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Hands-on with Ubuntu MATE 16.04 on the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 18:40

To put things into a fair perspective, keep in mind that we are talking about a computer that costs $25 or so and can be used with a display, keyboard and mouse which a lot of people are going to have on hand already. That means for a very small amount of money, you can have a very nice computer running one of the most popular Linux distributions. Some people (including me) might argue that there are really not many (or any) significant advantages of Ubuntu MATE over Raspbian, but even I can't deny that MATE looks more polished, and if you are accustomed to Ubuntu in general or MATE in particular, then this distribution is the way to go.

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Solus Project Announces New Tool for Enabling Better Steam Integration on Linux

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 18:38

Ikey Doherty and the Solus Project are proud to announce today the availability of a new project that aims to better integrate the Steam client on various GNU/Linux operating systems.

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GNOME 3.21.2 Released

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-05-27 18:36


The second snapshot of the GNOME 3.21 cycle is now available!!

To compile GNOME 3.21.2, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).

[1] https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/
[2] https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.21.2/

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.21.1 and 3.21.2
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.21/3.21.2/NEWS
apps - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.21/3.21.2/NEWS

Also: GNOME 3.21.2 Released With More Wayland Improvements, Flatpak

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Rise of Open Cloud Architecture and Over-the-Top (OTT) Network Services

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-05-27 18:33

To meet greater traffic demands and lower operating costs, some of the world’s largest service providers today are looking at open source software to deliver new network services using OpenStack and Linux containers.

In a panel on ‘Rise of Open Cloud Architectures and Over-the-Top Network Services’ at Open Networking Summit 2016, speakers from Arista, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and Akanda shared OpenStack implementations for over the top (OTT) network services.

Turn Your Old Laptop into a Chromebook

Linux.com - Fri, 2016-05-27 18:00
Title: Turn Your Old Laptop into a Chromebook27 MayLearn more

Sabayon ARM Project Brings the Gentoo-Based Distro to Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-05-27 18:00

 softpedia: Sabayon jumps on the ARM bandwagon with its latest Sabayon ARM project

Solus Project Announces New Tool for Enabling Better Steam Integration on Linux

LXer - Fri, 2016-05-27 17:55
Ikey Doherty and the Solus Project announced today the availability of a new project that aims to integrate the Steam client on various GNU/Linux operating systems much better.

Can a GNU/Linux system/server be configured to act as destination for "HP Digital Fax"?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-05-27 17:18

With my older 8500-series HP printer I could configure the destination for scan-to-PC and fax-to-PC to be a standard Samba/CIFS shared folder, from the web UI.

Can anyone using one of the more recent models confirm that the "HP Digital Fax" functionality can be configured as before in the web UI? The documentation (for seems to imply this now requires a Windows/Mac system (and dedicated HP software).

I've asked on HP's forum too, hopefully this is still as easy to configure as before.

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Wine 1.9.11 Has Direct3D 11 Improvements

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-27 17:07
Out now is Wine 1.9.11 and its release has improvements in its Direct3D 11 support, but still it doesn't appear that Wine is ready yet for handling all the latest D3D11 AAA games...

Install Squid + squidGuard on CentOS 7 And Block Websites Using This Proxy

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-05-27 17:00

 LinuxPitStop: Squid is a well known web proxy application which is used to filter and cache the web traffic.

GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal Cards Go Up For Sale Today

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-27 17:00
This morning the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition cards are available for sale as well as various GTX 1080 cards offered by AIB partners...

Font improvements in Fedora 24 Workstation

LXer - Fri, 2016-05-27 16:58
Cantarell is the default font in Fedora Workstation. It comes courtesy of the GNOME desktop community, which designed and chose Cantarell. Recently the maintainers of Canatrell have done a great deal of work on the typeface to improve readability and appearance. There are... Continue Reading →

Linux 4.7 Adding DP++ Dongle Detection For The Intel DRM Driver

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-05-27 16:42
Following the DRM feature pull for Linux 4.7 sent at the beginning of the week, David Airlie has now sent in a batch of "DRM fixes" for Linux 4.7 that does include some new functionality too...

Is the Geforce GTX 1080 suitable for Linux Gaming?

Reddit - Fri, 2016-05-27 16:31

Hi guys!

Since these beasts seem to be really good, I am thinking of updating my GPU, but I am not sure, if these cards work out of the box on Linux. Does anyone has any experience regarding this issue? What about GSync support? Thx!

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