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This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

Linux.com - 4 hours 13 min ago
Title: This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More17 NovLearn more

How To Use YUM History Command To Rollback An Updates In RHEL/CentOS Systems

LinuxToday - 4 hours 14 min ago

Yum history command allows administrator to rollback the system to a previous state on CentOS and RHEL Systems.

Linux File-System Benchmarks On The Intel Optane 900P SSD

Phoronix - 4 hours 40 min ago
Earlier this week I presented out initial Linux benchmarks of the Intel Optane 900P SSD with this 3D XPoint memory U.2 solid-state drive delivering incredible performance figures. Those tests were done with EXT4 while in this article are more tests with other mainline Linux file-systems and also testing some of the different mount options.

AMDGPU DC Pull Request Submitted For Linux 4.15 Kernel - 132,395 Lines Of Code - Phoronix • r/Amd

Reddit - 5 hours 1 min ago

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Bring your popcorn and wait for Linus response...

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How to use argparse to parse python scripts parameters

LXer - 5 hours 22 min ago
In a previous article we have seen how to parse command line arguments using getopts in the context of bash scripts (you can find the article here). Now we will see how to accomplish the same task, in a more powerful way, when writing a python script.

How to Install and Use Docker on Linux

Linux.com - 6 hours 13 min ago
Title: How to Install and Use Docker on Linux17 NovLearn more

How to Install Icinga 2 Monitoring Tool on Debian 9.2

LinuxToday - 6 hours 14 min ago

HowToForge: In this guide we will discuss how to install and configure the latest version Icinga 2 web monitoring tool

Pale Moon Project Rolls Out The Basilisk Browser Project

Phoronix - 6 hours 17 min ago
The developers behind the Pale Moon web-browser that's been a long standing fork of Firefox have rolled out their first public beta release of their new "Basilisk" browser technology...

XUL/XPCOM FANS: Basilisk browser is now available!

Reddit - 6 hours 28 min ago

This is just a quick notification targeted at all those who can't afford to lose a specific XUL/XPCOM Firefox add-on. As of today the Basilisk browser, developed by the Pale Moon team, is available.

Some notable features include:

  • support for XUL/XPCOM add-ons, also known as legacy add-ons
  • experimental WebExtensions support
  • ALSA support
  • support for NPAPI plug-ins, such as Flash and Java
  • support for unsigned extensions
  • features the Australis (FF29-56) interface
  • e10s is in there, but unsupported by the developer team

System requirements:

  • A modern Linux distribution. This browser may not work well on old or LTS releases of Linux.
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for heavy use).
  • Dedicated GPU and hardware accelerated video in X strongly recommended.
  • GTK+ 3.4 or higher
  • GLib 2.22 or higher
  • Pango 1.14 or higher
  • X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
  • libstdc++ 4.6.1 or higher

The browser seems to be roughly based on Firefox 52.

Basilisk website: http://www.basilisk-browser.org/

GitHub page: https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/moebius

Release announcement: https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&p=127347#p127347

Alternatives:

Waterfox: https://www.waterfoxproject.org/

Firefox 52 ESR: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/

SeaMonkey (somewhat): https://www.seamonkey-project.org/

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KDE Applications 17.12 Sees Some New KF5 Ports, Other Apps Dropped

Phoronix - 6 hours 37 min ago
The beta of KDE Applications 17.12 is now available ahead of next month's official debut for this quarterly update to the collection of official KDE programs...

The Pentagon is set to make a big push toward open source software next year

LXer - 6 hours 54 min ago
The Pentagon is a software-intensive workplace

Slax Linux Distro Gets New Release After Two Years, Drops Slackware for Debian

LinuxToday - 7 hours 14 min ago

Slax 9.2.1 is now available for download as the latest stable release of the Linux distro

Microsoft Is Trying To Make Windows Subsystem For Linux Faster (WSL)

Phoronix - 7 hours 47 min ago
In our benchmarks of Windows Subsystem for Linux that allows a Linux environment to run atop Windows 10 via this new WSL kernel subsystem, the performance overall has overall been very good and often performing better than virtualized options. But the main area of poor performance is I/O, except now it's being worked on by Microsoft for greater improvements...

Impostor syndrome and individual competence

LinuxToday - 8 hours 14 min ago

opensource.com: Learn how to deal with imposter syndrome in this video from All Things Open's Lightning Talks.

WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!

LXer - 8 hours 25 min ago
'New editing experience' called Gutenberg coming too, but it might hate your pluginsWordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like.…

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