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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS Loki 0.4

  • Everyday Linux User; By Gary Newell (Posted by gary_newell on Jan 18, 2017 12:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Here is a review of Elementary OS Loki 0.4 for the average computer user. It provides information on how to get Elementary, how to build a USB drive, how to install it and the features of Elementary as well as some software installation issues

Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 900

  • Keithcu.com; By Keith Curtis (Posted by keithcu on Jan 18, 2017 11:45 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
After 3 years running Arch Linux on a Lenovo Yoga 2, I decided to upgrade to a Yoga 900:

5 of the Best Places to Find DEBs Packages for Debian-Based Linux Distros

Even though Deb packages are popular with Linux users, it doesn’t mean it is easy to source them. Here are some of the best places to find Debian packages online.

Intel Haswell now supports OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa-git on Linux

In another push towards Mesa finishing OpenGL for all vendors where possible, Intel Haswell chips now have support for OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa on Linux.

What is your favorite Linux distribution?

Of all the many questions you might ask an open source enthusiast, none may evoke quite the passionate response as asking which distribution they prefer.

Wine Staging 2.0 RC5 Improves Support for Apps That Require Windows 7 or Vista

The road to Wine 2.0 and Wine Staging 2.0 continues, and while the former already got its fifth Release Candidate (RC) development release at the end of last week, the latter yesterday received a new unstable build.

A behind the scenes look at Exercism for improving coding skills

In our recent article, we talked about Exercism, an open source project to help people level up in their programming skills with exercises for dozens of different programming languages. Practitioners complete each exercise and then receive feedback on their response, enabling them to learn from their peer group's experience.

The Age of the Unikernel: 10 Projects to Know

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Sam Dean (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 2:19 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
What is a unikernel? It is essentially a pared-down operating system (the unikernel) that can pair with an application into a unikernel application, typically running within a virtual machine. They are sometimes called library operating systems.......

OpenStack Swift: Scalable and Durable Object Storage

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Jan 18, 2017 1:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
OpenStack Swift is designed for maximum uptime to be able to serve data to your users all the time without stopping, even if parts of your cluster are down. With Swift, you should still be able to store new data and even to upgrade your cluster in production without downtime.

Equal Rating Innovation Challenge: And the Semifinalists are

About three months ago we launched this global Equal Rating Innovation Challenge to help catalyze new thinking and innovation to provide access to the open Internet to those still living without. Clearly the idea resonated. Thanks to the help of numerous digital inclusion initiatives, think tanks, impact hubs and various local communities that supported us, our challenge has spurred global engagement.

Rugged, customizable POS system runs on Braswell

Advantech’s UBX-310D is a fanless point of sale computer intended for small countertops and limited-space installations. The shock and vibration resistant device has a modest, 245 x 185 x 45mm footprint. The system runs Windows 7 or 8 as a default, with optional Linux 3.13, and supports applications such as retail, self-service, digital signage, and store management.

A Switch for Your Pi

I grew up in the 1980s. That meant we drank far too much Kool-Aid, and on Saturday mornings, we got up early to watch cartoons. It also was the heyday of arcades, but I lived in the ghetto of Detroit and couldn't afford quarters to play games. Plus, there were none anywhere near the neighborhood where I lived. For me, the first real video-game experience was the Atari 2600.

Firefox for iOS Users Can Now Choose Their Favorite Email Apps

  • The Mozilla Blog (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
For most of us email is a big part of our online lives. Today we’re excited to share that we’ve made updates to the email experience in Firefox for iOS, making it possible to choose your favorite email app when … Read more

FOSS Compositing With Natron

Anyone who likes to work with graphics will at one time or another find compositing software useful. Luckily, FOSS has several of the best in Blender and Natron.

LFCS Command Line Basics

  • Linux Forum; By Jarret Buse (Posted by kprojects on Jan 17, 2017 6:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
There are quite a few command line basics to cover in this article. We will go over the TeleTYpe (TTY) and a few commands with operators. Be sure to practice all of these and be aware that these are the same for CentOS and Ubuntu unless otherwise noted.

The release of Mesa 17 has seen a bit of a delay, for all the right reasons

Mesa 17, the next stable release of the open source graphics drivers on Linux has been a bit delayed, due to so much last minute work going on. Looks like Intel Ivy Bridge will get OpenGL 4.0.

COM Express Basic runs Linux on Kaby Lake, supports Intel Optane

Congatec’s Linux-ready “Conga-TS175” COM Express Basic Type 6 module supports 7th Gen Intel Core E/EQ and Xeon CPUs, Intel Optane SSDs, and up to 32GB DDR4. Congatec followed upon its earlier announcement of a Conga-TC175 COM Express Compact Type 6 module with a larger, 125 x 95mm Basic Type 6 module called the Conga-TS175. Both […]

How to Install WordPress with HHVM and Nginx on CentOS 7

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 2:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: PHP, Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install WordPress with HHVM and Nginx as web server. I will use CentOS 7 as the operating system. HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine) is an open source virtual machine for executing programs written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM has been developed by Facebook, it provides most features of the current PHP 7 version.

First 3.5-inch Kaby Lake SBC reaches market

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Jan 17, 2017 11:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor SBC that we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing 14nm […]

Phoning Home, the story of two robots trying to survive will come to Linux

  • GamingOnLinux; By Liam Dawe (Posted by liamdawe on Jan 17, 2017 10:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Games
Phoning Home, which sounded a lot like the film WALL-E when I first heard about it will come to Linux.

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