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What Is Open Source Software?

LXer - Tue, 2017-02-14 23:51
What is Open Source Software? Most of us think we already know, but in fact, there are a number of interpretations and nuances to defining Open Source. This is the first article in a new series that will explain the basics of open source for business advantage and how to achieve it through the discipline of professional open source management.

Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver Gets An Important Performance Fix For Broadwell

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-02-14 23:30
If you are using Intel Broadwell graphics with Mesa's ANV Vulkan driver, the performance should be better for Dota 2 and potentially other workloads...

Vala Development

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 23:19
  • Vala is not a Programming Language

    Vala provides you a way to write C/GObject/GInterface code using a different syntax. Vala doesn’t require to develop a “core library” in order to provide its features. Its “compiler” is not a compiler, is a C code generator.

    Vala can’t be compared with Rust, Go, Python, Java or C#, all of them provide their own “core library” in order to provide most of their features, allows you to create modules (like a library) to extend the language for their users consume. Their core generally is written in C, for very basic features, but almost in the language itself.

  • Vala 1.0?

    Yes is time to consider a Vala 1.0 release. Vala 0.34 code generator and bindings support LTS versions of GTK+ 3.22 and GLib 2.50. Next stable version of GTK+ will be 4.0 and GLib 2.x, but they have to traverse through 3.9x versions and any GLib 2.x on the way. Reaching that point we can consider Vala 2.0 release.

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Why Munich should stick with Linux

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-02-14 23:00

Even Accenture, the Microsoft partner, which suggested Munich return to Windows, doesn't consider Windows as the sole best option.

Lumina Adds Luster to Linux Desktop

LinuxInsider - Tue, 2017-02-14 22:39
The Lumina Desktop Environment desktop is a standout in the crowded field of Linux graphical user interface choices. Lumina is a compact, lightweight, XDG-compliant graphical desktop environment developed from scratch. Its focus is on giving users a streamlined, efficient work environment with minimal system overhead. Lumina was first developed for the BSD family of operating systems, such as FreeBSD and TrueOS. It is gaining interest among Linux users, having been introduced for a growing number of Linux distros.

Cryptkeeper – An Easy Way To Encrypt And Decrypt Folder or Directory In Linux

LXer - Tue, 2017-02-14 22:37
Cryptkeeper is a Free, open source Linux system tray applet that manages EncFS encrypted folders.

Screen flicker and tearing on Xubuntu

Reddit - Tue, 2017-02-14 22:26

Im getting some flickering on my Xubuntu partition. I don't have this problem when I boot into windows. Nor did I have this problem when I had normal Ubuntu 16 installed. My computer is a Toshiba Satellite S70b. How can I fix this problem?

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Why Munich should stick with Linux

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 22:03

Once more, the drums are beating for Munich to turn its back on Linux and return to Windows. Oh please! Get a grip!

A Munich administrative and personnel committee recommended an immediate start to the creation of a uniform, Windows 10-based client architecture that can be deployed across the council by the end of 2020.

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Cryptkeeper - An Easy Way To Encrypt And Decrypt Folder or Directory In Linux

LinuxToday - Tue, 2017-02-14 22:00

Cryptkeeper is a Free, open source Linux system tray applet that manages EncFS encrypted folders.

OpenWrt-driven LoRa gateways feature indoor and outdoor models

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-02-14 21:59

Dragino’s LoRa Gateways run OpenWrt on an Atheros AR9331 — and Arduino on an ATMega328P — and bridge LoRA wireless with IP using WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G/4G.

Shenzhen based Dragino Technology has launched a weatherproof Outdoor OLG01 LoRa Gateway to go along with its two indoor LG01-P and LG01-S LoRa Gateway models for LoRa wireless IoT applications. Here, we’ll cover all three models, as well as a relatively new Lora IoT Kit, which combines the LG01-P with LoRa and GPS shields, a pair of Arduino Uno boards, and sensors (see farther below).

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GParted 0.28 Begins Read-Write LUKS Encrypted File-System Support

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-02-14 21:36
For those using GParted as a way to visually manage your Linux disk partitions/file-systems, GParted 0.28 was released as a Valentine's Day present for Linux users...

Microsoft Has Not Managed to Blackmail Huawei Over Android and GNU/Linux, But Its Trolls/Satellites Are Trying

LXer - Tue, 2017-02-14 21:23
The story of Huawei gets more complicated, even though software patents are losing their teeth and notorious patent trolls are altogether losing their patents

NVIDIA 375.39 Linux Driver Released, Backports Fixes To The Long-Lived Branch

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-02-14 21:11
NVIDIA's Unix graphics driver team has experienced a busy day with releasing the big 378 Linux driver feature update and two legacy driver releases while now they also have a stable update in their long-lived 375 driver series branch...


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