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TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 22:48

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i3 and arch are just the best setup for laptops

Reddit - Fri, 2018-09-21 22:41

Bit of a cjerk but damn it feels comfy. Recently got the i7 x1 carbon, too lazy to setup arch so just use win10 for like a month. Fan literally always on, cpu load 30% plus even at idle. Absolute garbage, felt like my machine sucked, even undervolting the cpu did little to reduce the heat.

Finally set up new computer, get it really fucking comfy, and its 250MB used memory at startup <1% CPU load. Haven't heard my fan sound in dayyysss.

<3 Linux

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Linux Foundation for Sale

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 22:36
  • Open Source Summit EU Registration Deadline, Sept. 22, Register Now to Save $150 [Ed: Microsoft is the "DIAMOND" sponsor of this event, the highest sponsorship level! Linux Foundation, or the Zemlin PAC, seems to be more about Microsoft than about Linux.]
  • Building a Secure Ecosystem for Node.js [Ed: Earlier today the Zemlin PAC did this puff piece for Microsoft (a sponsor)]
  • The Human Side of Digital Transformation: 7 Recommendations and 3 Pitfalls [Ed: New Zemlin PAC-sponsored and self-serving puff piece]

    Not so long ago, business leaders repeatedly asked: “What exactly is digital transformation and what will it do for my business?” Today we’re more likely to hear, “How do we chart a course?”

    Our answer: the path to digital involves more than selecting a cloud application platform. Instead, digital, at its heart, is a human journey. It’s about cultivating a mindset, processes, organization and culture that encourages constant innovation to meet ever-changing customer expectations and business goals.

    In this two-part blog series we’ll share seven guidelines for getting digital right. Read on for the first three.

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Fedora: Fedora 29 Beta Soon, Fedora Is Looking For Help Testing Their New Silverblue, Fedora at Software Freedom Day

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 22:09
  • Fedora 29 Beta Will Be Released Next Week

    After slipping last week, the highly anticipated Fedora 29 beta release will set sail next week.

    At Thursday's meeting on the state of the Fedora 29 beta bugs, it was decided that the beta is ready to ship. After five release candidates of the beta, the blocker bugs around installation problems, some GNOME bugs, and other blockers have been resolved.

  • Fedora Is Looking For Help Testing Their New Silverblue

    Fedora is hosting a test day today for testing their new Silverblue spin, formerly known as Fedora Atomic Workstation.

    With the Fedora 29 release due out in about one month it will be their first under the new Silverblue branding. Fedora Silverblue should be pretty much usable today, but by Fedora 30 next spring they are aiming for it to be in great shape.

    Silverblue sets up Fedora to excel at container-based computing, rely upon Flatpaks for desktop applications, support a variety of technologies and workflows via GNOME Software, and other modern approaches to OS development and software deployment.

  • Software Freedom Day – SFD

    Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a Technology Event held annually worldwide to promote and disseminate the benefits of Free Software, its Philosophy and related Technologies.

    On September 15th, I was invited to give a talk about Fedora, this event that took place at the National University of San Luis Gonzaga, Ica.

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Alternative Linux-centric App Stores to Google Play for Chrome OS

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-09-21 22:00

The native Linux experience on Chrome OS is relatively new in the form of debian Linux

Q4OS 3.4 Centaurus, testing

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 21:53

A significant update to the Q4OS Centaurus testing version is available for download, you can find 64bit iso image at the dedicated Testing releases site. Anybody is invited to try it out and report bugs and glitches.

This release brings quite significant changes and improvements, the most important one is that Q4OS switched to the Calamares installer. That offers nice new installation features, for example fully encrypt target system, easy disk drive partitioning and many others. Another important change is move to the new Trinity 14.0.6 development version. All dependencies from the current stable Q4OS Scorpion has been removed, so the Centaurus now becomes fully independent getting its own repositories and dependencies. Secure boot support has been improved too. The Calamares installer detects, if secure boot is active and adjusts the target system accordingly. If secure boot is switched off in the firmware, no Secure boot stuff is installed.

Q4OS Centaurus 3.4 is based on the current Debian 'Buster' and Trinity desktop 14.0.6 development branches. Q4OS Centaurus will be in development until Debian Buster becomes stable, and will be supported at least five years from the official release date.

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More curl Bug Bounty

Reddit - Fri, 2018-09-21 21:50

Ubuntu: PlayOnLinux, Foundations Team, Ubuntu Podcast, Kubernetes, Graphics

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 21:31
  • How to install PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu Desktop 18.04

    If you need to install a Windows desktop app on Linux, your best bet is PlayOnLinux.

  • Help needed to improve proposed migration

    Every once in a while, in the Foundations team, we do a coding day. A year ago, Lukasz and I wrote a script, following an idea from Steve Langasek, to provide "hints" and help for the next steps necessary for a package to migrate from -proposed to -release.

    "ubuntu-archive-assistant" was born. I just pushed this to lp:ubuntu-dev-tools, after it being on its own in a separate git tree for a long while. I'd love to get help for feedback, as well as more people contributing fixes, etc. ubuntu-archive-assistant is designed to let you look at a specific package in -proposed and try to tell you what to do next to ensure it migrates from -proposed.

  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E28 – Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes - Ubuntu Podcast

    This week we’ve been playing Two Point Hospital and experimenting with ChromiumOS. We bring you some command line love and go over all your feedback.

  • Ubuntu does Kubernetes

    Canonical also does Kubernetes, but not in a ‘me too!’ kind of way. The Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK) is pure upstream Kubernetes tested across the widest range of clouds — from public clouds to private data centres, from bare metal to virtualised infrastructure.

  • Ubuntu 18.10's SDL2 Build Will Ship With Vulkan Support Enabled

    Released almost exactly one year ago to the day was SDL 2.0.6 that brought with it some Vulkan helpers. Finally with the upcoming Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" release, those Vulkan bits will be enabled.

  • NVIDIA PRIME in Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10, and a call for testing

    Ubuntu 18.04 marked the transition to a new, more granular, packaging of the NVIDIA drivers, which, unfortunately, combined with a change in logind, and with the previous migration from Lightdm to Gdm3, caused (Intel+NVIDIA) hybrid laptops to stop working the way they used to in Ubuntu 16.xx and older.

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More curl bug bounty

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 21:21

The idea is that sponsors donate money to the bounty fund, and we will use that fund to hand out rewards for reported issues. It is a way for the curl project to help compensate researchers for the time and effort they spend helping us improving our security.

Right now the bounty fund is very small as we just started this project, but hopefully we can get a few sponsors interested and soon offer "proper" rewards at decent levels in case serious flaws are detected and reported here.

If you're a company using curl or libcurl and value security, you know what you can do...

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Linux pkill Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 Examples)

LXer - Fri, 2018-09-21 21:10
In Linux, if you need to kill a process (for whatever reason) through the command line, you can you use the kill command, which requires you to pass as input the ID of the process you're trying to terminate. But did you know there also exists a way to kill processes without specifying their PIDs?

16 Useful Bandwidth Monitoring Tools to Analyze Network Usage in Linux

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-09-21 21:00

Are you having problems monitoring your Linux network bandwidth usage?

A Time Namespace Has Been Proposed For The Linux Kernel

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 20:59

A set of experimental patches were sent out on Wednesday for implementing a time namespace within the kernel, part of an effort that's been going on for more than a decade around time virtualization.

These 20 patches under a "request for comments" flag allow for per-namespace offsets to the system clocks, including for monotonic and boot-time clocks.

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PostgreSQL 11 Beta 4 Released With JIT Compilation Disabled By Default

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 20:54

The fourth and likely last beta release of PostgreSQL 11 is now available.

One of the headlining features of PostgreSQL 11 was the new LLVM JIT compiler option but as of a few days ago it's been disabled by default due to some performance problems and at this stage seeming to really only help long and complex queries. But for those wanting to try out this just-in-time support can easily enable it with a configuration option in this beta as well as for the final release.

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Is ethic related to code of conduct knowledge?

Reddit - Fri, 2018-09-21 20:45

Is ethic something you read for? Or it can be achieved just with common sense?

I mean, is it really necessary CoCknowledge or can you just be mature enough to respect other people and crave the final objective?

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Linux Graphics: Intel, NVIDIA, Mesa, and AMD

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 20:40
  • Intel Preparing A Final Batch Of Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 4.20~5.0

    Intel open-source developers have already sent in multiple pull requests of feature work to DRM-Next that in turn will be pulled into the Linux 4.20~5.0 kernel merge window and they have one final batch of feature changes on the way.

    The cut-off is quickly approaching for new feature work slated for this next kernel cycle (Linux 4.20, or renamed to Linux 5.0 if Linus Torvalds sticks to his usual versioning preference) and Intel has announced a batch of changes ready for testing ahead of issuing it as a pull request to DRM-Next.

  • NVIDIA Sends Out DRM Display Patches For Tegra's Xavier SoC

    Going back to the beginning of the year NVIDIA developers have been contributing "Tegra194" enablement to the upstream Linux kernel. They've now moved on to contributing T194 support to the Tegra Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for display support on this SoC that's better known as Xavier.

    The Tegra194 / Xavier is NVIDIA's latest SoC with the eight Carmel ARMv8 cores and Volta-based GPU. The NVIDIA Xavier Developer Kits have begun shipping and now with all of the other necessary hardware enablement bits upstream or on their way to mainline, the latest patches being published are for the display support with the Tegra DRM driver.

  • More Linux Tests & Driver Observations With The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

    Here are some additional notes to complement my GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Linux review from yesterday now that I've had more time with this card and a working Linux driver.

  • Mesa 18.2.1 Is Coming This Week With Dozens Of Fixes

    As the first stable point release to the newly-christened Mesa 18.2, the Mesa 18.2.1 release is going to be a big one.

    The release candidate to Mesa 18.2.1 was issued on Wednesday and has nearly 60 patches over the recent 18.2.0 stable release. This includes Vulkan header updates for v1.1.84 and many RADV / ANV Vulkan driver fixes ranging from CTS issues to hangs to other fixes.

  • Mesa 18.2.1 Released With A Number Of Fixes For The Vulkan Drivers

    Mesa 18.2.1 is out this morning as the first stable point release to the recently introduced Mesa 18.2 series. Mesa 18.2.1 marks the point at which it should be relatively safe for stable-minded users to switch over to this quarterly release stream.

    Given it's the first point release after a very active development cycle, there are a lot of fixes: around five dozen changes are making up today's release coming two weeks after v18.2.0.

  • AMD Adds A Seemingly New Polaris ID To Their Linux Driver

    It looks like another re-branded AMD Polaris graphics card might be on the way given the latest AMDGPU Linux kernel patch.

    Either there's a new AMD Radeon "Polaris" graphics card coming, some new modem for OEMs, or just very tardy maintenance in adding the necessary PCI ID for an existing Polaris graphics card revision... But two years after Polaris RX 400 cards first debuted (and a year and a half since the RX 500 series), there is now a new Polaris PCI ID being added to the AMD Linux graphics driver.

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Mir Release 1.0

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 20:37
  • IoT Graphics: Mir Release 1.0

    The Mir team is pleased to announce the milestone release of Mir 1.0.0. This is the first major release targeted at IoT device makers and enthusiasts looking to build the next-generation of graphical solutions.

  • Mir 1.0 Released For "Next-Generation of Graphical Solutions"

    As we were expecting over the last few days, the long-awaited release of Mir 1.0 is now available. It's certainly a different beast now than when "Mir 1.0" was talked about in the past now that it's focused on providing Wayland support.

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Games: Trash Squad, Steam Censorship, Streets of Rogue, Conarium, Citra, RPCS3, Feudal Alloy

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-21 20:31
  • 2D shooter with a few RPG elements 'Trash Squad' has been released for Linux

    Time to take out the trash as the 2D shooter with RPG elements Trash Squad [Steam] is now available on Linux. The idea of it actually sounds quite amusing and it looks like it could be reasonably good.

    While it released for Windows back in January this year, only yesterday was Linux support made available. There's no official announcement just yet, but everything seems in place.

  • Valve to begin moderating game forums on Steam next week

    Starting on Tuesday, September 25th Valve will be actively moderating all game forums on Steam unless a developer opts to not have Valve do so.

    So from then onwards if someone reports a post on a Steam forum, let's say for Streets of Rogue, it will then go into a queue for Valve's own moderation team to look over. They will then remove it if it violates their community guidelines.

  • The excellent rogue-lite 'Streets of Rogue' now actually has an ending

    Streets of Rogue, easily one of the top Early Access games going right now actually has an ending and it sounds quite amusing.

  • Lovecraftian horror 'Conarium' now has a Linux version on GOG

    Think you're brave? Lovecraftian horror Conarium from Zoetrope Interactive and Iceberg Interactive can now be picked up for Linux on GOG. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, it first arrived on Linux back in February this year and it only arrived on GOG around 2 days ago.

  • Nintendo 3DS emulator 'Citra' sounds like it's coming along rather nicely

    For those who like to use their PC to emulate other platforms, the Citra [Official Site, GitHub] emulator for the Nintendo 3DS just put out a progress report and it's very promising.

  • PlayStation 3 emulator 'RPCS3' is coming along nicely with some major improvements

    More glorious news for emulation today with the latest RPCS3 [Official Site] (a PlayStation 3 emulator) giving an update on their progress and it's damn fine too.

  • Action RPG 'Feudal Alloy' with fish-controlled medieval robots delayed until next year

    Writing a rather short email to us today, Attu Games have announced their rather interesting Action RPG Feudal Alloy is now going to release next year. To be clear, this isn't a delay in the Linux version, the entire game is delayed.

    No reason was given, literally all that was said was this "Feudal Alloy, a fish-controlled medieval-robots metroidvania, is delayed until January 2019". I'm not fussed personally, when I tested the build they provided us with some time ago I was rather impressed. So taking some extra time to make it as great as they can is fine.

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Escuelas Linux Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Major Release, Here's What's New

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-09-21 20:00

softpedia: Continuing the Edubuntu legacy of delivering Linux-based operating systems and Open Source software projects to schools and other educational institutions around the world, Escuelas Linux 6 has been released earlier this month with major improvements and new features.

How to Install the Latest VLC Player in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

LXer - Fri, 2018-09-21 19:44
In this article, we will show several ways for you to install the VLC Media Player depending on whether you choose the graphical interface or the command line of your Ubuntu 18.04 system.

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