Kool as Breeze KDE | LUP 137

Kool as Breeze KDE | LUP 137

Plasma Desktop 5.6 is out today & we’ll share of the small things that we simply love. Plus some of our secret LinuxFest Northwest Linux rig build plans are revealed, why gaming on Linux is doing better than you’ve been led to believe & live shootout of open source Skype killers.

Also our thoughts on ubuntuBSD, open source GPS tracking, Nvidia shipping Wayland support & more!


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NVIDIA Publishes Patches For Its Driver To Work With Wayland’s Weston

Following NVIDIA publishing a new Linux driver that supports Wayland and Mir alongside X11, a NVIDIA engineer followed through and posted patches of the EGL support changes needed by Wayland’s Weston compositor to support the new driver.

Nvidia Driver Meme

If I understand it correctly, it requires extra patches on wayland egl, which are currently under review on wayland maillist and they were just posted at the same time as the new driver was released.

Linux gaming is much healthier than Steam’s Hardware Survey implies

Here’s one obvious caveat: Steam’s user numbers are growing. So while Linux usage on the Steam Hardware Survey has declined from about 2 percent in March 2013 to 0.91 percent in February 2015, that smaller percentage is from a larger overall user base.

Meet ubuntuBSD, UNIX for Human Beings

ubuntuBSD is currently hosted on the SourceForge website and distributed as an installable-only ISO image for 64-bit (amd64) computers. You can also **download the Beta of ubuntuBSD 15.04 **(codename****”Escape from systemD”) via our website, but you need to be aware of the fact that it’s still in heavy development and bugs might occur during or after the installation.

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LinuxFest Northwest 2016

With 80 general sessions, 10 postgres sessions, and 6 tutorials, LinuxFest Northwest will be quite the full weekend of learning and fun. View the accepted sessions.

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Traccar is an open source GPS tracking system for various GPS tracking devices. System supports more than 80 different communication protocols from popular vendors. It includes web interface to manage tracking devices online.

OwnTracks allows you to keep track of your own location. You can build your private location diary or share it with your family and friends.
OwnTracks is open-source and uses open protocols for communication so you can be sure your data stays secure and private.

Linux Hardware Build Project. HUGE for JB

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KDE Plasma 5.6 Release

Linux Academy

Hubl.in, the Awesome video conference service

Hubl.in is a free and open source video conference solution built with love and designed with ethics in mind. It’s the best way to initiate a communication anywhere with anybody and brings real time conversation to the next level. Hubl.in allows free communication without additional plugins. If you can read this page, you probably can use Hubl.in right now.

Jitsi Meet

  • Now has Chrome and Firefox support
  • Includes all video conferencing features you’d expect but also has Screen Sharing, Etherpad collaboration, and Presentations sharing with Prezi.com
  • Remote Camera switching is available as well as the ability to hide the camera thumbnails when not needed.
  • GitHub – jitsi/jitsi-meet: Jitsi Videobridge meets WebRTC

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