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Ubuntu MATE Linux: It’s Not Rocket Science

LXer - Thu, 2016-06-16 21:11
The continuing adventures of a new open source tinkerer and his experiences with Ubuntu MATE on a vintage Sony Vaio.

Want to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux? Here's how to do it

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-06-16 21:00

GamingonLinux: Dota can fly on Linux

Linux Kernel 3.2.81 LTS Released with Various x86 Improvements, Updated Drivers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-06-16 20:21

Today, June 16, 2016, Ben Hutchings had the pleasure of announcing two new maintenance updates for the Linux 3.2 and Linux 3.16 long-term supported kernel series, Linux kernel 3.2.81 and Linux kernel 3.16.36.

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4 lessons about open organizations I learned offline

LXer - Thu, 2016-06-16 20:14
I'm a member of two non-profits in my city. One of them is a sporting league, the other a community initiative to save a bit of land from commercial development. Both organizations are member-run. No one is paid to participate and external funding is minimal; in fact volunteers pay membership dues each year. Neither has a "CEO" or "board chair" position (other than those members arbitrarily give). These small non-profits barely have web presences—let alone a connection to the open movement.read more

I made another free game for Linux!

Reddit - Thu, 2016-06-16 20:02

GitHub repository. It's unpolished, but working. The most notable change from my previous game is textures. You can now have pictures! Yeah...

I know that a lot more could have been done to improve it, but for the time being I will be focusing on making lots of tiny quick-and-dirty games with more and more advanced graphics in order to learn OpenGL and get accustomed to game production environment. I'm planning of adding particles and lighting for the next one. Now that the exams are almost over and summer holidays are ahead, I hope it will come much sooner that this one did. Thank you for your support!

If you have any ideas, questions, installation problems, anything at all, please write a comment :D

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How To Easily Create AppFolders In GNOME Shell Using GNOME AppFolders Manager Or GNOME Software

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-06-16 20:00

 webpud8: Some might not know how to create custom app folders, so here are two ways of achieving this.

Basic NFS Installation and Configuration on Linux

LXer - Thu, 2016-06-16 19:17
Sharing files between computers and servers is an essential networking task. Thankfully, Linux’s NFS(Networked File System) makes it extremely easy. With NFS properly configured, moving files between machines is as easy as moving files around on the same machine. Since NFS functionality is built directly into the Linux kernel, it is both powerful and available on every distro, though the configuration differs slightly between them.

[ Ask /r/linux ] I've only ever used Debian based distros. What's the deal with Arch/CentOS etc.

Reddit - Thu, 2016-06-16 19:04

Title is slightly misleading. I actually installed Mandrake and Fedora when I was like 15 and just experimenting for the first time.

But now 10 years later I use Ubuntu, Debian, Kali in various applications.

I know that different distros have different opinions on bundling nonfree software, the level of initial configuration, etc.

I'm kind of interested in the rolling release schedule of Arch and I see CentOS as the option I never pick when setting up a VPS. I remember a few years ago a lot of people seemed to be running Gentoo as well.

Can someone give me a quick rundown of what the reasons for choosing these distros is as well as how they potentially differ from the Ubuntu/Debian distros I'm used to. (Besides the absence of apt-get).

I generally use linux for headless servers, although I do use Ubuntu and Kali desktop in VMs for work fairly regularly.

Thanks!

EDIT: math

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Joyent Acquired by Samsung

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-06-16 19:00

ServerWatch: Samsung evaluated a wide range of potential companies in the public and private cloud infrastructure space with a focus on leading-edge scalable technology and talent

The XPS 13 DE: Dell continues to build a reliable Linux lineage

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-06-16 18:39

Hardware that ships with Linux installed isn't as rare as it used to be. System 76, Purism, ZaReason, and others have been cranking out hardware with Linux pre-installed for quite a while now. But while those of us who use Linux may know these companies, there's only one household name that currently ships laptops with Linux installed—Dell.

Dell's Project Sputnik has been dedicating resources to creating a "just works" experience for Dell Ultrabooks running Ubuntu for nearly four years now. Lead developer Barton George, who leads the effort, and other developers have been writing code where necessary (and contributing that code back upstream) and refining the user experience to a point where everything does indeed just work.

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Learn Linux The Hard Way (nixsrv.com/llthw) - Archive.org denied, cache version?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-06-16 18:38

I used to learn a lot from 'Learn Linux the Hard Way' over at http://nixsrv.com/llthw. A couple of months ago it went down and then I used to go over to archive.org and read the cached version - nowadays however the access is denied due to robots.txt and I can no longer access it. Does anyone have a cached version or a web resource where this website could be stored? I'd be very grateful for any help.

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Little endian and Linux on IBM Power Systems

LXer - Thu, 2016-06-16 18:20
IBM Linux on Power Chief Engineer, Jeff Scheel, answers your questions about little endian and Linux on IBM Power Systems in this FAQ

Bad fonts

Reddit - Thu, 2016-06-16 18:17

In browser default fonts for websites are terrible, it doesn't come even close to the Windows experience. I can set which font I want to use in browser settings, but what is the font of Windows? thx

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today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-06-16 18:07
  • Linux operating system

    Linux has grown in popularity due to its more flexible and customisable nature compared to its more popular counterparts Windows and Mac.

  • Open Source CoreOS Linux Now Available in China, Delivering Secure, Automatic Software Updates

    With the availability of CoreOS Linux in a new region, the distributed systems community as well as small and large organizations across continents will benefit from running their applications in software containers on a consistent platform globally. Current CoreOS Linux users can take advantage of a cloud-native platform to reach one of the world’s largest markets.

  • Want to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux? Here's how to do it

    For those of you who aren't sure how to benchmark Dota 2 on Linux, here's a small guide. It frustrated me there wasn't one, so after getting help I'm sharing it with you all. One thing a lot of websites miss when doing benchmarks, is easily detailing how others can do their own.

  • News about Pisi Linux

    For example, Pisi 2.0 is said to bring two features that I've always appreciated: a live disk (it was about time!) and an iso image writer to USB.

  • Dix changements apportés par HandyLinux 2.5. Le septième va vous étonner !
  • Shazam for Android can now automatically discover what music you're listening to
  • ZFS: Apple’s New Filesystem That Wasn’t

    In the 7 years since ZFS development halted at Apple, they’ve worked on a variety of improvements in HFS and Core Storage, and hacked at at least two replacements for HFS that didn’t make it out the door. This week Apple announced their new filesystem, APFS, after 2 years in development. It’s not done; some features are still in development, and they’ve announced the ambitious goal of rolling it out to laptop, phone, watch, and tv within the next 18 months. At Sun we started ZFS in 2001. It shipped in 2005 and that was really the starting line, not the finish line. Since then I’ve shipped the ZFS Storage Appliance in 2008 and Delphix in 2010 and each has required investment in ZFS / OpenZFS to make them ready for prime time. A broadly featured, highly functional filesystem takes a long time.

  • Microsoft Updates Office for iPhone with OpenDocument Format Support

    Microsoft has just rolled out a new update for its Office productivity suite on iOS devices, so iPhone and iPad users can now benefit from important additions, such as support for the OpenDocument format.

    All productivity apps included in the Office suite have been updated to version 1.22, which, according to the listings added in the App Store, comes with support for exporting a document to the OpenDocument Text (.ODT) format.

    No other change is included in the release notes, although some other bug fixes and performance improvements are very likely to be part of the update, but the addition of ODT format support for exporting is anyway a pretty important thing.

  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • Hacking News: ISIS Twitter Accounts Hacked By Anonymous, ISIS Hacker Faces 25 Years In Prison

    An Anonymous-affiliated hacker has painted numerous ISIS Twitter accounts with gay pride messages and pictures in support of the Orlando shooting victims. On the other hand, a 21-year-old hacker has pleaded guilty to helping ISIS and he is scheduled to get a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

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Leftovers: KDE

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-06-16 18:04
  • KDE e.V. Joins Advisory Board of The Document Foundation

    Today we are delighted to announce that KDE e.V. is joining the advisory board of The Document Foundation, the foundation backing LibreOffice and the Document Liberation Project. The Document Foundation also joins KDE e.V.'s group of advising community partners as an affiliate.

    The KDE Community has been creating Free Software since 1996 and shares a lot of values around Free Software and open document formats with The Document Foundation, and brings the experience of running a Free Software organization for almost two decades to their advisory board. Both organizations are working in the OASIS technical committee for the OpenDocument Format. We also collaborate on common aspects of development of office software, such as usability and visual design. The affiliation of KDE e.V. and The Document Foundation on an organizational level will help to move forward with the shared goal of giving end users control of their computing needs through Free Software.

  • KDE Doing a Survey for Input on our Mission
  • KDAB, Qt 3D and the Release of Qt 5.7

    Some of you may know that Qt 3D is going strong almost entirely due to the work of the KDAB team, led by Dr. Sean Harmer and Paul Lemire. You can read all about its near demise and ultimate rescue here – it’s quite a story, and started with the release of Qt 4.

    Now we are approaching another major chapter in the Qt 3D story, as Qt 5.7.0 is released along with a fully supported stable Qt 3D module. Qt 3D offers a high-level facility for 3D graphics, paving the way for making 3D content a first class citizen in Qt applications. This is big news!

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Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-06-16 18:03

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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-06-16 18:02

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