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TuxMachines: LibreOffice 5 - Free Office Suite Keeps Getting Better

Friday 11th of November 2016 07:00:32 AM

LibreOffice is the best office software available, or at least on Linux. LibreOffice is a powerful office suite that comes with a clean interface and feature-rich tools that seeks to make your productive and creative. LibreOffice includes several applications including Writer for word processing, Calc for spreadsheets, Impress for presentations, Draw for vector graphics and flowcharts, Base for databases, and Math for formula editing.

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LXer: Steam Machines & SteamOS after a year in the wild

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:59:17 AM
On this day, last year, Valve released Steam Machines onto the world, after the typical Valve delays. While the state of the Linux desktop regarding gaming has improved, Steam Machines have not taken off as a platform, and SteamOS remains stagnant.

Reddit: Trying to understand terminal behavior with 256color terminal..

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:39:44 AM

Hi Guys,

For the longest time I've manually set my TERM variable to 'linux' and set my colors in vim in a specific way. One thing I've always noticed is that when I suspend a job, I'm taken back to the shell prompt but any previous output that was displayed on screen is now gone (whatever I was running that is now suspended - such as vim - is still shown). Now, having played more with xterm-256color I've noticed this behavior changed. When I suspend a job, whatever was displayed in my terminal prior to that command is redisplayed so I don't have to scroll back up.

Can someone explain to me what governs this behavior? And for bonus points, when using the flake8 plugin in vim, if I use a 256 color terminal type, running Flake8() causes the entire vim session to briefly disappear from my screen before being redrawn. Is that related?


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Reddit: This is what SUSE folk do for fun

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:36:08 AM

TuxMachines: Linux and Graphics

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:28:18 AM
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.31 LTS Released with Multiple Updated Drivers, Various Fixes

    Immediately after informing the community about the release of Linux kernel 4.8.7, which is now the most advanced kernel you can get for a GNU/Linux distribution, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.31 LTS.

  • Linux Kernel 4.8.7 Updates Intel and Radeon Drivers, Improves Wireless Support

    Today, November 10, 2016, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the seventh maintenance update to the Linux 4.8 kernel series, along with the Linux kernel 4.4.31 LTS long-term support version.

    Finally, the release cycle of Linux kernel 4.8 has settled in and it looks like more and more GNU/Linux distributions are adopting it, including the upcoming openSUSE Leap 42.2 and Fedora 25, due for release next week. Rolling release users of Solus, Arch Linux, and openSUSE Tumbleweed are already enjoying the latest Linux kernel 4.8 updates, and soon they'll receive a new one, Linux kernel 4.8.7, which comes ten days after Linux kernel 4.8.6.

  • Mesa 12.0.4 Released With Dozens Of Fixes
  • Intel Publishes Open-Source Graphics Driver Code For Bringing Up "Geminilake"

    Coming out this morning from the Intel Open-Source Technology Center is their initial hardware enablement code for the future "Geminilake" hardware with their Linux graphics driver stack.

  • Intel Kaby Lake HD Graphics 620 OpenGL/Vulkan Performance On Linux

    Now having my initial Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7200U MSI Cubi 2 benchmarks with Ubuntu 16.10 out of the way, this second article is focusing upon the HD Graphics 620 Kaby Lake performance with this latest stable Ubuntu release as well as when trying out Linux 4.9 and Mesa 13.1-dev.

  • Igalia Joins The Khronos Group

    The well known Linux/open-source focused consulting firm Igalia has joined The Khronos Group as a contributing member.

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TuxMachines: Fedora 25 Multimedia

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:27:14 AM

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TuxMachines: SUSE Leftovers

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:26:10 AM
  • OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Lands Mesa 13.0
  • openSUSE News: Mesa 13 Arrives in Tumbleweed with New Kernel

    This week has been a bit hectic with dramatic change affecting people around the world, but openSUSE Tumbleweed users who are use to change can find some clarity in the chaos with five snapshots that were released this week.

    These snapshots brought not only a new major version of Mesa but a new kernel and Plasma 5.8.3.

    The newest snapshot 20161108 updated yast2 to version 3.2.3 and added a patch to fix a crash from upstream for Wayland. Lightweight web browser epiphany, which updated to version 3.22.2 in the snapshot, added fixes for adblocker and improved the password form for autofill handling.

  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 27

    This week, during SUSECon 2016, SUSE announced an exciting upcoming new product. SUSE CASP – a Kubernetes based Container As a Service Platform.

    That has, of course, some implications for the installer, like the need of some products (like CASP) to specify a fixed configuration for some subsystems. For example, an established selection of packages. The user should not be allowed to change those fixed configurations during installation.

    We have implemented a possibility to mark some modules in the installation proposal as read-only. These read-only modules then cannot be started from the installer and therefore their configuration is kept at the default initial state.

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:11:40 AM

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TuxMachines: Mutter 3.22.2

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:03:43 AM
  • Mutter 3.22.2
  • GNOME's Mutter 3.22.2 Ships With Many Wayland Fixes

    Normally GNOME point releases aren't too worth mentioning over here, but with this morning's release of GNOME Mutter 3.22.2 it's a bit of a different story.

    GNOME Mutter 3.22.2 is a worthwhile upgrade particularly if you are running on Wayland. Mutter 3.22.2 has several Wayland crash fixes (two separate bug reports_ plus has at least four bugs fixed around placement issues of windows/elements when running on Wayland. There is also a fix for popup grabs blocking the screen lock on Wayland. There is also a fix for two finger and edge scrolling under Wayland.

  • GNOME Shell and Mutter Get Wayland and Wi-Fi Improvements for GNOME 3.22.2

    As part of the soon-to-be-released second and last scheduled point release of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions, the GNOME Shell and Mutter components have received new versions earlier today, November 10, 2016.

    GNOME Shell 3.22.2 and Mutter 3.22.2 are now available for download, and it looks like they bring various improvements to make your GNOME 3.22 desktop experience better, especially of you're using the next-generation Wayland display server.

    For example, the Mutter 3.22.2 window and composite manager release fixes various placement issues and several crashes on Wayland, and also repairs the functionality that allowed users to switch between edge and two-finger-scrolling on the Wayland session.

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Phoronix: The Code To Intel's New Linux Wireless Daemon Is Now Public

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:00:00 AM
During this year's systemd conference there was talk of A New Wireless Daemon Is In Development To Potentially Replace wpa_supplicant. At that time the code wasn't yet public to this new open-source WiFi daemon developed by Intel, but since then the code has now opened up...

LXer: 5 open source dashboard tools for visualizing data

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:30:37 AM
To start with a confession, I like dashboards. A lot.I've always been fascinated by finding new and interesting ways to bring meaning to data with interactive visualization tools. While I'm definitely a geek for numbers, the human mind is simply much better at interpreting trends visually than it is just picking them out a spreadsheet. And even when your main interest in a dataset is the raw numbers themselves, a dashboard can help to bring meaning by highlighting which values matter most, and what the context of those numbers more

TuxMachines: Fedora 25 Is Quite Possibly My Most Favorite Release Yet

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:20:40 AM

Fedora 25 is nearly complete and this afternoon we should hear whether it will be formally released next week or will be pushed back one week due to lingering blocker bugs. Nevertheless, I've been carrying out more tests on Fedora 25 on multiple test systems in recent days and have been very pleased with this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution release.

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Reddit: GoboLinux 016 beta is out!

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:54:30 AM

LXer: Using the Scality S3 server in Homeduction

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:16:17 AM
I thought it would be informative to go one step further and explain how I use the Scality S3 server in homeduction

Phoronix: After 18 Years, KWave Sound Editor Is Working Its Way Into KDE Multimedia

Friday 11th of November 2016 02:00:00 AM
KWave is a graphical sound editor that's been in development since 1998 and is finally working its way into KDE Multimedia for becoming a proper part of KDE...

Reddit: Camtasia Studio and Adobe Software Port/Alternative/How to run on wine?

Friday 11th of November 2016 01:56:25 AM

I just need Camtasia to edit, and by alternative, I mean same interface more or less as it. I need Photoshop and After Effects for Outros. Maybe Sony Vegas, if it's not a problem.

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Phoronix: Mesa 12.0.4 Released With Dozens Of Fixes

Friday 11th of November 2016 01:16:53 AM
For those sticking to the Mesa 12.0 stable series until the huge Mesa 13.0 has further stabilized, Mesa 12.0.4 is now available as the latest point release...

LXer: OpenMW 0.40 - Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on Linux

Friday 11th of November 2016 01:01:57 AM
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind is one of my personal favourite games of all time. Years ago I would have happily run the game in Linux, but the only real way to do so was through WINE. Thanks to OpenMW, a totally rewritten and open source engine for Morrowind, it is now very much possible to have a near complete Morrowind experience, completely natively.

Reddit: Anybody having problems running gtk/gdk applications remotely over SSH?

Friday 11th of November 2016 12:44:17 AM

Hi. This evening I noticed that I can no longer run gvim remotely on my OpenSUSE 42.1 machine when ssh'd in from my laptop running RHEL 6.8. I see a segfault in gdk_open_display().

Turns out this problem isn't limited to gvim. I tested a handful of GUI applications and it seems that applications linked against libgtk-x11-2.0 crash while applications linked against gtk-3.0 seem to be okay. Google chrome, gtk-demo, dia, xsane...all crash.

Checking the zypper logs on the SUSE machine shows that libgtk update was installed back in September. I've tried downgrading that package to no avail (but, I'll admit that I don't know when the problem started so it's possible that my older packages just don't go back far enough.

Note this only happens in one direction. I can ssh from my OpenSUSE machine to my RHEL laptop and run gvim remotely without any trouble.

Has anybody seen similar behavior?

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today's leftovers

  • How fast is KVM? Host vs virtual machine performance!
  • Kernel maintenance, Brillo style
    Brillo, he said, is a software stack for the Internet of things based on the Android system. These deployments bring a number of challenges, starting with the need to support a different sort of hardware than Android normally runs on; target devices may have no display or input devices, but might well have "fun buses" to drive interesting peripherals. The mix of vendors interested in this area is different; handset vendors are present, but many more traditional embedded vendors can also be found there. Brillo is still in an early state of development.
  • Reviewing Project Management Service `Wrike` And Seems Interesting
    I have been testing some services for our project and found this amazing service, thought why not share it with you guys, it might be useful for you. Project management is a term that in some respects appears common, yet in practice still seems to be limited to large companies. While this may be true, the foundations of project management are actually rather simple and can be adopted by anyone, in any industry. One of the major requirements you need to consider when selecting a good project management software is the ability to run and operate it on the go via your mobile devices. Other factors include the ability to access the software from any platform whether it be Linux, Mac, or Windows. This can be achieved when the project management software is web-based. Wrike is a software that does of all this.
  • World Wine News Issue 403
  • OSVR on Steam, Unity drops legacy OpenGL, and more gaming news
  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest 2016
    This November from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 was held in Berlin the GNOME Core Apps Hackfest. My focus during this hackfest was to start implementing a widget for the series view of the Videos application, following a mockup by Allan Day.
  • Worth Watching: What Will Happen to Red Hat Inc Next? The Stock Just Declined A Lot
  • Vetr Inc. Lowers Red Hat Inc. (RHT) to Buy
  • Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!
    For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25. One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves. Therefore, no redshift apps, such as Redshift itself (which I recently covered here) will work while running under Wayland.
  • My Free Software Activities in November 2016
  • Google's ambitious smartwatch vision is failing to materialise
    In February this year, Google's smartwatch boss painted me a rosy picture of the future of wearable technology. The wrist is, David Singleton said, "the ideal place for the power of Google to help people with their lives."
  • Giving Thanks (along with a Shipping Update)
    Mycroft will soon be available as a pre-built Raspberry Pi 3 image for any hobbyist to use. The new backend we have been quietly building is emerging from beta, making the configuration and management of you devices simple. We are forming partnerships to get Mycroft onto laptops, desktops and other devices in the world. Mycroft will soon be speaking to you throughout your day.
  • App: Ixigo Indian Rail Train PNR Status for Tizen Smart Phones
    Going on a train journey in India? Ixigo will check the PNR status, the train arrival and departure & how many of the particular tickets are left that you can purchase. You can also do a PNR status check to make sure that your seat is booked and confirmed.

Networking and Servers

  • How We Knew It Was Time to Leave the Cloud
    In my last infrastructure update, I documented our challenges with storage as GitLab scales. We built a CephFS cluster to tackle both the capacity and performance issues of NFS and decided to replace PostgreSQL standard Vacuum with the pg_repack extension. Now, we're feeling the pain of running a high performance distributed filesystem on the cloud.
  • Hype Driven Development
  • SysAdmins Arena in a nutshell
    Sysadmins can use the product to improve their skills or prepare for an interview by practicing some day to day job scenarios. There is an invitation list opened for the first testers of the product.