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Reddit: good linux compatible laptops with dual external monitor support?

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:09:25 PM

Hi guys,

so I'm currently trying to figure out what my next laptop is going to be. But I can't quite sum up which laptops actually handle two external monitors.

I am currently mostly looking at the xps 13 and the new spectre x360. (both kaby lake)

I have seen a couple people talking about the xps 13 not being able to run a dual monitor setup, and some claim they do. I have read that Thunderbolt 3 isn't really supported on Linux yet, so how would one go about getting a dual monitor setup running via that port?

In conclusion, whatever suggestions or experiences you can share are greatly appreciated! :)

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LXer: 720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi

Friday 11th of November 2016 10:05:39 PM
8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready “Rambutan” COMS and a dev kit based on Qualcomm’s 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs. 8devices, which is known for its Carambola computer-on-modules and COM-like WeIO SBC, both of which run OpenWrt Linux on a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC, has launched two more advanced OpenWrt WiFi modules. The […]

Reddit: WikiToLearn Reaches 1.0

Friday 11th of November 2016 09:23:55 PM

Reddit: Six big projects that went open-source

Friday 11th of November 2016 09:23:26 PM

LXer: Build a VR app in 15 minutes with Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:51:19 PM
In 15 minutes, you can develop a virtual reality application and run it in a web browser, on a VR headset, or with Google Daydream. The key is A-Frame, an open source toolkit built by the Mozilla VR Team.Test itOpen this link using Chrome or Firefox on your mobile phone.read more

TuxMachines: After a decade, open source Java is still controversial

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:43:44 PM

Ten years later, the open-sourcing of Java remains a point of contention, with many in the community extolling the importance of an open Java, while others remain critical of its handling, including the belief that Sun Microsystems didn’t go far enough.

Sun Microsystems officially open-sourced Java on Nov. 13, 2006—a move long pined for by the industry at large. Java’s code had already been accessible prior to that date—a strategy that helped boost the platform from its earliest days, notes Java founder James Gosling.

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TuxMachines: US Government Opens Access to Federal Source Code with Code.gov

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:41:02 PM

So far, the government is emphasizing the release of at least 20 percent of its custom code as open source. That may not be enough from the perspective of an open source community, but Pittenger argues that “20 percent is a good start. We need to balance the benefits from open sourcing code with the risks associated with vulnerabilities. Keep in mind that outsourced code may have been written by the lowest-cost bidder. For example, we don’t know if any secure development practices were followed, such as threat modeling, security design reviews, or static analysis. We also don’t know whether the contractors building the software closely tracked the open source they used in the code for known vulnerabilities. My advice would be to risk-rank the applications covered by these policies, and start by open sourcing the least critical. I would argue strongly against releasing code that manages sensitive taxpayer information or code for defense and intelligence agencies.”

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TuxMachines: Linux User Warns: “2016 MacBook Pro Is Incompatible With Linux”

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:12:07 PM

Earlier this year, the reports of Lenovo hybrid laptops not supporting Linux created a stir. Recently, the company fixed the issued by issuing a BIOS update to allow Linux installation on Yoga 900, 900S and IdeaPad 710. The update added an AHCI SATA controller mode to make the process easier.

In another event of similar nature, a Reddit user hot2 has warned the potential Apple MacBook Pro buyers. He has shared a post titled “Warning: 2016 MacBook Pro is not compatible with Linux”.

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TuxMachines: Open Source Project Imixs-Workflow 4.0 released!

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:10:11 PM

Imixs-Workflow is an Open Source Workflow Engine for Human-Centric BPM. Human-centric business process management supports human skills and activities by a task orientated workflow-engine.

The new release includes a number of improvements concerning performance and stability. Version 4.0. is now based on Java 8 and can be run with any Java EE 7 application server. In addition to a long list of improvements, the Lucene search engine technology is now fully integrated into the Imixs-Workflow engine. Thus, the open source framework provides much more flexibility in data access and allows a faster integration into existing business solutions.

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TuxMachines: 720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi

Friday 11th of November 2016 08:03:36 PM

8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready “Rambutan” modules and a dev kit based on Qualcomm’s 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs.

8devices, which is known for its Carambola computer-on-modules and COM-like WeIO SBC, both of which run OpenWrt Linux on a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC, has launched two more advanced OpenWrt WiFi modules. The Rambutan, which is offered in 0-65°C (standard) and -40 to 85°C (industrial) operating temperature range models, adopt the Qualcomm QCA9557 and QCA9550, respectively, and offer dual-band, 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n with 2×2 MIMO.

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LXer: Getting Started with SVN on Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 07:36:59 PM
In today’s article we will show you how to install Subversion on a Linux VPS, and some basic Subversion commands. Subversion, or commonly abbreviated as SVN is an open source software versioning and revision control system. It allows users to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, documents and other electronic data.

Reddit: Netrunner 16.09 Overview

Friday 11th of November 2016 07:12:25 PM

Reddit: Mods, can we unlock the political suggestion thread?

Friday 11th of November 2016 06:51:36 PM

You know which one I'm talking about

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Reddit: Does a 3200x1800 resolution scale better than 1920x1080 on a Linux laptop?

Friday 11th of November 2016 06:41:33 PM

I was thinking of buying the low end Dell XPS 13 (developer edition) laptop with the 1920x1080 non-touch screen, but I’ve read that non-integer scaling (like 1.5x) isn’t great.

I plan on running Fedora 24 (or 25 when it comes out) with Gnome.

The Arch Wiki, explains that non-integer can be done, but is it better to avoid it all together? Does anyone have experience scaling gnome to 1.5x on a laptop?

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LXer: Top 12 Best and Popular Linux Desktop Environments

Friday 11th of November 2016 06:22:39 PM
Here, i have listed 12 Best Desktop Environments for Linux which will help you to choose best one for you.

Reddit: Wine 1.9.23 Released

Friday 11th of November 2016 06:22:13 PM

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