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Flatpak Linux App Sandboxing Tool Now Works Out of the Box with OpenGL Drivers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 08:53

Alex Larsson announced earlier the availability of a new stable update to the Flatpak 0.8 series of the open-source application sandboxing and distribution framework for Linux-based operating systems.

Flatpak 0.8.3 is here about 19 days after the release of the second maintenance update to the series, and adds a small number of improvements, including better handling of extra-data errors, improvements to buildsystem=cmake builds, as well as the implementation of updated OpenGL support that would enable Flatpak to work with OpenGL drivers out of the box.

Also: KDE Discover Making Progress With Flatpak Support

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Linux Graphics: NVIDIA, Games, AMD, and Wayland

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 08:49

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Statement by The Document Foundation about the upcoming discussion at the City of Munich to step back to Windows and MS Office

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 08:37
  • Statement by The Document Foundation about the upcoming discussion at the City of Munich to step back to Windows and MS Office

    The Document Foundation is an independent, charitable entity and the home of LibreOffice. We have followed the developments in Munich with great concerns and like to express our disappointment to see a minority of politicians apparently ignoring the expert advice for which they’ve sought.

    Rumours of the City of Munich returning to Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office have been regularly leaking since the election of Mayor Dieter Reiter, who was described as a “Microsoft fan” when interviewed by StadtBild magazine in 2014.


    In spite of the suggestions, on Wednesday, February 15, Munich City Council will discuss a proposal – filed by a minority of city councillors – to install Windows 10 and MS Office 2016 on all workstations by 2020. This would cost taxpayers close to 90 million euro over the next six years, with a 35% aggravation over the 66 million euro figure suggested by Accenture.


    Based on the above considerations, The Document Foundation thinks that the proposal to be discussed on Wednesday, February 15, represents a significant step backwards for the City of Munich, with a substantial increase in expenditure, an unknown amount of hidden cost related to interoperability, and a questionable usage of taxpayers money.

  • TDF On Munich

    Beware politicians promising solutions to nonexistent problems. Read TDF’s post. Read the report from Accenture, M$’s “partner”. Even Accenture doesn’t believe the politicians’ solution. Monopoly is never the solution to diverse problems. Accenture advocates using web-applications. That provides independence from the OS and GNU/Linux would work for them. Sigh. Politics, the game that never ends.

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Simple Server Hardening

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 08:32
These days, it's more important than ever to tighten up the security on your servers, yet if you were to look at several official hardening guides, they read as though they were written for Red Hat from 2005. That's because they were written for Red Hat in 2005 and updated here and there through the years.

Mageia 6 and OpenMandriva Lx

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 08:24

  • A Glimpse of Mageia 6: Mageia 6 Sta2

    I noticed that the icons were new and the DE is more responsive that the beta that I had installed previously. I particularly loved the new icon for the Mageia Control Center (it reminded me of the nazar in Pisi Linux).

    I used the system a bit to see if I could detect certain glitches even though I know this is not a final version. My intention is not to write a review, but to assess potential problems and, most importantly, to get more familiar with Mageia running Plasma 5.

  • Upgrade to OpenMandriva Lx 3

    My HP Pavilion has been running OpenMandriva 2014 exclusively, but I decided to upgrade it to OpenMandriva Lx 3 last week.

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What Is NVM (Non-Volatile Memory)?

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-02-15 08:00

NVM or Non-volatile memory is a type of computer memory that can store all the data present in it regardless if the memory has power or not.

Video calls for Signal now in public beta

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 07:17
Today's Signal release for Android and iOS includes beta support for video calls. Signal is a GPL messaging application supporting secure end-to-end text, phone, and now video calling.

Software-Defined Storage Opens Up: 10 Projects to Know

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 06:03
Throughout 2016, the SDS (Software-Defined Storage) category achieved many new milestones and became increasingly tied to successful cloud deployments. With SDS, organizations can manage policy-based provisioning and management of data storage independent of the underlying hardware. They can also deploy free and open source SDS solutions. Many people are familiar with Ceph and are leveraging it within their OpenStack deployments, but Ceph is far from the only relevant open source SDS project.

10 Best Linux Terminals For Ubuntu And Fedora

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 04:49
One of the most important applications for Linux users is the terminal emulator. It allows every user to get access to the shell. Bash is the most common shell for Linux and UNIX distributions, it’s powerful and very necessary for newbies and advanced users. So, in this article, you are going to know the great alternatives that you have to use an excellent terminal emulator.

Flatpak Linux App Sandboxing Tool Now Works Out-of-the-Box with OpenGL Drivers

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-02-15 04:00

Flatpak 0.8.3 is here about 19 days after the release of the second maintenance update to the series, and adds a small number of improvements,

It's Now Easier Trying Firefox Wayland Support On Arch Linux & Flatpak Distributions

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-02-15 04:00
A Phoronix reader has taken to improving the situation around being able to deploy Mozilla's Firefox web-browser natively on Wayland, particularly for Arch Linux distributions as well as those distributions supporting both Wayland and Flatpak...

Whats your favorite open source animal?

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 03:34
Open source brands and logos often feature animals. In the image above you might be able to think of one or a few open source projects those animals might represent. In this poll, we came up with a few more to add to his list for you to vote on: Which is your favorite?

Agentless monitoring solution for servers with limited ports

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 03:32

We are looking for an agentless (ssh only) monitoring tools for servers with limited ports and no internet access (connects via vpn only) and we only have access to limited ports which are already used by our applications. So only way to monitor the servers are via ssh.

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Size problems with Ubuntu

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 02:59

So the other day i was trying to adjust my text size using Unity Tweak Tool and I acidentally set the font size to 10,000.

Now my desktop crashes on login and I have no idea what to do. I have a USB with windows 10 iso on it but I can't get it to boot. Please help!

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Why Munich should stick with Linux

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 02:20
Even Accenture, the Microsoft partner, which suggested Munich return to Windows, doesn[he]#039[/he]t consider Windows as the sole best option.

Snapd on CentOS 7

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 02:06

Wayland 1.13 RC1, Weston 2.0 RC1 Released

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-02-15 01:51
Bryce Harrington today announced the Wayland 1.13 Release Candidate along with the Weston 2.0 Release Candidate in hoping to push out these Wayland feature updates next week...

has there been any progress getting Ubuntu to run on a Surface Pro 3?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 01:50

I've been hunting around for a definitive guide, looks like a lot of the threads here are 2+ years old. Is there anyone currently running Ubuntu on a Surface? Has any progress been made getting the keyboard/sleep function working? Thanks

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