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.
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?
Thanks!submitted by /u/mr_dillinga
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.
- Fedora 25 Finally Makes MP3 Playback Easy, Fedora 26 Might Ship It By Default
Fedora 25 Linux Workstation to Ship with MP3 Playback Support Through New Plugin
On November 10, 2016, Fedora, Red Hat and GStreamer developer Christian Schaller reports that the Workstation edition of the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux operating system is coming with MP3 support by default.
According to Mr. Schaller, who reminds us that the current stable release of Fedora Workstation, version 24, includes the open-source OpenH264 H.264 implementation for H.264 decoding and encoding, Fedora 25 Workstation is shipping with a new plugin that should allow for playback of MP3 audio files.
- 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.
'Red Comrades 2: For the Great Justice. Reloaded' now available on SteamOS & Linux
'Red Comrades 2: For the Great Justice. Reloaded' [Steam], is the sequel to a point & click adventure game about two Russian pop-culture legends. It released a few days ago for SteamOS & Linux, so now you can try out this Russian adventure game on Linux.
Reviews are good so far, so it may be worth a shot!
'Super Rad Raygun' might be the retro action game you need, now on Linux
'Super Rad Raygun' [Steam, Official Site] is a very retro looking action game with a visual style much like on the original gameboy. With it's sweet monochrome graphics, its a blast from the past with a modern take.
If you try it out, let us know how it is. While I love the retro style, the colour would likely hurt my eyes after a very short amount of time in it.
'Motorsport Manager' won't get a Linux version until later, despite it releasing with a SteamOS icon (updated)
Update: The developers have now had the SteamOS icon removed.
- Tyranny, the massive new RPG from Obsidian Entertainment releases today day-1 on Linux, our review
Steam Machines & SteamOS after a year in the wild
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. What happened with these projects from Valve? Why were they created, why did they fail, and what could have been done to make them succeed?
The Humble Store is having a huge birthday sale, tons of stuff for insanely cheap
Someone pass the cake, as The Humble Store is having a massive sale to celebrate a birthday and there's lots of cheap Linux games.
- 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.
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.
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?submitted by /u/imakesawdust