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Phoronix: Git 2.12.0-rc0 Released With Various Improvements

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:31:26 PM
Coincidentally on the same day as Microsoft announcing the Git Virtual File-System, upstream Git developers have announced their first release candidate of the upcoming Git 2.12 milestone...

Reddit: Fish Shell 2.5.0 released

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:12:41 PM

Phoronix: It's Become Much Easier To Run Steam On FreeBSD-Derived TrueOS

Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:22:50 PM
There have been ways to get Steam running on FreeBSD using Wine and efforts as well with using the operating system's Linux binary compatibility layer, but now it's become much easier for users of TrueOS, formerly known as PC-BSD...

LXer: An Introduction to the Shorewall Firewall Tool

Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:14:55 PM
Linux is well known for being a highly secure platform. One of the reasons for said security is the Netfilter system. For those that don’t know, Netfilter is a framework, provided by the Linux kernel, that allows for various networking operations, such as packet filtering, network address translations, port translation, and the ability to block packets from reaching specific locations.

Reddit: Revolution OS Sequel?

Friday 3rd of February 2017 09:07:19 PM

Revolution OS (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308808/) was an interesting documentary on free software and Linux. The movie is from 2001. Does anyone know if there will be a sequel? A lot has changed since then.

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Reddit: C.H.I.P vs Onion Omega 2

Friday 3rd of February 2017 08:49:12 PM

C.H.I.P vs Onion Omega 2

Does the Onion Omega have any significant advantages over the C.H.I.P ?

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LXer: Record and Replay Terminal Session with Asciinema on Linux

Friday 3rd of February 2017 08:49:08 PM
Asciinema is a lightweight and very efficient alternative to a Script terminal session recorder. It allows you to record, replay and share your JSON formatted terminal session recordings. The main advantage in comparison to desktop recorders such as Recordmydesktop, Simplescreenrecorder, Vokoscreen or Kazam is that Asciinema records all standard terminal input, output and error as a plain ASCII text with ANSI escape code.

Reddit: Wine 2.1 Released

Friday 3rd of February 2017 08:47:38 PM

Phoronix: Wine 2.1 Released With Greater SM5 Support, Better Direct2D Rendering

Friday 3rd of February 2017 08:42:50 PM
Wine 2.1 is now available as the first development release in the road toward next year's Wine 3.0 release, per the new Wine versioning scheme...

LXer: How the University of Hawaii is solving today's higher ed problems

Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:23:22 PM
Openness invites greater participation and it takes advantage of the shared energy of collaborators. The strength of openly created educational resources comes paradoxically from the vulnerability of the shared experience of that creation process.read more

Reddit: Ubuntu Testing Day - Ubuntu Core and QEMU

Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:12:06 PM

TuxMachines: Samsung is testing an Android smartphone with a MediaTek Helio P20 processor

Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:10:31 PM

MediaTek is a name with which some may not be familiar, but the company is a manufacturer of SoCs (systems-on-a-chip, or processors) that often appear in mid-range and budget-friendly smartphones. Of course, Chinese OEMs have relied on MediaTek for processor orders for some time, but Samsung has been flirting with the idea of utilizing MediaTek SoCs in its smartphones. Some months ago, we saw Samsung and MediaTek meet regarding Samsung’s own Tizen-powered Z series due to the slow pace at which Spreadtrum is developing its own SoCs for the market.

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TuxMachines: IoT gateway runs Ubuntu on Apollo Lake

Friday 3rd of February 2017 06:57:43 PM

Gigabyte’s “EL-30” IoT gateway offers a Pentium N4200, 8GB DDR3L, 32GB eMMC, dual GbE and HDMI, wide-range power, plus WiFi, BT, and optional 3G and ZigBee.

Gigabyte has unveiled an IoT gateway that taps Intel’s new 14nm fabricated “Apollo Lake” chips, in this case the quad-core, 1.1/2.5GHz Pentium N4200 with 6W TDP. The EL-30 follows a series of Intel Braswell-based EL-20 IoT gateways, which are primarily promoted as being Windows and Android devices, but also support Ubuntu. By contrast, the EL-30, which is due to ship in the second quarter, gives Ubuntu 16.04 LTS equal billing with Windows 10 IoT, Windows 10, and Android Nougat (7.0).

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Phoronix: Clear Linux Tackling Better PHP Performance, Making Use Of PGO

Friday 3rd of February 2017 06:53:58 PM
The Intel open-source developers working on their Clear Linux distribution have set their sights on better PHP performance as their latest area of focusing on better Linux performance...

LXer: Sonnenhut: a Script to Run before a Photo Walk

Friday 3rd of February 2017 06:14:45 PM
Before you head for a photo walk, it makes sense to check the weather and ensure that you won’t miss the golden hour. And Sonnenhut can help you with that. This simple Python script fetches and displays current weather conditions and golden hour info for a specified city.

Linux.com: Share Apache Mesos Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and More at MesosCon Events in 2017

Friday 3rd of February 2017 06:00:35 PM
Title: Share Apache Mesos Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and More at MesosCon Events in 20173 FebLearn more

LinuxToday: Linux Kernel 4.9.7 Brings Updates to the Intel i915 and InfiniBand Drivers, More

Friday 3rd of February 2017 06:00:00 PM

While still not marked as "longterm" on the kernel.org website, the Linux 4.9 kernel series recently become LTS (Long Term Support), which means that it will be supported with security patches for a couple of years.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 3rd of February 2017 05:20:30 PM
  • oVirt 4.1 Released With Many New Features

    The oVirt project has announced their major v4.1 release with a lot of new functionality. The oVirt project is an alternative to VMWare's vSphere for open-source virtualization management.

  • Vivaldi 1.7 Web Browser to Hit the Streets Soon with Brand-New History Panel

    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard is informing Softpedia today about the availability of a new snapshot of the upcoming Vivaldi 1.7 web browser, due for release sometime next week.

    Earlier this week we reported that Vivaldi 1.7 is just around the corner and will let you share things more efficiently thanks to a new functionality added to the built-in screenshot tool that allows insertion of certain areas of a web page on the web browser's Notes feature. And now, Vivaldi Snapshot 1.7.735.29 is here to introduce a brand-new history panel.

  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 30

    This is our first post in 2017 and looks like we must start apologizing. In our previous post we promised news about this blog, but the administrative part slowed us down and the surprise is still not ready. On the bright side, we have quite some news about YaST. So let’s go for it!

  • Snapcraft 2.26 Released For Ubuntu Snappy Packages

    For developers packaging their software in Snaps for Ubuntu and other supported operating systems, Snapcraft 2.26 is now available.

  • How to Global Menu in Plasma 5.9

    Today Plasma 5.9.0 became available in KDE neon User Edition. With it comes the return of global menus along with other awesome sauce features.

    To enable global menus open System Settings, go into the Application Style category, and in the Widget Style settings you will find a tab called Fine Tuning. On this tab you can find the new Menubar options. You can change to either a Title Bar Button, which will tuck the menu into a tiny button into the window decoration bar at the top, or the Application Menu widget, allowing the associated Plasma panel to supply the menu in a fixed location.

  • Google Chrome 57 Enters Beta

    Fresh off last week's release of Chrome 56 with WebGL 2.0 by default, FLAC audio support, and more, is now the Chrome 57 beta.

  • After a Long Wait, Chrome for iOS Goes Open Source
  • The Weather Outside Is Frightful (Or Is It?)
  • How to Install LibreOffice 5.3 on Ubuntu (With One Command)
  • What’s New in LibreOffice 5.3

    Open source’s premiere office suite keeps getting better with each new release. Here’s a look at some of the new features in LibreOffice 5.3.

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Voyager 9 Linux Distro Enters Development, Now Based on Debian 9 "Stretch"

The developers of the Voyager Linux OS announced the availability of the first Beta build of the upcoming Voyager 9 release, which will be based on the soon-to-be-announced Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system. Read more

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I'm announcing the release of the 4.9.13 kernel. All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.9.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.9.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.4.52 Linux 4.10.1