I've been considering trying openSUSE Leap but everything I read says that it is only for "power users."
What is the difference between a regular Linux user who uses Linux as my desktop OS of choice and a "power user?"
I'd like to try openSUSE but I don't want it to be too difficult for my skill set.
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new to linux, at redhat's webpage but there's no download link that i can find to download redhat 6.0 32bit. anyone can help where I can get it from redhat's site? NOT looking for eval mode either. *edit.... back in the days... RedHat is free... is that not the case today?submitted by /u/seeking-n-knowing
Inspired by all the praise that Plasma has been getting recently, I decided to test KDE Neon last night. I use GNOME, Unity and also i3 in virtual machines; I don't mind any of them, but I do from time to time wish that GNOME and Unity were more configurable. And Plasma is always touted as doing what GNOME can't, so let's see.
I've tested both KDE 3 and 4 in the past, and never really liked either, mostly because I thought it had the looks only its mother could love. Breeze Dark in comparison still doesn't blow me away, but it's nice and clean; certainly, good enough.
I installed Neon, and my first impression was very good. This thing flies on my Toshiba 2 Chromebook, which is no speed demon by any means.
Then the trouble started. Icon only task manager was a must, of course, so I quickly enabled it. Now, since Plasma is so configurable, I needed to get Super+Number keys on pinned applications. No problem, if I can get this in Unity by default and even GNOME via an extension, I'm sure Plasma has an option for this; oh wait... no, nothing like that exists. I can switch to the 20th (!!!!) screen, but I can't configure default shortcuts for launch / focus on programs. That's a little odd, but ok, we're not on wayland yet, I'll install jumpapp and fake it.
Time to install Wine and MS Office. I hate to do it, but this is a standard at my work no matter how much most staff rails against it, so off I go installing Office 2010. All good. Oh oh... I can't actually move the Office applications; they start maximized and once unmaximized just freeze. A quick trip to the Internet later, and I discover there's a hack to make sure this doesn't happen. Hmmm... never a problem elsewhere, but fine.
Ok, now I can move these applications. Wait a minute... all Wine applications are grouped together and cannot be pinned to the taskbar. I remember this being an issue in KDE 4, so colour me surprised this problem was still there. Apparently, this was 'fixed' at some point, but the behaviour has reverted.
It's all well and good that Plasma can be configured to an absolutely ridiculous extent, but these are some issues that I consider rather basic, and never anything I have to fight with GNOME or Unity. Sadly, my experiment with Plasma has proven to be rather short. I wish I could use it, as it is damn fast, but it's a no go.submitted by /u/Dekula
In March of this year, the Obama administration created a draft for Federal Source Code policy to support improved access to custom software code. After soliciting comments from public, the administration announced the Federal Source Code policy in August.
One of the core features of the policy was the adoption of an open source development model:
Black Lab Linux 8.0 "Onyx" is finally available, but only as a commercial product. A free download will be provided to the community on December 15, 2016.
I've been watching some videos of multiple monitor / interactive wall display setups and a lot of them are using Linux with XFCE desktop environment. Is there a reason for it or is it just a coincidence?
Recent example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRcjAdRNb30 Skip to 2:20 for XFCEsubmitted by /u/DanChm
Many Xfce Package Updates Bring Stable GTK3 Support, Notifyd Gets Do-Not-Disturb
While it's likely a long time before Xfce 4.14 gets released with full GTK3 tool-kit integration, there are some new Xfce4 package updates available this week.
Xfce4-settings 4.13 is out and is a development release for the 4.13 series. This initial release marks Xfce Settings being fully-ported to GTK+ 3.x. That's the main change with this release is the port from GTK2 to GTK3 but some bugs do remain. There are some screenshots via this blog post.
Fedora Looks At Changing The Default Hostname For F26 & Beyond
One of the most discussed items this week on the Fedora developers' mailing list is in regards to changing the hostname on Fedora 26 and future versions.
Fedora has defaulted to localhost.localdomain but this is becoming a problem for systems acting as a client to FreeIPA and Active Directory domain controllers.
The Code To Intel's New Linux Wireless Daemon Is Now Public
During this year's systemd conference there was talk of A New Wireless Daemon Is In Development To Potentially Replace wpa_supplicant. At that time the code wasn't yet public to this new open-source WiFi daemon developed by Intel, but since then the code has now opened up.
Hyperledger's Next Act: A Blockchain Bridge to China
Immutable, shared ledgers of transactions and goods could come to serve as a reminder that everything we grow, build, buy and sell comes from the same tiny planet.
But this future is far from guaranteed, and the various blockchain developer groups competing to bring it to life have so far struggled to involve talent from all over the world in this global vision.
Blockchain consortium Hyperledger, for example, was initially founded with support from companies in almost exclusively Western nations. Yet, the consortium has grown this year to include more than 20 members headquartered in China and 10 from Japan and South Korea, with a spattering of members from other nations represented as well.
Nouveau Exposes Performance Counters For Maxwell
Samuel Pitoiset, one of the few significant contributors to the open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics stack particularly when it comes to the area of performance counters, has now enabled MP performance counters in the NVC0 Gallium3D driver for NVIDIA GTX 750/900 series Maxwell hardware.
When to use NGINX instead of Apache
They're both popular open-source web servers but, according to NGINX CEO Gus Robertson, they have different use cases. And Microsoft? Its web server has dropped below 10 percent of all active websites for the first time in 20 years.
Enabling the Digital Revolution: SDN and Beyond
SDN can create far greater manageability by enabling network managers and developers to access network resources at a programmatic level, treating network resources in much the way they treat other computing resources such as central processing units (CPUs) and memory. It can enable networks to become easier to scale up or down, shorten setup time, increase security, and reduce costs. And SDN can take advantage of programmable network hardware, enabling managers to change the behavior of network devices through software upgrades instead of expensive hardware replacements.
- Re-Imagining the Container Stack to Optimize Space and Speed
Keynote: Blurring the Lines: The Continuum Between Containers and VMs
Graham Whaley, Sr. Software Engineer at Intel, says there is a continuum of features and benefits across the container/VM spectrum, and you should be able to choose which point on that continuum best suits you.
Docker and machine learning top the tech trends for ‘17
With 2017 fast approaching, technology trends that will keep gathering steam in the new year range from augmented and virtual reality to machine intelligence, Docker, and microservices, according to technology consulting firm ThoughtWorks.
AWS Gives Customers On-Premises Linux Option
Amazon Web Services recently expanded its menu of cloud services to give customers the option of using the Amazon Linux AMI on premises. Customers can use the Amazon Container Image on premises for the purpose of developing and testing workloads, AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr explained. The AMI provides a stable, secure and high-performance environment for applications running on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, he said. "It is built from the same source code and packages as the AMI and will give you a smooth path to container adoption."