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Recording a quick screencast on Fedora Workstation

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-27 16:26
Learn how to make a screencast on Fedora Workstation using the built-in feature to capture high-quality, short videos of your screen.

Manjaro Left Me Cold

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-04-27 16:00

 FreedomPenguin: I had a short but intense affair with Manjaro that ended in our going our separate ways.

Is Debian Difficult to Install?

LXer - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:29
In casual conversation, most Linux users will tell you that the Debian distribution is hard to install. Mention that you have installed it multiple times, and people are apt to look at you as if you are some kind of stone-cold geek. After all, wasn't the original point of Ubuntu was to make Debian available to everyone?

When you run an app what it can do outside of it's own merit?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:28

Please explain like for user here once and for all. What are the risks of running apps? (non-root) To what other part of the system they have access other than their own files? Can they change or read anything else?

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Warsow 2.1 Recently Released With Offloaded Rendering

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:10
While checking on various Linux game benchmarks this morning, I noticed Warsow 2.1 was quietly released at the end of March without much attention. Warsow continues to be a multi-platform, GPL-licensed first-person shooter game powered by the Qfusion engine, a very distant derivative of the Quake II engine...

Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" Has Become an LTS Release, Supported Until May 2018

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:00

What this means exactly is that the security support for the entire Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" series has been handed over to the Debian LTS (Long Term Support) Team

What would the happen to desktop Linux if Canonical were to blink out of existence tomorrow?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:43

I have been using Ubuntu on and off in some form for almost a decade, but lately I have been under the impression that Canonical is increasingly phoning Ubuntu releases in: 14.04 was pretty good, with the exception of some buggy, broken packages that were never fixed. IMHO 15.10 was the worst release of Ubuntu that I have ever used. 16.04 has major bugs with the Gnome software center as well as many other bugs at this point, and I have already seen it referred to as the buggiest LTS release in Ubuntu's history.

I genuinely like Ubuntu and I want to see it succeed. The popularity of Ubuntu has resulted in a lot of good things for desktop Linux over the years, for example, I feel that there is a lot of commercial software (Steam for one) that may not have ever supported Linux without a distribution with the popularity and recognition that Ubuntu has. I also feel that Ubuntu has done a lot to make desktop Linux more accessible and has influenced other distros to do the same. With the inclusion of PPA's, Ubuntu has the largest amount of available packages among distros. If software is packaged for Linux, it very likely has a .deb for Ubuntu even if no other Linux distro is supported. I am well aware that there are other desktop Linux distros exist besides Ubuntu, I use Debian and Opensuse regularly and I have used just about everything else over the years, but it is hard to argue the importance of Ubuntu.

I think that it is fair to say that the desktop product has languished since at least 12.04. Nothing really has changed; Unity has seen some minor revisions and the rest of Ubuntu has simply incorporated upstream changes from Debian. They have promising big changes (MIR, Unity 8, new theme, new icons, etc.) since at least 13.04 that have yet to materialize. I feel like the overall quality has gone downhill as well.

I know that Canonical has yet to become profitable, and that they have put a lot of resources into projects that haven't really gone anywhere (Ubuntu TV, Ubuntu phone..). At this point, I wouldn't be massively surprised if Canonical were to pull the plug on the desktop and focus on the cloud within a few more releases.

So were would that leave us? Would it set back the adoption of desktop Linux and commercial software support or would it help? What distro would become the next de facto desktop Linux distro? What do you think of recent Ubuntu releases and what do you think the chances are of Canonical discontinuing their desktop release in the future?

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GCC 6.1 Released

Reddit - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:20

GCC 6.1 Compiler Officially Released With OpenMP 4.5, C++14 Default & Much More

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:01
Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat today announced the official release of the big GCC 6.1 compiler update!..

How to Use dir Command with Different Options and Arguments in Linux

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:00

 tecmint: This article shows some examples of using the dir command to list the contents of a directory.

OpenMandriva Adds F2FS Support

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:54
It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the OpenMandriva Linux distribution, but they wrote in today with news about adding Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) support...

KDE's Krita 3.0 Now In Beta

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:48
The developers behind KDE's flagship digital painting and animation program have this morning announced the Krita 3.0 Beta...

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:48
  • LAS At LinuxFest Northwest

    Just wrapped up another outstanding year at Linux Fest Northwest! Despite some technical hiccups, the guys over at Jupiter Broadcasting did a great job as always. Below, you can also see some former co-hosts that stopped by to chat with the guys at JB. Both myself and openSUSE’s Bryan Lunduke made appearances, however Bryan went a step further and took the show on a trip down memory lane.

  • 10 reasons for using multiple partitions

    Most Linux beginners content themselves with a single system partition and a swap drive. However, as they gain experience, they learn the advantages of dividing the system across several partitions.

  • Parted Magic 2016_04_26 Drops Chrome, Adds Support for Secure Erasing NVMe SSDs

    Today, April 26, 2016, Parted Magic LLC announced the release of the Parted Magic 2016_04_26 Live CD that users can use to do various system administration tasks.

    Parted Magic is a payed distribution, an independent commercial project based on popular open-source software projects, such as the widely used GParted partition editor, TestDisk partition recovery and file undelete tool, and, of course, the Linux kernel.

    Today's Parted Magic 2016_04_26 release of the commercial Live CD provides updated partitioning and data recovery tools, among which we can mention Linux kernel 4.5.2, TestDisk 7.1, AMDGPU (xf86-video-amdgpu) 1.1.0, OpenSSL 1.0.1s, OpenSSH 7.2p2, Mozilla Firefox 45.0.2, GNU ddrescue 1.21, NTFS-3G 2016.2.22, Mozilla NSS 3.23, and wimlib 1.9.0.

  • Manjaro Left Me Cold

    I had a short but intense affair with Manjaro that ended in our going our separate ways. It was not I who ended what seemed to be a promising relationship, though. Obviously, Manjaro had had enough of me after only 4 days and left me cold.

  • The year of the Linux desktop may never arrive

    Some Linux pundits and users have long awaited the year of the Linux desktop. But somehow it still hasn't arrived. A writer at Digital Trends thinks that the year of the Linux desktop is a myth that will never happen.

  • Intel Publishes Complete Source Code To The Arduino 101 Firmware

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:47

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TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-04-27 13:45
  • Summaries from Gnome Asia Summit 2016

    Hats of for making it happen in India again. Most of the information regarding conference available at web. Though i am using Gnome almost 10+ years, this is my first Gnome summit and also mine first conference as a Keynote speaker.

  • 3rd Party Fedora Repositories and AppStream

    I was recently asked how to make 3rd party repositories add apps to GNOME Software. This is relevant if you run a internal private repo for employee tools, or are just kind enough to provide a 3rd party repo for Fedora or RHEL users for your free or non-free applications.

  • The GNOME Foundation welcomes ARM device donations

    ORINDA, CA. Recently, the GNOME Foundation sent out a request seeking donations of ARM build server hardware so that the GNOME project could improve the support and quality of the GNOME desktop on ARM devices.

  • Congratulations, interns!

    The Outreachy page has announced the interns for the May-August 2016 internship. There are five interns who will work with GNOME. I look forward to working with Ciarrai, Renata, and Diana on usability testing for GNOME. Congratulations on being accepted to the internship!

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