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Web browser for an extreme minimalist?

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:09

I have a small computer in which I like to control everything I put into it. I use it mainly as a learning device. Its radical minimalism makes it really easy and funny to control and understand every part of its system.

I was thinking about putting a simple web browser into it. Nothing fancy, just something that can visit websites and display text using the lowest number of dependencies as possible. Maybe some genius hacker has made a web browser that consists in a single lightweight binary? I don't know.

Since this place is full of Linux wizards, I was wondering if you knew anything like this?


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Stay anonymous

Tue, 2018-04-17 03:06

Lets go full own with the Idea of Windows Linux now the news of Azure Sphere

Tue, 2018-04-17 01:48

With Microsoft getting the taste of Profits from reselling the public work... like Apple and Google. Lets go full tilt, where do you see things in 15 years, eventually Winux finding itself into whatever still exist as a desktop. The failures of Phone, Automotive OS and Industrial handheld devices, does just pin all future hopes on Software and services on top of a common OS, like Red Hat, Ubuntu , Suse etc.

Or is all this just another blip on Microsoft history of failed approaches to capture a market that has gone on without them.

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Any good resource to learn the basics of linux?

Mon, 2018-04-16 22:54

I am being interviewed for a position I would really like tomorrow.

The following was given as a note:

There will be a short 15 minute test before interviewing them individually. The test will simply be about basic knowledge about the linux operating system. Most of the students already indicated that they are familiar with the linux operating system.

I am familiar with the basics of Linux (command line, etc). However, I want to try and make sure I 'ace' this test. Is there online Linux course or resource I can use to make sure I know basics properly?

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Beyond Dying Skies - GPLv3 - Open Game WIP

Mon, 2018-04-16 21:13

I have been developing an open source PC game for Linux for the last year. I am currently seeking testers to help make the distribution less of a hassle for new Linux users. Here are the relevant urls.

The game engine is licensed under AL2, game code is licensed under GPLv3. I have compiled on GCC 5.4 C++14 compiler without any compiler warnings. I think clang++ needs a fix but can't confirm right now.

I have PKGBUILD scripts for Arch Linux here. Right now the project has a single makefile and I don't have any interest in using CMAKE. I have built the game on many Linux distributions but linker settings seem to be slightly different for each flavor. I can assist on building for other platforms, just PM me with issues. Please read the README for the needed dependencies... openal, freetype, libvorbis, X11 etc.

If you find a bug please file a bug report on Github. OpenGL 3.3 is needed to play the game. I have found that some OpenGL drivers claim 3.3 support but crash when running instancing code which can lead to a crash. If you find a fatal crash please post your distribution version so I can investigate it.

I am planning my next major sprint soon and I would like as much feedback as possible. Please let me know what you think of the work so far and I hope you enjoy the game.


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Question: Distro suggestions for Home Theater build?

Mon, 2018-04-16 21:11

I'm looking to build a PC for streaming general stuff like Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, and use a cable tuner.

I'm not very experienced with Linux, I know enough general stuff to get by, but I know there's going to be a lot more features designed for home theater on some distro out there than there will be for Windows. It will also be a fun project!

What are your suggestions?

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Linux Patch levels question.

Mon, 2018-04-16 18:43

I’m trying to ascertain the patch levels of Linux servers I have Kernel Version and Required Kernel Version, as well as Patch Status: Kernel Version: 147440-23 Required Kernel Version: 150400-57 Patch Status: Q-21 Is the patch level the difference between the 2 kernel versions and the Patch status is related to the current Kernel version at all?? Is there something else in the data we could use to get a meaningful patch level from?

I'm a Windows Admin, so any help from a Linux perspective would be appreciated.

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Linux Journal Interviews OSI's Simon Phipps on Open Source's Past and Future

Mon, 2018-04-16 17:02

Although OSI is one of the best known open-source organizations, its grassroots approach has helped keep it on the lean side, especially when compared to organizations like the behemoth Linux or Mozilla Foundations. Phipps, for example, collects no salary for performing his presidential duties. Compare that with the Linux Foundation's executive director, Jim Zemlin, whose salary in 2010 was reportedly north of $300,000.

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New stable release of PySolFC — an open-source collection of over 1,000 card Solitaire/Mahjong games

Mon, 2018-04-16 16:39

PySolFC is a free and open-source collection of over 1,000 card Solitaire and Mahjong games with many features and solver/analysis tools. It is almost 20 years old, and the current development efforts are concentrated on the GitHub repository.

The PySolFC developers are happy to announce a new stable release, 2.2.0, of PySolFC (the last one was in distant 2009!). Among the new features are:

  • Compatibility with both Python 3.x and Python 2.7.
  • Support for the Kivy user-interface toolkit, for Android devices and other systems.
  • A Microsoft Windows binary installer.
  • Support for dealing all Freecell Pro deals by specifying "ms100000", or similar, as the seed.
  • Support for the Black Hole and All in a Row solver was added.
  • Test suite and CI have been added to the repository.
  • The code now passes flake8 validation.

You can find download links for current Windows, source code, and Android versions. Packages for Linux/BSD/etc. distributions and operating systems should be made available soon from the downstream packagers.

Future plans:

  • Vector-based fully scalable cards and graphics
  • Large-scale cardsets for HD displays
  • An online, WWW-based version

If you want to help, we need:

  • Programmers
  • Graphic designers who would help with improving the app’s look
  • People to help with documentation and translations
  • People who would spread the word
  • Testers / QA people
  • Monetary donations - see this page

We will gladly answer any questions!

Remember that apart from this thread you can also contact us using the FOSS Card Games group, and using the ##pysol chat room on Freenode (note the double octothorpe/hash-sign/pound-sign).

A final note is that while we are using GitHub for version control, and accept pull requests and issue reports, we are still hosting the main site and the downloads on See the explanation for details.

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