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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Sunday 24th of July 2016 12:03:00 AM

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TuxMachines: Emulation or WINE

Sunday 24th of July 2016 12:01:39 AM

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TuxMachines: Fedora: The Latest

Sunday 24th of July 2016 12:00:00 AM
  • New "remi-php71" repository
  • PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
  • First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)

    As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at https://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Ubuntu

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 11:59:24 PM
  • Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space

    This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders.

    Coming out of this week's event were at least positive moments to share for both Arch and Fedora developers. The Arch snaps package guy made progress on snap confinement on Arch. Currently when using Snaps on Arch, there isn't any confinement support, which defeats some of the purpose. There isn't any confinement support since it relies upon some functionality in the Ubuntu-patched AppArmor with that code not yet being mainlined. Arch's Timothy Redaelli has got those AppArmor patches now running via some AUR packages. Thus it's possible to get snap confinement working on Arch, but it's not yet too pleasant of an experience.

  • PhantomJS 2.1.1 in Ubuntu different from upstream

    At the moment of this writing Vitaly's qtwebkit fork is 28 commits ahead and 39 commits behind qt:dev. I'm surprised Ubuntu's PhantomJS even works.

  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released

    Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS version of Ubuntu.Now Ubuntu team has announced the release of it's first point release,Ubuntu 16.04.1.This first point release includes many updates containing bug fixes and fixing security issues as well and as always what most of users want from a distribution and most of distributions tries to perform,Stability.This release is also well focoused on stabilty as Ubuntu 16.04.

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TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 11:57:55 PM

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Reddit: What's going on with gaming on Linux?

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 11:05:41 PM

I haven't been using Linux in a while out of necessity (:() so I'm kind of out of the loop on what's happening with gaming in Linux. I hear talks of Vulkan and other marvelous jazz, and one friend told me he heard that DirectX and Visual C++ is coming to Linux natively too (which seems too good to be true to me). Also (unrelated to gaming) I have heard rumors of Adobe's software suite, which I use frequently on my PC, coming to Linux as well.

So can someone nice clarify these rumors and talks for me? Muchas gracias to the Linux friends.

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Reddit: Linux laptop wifi adapters 2016

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 11:00:07 PM

I have been trying to update my laptop with a new wifi adapter. I have been researching a little been on the subject, and it was my understanding that if you are looking for a laptop adapter, buy Intel. Apparently, Intel is no longer a good one. I have had major issues with at least two Intel WiFi adapters, and they seem to be caused by poor Intel software.

I do realize that most of folks here do not replace wifi cards. But those of you who do have laptops with stable, problem free Wi-Fi adapters, preferably with Bluetooth and at least 802.11n support, can you post the chipset/model?

You can lookup one using lspci command

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 09:43:34 PM
  • Android Wear: Should Manufacturers be Given More Freedom?

    In the world of Android, we’ve become accustomed to the myriad of different brands and manufacturers putting their own twist on Android. While this has caused some friction in some circles, it has given certain devices a unique sense of identity and now that most of these skins have been toned down somewhat, they often add a little more value, too. The case is no more clear than it is with Android tablets, stock Android might be just fine and dandy for a lot of users on smartphones, but on tablets it can feel stark and limited. The added features from the likes of Samsung and Sony often make an Android tablet a hell of a lot more useful out of the box, but in the world of Android smartwatches, there’s none of this. The only thing that device manufacturers can realistically change with their Android Wear watches is the different watch faces they include and include some different apps. Is it about time that this changed?

  • $99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why?

    Stop me if you've heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop "shell."

    Yeah... it's not a new idea and yet Superbook, a product that promises to turn your Android phone into a laptop, has already smashed its Kickstarter campaign goal of $50,000 with more than $398,000 pledged as of this writing and 28 days left to go.

  • BlackBerry Hamburg Android phone release date soon, FCC now

    This week the folks at BlackBerry have had their latest Android device revealed by the FCC. Re-revealed, we might say, as the device was first leaked several weeks ago with its partner, both BlackBerry smartphones running Android. This device is being shown by the FCC this week with model name STH100-2 (RJD211LW) with GSM quad-band, UMTS penta-band, and LTE deca-band connectivity technology inside. We will very likely see this device released inside the United States very soon.

  • This smart shell can turn your Android smartphone into a complete laptop

    A US-based startup has launched a smart laptop shell that turns your Android smartphone into a complete laptop -- making it more convenient and affordable for people in developing countries like India and South Africa to carry their office in their pocket, literally.

    The shell, called Superbook by Andromium, makes an Android smartphone output look very much like a desktop environment. It is essentially a "dumb terminal"-- a notebook without a processor but with a keyboard, battery, trackpad and display, TreeHugger reported on Saturday.

  • SamsungOne is the new font for all things Samsung
  • Nokia set to make a comeback with two Android devices by the end of year

    Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia is all set to make a smartphone comeback with two new Android 7.0 Nougat devices by the end of this year, a media report said on Saturday.

    The two unnamed devices will have premium metal designs complete with IP68 certification, which means they will be as water resistant as Samsung's Galaxy S7, The Inquirer reported.

    The smartphones may come up with 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch QHD screens, along with fingerprint scanner and "innovations" in the camera, the report noted.

  • Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps

    Cyanogen Inc. seems to be in trouble. A report from Android Police cites "several sources" that say the three-year-old Android software house will be laying off 20 percent of its workforce. One source said the company would "pivot" to "apps" and away from OS development.

  • Cyanogen is chopping its staff after its alternative Android has failed to catch on with phone makers [Ed: Microsoft deal didn't work out, eh?]
  • When Will Android Users Get Prisma App?
  • This week’s top stories: New Android phones, Nougat details, best Android apps for July, & more
  • Android Nougat Update Schedule & Release Date: When's It Coming To Your Android Phone?

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LXer: EFF to DMCA: ‘Drop Dead’ & More…

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 08:23:21 PM
Also included: Japanese company reportedly buying ARM, Flash is on it's way out the door and Toyota joins the Open Invention Network

Reddit: $5 Linux + WiFi dev board

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 08:12:56 PM

Phoronix: OpenBenchmarking.org Crosses 19 Million Benchmark Test/Suite Downloads

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 08:00:00 PM
Today OpenBenchmarking.org crossed the milestone of having more than 19 million test profiles and test suites downloaded via the Phoronix Test Suite!..

TuxMachines: Android, Chromebook Make a Sweet Couple

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 07:22:07 PM

Running Android apps on a Chromebook gives the Chrome OS added functionality. It has the potential to morph the Chromebook into a portable computing device that offers the best of two Linux worlds.

Still, Google engineers have some tinkering to do before Android apps and the Chrome OS are fully implemented and functional. This transition will not be complete until the Google Play Store works out of the box on new Chromebooks without users having to "upgrade" through Developer's Mode.

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Reddit: Ciri: An Xkcd Comic Downloader

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 07:08:10 PM

I recently started learning python and made Ciri. Ciri is a python script which downloads xkcd comics. I took the liberty of downloading all the comics and uploading them on a third party server, so that xkcd servers are not crowded unnecessarily.

Things to know:

  • Works on both python 2 and 3

  • Depends on BeautifulSoup, wget and Requests.

  • Works on linux and Windows

  • Path is current directory.

Ciri.py --archive

  • Downloads the xkcd comic archive directly from third party server. Last updated on july 22, 2016.

Ciri.py --update # After downloading archive

  • Updates the xkcd comics folder anytime in near future.

Ciri.py --update # If archive not downloaded

  • Downloads all comics from xkcd. Program uses multiple processes for faster downloading.

Ciri.py --select [comic_number] [comic_number] ...

  • Download selective comics seperated by spaces.

Ciri.py --bounds [Lower_bound] [Upper_bound]

  • Download specified range of comics.

Ciri – Github link

Pre - Fetched archive.

My other project Lexicon: Dictionary, anywhere

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Reddit: What firewall do you use, if any? Why is nftables slow at gaining adoption?

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 07:02:48 PM

What firewall do you use, if any? Why is nftables slow at gaining adoption?

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Reddit: Trying to install Arch Linux on an Acer One 10

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:40:17 PM

All,

I am trying to install Arch Linux on an Acer One 10, and no matter what I do, every time I boot (even after disabling Windows Fast boot), my computer boots into Windows 10.

Here are the steps I am taking:

  • Windows Configuration

    1. Disabled Windows Fast Start as per this article.
  • USB Drive Setup

    1. Downloaded the latest Arch Linux Image.
    2. From Windows I burned the image to the USB Drive with the following settings.
    3. Following this guide I took the following files from the latest Arch Boot images: bootia32.cfg BOOTIA32.EFI BOOTX64.EFI and placed them in the EFI/Boot directory of my USB Drive as seen here.
    4. I modified the bootia32.cfg (which can be seen here) according to the guide in the previous step.
  • BIOS (Aptio Setup Utility - Version 2.16.1242)

    1. Disabled Secure Boot Mode
    2. Set Secure Boot Mode to 'Custom'
    3. Deleted all Default Key Provisions
    4. Set Boot Option #1 to '[USB Hard Disk]'
    5. Set Boot Option #2 to '[Disabled]' from '[Hard Disk]'
    6. Changed UEFI Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities (only available for 'Boot Option #1' to '[Disabled]' from '[Windows Boot Manager]'

After cycling power I would expect to boot into the Arch Linux Media but instead I boot into Windows.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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LXer: Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:28:59 PM
Mozilla yesterday said it will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month. The open-source developer added that in 2017 it will dramatically expand the anti-Flash restrictions: Firefox will require users to explicitly approve the use of Flash for any reason by any website.

LinuxInsider: Android, Chromebook Make a Sweet Couple

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:00:00 PM
Chrome OS and Android Apps now run together on some Chromebooks. Many, but not all, Chromebook models will get the operating system update that allows it as fall approaches. The Asus Chromebook Flip C100P -- the first Chromebook to get the upgrade -- is an impressive example of what will come with the hybrid integration of Chrome OS and Android apps. The performance is not flawless, but many of the apps work well enough to offer a nonplussed working experience.

TuxMachines: A Grand Experiment

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 05:54:04 PM

The latest debacle over the "forced" upgrade to Windows 10 and Apple's increasingly locked-in ecosystem has got me thinking. Do I really need to use a proprietary operating system to get work done? And while I'm at it, do I need to use commercial cloud services to store my data?

I've always used Linux since the first time I tried installing Slackware in the mid-90s. In 1998 we were the first national TV show to install Linux live (Red Hat). And I've often advocated Ubuntu to people with older computers. I usually have at least one computer running Linux around, in the past couple of years Dell XPS laptops have been great choices. And a couple of months ago I bought a 17" Oryx laptop from System76, an Ubuntu system integrator, for use in studio.

But as time went by, even Ubuntu began to seem too commercial to me, and I've migrated to community supported Debian testing and the Arch-based Antergos distros for everything. (i use Antergos on my Oryx on the shows.)

Also: Microsoft lays off remaining handful of Microsoft Press staff

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