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What's Jerry Seinfeld's favourite DE?

Reddit - Mon, 2017-05-15 12:10

Cinnamon takes a back seat to no DE. People love cinnamon. It should be on download pages for distros along with ISOs and Torrent downloads. Anytime anyone says, "Oh This is so good. What's is it?" The answer invariably comes back, Cinnamon. Cinnamon. Again and again. Lesser DE - I think not.

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Wine 2.8 Has Better HiDPI Support, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Fixes

LXer - Mon, 2017-05-15 11:56
Linux fans interested in running the latest Windows games and apps will be glad to learn that the Wine 2.8 development release arrived with support for the newest game titles and dozens of improvements to older ones.

Comparison of all Tizen smartphones so far: Samsung Z1 vs Z2 vs Z3 vs Z4

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-05-15 10:57

It has been over 2 years since the launch of the first Tizen smartphone– The Samsung Z1. The Z1 was a major attempt by Samsung to prove that Tizen is a capable platform to even run smartphone applications. With the device being launched in the 2nd largest population-India initially the word about Tizen mobile spread instantly. Fast forward to May 2017 and now we have 4 Tizen smartphones released so far- Z1, Z2, Z3 and now the Samsung Z4.

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Just got a Linux file server running! What should I use it for?

Reddit - Mon, 2017-05-15 10:44

I have had brief passes with Linux in the past, but today I was able to get a Samba file server running on Ubuntu Server LTS 16.04 LTS.

Now I have this old PC running Linux with about 800 GB of HDD storage in it. Anyone have any clever uses for it?

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How to Scan APK Files and Check If They Have a Virus

LXer - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:39
For some Android phones sideloading apps may be the only way to get new apps. For such cases, you may want to scan APK files for a virus before installing. Here’s how.

How much of the following would you say is true regarding linux?

Reddit - Mon, 2017-05-15 09:29

Hi, over the weekend I came across another post regarding linux, I wont link directly to it but rather quote the following

  • "Graphics drivers are a laughable state of affairs...
  • Minor updates to the platform regularly break dependencies...
  • Dynamic GPU switching is non-existant in most major distributions,
  • OSS drivers are regularly fucking attrocious in general,
  • LOTS of task specific peripherals have no Linux specific drivers (tablets, 3D mice, scrobblers, input devices, etc),
  • Multi GPU rendering is non-existent, OpenCL is non-existent, MESA doesn't work, reliability is laughable,
  • non-standard (4K resolutions) regularly present problems on workstations with multiple displays, there is a laughable amount of manual configuration,
  • the audio subsystem in Linux isn't accurate enough for video editing, there is no unified mixing system, the audio stack is a joke, high definition audio support flat out doesn't work (AKA anything above 96K does not sound above 96K cuz lol drivers),
  • power saving features and boot from sleep functions not specific to servers do not work, resume after suspend is unstable as fuck,
  • x.org is a joke, there is no sane stable forward and backward compatible and standardized API for GUI dev,
  • keyboard shortcuts tend to bellyache and arbitrarily stop working, x.org doesn't understand resolution switching for multiple displays, apps regularly grab mouse/keyb input exclusively (rendering live multiapp workflows useless), xrender doesn't work, weyland's rasterization model is a joke,
  • DPI scaling is too inconsistent for print or video work and is APPLICATION SPECIFIC IN 2017,
  • font rendering, cleartype and subpixel RGB hinting do not work,
  • the OS Doesn't support real CMYK color mixing or 30 bit displays,
  • file descriptors and network sockets cannot be forcibly closed,
  • kernel panics are often silent and you only find out half way through your render when the first passes are done in the results 5-30 hours later that things are fucked...

  • The problem here isn't just the software. The problem is GNU/Linux. Oh and before you hold your index finger and suggest Blender or GIMP, I'm going to laugh at you until I'm sick in the guts because I'd need a full day to explain why they're useless novelties both in their base design philosophies all the way up to their workflows, usability and frankly laughable cult-like uselessness.

  • By all means, you're welcome to live in your dreamworld grape-kun but Linux is for servers and closed devices. It is not a desktop-ready OS for content creation. You enjoy your Hulululuza."

What is your thoughts on this? e, tried to add some formatting so its less of a block of text

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Linux and FOSS Events: Open Labs Hackerspace, FOSS4G Boston 2017, GSoC 2017 (for Krita), and LaKademy 2017

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-05-15 08:32
  • What I discovered in Tirana, Albania

    The past few months have brought many changes for me. I traveled throughout Europe to experience some of the open source conferences and communities across the continent. Along the way, I met incredible people with powerful stories about their own communities. However, there is one community that I knew about before I came to Europe. The Open Labs Hackerspace in Tirana, Albania is a special community that I was fortunate enough to discover and meet. Together, they have helped set in motion the open source way in their own city.


    I am privileged and honored to be an official member of this community. However, I am mostly an observer in my role. The passion and interest are at the heart of the hackerspace. The members from Tirana have invested so much of themselves into this community, its mission, and its values. From reading, visiting, and talking with the people involved with Open Labs, you see many of their hearts dedicated to what they’re doing. And when you see someone else who invests their heart into something, it’s challenging to not lend some of your own too.

  • Bringing together the best minds in open source geospatial technology

    FOSS4G Boston 2017 is shaping up to be a very diverse conference. We have a diverse set of keynote speakers including Holly St. Clair, Chief Digital Officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation, and other open source and geospatial leaders. There are also a variety of workshops and presentations this year. Topics will include R, 3D, analytics, artificial intelligence, routing, big data, drones, GeoNode, GeoServer, image processing, QGIS, PostGIS, projections, and much more! To see the full lineup, visit the full list of accepted presentations and workshops.

  • Introduction for GSoC 2017 with Krita

    I’m here again and I will talk about my accepted GSoC proposal, but how every history, I have to start from the start, so sit down, drink a coffee or a hot chocolate(I like) and have fun.

    I’m from Brazil, to be more specific from Salvador, Bahia. I’m an undergraduate student in Analysis and System Development. I’m not like so many other people that code since their 9 years old or something like that. I just wrote my first line of code with 20 years old and now I have 23, but like my mother says, “It’s never late to do something, no matter what” (Yeah, my mother is amazing. By the way, Happy Mother’s Day).

    In first years in the college, I had the opportunity to work in a software house, that works with proprietary software. I didn’t like that experience for so many reasons, but I was holding myself for money (I’m poor). Someday a teacher from my college invite to a course about Qt and C++ and told to us that we can choose what we want to do and presented KDE and Open Source. I quit my job and started to go to the college in my free time. In this time I studied python and read some books about that and I loved it.

  • LaKademy 2017

    I’ve aways been an introspective person and when I was approved to Analysis and Systems Development Course, I thought that I don’t would need to talk with people anymore (while working at least) and I was happy with this xD. Things were going well, until the day that I met the open source concepts and KDE, through my professor, Sandro Andrade (yes, it’s your fault ). It was love at first sight, I liked the idea to share knowledge and help another people or I was just thinking that I could work with my shorts, I hate pants. I will never know the truth xD.

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Kernel and Graphics in Linux

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-05-15 08:16
  • Linux Kernels 4.10.16, 4.9.28 LTS and 4.4.68 LTS Are Out Now with Many Changes

    Immediately after announcing earlier today the availability of the first point release of the Linux 4.11 kernel series, Greg Kroah-Hartman is informing the community about the launch of new maintenance updates to the Linux 4.10, 4.9 and 4.4 kernels.

  • Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux 4.12 with First Release Candidate

    Linus Torvalds kicked off the development of the Linux 4.12 kernel series by announcing the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) a day early than expected due to the Mother's Day celebration and last-minute pull requests.

    According to Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.12 RC1 is a pretty large patch that contains numerous additions, including support for AMD's next-generation Radeon RX Vega GPUs, along with a new driver for Intel Atom IPUs (Image Processing Units).

  • Mesa 17.0.6 Released with AMD Polaris 12 GPU Support for Radeon Vulkan Driver

    As expected, the sixth point release to the Mesa 17.0 stable graphics stack was officially unveiled by Andres Gomez, and will soon be available from the software repositories of your favorite GNU/Linux distribution.

    Containing a total of 55 changes, which include both new functionality and fixes for recently discovered bugs, we can say that Mesa 17.0.6 is a hefty maintenance update that all users of the Mesa 17.0 3D Graphics Library series should install, that, of course, if they didn't already upgrade to the newer Mesa 17.1 stable branch.

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Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-05-15 08:15
  • Elastic twangs in snappy machine learning

    Elastic is of course the company behind the open source Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack products.

    Into the Elastic 5.4 release then… (as a result of the recent acquisition of data anomaly detection business Prelert) Elastic’s machine learning features will work on any time series data set to automatically apply machine brain intelligence.

  • Open Source On IBM i: Let It Grow

    The evaluation of open source software is nowhere near conclusive when it comes to enterprise grade application development. Decisions remain in the exploratory phases. Roadmaps are incomplete. Most are without clear routes to a destination. Some are without destinations. However, it would be wrong to assume roads are not being built.

    There is no way that the future of application development – on IBM i or anywhere else – can handle everything that is coming down the pike without open source. That’s not a mandate to jump on a band wagon. It’s an awareness wake-up call. The IBM i community should not be napping.

  • LFNW 2017!

    LinuxFest NorthWest was a fantastic time for me, our Ubuntu booth had Valorie (Kubuntu), Simon (Kubuntu/Lubuntu) and over at the Jupiter Broadcasting we had the awesome Martin Wimpress (Ubuntu Mate). One top question was “what about that Unity news” which we gave a clear answer about Unity development ending and the move to GNOME. Since we were also burning DVD’s and dding usb drives we would recommend that users try out GNOME Shell if GNOME was there preferred Desktop.

  • US District Court Rules GNU GPL is an Enforceable Contract


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