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Reddit: FBDEV Is Still Chugging Along With Linux 4.11

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:24:05 PM

Reddit: YSK: If the Linux Skype client 4.3 stops working tomorrow, web.skype.com already supports audio and video calling on chromium.

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:57:48 AM

For video calls to work, the other person must have updated their desktop client to the latest version (I had to ask people to upgrade their windows desktop client for me to be able to open my camera).

I am not 100% sure but I think Firefox does not work with the website.

Show desktop and group video calls do not seem to be working yet.

I have not tried the Alpha Linux skype client yet, but ghetto-skype, albeit well developed, does not support video calls at all.

In response to http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/02/skype-for-linux-end-of-life-march

Although there are open source alternatives to Skype such as jitsi, sadly it is the most popular program and many people depend on it for their work.

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Reddit: Tiling term emu vs. tiling DE

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:47:11 AM

Is there an advantage in using a tiling desktop environment over a tiling terminal emulator such as Terminix? 99% of screenshots I see online that highlight tiling DEs have nothing but CLI apps open (coupled with an odd video perhaps).

Most GUI apps that I use require a significant amount of real estate (IDEs, graphics editors, browser) which makes them pretty much unusable unless one has a high DPI display.

Makes me wonder, is there a niche usecase that would benefit from using a tiling DE over a conventional DE [and doesn't involve usual sysops work]?

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Phoronix: X.Org Has Been Accepted For The 2017 Google Summer of Code

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:44:26 AM
The X.Org Foundation has been once again accepted as a mentoring organization for this year's Google Summer of Code. Yes, the X.Org involvement in GSoC isn't limited to just the xorg-server but also covers Mesa, Wayland, and other involvements...

Phoronix: FBDEV Is Still Chugging Along With Linux 4.11

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:33:02 AM
It's going on five years since there was the call for deprecating FBDEV within the mainline Linux kernel and various ongoing efforts to get more drivers to making use of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) rather than FBDEV. But with Linux 4.11, FBDEV still remains in place...

Phoronix: ASPEED's AST2500 Display To Be Supported By Linux 4.11's DRM

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:23:30 AM
David Airlie sent in another pull request of DRM material for Linux 4.11, which follows last week's main DRM feature update for Linux 4.11...

Reddit: Psion Comes Back with Linux Mini-Laptop

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:17:30 AM

Reddit: Wine 1.8.7 Released

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:13:05 AM

LXer: Sony, Microsoft Lobby Against Right To Repair Bills (Yet Refuse To Talk About It)

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:09:00 AM
It's not just in Nebraska where this conversation is happening (the Nebraska bill just happens to be the furthest along legislatively). Similar bills are also winding their way through New York, Minnesota, Wyoming, Tennessee, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Illinois state legislatures. And in most of these states, the companies lobbying against these laws are using the same disingenuous arguments Apple has been embracing. Usually it's the trifecta of false claims that the bills will make users less safe, pose a cybersecurity risk, and open the door to cybersecurity theft.

Phoronix: Raspberry Pi Zero W Announced

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:02:38 AM
In celebrating their five-year milestone, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced their latest product: the Raspberry Pi Zero W...

Reddit: Wine 1.8.7 Released

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:00:28 AM

LXer: Calamares 3.1 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Officially Released

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:00:23 AM
The Calamares open-source universal installer framework for Linux-based operating systems has been updated recently to version 3.1, a major release the users of the KaOS GNU/Linux distribution can already enjoy.

TuxMachines: Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:20:57 AM

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday.

IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now.

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TuxMachines: Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:55:54 AM

Are you a bit tired of the same old options of salt and pepper, meaning having to choose only between the venerable Windows and MAC computer operating systems?

Looking to branch out a bit, maybe take a walk on the wild side, learn some new things and save money?

If so, the Linux operating system, which has been around for a long time and is used and loved by many hard-core techies and developers, may now be ready for prime time with the masses.

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LXer: Mozilla Acquires Pocket

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:51:46 AM
Mozilla is growing, experimenting more, and doubling down on our mission to keep the internet healthy, as a global public resource that’s open and accessible to all. As our first strategic acquisition, Pocket contributes to our strategy by growing our mobile presence.....

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