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SRT Video Transport Protocol Open-Sourced

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 11:11
In aiming to enhance online video streaming, the SRT video protocol has been open-sourced and an alliance forming around that for low-latency video...
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TrueOS 20170424 Stable Update

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:32
For those wishing to try out the FreeBSD-based desktop-focused TrueOS operating system, formerly known as PC-BSD, there is a new stable release...
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Mesa 17.1 RC2 Packs In Over A Dozen More Fixes

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:51
Emil Velikov has released the second weekly RC release ahead of next month's Mesa 17.1...
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Plano Theme Adds a Touch of Class to GNOME & XFCE4 Desktops

OMG Ubuntu - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:42

Plano is a flat theme designed for GNOME and Xfce4 desktops. It has a muted look and subtle colour palette and works well with dark icon themes.

This post, Plano Theme Adds a Touch of Class to GNOME & XFCE4 Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Budgie 10.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

OMG Ubuntu - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 08:14

A new version of the Budgie desktop is available to install on Ubuntu. Budgie 10.3 adds a new Alt+Tab switcher, and brings a stack of bug fixes to the table.

This post, Budgie 10.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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61 New Patches Allow OpenGL 4.5 For Radeon RX Vega

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 05:36
Initial support for Radeon RX Vega support in Mesa landed for Mesa 17.1 at the end of March. However, this initial support was limited to OpenGL 3.1 while now patches have come to take Vega up to OpenGL 4.5...
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LLVM Still Working Towards Apache 2.0 Relicensing

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 05:28
LLVM developers have been wanting to move from their 3-clause BSD-like "LLVM license" to the Apache 2.0 license with exceptions. It's been a while since last hearing about the effort while now a third round of request for comments was issued...
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MPV 0.25 Media Player Released With Numerous Changes

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 05:07
For fans of MPV as the media player forked from MPlayer/MPlayer2, a new release was tagged this weekend...
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GCC 6 Becoming Auxiliary Compiler In OpenIndiana

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 05:05
While GCC 7 is being released in the days ahead, the OpenIndiana crew continuing to advance the open-source Solaris stack has begun offering GCC 6 as an auxiliary/supplementary compiler...
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OpenLara: Open-Source Engine Remake For Tomb Raider, Including WebGL Version

Phoronix - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 04:49
OpenLara is an open-source effort to have a engine re-implementation of the classic Tomb Raider game...
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Useful Linux shell tricks. Using Brace expansions to create folders.

Securitron - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 04:17
The Linux command-line offers many useful methods of creating many folders on your computer at once.  This command will create a few folders on your system named one,two,three,four and create the folders five,six,seven,eight within each folder created. ~$ mkdir -p {one,two,three,four}/five/six/seven/eight This command will create four folders named one,two,three,four and put the folder stuff within …

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Install the cockpit service on your Linux server and administer it from any PC on your network.

Securitron - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 22:07
The cockpit service for Linux enables remote administration of a Linux PC from a client machine running any web browser. Installing this on Linux Mint is very easy. I am using Linux Mint 18.1 Firstly, run this command to install the PPA. jason@jason-virtual-machine ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cockpit-project/cockpit Then update the package repositories. jason@jason-virtual-machine ~ …

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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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