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Files: Connect to a Windows file share

LXer - Sat, 2016-04-16 16:46
Welcome back to our mini-series of articles on the Files app, also known as Nautilus. Files is part of the GNOME desktop, which ships in the Fedora Workstation edition. Previously we covered sorting to show your recent work at the top..

Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 16:02


  • Apache HTTP Server 2.4.20 Updated for HTTP/2

    Now with the new Apache HTTP 2.4.20 update, there are some incremental improvements, most notably in HTTP2 support.

  • Introducing AppStream-Generator

    Since mid-2015 we were using the dep11-generator in Debian to build AppStream metadata about available software components in the distribution.

  • Volumio2 Release Candidate

    Last night I found time to finally install the first release candidate of Volumio 2, my preferred audio player software. This is more exciting than it sounds, because when I read the blogpost last summer that Volumio is going to be completely rewritten, with replacing the base technologies, I was a bit afraid that this will be one of the last bits that we heard from this project. Too many cool projects died after famous last announcements like that.

  • Calibre 2.55 eBook Viewer and Converter Adds New Rules, Settings, News Sources

    Kovid Goyal, the developer of the open-source and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, has announced today, April 15, 2016, the release of the Calibre 2.55 update for all supported platforms.

  • Clementine 1.3 Free Music Player Is a Massive Release with over 150 Changes

    The final release of the Clementine 1.3 open-source and multiplatform music player software has debuted today for all supported operating systems, bringing dozens of new features and improvements over previous versions.

  • Gammu 1.37.2

    Yesterday, Gammu 1.37.1 and Gammu 1.37.2 have been released. As usual it collects bug fixes and minor improvements.


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GNOME News (GNOME 3.20.1, GNOME 3.22 Release Schedule, System Monitor Tool)

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 15:57
  • GNOME 3.20.1 Released

    GNOME 3.20.1 is out today as the latest stable version of the GNOME desktop environment.

    GNOME 3.20.1 comes with various bug fixes and translation updates compared to GNOME 3.20 that shipped last month with many shiny features.

  • GNOME 3.22 Release Schedule Ratified

    The GNOME 3.22 release schedule has been finalized.

    You can see the GNOME 3.22 release schedule via wiki.gnome.org. Andre Klapper had posted to the desktop-devel-list this morning to say the schedule is out there.

  • GNOME Has Big Plans for Its System Monitor Tool

    But if GNOME’s designers manage to implement a proposed top-to-bottom redesign of the app comes, that could change.

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Slackware 14.2 RC2 Now Available

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-04-16 15:41
The second release candidate of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 is now available...

Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 15:30

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Is The Linux Kernel Scheduler Worse Than People Realize?

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-04-16 15:11
A number of Phoronix readers have been pointing out material to indicate that the Linux kernel scheduler isn't as good as most people would assume...

5 open source programs for the automated teen's toolbox

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-04-16 15:00

 opensource: At OSCON 2016 in Austin, Keila Banks will be giving a talk on The Automated Teen.

OpenMW 0.39 Released As Newest Open-Source Morrowind Code

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-04-16 14:56
OpenMW 0.39 is now available as the latest version of this open-source Elderscrolls III: Morrowind reimplementation...

Patent owner balks at fee award, cites newly issued — and similar — patent

LXer - Sat, 2016-04-16 14:52
A New Jersey man named Michael Garofalo had a patent he claimed covered online contests, and used it to demand money from other small businesses. But when the Electronic Frontier Foundation came to the defense of a photographer targeted by Garofalo last year, Garofalo quickly dropped his case. Last month, he and his lawyers were ordered to pay $29,000 in legal fees. Now Garofalo, who owns the website Garfum.com, is asking for the fee smackdown to be reconsidered. His reasoning: since the US Patent and Trademark Office recently agreed to grant him another patent, nearly identical to the first, his case couldn't possibly be considered "exceptional."

Intel's Clear Linux Shows Much Potential For Optimized Graphics Performance

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 14:40

When it comes to CPU workloads, stunning in our Linux distribution comparisons has been Intel's Clear Linux distribution. This Intel Open-Source Technology Center project has led many of our distribution / OS comparisons with Intel engineers investing heavily in performance optimizations via AutoFDO, LTO-optimized binaries, aggressive compiler flags by default, and more. But how does the OpenGL performance compare for Clear Linux? Here are some graphics benchmarks and in select cases the results are quite a surprise.

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More Containers News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 14:39

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Development News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 14:36
  • How Node.js created a model open source community

    The creation of programming languages and platforms is rarely without challenges. A case in point is in the experiences of the community around the Node.js platform. Node.js allows the creation of backend services using JavaScript and a collection of “modules” that handle various core functionality and other core functions. Node.js’ modules use an API designed to reduce the complexity of writing server applications. Node.js’ package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

  • Git work flows in the upcoming 2.7 release

    Easy to program in. No need to recompile, you can hack in as you would in shell. Fun.

  • Bug bounty blitzers open-source sick subdomain-spotter

    The tools, AltDNS and Assetnote, help hackers to automatically identify subdomains and hosts, then generate mobile phone push notifications the minute new possibly-vulnerable domains are published.

  • DHS: Open Source Software Is Like Giving Mafia a Copy of FBI System Code

    But publishing source code could also let attackers “construct highly targeted attacks against the software,” or “build-in malware directly into the source code, compile, then replace key software components as 'doppelgangers' of the original,” DHS’ Office of the Chief Information Officer argued in comments posted on GitHub.

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GNU Software

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 14:32

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KTorrent KF5 release

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 14:30

KTorrent for KF5 is available officially, please spread the news.

One known issue that struck many people is downloading to ntfs partition being slow even on ssd (!) and causing ui unresponsiveness (the root cause is inside ntfs driver). In the next release i will introduce an autodetection of ntfs and suggestion to download to a non-ntfs partition with moving files to ntfs after download finishes.

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Kernel Space: Graphics

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-04-16 14:29

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