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*Linux Laptop Wiki [Rebooted]*

The aim of the website is to provide a central wiki to post experiences with Linux on the model of laptop / notebook you're using.

Linlap.info is an attempt to 'reboot' the abandoned and spammed linlap dot com which is now unusable.

Please consider participating on building a new "HQ" sending in your model / experiences!

Any help appreciated!

linlap.info/

don [at] linlap.info

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Nearly 6 years (!) after the Kickstarter, Stainless Games claim Carmageddon is still coming to Linux.

Liam from GamingOnLinux.com writes:

"It got to the point where I actually had to block one of their team on Twitter for repeatedly trolling our Twitter account with pathetic anti-Linux comments.

On top of that, they started jumping in on Tweets from us to other developers, to shit-post about Linux."

--> gamingonlinux.com/articles/nea
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Wine 3.0 released!

Wine is a solution to run programs such as Photoshop on Linux. Play games only made for an OS that must not be named.

Main highlights:

* Direct3D 10 and 11 support.

* The Direct3D command stream.

* The Android graphics driver.

* Improved DirectWrite and Direct2D support.

--> winehq.org/announce/3.0
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Linux boosted

Been writing a little emulator for a fantasy CPU inspired by a uni course into the workings of a computer. After numerous branch and math test programs, I finally got it to do a bit of graphics!
youtube.com/watch?v=CNkgeutQBh

Ask Noah | Episode 45: "Pushing the Limits of Linux".

This week they see how far they can push Linux. Can you use Linux in a professional photo workflow? How about High Resolution Audio?

A Linux expert Noah Chelliah takes your calls +an interview with industry audio expert Bob Carver.

--> jupiterbroadcasting.com/121572
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Linux boosted

how did i miss searx. It's super awesome imho, and from what little i've played i'm impressed

Tooter.

A native Mastodon client for SailfishOS, a mobile Linux OS.

Free (libre) & open-source. Grab it from Jolla Store or Openrepos.net.

---> grave-design.com/blog/v/tooter

Developer: @dysko
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MX Linux 17.

MX Linux 17 is the latest MX Linux. This release is powered by Linux kernel 4.13.

It's based on Debian 9.3 and using Xfce 4.12.3 as default desktop environment.

Dedoimedo website gave it a decent 9.9 / 10.

youtube.com/watch?v=HVwpb81rkE
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CRYENGINE game engine to get improved Linux support!

David Kaye the Lead System Engineer at Crytek talked about his role and how improved Linux support is coming.

There are already Unity, Unreal Engine, Godot Engine etc. that have their actual editors on Linux.

--> gamingonlinux.com/articles/cry
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ResidualVM.

A cross-platform 3D game interpreter allowing you to play Lua-based 3D adventures such as "Escape from Monkey Island" (Lucasarts) or Myst III: Exile (Ubisoft) for example.

ResidualVM 0.3.0 is here:

* Better compatibility with newer OS's due switching from SDL 1 to SDL 2.

* A multilingual user interface.

* A widescreen mode for Myst III.

* Lots of testing; as a result many bugs have been fixed.

--> residualvm.org/
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Voting is open for "Linux Game Of The Year" awards!

After a little bit of a clean up, voting is now officially open for GamingOnLinux' 2017 Linux GOTY awards so get a move on! 🐧

--> gamingonlinux.com/articles/vot
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Super Mario 64 Online (now Net64) has been initially ported to Linux !

There's NO Nintendo source code.

The tool modifies the game state of an emulator. Nintendo holds no possible grounds for a court case (?)

The beauty of a public Gitlab repo is that anyone can fork it and continue development.

--> gitlab.com/HenrikS/net64-onlin
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Linux boosted

So I initiated the process to delete my account. I'm now in the 14 days of purgatory until the deletion is finalized. Oddly but not surprising, the wait period is considerably longer than the one needed to purchase a handgun in the U.S. πŸ€”
It already feels like some weight has been lifted. Like a piece of my brain is free again. I didn't rely on FB that much but maybe it festered in the back of my mind more than I realized.
Shwew.

mastodon.social/media/lQty8KFB

Linux boosted

Just landed patches to flatpak-builder and Builder that allow us to bundle flatpak-builder inside of Builder. That should simplify the install process even further, since you no longer need to install anything on the host (other than Builder).

LightZone.

A professional-level digital darkroom software for Linux.

Includes RAW processing and editing. Rather than using layers in the way that other photo editors do, LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, readjusted, turned off and on, and removed from the stack.

It's a completely non-destructive editor.

--> lightzoneproject.org/
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Look, Munich: city of Barcelona kicks out Micro$oft in favor of Linux and open source.

The Linux distro to be used may be Ubuntu as the City is already running a pilot project of 1000 Ubuntu-based desktops.

Outlook mail client and Exchange Server will be replaced with Open-Xchange meanwhile Firefox and LibreOffice will take the place of Internet Explorer and M$ Office.

--> itsfoss.com/barcelona-open-sou

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Nextcloud: rolls out video chat support!

The founder Frank Karlitschek announced these new today; Nextcloud Talk is here.

It’s a full audio/video/chat communication solution which is self hosted, open source and super easy to use and run.

This is the result of over 1.5 years of planing and development.

---> nextcloud.com/talk/

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Linux in the Ham Shack | Episode 201: "It's Alive!".

A podcast, a state of mind and a phenomenon.

Originally begun to help amateur radio operators move from M$ / other closed-source OS's and applications over to Linux and Free Software.

--> lhspodcast.info/2018/01/lhs-ep

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Linlap

"The Linux laptop wiki" maintainer (Diderik van Wingerden) was already about to abandon the project due to inactivity!

Please PPL, participate by sending in your laptop model / specs which you use on Linux to linlap.info

Let's make it a good resource replacing the old and spammed (.com) one πŸ‘

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linlap.info/
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don [at] linlap.info

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UBports News Channel (Telegram):

Ubuntu Touch developer (or want to be)?

Well, great news because life just got a little easier!

The newest release of "Clickable" provides the ability to run the app you're developing on your computer in addition to your phone! Now you don't need an Ubuntu Touch device whenever you want to test your apps.

You can also quickly start a new app by using the command: "clickable init".

-> github.com/bhdouglass/clickabl

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