I've recently started getting more interested in Linux and I'm going to upgrade from my 2011 Macbook Pro to a Windows machine when the Kaby Lake laptops start showing up to dual boot Windows and Linux on.
I want to get a 2 in 1 machine and the Lenovo Yoga 710 is the machine I'm the most interested in, but I've seen a lot of posts here and on tech websites that Lenovo prevents you from installing other OS's on the Yoga due to something with the hard drive configuration? Is that true or is it just disinformation being spread around?
I've read that it has something to do with Microsoft Signature Edition machines, is the problem only affecting those machines?submitted by /u/Zalbu
so i recently installed linux gnome 2.30.0, for the first time. I installed it on a laptop that is very old (HP Pavilion za5700) and i cant install the wifi adapted driver. I am using an external usb adapter because the one in the laptop didnt work. The wifi adapter DPO_RT3562_3052_LinuxSTA_V220.127.116.11_20101217, this is the name if the folder that the cd had for linux installations. I am a total newb in linux and in programming so if you guys can help me i will be very thankfull :)submitted by /u/NugetHD
Sony's Xperia X Compact is basically the newest version of the Z5 Compact that hit the US earlier this year. But just because it's a newer version of the (comparatively) tiny handset doesn't mean it's an upgrade in every way. Sony is pushing the camera sensors in the X Compact and the flagship-level XZ, as well as new features like five-axis image stabilization and HDR photo mode. Sony knows cameras, so we know the shooter in the X Compact will at least be competent. However, it has to be good enough to encourage photography buffs to shell out $499 for this unlocked handset while delivering solid performance across the board as well.
We already know that work on Linux Mint 18.1, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu-based operating system loved by many users, already begun, and Clement Lefebvre shares with us today some of the improvements coming to XApps.
Canonical, through Sergio Schvezov, announced the release of yet another maintenance update to the Snapcraft open-source utility that helps application developers package their apps as Snaps.
As LJ readers well know, Linux drives many of the technologies we use every day, from smart TVs to Web servers. Linux is everywhere—except most homes and classrooms.
That's a problem if we want to help breed the next generation of engineers and computer scientists. In fact, if teenagers (or any other group of curious individuals) want to learn about Linux, they often must rely on a geeky friend or parent willing to show them the way.
This three-part series seeks to change that by offering a way for anyone to learn about Linux by building what is essentially a tiny, self-contained Internet. Using old equipment and free software, you'll build a private network (with your own domain name), build Web sites, set up an e-mail server, install and use a database, and set up a Linux distro mirror.
- IP Kat is Lobbying Heavily for the UPC, Courtesy of Team UPC
- Leaked: Conclusions of the Secretive EPO Board 28 Meeting (8th of September 2016)
- Letter From the Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys (Nederlandse Orde van Octrooigemachtigden) to the Administrative Council of the EPO
- EPO’s Board 28 Notes Battistelli’s “Three Current Investigations/Disciplinary Proceedings Involving SUEPO Members in The Hague.”
- Cementing Autocracy: The European Patent Office Against Democracy, Against Media, and Against the Rule of Law
- Team Battistelli Intensifies the Attack on the Boards of Appeal Again
- After the EPO Paid the Financial Times to Produce Propaganda the Newspaper Continues to Produce UPC Puff Pieces, Just Ahead of EU Council Meeting
- Links 28/9/2016: New Red Hat Offices, Fedora 25 ‘Frozen’
- Links 28/9/2016: Alpine Linux 3.4.4, Endless OS 3.0
I recently upgraded by 2x 1080p screen setup to a 4K display. Running Ubuntu with Unity ended up being very pleasant with good UI scaling. Unfortunately I kinda missed a second monitor so I decided to get a second 4K display (same model).
I arrived yesterday and I've noticed some concerning performance drops and I don't know where to attribute them.
Basically, when both 4K displays are enabled (one over DP, one over HDMI), I get significant lag on the HDMI display (only 30hz refresh rate) but the DP display also starts lagging, generally everything becomes more sluggish and unpleasant to use (I can record a video if you're interested).
The way I say it there are 4 things on my mind right now:
- Does anyone else have this setup and can confirm any problems? (Aka is it a Linux problem?)
- Is my CPU the bottleneck?
- Is my GPU the bottleneck?
- Is the HDMI connection causing issues?
- Phenom II X6, 1090T @ 3.8GHz (quite old and slow)
- Sapphire R9 380X, 4GB
- 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
- Running Kernel 4.8-rc7, Mesa 12.1, amdgpu
I'm wondering if some of you guys have similar setups as me (aka 2x 4K side by side) and if you're having problems. And if not, what hardware are you using?
I'm trying to narrow down the sources of potential problems to decide if I should send back the monitor or if it's worth upgrading a different component in my system to make it work. Thanks.submitted by /u/KateTheAwesome
I can try and do more coding, more code reviewing, revive designing discussions… that’s cool, yet never enough. GIMP needs more people, developers, designers, community people, writers for the website or the documentation, tutorial makers… everyone is welcome in my grand scheme!
Many of my actions lately have been towards gathering more people, so when I heard about the GNOME newcomers initiative during GUADEC, I thought that could be a good fit. Thus a few days ago, I had GIMP added in the list of newcomer-friendly GNOME projects, with me as the newcomers mentor. I’ll catch this occasion to remind you all the ways you can contribute to GIMP, and not necessarily as a developer.
The city of Moscow is contemplating ditching Microsoft’s technology as president Vladimir Putin urges state officials and local businesses to scale down their reliance on foreign software providers.
In turn, the city is replacing Microsoft’s products with solutions from local competitors.
Four years after Microsoft (MSFT) first tried to give the world unified PC/mobile operating systems via the dual fiascoes known as Windows 8 and Windows RT, Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google appears set to take its own stab at the concept. And there are reasons to think the company will see a measure of success.
Citing "two independent and reliable sources," Android Police reports Google plans to launch a notebook in the third quarter of 2017 that will likely be the first new device to showcase Andromeda, a version of Android that will integrate many features associated with Google's Chrome OS PC operating system.
The notebook will reportedly be called the Pixel 3, and carry a $788 price. Its feature set reportedly include a 12.3-inch display, an Intel (INTC) processor, a glass trackpad, a tablet mode and stylus support.
Have you found any cool little FOSS projects that you would like to tell others about?
I will list a few recent ones that I have found to start the discussion:
- Wed – terminal text editor with Windows-style keybindings
- Powerline – attractive statusline plugin for Vim, Bash, Zsh and Tmux
- My Weather Indicator – weather indicator for Unity system tray
- Rainbowstream – command line Twitter application
- Corebird – excellent GUI Twitter app
- Dillo – minimalistic, extremely fast graphical web browser
- Linux servers deliver greater performance and efficiency 'than available on any x86-based server'
What are configuration management tools?
For most people, computers don't stay the same. Software is added, removed, and updated. Configurations are changed. Think about the changes you've made to your computer since the first time you booted it up. Now imagine making those changes to 10, 100, or 1,000 more computers. Configuration management tools are what make implemententing and enforcing these changes possible.
- 5 new OpenStack tutorials and guides
Ericsson: The Journey to a DevOps Future in SDN
There are big transformations going on in the world today that are driving rapid changes to the business of networks, said Santiago Rodriguez, VP of Engineering and head of the product development unit SDN & Policy Control at Ericsson, in his keynote Tuesday at OpenDaylight Summit.
“Society is transforming, the way we do business is transforming, and accordingly the way we build our networks is transforming,” Rodriguez said.
The three pillars of this network transformation include: 5G, virtualization and open source.
OpenDaylight sets product quality label, metrics for SDN solutions
Initial OpenDaylight-based products expected to receive the "Powered by OpenDaylight" mark are offerings from Brocade, Ericsson, HPE, Inocybe and Serro.
Telstra Sees Quadrupled Data Capacity by 2020
The latter service led Telstra to re-think its fiber deployment strategy, choosing to use pre-provisioned fiber connections to data centers in advance of customer demand, because the company knew that demand was coming, Blackall said. The strategy worked well with Telstra's acquisition of Pacnet, which had already deployed SDN capabilities to connect its 27 points of presence around Asia.
Valve's Steam Controller With SteamOS/Linux Support Is Now Listed For Just $35
If you have been put off from ordering a Steam Controller for your SteamOS/Linux gaming system due to the $50 USD price-tag, it's been marked down to $35.
Back in June it was temporarily reduced to $35 USD but then a few days later shot back up to $50 at major Internet retailers. Judging from those that clicked our Amazon links, it was of interest to many readers. If you missed that discount the first time around, the Steam Controller is back to being listed as a $34.99 product.
It's not clear how long this deal will last or if it is permanent -- there has been speculations about a "Steam Controller 2" but I haven't seen any public confirmation yet.
Game Developer Chooses To Connect With Pirates, Reaps Rewards As A Result
One imagines that this kind of thing builds up goodwill amongst potential buyers of PM Studio games. Some of the comments on the thread state as much. It won't do anything with the pure-pirate folks out there, but, then again, nothing will. Worrying about those that were never going to buy the game would have been wasted time and energy. Instead, the developer chose to try to win over those that might indeed want to support its efforts.
Here's hoping PM Games gets the positive reinforcement needed to confirm that this kind of thing is the right way to deal with piracy. And that other studios are paying attention, as well.
InXile Entertainment announced Wasteland 3, will use crowdfunding on fig
I'm going off their twitter and other sites for the main info right now, as it seems we are still not on InXile's press list.
It is already confirmed to have Linux support, along with multiplayer, vehicles, and some form of base building.