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TuxMachines: Wine 1.9.20

Saturday 1st of October 2016 04:32:47 PM

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Phoronix: Wine 1.9.20 Has New Clipboard API Reimplementation

Saturday 1st of October 2016 04:15:12 PM
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...

Reddit: Wine 1.9.20 Released

Saturday 1st of October 2016 03:49:26 PM

Reddit: Is there any other desktop environment that handles HiDPI scaling as well as Ubuntu?

Saturday 1st of October 2016 03:41:17 PM

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.

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Reddit: Centos or Ubuntu for 3D workstation?

Saturday 1st of October 2016 03:23:54 PM

Hi, setting up a dual boot (Windows-Linux) machine as a sepecialized 3d workstation (Houdini, Maya, MODO, etc). Also have a NVIDIA TITAN XP gpu. Was wondering which flavor of Linux would work best. Concerned about ease of use and driver support (CUDA, etc)

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LXer: OpenShift Commons Gathering event preview

Saturday 1st of October 2016 03:05:10 PM
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 more

Reddit: Disabling NVIDIA GPU completely on Optimus laptop?

Saturday 1st of October 2016 03:01:08 PM


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.

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Saturday 1st of October 2016 01:40:34 PM

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Phoronix: Dolphin GameCube/Wii Emulator Lands Its Vulkan Backend

Saturday 1st of October 2016 01:37:11 PM
The past few months we've written a few times about the Dolphin Emulator working on a Vulkan back-end. Dolphin is an open-source project providing cross-platform emulation for Nintendo's GameCube and Wii games. That back-end has now been merged to the mainline code-base...

TuxMachines: Linux/FOSS Events

Saturday 1st of October 2016 01:36:57 PM
  • The Linux Foundation Announces Session Lineup for ApacheCon(TM) Europe
  • 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.

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TuxMachines: Security News

Saturday 1st of October 2016 01:36:26 PM
  • 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.

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Phoronix: How To Use Systemd For Application Sandboxing & How To Easily Crash Systemd

Saturday 1st of October 2016 01:20:24 PM
Another one of the interesting systemd.conf 2016 presentations in Berlin was a talk by Djalal Harouni of EndoCode for using systemd to carry out application sandboxing...

LXer: Asterisk 14 Improves Open-Source VoIP

Saturday 1st of October 2016 01:16:31 PM
Latest major release of Asterisk includes new features designed to make it easier to get up and running quickly

TuxMachines: Trainline creates open source platform to help developers deploy apps and environments in AWS

Saturday 1st of October 2016 01:03:30 PM

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Phoronix: We Might Never See A New OpenGL Version, At Least Not For A Long Time

Saturday 1st of October 2016 12:58:02 PM
During past Khronos press briefings about OpenGL/Vulkan and in other communications, while Vulkan is the organization's big graphics API focus, it was implied during these conversations that OpenGL would continue to march to its own beat and evolve as needed. While OpenGL continues to be significantly used by cross-platform graphics application/game developers, it turns out there might not be a new official version for a long time - if ever...

LXer: A $5 Linux server, open source software in China, and more news

Saturday 1st of October 2016 11:27:52 AM
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a $5 Linux server, China's adoption of open source software, Plasma 5.8, and more.Open source news roundup for September 18-October 1, 2016read more

Reddit: I don't know if this should be here, but the NES Classic Mini contains open-source software.

Saturday 1st of October 2016 10:48:25 AM

I don't know what software it is actually using to give it a specific heading under the Documentation, but it is interesting to see.

Here is the link to the video.

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Intel Cache Allocation Technology / RDT Still Baking For Linux

Not mentioned in my earlier features you won't find in the Linux 4.9 mainline kernel is support for Intel's Cache Allocation Technology (CAT) but at least it was revised this weekend in still working towards mainline integration. Read more Also: Intel Sandy Bridge Graphics Haven't Gotten Faster In Recent Years

Distributing encryption software may break the law

Developers, distributors, and users of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) often face a host of legal issues which they need to keep in mind. Although areas of law such as copyright, trademark, and patents are frequently discussed, these are not the only legal concerns for FOSS. One area that often escapes notice is export controls. It may come as a surprise that sharing software that performs or uses cryptographic functions on a public website could be a violation of U.S. export control law. Export controls is a term for the various legal rules which together have the effect of placing restrictions, conditions, or even wholesale prohibitions on certain types of export as a means to promote national security interests and foreign policy objectives. Export control has a long history in the United States that goes back to the Revolutionary War with an embargo of trade with Great Britain by the First Continental Congress. The modern United States export control regime includes the Department of State's regulations covering export of munitions, the Treasury Department's enforcement of United States' foreign embargoes and sanctions regimes, and the Department of Commerce's regulations applying to exports of "dual-use" items, i.e. items which have civil applications as well as terrorism, military, or weapons of mass destruction-related applications. Read more

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