Wayland is a lightweight display server protocol that is already severely overdue to replace XORG.There has always been a master plan to include Wayland into Ubuntu.
What does this mean?
It means Linux/Ubuntu will now be easier to develop, use less resources and will probably get better compatibility in the future. Perhaps April 2018 will be The Year of the Linux Desktop. It can also mean nothing, depending on how well people adopt it.
When is it released?
Wayland will first be released on Ubuntu on the 17.10 version. There will be need to iron out some bugs, but this will also be the best time to demonstrate the its benefits. Say hi to full resolution splash screens.
Why X isn’t good enough?
I was born in 1987. The X version became 11 and that was when X11-protocol was also born. A lot have changed over the past 30 years but…
Problems with Wayland
Any project will definitely have a lot of issues, but Wayland has been out for extended amount of time with many hiccups. It also has issues with propriety software like NVIDIA and AMD. FGLRX and the NVIDIA propriety software do not have KMS support and hence do not work well with Wayland. What is the point of a more responsive system when you can’t play games?
In a way, Wayland does not attempt to make life easier for end-users. Users are not interested in the technology, they are interested in getting their job done.
“If X works good enough, why do you need Wayland?” – said no linux elitist ever.
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Over the next few days, I will be undergoing a construction and testing project for a Steam Machine + Media Center.
Some of the games that I already own
This will include
1. Small form factor PC, MB, CPU
2. Dedicated GFX card (Nvidia)
3. Linux operating system such as Lubuntu
4. Blu-Ray DVD drive
5. 1TB disc space
6. Additional cooling, cosmetics
Cost: Less than $1000
Our desktop OS is always meant to be running the latest stable software where possible, but this has to take account experimental, unstable and sometimes old software which have been discontinued but no competitors to follow (yet).
Most people talk about LXDE and XFCE when deciding between which lightweight desktop environment to use with some form of customisable GUI out of the box. Even if you have a powerful computer, using a lightweight desktop will benefit you in some way, for example using Compiz on LXDE will produce beautiful effects with better optimisation of resources.
The new kid on the block is LXQT and version 0.9 has been released for over a year. LXQT is essentially the future form of LXDE, but unlike pokemon, the benefits of evolution is not immediately apparent; the new software is always unstable at first and gradually gets more popular as it becomes more usable and more practical to switch. This post gives general background information about the desktop describes the, experience after tinkering and potential bugs experienced with the desktop.
Release: 10 March 2015
Genre: Simulator, City-building
Developer: Colossal Order, published byParadox Interactive
Relations: Sim City 4
Runs on: Windows, Mac, Linux
Cities: Skylines has described itself to be a modern take of the classic city simulation game and we know what game is worth mentioning: the old game release more than 10 years ago but kept very alive by mods and community improvements, Sim City 4. Cities: Skylines not only created a modern version of the game, it blew anything Maxis or EA has ever created out of the water. It is no wonder why the reviews are overwhelmingly positive on Steam.
“But WhatsApp is working so well!!!” – random person on the street
This is phone territory, which I thought I wouldn’t write about, but like most people, I use a smart phone which has now encroached into desktop/laptop territory.
“But WhatsApp cannot be installed on any other device apart from your phone!”
“Exactly… Thats why we have Telegram”
Telegram VS Whatsapp: Let the wars begin!
Screenshot from Telegram website (Android)
“For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” – Luke 7:8-9
Lubuntu, unlike Ubuntu, is a light and efficient system that has no launcher on its own. Whilst Ubuntu users are given Dash to use, Lubuntu users are instead given the opportunity to choose what kind of launcher suits them. A dock is not sufficient at this day and age. Imagine you tell your computer ‘Go!’ but you still have to open a folder, find the file, and double click on it. Now all you need to do is tell the computer what you want and it will execute it for you.
Typing ‘libre’ shows all the options for LibreOffice
Most people would find that the Zeitgeist Indexing system to be the most useful and that allows the person to search for ANY file in the computer system. Thus springs the ‘type what you want’ system. The software has been removed from the default repository in 14.04 and most users are unable to install/make the program work on 14.04. This guide covers the ability of the program as well as on how to install and troubleshoot the software on 14.04.
Wine is a great system to running programs, but there are many alternatives in Linux. The biggest thing people use wine for is games and the most common complain about games running under the WINE compatibility layer is performance. Naturally, most people would default to the propriety drivers to try to optimise performance, which has been the case for a long time until…
Gallium Nine, demonstrating increased performance for Direct3D 9. Continue reading