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Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

LXer - Sat, 2017-04-22 10:46
GNOME all the way, babyReview The arrival of Ubuntu 17.04 this month was completely overshadowed by Mark Shuttleworth's decision to abandon the Unity desktop for a stock GNOME Shell interface.…

Top 5: Projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast Python, and more

LXer - Sat, 2017-04-22 08:52
In this week's top 5, we highlight projects for Raspberry Pi at home, how to write fast and thread-safe Python, 12 ways to study a new programming language, a Linux-friendly amplifier for listening to music, and 3 open source boilerplate web design templates.Top 5 articles of the week5. 3 open source boilerplate web design templatesread more

Opinions on touch screen OS?

Reddit - Sat, 2017-04-22 08:51

Long story short, i want to root my Nook tablet and install a new OS via micro sd card. Any preferences on OS for tablets? I was leaning towards ether Ubuntu touch, firefox, or the latest android. I'd love to hear your opinions!

If its important, i have the 2016 Nook 7" tablet that came out last year. 8GB internal storage.

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Linux Backlight Brightness Keyboard Shortcuts

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-04-22 08:00

FreedomPenguin: How to provide consistent laptop backlight key mapping without across any Linux distribution.

What's a good portable (bootable USB) linux solution? (Persistent)

Reddit - Sat, 2017-04-22 07:10

EDIT: I didn't mean for this to read as a support post. So I radically changed from my original comment about my poor experience.

Do you use a persistent Linux install from USB?

Why do you use your persistent drive?

What's the coolest thing about it you couldn't live without now?

How did you create you persistent install?

Is it important to you that files on the USB can be read from windows?

Are you able to use the full potential of you high volume, fast USB 3 drive?

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Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue Apple, phone carriers

LXer - Sat, 2017-04-22 06:58
Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC, a unit of Acacia, has sued Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The company says that the five industry giants infringe four patents related to basic cell phone technologies. All four patents originated at Nokia, which has been sharing its patents in so-called "patent privateering" arrangements for some years now.

I think it's time for me to give up on Arch Linux

Reddit - Sat, 2017-04-22 05:12

i'm a long time Linux User. I think my first distro was Mandrake around 98 probably? From there I went to slack and learned a ton, then went to Gentoo and learned even more. Afterwards I discovered Arch and fell in love (I'm not listing everything I've tried, just the ones that stuck).

Over the last 5 or 6 years I've been running linux exclusively in VMWare since I only had a single machine and I like to play games. Recently I decided to finally build a rig for my office (extra bedroom) and wanted to run Linux instead.

I went with Arch since it's what I know and love, and I have to say, my experience with it is less than optimal... MUCH less than optimal.

I tend to develop in VM's, which is super convenient because I freelance and it means I can have specific environments for each client, regardless of OS they use.

There have been a lot of issues, but the most recent is this:

I log in one day and I start getting an error that VBox can't find my audio card when configured for PulseAudio. But it seems to be able to find the card when I specify Alsa, so whatever. The sound is as crystal clear as always, so I'm happy.

Well tonight I log in and now it can't find my audio card via Alsa, but it CAN find it via PulseAudio, so... now it's the opposite problem. Only, all sound coming from my VM's is now choppy as shit, basically unusable. Note that it's crystal clear from the host, just can't use it from the guest VM.

Now I know what you're going to say. It's either a problem with my i7, 16GB ram machine not having the performance, or something is configured badly with PulseAudio in general. Or it's a problem with me (see? I do know the Linux community).

I don't care.

I've been using Linux for a lot of years. I still maintain that portage is better than pacman, but I stopped using Gentoo shortly after Robbins stepped down because I experienced a distinct increase in update problems.

And now I find myself back at the same spot with Arch. It's just too inconsistent for me.

I'm all for taking the time to configure the system just so. I enjoy doing it from time to time. A fresh install and hours upon hours of playing with things and configurations is as fun for me as it is for anyone. Hell, just the other day I was tweaking the shit out of my vim config (again!)

But once configured, I want it to stay that way. I want things to work day after day, week after week, month after month. I understand there are going to be the occasional problems, nothing is perfect, but Arch is constant problems. What I described above is just the latest issue that put me over the edge.

And so it is that I say goodbye to Arch Linux. I'm not entirely happy about it, I actually really like the system overall, but I use this machine to make money with and I cannot have it not working on any given day.

At the moment I'm looking at OpenSUSE tumbleweed as everything I've read up on it states it has much better QA than arch and will generally not break. If I find this doesn't work for me I'm probably just going to go back to running Windows on the machine with Linux exclusively in the VM. I honestly don't look forward to that, but at some point consistency is more important to me than the particular OS.

If anyone has any other suggestions, and reasons why they think it will be a better fit for me, please let me know.

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Bryan Lunduke Interviews Richard Stallman

LXer - Sat, 2017-04-22 05:03
Last Friday, the Linux Tycoon (as well as the guy who's been known to say "Linux sucks"), Bryan Lunduke, sat down for a free form interview with Richard Stallman. We figured that no dyed-in-the-wool FOSSer would want to miss that.

5 lessons learned when developing my first web app

LXer - Sat, 2017-04-22 03:09
I developed my first web app as part of my final project in college. Instead of developing a web app only for the purpose of completing my project, I chose to develop one that could solve a real-world problem. I decided to create Cyber Manager, an online cyber cafe management system for cyber cafe administrators, which has been downloaded nearly 3,000 times since I first uploaded it on SourceForge.net in 2011.

Collabora Office 5.3 Officially Released, Based on LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 02:24

Today, April 21, 2017, Collabora was proud to announce the official release of Collabora Office 5.3 office suite based on the latest stable LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite.

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Linux Backlight Brightness Keyboard Shortcuts

LXer - Sat, 2017-04-22 01:14
The first tip I’d recommend is to go into your power management preferences, make sure your settings for “on AC” and “on battery” are set to not dim display when idle. This is usually a checkbox found for both AC and battery tabs. Also, do the same with the option for “Reduce backlight brightness” in the battery section. To make sure the changes take immediate effect, be sure to restart your computer.


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