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SFC's Kuhn in firing line as Linus Torvalds takes aim

LinuxToday - Sun, 2016-08-28 19:00

A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy

KaOS Linux - One Of The Best KDE Distros

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-28 18:50

KaOS Linux remains one of the most aesthetically pleasing Linux distros around sporting the beautiful KDE desktop environment. A visit to the KaOS Linux homepage clearly informs on the focus the developers that have taken with this distro. They describe it as a lean KDE distribution built from scratch and focus on Qt and KDE. The developers pride themselves on the fact that all their efforts are focused on one DE (KDE), one toolkit (Qt) and the one architecture (x86_64).

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So my University gave me the chance to do a 1.5~2hr talk about Free Software Help!

Reddit - Sun, 2016-08-28 18:07

I've been a linux user and free software enthusiast for about 4-5 years so by no means a "free software expert" but in my uni there's not a lot of people who understand free software (the philosophy behind it, licences etc) even though there are some linux users, they mainly use it because windows sucks and its free as in free beer (which is cool)

So here's what i think I should cover: *Free apps you probably use but didnt know are free (vlc,chromium etc) *Free aps you didnt know existed *history of GNU and Linux *Types of licences *How to make money with free software *Companies like Mozilla, Redhat and how they make their money

The thing is, I know some stuff about the points i wanna cover but not enough. Could you recomend documentaries,books,websites for research? I have about 2 weeks to get it ready.

Side note: I've seen a couple of documentaries on the history of linux and half-read the cathedral and the bazaar and Im generaly aware of important stuff in the opensource comunity.

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See How Your Linux System Compares To A $300 Broadwell-EP CPU That Lacks Turbo Boost

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-08-28 17:18
As I wrote about a few days ago, I'm in the process of my first Broadwell-EP Linux build and for it I had purchased the Xeon E5-2609 v4, a CPU that costs just $300 USD and has eight physical cores while a combined TDP of just 85 Watts, but it lacks Turbo Boost and clocks up to just 1.7GHz. But how does it perform?..

How to set up quick and easy file sharing with Samba

LXer - Sun, 2016-08-28 17:07
If you want to use a Linux desktop or server to share files, see how simple it can be with the help of Samba.

LLVM Might Get An AAP Back-End (Altruistic Processor)

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-08-28 16:59
There's an active proposal to incorporate a back-end into LLVM for AAP, a processor ISA for deeply-embedded Harvard architectures...

High-end music player has a Raspberry Pi inside

LinuxToday - Sun, 2016-08-28 15:00

Bryston has launched a high-end, compact "BDP-??" digital music player built on the Raspberry Pi running Raspbian, along with a HifiBerry "Digi+" audio HAT add-on.

Lessons learned from using xmonad for a year

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-28 14:44

Last year I switched to xmonad in the strive for a configurable yet minimalist environment. So far I am pretty satisfied with it. I’ve never experienced any crashes or slowdowns related to it, works easily for most of the tasks, and supports multi monitor setup. It is highly configurable and well documented, so it’s easy and fun to customize the whole environment to suit your unique workflows.

In fact, it’s so minimal by default, that my first task was to figure out how I would use my system and configure it configure accordingly.

I think it’s great to stop sometimes and rethink our tools and processes, explore different means to solve day-to-day problems and identify what could be improved. I like tinkering and seeking new stuff in my free time anyway, so starting with a minimalistic environment was very inspiring, because it forced me to rethink even some of the basic aspects of my workflows.

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GCC 7 To Continue Improving Debug Messages, More Helpful Assembly Output

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-08-28 14:39
Early on LLVM's Clang compiler offered much better debugging / error messages than GCC but in the past few years the GNU Compiler Collection developers have been working on generating more helpful messages too. With GCC 7 there will will be more improvements in this space and more...

12 biggest Android smartphone launches of August

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-28 14:36

Planning to buy a new smartphone? How about checking out some new launches?

The month of August saw smartphone manufacturers launching some great devices in the market, including three flagship devices.

So for those of you who are in the market for a new smartphone, here are 12 of the biggest launches (so far) to make things easier.

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SDDM Display Manager Adds HiDPI Support, New Options

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-08-28 14:22
The Simple Desktop Display Manager has released version 0.14 of their project that's used by Hawaii, some KDE installations, and more as the login/display manager...

Great new technical guides, tutorials and documentation for OpenStack

LXer - Sun, 2016-08-28 14:16
The number of tools and projects which fall under the broad heading of "open source cloud" seem to grow every month. Just inside of the OpenStack umbrella, there are dozens of different projects to keep track of, all steaming ahead under a six-month release cycle.

KDE/Akademy

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-28 14:13

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SDDM 0.14.0 released

Reddit - Sun, 2016-08-28 14:09

Q4OS 1.6, Orion

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-28 13:13

The significant Q4OS 1.6 'Orion' release receives the most recent Trinity R14.0.3 stable version. Trinity R14.0.3 is the third maintenance release of the R14 series, it is intended to promptly bring bug fixes to users, while preserving overall stability. The complete list and release notes you will find on the Trinity desktop environment website.

New Q4OS 1.6 release includes set of new features and fixes. The default desktop look has been slightly changed, Q4OS 'Bourbon' start menu and taskbar has been polished a bit and has got a few enhancements, for example the icons size varies proportionally to the system panel. Native Desktop profiler tool has got new, optimized 'software to install' list.

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USB Port Static Names?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-08-28 12:24

hello I have a raspberry pi that has 4 usb port I wan to have static names for each port is there a way to write a UDEV rule to give each usb a static name like /dev/USB1 to 4 so when i plug a device in port 1 I don't have to worry about it's path

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Julita Inca Chiroque: How Do You Fedora?

LXer - Sun, 2016-08-28 12:21
We recently interviewed Julita Inca Chiroque on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.

Learning More About Explicit Fencing & Android's Sync Framework

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-28 12:11

With the sync validation framework leaving the staging area in Linux 4.9 and other work going on around the Android sync framework and explicit fencing, this functionality is becoming a reality that ultimately benefits the Linux desktop.

Collabora developer Gustavo Padovan presented at this week's LinuxCon 2016 conference about explicit fencing support in the mainline kernel with a "new era of graphics."

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