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Scrot: Linux command-line screen grabs made simple

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-30 13:09

There are great tools on the Linux desktop for taking screen captures, such as KSnapshot and Shutter. Even the simple utility that comes with the GNOME desktop does a pretty good job of capturing screens. But what if you rarely need to take screen captures? Or you use a Linux distribution without a built-in capture tool, or an older computer with limited resources?

Turn to the command line and a little utility called Scrot. It does a fine job of taking simple screen captures, and it includes a few features that might surprise you.

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PHP 7.2 Officially Released

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-11-30 13:07
PHP 7.2 has made it out on time as the latest annual feature update to the PHP7 programming language...

Making open source evergreen

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-30 13:06

Danese Cooper is one of open source's strongest advocates, credited with advancing the open sourcing of technology at major companies including Sun Microsystems, Intel, and now PayPal, where she has served as head of open source since 2014.

In her Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, "Making Open Source Evergreen," Danese presented a ringing call to arms about what she considers open source's most pressing problem: "Not knowing how to make the right choices for the future of the movement."

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Changing Default Runlevel in Centos/RHEL 6 & 7

LXer - Thu, 2017-11-30 12:15
This post details process for changing default runlevel in CentosRHEL 6 & 7 . But before we do that, we must discuss following… What is a runlevel ? Runlevel...

The Many Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver Advancements Of 2017

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-11-30 12:02
There were many sizable open-source Radeon Linux driver accomplishments this year. It was this year in which the RadeonSI OpenGL driver matured enough to compete with -- and sometimes surpass -- the Radeon Windows driver when talking raw OpenGL performance, RadeonSI can also outperform the AMDGPU-PRO OpenGL hybrid driver in many Linux gaming tests, the RADV Vulkan driver matured a lot, and many other milestones were reached...

Looking for a open source webform builder.

Reddit - Thu, 2017-11-30 12:01

I would like to create some forms for the company I work for to make life easier for myself. Like a request form for a VM where they can specify exactly what I need to know and mail it to me. Is there such a tool that can help me with this, so I don't have to do all the scripting?

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Cutelyst 1.11.0 released!

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-30 11:51

Cutelyst the Qt Web framework got a new release, this is likely to be the last of the year and will be one of lasts releases of the 1.x.x series. I’d like to add HTTP/2 support before branching 1.x.x and having master as 2.0 but I’m not yet sure I’ll do that yet.

For the next year I’d like to have Cutelyst 2 packaged on most distros soon due Ubuntu’s LTS being released in April, and H2 might delay this or I delay it since it can be done using a front-end server like Nginx.

Also: Kubuntu Kafe Live approaching

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Excellent Business Software Alternatives For Linux

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-30 11:48

Many business owners choose to use Linux as the operating system for their operations for a variety of reasons.

Firstly, they don't have to pay anything for the privilege, and that is a massive bonus during the early stages of a company where money is tight.

Secondly, Linux is a light alternative compared to Windows and other popular operating systems available today.

Of course, lots of entrepreneurs worry they won't have access to some of the essential software packages if they make that move. However, as you will discover throughout this post, there are plenty of similar tools that will cover all the bases.

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16-bit Vulkan/SPIR-V Support Revised For Intel's Driver

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-11-30 11:20
Igalia developers have published their latest version of the big patch-set implementing 16-bit support within Intel's Vulkan driver and supporting the necessary 16-bit storage SPIR-V changes...

Someone Tries to Bring Back Ubuntu's Unity from the Dead as an Official Spin

LXer - Thu, 2017-11-30 11:01
Canonical's sudden decision of killing its Unity user interface affected many Ubuntu users, and it looks like someone now tries to bring it back from the dead as an unofficial spin.

Spot the linux user

Reddit - Thu, 2017-11-30 11:00

Google Proposing HDCP Content Protection Be Added To Intel's Linux Graphics Driver

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-11-30 10:52
Sure to ruffle some feathers, a Google/ChromeOS developer is looking for comments on the company's patches to add HDCP - High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - to Intel's open-source Linux kernel graphics driver...

Oracle Linux, Red Hat, and Fedora

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-30 10:31

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On the justification of the four freedoms: is Stallman right?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-11-30 10:07

For the past year and a half I have been working on a treatise that addresses Stallman's free software philosophy, something that is usually being taken for granted.

While I strongly support free software, I disagree with Stallman's argumentation and present my critique of it here: https://louigiverona.com/?page=projects&s=writings&t=philosophy&a=philosophy_freedoms

I also argue that supporting free software and considering it important does not mean subscribing to Stallman's worldview, and that a less radical position would actually allow free software activists achieve more.

These are not simple questions, therefore, the read is quite long. However, some of you might find it of some interest.

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Vivaldi 1.14 Development Kicks Off with Sync Feature, You Can Try It Right Now

LXer - Thu, 2017-11-30 09:47
Vivaldi Technologies have just kicked off the development of their upcoming Vivaldi 1.14 web browser a nd were more than happy to inform Softpedia today on the availability of the first snapshot, which ships with the long-anticipated Sync functionality.

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