ostechnix: Apticron is a simple, yet useful script which sends daily emails about pending package updates such as security updates, properly handling packages on hold both by dselect and aptitude.
In addition to being the organizer of XDC2016, Martin Peres also participated in several presentations at this week's conference in Helsinki. One of these pesentations by Martin was concerning 2D X.Org acceleration.
Martin basically presented on that rendering 2D on a modern X.Org Server is barely faster than CPU rendering, unless compositing. While being barely faster, it consumes more power than CPU-only rendering. But the good news is that more and more software is moving away from X-based rendering.
With the next GTK+ release there will be the GTK Scene Kit, Qt5 already has changed its renderer, and other projects are moving over to purely CPU-based rendering or GPU rendering with projects like Servo's WebRender, Google's Skia, and the new Intel FastUIDraw project.
Harry Wentland of AMD just presented at the XDC2016 conference about DAL, the big Display Abstraction Layer code-base, which many AMD Linux users have been waiting to see merged in order to have Polaris audio support and this is one of the stepping stones for seeing FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync and other modern display capabilities.
We have been covering DAL for months since AMD open-sourced it and since then they've been trying to clean it up, remove some redundancies compared to what core DRM offers, etc. DAL is a big piece of the puzzle that's left for getting mainlined so the AMDGPU open-source kernel driver can be closer to feature parity with the closed-source driver and what's provided on Windows.
HowToForge: In this tutorial, we will install Drupal 8.1.10 with Nginx web server, MariaDB 10 as the database server and PHP-FPM (PHP 7.0) to handle PHP requests.
Boyle Wolfbane wanted to rule the world. He failed. Miserably. Forced into retirement early, Boyle now spends his days arguing with haunted trees and scaring off the occasional knight. At least he still has Fang, his loyal storm wolf. Things could be worse. He could have been born a hero.
Aveyond 4 is a game filled with humour and fun. The 30+ hour RPG will keep you engrossed in its humorous storyline, witty dialogues, beautiful artwork and soothing music. The game features seven playable characters, each with his/her unique personality and dozens of areas to visit, monsters to fight and items to collect. What's more? Along with the main storyline, there are dozens of side quests you can complete to earn special rewards, ranging from a bag of gold to a magical creature.
Do not adjust your monitors, you read that correctly. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, Chaos Rising and Retribution are officially coming to Linux and will be released on September 29th [Feral Mini-site].
opensource.com: Managing disk space has always been a significant task for sysadmins. In this guide, learn how LVM can make managing storage easier.
FOSSforce: You've owned your printer for a year or more, and have happily used off-brand ink cartridges during that time.