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Reddit: The VIM Keyboard Cover

Friday 17th of November 2017 04:09:33 PM

LXer: How to use argparse to parse python scripts parameters

Friday 17th of November 2017 03:51:46 PM
In a previous article we have seen how to parse command line arguments using getopts in the context of bash scripts (you can find the article here). Now we will see how to accomplish the same task, in a more powerful way, when writing a python script. How to Install and Use Docker on Linux

Friday 17th of November 2017 03:00:57 PM
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Phoronix: Pale Moon Project Rolls Out The Basilisk Browser Project

Friday 17th of November 2017 02:57:14 PM
The developers behind the Pale Moon web-browser that's been a long standing fork of Firefox have rolled out their first public beta release of their new "Basilisk" browser technology...

Reddit: XUL/XPCOM FANS: Basilisk browser is now available!

Friday 17th of November 2017 02:45:45 PM

This is just a quick notification targeted at all those who can't afford to lose a specific XUL/XPCOM Firefox add-on. As of today the Basilisk browser, developed by the Pale Moon team, is available.

Some notable features include:

  • support for XUL/XPCOM add-ons, also known as legacy add-ons
  • experimental WebExtensions support
  • ALSA support
  • support for NPAPI plug-ins, such as Flash and Java
  • support for unsigned extensions
  • features the Australis (FF29-56) interface
  • e10s is in there, but unsupported by the developer team

System requirements:

  • A modern Linux distribution. This browser may not work well on old or LTS releases of Linux.
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for heavy use).
  • Dedicated GPU and hardware accelerated video in X strongly recommended.
  • GTK+ 3.4 or higher
  • GLib 2.22 or higher
  • Pango 1.14 or higher
  • X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
  • libstdc++ 4.6.1 or higher

The browser seems to be roughly based on Firefox 52.

Basilisk website:

GitHub page:

Release announcement:



Firefox 52 ESR:

SeaMonkey (somewhat):

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Phoronix: KDE Applications 17.12 Sees Some New KF5 Ports, Other Apps Dropped

Friday 17th of November 2017 02:36:42 PM
The beta of KDE Applications 17.12 is now available ahead of next month's official debut for this quarterly update to the collection of official KDE programs...

Reddit: [Dedoimedo] Kubuntu 17.10 review

Friday 17th of November 2017 02:31:52 PM

LXer: The Pentagon is set to make a big push toward open source software next year

Friday 17th of November 2017 02:20:16 PM
The Pentagon is a software-intensive workplace

Phoronix: Microsoft Is Trying To Make Windows Subsystem For Linux Faster (WSL)

Friday 17th of November 2017 01:26:58 PM
In our benchmarks of Windows Subsystem for Linux that allows a Linux environment to run atop Windows 10 via this new WSL kernel subsystem, the performance overall has overall been very good and often performing better than virtualized options. But the main area of poor performance is I/O, except now it's being worked on by Microsoft for greater improvements...

LXer: WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!

Friday 17th of November 2017 12:48:47 PM
'New editing experience' called Gutenberg coming too, but it might hate your pluginsWordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like.…

Reddit: Learn just enough Linux to get things done

Friday 17th of November 2017 12:23:19 PM

Reddit: Today's Nightly for Linux now has Client Side Decorations! • r/firefox

Friday 17th of November 2017 12:22:42 PM

Relevant bugs:

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Reddit: Linux full disk encryption reading password from external keyfile

Friday 17th of November 2017 12:21:26 PM

What choices do I have on Linux if I want the key to be read from a file on a usb flash on boot so I don't have to manually input it?

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LXer: Top 10 Linux Tools

Friday 17th of November 2017 11:17:17 AM
One of the benefits to using Linux on the desktop is that there’s no shortage of tools available for it. To further illustrate this point, I’m going to share what I consider to be the top 10 Linux tools.

Reddit: The Road to (Gnome) 3.28: Calendar and To Do

Friday 17th of November 2017 10:43:10 AM

Phoronix: Intel Coffee Lake & Cannonlake Thermal Support In Linux 4.15

Friday 17th of November 2017 10:35:29 AM
While Intel Coffee Lake hardware is shipping already, a few bits of tardy kernel code for these "8th Gen Core" CPUs is only hitting the Linux 4.15 kernel. The Intel DRM driver is most notably enabling Coffee Lake graphics by default in 4.15, but there's also some thermal code now landing among other changes now happening...

Phoronix: AMDGPU DC Pull Request Submitted For Linux 4.15 Kernel - 132,395 Lines Of Code

Friday 17th of November 2017 10:22:05 AM
One day after submitting the main DRM feature pull request for Linux 4.15, David Airlie of Red Hat has submitted the secondary pull request that would feature the long-awaited introduction of AMDGPU DC into the mainline kernel...

LXer: Software taking over, but hardware still has a role: Linux expert

Friday 17th of November 2017 09:45:48 AM
The tech industry is heading towards a stage where self service for standard IT requirements will become a norm, helped by the increase in software-defined infrastructure, a senior engineer from SUSE Linux claims.

More in Tux Machines

KDE and GNOME: Kubuntu, Krita, GNOME Development

  • Kubuntu 18.04 LTS Could Switch to Breeze-Dark Plasma Theme by Default, Test Now
    The latest daily build live ISO images that landed earlier today for Kubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) apparently uses the Breeze-Dark Plasma theme for the KDE Plasma 5.11 desktop environment by default. However, we've been told that it's currently an experiment to get the pulse of the community. "Users running [Kubuntu] 18.04 development version who have not deliberately opted to use Breeze/Breeze-Light in their System Settings will also see the change after upgrading packages," said the devs. "Users can easily revert back to the Breeze/Breeze-Light Plasma themes by changing this in System Settings."
  • Interview with Rytelier
    The amount of convenience is very high compared to other programs. The amount of “this one should be designed in a better way, it annoys me” things is the smallest of all the programs I use, and if something is broken, then most of these functions are announced to improve in 4.0.
  • Grow your skills with GNOME
    For the past 3 years I’ve been working very hard because I fulfill a number of these roles for Builder. It’s exhausting and unsustainable. It contributes to burnout and hostile communication by putting too much responsibility on too few people’s shoulders.
  • GTK4, GNOME's Wayland Support & Vulkan Renderer Topped GNOME In 2017
  • A Lot Of Improvements Are Building Up For GIMP 2.9.8, Including Better Wayland Support
    It's been four months since the release of GIMP 2.9.6 and while GIMP 2.9 developments are sadly not too frequent, the next GIMP 2.9.8 release is preparing a host of changes. Of excitement to those trying to use GIMP in a Wayland-based Linux desktop environment, GIMP's color picker has just picked up support for working on KDE/Wayland as well as some other Color Picker improvements to help GNOME/Wayland too. GIMP's Screenshot plugin also now has support for taking screenshots on KDE/Wayland either as a full-screen or individual windows. Granted, GIMP won't be all nice and dandy on Wayland itself until seeing the long-awaited GTK3 (or straight to GTK4) port.

Red Hat and Fedora

OSS Leftovers

  • How Open Source Databases Unlock Faster Computing
  • The art of the usability interview
    During a usability test, it's important to understand what the tester is thinking. What were they looking for when they couldn't find a button or menu item? During the usability test, I recommend that you try to observe, take notes, capture as much data as you can about what the tester is doing. Only after the tester is finished with a scenario or set of scenarios should you ask questions.
  • This open-source interview approach will help you avoid unconscious bias
    The lack of diversity in tech has been front and center this past year. Large tech companies have publicly vowed to fix the problem. But how? One answer is recognizing, acknowledging, and eliminating unconscious bias from the hiring process.
  • Microsoft Goes All In With Kubernetes
  • OpenBSD Now Officially Supports 64-bit ARM
    OpenBSD has graduated its 64-bit ARM (ARM64) architecture to being officially supported. As outlined in the OpenBSD Journal with a change made this week by lead OpenBSD developer Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD's ARM64 support is now considered officially supported.
  • LLVM Clang 6.0 Now Defaults To C++14
    Up to now LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler has defaulted to using C++98/GNU++98 as its default C++ standard, but fortunately that's no more. Clang's default C++ dialect is now GNU++14 version of C++14 rather than GNU++98 (C++98). The older versions of the C++ standard remain available and can be set via the -std= argument, just as those previously could have specified C++11 / C++14 / C++17, but now in cases where not specified, GNU++14/C++14 is the default.
  • Tor Browser 7.0.11 is released
    Tor Browser 7.0.11 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page [1] and also from our distribution directory [2].

Android Leftovers