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Phoronix: Oracle Linux 7 For ARM64 Updated, Using Linux 4.14 Kernel

Monday 19th of March 2018 02:46:02 PM
Oracle has made available updated installation media for Oracle Linux 7 for ARM64...

LXer: How to Install Turtl Server Evernote Alternative on CentOS 7

Monday 19th of March 2018 01:37:46 PM
Turtl is a secure and encrypted Evernote alternative. It's an open source application that allows you to take notes, bookmark websites, store documents, share passwords with your coworkers, and more. In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to install and configure Turtl server on CentOS 7.

Reddit: Why are tech companies suddenly racing to embrace a proprietary image format (HEIF), at a time when we're trying to move to an open source royalty-free video codec?

Monday 19th of March 2018 12:48:58 PM

I don't get this. It seems both Google and Microsoft are implementing HEIF into their next OS versions later this year. I understand it's twice as efficient as jpeg or whatever, but I still don't understand why they're not waiting to create something based off the royalty-free AV1 codec they're all going to adopt later this year, too.

This seems like a strange move, and I wonder if it has anything to do with DRM enforcement.

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Reddit: LG Announces webOS Open-Source Edition

Monday 19th of March 2018 12:16:41 PM

Reddit: Shotwell 0.28 released

Monday 19th of March 2018 12:16:19 PM

Reddit: Suggestion for a few linux books/pdf

Monday 19th of March 2018 12:02:52 PM

Hi there.

I started learning Linux few months ago and I have fairly decent knowledge about Linux and its workings. I would however like to hear some suggestions about books with beginner to advanced. I've been some trouble deciding between rute's guide and Linux Bible. I'm open to suggestions, thanks

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Phoronix: LG Announces webOS Open-Source Edition

Monday 19th of March 2018 12:00:35 PM
What was Palm webOS nearly a decade ago is seeing its latest incarnation as LG webOS Open-Source Edition...

LinuxToday: 10 'who' Command Examples for Linux Newbies

Monday 19th of March 2018 12:00:00 PM

Tecmint: This article will explain some useful examples of who command for Linux newbies.

Reddit: Panfrost project, the under development FOSS driver for ARM Mali Midgard & Bifrost based GPUs, is now hosted on Freedesktop

Monday 19th of March 2018 11:50:16 AM

Panfrost can now be found at
This project is a huge undertaking by the developers to reverse engineer ARM's Mali Midgard and Bifrost micro-architechtures of GPU, covering Mali T6xx, T7xx, T8xx, and G7x GPUs, and adding full support for these GPUs in Mesa.

A similar ongoing project for Mali 400/450 (Utgard) seems to make way also.

Will 2018 be the year of a Foss ARM Mali driver? I truly hope so and I'm very excited about this, but hold your horses as I'm guessing it might take some time until we have a fully functioning open source driver.


Thanks /u/fooishbar for the hint, and /u/robertfoss for the presentation "Progress in the Embedded GPU Ecosystem"

Also thanks to all the developers involved in these projects, this is an amazing feat.

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LXer: Test driving 4 open source music players and more

Monday 19th of March 2018 11:37:41 AM
In my last article, I described my latest music problem: I need an additional stage of amplification to make proper use of my new phono cartridge. While my pre-amplifier contains a phono stage, its gain is only suitable for cartridges that output about 5mV, whereas my new cartridge has a nominal output of more

Reddit: I'm unsubbing for the week

Monday 19th of March 2018 11:27:42 AM

In all seriousness, this is ridiculous. This subreddit has quickly devolved into /b/-tier shitposting.

I'm not sure what the mods were thinking would happen. If they are listening, please for the love of god keep the NSFW rule active at very least next time you plan to do something this insane. Thanks.

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Phoronix: The Open Benchmarks So Far Available For Windows 10 / Windows Server 2016

Monday 19th of March 2018 10:19:07 AM
There are several dozen test profiles so far available for the new/rewritten Phoronix Test Suite port to Windows...

TuxMachines: Wine 3.4 and Vulkan

Monday 19th of March 2018 10:14:37 AM
  • The WineHQ Wine development release 3.4 is now available for Linux and Mac

    The WineHQ Wine development release 3.4 is now available for Linux and Mac

  • Wine Developers Determining How To Handle Vulkan Loader Support

    While this week's Wine 3.4 release delivers on working Wine Vulkan ICD support for beginning to allow Windows Vulkan programs to work under Wine assuming the host has Vulkan API support, this current implementation still requires the user to install the Windows Vulkan SDK.

    At the moment those wanting to use Windows Vulkan games/applications under Wine still need to download the LunarG Vulkan SDK for Windows in order to obtain the Vulkan loader (DLL) for pairing with Wine's Vulkan ICD driver.

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Phoronix: Linux Gets Ported To China's 32-bit "C-SKY" CPU Architecture

Monday 19th of March 2018 09:55:52 AM
While the Linux kernel maintainers are currently working on dropping support for some old CPU architectures, a new CPU architecture is looking to receive the mainline treatment...

Phoronix: Reverse-Engineering of ARM Mali "Midgard" Now Has A Working NIR Shader Compiler

Monday 19th of March 2018 09:43:32 AM
Earlier this year work on the "Chai" open-source Mali T700 GPU driver resumed with an aim to get a working Mesa driver for this "Midgard" graphics architecture. There's still a long battle ahead, but their NIR shader compiler is beginning to work...

LXer: Ubuntu-Based Zorin OS Gets Better Support for Windows Apps, Desktop Improvements

Monday 19th of March 2018 09:37:36 AM
A new maintenance update of the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS GNU/Linux distribution arrived at the end of this week with a bunch of enhancements to its desktop environment, as well as the latest versions of core components and apps.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more