The Wine development release 1.9.20 is now available.
Wine 1.9.20 Has New Clipboard API Reimplementation
Wine 1.9.20 is now available as the latest bi-weekly development release of this cross-platform program to run Windows programs/games on other operating systems.
- Immunity of the European Patent Office and Lack of Oversight Within the Organisation Mean That It’s a Rogue Entity Above the Law
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- Links 1/10/2016: Linux 4.7.6 and 4.4.23, Blender 2.78
The problem with Cinnamon, Gnome, Mate, XFCE, KDE and every other DE I've tried so far is the fact that one can only scale integer-wise. Unlike on Ubuntu (and OSX and Windows 10) you can't just up the DPI by 1.25 or so.
I have a 28" 4K monitor and I want to scale it to create an effective screen space similar to a 1440p monitor, but with the DE's mentioned above it's either 4K or effectively 1080p, no inbetween.
EDIT: Should've written Unity in the title. Oh shwells.submitted by /u/KerimG
My laptop has a Core i7 (Haswell) with HD Graphics 4600 and a GTX 860M. I'm running Arch Linux on it (with GDM and MATE), and installed xf86-video-intel. Is there a way to COMPLETELY shut off the NVIDIA card to save power on battery? (This machine will only be used under Arch for web browsing and Steam streaming).
Would blacklisting the nouveau driver be enough? thanks.
P.S. I am using "compiz" from AUR if it matters. I don't think it does though.submitted by /u/TheLinuxFolder
Windows vs. Linux vs. Mac: the channel comparison
Linux is open source meaning you can customise and modify the code any which way you like. This flexibility has made the system hugely popular amongst the developer community. This is not the same in Windows and Mac. Neither the Windows and Mac programmes nor the operating systems are open source.
So there we have it, three entirely different operating systems offering unique experiences that can meet the differing demands of the modern user, whilst offering unique opportunities throughout the channel. So the real question now is, are you a Mac Linux or Windows user?
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Mintbox Mini Pro: A Cheap Linux Machine With Compelling Specs
The Mintbox Mini has been received a major hardware upgrade and it is now called Mintbox Mini Pro. The Linux machine comes at a price of $395 and features an all-metal casing which eliminates the need for a cooling fan. Significant bumps having been given to the storage, RAM, processor, wireless, and other hardware components.
- Android Circuit: Note 7 Nightmare Haunts Samsung, Goodbye Faithful BlackBerry, New Galaxy S8 Leaks
- Google is finally kicking out unsupported cards from Android Pay in mid-October, causing people to freak out
Yahoo open-sources machine learning porn filter
Yahoo is the latest tech company to open source its computer vision code. The beleaguered outfit's application for it? Filtering porn. Yahoo hopes that its convolutional neural net (CNN) will empower others to better guard innocent eyes, but admits that because of the tech's very nature (and how the definition of "porn" can vary wildly), that the CNN isn't perfect.
"This model is a general purpose reference model, which can be used for the preliminary filtering of pornographic images," a post on the Yahoo Engineering Tumblr says. "We do not provide guarantees of accuracy of output, rather, we make this available for developers to explore and enhance as an open source project." The code is available on Github at the moment, and if you need any testing material, well, there isn't exactly a shortage of it on Tumblr. Just ask Indonesia.
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OpenShift Commons Gathering event preview
We're just two months out from the OpenShift Commons Gathering coming up on November 7, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, co-located with KubeCon and CloudNativeCon.
OpenShift Origin is a distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment. Origin adds developer and operations-centric tools on top of Kubernetes to enable rapid application development, easy deployment and scaling, and long-term lifecycle maintenance for small and large teams. And we're excited to say, the 1.3 GA release of OpenShift Origin, which includes Kubernetes 1.3, is out the door! Hear more about the release from Lead Architect for OpenShift Origin, Clayton Coleman.
Report: Linux security must be upgraded to protect future tech
The summit was used to expose a number of flaws in Linux's design that make it increasingly unsuitable to power modern devices. Linux is the operating system that runs most of the modern world. It is behind everything from web servers and supercomputers to mobile phones. Increasingly, it's also being used to run connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including products like cars and intelligent robots.
security things in Linux v4.6
Hector Marco-Gisbert removed a long-standing limitation to mmap ASLR on 32-bit x86, where setting an unlimited stack (e.g. “ulimit -s unlimited“) would turn off mmap ASLR (which provided a way to bypass ASLR when executing setuid processes). Given that ASLR entropy can now be controlled directly (see the v4.5 post), and that the cases where this created an actual problem are very rare, means that if a system sees collisions between unlimited stack and mmap ASLR, they can just adjust the 32-bit ASLR entropy instead.
- Raspberry Pi launches new PIXEL desktop environment
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- Raspberry Pi Adds Beautiful "Pixel" Desktop Environment To Raspbian Linux Distro
- Meet Pixel, a gorgeous, much-needed visual overhaul for Raspberry Pi's main distro
- Raspberry Pi's most popular operating system gets a visual overhaul
- The New Raspberry Pi OS Is Here, And It Looks Great
- Raspberry Pi gets its own official desktop environment: PIXEL
- 50 Great Raspberry Pi Projects In Latest Mag Pi Magazine
- Raspberry Pi gets VNC remote access bundle with Raspbian
- Raspbian PIXEL offers major UX overhaul for Raspberry Pi owners
- Raspberry Pi Pixel: Desktop Operating System Environment Built on Debian
- Raspberry Pi Gets 'More Visually Appealing' Pixel Desktop OS
- Raspberry Pi operating system gets a visual upgrade with the launch of PIXEL
TuxMachines: Trainline creates open source platform to help developers deploy apps and environments in AWS
Trainline creates open source platform to help developers deploy apps and environments in AWS
The Trainline, the independent rail ticket retailer, has created an open sourced standardised way for its developers to deploy and manage individual applications and environments in Amazon Web Services' public cloud.
The company has 150 staff in its development area, who focus on improving user experience, and in order to ensure that its underlying infrastructure wasn't a constraint on time to market, the firm recently migrated all of its development, staging, UAT and production environments from a legacy private data centre to Amazon's public cloud.
- Trainline creates open source platform to let developers test apps in AWS