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TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-21 09:27
  • LIBOCon: get around Brno

    Yesterday I added Get around Brno page to the LibreOffice Conference website. There you can find comprehensive information about public transport in Brno, how to buy tickets, how to get to the hotel/venue if you arrive by train/bus/car/plane etc. All accompanied with maps and pictures of described places. So hopefully no one will get lost on their way to the hotel or venue, or struggle purchasing tickets.

  • LibreOffice developer interview: Winfried Donkers

    In this week’s developer interview, we talk to Winfried Donkers, a Dutch coder who has been using LibreOffice (and its predecessors) for almost two decades, and today works on Calc.

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FOSS in Government

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-21 09:24
  • ‘GovStrap’ open source kit helps sites replicate GDS website theme

    Open Source Software specialist OpusVL has created a way to take the Gov.UK website theme created by the Government Digital Service (GDS) and reproduce it quickly in designing and building public sector websites.

    The solution uses Bootstrap, an HTML, CSS and JavaScript framework originating from Twitter, which is used for creating front end websites and applications. With an increase in the variety of devices used to view websites, Bootstrap is a standard toolkit for building responsive design and enabling websites to be mobile and tablet friendly.

    With sharing and re-use of software and technology high on the GDS agenda, OpusVL adopted the principle by importing the GDS work and “re-factoring” it in the form of the Bootstrap framework in addition to the methods originally created by GDS.

  • As it Mandates Open Source, is Bulgaria Opening Questionable Doors?

    For decades now, open source tools and applications have been gaining enormous traction in parts of Europe, and cities such as Munich have even been involved in a multi-year effort to transform technology infrastructure by throwing out proprietary applications and using open source tools instead.

    In the latest move on this front, Bulgaria recently passed legislation requiring that government software be open source. The move underscores how pervasive open source applications and platforms have become. Now, though, there is growing debate about whether Bulgaria is making a wise move, or one that could open it up to security threats.

  • Could Bulgaria's open source law transform government software worldwide?

    Ripples from Bulgaria's recent decision requiring all software written for the government to be open source could build into something bigger.

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News: Linux Top 3: Network Security Toolkit, Untangle NG Firewall and IPFire

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 09:11
A trio of security focused Linux distributions get big updates.

How to install October CMS on a CentOS 7 VPS

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 08:14
October CMS is a free content management software based on the Laravel PHP Framework, with the best back-end user interface ever seen in a CMS.

Four Alternatives to Raspbian and Ubuntu MATE

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-21 08:00

 FOSSforce: While Raspbian and Ubuntu MATE remain the go-to distros for many Raspberry Pi users, our Pi guy reminds us that there are others, and offers us a look at four alternatives.

Microsoft Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 07:17
When Steve Ballmer left Microsoft, the company seemed to be losing its grip and many predicted the company would slowly slide into oblivion. The company's latest financials show the company to be healthy, and not likely to quit being a thorn in FOSS's side for the foreseeable future.

rx480 vs. gtx 1060

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-21 07:11

Hei there, I'm still struggling to decide whether I should buy an AMD rx480 and have a card that works well with mesa and wayland, or have the gtx 1060 which works better for most games on steam. Maybe you can help me to decide.

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Linux deleted 1tb of drive space.

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-21 06:35

I went away while it was installing amd i came back... 1TB (one of my drives) EMPTY. Years of work on it... is it just hidden? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!

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Your Favorite Laptop for Linux

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-21 06:28

As the title suggests, what is your favorite laptop to run Linux on? What is your dream laptop to run Linux on?

Expect an upcoming video to this subreddit about Linux Laptops...

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How to install Arch Linux on Dell XPS 13 (2016) in 7 steps

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 06:20
I love the Dell XPS 13 (2016) that Dell gave me on loan. But installing Arch Linux with UEFI enabled can be challenging for new users — especially since ‘grub’ doesn’t work on this system with Arch Linux. I talked to a lot of people in the Arch community and resorted to using systemd-boot for successful install. Here's how I got Arch Linux running on the Dell XPS 13 laptop.

Now Available: The Ultimate Fedora T-Shirt!

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 05:23
If you’ve been involved in free and open source projects like Fedora for very long, you know one of the most sought-after “swag” items is a t-shirt with your projects’ logo.

Top-10 Best Websites (Linux Blogs) to learn Linux

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 04:25
Here I’m listing Top-10 websites which is publishing awesome and cutting edge articles about open-source products and Linux Distro such as RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Mageia, Archi Linux, Manjaro, Kali Linux & openSUSE.

Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-21 04:19

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Roon Labs' audiophile music server now streams tunes from Linux-powered NAS boxes

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-21 04:15

As I write this, I’m using Roon Server to play "Blue Moon" about my room, soon after noon. If you’re reading that, then by some miracle, all my editors laughed instead of cringed, and I can now safely relate to you what Roon Server is all about, and why you might want it. (Right after I have a macaroon.) You can read our full review here.

Crumbs swept aside…. Roon is the Stradavarius or Guarnerius of audio streaming, cataloging, and transcoding. Think of it as iTunes and Windows Media Player on steroids. Until recently, however, you had to keep a PC (or Mac, or Linux box) running 24/7 as a Roon server if you wanted to listen to your tunes any time you felt the urge. Now you can use a far more convenient-for-the-task NAS box.

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$5 and up Linux-equipped Omega2 IoT module launches on Kickstarter

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-21 04:00

 hackerboards: Onion launched an Omega2 module on Kickstarter, featuring a faster CPU, options for double the RAM and flash, and lower pricing than last year's Omega.

Security News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-21 03:52

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Ubuntu Leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-21 03:51
  • Fairphone 2 Ubuntu Touch Convergence Video

    Earlier this week we saw Canonical demo wireless display on the Bq M10 tablet — but it’s not the only device capable of cable-free convergence.

  • MacBuntu 16.04 Transformation Pack for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    MacBuntu (Macbuntu Yosemite/El Capitan) transformation pack is ready for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. This pack contains themes for GTK (which supports: Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate and Xfce two themes dark & light for Gnome Shell, two themes for Cinnamon, two icon packs, cursors. There are some issues with 16.04 where it make some parts of the pack useless: 1) boot/splash we do not recommend you to install boot screen because there is a known bug for plymouth but we are still sharing, if you want to give it a shot; 2) Login screen, it is only offered for Ubuntu Unity and Ubuntu Gnome users but if you have multiple desktops then you can't choose and another known problem, if you remove lightdm-webkit then you will have blank screen, to solve this issue you have to install other display manager, so better to not install it. 3) Slingscold which is known as launchpad, it does work on some desktops but it may don't work for some users and you may see blank launcher.

  • Make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS

    make Ubuntu 16.04 look like MacOS with the MacBuntu 16.04 Transformation Pack.

    Noobs Lab has detailed instructions on how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

  • Testing the Latest VLC Player on Ubuntu Is A Snap

    Road testing the latest daily build of VLC just got a whole heap easier on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS — a snap, you might say.

  • The Meizu MX6 Made Official, Ubuntu Edition ‘Coming Soon’

    After months of leaks the Meizu MX6 smartphone was unwrapped at a press conference in China earlier today. But the also-rumoured MX6 Ubuntu Edition was (alas) nowhere to be seen. Interestingly the specs of the device differ slightly from those that previous leaks, and benchmark charts claime

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Need some input please. Writing some reviews and could use topics/areas to look at.

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-21 03:49

Hi Linux types. After years of running Linux (compulsive distro-hopper) I've started a blog with reviews. It really won't be anything too different than what's out there already, but I've noticed most blogs don't really go too deep on distro reviews or certainly software comparisons.

Also, I'm not the "deepest" when it comes to what I actually do with Linux.

So, I want to do a Email client comparision and I'd like to add some more substance without getting into the technical stuff.

Things I've got so far: Overview of Linux email clients Overview of each client, license, current development status Client environment (gnome kde etc) Ease of installation Ease of account setup Configuration Signature setup Plug-ins and extensions Backup and restore Cloud backup or integration? Bugs and issues How is it different Desktop integration Gmail/Google integration *Mail merge

Email client options: Thunderbird Evolution Kmail Claws Geary Sylpheed Mutt (terminal) Balsa Trojita

Any suggestions to add in that fall under "normal" desktop usage? Also any email clients I'm missing? I'm aware of N1, but I don't think I'm going to include it because I sense shenanigans happening over there...

Any help, thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated


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