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Top 5 Linux Music Players

LXer - Fri, 2017-12-15 23:32
If your music format of choice is of a digital nature (mine happens to be vinyl) and your platform is Linux, you’re going to want a good GUI player to enjoy that music.

Desktop environment for 3d Modeling and rendering

Reddit - Fri, 2017-12-15 22:34

what is the best desktop environment for 3d Modeling and rendering (Blender and Maya) and using game engines like Unreal Engine. i will be using linux (manjaro) just for 3D modeling, animation and rendering, don't care about ease of use, effects, shiny stuff etc. Which desktop environment uses the least GPU resources. NOTE - i will use linux for testing games and 3D stuff in windowed mode not full screen

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Wine 3.0-RC2 Released

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-12-15 22:27
Since last week's code/feature freeze for the upcoming Wine 3.0, the second release candidate is now available...

Intro to Sails.js: Creating your first app and hosting it on a Linode server

LXer - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:37
If you’re new to Node.js but already familiar with MVC frameworks, Sails.js is a perfect fit for you. With Sails.js, you can easily build enterprise-grade Node.js apps

LunarG Adds New Size Option To Further Reduce Size Of SPIR-V

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-12-15 21:19
LunarG has been working to reduce the size of the SPIR-V intermediate representation used by Vulkan (and OpenCL 2.1+) through improvements to the SPIRV-Tools project...

smenu-0.9.10 is out

Reddit - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:22

You can use this small terminal-based selection tool to facilitate different types of interactions with users of your scripts

You can also create professional-looking menus with it ;-)

More here: https://github.com/p-gen/smenu

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Is there a way I can do the one handed pinch feature to zoom in and out with my trackpad on any linux distros?

Reddit - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:01

I'm coming from Windows 10 and am trying out different Linux distros to see what I like. So far have tried Mint Cinnamon and Kubuntu. I notice with both I can only zoom in and out by doing a two finger scroll while holding the ctrl button. Is there a way I can do a one handed pinch zoom in/out on linux?

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Amazon Linux 2 Benchmarks, 6-Way Linux OS EC2 Compute Cloud Comparison

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:00
With Amazon AWS this week having released Amazon Linux 2 LTS I was excited to put this updated cloud-focused operating system through some performance tests to see how it stacks up with the more well known Linux distributions.

An introduction to Joplin, an open source Evernote alternative

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:00

Joplin allows you to store and organize notes, files, and more, without fear of vendor lock-in.

How to Install Laravel 5 PHP Framework with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

LXer - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:43
Laravel is a free and open source PHP framework with MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern. In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to install Laravel version 5.4 with Nginx as the web server, PHP-FPM 7.0 and MariaDB.

Build a game framework with Python using the Pygame module

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:00

The first part of this series explored Python by creating a simple dice game

How to Install and Use Encryptpad on Ubuntu 16.04

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-12-15 18:00

HowToForge: EncryptPad is a free and open source software application that can be used for viewing and editing encrypted text

Linux Should Now Work For Some Knockoff PlayStation 3 Controllers

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-12-15 17:35
While the Linux kernel has supported the official Sony PlayStation 3 controller as an input device, some of the off-brand/knockoff models haven't quite behaved correctly on Linux but that's now being rectified...

Wayland's Weston Sees Patches For FreeBSD, Fractional HiDPI, Rust Bindings

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-12-15 17:08
A new contributor to the Wayland/Weston camp has been working on several improvements to the Weston reference compositor...

Chromebooks and Office 365 together will challenge Windows laptops

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-12-15 17:00

ZDnet: With Microsoft porting Office 365 to Chromebooks, a big reason to stick with Windows has gone out the door.

Centos7 and RHEL7 admins read!!!

Reddit - Fri, 2017-12-15 16:19


Today we had a problem with one of our centos7 servers. It was weird because /run partition went full. We found the cause to be systemd and in this particular scenario systemd was updated on october, but the server was not rebooted. After the update every cron job, login etc. writes a small file to /run/systemd/sessions/ but those files never get cleaned up. In our case this accumulated to millions of small files in that directory which hogged the whole temp filesystem.

Go check that folder from your servers and reboot if necessary. Because it is just a matter of time when the /run tempfs runs out of space.

Was a nice friday to see that this affects every single of our servers, including database.

Problem also confirmed by a fellow sysadmin whose organization runs RHEL7

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