LinuxInsider: The Devuan GNU/Linux community's much-awaited Devuan Linux Jessie 1.0 beta release is available.
As the release date for Linux Mint 18 approaches, project announcers have reported that they are no longer shipping live CD images with embedded codecs. Furthermore, they also are dropping support for OEM images with codecs. These changes bring Mint in line with most other distros, which also feature codec-free images. This also means they can release new versions of Mint faster.
At first glance, this may seem to be a case of the developers putting their needs ahead of their users', but in actual fact, the impact on end users will be minimal. The new flavor of Mint will come with several simple ways to include codecs during or after installation. (It will require an Internet connection to download the codec packages.)
Linux.com: To understand and address issues such as land degradation, deforestation, food security, and greenhouse gas emissions, countries need access to high-quality and timely information.
Today, May 18, openSUSE developer Douglas DeMaio has informed the community about the new features that are about to land in the software repositories of openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling GNU/Linux operating system.
Today, May 18, 2016, Canonical has announced a partnership with Screenly to bring the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system to the world's most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi.
I wrote a quick shell script using curl and python 2 to grab a random, top 100 post, from the last week, from /r/showerthoughts and display the title and author. I put this in my .zshrc and now I get a nice shower thought every time I open a terminal. It works for /r/shittyaskscience too, among others, which is always fun.
I think this is about as readable as I can make it here:curl -s --connect-timeout 5 -A '/u/your_user_name' \ 'https://www.reddit.com/r/showerthoughts/top.json?sort=top&t=week&limit=100' | \ python2.7 -c 'import sys, random, json; randnum = random.randint(0,99); response = json.load(sys.stdin)["data"]["children"][randnum]["data"]; print "\n\"" + response["title"] + "\""; print " -" + response["author"] + "\n";'
"The only thing all those school fire drills have accomplished is conditioning me to not take fire alarms seriously."
-TomcatZ06submitted by /u/rage_311
Phoronix: Not only is there now OpenGL 4.2 support for Intel's Mesa driver but also as part of the massive Mesa 11.3 release in development there are OpenGL performance improvements too, at least for newer Broadwell hardware.