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Review: Rebellin Linux v3 GNOME

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-16 15:24
It's a decently put-together distribution that targets new users especially with promises of great support; I found it to be fine, though not particularly spectacular.

Nautilus changing Dektop-Background, even after flagging the ""

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-16 15:07

Hey everyone! I switched to openbox a few weeks ago and I use feh to set the background on startup. Now I discovered that nautilus is changing the background whenever I execute it! (it's a similar wallpaper, an older one)

I discovered that nautilus also creates icons on my desktop and the right-click menu of openbox does not work anymore either.

So, I found out that I have to disable the flags ""show Desktop" which worked for me, and I have to disable "background_set", which still does not work (aka, nautilus still changes the wallpaper).

I used these lines

gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop --type boolean false gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/background_set --type boolean false

to make the changes and double checked it with gconf-editor. the checkbox is unchecked.

Why is nautilus still so ignorant?

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Simplicity Linux Digs Deeper Than Its Puppy Linux Pals

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-16 15:00

LinuxInsider:  If you're familiar with Puppy Linux but have not yet taken Simplicity for a walk, you're missing out some interesting Linux computing experiences.

It's Looking Like The Next Mesa Release Won't Be Delayed For OpenGL 4.5

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-05-16 14:45
This weekend was the ambitious proposal to delay Mesa 12.0 until there's OpenGL 4.5 support in this open-source driver stack, which could tack on around an extra month to the release schedule. It's now looking like this change in release planning will not happen...

There's Finally An Open-Source VPU-Side Bootloader For The Raspberry Pi

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-05-16 14:35
It took a while, but there's finally the start of an open-source, community-driven Raspberry Pi bootloader...

Linux Kernel 4.6 Officially Released, Introduces OrangeFS, USB 3.1 SSP Support

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-16 14:26
Linus Torvalds announced the final release of the long anticipated Linux 4.6 kernel, which is now available for download for all GNU/Linux operating systems.

Intel's Mesa Driver Now Has OpenGL 4.0 Support

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-05-16 14:07
Intel's Mesa driver is now at OpenGL 4.0 compliance with the landing of ARB_gpu_shader_fp64...

The Truth about Linux 4.6

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-16 14:00

grsecurity: As anticipated in public comments, the Linux Foundation is already beginning a campaign to rewrite history and mislead Linux users.

Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-16 13:32

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-16 13:31
  • Top 10 alternative to Notepad++ in Linux

    No doubt that notepad ++ is a fabulous application for programming and general text editing, itr os one of the best know text editor. But, sometimes a administrator or programmer required a text editor with more rich features which can not be fulfilled by ordinary text editor, there are many text editors/IDE which can be used in place of notepad++, in this lesson we will discuss 10 alternative to notepad++ in Linux.

  • New Version Of Linux Email Client `Geary` Released [PPA]

    Geary is an email client that uses a simple, modern interface, especially created for GNOME 3. Geary 0.11.0, released today, includes new features, improved server compatibility and network reliability, and various bug fixes.

  • WebTorrent Desktop 0.4.0 Released With Subtitles Support, More

    WebTorrent Desktop was updated to version 0.4.0 recently, receiving subtitles support, new "Create torrent" page and more.

  • Snap – I’ve got the package!

    Ba-ba-bam. Now, the number of puns and historic and cultural references that can be applied here is way, way too high. We have the mandatory Eurodance homage, but also the Google Chrome throw-a-hissy page and the Lonely Island Mother Lover song words. All good and well. But have you thought about Ubuntu, at all?

    Snap is the name of the new application packaging format for the Ubuntu core system. It differs from the standard RPM and DEB and whatnot in that it contains all the dependencies required to run the program, so you do not really rely on the underlying system capabilities. In other words, this is the first attempt by Canonical to create portable Ubuntu applications. Welcome.

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The FBI and the Mozilla Foundation Lock Horns over Known Security Hole

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-16 13:29
The Mozilla Foundation and the FBI recently have clashed over securityweaknesses. The FBI is aware of a weakness in the Tor browser thatmay affect Firefox—it's a weakness the FBI has exploited duringan investigation.

KDE Frameworks 5.22.0 Released for KDE Plasma 5.6.4 and KDE Applications 16.04.1

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-16 13:00

According to the changelog, it appears to fix more bug fixes for the usual frameworks and KDE apps

Leftovers: KDE

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-16 12:46
  • Some new Breeze app icons in Frameworks 5.22

    Some icons I made, you can find them in KDE Frameworks 5.22

    The QOwnNotes icon became the official one. Give to this app a try, it’s super.

  • The initiation

    What will I be doing you ask? Well, as some people know Krita on Mac OS X is not quite there yet. Some of the new cool functionality added to Krita 3.0 is forcefully omitted from the OS X release. Deep down in the depths of Krita painting we paint decorations using Qt's kindly provided QPainter class. This class allows us to make pretty lines and shapes very easily, and is perfectly suited to drawing all of the overlay functionality (such as grids, cursors, guides, etc.). What could possibly go wrong there? Well, even though we are grateful to have such easy rendering functionality, the backend of those functions haven't exactly kept up with the times.

  • QtCon Call for Papers Extended!

    What have you been working on lately that you’d like to share at a QtCon talk? The Qt Community of developers wants to hear from you! Submit your proposal by Friday and get a chance to contribute to this one-off, unique Event in Berlin.

  • Care to help test Plasma 5.6.4?
  • Compiling all of Qt5, KF5, Plasma5, kdepim5, apps...

    I see a very high value in compiling my own Qt, and on top of it all the KDE-made software that I use. This makes it very easy to fix bugs and add improvements to the software I use on a day to day basis. Nowadays I think many developers use distro packages for Qt or KF5 or even the whole environment except for the one app they're working on, but in my opinion this leads to "silo" thinking, with workarounds in upper layers rather than fixing issues at the right place.

    So, here's a working and easy recipe for compiling all the Qt-based software you use.

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KDE Frameworks 5.22.0 Released for KDE Plasma 5.6.4 and KDE Applications 16.04.1

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-16 12:29
KDE has had the pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of this month's KDE Frameworks 5 maintenance release, version 5.22.0, for the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop and KDE Applications.

Raspberry Pi Zero, the $5 Computer, Now Ships with a Built-in Camera Connector

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-16 12:06

Approximately half a year after its launch, during which time every single copy was sold, the $5 computer, Raspberry Pi Zero, makes a comeback with a built-in camera connector.

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