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LXer: The GPL in Layman’s Terms - Free as in What?

Friday 20th of January 2017 04:18:12 AM
Through the glazed-over eyes of friends and family, past that painful look of well-intended but feigned interest, I can clearly see a fundamental lack of understanding about this free software I’m constantly going on about.

Reddit: Watch 9000 tv channel live

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:53:36 AM

LXer: Linux-friendly drone controller flies on Intel Joule power

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:21:01 AM
Gumstix launched a customizable version of its LTE-enabled, PX4-compatible AeroCore 2 MAV controller board that works with the Intel Joule. Gumstix announced the AeroCore 2 Expansion Board for Intel Joule expansion board in August along with five other expansion boards designed for the Intel Joule, a follow-on to the Intel Edison computer-on-module with a much […]

Phoronix: RADV Vulkan Driver Has Geometry Shader Support For Testing

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:14:59 AM
David Airlie has published a set of 31 patches for testing that provide initial support for geometry shaders within the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver...

LXer: How to gain confidence to participate in open source

Friday 20th of January 2017 02:23:50 AM
As your brain develops, you learn about what you can and should do in the world, and what you can't and shouldn't. Your actions are influenced by surroundings and norms, and many times what keeps you from participating is a lack of more

Reddit: The Many, the Humble, the Ubuntu Users

Friday 20th of January 2017 02:15:59 AM

Phoronix: Text To Speech Goes In As A Tech Preview For Qt 5.8

Friday 20th of January 2017 02:06:40 AM
With Qt 5.8 that's due to be released next week there is the new Qt Speech as a "tech preview" of text-to-speech for this tool-kit...

TuxMachines: Steam's Recent Linux Changes Have Been Promoted To Stable

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:56:52 AM

At the beginning of 2017 Valve released a Steam client beta with noteworthy Linux improvements. With today's Steam stable client update, all of those changes are included.

The big winner with this stable client update is improved interaction between the Steam runtime and host distribution libraries. This should let those using open-source graphics drivers on modern distributions work nicely with Steam without needing to remove any files or set extra environment variables. The old behavior can be restored though for older Linux distributions or if encountering any problems.

Also: Valve Rebases SteamOS on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7, Adds Mesa 13.0.3 & Nvidia 375.26

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TuxMachines: Qt Speech (Text to Speech) is here

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:53:25 AM

I’m happy that with Qt 5.8.0 we’ll have Qt Speech added as a new tech preview module. It took a while to get it in shape since the poor thing sometimes did not get the attention it deserved. We had trouble with some Android builds before that backend received proper care. Luckily there’s always the great Qt community to help out.

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TuxMachines: Flatpak 0.8.1 Lets Users Update Apps by Installing Newer Bundles, Fixes Bugs

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:42:12 AM

It's been a month since Flatpak 0.8 major release hit the streets for GNU/Linux distribution that want to offer their users fast and easy access to various third-party apps that aren't available in the official repositories of the respective OS.

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TuxMachines: Canonical Patches Nvidia Graphics Drivers Vulnerability in All Ubuntu Releases

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:39:48 AM

It's time to update your Ubuntu Linux operating system if you have a Nvidia graphics card running the Nvidia Legacy 340 or 304 binary X.Org drivers provided on the official software repositories.

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LXer: A beginner's guide to comparing files using visual diff/merge tool Meld on Linux

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:26:39 AM
Now that we've covered some command line-based diff/merge tools in Linux, it'd be logical to explain some visual diff/merge tools available for the OS as well. Reason being, not everybody is used-to the command line, and/or command-line based comparison tools could be more difficult to learn and understand for some.

Reddit: 4.9 is officially the next LTS kernel

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:07:33 AM

Phoronix: Libinput 1.6 Released With New Touchpad Acceleration

Friday 20th of January 2017 01:00:27 AM
Peter Hutterer has announced the latest stable version of libinput, the input handling library commonly used across modern X.Org / Wayland / Mir systems...

Slashdot: Oracle Scraps Plans For Solaris 12

Friday 20th of January 2017 12:50:32 AM

LXer: Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

Friday 20th of January 2017 12:29:28 AM
The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October.

TuxMachines: Robolinux 8.7.1 Linux OS Is Out and It's Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie"

Thursday 19th of January 2017 11:57:13 PM

The developers of the Robolinux GNU/Linux distribution have announced today, January 18, 2017, the release and immediate availability of a new stable update based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series.

Still offering a free installer, the Robolinux 8.7.1 "Raptor" edition is now available for download with the usual Cinnamon, MATE 3D, Xfce 3D, and LXDE flavors. It's based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.7.1 "Jessie" operating system, which means that it ships with its newest Linux 3.16 kernel and over 170 bug fixes and security patches. The GRUB bootloader and login screens have been refreshed too.

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Reddit: Learning Linux

Thursday 19th of January 2017 11:33:21 PM

I'm attempting to learn Linux on my own via the Linux Foundation. So far it seems pretty decent in ways of learning the basics. Are there other, more effective mediums to use?

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Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more