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Linux 4.11 Pushed Back: 4.11-rc8 Released

Phoronix - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:22
While last week Linus Torvalds was looking at releasing Linux 4.11 this weekend, Linux 4.11-rc8 instead was issued today...
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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 709

DistroWatch - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:21
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu 17.04: Unity's swan song?News: Korora tests new software manager, Finnix streamlines and Ubuntu migrates to WaylandTips and tricks: Nix package manager on alternative Linux distributionsReleased last week: ROSA R9, Scientific Linux 6.9, Solus 2017.04.18.0Torrent corner: deepin, ExTiX, Fermi, ROSA Scientific, Solus,....
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Bryan Lunduke Interviews Richard Stallman

Linux Today - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:00

 FOSSforce: Last Friday, the Linux Tycoon (as well as the guy who's been known to say "Linux sucks"), Bryan Lunduke, sat down for a free form interview with Richard Stallman.

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Arch-Based arkOS Linux Being Discontinued

Phoronix - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 13:18
arkOS, the Arch-based Linux distribution focused on "securely self-hosting your online life" with aims to make it easy to deploy servers for web-based services, is being discontinued...
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How to Add App Folders to the GNOME Shell Overview Screen

OMG Ubuntu - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:13

If you use the main GNOME application launcher (the fullscreen one similar to macOS’s Launchpad) you may have spotted two folders among the app launchers: Sundry and Utilities. These app folders ship by default; you didn’t create them. But perhaps you want to create your own GNOME app folders that appear on this screen. For instance: You […]

This post, How to Add App Folders to the GNOME Shell Overview Screen, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Automatically Wake Up Your Linux System From Sleep Or Hibernation Mode

Linux Today - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:00

The rtcwake command is used to enter a Linux system sleep or hibernate state, and to automatically wake from it at a specific time.

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Compute Shader Patches For Nouveau Pascal

Phoronix - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 10:30
Patches posted today for Nouveau NVC0, the open-source NVIDIA driver for modern GeForce GPUs, implement OpenGL compute shader support for Pascal hardware...
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Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme

OMG Ubuntu - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:42

Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block. The window control icons […]

This post, Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Some Useful Indicators: Ayatana, Clipboard-Autoedit, Diskstat, Files, Bulletin and Udisks

NoobsLab - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:21
Panel Indicators always comes in handy when you have to do some productive work on your desktop computer, to access quick functions of different applications these indicators saves you a lot of time, some indicator give you information you want to receive, it all depends on your needs. Today presenting you some useful indicators which may help you and makes your desktop experience much better. Following all the indicators are developed by just one guy and available through his PPA.
Ayatana Indicator:This indicator displays detailed information about opened applications and windows on your desktop, when you open the indicator hovering over any app/window it displays information: XID, PID, Viewport, Monitor, Geometry (window size), Active or not. Other two options in the indicator are 'recent apps' and 'statistics'.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18.1/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Ayatana indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install ayatana-indicator
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/ayatana-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/ayatana-indicator
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=Ayatana-indicator
Name=Ayatana-indicator
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Clipboard Autoedit Indicator:The Clipboard Autoedit indicator allows user to make automatic edits of clipboard contents based on a regex expression. It uses Gtk's clipboard module and minimum dependencies, thus no need for installing additional tools such as xclip or xsel. It will come handy if you are a developer/programmer.
The "Set regex pattern" menu item calls zenity forms dialog. When user edits regex rule, it is remembered and stored in ~/.clipboard-autoedit-config.json file. The dynamic editing will be enabled automatically when user clicks OK button, but users can disable it via "Replacement Enabled" check menu item. The regex type defaults to python's re module.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18.1/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Clipboard-Autoedit indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install clipboard-autoedit-indicator
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/clipboard-autoedit-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/clipboard-autoedit-indicator
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=Clipboard Autoedit
Name=Clipboard Autoedit
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Diskstat Indicator:Diskstat indicator simply displays system Hard-drives read and writes, by default it displays stats on the panel but you can enable/disable these stats option.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18.1/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Diskstat indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install diskstat-indicator
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/diskstat-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/diskstat_indicator
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=Diskstat-indicator
Name=Diskstat-indicator
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Files Indicator:Files indicator allows you to view recently opened files and clear them as well. Pin files to the indicator so you can access them easily, Places option shows Home directory and directories can be pinned.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18.1/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Files indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install files-indicator
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/files-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/files-indicator
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=files-indicator
Name=files-indicator
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Indicator Bulletin:There are plenty of clipboard managers available for Linux and you might have your favorite one installed on your system. It is always a good idea to try something new who knows you may like it and make it favorite. Indicator Bulletin is an advanced searchable clipboard manager written in Python to use in Linux, it is designed to handle the code snippets and texts, basically it comes handy if you are a programmer.
Search functionality, in particular, makes use of Python’s re module, which means you can use regex expressions for more fine-grained search. Each text entry has 4 options in its submenu: insert text into clipboard, append text to the end of what’s currently in cliboard, prepend text to the beginning of current contents, and remove it from history.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18.1/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Bulletin indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install indicator-bulletin
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/bulletin-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/indicator-bulletin
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=indicator-bulletin
Name=indicator-bulletin
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Udisks Indicator:This indicator display disks information right on the panel in the indicator. You can see Drive name, Partitions, MountPoint, Filesystem, and Usage. Also you can access unmounted partitions to mount them. Further more it offers you options to make Alias, open disk utility, and access indicator preferences.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18.1/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Udisks indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install udisks-indicator
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Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

Phoronix - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:00
With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10.
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Android 6.0.1 Released for Asus Tinker Board

Linux Today - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:00

Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board.

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Wine 2.0.1 Stable Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu

OMG Ubuntu - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:45

A new stable release of Wine is available to install on Ubuntu — but you'll need to add the new Wine repository to get it, so here's how!

This post, Wine 2.0.1 Stable Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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When is 16 bits the best pick

Linux For You - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:58

These days, much of the discussion surrounding microcontrollers focuses on whether to use an 8-bit or a 32-bit chip, with 8 bits generally reserved ...

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Btrfs Getting RAID 5/6 Fixes In Linux 4.12 Kernel

Phoronix - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:34
Not only is the BFQ I/O scheduler coming for mainline Linux 4.12 but there are also some more fixes to Btrfs for improving the file-system's native handling of RAID5 and RAID6 modes...
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Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan Continues Progressing

Phoronix - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:14
It's been a while since hearing anything of the VK9 project: the effort largely by one developer to implement Direct3D 9 over the Vulkan graphics API...
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Dwarf fortress - like

Gaming on Linux - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 05:27
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Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty

NoobsLab - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 01:08
In previous releases of Ubuntu there was dependency issue with Google Earth, which we resolved and made easy for you to install it via script, if you are running 16.10/16.04 and below then checkout this post to install Google Earth.
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D created by Keyhole, Inc. It is a free application that allows users to fly from space to your neighborhood, search for schools, restaurants, parks and hotels, get driving directions, and much more. It allows you explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. See the world at street level with integrated Street View.

It also has "tour guide" which allows user to easily discover new exciting places. With 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, 3D buildings, 3D trees, terrain, Street View, planets and much more. With every building modeled in 3D, you truly get a sense of flying above the city. Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. With Google Earth Explore, search and discover the planet.

Fly through 3D cities; Dive in to view the world at street level with integrated Street View; Use the Tour Guide to discover exciting new places to explore; Browse layers like Wikipedia or Photos to learn more about a place; Visit the Maps Gallery to find interesting maps, e.g. plot real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, view hiking trails and more.

To install latest Google Earth in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
>> For 32bit (All Ubuntu/Linux Mint versions/derivatives)
Terminal Commands:wget -O google-earth32.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.debsudo dpkg -i google-earth32.debsudo apt-get -f install; rm google-earth32.deb
>> Other method For 64bit
Terminal Commands:wget -O google-earth64.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.debsudo dpkg -i google-earth64.debsudo apt-get -f install; rm google-earth64.deb
If you see Ugly fonts in Google Earth then install MSttCoreFonts using following command:
Terminal Commands:sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
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OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

Linux Today - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 16:00

HowToForge: Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available

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openSUSE Leap 15 Will Succeed 42.3

Phoronix - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 13:37
What comes after openSUSE Leap 42.3 for SUSE's community non-rolling distribution? Version 15...
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Debian Developers Make Progress With RISC-V Port

Phoronix - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 13:24
Debian developers continue making progress with a -- currently unofficial -- port of their Linux operating system to RISC-V...
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