open organizations can help ensure those responsible for decisions avoid such more

Reddit: So even Ubuntu cant put a good client 802.1x implementation?

Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:08:23 PM

Just put ubuntu on a laptop at work to play around, wanting to use it more and more for things other then servers.

But I really have to do all THIS just to be able to connect to my intranet? Mac's are not even this bad.

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 4.4.36 LTS Introduces Minor PA-RISC Changes, Wireless Improvements

Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:50:21 PM

After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.8.12, renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us about the availability of the thirty-sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

Also: Linux 4.4.36

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 4.8.12 Released, Brings PA-RISC, PowerPC, and x86 Improvements

Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:48:17 PM

A few moments ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the twelfth maintenance update of the Linux 4.8 kernel series, as well as the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.36 LTS.

Also: Linux 4.8.12

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Reddit: The Free Software Foundation is in need of members

Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:32:08 PM

Hey folks, just wanted to post this because I noticed it today.

Many of you all probably know about Stallman, and have heard the FSF from his books and the many projects that they support. It's a non-profit that supports software users rights and promotes, you guessed it, free software.

As with most nonprofits, the funding for the FSF comes in the form of membership - a monthly/yearly contribution in exchange for being a member. For some publishing companies, this means access to their journals, but for the FSF, you get a bunch of other things. Here is a list of the ones you all might be most interested in:

The membership cost is $10 a month, or a lump sum of $120 dollars a year. If you are a student, that price is halved.

The best part about this? Because FSF is a 501(c)(3) charity, your membership fee is tax deductible.

Also, if you want, you can optionally receive a slim USB membership card that is loaded with Trisquel Live.

The Free Software Foundation does a lot for us, and they are about $370k under their goal for the end of the year. Please consider becoming a member, to help them continue their work.

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Reddit: I'm using sway. Any other good Wayland compositors?

Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:32:05 PM

I installed a fresh Fedora Server 25 and am only using sway. The only X server I have installed on the machine is XWayland. It works as described, which is exactly like i3.

I'm looking to keep the experiment going. Anyone else using a Wayland compositor besides gnome-shell?

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Phoronix: Clear Linux With Mesa 13 Is A Strong Match For Intel Linux Performance

Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:09:19 PM
When benchmarking Intel's Clear Linux distribution earlier this year we found its Intel graphics performance to be quite good and slightly faster than other Linux distributions even when Clear was using an older version of Mesa. Now with Clear Linux having switched to Mesa 13, I decided to run some fresh Intel OpenGL benchmarks on it compared to other distributions.

Phoronix: PTS: PHP 7.1 vs. PHP 7.0 vs. HHVM Benchmarks

Friday 2nd of December 2016 05:37:24 PM
With today's PHP 7.1 release, performance isn't highlighted as much as language improvements to this first major update to PHP7, but I decided to run some PHP 7.1, PHP 7.0, PHP 5.6, PHP 5.5, and HHVM benchmarks of our open-source Phoronix Test Suite code-base...

Reddit: Is there anyway other than Grum or other paid options to upload photos to Instagram from your computer

Friday 2nd of December 2016 05:27:27 PM

Please help me out on this one, I need software or online based services like this in my life!

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TuxMachines: Development News

Friday 2nd of December 2016 05:24:08 PM
  • KDevelop 5.0.3 Open-Source IDE Improves GitHub Handling Authentication, More

    The development behind the open-source and cross-platform KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) was proud to announce on the first day of December the availability of the third point release for KDevelop 5.0 stable series.

    KDevelop 5.0.3 arrives one and a half months after the second maintenance update, but it's a small bugfix release that attempts to patch a total of nine issues reported by users since then. However, it's a recommended update for all users.

    "We are happy to announce the release of KDevelop 5.0.3, the third bugfix and stabilization release for KDevelop 5.0. An upgrade to 5.0.3 is strongly recommended to all users of 5.0.0, 5.0.1 or 5.0.2," reads the release announcement.

  • PHP 7.1.0

    The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.0.

  • PHP 7.1 Makes Its Debut

    This first major update to last year's huge PHP 7.0 release builds several new features on top. Introduced by PHP 7.1 is nullable types, a void return type, a iterable pseudo-type, class constant visibility modifiers, support for catching multiple exception types, and many other language enhancements plus more performance optimizations and other work.

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Friday 2nd of December 2016 05:22:00 PM

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Linux Graphics

  • LibRetro's Vulkan PlayStation PSX Renderer Released
    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
  • Etnaviv DRM Updates Submitted For Linux 4.10
    The Etnaviv DRM-Next pull request is not nearly as exciting as MSM getting Adreno 500 series support, a lot of Intel changes, or the numerous AMDGPU changes, but it's not bad either for a community-driven, reverse-engineered DRM driver for the Vivante graphics cores.
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported. Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

Games for GNU/Linux

Mageia 5.1 Released, Tumbleweed's Latest, Most Secure

The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24. Read more

SparkyLinux 4.5 is out

There is an update of SparkyLinux 4.5 “Tyche” available now. As before, Sparky “Home” editions provide fully featured operating system based on Debian ‘testing’ with desktops of your choice: LXDE, LXQt, KDE, MATE and Xfce. Read more