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Need laptop upgrade recommendations

Reddit - Sun, 2016-10-09 18:44

I've been rocking a refurbished Lenovo x201 for the past 18 months. However, I think I want something with a better screen.

I typically run Debian testing on my laptops, and I could care less about gaming. It's mostly a web browsing, terminal apps, and libreoffice laptop.

Thoughts on another refurbished Linux laptop in the same size or maybe slightly larger? Budget is $150-200 USD.

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KDE Leftovers

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-10-09 18:08

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Ubuntu tablet, Oct 2016 - We need more!

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-10-09 17:56

My October adventure is one of mixed emotions, again. One step forward, one step back, two to the side, a quick hopscotch through a minefield, and then you land your foot in dung but also find Cinderella's ever-so-smelly shoe amidst all that dross. That's the best way to describe the latest update and what it offers to the user.

Frankly, people would be far more inclined to ignore the stability bugs and the early release problems if they had proper apps to play with. They did it with Android. But when you have nothing meaningful to do, you start picking scabs and your nose, and one thing leads to another. In the desktop mode, there's more to do, yes. But the Store is just crippled at this point. Horrible. It causes serious damage to the Ubuntu Touch reputation. There has to be more there. More! Otherwise, it's just a sad graveyard of enthusiasm and dashed hopes. The touch side needs to shine, hook users in, make them feel that Ubuntu is all about fun and joy but also serious work.
Anyhow, nothing to be too excited about. There's more progress on the phone than the tablet, but that's understandable, the phone has been around for much longer. Still, I do hope Canonical will soon unleash dozens if not hundreds of modern and relevant apps to compensate for its other failings, and give the tablet the needed breathing space until the functional bugs can be ironed out. If not, all that users will have to play with will be issues, boredom and resentment. C'mon. Just do it!

If you'd still like a chance to win a tablet for your own games and entertainment, then take a look at my contest, link in the second paragraph of this article. There's still enough time, and plenty of opportunity. Worst case, just load it with Android. But let's hope we must never do that. Off you go reading, gents and ladies.

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BeanDuino: Tiniest Arduino compatible ever?

LXer - Sun, 2016-10-09 17:46
Pemi’s $10 “BeanDuino” DigiSpark clone gives you an 8-bit ATtiny85 MCU with 8K flash and a micro-USB in a 20 x 11mm package. Bobricius Pemi Technology is a Slovakian company run by Arduino hacker Bobricius, who wears a Star Trek Next Generation uniform, so you know you’re in solid geek territory here. Customers seemed to […]

What helpful/useful apps could I run when my CPU is idle?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-10-09 16:52

Very often I have my laptop open and idle on the desk, doing nothing.
I'm wondering if I could give a little bit of my CPU to the rest of the humanity, by running some useful apps.
I kind of remember reading something about an app that was helping scientists to research some molecules.
Does that make any sense?
But no, I don't want to help SETI finding ET :).

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Horizontal transparent line on my PC screen. Graphics driver glitch?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-10-09 16:23

The computer I am using

So I have installed Lubuntu with the XFCE DE on the computer I have mentioned above and there is a horizontal almost transparent line at the lower part of the screen. As I said it is almost transparent and it goes horizontally from one edge of the screen to the other. Anyone know what it is and how to fix this?

Thank you in advance.

Edit: Here is a screenshot of the glitch.

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Fresh AMDGPU-PRO vs. NVIDIA OpenCL LInux Benchmarks - 11 GPUs

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-10-09 15:47
While running the fresh NVIDIA vs. AMD Vulkan Linux benchmarks (that also included some OpenGL numbers too), I had also taken the opportunity to run some fresh OpenCL compute benchmarks of the latest NVIDIA 370 proprietary Linux driver against AMDGPU-PRO on different graphics cards...

Planning to get LPI Training and Possibly Certification Exam

Reddit - Sun, 2016-10-09 15:47

I'm planning to get linux traning and certification exam soon.

Background : I am a web developer , been doing web development stuff been building web app and deploying websites. Been using Windows during development and got my hands on linux when I administer the websites I made .

Question : What prior knowledge do I need to know before I undergo LPI 1 training ? How much linux console commands do I need to know to be proficient in linux administration ? What should I focus and techs to look out ?

Thank you in advance Linux Community.

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Top 10 Communities To Help You Learn Linux

LXer - Sun, 2016-10-09 15:23
If you have just moved to Linux then I'm sure you'll have lots of queries. But you don't need to worry. Linux has one of the largest communities on the Internet to help people get their queries cleared. Here in this article, I'm going to mention 10 Best communities to help you learn Linux. You can ask any question and thousands of people will be there to answer it.

Marek Has Taken To Improving Mesa's GLSL Compiler Performance

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-10-09 15:22
With catching up on the OpenGL extensions, Marek Olšák of AMD has been spending a fair amount of time on performance optimizations for the AMD's open-source OpenGL driver and some code that benefits Mesa as a whole too. One of his latest patch series is on optimizing Mesa's GLSL compiler performance...

VMWare Player *within* Kali Linux Rolling

Reddit - Sun, 2016-10-09 15:12

Hey guys, so just as a disclaimer I'm very new to this, so please excuse my noobishness.

As far as I'm aware, I've successfully installed VMWare Player within Kali Linux Rolling.

Thing is I can't seem to open or run it in any way, I'm not even sure of the correct file or application to execute because none of them seem to provide any desired result.

After digging around online I've found a lot of resources saying that the reason for VMWare not operating in Kali is due to a lack of installed linux headers.

I've looked up how to install linux headers in Kali and most articles say to edit your sources.list file and replace what's in there with a bunch of kali sana repositories.

One of the websites however actually had a warning in red text saying to be very careful in editing your sources.list file as this can effectively break your Kali install - that spooked me a bit so I just wanted to see if anyone here knows what to do, as just in case the advice in those articles is outdated (sana era) and potentially wrong, I don't want to screw with my sources.list file.

Thanks for your time and for any potential help

Cheers Exempt1993

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Perf Subsystem Updates Submitted For Linux 4.9

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-10-09 15:11
The perf subsystem is seeing some new feature work landing with the Linux 4.9 development cycle...

Hyperledger Blockchain Project Is Not About Bitcoin

LinuxToday - Sun, 2016-10-09 15:00

eWEEK: Brian Behlendorf, executive director of the Hyperledger Project, explains what the open-source blockchain effort is about and why it's very different from Bitcoin.


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