Feed aggregator

Nantes: Open source cuts off recurring charges

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-10-25 17:45

Switching to open source means the end of the periodic recurring charges from proprietary software vendors, says Eric Ficheux, change management specialist at Nantes Métropole, France’s 6th largest city. “The total cost of ownership of LibreOffice is far lower than of its proprietary predecessor”, he says.

read more

Is anyone using Qubes?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-10-25 17:44

Just curious, how's the experience? Is it your main OS? Pros and cons?

submitted by /u/Pisodeuorrior
[link] [comments]

Upgrading OpenSUSE Leap to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

LXer - Tue, 2016-10-25 17:31
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a tutorial about how to convert OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 to the rolling release OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. I decided to try it, and recorded this video while doing so. Enjoy!

Benefits Of Using Lightweight Linux Distributions

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-10-25 17:00

There are quite a few lightweight linux distributions around

New to Linix, which to use?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-10-25 16:52

Which distro of Linux should I be using if I'm more into R and data analytics? Feel like switching from windows and Linux is the number one choice

submitted by /u/GronkyRagnar
[link] [comments]

Configuring WINE with Winecfg

LXer - Tue, 2016-10-25 16:33
Many programs work under WINE with absolutely no configuration. The second WINE is installed, it can flawlessly run them. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case, and applications are constantly being updated, so the list of flawless applications is always changing. It's a good thing that WINE can be configured to accommodate potentially troublesome programs.

Flatpak 0.6.13 Released With Many Changes

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-10-25 16:32
Flatpak 0.6.13 is now available as the latest big release of this app sandboxing tech for the Linux desktop previously known as XDG-App...

5 More Reasons to Love Kubernetes

Linux.com - Tue, 2016-10-25 16:00
Title: 5 More Reasons to Love Kubernetes25 OctLearn more

An introduction to Mozilla's Secure Open Source Fund

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-10-25 16:00

The SOS Fund is a new effort at Mozilla to support security audits and remediation for open source software projects.

This Mini $109 GTX 1050 Might Be Great For A HTPC / Living Room Steam Linux PC

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-10-25 15:51
The GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards are beginning to ship today. As mentioned in yesterday's NVIDIA 375.10 vs. Linux 4.8 + Mesa 13.1-dev AMD GPU Benchmarks, I unfortunately don't have any Linux reviews to publish today due to waiting on the hardware but will have GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti reviews in the days ahead. The first GTX 1050 card to be tested is a Zotac GTX 1050 Mini, which might be great for a living room HTPC or 1080p "Steam Machine" on a budget...

Benefits Of Using Lightweight Linux Distributions

LXer - Tue, 2016-10-25 15:36
There are quite a few lightweight linux distributions around but why should you care especially when most of our PCs that are on the market boast some very fast multi-core processors, large volumes of RAM and very fast Solid State Drives. Sure they can bring new life to old machines but there are many other reasons why they could be awesome for you.

LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Gentoo Linux - A Linux Distro For Advanced Users

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-10-25 15:04

Many people think that Gentoo is just another Linux distro, but it is wrong. Gentoo Linux is a special, different and powerful Linux distribution, because it isn’t like other systems that have pre-compiled software and tools for easy management, in Gentoo the user must configure everything.

more" title="Read the rest of this article" />

read more

3 Ways to Delete All Files in a Directory Except One or Few Files with Extensions

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-10-25 15:00

 tecmint: Sometimes you get into a situation where you need to delete all files in a directory or simply cleanup a directory by removing all files except files of a given type (ending with a particular extension).

Linux 3.9 To Linux 4.9 Kernel Benchmarks: Testing The 21 Last Kernels

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-10-25 15:00
With the in-development Linux 4.9 kernel showing signs of some performance improvements, I've gone ahead and tested the last 21 major kernel releases on the same system. From Linux 3.9 to Linux 4.9, each of the major kernel releases was tested from the same Intel Core i7 desktop with a variety of benchmarks.

Installing and Running a Headless Virtualization Server

LXer - Tue, 2016-10-25 14:39
In recent years, hardware virtualization has become commonplace in thecomputing industry and more available to end users. Theidea behind it is a noble one. Why invest in allocating more serverhardware and not utilize it to its full potential, when instead you canconsolidate it all onto one or a few servers and share their resources?

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-10-25 14:34
  • Windows Btrfs Driver Updated With New Capabilities (WinBtrfs)
  • Install Laravel on Ubuntu 16.04
  • 'Tether' a very promising UE4 first-person adventure game will be coming to Linux

    It's not often a trailer leaves me begging for more, but 'Tether' [Steam Greenlight, Official Site] ticked all my boxes. The developer is using UE4 and claims the Linux builds are working as expected.

  • If you're in the mood for a decent Zombie survival game, don't pass up on Project Zomboid

    Project Zomboid [Steam, GOG, Official Site] is the rather good sandbox Zombie survival game from The Indie Stone, and it has come a long way!

    It doesn't have a SteamOS icon on Steam, as Valve removed it a long time ago as it (and a bunch of other games) wouldn't launch correctly on SteamOS. It works perfectly fine on a normal Linux distribution and I assure you the Linux version is still on Steam and perfectly up to date.

  • GTK+ 3.22.2 Deprecates APIs That Will Be Removed in GTK+ 4, Improves Win32 Theme

    Today, October 24, 2016, the GTK+ development team released the second stable maintenance update to the GTK+ 3.22 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit for GNOME-based desktop environments.

    GTK+ 3.22.2 comes just two weeks after the release of GNOME 3.22.1 and in time for the upcoming GNOME 3.22.2 milestone, which will also be the last one pushed for the GNOME 3.22 series. GTK+ 3.22.2 is mostly a bugfix release, but also adds various improvements to the win32 theme and deprecates APIs (Application Programming Interface) that'll be removed in the next major branch, GTK+ 4.

  • No One Is Buying Smartwatches Anymore

    Remember how smartwatches were supposed to be the next big thing? About that...

    The market intelligence firm IDC reported on Monday that smartwatch shipments are down 51.6 percent year-over-year for the third quarter of 2016. This is bad news for all smartwatch vendors (except maybe Garmin), but it’s especially bad for Apple, which saw shipments drop 71.6 percent, according to the IDC report

    Apple is still the overall smartwatch market leader, with an estimated 41.3-percent of the market, but IDC estimates it shipped only 1.1 million Apple Watches in Q3 2016, compared with 3.9 million in 2015. To a degree, that’s to be expected, since the new Apple Watch Series 2 came out at the tail-end of the quarter. But the news is still a blow, when you consider how huge the Apple Watch hype was just 18 months ago.

  • 10 must-have Android apps for Halloween
  • What’s wrong with Git? A conceptual design analysis

    We finished up last week talking about the how to find good concepts / abstractions in a software design and what good modularization looks like. Today’s paper jumps 40+ years to look at some of those issues in a modern context and a tool that many readers of this blog will be very familiar with: Git. With many thanks to Glyn Normington for the recommendation.


    The results of the reworking are made available in a tool called gitless, which I’ve installed on my system to try out for a few days. (Note: if you use oh-my-zsh with the git plugin then this defines an alias for gl which you’ll need to unalias). As of this paper (2013), Gitless was only just beginning as a project, but it continues to this day and tomorrow we’ll look at the 2016 paper that brings the story up to date.

    The kinds of concepts the authors are interested in are those which are essential to the design, to an understanding of the workings of the system, and hence will be apparent in the external interface of the system, as well as in the implementation.

read more

Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-10-25 14:32
  • Krita 3.1 Digital Painting App Now in Development, Promises Cool New Features

    The Krita development team announced this past weekend that a second Beta pre-release version of the upcoming Krita 3.1 point release is now available for public testing.

    The current stable release of the Krita 3.x branch is version 3.0.1, and the Krita 3.0.2 maintenance update was planned for this fall, but it looks like it gained so many cool new features and improvements that the development team decided to bump the version number to 3.1.

  • Using Twitter From the Command Line Is Actually Really Fun

    The command line remains so incredibly popular because it’s so incredibly versatile. You can do a lot in a terminal.

  • FFmpeg 3.1.5 "Laplace" Multimedia Framework Released for GNU/Linux Distributions

    The fifth maintenance update to the latest stable FFmpeg 3.1 "Laplace" open-source multimedia framework was announced the other day for GNU/Linux systems, bringing more bug fixes and improvements.

    FFmpeg 3.1.5 was released on October 22, and it's now considered the latest stable and most FFmpeg release from the 3.1 release branch, dubbed "Laplace," which was officially released at the end of June 2016 and currently used in almost all GNU/Linux distributions.

read more


Subscribe to LinuxInsight aggregator