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Solus Project to No Longer Offer a Release Schedule, Solus 1.2.1 Gets Delayed

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-07-25 12:35

Solus Project founder and architect Ikey Doherty announced on July 24, 2016, that the static release schedule for their Solus operating system is officially and completely dropped.

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Feral Interactive Ports Life Is Strange to Linux and Mac, Episode 1 Is Now Free

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-07-25 12:33

Feral Interactive has recently announced that they have managed to successfully port the popular, award-winning Life Is Strange game to GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

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Introduction to Modularity

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-07-25 12:29

Modularity is an exciting, new initiative aimed at resolving the issue of diverging (and occasionally conflicting) lifecycles of different “components” within Fedora. A great example of a diverging and conflicting lifecycle is the Ruby on Rails (RoR) lifecycle, whereby Fedora stipulates that itself can only have one version of RoR at any point in time – but that doesn’t mean Fedora’s version of RoR won’t conflict with another version of RoR used in an application. Therefore, we want to avoid having “components”, like RoR, conflict with other existing components within Fedora.

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Our First Look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-07-25 12:25

Now that I’ve had about a week to play around in Mint 18, I find a lot to like and have no major complaints. While Cinnamon probably isn’t destined to become my desktop of choice, I don’t dislike it and find it, hands down, the best of the GNOME based desktops I’ve tried so far. Anybody looking for a powerful, all purpose distro that’s designed to work smoothly and which can be mastered with ease would be hard pressed to find anything better.

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WICD or Network Manager?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-07-25 11:50

I switched to XFCE4 completely recently and want to get rid of all the gnome stuff. So I installed wicd and removed network manager and everything seems to be working well. It looks like a simpler application for managing networks. So I wonder why all major distros or desktop environment still use network manager instead. Are there some obvious pitfalls using wicd?

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NETDATA - Best Real Time Performance Monitoring Tool for Linux

LXer - Mon, 2016-07-25 11:27
Netdata is a real-time performance monitoring solution, which used to monitor all our systems and applications on Linux PCs, servers or embedded devices. Netdata written in C and is extremely lightweight with less than 1% CPU utilization of a single core. We have already covered many more Monitoring Tools that are capable to presenting statistics of past performance but netdata is designed to be perfect for real-time performance troubleshooting.

The subtle art of the Desktop

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-07-25 11:17

The history of the Gnome and KDE desktops go a long way back and their competition, for the lack of a better term, is almost as famous in some circles as the religious divide between Emacs and Vi. But is that competition stil relevant in 2016? Are there notable differences between Gnome and KDE that would position each other on a specific segment of users? Having both desktops running on my systems (workstation + laptop) but using really only one of them at all times, I wanted to find out by myself.

My workstation and laptop both run ArchLinux, which means I tend to run the latest stable versions of pretty much any desktop software. I will thus be considering the latest stable versions from Gnome and KDE in this post. Historically, the two environments stem from different technical platforms: Gnome relies on the GTK framework while KDE, or more exactly the Plasma desktop environment, relies on Qt. For a long time, that is until well into the development of the Gnome 3.x platform, the major difference was not just technical, it was one of style and experience. KDE used to offer a desktop experience that was built along the lines of Windows, with a start center on the bottom left, a customizable side bar, and desktop widgets. Gnome had its two bars on the top and bottom of the screen, and was seemingly used as the basis for the first design of Mac OS X, with the top bar offering features that were later found in the Apple operating system.

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Nicotine+ anybody?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-07-25 11:10

Hi guys,

Not a support question but rather looking for suggestions.

Years ago I used Nicotine+ but recently I felt the itch to try it again.

Although still available in many repositories of mostly all distributions, I have realized that development and support had been discontinued at least for 3 years now...?.

I know they are others Soulseek linux-based solutions, but they are mostly closed sources and I rather will not use them.

Another alternative was Museek+ but again with the same fate as Nicotine+

I was wondering, how secure is using an "abandoned" software like this and what risk could you expect from it?

I'm asking because I'm sure there are people out there using it yet.

should its use be discouraged ?

Thanks in Advance.

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Feral Interactive Ports Life Is Strange to Linux and Mac, Episode 1 Is Now Free

LXer - Mon, 2016-07-25 09:15
Feral Interactive announced recently that they managed to successfully port the popular, award-winning Life Is Strange game to GNU/Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.

I'm still not a fan of case-sensitive directories in Linux.

Reddit - Mon, 2016-07-25 08:52

I've been burned by this many times, as someone who occasionally dabbles in Linux. I can't see how the benefits of having both /home/doomed/desktop and /home/doomed/Desktop outweigh the pain -- having to manually verify the capitalization of all my folders. The distros I use (ex. Lubuntu) helpfully capitalize the folders they ship with (Desktop, Documents, etc.).

I did some reading, and one of the basic arguments was that it's easier to make programs that are case-sensitive, because of how character maps are. With that logic, why not just type all our text in binary or assembly, to please the computers that apparently must rule our life? Oh, the pages on Google where people gleefully report that they name their files and folders in all lowercase now, because they use Linux and it keeps things simpler.

What is the usability benefit of case-sensitive file and folder names? That is, the ability to name a file file.txt and File.txt and do the same for directories? Wouldn't that be frowned upon in any professional environment? "Sorry I lost the orbiter, boss, but on the plus side, we found out a capitalization error in the propulsion script."

Humans use computers. Maybe make computers easier to use for humans and some intelligent dogs?

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Making a system with kernel (eth0,tty) + bash - that's it

Reddit - Mon, 2016-07-25 08:14

How hard will it be to make a distro (if you can call it that) where the only things are:

(1) Linux Kernel (compile it myself) (2) Hard Disk (MBR/GPT, Boot, Swap, Regular partition) (3) Bash Shell (4) Devices: Eth0, TTY0

I need it to be loadable on a Virtual Machine (Microsoft HyperV or Xen) so I can throw it up AWS or Azure.

Has anybody tried this?

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Cool linux hardware

Reddit - Mon, 2016-07-25 08:05

I love little linux tech like the pocket chip and the raspberry pi. Does anyone know where I can find more tech like that?

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Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Released, Upgrade Path from Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Now Open

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-07-25 07:12

The first point release of the Xubuntu 16.04 LTS computer operating system has been officially published as part of the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) announcement earlier in the week.

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SEO Basics – What Is SEO? How SEO Strategy Can Boost Your Blog Traffic?

LXer - Mon, 2016-07-25 07:04
Search Engine Optimisation a.k.a SEO is the life of any blogger. Mastering it will get you to the peak of success but ignoring it will take you nowhere. No matter what topic you write on if you don’t practice SEO in your articles then you will not get even an impression on first page of google search. In this SEO guide, I will discuss SEO basics & SEO importance for your own blog or website.

Oracle Outs VirtualBox 5.1.2 with Better Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-07-25 07:00

For Linux hosts, the VirtualBox 5.1.2 release adds better support for the latest builds of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system

Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released, Introduces Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs

LXer - Mon, 2016-07-25 04:52
After a week of holiday fun, Linus Torvalds has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7 for all GNU/Linux operating systems.

Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-07-25 03:00

LinuxPlanet: The fourth major new Linux kernel of 2016 is now out with the debut today of Linux 4.7

Terminator A Linux Terminal Emulator With Multiple Terminals In One Window

LXer - Mon, 2016-07-25 02:58
Each Linux distribution has a default terminal emulator for interacting with system through commands. But the default terminal app might not be perfect for you. There are so many terminal apps that will provide you more functionalities to perform more tasks simultaneously to sky-rocket speed of your work. Such useful terminal emulators include Terminator, a multi-windows supported free terminal emulator for your Linux system.

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