Wayland by default may finally be nigh & we share what we’re looking forward to the most about a Wayland powered desktop.

The ext4 bug that bit Wimpy, Adobe Flash comes crawling back to Linux & our quick review of a well put together Plasma Desktop distro.

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KDE Neon Developer OS Switches To Plasma Wayland By Default

KDE developers have decided to switch to Wayland by default for KDE Neon’s unstable/developer OS.

This authorization corrects a bureaucratic mistake: FESCo previously authorized the change for Fedora 24, but the Workstation working group decided to defer the change to Fedora 25, then forgot to request authorization again for Fedora 25 as required. An objection was raised on the grounds that the proper change procedure was not followed, so to sidestep this objection we decided to request permission again from FESCo, which granted the request. Authorization to proceed with the change does not mean the decision to proceed has been made; the change could still be deferred, just as it was for Fedora 24.

ext4 break with 32,000 Files

I ran into a bug with the ext4 filesystem that causes it to fail if there are more than about 32,000 files in a directory. The technical reasons for this are boring and I really don’t care why; I just want to trust that my filesystem will do the right thing.

How to flash Meizu Pro 5 to Ubuntu Touch From the start the Meizu Pro 5

I could have done with this last week 😃 Having gone through the process myself, this document is great and all you need


Adobe Flash goes crawling back to Linux for some security

The official announcementsaid: “Today we are updating the beta channel with Linux NPAPI Flash Player by moving it forward and in sync with the modern release branch (currently version 23). We have done this significant change to improve security and provide additional mitigation to the Linux community.”_

FBI Announces Post-Election Attack on Encryption

Comey’s intention to renew the fight against encryption came about because the issue “has dipped below public consciousness now.” The wait to address encryption until 2017 comes because “next year we can have an adult conversation in this country” about it.

KDE Software Store to Soon Offer Downloads in Snap, Flatpak and AppImage Formats

Revealing the fact that users might be able to soon download their favorite open source applications in the new Snap, Flatpak, and AppImage binary formats, which allows you to use those apps on any distro that supports them.

elementary OS has a Countdown


FreeBSD Now Has A Port For CentOS 7 Binary Support

As of yesterday, linux_base-c7 landed in ports for installing the CentOS 7 base packages. This will allow running newer Linux binaries built for modern CentOS/RHEL 7 era systems on FreeBSD, assuming the source isn’t available or isn’t compatible natively with FreeBSD. Previously CentOS 6 was the default port used for this Linux binary compatibility with FreeBSD.

KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE | Linux.com | The source for Linux information

If you’ve been looking for a distribution to sway you back to the KDE desktop, look no further than KaOS. It’s beautiful, runs with the snap of a much lighter desktop, and feels as reliable as any other option available for Linux. I

I haven’t been this impressed with KDE for a very, very long time.

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Multi-process Firefox brings 400-700% improvement in responsiveness

In the coming weeks, Mozilla will push multi-processing to 100 percent of their initial cohort of users. This group represents 40-50 percent of total users. Within the next six months, a majority of users can expect to have the capabilities. Here is a little cheat sheet of upcoming releases:

  • Firefox 49: Enabling for a set of add-ons that work well with multi-processing
  • Firefox 50 or 51: Sandboxing and enabling for more add ons
  • Firefox 52 or 53: Multiple content processes


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