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GRUB 2.02 Is Ready To Boot Your System

Phoronix - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:05
It appears that GRUB 2.02 is now ready for release as the first stable update to GRUB2 since the v2.00 release five years ago...
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Trying Out Nouveau's Accelerated Pascal Support With DRM-Next, Mesa 17.2-dev

Phoronix - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:28
One of the many features to look forward to with Linux 4.12 is the Nouveau DRM driver providing initial 3D/accelerated support for GeForce GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 "Pascal" graphics cards. Here are some benchmarks of this open-source NVIDIA driver support for these latest-generation GPUs compared to the proprietary driver.
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Systemd Lands Meson Build System Support

Phoronix - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:45
Systemd can now be built with the Meson build system as an alternative to its traditional Make support...
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PHP 7.2 Planned For Release At The End of November

Phoronix - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 07:35
It shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but the PHP 7.2 release schedule was firmed up earlier this month and is aiming to ship by the end of November...
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Complete pack of Windows wallpapers for your Linux desktop.

Securitron - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:38
Complete pack of Windows wallpapers from every release of Windows, even hidden and promotional wallpapers. I previously had linked to a forum post that had this file, now it has 404 post not found. So I uploaded it to Google drive. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-W1m-kHGr03RVJ4ZjU3dnRHVjg. 506 megabytes. Download Windows 7 Wallpapers Pack (RTM Build 7600.16385). Here are some …

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Kernel Developers Still Discussing Raising Linux's Compiler Requirements

Phoronix - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:18
Linux kernel developers are still looking to raise the requirements of GCC for building the Linux kernel...
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Arca Noae "Blue Lion" Nearing Release, Letting OS/2 Live On

Phoronix - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 05:09
For those still having OS/2 software to run or just missing the days of OS/2, the software firm Arca Noae that is run by OS/2 veterans is preparing a new installment of the operating system with blessings from IBM...
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Android-x86 6.0-r3 Released, Now Riding On Mesa 17.0.4

Phoronix - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:36
While earlier this year the future of Android-x86 was questioned, so far the project is moving along and released this week was Android-x86 6.0-r3 as the latest Marshmallow update...
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Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma

NoobsLab - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:30
There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime.
Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.
Plugins can extend the functionality of the Xed editor, some plugins are packed with it by default to help end-user to be more productive, which currently includes support for spell checking, comparing files, viewing CVS ChangeLogs, and adjusting indentation levels. If you don't like the new interface of Gedit then it will remind you of old Gedit, also it is forked from Pluma, the main difference between Pluma and Xed is that the latter is an X-app. Since this editor is in the active development by Linux Mint project, you should expect new features in the future releases.



Features:
  • Complete support for UTF-8 text
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Support for editing remote files
  • Search and Replace
  • Printing and Print Previewing Support
  • File Revert
  • A complete preferences interface
  • Configurable Plugin system, with optional python support
  • Preinstalled Plugins: Word count; Spell checker; Change case of selected text; File Browser; Sort; Insert Date/Time; Tag list

For Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Xed Text Editor 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:noobslab/appssudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install xed
For Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Xed Text Editor 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:embrosyn/xappssudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install xed
For Debian and related distributions
Use these commands to install it in Debian open Terminal and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo apt-get install gitgit clone https://github.com/linuxmint/xed.gitcd xed/;./autogen.shmakesudo make install
Does this text editor seems interesting to you? Let us know your thoughts in the comment below!Visit on site http://www.noobslab.com
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Enlightenment Working On OpenGL-Accelerated Evas Filters

Phoronix - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:28
An Enlightenment developer has been working on support for accelerating EFL Evas filters with OpenGL shaders...
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Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivty

NoobsLab - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 03:16
If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
Gnome Pomodoro is an application which helps managing time according to the Pomodoro technique. It tells you to focus on the task by taking short intervals and intends to improve the productivity. This application is completely integrated with Gnome desktop environment and uses Gnome Technologies, that doesn't mean it can't be installed on other desktops. This workflow can improve focus, physical health and mental agility depending on how you spend your breaks and how strictly you follow the routine.
Principles of Pomodoro Technique: Focusing on work for limited time, about half an hour, and Clearing your mind during breaks.



Features of Gnome Pomodoro:
  • Gnome Desktop Integration
  • Extension for Gnome (Indicator icon is dynamic, gives you sense of current duration)
  • Fullscreen and regular notifications with sound
  • Presence Awareness
  • Timer customizability and reminders
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Plugin Support: Execute scripts, change theme, and sounds.

For Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/Linux Mint 18/17/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/kamilprusko/xUbuntu_16.10/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gnome-pomodoro-timer.listwget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:kamilprusko/xUbuntu_16.10/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome-pomodoro
For Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/kamilprusko/xUbuntu_$(lsb_release -sr)/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gnome-pomodoro-timer.listwget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:kamilprusko/xUbuntu_$(lsb_release -sr)/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome-pomodoro
For Debian 8 and its derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/kamilprusko/Debian_8.0/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gnome-pomodoro-timer.listwget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:kamilprusko/Debian_8.0/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome-pomodoro
Did you find this application useful? What are your thoughts, lets us know in the comment below!Visit on site http://www.noobslab.com
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Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop

NoobsLab - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 02:15
As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.


Additional tweaks in the theme which includes:
  • Window shadow being reduced to get rid of the "dirty" look it would make windows have
  • Window buttons from the Vertex theme have been imported for a (divisely) cooler look
  • The appmenu icon in the topbar is hidden with spacing accounted for
  • Spacing between third-party indicators and the aggregate menu have been tweaked to make it all appear uniform
  • Dash to Dock dock shrinkage rules have been imported to make the dock smaller
  • Additional Dash to Dock styling to make the dock feel more "complete"

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Minwaita Theme 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:noobslab/themessudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install minwaita-theme
That's itVisit on site http://www.noobslab.com
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The Way GNOME Handles Wallpapers Really Annoys Me

OMG Ubuntu - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 01:40

I love GNOME Shell — and no, not just because I’ve little choice now that is Ubuntu’s default desktop! But the more I use GNOME the more I learn that the desktop environment, like every other, has its own share of quirks, bugs and inconsistencies. Like the following appreciably niche niggle in the the way GNOME handles desktop wallpapers. A Minor Wallpaper Niggle I […]

This post, The Way GNOME Handles Wallpapers Really Annoys Me, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 OpenCL vs. NVIDIA Shows Problems

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:00
Last week I began posting a number of AMD Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks but not covered so far has been the OpenCL compute performance considering the Clover-based compute stack isn't good enough for benchmarking and is basically unmaintained these days by AMD. Meanwhile, their ROCm stack is still being brought up and is not yet fully-opened nor optimized yet for performance. Thus for those with desktop cards looking for basic OpenCL support are left with the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver with its closed-source OpenCL driver. In this article are some fresh OpenCL benchmarks of AMDGPU-PRO on the RX 580 and other Radeon GPUs compared to NVIDIA with its Linux OpenCL driver.
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24 Linux Games for a $1, Courtesy of Bundle Stars

OMG Ubuntu - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:21

Fancy giving your Steam library a big ol' boost? Well, if you have a dollar to spare, you can thanks to Bundle Stars and the Dollar Forever Bundle.

This post, 24 Linux Games for a $1, Courtesy of Bundle Stars, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Panda PAU09 N600 USB WiFi Works Fine With Linux

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:00
If you are in the market for a dual-band USB WiFi adapter, the Panda PAU09 N600 WiFi adapter works well on modern Linux distributions and will cost you just about $20 USD.
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Are You Still Run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS? Attention Because It Is Reaching End Of Life This Week

NoobsLab - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:59
On 26th April, 2012 the most beloved version of Ubuntu was released "Ubuntu 12.04 Precise" Long-Term support version, I still remember and miss that day when it was released. I personally used it a lot after "10.04 LTS" and still I use it for productivity because it is stable has a lot of stuff available developed by community such as applications, themes, icons, 3rd-party scripts for it and so on.


Here we are in the last week when Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is going to reach End-of-Life for community (28th April 2017). So everybody is encouraged to upgrade to supported version of Ubuntu, if you are in the enterprise industry and 12.04 is doing some main operations and you can't upgrade then Canonical has got your back.
You can buy Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) from Ubuntu website and get support from Canonical which includes several features such as important security updates for kernel and user base packages (these updates will be delivered in a secure, private archive exclusively available for people who buy Ubuntu), 24/7 telephone and online portal support, Canonical Livepatch service, Access to knowledge base, IP legal assurance, a dedicated Canonical support engineer (these all features vary for prices - you can check further information at Ubuntu advantage).

What if you are running the Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and want to upgrade to 16.04 Xenial, well there is no way to upgrade to 16.04 Xenial directly from 12.04 Precise, you must upgrade to the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty in the first place to get to the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. In case if you don't upgrade your OS then it means you are exposed to potential threats which may found later in the Kernel and OS, so there won't be any chance to get it patched unless you are super intelligent engineer and know what to do in such situation.

Benefits of upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 is that you get two more years of upgrades, since 14.04 Trusty will reach end-of-life in April 2019. Later you can upgrade to 16.04 LTS which is supported until year 2021. That's means you are not stuck in the box with your 12.04, I strongly recommend you upgrade as soon as possible for you and let it go.

In case you don't know or looking for instructions, here is the guide available to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS.
Happy upgrading.Visit on site http://www.noobslab.com
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Security Updates for Ubuntu Phone to End in June

OMG Ubuntu - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:32

Security updates for Ubuntu phone and tablet will end this June, Canonical has confirmed. Current OTA updates are currently limited to critical fixes and security updates — a decision we were first to tell you back in January. But after June 2017 Canonical “will no longer deliver any further updates”. Furthermore the Ubuntu Store is to close at the end […]

This post, Security Updates for Ubuntu Phone to End in June, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Laptop Power, Boot Times With Ubuntu 17.04

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:10
A Phoronix Premium reader recently requested some fresh boot time comparisons and power consumption numbers for Intel laptop hardware, so here are some numbers.
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Intel Optane Memory Now Available

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:21
After talking about it for a long time, Intel Optane Memory is now officially available. A 16GB module will cost just $44 USD or $77 for a 32GB capacity...
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