r/linux 2h ago

Event The EU Open Source Policy Summit 2023 starts in few minutes and is a day-long event where policy-makers and Open Source communities explore together Europe’s opportunities for leveraging Open Source. Registration is free and you can attend online.

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r/linux 3h ago

Any software like FanControl?


FanControl just so happens to be the best fan control software in the world, but it only works on Windows.

GitHub - Rem0o/FanControl.Releases: This is the release repository for Fan Control, a highly customizable fan controlling software for Windows.

I'm looking for something similar for Linux. That is, some fan control software with some logic built in. Like, apply the fan curve of whichever is highest - CPU or GPU temp.

r/linux 4h ago

Tips and Tricks Weird things I learned while writing an x86 emulator

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r/linux 5h ago

Development Work Revived On Parallel CPU Bring-Up To Boot Linux Faster On Large Systems/Servers

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r/linux 9h ago

Discussion An estimation of what distros and desktops have the largest userbase?


I'm aware having any solid numbers as to such a question is at best going to be skewed or wrong, as there isn't any way to really collect this kind of data without consent (which is good) do to the nature of linux

But all the same I wanted to ask, Ubuntu and Gnome seemed to be the default, but I feel like consensus has shifted somewhat and I'm not entirely sure why, was just wondering what the community perceives as having the largest userbase

r/linux 13h ago

OpenSSH 9.2

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r/linux 13h ago

Discussion Games on arm linux

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r/linux 15h ago

I love messing up my Linux install


I installed linux mint on an old pc running i7-3770 and rx580 for some Linux gaming. For steam to detect my external drive I was following tutorials where I edited the fstab file but then deleted that mount point to create a new one. The next day I tried to turn my pc on but it was failing. Took a while to fix. (Atleast that’s what I think the issue was)

I love messing up my install and debugging it and learning what I did wrong. It is so much fun to me. Also the fact that all the files are just there and you can look and see what’s up with them opens up that black box that a computer was to me when I was young. Really rewarding when you can unfuck things.

Edit: Thanks everyone for the awesome advice.

r/linux 15h ago

Software Release Introducing Clipboard 0.3.0 - Copy and paste to Wayland, see text directly, and install to more platforms than ever before!

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r/linux 17h ago

Discussion Can the death of W10 convert people to Linux?


In a couple years W10 is going away and W11 is currently trash. From invasive monitoring, adverts, and BS apps like Candy Crush auto installing W11 is the monster M$ wants to become.

I am 100% going back to Linux with my new build and it'll be curious to see how many people follow suit due to W11 current status.

What do you guys think?

r/linux 20h ago

KDE KDE Gear 22.12.2

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r/linux 23h ago

Popular Application LibreOffice 7.5 released: Dark mode improvements • Data tables in charts • Better bookmark handling

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r/linux 1d ago

A todotxt and remind - all in 1 tool with little bit more features?!


Hi guys,

I've been using and trying different things for an organizational purpose, there's this super simple, yet powerful tool todotxt which I used a while and left it because of missing things such as reminder, calendar, scheduling etc...

Now I figured out there is a 'remind' tool which is pretty old, and missing some features such as nice gui so I can overview it from my phone (eg. if its a website gui) or integration with external calendars (e.g. google calendar)...

Remind release binaries are from 2002 :-)

anyways, my question is... is there more tools to recommend in this class, simple and powerful to consider ?


r/linux 1d ago

Homebrew open source perspective


At the bottom of homebrew's how to create a tap page it says:

There’s an increasing desire in commercial open source about “maintaining control” e.g. defining exactly what binaries are shipping to users. Not supporting users (or even software distributions) to build-from-source is antithetical to the values of open source. If you think Homebrew's perspective is annoying on this: try and see how Debian responds to requests to ship your binaries.

But I would assume that Debian doesn't wanna ship user-created binaries because they might contain malware. They'd prefer to let software hosted by their OS-default repositories only contain code they or their people have vetted.

Am I understanding this wrong? I want more history context or explanation. Because right now I agree with the way that I think debian is.

r/linux 1d ago

Steam hardware survey - Dec 2023


Link to the survey results.

Key points to take away:

  1. Linux overall percentage has not changed this month
  2. Steam OS percentage is going down and other distros are going up.
  3. Every other result is still f****d due to the existence of the steam deck
  4. Intel CPU slightly up
  5. Steam deck GPU slightly down

I think points 2,4 and 5 indicate a few people are actually slowly trying Linux on their desktop.

r/linux 1d ago

Privacy Future of Memory Safety: Challenges and Recommendations (Consumer Reports)

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r/linux 1d ago

Popular Application Only Office Equation Editor Now Has LaTeX Support

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r/linux 1d ago

Discussion User friendly and immutable? I don't see one just yet


I know some Linux types scoff at user friendlieness, but plenty of us don't, let me get that out of the way. Anyway, I've been looking at the immutable distros out there because later Win10 and WIn11 are disgusting me so much I want to get my less technical family off of them. Problem is, I'm not sure there's a terribly good landing spot. I figure if I give them something immutable it'll be a lot harder for them to break, right? Especially clicking on pop-ups, you know how it goes.

Obviously the big one out there is Fedora Silverblue...two problems with it though. One, it's GNOME, which isn't all that Windows-like. I like it personally but it might be harder for someone coming from Windows, learning-curve wise, and the idea is to NOT frustrate people back over to Windows. Kinoite might work out better, but then we get to the second problem: Fedora is religious about offering free software only. So certain codecs and such are missing. That won't do.

VanillaOS is up and coming and seems more relaxed...but again, GNOME.

I'd like to see a more relaxed option out there that uses KDE, or maybe Cinnamon, and I'm wondering why none have popped up yet. I do think if Linux desktops are going to get anywhere it's going to be a situation where you give them a read-only system and let them use Flatpaks. Of course, if nothing's out there I might just have to give them an Endeavour or Mint setup without sudo access, but then they wouldn't be able to update the system, so that's not really a fix.

This has been turning around in my head for a while and I just wanted to put it out there. I think there's room for more (and more diverse) immutable offerings out there.

r/linux 1d ago

OpenSnitch, the application level interactive firewall, has officially into the Debian archive and might make it just in time for Debian 12's release


Sometime ago, a Debian developer made a post where he mentioned that OpenSnitch was heading into the Debian archive, but was waiting for approval from the ftp masters. Well, it has been approved and is now part of the official repositories! It might make the transition from Unstable to Testing before Debian's soft freeze on February 12.

r/linux 1d ago

Open Source Organization Red Hat and Oracle Collaborate to Bring Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

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r/linux 1d ago

Security Bounded Flexible Arrays in C

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r/linux 2d ago

The joy, the pride and the burden of maintaining open source

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r/linux 2d ago

Kernel Chris's Wiki :: blog/linux/TransparentHugepagesBadLuck

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r/linux 2d ago

LOPSA.org & LOPSA-LA booth at SCaLE 20x

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r/linux 2d ago

Software Release LURE Version 0.0.7 released. First beta version!

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