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|Story||SuperX OS Greases the Classic Linux Wheel||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 4:24pm|
|Story||Linux Kernel 4.0 Codenamed ‘Hurr Durr I’m A Sheep’ Released, Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint||Mohd Sohail||15/04/2015 - 2:20pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 9:25am|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 9:25am|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 9:24am|
|Story||Docker and Containers||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 9:20am|
|Story||The Linux Setup - Kevin Fenzi, Fedora Infrastructure Leader||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 8:48am|
|Story||Semplice 7.0.1 bugfix release||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 8:39am|
|Story||Hanthana Linux 21 (Sinharaja) released||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 8:20am|
|Story||Open-Source Darling Docker Cracks The Billion-Dollar Club With $95 Million Raise||Roy Schestowitz||15/04/2015 - 8:13am|
Setting aside the head-scratching title, Linux 4.0 isn’t a massive change from Linux 3.19. It would have been named Linux 3.20, but lots of people wanted to see Linux 4.0. As Linus Torvalds himself said, “the strongest argument for some people advocating 4.0 seems to have been a wish to see 4.1.15 - because ‘that was the version of Linux Skynet used for the T-800 Terminator.’”
LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.
LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.
Simply put, there is no actual official NVIDIA support for Optimus technology for Linux. Or at least, not completely. Until recently, there was none at all. As of 2013, NVIDIA did start to provide initial support for Optimus, but it is extremely barebones and arguably doesn't actually properly implement the Optimus features as it's meant to be.
But let's look at the current options for running an NVIDIA Optimus-enabled computer with Linux...
One may notice that the points listed above loosely match the main points usually mentioned when discussing the benefits of ODF in the more standard settings of the desktop. This is not surprising, but it was not necessarily intended; if anything this is a testimony to the value of a standard like ODF and its importance. The key point here is that when it comes to the cloud and big data, ODF is both a factor of transparency and innovation. This is something worth promoting and is a potential path to renewed success of ODF in the future.
Good news, everyone. New version of DNF and DNF-PLUGINS-CORE was built for F22 and F23. The documentation of yum and DNF differences was extended by yum plugin alternatives part and erase command was deprecated in favor of remove command name. DNF is getting more and more stable with 20 bug fixes while DNF-PLUGINS-CORE 0.1.6 newly adds Config manager.
With regard to packaging changes, DNF is running on Python 3 from F23 and dnf-yum compatible subpackage does not conflict with yum anymore. Read more on release notes of DNF and plugins.
Puppet's dozens of Git repositories see new code commits every day from more than 200 people, says Michael Stahnke, director of engineering services at Puppet Labs. And he personally uses the open source revision control system several times a day.
“I can’t think of another tool that changed the way I work, in a positive way, more than git,” Stahnke said.
In this Q&A celebrating Git's 10-year anniversary this week, Stahnke shared why Puppet Labs uses Git, their Git success stories, and his top pro tip for using the tool. For more in our “Git Week” series, see our interviews, below, with Git creator Linus Torvalds, and project maintainers from KVM, Qt, Drupal, and Tor.
In this interview with Red Hat's Alvaro Lopez Ortega, we learn a little bit about RDO, a community distribution of OpenStack which is designed to make it easy to install on operating systems like Fedora and CentOS. Alvaro is presenting at OpenStack Live next week, where he'll share both some technical details on RDO as well as a little bit about the community that makes it happen.
If we ignore the touchpad fiasco, Linux Mint 17.1 KDE is a very robust, very elegant release. It comes with all the necessities for a happy, carefree desktop usage. Everything works out of the box, the system is fast and stable, and apart from some small niggles, hardware detection and compatibility is quite good.
Perhaps this isn't the most exciting KDE around, but most of them come with a fairly reserved and somewhat bland default presentation, and it takes time digging under the hood to bring all the excitement to the surface. Overall, if you like the Mint family, then this is a very decent offering, and it also works well on modern laptops plagued with evil concepts. So that's an added bonus, for sure. All in all, 8.81/10. Definitely worth a try.
Last week the former Evolve OS project announced they needed a new name. Suggestions came in and a decision was made. Now under a new name, the project tries to carry on with its original mission. In other news, Fedora 22 Beta was delayed causing a ripple effect throughout the remaining cycle and Red Hat announced their partners of the year.
Tarballs are due on 2015-04-13 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.16.1
newstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.16.1. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!
Tor, the free and open source software for anonymous web communications, has been using the Git revision control system for more than six years. The tool is so ingrained in the project's development that Director and Chief Architect Nick Mathewson's daily work flow is built around Git, he says.
“Git's the eighth version control system I've had to use, and the first one I've seriously trusted,” Mathewson said. “Many thanks to the Git developers for all their hard work.”
Plasma 5 is about to become part of the mainstream Linux distributions, and we are getting more and more feedback about this new platform. This blog post is a reaction to this increasing feedback from our users.
Plasma5 introduces the KDE Frameworks 5 platform (or KF5) which uses Qt5 as it’s foundation. This new platform aims to replace the legacy KDE4 platform, which was mainly the old monolithic kdelibs. More and more applications got ported to this new platform. Just stay tuned with the next release announcement, which is imminent. However, some applications, and among them some important ones, are not yet ported to the KF5 platform. And this brings on, or more appropriately reminds, the coinstalability matter.
Andrea Scarpino announced today, April 8, that the Choqok instant messenger application used by default in the KDE desktop environment is about to be ported to the KDE Frameworks 5 infrastructures.
Of course, for popular bugzilla fields we should make sure the command line tool has an explicit and document option, but this takes the pressure off of us to add an option for every custom Red Hat extension.
The Linux Learner Bundle is a crash course in Linux for beginners and you can learn Linux in just 5 days and we have the Linux Learner Bundle for just $49 a saving of 91% off the normal retail price of $601 in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store.
Aside from demonstrating that Linux CAN be used for gaming, SteamOS will have another great advantage for the Linux gaming community: it will bring a lot of casual gamers that will be looking for a different experience into the world of Linux. This move should increase the percentage of Linux gamers enough to make PC gamers curious, and game developers willing to take a leap of faith and create games for Linux as well.
OpenTTD, an open source simulation game based on the popular Microprose title Transport Tycoon written by Chris Sawyer, has been upgraded once more and the developers have added a number of features and important.
I have been waiting rather impatiently for this, as the initial Linux release of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare contained many crash to desktop bugs.