Linux.com: At first blush, Conky is a system monitor that will display pertinent information on your desktop
When Samsung started releasing Edge devices last year, people were pretty excited as to what the dual curved displays can add to the user experience, However, some were pretty disappointed as you couldn’t do that much with them except to see color-coded notifications and other minor things. But with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge this year, plus the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, users were able to get a bit more out of the display. An open-source project now lets you control your music player from the edge display.
The Edge panel created by XDA developer hymxdev will work for Samsung devices that of course have the Edge display, including the Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, S7 Edge, and even the Galaxy Note 5, if the Edge screen feature is enabled in the phablet. It will let you control your music player without having to open the app itself. All you have to do is install the app and then use the Edge display to Play/Pause, Next track, Previous track, etc. What you can do also depends on the music player you’re using.
The entire essay continues on a similar note. Although the title implies this is a rant about Ubuntu and Debian, he seems to paint the entirety of Linux Land with the same broad brush. And that would be factually wrong.
"Factually wrong" doesn't mean he hasn't pointed out some serious problems. He has. I and many other Linux users see the same problems he identifies. What's "factually wrong" is that these problems are built into the combination of kernel, system software, and applications generally called either "Linux" or "GNU/Linux". And his implication that there's no reasonable way for a user to avoid these problems is also factually wrong.
The bottom line of my objection to his essay is this: Nobody should use software they don't like, especially if there's a reasonable alternative. And by extension, why is Linas still using Debian and Ubuntu and systemd and Firefox and Chrome and Gnome? There are reasonable alternatives to every single one of them.
I was at LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 last weekend. I’ve been going to LFNW for several years now, and I look forward to it every year – it’s just a great conference, which has managed to grow to nearly 2000 registrations this year while keeping its community/grassroots feel. The talks are always widely varied and interesting, and there’s a great feeling that you could run into anyone doing anything – I spent an hour or two at the social event talking to a group of college students who run a college radio station entirely on F/OSS, which was awesome.
Just a short update on foss-north – the schedule is up. We have a whole list of speakers that I’m super excited about and tickets are selling well. I still don’t know what to expect, but more than 1/3 of the tickets are gone and the sales numbers are actually even better for the full priced tickets than the early birds.
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Text resizing with the scroll wheel.
Yeah, I know it might seem like a trivial thing. But the truth is that the programs and their authors have various eye sight and various ideas about how big the font should be.
In KDE if I feel I need a little bigger font I press CTRL and scroll the mouse wheel. It's almost in every KDE editor/application with text areas. It's so handy, especially if I want to see more code, than go back to regular size, or if I am tired at night increase it even more, etc.
In Gnome apps like gedit I am out of luck. Or maybe there is a plugin for that, I don't know.
Why can't Gnome developers add the increase/decrease font size feature like it is in KDE?
The Gnome fans answer always that it's not a problem and I can set that in settings.
Adjusting font size according to my actual emotion/eye strain with CTRL and scrolling a wheel on my mouse it's something I cannot give up KDE.
There is only a few programs in Gnome camp that allow this, in KDE it's much more common.
If the Gnome devs are reading this, I hope they will start using this feature much more often.
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After deleting a partition and resizing the other I ended up with my HDD constantly using around 2M/s, was wondering wtf happened. Well it seems that this did:
Yet another day when I learned something new and all that because of GNOME extension that shows me my disk I/O., thanks GNOME ;)submitted by /u/gutigen
I posted my Raspberry Pi pentester a week ago on the internet for sale; basically because I wanted to upgrade to something else, but whenever I mentioned it to a friend he said "not legal". Some of the forums I've researched said it was different statewide in the US. I'd like to sell, but I'd also like to stay out of any legal trouble. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.submitted by /u/19AT
I'm pretty happy with what I use, but there's a lot of cool projects going on.
Void Linux- started by a former NetBSD dev, written from scratch package manager xpbs, runit init system.
NixOS- Nix package manager, declarative system, functional config management.
Canonical's Mir and Unity 8 (tablet development and support, Snappy packages), Wayland, and AMDGPU.
Outside Linux, The various BSD projects have some neat little things like OpenBSD replacing sudo with doas. Obviously FreeBSD's work on ZFS and Jails, DragonflyBSD's HAMMER(2) filesystem.submitted by /u/NastyaSkanko
eWEEK: Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, gives the new roadmap effort a 'D' grade, but expects improvement soon.