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Reddit: Desktop environment for 3d Modeling and rendering

40 min ago

what is the best desktop environment for 3d Modeling and rendering (Blender and Maya) and using game engines like Unreal Engine. i will be using linux (manjaro) just for 3D modeling, animation and rendering, don't care about ease of use, effects, shiny stuff etc. Which desktop environment uses the least GPU resources. NOTE - i will use linux for testing games and 3D stuff in windowed mode not full screen

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Phoronix: Wine 3.0-RC2 Released

46 min 59 sec ago
Since last week's code/feature freeze for the upcoming Wine 3.0, the second release candidate is now available...

LXer: Intro to Sails.js: Creating your first app and hosting it on a Linode server

1 hour 36 min ago
If you’re new to Node.js but already familiar with MVC frameworks, Sails.js is a perfect fit for you. With Sails.js, you can easily build enterprise-grade Node.js apps

Phoronix: LunarG Adds New Size Option To Further Reduce Size Of SPIR-V

1 hour 54 min ago
LunarG has been working to reduce the size of the SPIR-V intermediate representation used by Vulkan (and OpenCL 2.1+) through improvements to the SPIRV-Tools project...

Reddit: smenu-0.9.10 is out

2 hours 51 min ago

You can use this small terminal-based selection tool to facilitate different types of interactions with users of your scripts

You can also create professional-looking menus with it ;-)

More here: https://github.com/p-gen/smenu

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Reddit: Is there a way I can do the one handed pinch feature to zoom in and out with my trackpad on any linux distros?

3 hours 12 min ago

I'm coming from Windows 10 and am trying out different Linux distros to see what I like. So far have tried Mint Cinnamon and Kubuntu. I notice with both I can only zoom in and out by doing a two finger scroll while holding the ctrl button. Is there a way I can do a one handed pinch zoom in/out on linux?

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Phoronix: Amazon Linux 2 Benchmarks, 6-Way Linux OS EC2 Compute Cloud Comparison

3 hours 13 min ago
With Amazon AWS this week having released Amazon Linux 2 LTS I was excited to put this updated cloud-focused operating system through some performance tests to see how it stacks up with the more well known Linux distributions.

LXer: How to Install Laravel 5 PHP Framework with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

3 hours 30 min ago
Laravel is a free and open source PHP framework with MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern. In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to install Laravel version 5.4 with Nginx as the web server, PHP-FPM 7.0 and MariaDB.

LinuxToday: Build a game framework with Python using the Pygame module

4 hours 14 min ago

The first part of this series explored Python by creating a simple dice game

LinuxToday: How to Install and Use Encryptpad on Ubuntu 16.04

5 hours 14 min ago

HowToForge: EncryptPad is a free and open source software application that can be used for viewing and editing encrypted text

Phoronix: Linux Should Now Work For Some Knockoff PlayStation 3 Controllers

5 hours 38 min ago
While the Linux kernel has supported the official Sony PlayStation 3 controller as an input device, some of the off-brand/knockoff models haven't quite behaved correctly on Linux but that's now being rectified...

Phoronix: Wayland's Weston Sees Patches For FreeBSD, Fractional HiDPI, Rust Bindings

6 hours 6 min ago
A new contributor to the Wayland/Weston camp has been working on several improvements to the Weston reference compositor...

LinuxToday: Chromebooks and Office 365 together will challenge Windows laptops

6 hours 14 min ago

ZDnet: With Microsoft porting Office 365 to Chromebooks, a big reason to stick with Windows has gone out the door.

Reddit: Centos7 and RHEL7 admins read!!!

6 hours 54 min ago

Hey,

Today we had a problem with one of our centos7 servers. It was weird because /run partition went full. We found the cause to be systemd and in this particular scenario systemd was updated on october, but the server was not rebooted. After the update every cron job, login etc. writes a small file to /run/systemd/sessions/ but those files never get cleaned up. In our case this accumulated to millions of small files in that directory which hogged the whole temp filesystem.

Go check that folder from your servers and reboot if necessary. Because it is just a matter of time when the /run tempfs runs out of space.

Was a nice friday to see that this affects every single of our servers, including database.

Problem also confirmed by a fellow sysadmin whose organization runs RHEL7

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Linux.com: Top 5 Linux Music Players

7 hours 13 min ago
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LinuxToday: 5 Kubernetes must-reads: Tips and trends

7 hours 14 min ago

EnterprisersProject: Practical tips on the popular Kubernetes container orchestration technology - and a peek at what's coming next

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