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Four Things a New Linux User Should Know

14 hours 43 min ago

If you’re making the move from Windows or Mac (or even from Android or iOS), welcome to our world.

These days, using Linux for doing everyday computer tasks isn’t that much different than using other operating systems — meaning the learning curve is only slight. In fact, my colleague Phil Shapiro works at a library that uses Linux on the computers its patrons use and says that hardly anyone even notices they’re not using Windows. It’s that easy.

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Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Has Linux Kernel 4.10.5, Yaourt, and Calamares Installer

14 hours 47 min ago

Arne Exton announced today the release of a new build of his Arch Linux-based ArchEX GNU/Linux distribution built around the lightweight LXQt desktop environment.

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DragonFly BSD 4.8 Released with EFI & eMMC Support, Improved Kernel Performance

14 hours 49 min ago

The developers of the DragonFly BSD operating system were proud to announce today, March 27, 2017, the release and immediate availability for download of DragonFly BSD 4.8.

Also: DragonFlyBSD 4.8 Released With Performance Improvements, EFI Support & More

DragonFly BSD 4.8

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Lesser known but still handy Linux commands

Mon, 2017-03-27 21:13

Some Linux commands that might not be sitting in your top favorites list can still come in very handy in a number of ways. In today's post, we're going to examine some interesting though somewhat unusual command options.

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FreeRTOS-based remote I/O module links to IBM Bluemix and Watson IoT

Mon, 2017-03-27 21:11

Artila’s “RIO-2010BM” remote digital I/O device runs FreeRTOS on a Cortex-M3, offers isolated inputs, and supports IBM’s Bluemix and Watson IoT platforms.

Like Artila Electronics’ RIO-2015PG, the RIO-2010BM is a remote I/O module that runs FreeRTOS on an MCU, and offers isolated digital I/O. The device is designed specifically for transmitting Modbus/TCP remote data to the IBM Bluemix service and IBM’s Watson IoT cloud-based analytics platform.

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Linux Devices

Mon, 2017-03-27 18:23

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GNOME News

Mon, 2017-03-27 18:19
  • Hurrah! Dash to Dock Now Supports GNOME 3.24

    The Dash to Dock GNOME Shell Extension has been updated to support GNOME 3.24, and improves its app launch keyboard shortcut feature.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed Is the First to Offer the GNOME 3.24 Desktop Environment

    openSUSE Project's Dominique Leuenberger was proud to announce the availability of the recently released GNOME 3.24 desktop environment into the software repositories of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling release.

    According to the developer, and to our knowledge, openSUSE Tumbleweed is now the first GNU/Linux distributions to offer the GNOME 3.24 packages to their users. We know that openSUSE is a distro mostly oriented towards the KDE Plasma desktop, but support for GNOME is provided at the same level of quality.

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Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:56

This past Sunday, Jupiter Broadcasting announced the Linux Action Show—one of the longest-running podcasts in the Linux world, which has aired almost continuously since June 10, 2006—is coming to an end and closing down production.

Over a decade. That is a seriously good run for any show—podcast, TV, radio or otherwise. When I and my co-host created the Linux Action Show (typically abbreviated as LAS) nearly 11 years ago, we had no idea it would last this long. Nor did we have any idea of how far it would grow.

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Red Hat News

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:53

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Samsung Z4 gets WiFi Certified with Tizen 3.0 onboard, Launching soon

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:40

Today, the next Tizen smartphone, which should be the named the Samsung Z4, has received its WiFi certification (certification ID: WFA70348) – Model number SM-Z400F/DS with firmware Z400F.001 on the 2.4Ghz band.

WiFi certification is usually one of the last steps before a mobile device gets released and means a launch is coming real soon as we have already seen the Z4 make its debut appearance at the FCC. For the previous model, the Samsung Z2, we saw it get WIFi certified on 7 July and then launched on 23 August, a mere 6 weeks.

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Linux 4.10.6

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:34

I'm announcing the release of the 4.10.6 kernel.

All users of the 4.10 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.10.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.10.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

Also: Linux 4.9.18

Linux 4.4.57

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Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:28
  • Mux Controller Subsystem Proposed For Linux 4.12

    A new subsystem has been proposed for staging in the Linux 4.12 kernel.

    Peter Rosin has requested Greg KH pull in the mux controller subsystem for the Linux 4.12 kernel. He explained of this new subsystem, "This adds a new mux controller subsystem with an interface for accessing mux controllers, along with two drivers providing the interface (gpio and adg792) and two consumers (iio and i2c). This is done in such a way that several consumers can independently access the same mux controller if one controller controls several multiplexers, thus allowing sharing."

  • Marek Looking To Tackle Large RadeonSI Performance Bottleneck

    Prolific Mesa developer Marek Olšák is looking to tackle what he thinks is the "biggest performance bottleneck at the moment" for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.

  • Shader Variants Support For Etnaviv Gallium3D

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Leftovers: BSD

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:27

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Dortmund’s use of Linux servers increasing

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:24

The city of Dortmund, Germany’s 8th largest city, is rapidly increasing its use of Linux. From 2015 to 2016, the number of Linux servers rose by 21%, from 200 to 242.

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Leftovers: Gaming

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:23

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Basic Image Editing With GIMP In Linux

Mon, 2017-03-27 12:12

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a raster image editing program for Linux, OSX, Windows and other OS/es. This is not a free photoshop program as many say so. Graphics enthusiasts and professionals rely on GIMP for image retouching or complete creation of images for artwork (which is a daunting task for novice). And yes GIMP is open source that means you get to keep it on your PC or laptop for free without legal hiatus.

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Debian Packages and Derivative

Mon, 2017-03-27 10:55
  • Debian package dependency browser

    The Debian package browser is great but it is somewhat limited. As an example even though you can get dependencies and build dependencies for any package but not reverse dependencies (i.e. list all packages that depend or build-depend on this package).

  • Proxmox VE 5.0 to Be Based on the Great Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch," Linux 4.10

    Martin Maurer, the Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) project leader, announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first Beta of the upcoming Proxmox VE 5.0 series of the Debian-based operating system.

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Linux/FOSS Events

Mon, 2017-03-27 10:44
  • Ten years of Codethink

    Spring is here and it is the 10th anniversary celebration of Codethink. Nobody could have orchestrated it this way but we also have GUADEC happening here in Manchester in a few months and it’s the 20th anniversary of GNOME. All roads lead to Manchester in 2017!

    The company is celebrating its anniversary in various ways: cool new green-on-black T-shirts, a 10 years mug for everyone, and perhaps more significantly a big sophisticated party with a complicated cake.

  • Arranging Install Fest 2017

    Next Thursday at the auditorium of the School of Computer Science, we are going to install in more than 200 new students of the university FEDORA + GNOME, since during the first year they study algorithms, C programming and GNU/Linux in general.

  • Moving OpenStack beyond borders (and possibly to Mars)

    The inaugural OpenStack Days Poland event drew more than 300 users, upstream developers, operators and vendors to the Copernicus Science Center in the heart of Warsaw, Poland on March 22.

    Although Warsaw is Poland’s capital city—and according to “Forbes,” a hotbed of startups and multinational tech companies’ European branches—this meetup traces its roots west to Wroclaw, the Silicon Valley of Poland, according to some event speakers.

  • Pay it forward: Sign up for Speed Mentoring at the OpenStack Summit Boston

    After a successful launch at the Austin Summit, Speed Mentoring is back in action in Boston.

    Organized by the Women of OpenStack, it’s designed to be a lightweight mentoring initiative to provide technical or career guidance to beginners in the community. Mentees should already be part of the community; they should have gone through, or be familiar with Upstream Training.

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today's howtos

Mon, 2017-03-27 10:43

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