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KDE: Plasma Mobile/postmarketOS, Kubuntu 17.10, and 2017 With KDE

TuxMachines - Tue, 2018-01-02 18:06
  • postmarketOS Update: Now Runs Plasma Mobile/Lune UI/Xfce On Real Devices

    In the last week of December, I came across a post on Reddit/r/KDE that showed a postmarketOS device with Plasma Mobile. Just recently, the team had published the latest blog update on their website, listing out the recent developments and breakthroughs achieved during the last months.

    Before going ahead and reading the developments, I’ll advise you to read this introductory post on postmarketOS if you’re not aware of the project.

  • Kubuntu 17.10[fix]: Fonts Looks Too Big After Enabling Nvidia’s Proprietary Driver?

    These days my main operating system is Kubuntu 17.10 because I’ve switched to KDE as my desktop environment. However, since my Asus laptop comes with a hybrid GPU setup, I decided to enable the more capable Nvidia GPU by installing its proprietary driver. Once I enabled it on Kubuntu 17.10, then after rebooting, I noticed that the fonts looks slightly (unnecessarily) bigger on the desktop and on the application windows. Luckily I was able to fix it quite easily. So if you’re having the same issue, this post will help you out for fixing it.

    To be honest, I rarely use the Nvidia GPU. And the only reason why I installed and enabled the proprietary driver was to see if it would break the user auto-login feature. This was purely out of my curiosity because that’s what happened in GNOME, while I reviewed Ubuntu 17.10.

  • A roadtrip through 2017 with KDE

    Happy New Year to all! The year 2017 has been a rollercoaster, to be honest. Well, it was rich and prosperous year regarding in technical terms. It was a beautiful year of great learning, splendid travel and got to network with some fantastic folks all around the globe.

    The best reason for making this 2017 incredible for me is KDE. One of the exciting community I have ever seen! It all started at the end of 2016, I got intrigued by the Tagline of KDE, “Experience freedom”. I started contributing to various projects inside KDE. My initial start was with Konsole, system settings, KIO and various educational suite programs. Moving on, I came across a student program organized by KDE named KDE-SoK and I was selected for it, yay!!!

    The project was with KStars(KDE’s amateur astronomy software which provides real-time and an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth.) to collect a new set of images from NASA/ESO catalogs along with orientation and pixel scale (arcsecs/pixel) from the whole set of Messier Catalog (which is a collection of 110 astronomy objects in the night sky). Images were processed for overlay in KStars using OpenCV, so to have transparency and to modulate according to the software.

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How to Get Domain and IP Address Information Using WHOIS Command

LinuxToday - Tue, 2018-01-02 18:00

Tecmint: WHOIS is a TCP-based query and response protocol that is commonly used to provide information services to Internet users.

I want to protect a big drive with encryption, but also need to access its content regularly...

Reddit - Tue, 2018-01-02 17:58

I'm looking for ways to encrypt a 500gb drive that also has the flexibility of letting me access & modify the encrypted content frequently. Are there strong encryption software out there that would let me do this?

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Linspire Is Back From The Dead In 2018

Phoronix - Tue, 2018-01-02 17:19
Remember Linspire? The Linux distribution formerly known as "Lindows" is back from the dead.....

systemd Breached One Million Lines Of Code In 2017

Phoronix - Tue, 2018-01-02 17:02
Systemd had a busy 2017 and its code-base is now up to over one million lines...

Biggest Linux News Stories of 2017

LinuxToday - Tue, 2018-01-02 17:00

Taking a look back to some of the biggest news stories of the year 2017.

The January 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

LXer - Tue, 2018-01-02 16:57
The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the January 2018 issue.

The January 2018 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

TuxMachines - Tue, 2018-01-02 16:01

The PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the January 2018 issue. With the exception of a brief period in 2009, The PCLinuxOS Magazine has been published on a monthly basis since September, 2006. The PCLinuxOS Magazine is a product of the PCLinuxOS community, published by volunteers from the community.

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The mysterious case of the Linux Page Table Isolation patches

LinuxToday - Tue, 2018-01-02 16:00

tl;dr: there is presently an embargoed security bug impacting apparently all contemporary CPU architectures that implement virtual memory, requiring hardware changes to fully resolve.

Using telnet to debug connection problems

LXer - Tue, 2018-01-02 15:49
If you have ever had the frustrating experience of failing to get a client application to connect to a server the telnet command provides a simple and fast method of debugging where the problem lies.

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