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Inside The Mind Of Linus Torvalds — Open Source, Linux, And Power Of Code

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-04-24 23:15

Linus could be very easily regarded as one of the most influential peoples of last century who created a software that serves as the foundation of the 21st-century computing. Notably, he changes the technology twice — first with the Linux kernel, and again with Git, the source code management system being used all over the world by developers to maintain their code.

Also: Kernel 4.4.8 Has Been Released

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Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Daily Build ISOs Now Available for Download

LXer - Sun, 2016-04-24 23:14
It looks like the Ubuntu developers are not wasting any time, and they've already started working on the next release of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system.

What's the total cost of ownership for an OpenStack cloud?

LinuxToday - Sun, 2016-04-24 23:00

 opensource.com: In this interview, hear from Massimo Ferrari and Erich Morisse on their total cost of ownership model, which they will be sharing at OpenStack Summit.

Packaging a Fedora kernel on a GNOME tablet

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-04-24 22:43

As Pa Bailey might have put it, it’s deep in the race to want to run GNOME on your tablet. At last year’s Libre Graphics Meeting in Toronto, pippin displayed GNOME on his Lenovo MIIX 3 Bay Trail device. A few months later I was able to pick up an ASUS T100TA with similar specs (if not as elegant) for a good discount. Adam Williamson’s latest Fedlet release was days old at the time, and I installed it.

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ASUS ROG laptop - I think I have a secure boot problem with ubuntu?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-04-24 22:31

I can go through ubuntu and install, but the bios refuses to recognize a bootable partition on my drive. Also, during installation I get the error "this partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition".

Any ideas?

The options in the bios are extremely.... limited.


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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-04-24 22:07

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Leftovers: KDE

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-04-24 22:03
  • Reordering a Qt Quick ListView via drag'n'drop

    It is common in user interfaces to provide the user with a list of elements which can be reordered by dragging them around. Displaying a list of elements with Qt Quick is easy, thanks to the ListView component. Giving the user the ability to reorder them is less straightforward. This 3 article series presents one approach to implementing this.

  • A note to those who test kde apps building them from sources
  • Google Summer of Code,2016

    So, finally, the wait is over. The result of GSoC selections is out and Voila! my proposal has been accepted and is now a GSoC project. I would like to thank KDE community, my mentor, and co-mentors for their support and giving me an opportunity to be a part of this programme. I will be working on the project LabPlot (KDEdu) which is a KDE-application for interactive graphing and analysis of scientific data. LabPlot provides an easy way to create, manage and edit plots.

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Leftovers: Gaming

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-04-24 22:02
  • It's Been Four Years Since Revealing Many Early Steam Linux Details

    I just realized this morning it's been four years since I was out at Valve HQ learning the early, exclusive details about their Steam Linux plans (and what would become SteamOS and Steam Machines) from Gabe Newell and their Linux cabal.

    If you weren't a Phoronix reader back then, there's our exclusive (from the time) Valve's Gabe Newell Talks Linux Steam Client, Source Engine article. It's some fun weekend reading or to reminisce!

  • Vector 36 physics racer available for Linux and SteamOS

    A really impressive new indie game is now available for Linux, Steam, Mac and Windows PC. Vector 36, a futuristic physics-based racing game, now been made available for Linux and SteamOS.

  • The Other 99, a single-player action and survival game coming soon to Linux

    The Other 99 looks like a pretty good entry to the single-player action & survival section, and it's releasing into Early Access with Linux support soon.

    I generally much prefer the single-player survival games (apart from Don't Starve), as they are able to focus on a much nicer user experience.

    With a lot of survival games now available on Linux, it will have to be pretty good to stand out from the crowd. The teaser trailer certainly has me intrigued.

  • Solar Division, a blend of RTS and Tower Defence in space out now for Linux

    I am a bit of a sucker for space strategy games and Solar Division certainly looks unique enough to give it a mention. It's also not in Early Access, it's a full game, so that's nice.

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Ubuntu/Kubuntu on HP Spectre 15t

Reddit - Sun, 2016-04-24 21:06

Hey All, Just thought of posting my experience installing Ubunutu on hp spectre x360 15t. It took multiple tries to install and I was finally able to Kubuntu into this machine along with Windows 10. Everything seems to be working fine, including wifi, vpn, audio, video, touch screen, HP active pen, keyboard backlight, function keys like Fn+Brightness control, Fn+volume, etc. I have not seen any issues so far and also getting a great battery life over 10+ hours with active development work. still testing the battery life part.

My Configuration: i7 6500U, 16gb, 1080p

  • Following steps worked for me.
  • 1. Disabled Fastboot in Windows
  • 2. Shrink volume to free space (~50gb)
  • 3. Disabled SecureBoot in BIOS
  • 4. In BIOS, set to boot order to boot from USB first
  • 5. Created Live USB using unetbootin with Kubuntu iso
  • 6. Boot into "Start Kubuntu" without installing
  • 7. Installed Ubuntu using the unused space ("/", "/home", "swap" partitions)
  • 8. The installer failed at "grub/grub2 install step, fatal error". This always fails regardless of how what version of ubuntu I used.
  • 9. Installed "boot-repair" (follow steps in the boot-repair community page) (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair)
  • 10. Open 'boot-repair', click Advanced Options and uncheck "Secure boot" option under Grub options (I think)
    1. Click "Recommended Repair". This step might return failure too and when the machine was rebooted I was able to select the grub2 boot manager in the boot options.
  • Good luck!

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Why isn't vaapi enabled in chromium ?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-04-24 20:50

My battery gets drained quickly when watching videos on the web. Is there any way to have hardware acceleration on chromium on linux ?

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Cinnamon 3.0 Desktop Primed For Release

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-04-24 20:38
The GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop is ready for its 3.0 milestone...

Setup DNS Server using Bind 9 on CentOS 7

LinuxToday - Sun, 2016-04-24 19:00

 LinuxPitStop: BIND is open source software that implements the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols for the Internet which provides ability to perform name to ip conversion.

Microsoft reveals all about Windows 10's Linux subsystem

LXer - Sun, 2016-04-24 18:00
WSL is a collection of components that enables native Linux ELF64 binaries to run on Windows. It contains both user mode and kernel mode components. It is primarily comprised of ...


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