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How to find out Raspberry Pi GPU and ARM CPU temperature on Linux

Author: Vivek Gite | Files under syndicated

I am using a Raspberry PI 2/3 credit size computer. If a Raspberry Pi run hot enough to cause permanent hardware damage, under some situations it could get hot enough to cause stability problems until the system cools off. So, how do I find out my GPU …


Best Available Programs for Installing Google Drive on Your Linux Desktop.

Author: Chris Pentago | Files under syndicated

 When google introduced drive back in 2012 it made a promise to Linux users that an appropriate version will be available in the future.
After 4 years google has still to make an official client for Linux. However, in this tutorial we are going t…


QDirStat 0.86-Beta1 announced

Author: Stefan Hundhammer | Files under syndicated

QDirStat 0.86-Beta1 announced
Every hard disk, however large it may be, is filled up to capacity after some time. Then it’s about time to find out where all that disk space has gone, and to reclaim some of it.
This is what KDirStat was all about. The…


10 Places To Buy A Laptop With Linux Preloaded

Author: Vivek Gite | Files under syndicated

I want a Linux system without having to pay a Microsoft tax. The hardest part of using Linux is to find out the correct hardware. Hardware compatibility and drivers can be a big issue. But where one can find Linux desktops or Laptop for sale? Here are …


Run Windows applications on Linux with Crossover 15

Author: Falko Timme | Files under syndicated

Codeweavers has released a new major version of Crossover, the popular Microsoft Windows compatibility layer which is now based on Wine 1.8. The software is commercial and it costs around $40, but there is also a two-week trial version which is fully f…


Mounting Windows Share on Ubuntu 14.04

Author: Simrat Pal Singh Khokhar | Files under syndicated

First of all need to install cifs on ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get install cifs-utils
After successful installation, we can mount windows share from command line:
$ sudo mount //WINSRV/SHARE -t cifs -o uid=1000,gid=1000,username=winuser /mnt/path


Linux Desktop Fun: Christmas Tree For Your Terminal

Author: Vivek Gite | Files under syndicated

Let us create Linux or Unix console Christmas tree just for fun and profit. First, you need to install a Perl module called Acme::POE::Tree. It is an animated Christmas tree module. I’ve tested this on Linux, OS X and Unix-like system.
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KaOS 2015.11 released.

Author: James Robert | Files under syndicated

KaOS is proud to present the 2015.11 ISO.
The policy is, once a first pacman -Syu becomes a major update, it is time for a new ISO so new users are not faced with a difficult first update. With new builds effecting over half of the KaOS repositories (currently at about 2100), that new ISO is more than due.

As always with this rolling distribution you will find the very latest packages for the Plasma Desktop, this includes Frameworks 5.16.0, Plasma 5.4.3 and KDE Applications 15.08.3.
Most notable major updates to the base of the system are the Boost 1.59.0/ICU 56.1 stack, Glib2 2.46.2 stack, a move of Mariadb to the 10 series, Perl 5.22.0 stack, Linux 4.2.6, all Texlive packages updated to their 2015 versions, Qt 5.5.1 and Systemd 228.
Logo KaOS
Artwork received several updates. The all new logo is implemented over various parts of the system.
A fully scalable slideshow with SVG based images and QML based text was designed for the installer, replacing the old png based slides.

This ISO uses the CRC and finobt enabled XFS filesystem as default. CRCs enable enhanced error detection due to hardware issues, whilst the format changes also improves crash recovery algorithms and the ability of various tools to validate and repair metadata corruptions when they are found. The free inode btree does not index used inodes, allowing faster, more consistent inode allocation performance as filesystems age.
Slide Show
KaOS specific settings for SDDM, kwin and kinit make it possible to start a Plasma Wayland session right from the login manager. An X11 session is of course still default, but the drop-down menu has a wayland entry too. The default web-browser Qupzilla is one of the first applications that heavily relied on X11 in its code that is fully ported to run a Wayland session too.

This ISO KaOS uses the Systemd provided Systemd-boot for UEFI installs, Gummiboot is depreciated.

Calamares, the used installer framework, has moved to the 2.0 series. Highlights of the changes and additions:

  • Calamares no longer uses an internal version of partitionmanager, instead it now uses the libraries provided by KPMCore
  • The choice page in the partitioning module now shows disk changes in real life. Any choice you make will immediately show a new disk layout.
  • Updated bootloader picker when the chosen device changes.
  • Swap partition support in automatic partitioning
  • Support for blacklisting modules at build time.
  • The user creation page has an option added to reuse the user password for root.
  • Several bug fixes in the partitioning component.

Known issues:

  • If you want to use a GPT partition table on a BIOS system, make sure to set it up following this Guide, the installer’s partitioner can only handle GPT correctly for UEFI
  • Installing on RAID, LVM, LUKS is currently not possible

To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions from the Download page. KaOS’s ISO’sdo not support unetbootin, and DVDs need a burn speed no higher than 4x.


Should I buy a silent PC?

Author: Steve Emms | Files under syndicated

How much a silent PC costs depends on your requirements. The Raspberry Pi range offer lots of possibilities, and are a fantastic way of learning about computers and Linux. There’s an amazing number of projects you can build too.
For tasks which requir…


GSequencer v0.6.28 comes with enhanced stability

Author: Joël Krähemann | Files under syndicated

GSequencer v0.6.28 comes with enhanced stability
Many problems GSequencer had, were just fixed. Like dead-locks, race-conditions or non thread-safe access to common objects. It’s a great release although not all bugs are fixed but they won’t hurt. One…