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KDE Frameworks Now Requires Qt 5.5 or Later, Build 5.25.0 Updates Breeze Icons

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-16 11:41

The KDE project announced this past weekend the release of KDE Frameworks 5.25.0, another monthly update to the collection of over 70 add-ons for the Qt5 GUI toolkit and the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

KDE Frameworks 5.25.0 comes in time for the recently released KDE Plasma 5.7.3 maintenance update of the modern and widely used Linux desktop, promising to update many of the core components, including but not limited to Attica, which now follows HTTP redirects, the Breeze icon set with lots of additions, extra CMake modules, KDE Doxygen tools, KXMLGUI, KWindowSystem, and KWidgetsAddons.

KDE apps like KTextEditor, KArchive, and Sonnet received bugfixes and other improvements in the KDE Frameworks 5.25.0. The release also comes with many other updated components, among which Plasma Framework, NetworkManagerQt, KXMLGUI, KCoreAddons, KService, Kross, Solid, Package Framework, KNotification, KItemModels, KIO, KInit, KIconThemes, KHTML, KGlobalAccel, KFileMetaData, and KDeclarative.

Also: Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.3, Mozilla Firefox 48.0 & Wine 1.9.16

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Goes Stable with KDE Plasma 5.6.5 and Linux Kernel 4.6.5

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Is Fuschsia Google’s answer to Samsung’s Tizen?

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-16 11:06
Google is prepping an open source “Fuchsia” OS that can target IoT, handhelds, and laptops. It uses a new “Magenta” kernel, based on the “LK” project. Google has posted GitHub code for an emerging operating system called Fuchsia, designed for a wide range of devices. Like Google’s Android, Chrome OS, and IoT-focused Brillo, Fuchsia is […]

Fedora News

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-16 10:48
  • Booting Lenovo T460s after Fedora 24 Updates
  • Flock 2016
  • Ideas for getting started in the Linux kernel

    Getting new people into OSS projects is always a challenge. The Linux kernel is no different and has it's own set of challenges. This is a follow up and expansion of some of what I talked about at Flock about contributing to the kernel.

    When I tell people I do kernel work I tend to get a lot of "Wow that's really hard, you must be smart" and "I always wanted to contribute to the kernel but I don't know how to get started". The former thought process tends to lead to the latter, moreso than other projects. I would like to dispel this notion once and for all: you do not have to have a special talent to work on the kernel unless you count dogged persistence and patience as a talent. Working in low level C has its own quriks the same way working in other languages does. C++ templates terrify me, javascript's type system (or lack there of) confuses me. You can learn the skills necessary to work in the kernel.

  • Żegnajcie! Fedora Flock 2016 in words

    From August 2 – 5, the annual Fedora contributor conference, Flock, was held in the beautiful city of Kraków, Poland. Fedora contributors from all over the world attend for a week of talks, workshops, collaboration, fun, and community building (if you’re tuning in and not sure what Fedora is exactly, you can read more here). Talks range from technical topics dealing with upcoming changes to the distribution, talks focusing on the community and things working well and how to improve, and many more. The workshops are a chance for people normally separated by thousands of miles to work and collaborate on real issues, problems, and tasks in the same room. As a Fedora contributor, this is the “premier” event to attend as a community member.

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-08-16 10:47

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Microsoft's compromised Secure Boot implementation

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-16 10:09
There's been a bunch of coverage of this attack on Microsoft's Secure Boot implementation, a lot of which has been somewhat confused or misleading. Here's my understanding of the situation.

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Goes Stable with KDE Plasma 5.6.5 and Linux Kernel 4.6.5

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-16 09:12
Softpedia was informed by the OpenMandriva team about the general availability of the final, production-ready release of the OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 operating system.

Why Desktop Linux Still Hasn’t Taken Over the World

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-16 08:15
The reason why use of the Linux desktop has never taken off has nothing to do with the operating system and everything to do with money.

Android vs. iPhone for Business

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-08-16 08:00

 Datamation: Is Android or iPhone best for business?

IBM Watson Researchers Share Tips for Serverless Computing on Mesos

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-16 07:17
Serverless computing is the latest trend in cloud computing brought about by the enterprise shift to containers and microservices. Serverless computing platforms promise new capabilities that make writing scalable microservices easier and more cost effective, say IBM software engineer Diana Arroyo and research staff member Alek Slominski.

I need help, desperately!

Reddit - Tue, 2016-08-16 06:59

Ok, sorry in advance if this does not belong here. Anyway, I have a mid 2015 MacBook Pro, I just installed a program called Parallels Desktop and installed Ubuntu. I can not for the the life of me get the screen to fit properly. I've tried the tweak tools and terminal and changing the settings in the Parallels app itself nothing is working. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.s. I'm new to Ubuntu and linux for the most part

Edit: I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 (I believe)

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Prevent yourself from accessing certain pages through (timed) cryptography?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-08-16 06:42

Hello, I happen to have a connection with a data plan and need to conserve my data usage for the next two weeks and focus on coding, as my self control is pretty shite I figured I would edit facebook and youtube, as these are my biggest time and data sinks, into my hosts file to redirect at

now the thing is how do I prevent myself from editing it back (passing that power at another person), while making the file still readable by system?

Thanks for any feedback, also I'd like to add that taking myself out of the admin group is not an option.

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what are some reliable online sources if i want to learn things like...

Reddit - Tue, 2016-08-16 06:39

What is a disk partition vs file system?
What is the difference between Sparc, PowerPC, and Intel microprocessors?
What is physical volume, logical volume and volume group?

I'm looking for a website that doesn't just provide a quick one paragraph description but goes into the nitty gritty. I'm a up and coming systems administrator and unfortunately school didn't teach me jackshit about that stuff

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which terminal app do you use most often?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-08-16 06:31

I'm starting to spend more and more time on terminal now and doing things from command line is easier. But I feel like the default terminal app in KDE, Konsole, is somewhat lacking in this regard.

Which terminal apps does /r/linux use and are there any advantages or unique features you like about them?

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Google's brand new OS could replace Android

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-16 06:20
webOS, BeOS and Android heritage. The source code of Google's latest operating system has emerged, and it looks like all new code from the ground up.

Which do i choose?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-08-16 05:29

The day old question, but which distro should I use.

My long term career goal is to be a system admin, and have tinkered with Linux and took a Linux+ prep class.

I am an avid pc gamer, however enjoy a smooth system when I'm just looking stuff up, and like decent audio control.

Still going to try to run a vm using gpu passthrough to game on Windows (we will see)

Can't decide if I should go with a debian or rpm based system :( advice?

Fedora looks good, or Ubuntu or mint ?

Opinions matter

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Podcasting patent troll fights EFF on appeal, hoping to save itself

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-16 05:23
The owner of a patent on podcasting is hoping to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.Personal Audio and its owner, Jim Logan, lost their patent last year after lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation showed the US Patent and Trademark Office that various types of Internet broadcasts pre-date the patent, which claims a 1996 priority date.

What are the limitation s of an OS running in virtualized environment and directly on real hardware?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-08-16 04:26

I work with a cloud based product. We use Linux virtual machine as our servers. One challenge we faced is during scaling up - one of our software components was using cryptographic algorithm which needed random number generation. The Linux uses real hardware to create/gather randomness(Entropy). Since I read about it hear, I was able to predict it. This slowed down responsiveness of the application very much, because, in a virtualized platform, there is no real hardware. We had to do some workaround to fix it. I want to learn more on to understand where to expect the next challenge. Networking?

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How To Disable An Internal Built In Keyboard or Touchpad in Linux

LXer - Tue, 2016-08-16 04:26
If you do a Google search about it, most of the forum replies are telling people that there is no way you can disable a keyboard or touchpad from Linux. This is not true, at all. Pretty much ANY piece of hardware can be disabled in Linux via the command line.

Why Desktop Linux Still Hasn't Taken Over the World

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-08-16 04:00

FOSSforce: The reason why use of the Linux desktop has never taken off has nothing to do with the operating system and everything to do with money.


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