Feed aggregator

Which Linux command shell do you prefer?

LXer - Fri, 2017-03-24 15:14
Which command shell do you prefer?When we asked this question a year ago as a part of our article on open source shell options, over six thousand of you responded, and Bash was the overwhelming winner that time around. But preferences change over time, and we thought it was high time to ask again. Which shell do you use, and why?

RADV vs. NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL Performance For Serious Sam 2017

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 15:13

Yesterday I published some initial RADV Vulkan benchmarks for Serious Sam 2017, their "fusion" update to Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. In this article are some comparison NVIDIA Linux Vulkan benchmark figures.

read more

Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 15:09

Arch Linux has never been known as a user-friendly Linux distribution. In fact, the whole premise of Arch requires the end user make a certain amount of effort in understanding how the system works. Arch even goes so far as to use a package manager (aptly named, Pacman) designed specifically for the platform. That means all that apt-get and dnf knowledge you have doesn’t necessarily roll over.

read more

RADV vs. NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL Performance For Serious Sam 2017

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-03-24 15:09
Yesterday I published some initial RADV Vulkan benchmarks for Serious Sam 2017, their "fusion" update to Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. In this article are some comparison NVIDIA Linux Vulkan benchmark figures.

How to Use Different Linux Bash Shells in Windows 10

Linux.com - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:51
Title: How to Use Different Linux Bash Shells in Windows 1024 MarLearn more

Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:25
  • Hyperledger Bond Trading Platform Goes Open Source

    A bond trading platform built on top of Hyperledger's Sawtooth Lake distributed ledger was made open source this week, alongside a release of a demo of the technology.

    The project, first announced in September 2016, was designed to demonstrate how bond trading and settlement can be streamlined using distributed ledgers. Created in partnership with the R3 consortium and eight participating banks, the working proof-of-concept has now also been displayed as a public demo on Sawtooth's website.

  • Coreboot Picks Up A New Kabylake Chromebook "Fizz"

    It may not be as exciting as hearing Dell looking at Coreboot, but another Intel-powered Chromebook is now supported by mainline Coreboot.

  • Cognitive Wi-Fi and disrupting the AP market with Open Source – with Mojo Networks – Wi FiNOW ep 59
  • Open source job opportunities grow at crisis groups

    Learn how you can use your open source skills to make a difference in the world.

  • Why LÖVE?

    This month, IndustrialRobot asked my opinion of FOSS game engines — or, more specifically, why I chose LÖVE.

    The short version is that it sort of landed in my lap, I tried it, I liked it, and I don’t know of anything I might like better. The long version is…

  • Mashape, Creator of Top Open Source API Management Tool Kong, Raises $18M
  • Defense department announces the launch of “Code.mil,” an experiment in open source

    The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the launch of Code.mil, an open source initiative that allows software developers around the world to collaborate on unclassified code written by federal employees in support of DoD projects.

    DoD is working with GitHub, an open source platform, to experiment with fostering more collaboration between private sector software developers and federal employees on software projects built within the DoD. The Code.mil URL redirects users to an online repository that will house code written for a range of projects across DoD for individuals to review and make suggested changes.


    DoD faces unique challenges in open sourcing its code. Code written by federal government employees typically does not have copyright protections under U.S. and some international laws, which creates difficulties in attaching open source licenses.

  • RApiDatetime 0.0.1

    Very happy to announce a new package of mine is now up on the CRAN repository network: RApiDatetime.

  • FYI anyone who codes outside work: GitHub has a contract to stop bosses snatching it all

    In contrast to the restrictions many companies place on their workers, GitHub believes it can loosen the reins through the release of its Balanced Employee Intellectual Property Agreement (BEIPA).

    Technology companies often require that employees, as a condition of their employment, sign away the intellectual property rights to any work created while employed, even on personal time. Such contracts may even give companies ownership rights to work created during a limited period after employees leave the company.

read more

Red Hat and Fedora

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:23
  • Is there need for Red Hat Certification training in Zimbabwe?

    A local institution is investigating the need to train Systems Administrators/Engineers who use Linux towards Red Hat certifications. The course is targeted at individuals with at least 2 years experience using Linux.

  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) By The Numbers: Valuation in Focus
  • Fedora @ Konteh 2017 - event report

    This year we managed to get a booth on a very popular student job fair called Konteh. (Thanks to Boban Poznanovic, one of the event managers)

  • Fedora 26 Alpha status is NO-GO

    The result of the second Fedora 26 Alpha Go/No-Go Meeting is NO-GO. Due to blockers found during the last days [1] we have decided to delay the Fedora 26 Alpha release for one more week. There is going to be one more Go/No-Go meeting on the next Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 17:00 UTC to verify we are ready for the release.

  • Fedora 26 Alpha Faces Another Delay

    Fedora 26 was set back by a delay last week and today it's been delayed again for another week.

    Fedora 26 Alpha has been delayed for another week when at today's Go/No-Go meeting it was given a No-Go status due to outstanding blocker bugs.

read more

GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:22
  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework

    Gtef is now hosted on gnome.org, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.

  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed

    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.

  • The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here

    By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?! GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week.

  • A Web Browser for Awesome People (Epiphany 3.24)

    Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that feels right at home in your chosen desktop instead? If so, Epiphany 3.24 might be right for you. It will make you awesome. (Ask your doctor before switching to a new web browser. Results not guaranteed. May cause severe Internet addiction. Some content unsuitable for minors.)

read more

today's howtos

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:21

read more

AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:19
  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published

    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.

  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan

    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.

  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"

    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil.

    Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.

read more

More Games

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:19
  • RPG Maker MV Update Brings Support for Linux

    Coinciding with their confirmation that the RPG Maker series has sold over 1,000,000 copies in western markets, western publisher Degica have announced that a new update for their latest piece of game development software – RPG Maker MV – now comes with support for Linux operating systems.

  • The Away Team, a sci-fi interactive fiction game, now available on Linux

    The Away Team, a sci-fi text-based adventure game by Underflow Studios, has officially been released on Linux. The minimum requirements according to the game's Steam page mention "Hannah Montana Linux", so it's a safe bet that no matter what you've got under the hood, it'll be plenty to run this interactive fiction game.

    The Away Team puts you in the role of an AI piloting Earth's final interstellar spaceship, leading your small human crew in search of a new home. Along the way, you'll navigate your way across multiple dynamically-generated space sector maps as you track down the crews that have journeyed into the unknown before your own. Each journey is unique.

  • Guns N' Boxes plans Linux support, testers requested

    Guns N' Boxes [Steam, Official Site] a game that promised a Linux version during the Greenlight campaign is now looking to put it out after many months waiting. They've asked for willing testers to help out.

read more

Security Leftovers

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:18
  • How worried should your organisation be about cyber espionage - and what can you do about it?

    Computerworld UK speaks with Jarno Niemela, senior security researcher at F-Secure.

  • Inverse Law of CVEs

    I've started a project to put the CVE data into Elasticsearch and see if there is anything clever we can learn about it. Ever if there isn't anything overly clever, it's fun to do. And I get to make pretty graphs, which everyone likes to look at.

  • eBay Asks Users to Downgrade Security

    The company wanted me to switch from using a hardware key fob when logging into eBay to receiving a one-time code sent via text message. I found it remarkable that eBay, which at one time was well ahead of most e-commerce companies in providing more robust online authentication options, is now essentially trying to downgrade my login experience to a less-secure option.

  • Practical basics of reproducible builds
  • License Agreements and Changes Are Coming

    The OpenSSL license is rather unique and idiosyncratic. It reflects views from when its predecessor, SSLeay, started twenty years ago. As a further complication, the original authors were hired by RSA in 1998, and the code forked into two versions: OpenSSL and RSA BSAFE SSL-C. (See Wikipedia for discussion.) I don’t want get into any specific details, and I certainly don’t know them all.

read more

Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:17

read more

ONAP: Raising the Standard for NFV/SDN Telecom Networks

Linux.com - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:14
Title: ONAP: Raising the Standard for NFV/SDN Telecom Networks24 MarLearn more

Why are reported bugs so often ignored?

Reddit - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:03

For example, I reported 13 bugs to both Launchpad and to the Ubuntu Gnome mailing list. Of the reported bugs, only ones that were duplicates were ever given any real attention and a few of the bugs that I reported became "expired"(Edit: pretty much all of them are now?). The rest are still there after months(A year? A really long time ago for sure.) of no activity.

It wasn't like these were really minor bugs either. A few examples include:

(Note: not looking for help, purely just examples.)

-Gnome Software doesn't refresh after installing updates, showing the updates that were just installed as installable.

-Graphical glitches when games go fullscreen/windowed(happens in Antegros/Arch Linux also), potentially showing personal/private information as the glitches can consist of things done previously in Linux or even in Windows.

-GNOME power/restart window(60 seconds to shutdown) will stop working randomly. It will always work at first but it may not work after.

-ALL TTY consoles had a graphically glitched cutout of the GRUB bootloader when using the Nvidia binary driver(doesn't happen in Antegros/Arch), making them pretty much unusable.

Pretty bad bugs, aren't they? What's worse is all but the Gnome Software bug also existed in Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with Gnome-Staging PPA and still weren't fixed.

It doesn't seem like i'm the only one who's noticed, either. While stalking the Linux subreddit, I've noticed other people are also frustrated with the lack of urgency when it comes to fixing fairly critical bugs(in various projects), so it doesn't seem to just be an issue on my end or with Ubuntu Gnome specifically.

So my question is: Why are reported bugs so often ignored?

submitted by /u/BlueGoliath
[link] [comments]

OpenSSL Planning To Relicense Its Code

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:01
The OpenSSL project is planning to change its software license...

YUM configuration in Linux

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-03-24 14:00

 kerneltalks: Learn YUM configuration in Linux.

Microsoft Harvesting and Selling Personal Data

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 13:59

read more

How to integrate ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud

LXer - Fri, 2017-03-24 13:51
This tutorial shows you how to integrate the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor with Nextcloud by using the Nextcloud ONLYOFFICE integration app. Nextcloud is a fork of the ownCloud project that offers you the ability to run a cloud storage service that you administer and control yourself. ONLYOFFICE is an application to easily create, edit and collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online.


Subscribe to LinuxInsight aggregator