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Reddit: What is the best multipurpose bootable linux distro in regards to abundance of preinstalled apps live from the dvd?

Sunday 18th of March 2018 03:53:06 AM

i'm looking for a fat distro with tons of useful apps. whats the ultimate boot cd of Linux?

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Reddit: Firefox is now available as a snap

Sunday 18th of March 2018 03:26:02 AM

Reddit: Quick Vala appmenu review - A global menu for Xfce, Mate and Cinnamon

Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:52:17 AM

My short review for the vala appmenu, a global menu made for Xfce, Mate and Cinnamon. Tested with the Mate desktop in Ubuntu Mate.

Consistency with Qt/snap applications

Not much to say here. No matter what Qt application I've tested it appears and uses the theme I've installed. Tested applications: VLC, KDENlive, brave browser and Krita. Yes, snaps work with it without a hitch.


Not one issue. Never disappeared and never broke with anything. I was honestly surprised with how polished it was, seeing as how it's not all that popular (despite being preinstalled with Ubuntu Mate) and a bit new.


With nothing open it displays "Desktop" and "files". I think it sees the desktop and filesystem as programs running. With desktop I believe it allows you to go into the desktop settings but with files wouldn't do anything when I clicked on its options. Not really annoying, just odd.


Does what it needs to do with no issues. Consistent, stable and overall very polished. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give it a 10. The vala-appmenu team have done an excellent job integrating a global menu with some (mostly) lightweight desktop environments.

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LXer: Chinas open source AI, a GitHub tool for licensing, and more news

Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:26:41 AM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look China[he]#039[/he]s open source AI technology, GitHub making open source licensing easier, the Eclipse Foundation taking over Java EE, and more.Open source news roundup for February 3-17, 2018.

TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:25:55 AM

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TuxMachines: Games and Wine: Dark Old Sun, Surviving Mars, Wine-Staging 3.4, Wine 3.4

Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:24:43 AM
  • Varied shoot 'em up Dark Old Sun adds Linux support, lots of different enemies and upgrades to try

    For those who can't get enough shoot 'em up action, Dark Old Sun [Steam] recently added Linux support and it looks pretty varied. It originally released on March 8th, with Linux support arriving only a few days later on the 16th. 

    It has three different game modes: An Arcade/Story mode with 6 different stages, a Challenge mode and a Survival mode where you face off against waves of enemies and random events.

  • Surviving Mars already has a fix out for the Linux text problem, plus more thoughts
  • Looking for a Battle Royale game that works on Linux? 2D browser-based is one

    I know, a bunch of you are probably already running away due to it being browser-based, but I find that really quite interesting. is actually not bad at all. Basic of course, since it's a top-down 2D game that runs directly in the browser, but that's also what makes it so interesting. You can play it on basically anything and if you want to team up with someone, it generates a link for you to send them and away you go. You can also play with strangers on a team as well, which also works surprisingly well with the simple emotes system to give them a thumbs up, or a sad face.

  • Wine-Staging 3.4 Released With MS Office Anti-Aliased Fonts, BattlEye Fixes

    Fresh off the release of Wine 3.4 on Friday, the maintainers corralling the Wine-Staging releases have now put out their second modern release.

    Wine-Staging 3.4 was released minutes ago since Alistair Leslie-Hughes managed to take-over the Wine-Staging maintenance and get out the recent v3.3 release. They have continued re-basing their patches against Wine upstream, more than 1000 in total. They are also working to upstream those patches where appropriate.

  • Wine 3.4 released with more Vulkan support

    Another Wine development release with Wine 3.4 that continues to add in more Vulkan support making another exciting release.

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LXer: How Open Source Approach is Impacting Science

Sunday 18th of March 2018 12:26:36 AM
How the Linux-based Operating System and Open Source are playing a significant role in the major scientific breakthroughs that are taking place in our daily lives.

Phoronix: Wine-Staging 3.4 Released With MS Office Anti-Aliased Fonts, BattlEye Fixes

Saturday 17th of March 2018 11:32:26 PM
Fresh off the release of Wine 3.4 on Friday, the maintainers corralling the Wine-Staging releases have now put out their second modern release...

Reddit: Best Linux OS that's close to Windows 10?

Saturday 17th of March 2018 11:31:22 PM

Title says it all. Looking for an OS that's similar to Windows 10. Thanks!

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LXer: Weekend Reading: All Things Bash

Saturday 17th of March 2018 10:26:31 PM
Bash is a shell and command language. It is distributed widely as the default login shell for most Linux distributions. We've rounded up some of the most popular Bash-related articles for your weekend reading.

Phoronix: Intel SGX Enclave Support Added To GCC

Saturday 17th of March 2018 09:00:19 PM
The latest feature addition to the GCC compiler this week is support for Intel's new "ENCLV"...

LXer: Linus Torvalds slams CTS Labs over AMD vulnerability report

Saturday 17th of March 2018 08:26:26 PM
VIDEO: Linux's creator said he thinks CTS Labs[he]#039[/he] AMD chip security report "looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory" and questions an industry.

Reddit: How to find freelance gigs to work with gtk ???

Saturday 17th of March 2018 07:13:08 PM

Hi guys,

I have been working on my own side project from many months with gtk+

To support myself financially - where can I find freelance gigs to work with gtk.

How can i make money with gtk+

Please give suggestions if you have.

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LinuxInsider: Google Opens Maps APIs and World Becomes Dev Playground

Saturday 17th of March 2018 06:30:00 PM
Google has announced it will open its Maps APIs to video game developers, which could result in far more realistic settings in augmented reality games. With access to real-time map updates and rich location data, developers will have many choices of settings for their games. The APIs will provide devs with what Google has described as a "living model of the world" to use as a foundation for game worlds. Developers will have access to more than 100 million 3D buildings, roads, landmarks and parks from more than 200 countries around the globe.

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Linux 4.17 RC6

  • Linux 4.17-rc6
    Things continue to be fairly calm. There's a couple of commits in here that aren't "trivial few-liners", but most of it really is pretty small. And in fact, a quarter of the full patch for the week is tooling - and the bulk of that is the testing subdirectory. In fact, drivers are in the minority here, because another 30% is arch updates (arm, s390, x86), and we even have more lines of filesystem fixes than we have driver fixes (admittedly mostly due to a few of the more-than-a-few-liner patches being to filesystems: afs and btrfs). We do have a few driver fixes (all over - hwmon, usb, sound, acpi, gpu), but it's all really small. So nothing special to report. Go read the shortlog, pull the changes, build, and test. It should all be good and pretty stable by this point. Linus
  • Linux 4.17-rc6 Kernel Released As Another "Fairly Calm" Release
    Linux 4.17 is up to its sixth weekly release candidate ahead of the official release expected by mid-June.

KDE Plasma 5.13 Looks Like an Awesome Update

The KDE Plasma 5.13 release is shaping up to be something rather special indeed. Currently in development, KDE Plasma 5.13 serves as the next major release of the leading Qt/Qml desktop environment. The update features a stack of improvements, refinements and some innovative new functionality. In this post we roundup the best KDE Plasma 5.13 features and changes, plus give you all the details on how to upgrade to Plasma 5.13 in Kubuntu and KDE Neon once it is released on June 12, 2018. Read more Also: First week of coding phase, GSoC'18

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Introduction To VPS Or Virtual Private Server

VPS or Virtual Private Server is a virtual machine that’s hosted somewhere in the world. A VPS provider divides a physical computer into multiple virtual computers and one can buy and access those virtual machines as a service. Each virtual machine runs its own operating system so you can perform […] Read