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LXer: openSUSE Leap 42.2 Officially Released, Includes GNOME 3.20 & KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 02:02:53 PM
The openSUSE Project announced the release of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system for personal computers.

Phoronix: There's Work Going On To Bring Vulkan To Chromium/Chrome OS

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 02:02:35 PM
While Android already supports Vulkan, Chrome/Chromium OS currently does not support this newest graphics API from The Khronos Group. However, there is work underway in supporting Vulkan on Chromium OS...

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:22:11 PM
  • How did you get started with Linux?

    Linux has been around for quite a long time now, and there are always new folks finding their way to it. One Linux redditor recently asked how his fellow users got into Linux, and some of their answers are quite interesting.

  • Report: Linux, NoSQL, Nginx set foundation for AWS app dominance

    Sumo Logic’s report, entitled “The State of the Modern App in AWS,” uses statistics gathered from the company’s base of 1,200 customers to get an idea of how their apps are created and what they run on.

  • Sumo Logic Releases Groundbreaking 'State of Modern Applications in AWS Report'
  • Trends in High Performance NFV

    It’s clear that in the service provider space, using a standard cloud platform to deliver carrier-class applications may not be sufficient. Service provider applications such as virtual private networks (VPNs), VoIP, and other virtual network functions (VNFs) can’t always be delivered by a best-effort cloud approach.

  • Fujitsu and SUSE Expand Strategic Alliance to Develop and Support Open Source Products
  • Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 and Red Hat Developer Toolset 6 Available Now

    After entring Beta staged of development three weeks ago, Red Hat's commercial Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 and Red Hat Developer Toolset 6 suites are now generally available and ready for deployment in production environments.

    Prominent new features included in the Red Hat Software Collections 2.3 suite are the latest MySQL 5.7 and Redis 3.2 open-source databases, PHP 7.0 and Perl 5.24 dynamic open-source programming languages, along with the Git 2.9 open-source project management tool, Thermostat 1.6 Java virtual machine (JVM) monitoring utility, and Eclipse Neon 4.6.1 integrated development environment (IDE).

  • Fedora Hubs and Meetbot: A Recursive Tale

    One of the planned features of Fedora Hubs that I am most excited about is chat integration with Fedora development chat rooms. As a mentor and onboarder of designers and other creatives into the Fedora project, I’ve witnessed IRC causing a lot of unnecessary pain and delay in the onboarding experience. The idea we have for Hubs is to integrate Fedora’s IRC channels into the Hubs web UI, requiring no IRC client installation and configuration on the part of users in order to be able to participate. The model is meant to be something like this:

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TuxMachines: Software and Games

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:21:34 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux and Linux Foundation

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:19:58 PM

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TuxMachines: More Android Leftovers

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:16:29 PM
  • The Samsung Android tablet that will never access the Internet

    So I have this cool Samsung Galaxy Android tablet which I only need to use as a camera. Guess what I did while setting it up. Yep, you guessed right – disabled WiFi. By the way, that’s disabling WiFi forever. So until I retire it or give it out to somebody else, that Android tablet will never, ever access the Internet.

    The only “network” communication it will ever experience is with my desktop or laptop computer (when uploading or downloading files to/from it). And I don’t think I’ll ever use Wifi Direct. It’s a solution that works well for me, knowing that I’ll never have to deal with whatever privacy-breaching tricks Google or Samsung come with next. Unless they have a way of making the device call home without Internet access. Have they?

  • Playing Games On A Chromebook Is Great With Android Apps And Bluetooth Controllers

    Since I began using a Chromebook 5 years ago, the one thing I’d conceded was the idea of playing games for any reasonable amount of time on a Chrome OS device. Sure, web games are fun for a few minutes, but any real games (as real as they get for me at my age, anyway) were far out of the realm of reality.

  • 8 Android gestures that speed up everyday tasks

    Navigating your way around a new Android device will get a lot easier once you’ve mastered a few handy touchscreen gestures.

    For example, you can switch between Chrome tabs with a single swipe, while a two-finger swipe will add a whole new perspective to Google Maps. No sign of the virtual Home button? There’s a gesture that’ll bring it back. Read on for all that and more.

  • OnePlus 3T UK price, release date, improved specs and Android Nougat update

    ONEPLUS has refreshed its flagship OnePlus 3 smartphone – a mere five months after it was first announced. Dubbed OnePlus 3T, the new phone sports an upgraded SnapDragon 821 processor, better battery life, and improved 16MP front-facing camera.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:15:32 PM

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Reddit: Will Linux ever conquer the home market?

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:03:51 PM

I was looking to buy a PC recently and was surprised that in 2016 I could not find major manufacturers that would ship with Ubuntu or some other distribution. Of course it's fairly easy to install Linux these days though with a USB drive or a dual boot.

Do you guys see Linux ever making a real dent in the home market? I think one of the main reasons it has not happened yet is that most new games will not run on Linux.

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Reddit: Talos Secure Workstation - New, Lower Pricing

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:56:59 AM

LXer: IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark, expands with Arduino shields

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:50:21 AM
Siemens’s first IoT gateway runs Linux on an Intel Quark and offers Arduino shield compatibility and connectivity to the company’s MindSphere cloud. The Simatic IOT2000 gateway is designed for “collecting, processing and transferring data in the production environment,” says German industrial giant Siemens. The company’s first Internet of Things gateway joins a number of Intel […]

Phoronix: LLVM Now Supports Qualcomm's New Falkor CPU

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:40:56 AM
A few days back I wrote about Qualcomm Falkor support coming to GCC while now the LLVM compiler stack has received the similar treatment...

TuxMachines: Reiser4 Now Available For Linux 4.8 Kernel

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:38:16 AM

While Linux 4.9 will be released in just a few weeks, the remaining Reiser4 file-system developers have just updated their code to support the Linux 4.8 stable kernel.

Reiser4 for Linux 4.8.0 is now available for those wanting to run this out-of-tree file-system on the current stable kernel. The Reiser4 kernel is now compatible with 4.8 and there is also a kernel oops fix when mounting forward-incompatible volumes, unneeded assertions were removed, some VFS changes were made, and there is now rename2 support.

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Phoronix: Reiser4 Now Available For Linux 4.8 Kernel

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:31:27 AM
While Linux 4.9 will be released in just a few weeks, the remaining Reiser4 file-system developers have just updated their code to support the Linux 4.8 stable kernel...

Phoronix: Allwinner A31 Display Support Coming To DRM Driver In Linux 4.10

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:23:55 AM
The sun4i DRM driver changes have been submitted for inclusion in DRM-Next to in turn land in Linux 4.10...

TuxMachines: Unity 8

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 11:12:07 AM
  • What’s In Store for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04 (And Beyond)

    October’s release of Ubuntu 16.10 gave us our first real look at Unity 8 in its formative desktop guise.

    But as we noted in our hands-on article at that time, Unity 8 on the desktop, while somewhat functional, offers a somewhat basic user experience.

  • A Couple New Vulnerabilities, Unity 8 Futures

    Another day, another vulnerability; The Register today reported that a new local vulnerability that can allow someone root access. Hack A Day also reported on a bug, this one sounded so fun the way they explained it. Elsewhere, OMG!Ubuntu! and Phoronix previewed Unity coming attractions sourced from Ubuntu 17.04 UOS summit notes and DarkDuck gave Debian 8 a quick run-through.


    The last look at Unity 8 gave users a bit of pause, but upcoming releases promise to be much improved. While focusing on a "full desktop experience," convergence is still the key word of the day. They plan to make Snaps more important and rely less on .debs (eventually removing them altogether), they want to move the apps scope and dash into an "app drawer." They hope to add multi-monitor support and implement full window management (app windows, dialog boxes, context menus, tool tips, and the like). OMG!Ubuntu! and Phoronix have more on that.

  • Unity 8 & All Snaps-Based Ubuntu Still Expected For 18.04 LTS

    Today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 was a convergence Q/A talk where Unity 8 and delivering a all-Snaps image (no Debian packages) were talked about for nearly one hour.

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TuxMachines: Best Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones and more

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 10:52:11 AM

That little green Android elf is everywhere this Black Friday 2016 shopping season to help retailers slash the price of tablets, phones and more running Google’s mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel.

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TuxMachines: Satisfying Enlightenment’s Launcher Appetite with Luncher

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 10:29:18 AM
  • Satisfying Enlightenment’s Launcher Appetite with Luncher

    Ibar has been Enlightenment’s primary launcher for at least a decade. What it lacked in features it gained in simplicity. However, as Enlightenment has grown, ibar has seemingly stayed stagnant. I wasn’t surprised when Mike Blumenkrantz informed me this would be one of the focuses of my internship. From the depths of Enlightenment’s growling, starving stomach, Luncher was born.

  • A Walkthrough Of Enlightenment's New Launcher "Luncher"

    Stephen Houston, an intern at Samsung's Open-Source Group, wrote Luncher under the direction of Mike Blumenkrantz to replace the 10+ years old "Ibar" launcher.

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openSUSE's Douglas DeMaio reports on the latest Open Source and GNU/Linux technologies that landed in the repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system. Read more

What Is A VPN Connection? Why To Use VPN?

We all have heard about VPN sometime. Most of us normal users of internet use it. To bypass the region based restrictions of services like Netflix or Youtube ( Yes, youtube has geo- restrictions too). In fact, VPN is actually mostly used for this purpose only. ​ Read

The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

Open source laptops – ones not running any commercial software whatsoever – have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source and to avoid closed software the company has added an Atheros Wi-Fi dongle with open source drivers rather than use the built-in Wi-Fi chip. Read more