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#MoreThanCode: Technology for social justice

LXer - Sat, 2018-11-03 11:14
There has long been a symbiotic relationship between the open source software movement and social justice champions. A recent research report, #MoreThanCode: Practitioners reimagine the landscape of technology for justice and equity, offers valuable advice to anyone interested in leveraging technology to support a cause.

Rustlang Is Now Working On 14 Debian Architectures With POWER & MIPS Now In Good Shape

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-11-03 11:11
For fans of the Rust programming language, it's now running on 14 different Debian architectures -- including all of the release architectures -- as we move towards the Debian 10.0 "Buster" release next year...

SDL2 Nukes Its Mir Support With Wayland Compatibility In Great Shape

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-11-03 11:05
Following this week's release of SDL 2.0.9, Ryan Gordon has gone ahead and removed the Mir back-end from this portability/abstraction layer commonly used by cross-platform games...

Two Open Source Mobile App Development Frameworks To Make Mobile Dev Easier

LXer - Sat, 2018-11-03 09:19
Are there open source frameworks available for mobile development? There certainly are. Let’s take a look at two tools available for this particular task.

System76 readies release of American-made powerhouse Linux PC

LXer - Sat, 2018-11-03 07:25
Video: Can you make a PC in the US anymore? Linux system builder System76 proved you can do it.

how do i get rid of dependency is not satisfiable libpng12-3-0(>= 3.16.2) (more in the text)

Reddit - Sat, 2018-11-03 07:22

so im using elementary 16.04 xenial 64 bit and im trying to download intel graphics update tool but when i use gdebi it says

dependency is not satisfiable libpng12-3-0(>= 3.16.2)

how do i get rid of this?

EDIT: wrote ubunuu instead of elementary

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Future of KDE in Perspective

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-11-03 07:15
  • KDE has been deprecated in RHEL 7.6 and future version of RHEL

    Red Hat is moving KDE to EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repo. To install KDE on a CentOS or RHEL or Fedora, you need to setup EPE repo. Fedora act as a test bed and upstream distro for RHEL. However, Red Hat is not going to put engineering and Software quality assurance (SQA) resources in KDE.

  • Red Hat killing off KDE [Ed: Misleading headline, I think by intention (author's history is a giveaway)]

    Red Hat appears to have used the news of its takeover by IBM to bury the news that it was killing off KDE.

    In the RHEL 7.6 changelog the following appears Red Hat said that KDE Plasma Workspaces (KDE), which has been provided as an alternative to the default GNOME desktop environment has been deprecated.

    'Deprecated' as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a warning that certain functionality may be removed or replaced in the future.

  • Nitrux: Linux, KDE Plasma 5, Qt and Nomad Desktop

    This sounds very similar to Elementary OS, but instead of Gnome and Gtk+-oriented, it's built around Qt and KDE technologies. I like distributions that try to do something more interesting than being just another random Gnome or KDE distribution, and I especially like how the open source Linux community seems to be focusing more and more on polish, design, and simplicity lately. Very welcome additions to the Linux world.

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Ubuntu & Deja Dup - Get up, backup

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-11-03 07:05

Deja Dup is a deceptively clever tool. It looks too simple - blame Gnome for that - but it has an extensive set of options and features. In my testing, it was reliable. But then, Deja Dup can also be improved. Better and more fine-grained control of backup data (file control), better scheduling (exact times and/or conditions for when the backup ought to run), and slightly more clarity around backup retention. I am also not sure regarding encryption, and whether backup passwords actually mean exactly that. Lastly, the support for additional cloud services would be a nice thing, because there's no reason for any particular one or two to be featured and for the rest to be excluded. Duplicity does support numerous cloud platforms, there's no reason for Deja Dup to behave differently.

All that said, most Linux distributions do not promote backups well enough, and/or do not necessarily include simple and practical tools that even less skilled users can try with confidence. Ubuntu backups are not a new thing, of course, but I finally got around to testing the functionality, and I'm glad I did. This seems like a nice compromise between nothing and other, somewhat more difficult rsync frontends. Simple use, password protection and multi-location support are the main selling points. If you don't have your own robust backup mechanism in place, this is a good choice to start. Definitely worth checking out. Take care.

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GNU Linux-Libre 4.19 Kernel Is Now Available for Those Seeking 100% Freedom

LinuxToday - Sat, 2018-11-03 07:00

While the GNU Linux-Libre 4.19 kernel comes with all these goodies found in the upstream Linux 4.19 kernel, it doesn't ship with proprietary code.

AMD Sends Out Linux Temperature Driver Patches For Zen 2 CPUs

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-11-03 06:57

It looks like my report on AMD kicking off Zen 2 Linux enablement from last month is panning out. Earlier this week they posted the initial AMD Zen 2 "znver2" support for the GCC compiler and they are ending the week back in kernel space with an updated hardware monitoring driver for being able to report the CPU core temperatures of these CPUs shipping in 2019.

The patch series sent out a short time ago add k10temp support for AMD F17h M30h. The k10temp driver is the "hwmon" subsystem driver for reading the CPU core temperature on recent generations of AMD hardware, including Zen 1 and soon Zen 2. Family 17h Model 30 and newer is Zen 2, which is also firmed up by the aforementioned znver2 compiler patches.

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This sub seems to be generally anti Gnome....

Reddit - Sat, 2018-11-03 06:49

Why not enough people talking about MATE and Cinnamon? They put both KDE and Gnome to shame.

Discussion regarding KDE death in RHEL no one mentions either of these desktops.

Remember these are forks of gnome.. (MATE = gnome2 fork, Cinnamon = mutter fork), both are much more stable, functional and doesn't eat CPU/RAM.

Even KDE seems to be a resource hog?

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More Thoughts and Analysis of IBM-Red Hat

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-11-03 06:33

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What am I missing?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-11-03 06:09

I built a new server tonight, and chose Ubuntu Server 18.04. I had lots of experience with 16.04, and decided to give a try to the next LTS.

However, my very first interaction with it, in setting a static IP, yielded 2 hours of failure.

I followed every example I could find for the YAML config file it needs. No matter how I adjusted my indentations, or attempted to try, I could not get it to apply.

I would receive vague error messages like "expected mapping", and other things which Googling the resolutions to yielded no fruit.

I'm moving back to 16.04, but I was just wondering if anyone had an idea for what I'm missing? Am I alone?

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Kowalski, analysis!

Reddit - Sat, 2018-11-03 05:58

Wi-Fi adapter options

Reddit - Sat, 2018-11-03 05:56

So I recently bought a laptop and installed Elementary OS on it. It's a good system and I capped it from 2 GBs of ram to 4 and it runs pretty smoothly. However it has a slow NIC that only picks up 2.4 and not 5.0 access points, does anyone know of some good plug and play adapters I can buy.

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Any program for linux similar to "stardock fences"?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-11-03 04:57

It's really the only thing keeping me on Windows.

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