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TuxMachines: Google Pixelbook review: Prepared today for the possible reality of tomorrow

Thursday 26th of October 2017 02:44:37 PM

Chromebooks may be most popular in the classroom, but Google wants to ride that train out of schools and into the next phase of students' lives. The Pixelbook is the manifestation of that idea, the piece of hardware that combines Google's revamped design aesthetic and Internet-based software with the needs and wants of a younger generation.

Google stopped selling the original Chromebook Pixel, but seemingly only because the company wants to shine the spotlight on its new Chrome OS laptop. No distractions, no other (potentially) cheaper options: if you're someone who grew up using Chrome OS in school, this $999 convertible is the one you should get if you want to continue using Chrome OS later in life.

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Reddit: Become a Linux Kernel Hacker with this tutorial

Thursday 26th of October 2017 02:37:08 PM

Phoronix: NVIDIA Announces The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, Shipping In Early November

Thursday 26th of October 2017 02:19:51 PM
Today's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti announcement is hardly a surprise given all the recent leaks about this new card, but NVIDIA announced it today and will be shipping in early November...

Reddit: Music library management tools.

Thursday 26th of October 2017 02:14:18 PM

Hallo /r/Linux

I changed from Win to Linux some years ago and have almost never looked back since then. There's one thing though that I always wanted to check off on my Linux-To-Do-List:

finding the best tools and/or scripts for

  • ripping music
  • converting music from one format to another
  • tagging music
  • applying replayGain
  • creating/moving audio files in a certain folder structure (think of music/<album artist>/<album><year><format>/<tracknumber>-<trackname>.<format>)
  • (finding a cover image and placing it in the folder)

I'd like to know which tools you would recommend and if they play well with scripts. Preferably something that is easy available via a packetmanager. Maybe there's already a comprehensive list of this on the Internet (I didn't find it).

I miss foobar2000 a little - there I could create my own presets of converting files audio, specifying folder, some audio processing (resampling, mixing) and applying replaygain. I know this is in principle possible in Linux, but somehow I've never really found a - good - way to do it. I always end up doing some things with command line, but then manually creating folders and moving files from A to B. (Or I use foobar2000 in wine which makes me feel a little bit ashamed - it's also highly inconvenient to use).

If nobody knows a good answer, maybe we could create it ourselves? Maybe even in the FAQ section?

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Linux.com: Calculating IPv6 Subnets in Linux

Thursday 26th of October 2017 02:00:49 PM
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Reddit: Get your Ubuntu Touch phone or tablet

Thursday 26th of October 2017 01:55:47 PM

Reddit: About browser hardware decoding

Thursday 26th of October 2017 01:08:17 PM

Is there any news of it? We can't use that by default for ages

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LXer: Live Stream Your Pets with Linux and YouTube!

Thursday 26th of October 2017 01:06:11 PM
Anyone who reads Linux Journal knows about my fascination withbirdwatching. I've created my own weatherproof video cameras witha Raspberry Pi. I've posted instructions on how to create your ownautomatically updating camera image page with JavaScript. Heck, I evenlearned CSS so I could make a mobile-friendly version of BirdCam thatfilled the screen in landscape mode.

Reddit: Who's building Linux in 2017? | ZDNet

Thursday 26th of October 2017 12:41:47 PM

Reddit: Who's building Linux in 2017? | ZDNet

Thursday 26th of October 2017 12:27:00 PM

Phoronix: Intel Has Been Working On A New User-Space File-System For Persistent Memory

Thursday 26th of October 2017 12:26:34 PM
Intel developers have been working on a new user-space file-system designed for persistent memory. This user-space file-system is designed to be high-performance and does not make use of FUSE...

Reddit: 2017 State of Linux Kernel Development

Thursday 26th of October 2017 11:35:27 AM

TuxMachines: Why is Kubernetes so popular?

Thursday 26th of October 2017 11:09:48 AM

Kubernetes, an open source container management system, has surged in popularity in the past several years. Used by the largest enterprises in a wide range of industries for mission-critical tasks, it has become one of the biggest success stories in open source. How did that happen? And what is it about Kubernetes that explains its widespread adoption?

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Reddit: Microsoft Fall Creators update has a great feature that I want in Ubuntu

Thursday 26th of October 2017 10:59:54 AM

The latest update brought a system wide grab and drag for my Wacom tablet. This means I can tap and hold any view that has a scrollbar and throw it around like a touch screen, even in browsers (without the need of an extension).

Is there a way to implement that in Ubuntu?

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LXer: How much do you comment your source code?

Thursday 26th of October 2017 10:57:43 AM
While it may be true that the best code is self-documenting, even the clearest written source code requires adequate documentation in order to be quickly parsed and understood by human readers.read more

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Announcing Season of KDE 2018

KDE Student Programs is pleased to announce the 2018 Season of KDE for those who want to participate in mentored projects that enhance KDE in some way. Every year since 2013, KDE Student Programs has been running Season of KDE as a program similar to, but not quite the same as Google Summer of Code, offering an opportunity to everyone (not just students) to participate in both code and non-code projects that benefits the KDE ecosystem. In the past few years, SoK participants have not only contributed new application features but have also developed the KDE Continuous Integration System, statistical reports for developers, a web framework, ported KDE Applications, created documentation and lots and lots of other work. For this year’s Season of KDE, we are shaking things up a bit and making a host of changes to the program. Read more

How To Get Started With The Ubuntu Linux Distro

The Linux operating system has evolved from a niche audience to widespread popularity since its creation in the mid 1990s, and with good reason. Once upon a time, that installation process was a challenge, even for those who had plenty of experience with such tasks. The modern day Linux, however, has come a very long way. To that end, the installation of most Linux distributions is about as easy as installing an application. If you can install Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, you can install Linux. Here, we'll walk you through the process of installing Ubuntu Linux 17.04, which is widely considered one of the most user-friendly distributions. (A distribution is a variation of Linux, and there are hundreds and hundreds to choose from.) Read more

today's leftovers

'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.