First, let me try to subjectively summarize the problem: Historically, the resources we get in GNU/Linux come from the distributions. Anything: executables, libraries, icons, wallpapers, etc. There’s been alternatives to all of those, but none has flourished as a globally adopted solution.
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.6.3, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of the fourteenth maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.
Hi folks, now is the time to show the achievements which kept me busy from a month during the coding period for my ‘Google Summer of Code’ project LabPlot Theme Manager and taught me so many things related to an open-source community (KDE). This was a wonderful experience for me to brush up my coding skills and grow up a little-bit as a programmer.
DigiKam earlier used DBus under Linux system, but its support under Windows and OS X made digiKam unstable. The database core implementation based on DBUS was only used with old KIOSalve which is now removed.
Thanks to a bug found in Spice's drag and drop implementation, I was able to improve the integration of our guest agent (spice-vdagent) with the Desktop Session on Linux and Windows. I enjoyed the process to solve those problems so I thought a blog post could be interesting as well.
Following the recent work we’ve been doing at Codethink in cooperation with Endless, it’s been a while now that we have the capability of building flatpak SDKs and apps for ARM architectures, and consequently also for 32bit Intel architectures.
ADI Engineering, which built the latest MinnowBoard Turbot version of the open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready MinnowBoard SBC for the Intel-backed MinnowBoard.org community, has revealed a major update. Pricing and a few other details are missing from the announcement tweet, but there are photos and a full spec list. The board will ship in the third quarter.
The keynote speaker for the openSUSE Conference today and Chief Executive Officer of SoftIron, Norman Fraser, Ph.D., made a big announcement about the release of a new powerful ARM server that comes with essential tools to get the 64-bit ARM development up and running, out-of-the-box.
From 22 to 26 June, the openSUSE Conference has been taking place in Nürnberg. There's been live video streams for those not in Bavaria while now the video recordings are being uploaded for your enjoyment at your convenience.
Following the recent Windows vs. Linux AMDGPU-PRO / RadeonSI testing, GTX 1080 Windows vs. Linux results, and yesterday's Intel Windows vs. Linux benchmarks, here is a look at all three sets of numbers when using some OpenBenchmarking.org magic to merge the data-sets and normalize the results.
There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux.
Android-x86 and GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, June 25, 2016, about the immediate availability of a new build of his RaspAnd distribution for Raspberry Pi single-board computers.
RaspAnd Build 160625 is the first to move the Android-x86-based distro to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow mobile operating system created by Google. And in the good tradition of the RaspAnd project, both Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and Raspberry Pi 2 Model B are supported.
The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing.
FreeBSD 11.0 is bringing updated KMS drivers, Linux binary compatibility layer improvements, UEFI improvements, Bhyve virtualization improvements, and a wide range of other enhancements outlined via the in-progress release notes.
The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.
Debian developer Matthias Klose has announced that the new GCC 6 compiler, which will be made the default GCC compiler for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, is now available in the Debian Testing repos.
Debian users who are currently using Debian Testing can make GCC 6 the default compiler by installing the gcc/g++ packages from experimental. If installing it, they are also urged to help fix reported built failures in Debian Testing and Debian Unstable.
The Snappy vs. Flatpak story continues, and Canonical is now demonstrating how easy it is to roll out a vendor-independent Snap store on the recently released Fedora 24 Linux operating system.
A couple of days ago, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth finally answered one of the big questions many members of the GNU/Linux community had been asking since the unveiling of Snaps as universal binary formats for major Linux kernel-based operating systems.
In the past we have had a tradition of sponsoring EMEA contributors that would like to attend Flock but are not going to receive funding as speakers.
FMN is the FedMsg Notification service. It allows any contributors (or actually, anyone with a FAS account) to tune what notification they want to receive and how.
This week is the Google Summer of Code 2016 midterm evaluation week. Over the past month since the program started, I’ve learned more about the technology I’m working with, implementing it within my infrastructure, and moving closer to completing my proposal. My original project proposal details how I am working with Ansible to bring improved automation for WordPress platforms within Fedora, particularly to the Fedora Community Blog and the Fedora Magazine.
It’s baseball season, and in baseball about this time of year talk turns to trades. Well, I’ve been traded for one game…er, review. That means that although I’ve downloaded and installed Fedora 24 on our test machine, I can’t really give it a full review here. However, I’ll make sure to point you to the review as soon as it goes up “on another network,” as Johnny Carson used to say. All I can tell you now is that so far it seems to do what it does well.
iOS vs. Android has always been a burning topic for debates all over the internet. There are numerous users who have changed their Android smartphone with an Apple iPhone and later regretted their decision. In this article I’ll point out the reasons for which Android users switch to iOS and the problems they face after it.
In the first quarter of 2016, the global market share of Android was 84.1% in the first quarter of 2016. On the other hand, iOS with 14.8% market share worldwide was the next closest platform. However, the global market share of iOS witnessed a decline from 17.9% during the corresponding period last year.
I searched on YouTube but I could only find audio samples from Windows. I would like to know how the built-in microphone sounds on Linux (raw sound), if you own this webcam could you please provide me an audio sample?
It would be very helpful, since I'm considering buying a webcam to use its microphone.submitted by /u/drakofrost
Hey everyone so i am super new to linux, i thought i would try it out when i got this new computer, I need to know some of the Basic Commands to put in to the Terminal so that look for particular programs. I am running Linux Mint btw. If anybody would help i would be forever grateful. Thankssubmitted by /u/acexx24
I have been learning C++ recently just for fun, but my issue is that coding isn't particularly a passion of mine (as of yet). However, I am still interested in learning it.
I feel a great way to learn it would be to contribute to an open source project that's looking for help and is documented enough so that if I wanted to write code I could figure out where everything is (without having to annotate all of the libraries of the project myself to figure out how to implement a feature).
Obviously because this is /r/linux and I work exclusively on Linux I would expect this to be a Linux program. Any suggestions?submitted by /u/steelcowboy1