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Review: The $229 Moto G5 Plus stands as the king of budget Android (for now)

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 13:49

We’ve documented the decline of Motorola under Lenovo extensively. We still liked the phones, which had probably been developed mostly under Google’s ownership anyway, but in 2015 we started to see slower updates and shorter support lifecycles. Last year was when the wheels really started to come off. Not only did the company mostly ruin its flagship phone by swapping the inexpensive and competent Moto X for the expensive and weird Moto Z, but Lenovo issued several contradictory statements about software updates that made it unclear whether the Z or the fourth-generation Moto G would be receiving regular updates at all.

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ELKDAT Tool Released To Ease Linux Kernel Development & Testing

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 13:43

ELKDAT is a new Linux kernel project to provide an easy kernel development and testing tool.

ELKDAT is capable of automatically setting up the Linux kernel source repository and a VM for development and testing. With a single command it can build/install/boot any custom kernel build, run a given set of tests on the kernel, tests all the patches in a patch-set, and have automated bisecting using the virtual machine.

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Microsoft Hates Linux: Got Caught, Pretended Just an Accident

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 13:28

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lm-sensors (it87) monitoring support for some AM4 motherboards

Reddit - Fri, 2017-03-24 13:07

it87 driver has received updates to recognize ITE's "new" monitoring chips that has not been previously in the driver. At least some Asus B350 chipset boards have been confirmed to use these. IT8655E (Asus Prime B350m-A) IT8665E (Asus Prime X370-PRO)

You can download/clone the update driver from here. https://github.com/groeck/it87

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CodeWeavers has Released CrossOver 16.2.0 for Linux and MacOS

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-03-24 13:00

CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 16.2.0 for both macOS and Linux.

Early Look at Ubuntu 17.04

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:59
  • Trying Out Unity 8 + Mir On Ubuntu 17.04

    With Ubuntu 17.04, Unity 7 with the X.Org Server remains the default desktop environment, but Unity 8 and Mir can be found on the default ISO and it's just a matter of logging out and into the experimental Unity 8 session. It's really easy to try out for those interested. For my tests today I was using an Intel Xeon box with a Radeon RX 470 graphics card atop Ubuntu 17.04's default Mesa packages and kernel. Overall it was an interesting experience and while a lot of bugs remain, the Unity 8 experience was much better than the last time I tried it a few months ago and is almost up to being usable for a daily Linux desktop.

  • The Ubuntu 17.04 Beta Is Now Available to Download
  • They’re Here: Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 Flavours Available to Download
  • Ubuntu Linux 17.04 'Zesty Zapus' Final Beta now available for download in multiple DE flavors

    When someone is interested in trying a Linux-based desktop operating system for the first time, they often choose Ubuntu. This is a smart choice, as it is easy to use, well supported, and quite beautiful. Even if you don't like the Unity desktop environment, there are several other DEs, or flavors, from which to choose -- GNOME, KDE, and Xfce to name a few.

    Today, the Final Beta of Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus' becomes available for download. While it is never a good idea to run pre-release software on production machines, Canonical is claiming that it should be largely bug free at this point. In other words, if you understand the risks, it should be fairly safe. Home users aside, this is a good opportunity for administrators to conduct testing prior to the official release next month.

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Games for GNU/Linux and CrossOver

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:50

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San Francisco Open Source Voting System Project Continues On

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:47

At the February 15 Elections Commission meeting, the Elections Commission voted unanimously to ask the Mayor's Office to allocate $4 million towards initial development of the open source voting project for the 2018-19 fiscal year (from Aug. 2018 - July 2019). This would go towards initial development once the planning phase is complete.

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Detailed change log for deepin 15.4 RC

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:34

deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users.

After public test of deepin 15.4 Beta, we have received a lot of suggestions and feedback, we adopted part of them and fixed a lot of problems.

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More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:33
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...

2 new tools for creating more accessible projects

LXer - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:29
Accessibility has been an afterthought in development for far too long. The result has been costly retrofitting, the risk of inaccessible solutions, and unhappy users.We are where we are because developers often ignore accessibility in hopes that it will resolve on its own.read more

How do you pick a browser?

Reddit - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:27

I've been using computers for a long time but recently I felt like I wanted to become more of a serious user. For a very long time I've been using Firefox. I was aware of different browsers like Safari, etc. but I didn't realize there were so many.

Why are there so many different browsers and how do you find out which one is best for you? Ultimately a browser is just a window with tabs, so I don't understand why there are more than a few of them.

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GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-03-24 12:00

NetworkWorld: With the release of GNOME 3.24, Bryan Lunduke decided to give the Linux desktop another try

Can we stop using "the Tux" and "the Linux", please?

Reddit - Fri, 2017-03-24 11:49

After reading the most up voted article of today, https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/616ht5/the_story_behind_the_tux/ , I have realized that many people still call Linux as "the Linux" and Tux as "the Tux".

So, I decided to make this post and ask everybody to make this case clear once and for all.

From now on, we will call the mascot of Linux, Tux.

Some examples:


Right: Tux is a great mascot of Linux.

Wrong: The Tux is a great mascot of the Linux.


Right: Linux predates Tux.

Wrong: The Linux predates the Tux.


Tux is Linux and Linux is Tux.

Wrong: The Tux is the Linux and the Linux is the Tux.

Thanks! Happy March!


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Coreboot Picks Up A New Kabylake Chromebook "Fizz"

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-03-24 11:28
It may not be as exciting as hearing Dell looking at Coreboot, but another Intel-powered Chromebook is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

ELKDAT Tool Released To Ease Linux Kernel Development & Testing

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-03-24 11:16
ELKDAT is a new Linux kernel project to provide an easy kernel development and testing tool...

GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-03-24 11:06
Gtef is short for the GTK+ Text Editor Framework and makes it easier to develop text editors and IDEs with GNOME's toolkit...

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

LXer - Fri, 2017-03-24 11:06
For better work-life balance, work more outside of workIn 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).…


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