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TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:22
  • Flow is a mental state of intense focus for programming

    Open Source Bridge is an annual conference focused on building open source community and citizenship through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions, and collaboration opportunities. Prior to this year's event, I caught up with one of the speakers, Lindsey Bieda, who will give a talk called Hardware, Hula Hoops, and Flow.

  • LFNW – wrapup

    The conference overall drew nearly 2,000 open-source enthusiasts, setting yet another record for the event! All the openSUSE sessions were well attended, and that gave our team some excellent feedback for future sessions. We were pleasantly suprised to find that “Q&A with openSUSE board members (plus another guy)” was a standing-room-only event, with the audience providing plenty of thoughtful questions for us to answer. “Make the Leap from Dev to Production with openSUSE Leap“, co-presented by Richard Brown and James Mason, provided a thoughtful developer-oriented talk to another full room. Richard also showed some cross-distribution love for openSUSE tooling, co-presenting “openQA – Avoiding Disasters of Biblical Proportions” with Fedora’s Adam Williamson.

  • Forum - GNU Hackers' Meeting (Rennes, France)

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:14

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Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 & 8.10 Receive the Latest Debian Security Fixes, Update Now

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:10

The developers of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system have announced today, June 15, 2016, that new security fixes are available for Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik."

Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" is the stable version of the desktop-oriented operating system, based on Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" series, which means that it has most likely received all the security fixes that landed as part of the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 update.

Also: The shape-shifting Maru OS is now available for the Nexus 5

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TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:04
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 On Linux: Testing With OpenGL, OpenCL, CUDA & Vulkan

    If you were amazed by the GeForce GTX 1080 performance under Linux but its ~$699 USD price-tag is too much to handle, the GeForce GTX 1070 is now shipping for $399~449 USD. NVIDIA sent over a GeForce GTX 1070 and I've been putting it through its paces under Linux with a variety of OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan benchmarks along with CUDA and deep learning benchmarks. Here's the first look at the GeForce GTX 1070 performance under Ubuntu Linux.

  • Running The NVIDIA 367.27 Linux Driver With The GeForce GTX 1070

    Yesterday NVIDIA released the 367.27 long-lived driver release to succeed the earlier 367 betas. That driver arrived too late for my initial round of GeForce GTX 1070 / 1080 Linux testing with that GTX 1070 review published this morning.

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TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 09:02

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Windows 10 killed it; Linux saved it: A netbook that came back

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 08:58

Trusting Microsoft's words, he went ahead and tried to upgrade it to Windows 10. Yes, that was a big mistake.

The tiny netbook, of course, was lost in what we can call the computer equivalent to a coma. Apparently, he attempted to revert the process only to discover that the Windows 10 logo simply wanted to stay as the perpetual image on the screen.

So, I took the machine with me and ran the Mageia 5 i586 install DVD. Apparently, Windows 10 butchered the MBR. I had to wipe out everything.

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GParted Live 0.26.1-1 Stable Release

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 08:55

The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.26.1, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

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Linux Devices

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 08:48

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How to install and configure OpenVPN on OpenSUSE Leap 42.1

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 08:47
In this tutorial, I will show you how to implement a virtual private network using OpenVPNvpn under the Linux operating system OpenSUSE Leap 42.1. VPN or Virtual Private Network is a secure private network over a public network like the internet. A VPN is a secure tunnel trough the internet which protects your data traffic and increases internet privacy and security. Access to the VPN is restricted by secure authentication methods.

Development News

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-06-15 08:46
  • The Python Kids Club

    An 11-year-old asks her grandfather how computer games are made and he tells her they’re created by programmers “using complex mathematical code.” The next thing he knows, she’s learning Python on her own, and getting her chums involved too.

  • The Quest to Make Code Work Like Biology Just Took A Big Step

    In the early 1970s, at Silicon Valley’s Xerox PARC, Alan Kay envisioned computer software as something akin to a biological system, a vast collection of small cells that could communicate via simple messages. Each cell would perform its own discrete task. But in communicating with the rest, it would form a more complex whole. “This is an almost foolproof way of operating,” Kay once told me. Computer programmers could build something large by focusing on something small. That’s a simpler task, and in the end, the thing you build is stronger and more efficient.

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antiX 16 Linux to Land Soon with a Custom 4.4.10 Kernel, Firefox ESR by Default

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-06-15 08:00

antiX 16 is now up to the RC (Release Candidate) state, which means that the development cycle is almost over

Nextcloud releases ownCloud fork ahead of schedule

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 07:50
Ahead of a promised early July release, Nextcloud 9, the open-source personal and business private cloud, is now available.

3.5-inch Braswell SBC doubles down on I/O

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 06:53
Commell’s 3.5-inch “LE-37F” SBC supports Intel Braswell processors, and offers a pair each of SATA, GbE, and mini-PCIe connections plus four USB 3.0 ports. Like its recently introduced Pico-ITX form-factor LP-176, Commell’s 3.5-inch LE-37A single board computer takes Intel’s 14nm Braswell family of processors for a spin.

newbie needs help

Reddit - Wed, 2016-06-15 06:44

Hey guys I'm in need of some serious help and I don't know where else to post. I'm trying to install crouton and I'm not sure what went wrong so I'll list my problems below:

  1. Touchpad stopped working right after it rebooted during developer mode.
  2. I downloaded crouton but it won't install. in the developer shell it says that I need a root password to mount encrypted roots, whatever that means.
  3. Keyboard stopped working once I got to prob #2, so I can't put in the password even if I knew it.

I'm following the steps on this website http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/

I'm using an Acer chromebook 14

Please help

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Snappy Reaches Beyond Ubuntu to Run on Different Linux Distros

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 05:56
"What I didn't expect to happen is that a bunch of people started to ask about porting Snappy to Arch, Gentoo and other Linux distributions," Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux and Canonical, told eWEEK. "We said sure; it's open-source, so why not."

The Everyday Linux User Jargon Buster

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 04:59
Here is a list of terms, which some new users to Linux might find confusing, along with a description explaining what the terms mean.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04: there is always room for improvement

LXer - Wed, 2016-06-15 04:02
Who is the main audience of Ubuntu 16.04 MATE? From my point of view, these are people who started their Linux life a long time ago when GNOME 2 was one of few desktop environments available for Linux distributions. Since then, we have gotten a lot more players and forks on the "market".


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