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LXer: How to Install WhatsApp on linux

Friday 7th of October 2016 12:38:25 PM
WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages world wide without paying for SMS also we can exchange unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

Reddit: What is your personal backup strategy for your data at home?

Friday 7th of October 2016 12:31:00 PM

As the title said. I'm hoping to find a good solution for myself among your answers. Especially a solution to backup a few TB of data to a offline/offsite location monthly or quarterly. Thank you!

FWIW All my nodes are running a Linux distro. The only exception is my girlfriend's Mac.

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Reddit: Install Linux On Android

Friday 7th of October 2016 11:39:20 AM

TuxMachines: Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Freeze Now in Effect, It Launches on October 13

Friday 7th of October 2016 11:15:17 AM

A few hours ago, October 6, 2016, Canonical's Adam Conrad announced that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system has entered the Final Freeze development stage.

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TuxMachines: Google's open source Noto: Free font covers 800 languages, including dead ones

Friday 7th of October 2016 11:13:35 AM

Google has released a new open-source font called Noto, which supports 800 languages and covers 110 writing systems.

Short for 'No more Tofu', the name of the new typeface is a nod to what people call the default white boxes that appear when a computer doesn't understand a character on a website.

"One of the goals of the project was to support every language and every character, so one of the things we wanted to do was make sure there's no tofu for all our users," said Bob Jung, an director of internationalization at Google.

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Phoronix: Gallium3D's Nouveau Lands ARB_compute_variable_group_size Implementation

Friday 7th of October 2016 11:08:21 AM
Thanks to the ongoing compute-focused work by independent Nouveau contributor Samuel Pitoiset, the NVC0 Gallium3D driver is the first driver in Mesa supporting the ARB_compute_variable_group_size extension...

LinuxToday: Open Source Pros Confident in Europe Job Market

Friday 7th of October 2016 11:00:00 AM European open source pros are more confident in the job market, get more incentives from employers, and more calls from recruiters than their counterparts worldwide, according to the latest Open Source Jobs Report.

Phoronix: Intel Integrated Sensor Hub (ISH) Support In Linux 4.9 Kernel

Friday 7th of October 2016 10:56:51 AM
The Intel Integrated Sensor Hub (ISH) is supported in the Linux 4.9 kernel code for benefiting Cherrytrail mobile/convertible/ultrabook hardware and newer...

TuxMachines: Microsoft Wants Data, Loses Data

Friday 7th of October 2016 10:49:54 AM
  • Detested snooping patch KB 2952664 reappears

    Perhaps the world has gone truly mad. Or maybe Microsoft's trying to pull the wool over our eyes prior to its major shift in patching strategy -- the patchocalypse -- widely anticipated this month. It's even possible Microsoft wants to bring back the "Get Windows 10" campaign, to drive Windows' reputation even deeper into the dirt.

    A Microsoft spokesman says it isn't bringing back the "Get Windows 10" campaign, but our old nemesis KB 2952664 reappeared suddenly yesterday afternoon, and Windows users are livid -- and scared.

  • Microsoft's Skype locks out iTWire editor-in-chief

    Login issues at Skype have bitten iTWire, with editor-in-chief Stan Beer being told his account has been suspended. After 16 hours of waiting, he is still unable to log in, and Microsoft now says it has lost his account and all its data.

    A furious Beer would not rule out legal action. "This is unacceptable. I have been using my account practically every day for the past 10 years. It is vital to the operation of my company. If I do not have it reinstated immediately I will have no alternative but to consider my options and take legal action," he said.

    An email just received from Microsoft's support team said: "We have checked our records and your account does not exist in the Microsoft system. Please check the spelling of your account. If you are sure this is the correct Microsoft account, it is also possible that it has expired due to inactivity.

    "Your account will expire if you do not sign in regularly or within the first 10 days after registration. When the account is deleted, all messages, folders, and contacts are deleted as well. Incoming messages will be sent back to the sender as undeliverable, but the user name is immediately available for registration."

    After suffering repeated issues with Windows over many years, Beer thought he had escaped the clutches of Microsoft when he switched to OS X.

    But last evening he was given a sharp reminder that the Typhoid Mary of the Internet has a long reach and can still foul up one's day.

  • Data loss services: Microsoft leads all the way

    When you have data you want to get rid of forever, whom are you going to call? There's one sure place to go: Redmond. You are assured of losing your data when you hand it to Microsoft.

    The company is not in the habit of keeping backups. That's so yesterday.

    No, Microsoft is out there in front of them all, modern-looking chief executive Satya Nadella in the lead, preaching the gospel of getting rid of the old and welcoming in the new.

    The bitter truth must now be acknowledged: veteran tech journo Bob Cringely said it first and I have repeated it for some time, but never seen it up so close. Microsoft is a marketing company, not a technology company.

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Phoronix: Linux 4.9: F2FS Gets Performance Enhancements, EXT4 Gets Fixes

Friday 7th of October 2016 10:43:49 AM
The F2FS (Flash-Friendly File-System) and EXT4 file-system feature updates have been sent in for the Linux 4.9 merge window...

Reddit: Debian installs in Florida

Friday 7th of October 2016 10:34:00 AM

LXer: KDE Student Programs announces Season of KDE 2016-2017

Friday 7th of October 2016 10:05:35 AM
KDE Student Programs announces the 2016-2017 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects which enhance KDE in some way. Projects from past Seasons of KDE include new application features, the KDE Continuous Integration system, new reporting for developers, as well as a web framework, porting and a plethora of other work.

LXer: 6 Common WHM/cPanel Problems

Friday 7th of October 2016 09:08:24 AM
WHM/cPanel is a great hosting control panel that eases the server administration dramatically. It has a very easy and straightforward interface for everyday use.

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 7th of October 2016 08:36:02 AM

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Reddit: My LFS script

Friday 7th of October 2016 08:35:15 AM

TuxMachines: Security News

Friday 7th of October 2016 08:34:55 AM

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Friday 7th of October 2016 08:33:00 AM
  • #RedhatDID: Retrospective and a look ahead to future events

    The day several Redhat trainers and industry folks met to talk about best practices and give feedback on the vision and mission ( and speed of progression) of Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and upstream / downstream projects and products. Among one of the most popular Sessions was the one by Robin Price and Martin Priesler on OpenSCAP which was a standing room only session with nearly 1/3 of attendants in attendance for this talk / session. Rita Carroll and others setup a interest list for those that would like to attend another OpenSCAP Workshop (mainly centered on a hands-on event but other venues seemed open for debate). If you’d be interested regardless of whether you like me were in attendance please email Rita @ with a simple subject line referencing OpenSCAP Workshop (Tysons Area).

  • Installing the Red Hat Container Development Kit 2.2 Release

    When an application developer or architect tasked with exploring the possibilities that containerized applications offer, nothing is easier than the Red Hat Container Development Kit (CDK).

    The Red Hat CDK has all the Cloud tooling you need for your local OSX, Linux or Windows environment and it has a few containers pre-configured for you to explore.

  • RHEL containers on non-RHEL hosts
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Director William S. Kaiser Sells 12,500 Shares of Stock
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research
  • These Analyst Research Reports Are Worth Watching Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW)
  • Libre Application Summit 2016

    I had a great time at the Libre Application Summit in sunny, hipster moustachioed Portland – many thanks to Sri for inviting me. Sorry this blog post is a bit late, but things have been really busy with the Fedora 25 Beta release (which we signed off on today).

    For a first year conference without a crazy marketing budget or anything, attendance was great – it was a good size for the venue, the number of sessions, and the social events, things felt busy and there was a lot of people-getting-to-know-each-other going on. Sri, Adelia and friends did a great job of finding a good venue and getting a solid wifi network, providing food and coffee, and setting up some fun social events.

  • Design - Steps into tickets - the Track ticket.

    The first step in this is to make sure that the subject completely design team fedora. A second step is to check the validity according to legal terms.

    In this category are the rules established by the international community and the teams fedora.

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LXer: A New Mental Model for Computers and Networks

Friday 7th of October 2016 08:11:13 AM
One of the great works of geekdom is Neal Stephenson's In the Beginning Was the Command Line, an essay-length book that came out in 1999. As with Linux, the code was open. Still is.

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KNOPPIX 7.7.1 Distro Officially Released with Debian Goodies, Linux Kernel 4.7.9

Believe it or not, Klaus Knopper is still doing his thing with the KNOPPIX GNU/Linux distribution, which was just updated to version 7.7.1 to offer users the latest open source software and technologies. Read more

CentOS 6 Linux Servers Receive Important Kernel Security Patch, Update Now

We reported a couple of days ago that Johnny Hughes from the CentOS Linux team published an important kernel security advisory for users of the CentOS 7 operating system. Read more

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Why GNU/Linux ports can be less performant, a more in-depth answer
    When it comes to data handling, or rather data manipulation, different APIs can perform it in different ways. In one, you might simply be able to modify some memory and all is ok. In another, you might have to point to a copy and say "use that when you can instead and free the original then". This is not a one way is better than the other discussion - it's important only that they require different methods of handling it. Actually, OpenGL can have a lot of different methods, and knowing the "best" way for a particular scenario takes some experience to get right. When dealing with porting a game across though, there may not be a lot of options: the engine does things a certain way, so that way has to be faked if there's no exact translation. Guess what? That can affect OpenGL state, and require re-validation of an entire rendering pipeline, stalling command submission to the GPU, a.k.a less performance than the original game. It's again not really feasible to rip apart an entire game engine and redesign it just for that: take the performance hit and carry on. Note that some decisions are based around _porting_ a game. If one could design from the ground up with OpenGL, then OpenGL would likely give better performance...but it might also be more difficult to develop and test for. So there's a bit of a trade-off there, and most developers are probably going to be concerned with getting it running on Windows first, GNU/Linux second. This includes engine developers.
  • Why Linux games often perform worse than on Windows
    Drivers on Windows are tweaked rather often for specific games. You often see a "Game Ready" (or whatever term they use now) driver from Nvidia and AMD where they often state "increased performance in x game by x%". This happens for most major game releases on Windows. Nvidia and AMD have teams of people to specifically tweak the drivers for games on Windows. Looking at Nvidia specifically, in the last three months they have released six new drivers to improve performance in specific games.
  • Thoughts on 'Stellaris' with the 'Leviathans Story Pack' and latest patch, a better game that still needs work
  • Linux community has been sending their love to Feral Interactive & Aspyr Media
    This is awesome to see, people in the community have sent both Feral Interactive & Aspyr Media some little care packages full of treats. Since Aspyr Media have yet to bring us the new Civilization game, it looks like Linux users have been guilt-tripping the porters into speeding up, or just sending them into a sugar coma.
  • Feral Interactive's Linux ports may come with Vulkan sooner than we thought
  • Using Nvidia's NVENC with OBS Studio makes Linux game recording really great
    I had been meaning to try out Nvidia's NVENC for a while, but I never really bothered as I didn't think it would make such a drastic difference in recording gaming videos, but wow does it ever! I was trying to record a game recently and all other methods I tried made the game performance utterly dive, making it impossible to record it. So I asked for advice and eventually came to this way.

Leftovers: Software

  • DocKnot 1.00
    I'm a bit of a perfectionist about package documentation, and I'm also a huge fan of consistency. As I've slowly accumulated more open source software packages (alas, fewer new ones these days since I have less day-job time to work on them), I've developed a standard format for package documentation files, particularly the README in the package and the web pages I publish. I've iterated on these, tweaking them and messing with them, trying to incorporate all my accumulated wisdom about what information people need.
  • Shotwell moving along
    A new feature that was included is a contrast slider in the enhancement tool, moving on with integrating patches hanging around on Bugzilla for quite some time.
  • GObject and SVG
    GSVG is a project to provide a GObject API, using Vala. It has almost all, with some complementary, interfaces from W3C SVG 1.1 specification. GSVG is LGPL library. It will use GXml as XML engine. SVG 1.1 DOM interfaces relays on W3C DOM, then using GXml is a natural choice. SVG is XML and its DOM interfaces, requires to use Object’s properties and be able to add child DOM Elements; then, we need a new set of classes.
  • LibreOffice 5.1.6 Office Suite Released for Enterprise Deployments with 68 Fixes
    Today, October 27, 2016, we've been informed by The Document Foundation about the general availability of the sixth maintenance update to the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source and cross-platform office suite. You're reading that right, LibreOffice 5.1 got a new update not the current stable LibreOffice 5.2 branch, as The Document Foundation is known to maintain at least to versions of its popular office suite, one that is very well tested and can be used for enterprise deployments and another one that offers the latest technologies.