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Valve Finally Makes Steam Work Out-of-the-Box with Open-Source Graphics Drivers

Valve's engineers working on Steam announced the availability of a new Beta build of the Steam Client, which appears to address a bunch of Linux bugs, as well as to add numerous Steam Controller improvements.

The Best Linux Distros for 2017

The new year is upon us, and it’s time to look toward what the next 365 days have in store. As we are wont to do, looks at what might well be the best Linux distributions to be found from the ever-expanding crop of possibilities.

This Week in Open Source News: Mark Shuttleworth Talks Business Models, OSS Trustworthiness Requires Work, & More

This week in Linux and open source headlines, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth opens up about spawning new opportunities with the interoperability of various areas of OSS, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols urges the Linux community to roll up their sleeves in 2017, and more!

Dozens of Kaby Lake CPUs and four NUC mini-PCs debut

  •; By Eric Brown (Posted by bob on Jan 7, 2017 3:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel, Linux
After quietly unveiling some of the lower powered U-series 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors in September, Intel this week rolled out the full line of dozens of Linux-friendly Kaby Lake processors at the CES show in Las Vegas.

Top 5: Hot programming trends, How Linux got to be Linux, and more

  •; By Jen Wike Huger (Posted by bob on Jan 7, 2017 1:36 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Community, Linux
In this week's edition, the first of 2017, I bring you the 5 articles from the past three weeks (December 16 - January 6) that have topped the charts with readers.

Debian-Based BlankOn 10.0 Released for Indonesian Linux Users After Three Years

Ahmad Haris, the release manager of BlankOn, a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution developed by and for the Indonesian Linux community, proudly announced the release of BlankOn Linux 10.0.

inxi – A Great Tool to Check Hardware Information on Linux

inxi is a script that quickly shows system hardware, CPU, drivers, Xorg, Desktop, Kernel, GCC version(s), Processes, RAM usage, and a wide variety of other useful information.

Intel NUC mini-PCs set sail on Kaby Lake

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 6, 2017 7:53 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Intel; Story Type: News Story
As part of its rollout of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” CPUs at CES in Las Vegas this week, Intel debuted four new Kaby Lake-based NUC mini-PCs. In conjunction with its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announcement of dozens of new 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” processors this week, Intel unveiled four NUC (Next Unit of Computing) […]

GNU Officially Boots Libreboot

A saga that began about four months ago has ended — or so it seems, On Thursday, Richard Stallman, founder and head of the GNU Project, officially said "Goodbye to GNU Libreboot" in an email on the GNU mailing list.

How to compare three files in Linux using diff3 tool

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 6, 2017 5:36 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In one of our earlier tutorials, we discussed a Linux command line utility - dubbed diff - that allows you to compare two files line by line. But what if the requirement is to compare not two, but three files? Yes, there exists a Linux command line utility for this as well, and it's appropriately called diff3.

50 ways to avoid getting hacked in 2017

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 6, 2017 4:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When I was young, Paul Simon released his hit song, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Inspired by this song, I've collected 50 ways sysadmins and laypeople can avoid getting hacked: "You just slip out the back, Jack" 1. Backup your data. If you get hit with ransomware, you don't have to pay if you have backups. 2. Use a syncstop when you have to charge your phone in a public place, or bring your own battery backup. read more

KaOS 2017.01 released

If you thinking of using a Independent Linux distribution but still want some familiarity with one of the popular distributions, then there is a good news for you. KaOS team released a new version named 2017.01 as new year's gift.

uNav 0.64 Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation App Now Available for Ubuntu Phones

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 6, 2017 2:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
Marcos Costales, the developer of the very popular uNav map viewer and turn-by-turn GPS navigator for Ubuntu Phone devices, released a new version of his application, uNav 0.64.

Using Clang-format to ensure clean, consistent code

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 6, 2017 1:02 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Too often programmers underestimate the importance a consistent coding style can have on the success of a project. It makes the code base easier to read, reduces nonfunctional changes to fix inconsistent style, and outlines expectations for code submissions. Most large projects have a coding style, and once you have been working on code for a while you come to appreciate the consistency of a style. read more

Theres a Linux-powered car in your future

  • ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bob on Jan 6, 2017 11:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Linux is well on its way to becoming the default automobile operating system.

Weather updates with OpenWeather GNOME Shell extension

If you have ever wanted weather updates on your Desktop, one of the easiest and neatest ways with the OpenWeather GNOME Shell extension. This nifty extension provides an always-visible display of the current weather status and temperature in the top... Continue Reading →

AGL’s v3.0 automotive spec is ready for the road

  • (Posted by bob on Jan 6, 2017 9:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released v3.0 of its UCB spec for IVI, and announced that Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz) has joined the group. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project has released version 3.0 of its open source Unified Code Base (UCB) for automotive infotainment development. Unlike AGL’s UCB 2.0, which was released […]

How to change MAC address using macchanger on Kali Linux

The objective is to change or fake an original network card's hardware MAC address. The following article will show how to change MAC address using macchanger on Kali Linux.

OpenSSL For Apache and Dovecot

  •; By Carla Schroder (Posted by bob on Jan 6, 2017 7:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Apache, Linux
At long last, my wonderful readers, here is your promised OpenSSL how-to for Apache, and next week you get SSL for Dovecot. In this two-part series, we'll learn how to create our own OpenSSL certificates and how to configure Apache and Dovecot to use them.

Canonical Clarifies the Current State of Ubuntu Phones and Ubuntu Touch Updates

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jan 6, 2017 6:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Ubuntu
In December 2016, a bunch of worried folks using various Ubuntu-based devices started an "Ubuntu Crickets" riot to force Canonical to reveal its upcoming plans for new Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Touch models/versions.

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