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Will Ubuntu customise Gnome, to retain some of Canonical and Ubuntu brand recognition?

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 23:25

Currently, the main distro usign Unity was Ubuntu. Since unity had such a unique look-and-feel, everyone you saw Unity, you could safely assume it was Ubuntu.

But with gnome, this recognition can be lost? You see Gnome, and wonder is it Ubuntu, Fedora or any other distro using Gnome by default. If Ubuntu ships vanilla, or close to vanilla, Gnome, all its brand recognition is lost.

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Linux 4.11-rc6 released

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 23:02

An Easy And Fast Way To Share Files Over Internet From Command Line

LinuxToday - Sun, 2017-04-09 23:00

 ostechnix: An easiest and fastest way to share files over Internet from Command Line using transfer.sh in Unix-like systems.

Building a Secure Bootloader for the Intel Quark Microcontrollers D2000 and SE C1000

LXer - Sun, 2017-04-09 22:07
Years after Intel released the low-power, Linux-compatible Quark X1000 processor, which runs on the Intel Galileo and numerous IoT gateways, the chipmaker last year launched three microcontroller-like Quarks that do not run Linux.

(total noob) is the code i use in the terminal the same on all distros?

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 21:00

I am a total noob. Help would be appreciated

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Linux 4.11-rc6 Released

Phoronix - Sun, 2017-04-09 20:45
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 4.11-rc6 as the latest weekly test version of what will officially become Linux 4.11 around the end of April...

deepin 15.4 Linux OS Just Around the Corner, Second Release Candidate Fixes Bugs

LXer - Sun, 2017-04-09 20:12
The development team behind the Debian-based deepin Linux distribution announced today the release and immediate availability of the second Release Candidate milestone towards the upcoming major deepin 15.4 release.

Graphics card on Linux

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 20:11

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my new PC (moved away from Mac). The specs show everything correctly, but the graphics card is described as Intel® Kabylake GT2. The PC's got a GTX1050. Why Linux isn't showing GTX instead? Basically I want to know that Linux is using the GTX.

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What do recent events (Canonical killing Unity, Ubuntu Touch, etc.) say about Flatpak and Snap?

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 19:29

Whether you like Red Hat/Freedesktop/GNOME programs or not, one thing you can never doubt them for is whether they'll still be around ten years from now.

Take GNOME Shell, which had a disastrous launch, but is still around today, and has matured considerably, with GNOME 3.24 now being fairly customizable through GNOME Tweak Tool and GNOME Shell Extensions.

Most Red Hat/Freedesktop/GNOME projects are like this; whether beloved or hated, they march on and improve over time, to the point that even people who vocally criticized them in the past are now their users.

That is in stark contrast to that with Canonical projects:

  • Upstart: announced in 2006, killed in 2016; replaced with systemd
  • Ubuntu Software: announced in 2009, killed in 2015; replaced with GNOME Software
  • Unity: announced in 2010, killed in 2018; replaced with GNOME Shell
  • Ubuntu Touch: announced in 2011, killed in 2017
  • Mir: announced in 2013, killed (for desktops) in 2018; replaced with Wayland

This is a big deal, because signaling long-term reliability and stability is immensely important when you need to convince developers that your format will be the single universal package format.

Why would anyone spend time learning how to develop for your platform when your track record shows that you will just kill it off after a few years?

But Snap is more popular than Flatpak!

That is debatable:

But Flatpak and Snap aren't even competitors! Flatpak is targeting X, while Snap is targeting Y.

You can make the same distinctions about Windows/macOS/Linux, but at the end of the day, they are still operating systems and they compete with each other, just like Flatpak and Snap.

But competition is good! Why not support both? What about AppImage?

Because the whole point of Flatpak/Snap is to make developers' lives easier by being the one universal format.

That all goes out the window and we're back to square one when developers have to put up downloads for Flatpak, Snap, and AppImage.

Why not just continue to use .debs, .rpms, etc.

You can, but those are still two packages at minimum, while Flatpak/Snap is one package.

I don't have anything against Snap.

I just look at Canonical's shaky track record of killing of its projects and replacing them with their Red Hat/Freedesktop/GNOME competitors, and that speaks volumes as to who supports their projects better and writes better code.

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Plug and Play USB Wi-Fi adapter?

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 19:13

I'm considering doing a Linux PC build, and I need Wi-Fi. Are there any USB adapters that work out of the box, without any driver installation?

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Quick Guide: How To hack android with Kali Linux

LinuxToday - Sun, 2017-04-09 19:00

LinuxRoutes: Making use of msfvenom tool within Kali linux which is best combination of Msfpayload and Msfencode.

Why did Unity get so much hate?

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 18:38

I don't understand poeple's hate for this window manager. It was resource intensive; other than that, I cannot find anything that is so bad as to make reasonable the amount of criticism it received.

It was, in my opinion, good looking and perfect for a begginer. Why did people hate it?

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How do you keep track of installed packages and software while switching/reinstalling distros

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 18:26

Well I am mostly windows user and occasionally play with linux when I am bored. But I find it really difficult while switching distros because it takes too much time to install & customize everything again and still there are things which I forget to install.

How do you all keep track of all this and make things faster.

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How can I convert .jpeg to .vol?

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 18:04

My sight-challenged brother and sister in law would like to make a 3D model out of a collection of ultrasound images.

They have a company in Poland willing to make the model, but they require that the images are in .vol format.

Unfortunately, the American ultrasound tech wasn't well trained on the software that she was using, and instead they were given .jpeg images.

How can I convert .jpeg to .vol?


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Asus ZenBook UX310UA (FC308T) for Linux?

Reddit - Sun, 2017-04-09 17:37

I am thinking about getting the Asus ZenBook UX310UA-FC308T (i5-7200u, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) which is a lot like my dream laptop - the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen5 / 2017) - just half as expensive and with some minor drawbacks in comparison (like 2 Thunderbolt3 ports vs only 1 USB-C 3.1 gen1 port). Unlike the X1 Carbon I don't know if it will run just fine with Linux, though. Does someone have experiences to share? I expect most things to work well since Intel seems to be generally well supported (CPU/GPU, WLAN/Bluetooth is by Intel). But it would be a shame if the touchpad didn't work well or something alike ...

Unfortunately I could only find information on different ZenBook models.

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