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18 Things to Do After Installing Linux Mint 19 Tara

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-07-20 16:00

FOSSmint: If you've installed the latest version of Linux Mint 19, it is time to familiarize yourself with Tara and follow us on our journey of the first 18 things to do after installing fresh Linux Mint 19.

An Introduction to Using Git

Linux.com - Fri, 2018-07-20 15:49
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Whats the most "budget" solution to a Protable full fledged Linux Setup?

Reddit - Fri, 2018-07-20 15:32

Ok, the title might not bring across 100% what i'm looking for. Let me clarify:

I basically want a phone/tablet/umpc that runs a "normal" Linux. I rarely need my phones for calls nowadays, so instead of spending money on a new android smartphone, i'm looking into going with a more "Laptop" like solution. It still should be somewhat pocketable though, so i say, 7" max.

The obvious things:

- GPD Win/Win2/Pocket: All fit my requirement, though i'm not 100% on the Linux Support and 3G. The Pocket looks best, but is rather expensive.

- Dragonbox/Open Pandora: the first is not out yet (i have no clue when it will. Have been following the project for what feels like decades without progress). The Pandora feels to expensive for the hardware compared to newer offerings

- Gemini PDA: Runs Android. No Clue if this can be changed, but many Android phones can run Linux to varying degrees, so might be doable. Price is prohibitively high though.

- Some of those cheapish Chinese Windows Tablets might work. Reports on varying chipsets, well, vary. No clue.

Finally i could go with a SBC like the RPi3 and DIY the whole thing. Touchscreens around 7" are available, i'm just not 100% on if there is a SBC with enough power to handle a recent Linux Distro with a DE on top. The RPi always felt sluggish...

Any other solution for a pocket linux Setup are highly appreciated! Also, since this is just for fun, budget isn't limited but a major deciding factor. Compatibility is second, performance third.

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Play Addictive Puzzle Game 2048 in Linux [GUI and Terminal]

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-07-20 15:12

Popular mobile puzzle game 2048 can also be played on Ubuntu and Linux distributions. Heck! You can even play 2048 in Linux terminal. Don’t blame me if your productivity goes down because of this addictive game.

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PowerShell launches as a snap

Reddit - Fri, 2018-07-20 15:07

Microsoft's PowerShell Now Available On Ubuntu In Snap Form

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-07-20 15:07
Canonical and Microsoft have just announced that PowerShell Core is now available for Ubuntu users in Snap format...

Get rich with Firefox or *(int *)NULL = 0 trying: Automated bug-bounty hunter build touted

LXer - Fri, 2018-07-20 15:04
Earn $$$s reporting flaws even if you're too busy or boredDo you love Firefox, Linux, and the internet? Are you interested in earning money from the comfort of your own home? Are you OK with a special flavor of Firefox quietly gobbling up memory in a hunt for exploitable security bugs?…

Using Linux Containers to Manage Embedded Build Environments

Linux.com - Fri, 2018-07-20 14:48
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Just found my definitive Solution to all Multi Display Wallpaper Problems

Reddit - Fri, 2018-07-20 14:32

For Months i've been having that "problem" with properly setting up multi Display wallpapers. I run a mixed Resolution, mixed DPI Setup. That makes any default spanning or such unusable. Luckily, on Linux, someone else faced this too:


You set up your JSON file for your Specific Resolutions and give it an image. Out come 3 (in my case) images that perfectly align, scale and fit together across 1 1080p 24", 1 1440p 27" and a 1440p 24" vertical monitor. It's simply amazing.

The only Problem i have now is finding Wallpapers with enough resolution to span all my screens without looking too grainy. Any sources for decent 5k + Wallpapers?

This is not done by me, i'm not related or anything. I just stumbled upon this yesterday night and thought it was so great at solving my problem i felt the need to share it.

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Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Is On The Way, Cinnamon 4.0 Working On Speed

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-07-20 14:19
The Linux Mint team has shared a routine status update about the work they have been engaged in over the past month, including dealing with some nasty package updates and readying the beta of Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 (LMDE 3)...

A 3.3x Performance Improvement For FLAC Audio Encoding On POWER 64-bit

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-07-20 14:01
In last month's round of IBM POWER9 benchmarking on the Talos II systems compared to various Intel/AMD x86_64 CPUs, one of the areas where POWER was struggling especially was with multimedia encoding performance. Fortunately, since those POWER9 Phoronix benchmarks this year, various developers have been working on optimizations...

How to Customize Firefox Quantum User Interface in Linux

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-07-20 14:00

Here are the ways to personalize Firefox to fit your style.

4 cool new projects to try in COPR for July 2018

LXer - Fri, 2018-07-20 13:50
COPR is a collection of personal repositories for software that isn’t carried in Fedora. Some software doesn’t conform to standards that allow easy packaging. Or it may not meet other Fedora standards, despite being free and open source. COPR can offer these projects outside the Fedora set of packages. Software in COPR isn’t supported by […]

Google/Microsoft/Twitter/Facebook Announce The Open-Source Data Transfer Project

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-07-20 13:35
Google in cooperation with Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook have announced the open-source Data Transfer Project to promote universal data portability...

Vivaldi Browser Adds Privacy-Focused Search Engine Qwant as New Search Option

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-07-20 13:00

Qwant achieves its privacy goal by not storing any cookies, nor your search history.

Qwant achieves its privacy goal by not storing any cookies, nor your search history.

Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-07-20 12:43

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How Linux Makes Your Life Easier

LXer - Fri, 2018-07-20 12:35
Linux is always perceived as complicated and hard to use. On the contrary, its philosophy and functionality can actually make your life easier.


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