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Inforce upgraded its Inforce 6410 SBC to a “6410Plus” model, with the same Snapdragon 600 SoC, but with new GPS, MIPI-CSI, and MIPI-DSI features, and more.
Last Friday, Dota 2 - Reborn Beta has been announced, which will not only get a completely new user interface, but will also be powered by the new Steam-Engine "Source 2", which will finally be replacing the 10 years old game engine "Source".
Apple announced iOS 9 on Monday, and while watching the keynote, I had just a little bit of déjà vu. Most of iOS 9's new features seem to be squarely aimed at Apple's biggest rival in mobile: Android. Specifically, they were about catching up to Android.
Cinnamon, one the default desktops of Linux Mint (alongside Mate) has recently been updated. Version 2.6 has a boatload of fixes, tweaks and improvements. Here are some of them:
LinuxConsole 2.4 has been released. This release is easy to try or install.The CD ISO contains all libraries, the LXDE Desktop, drivers and the game "Supertuxkart". The DVD ISO comes with many applications like libreoffice or the game 0ad.
IBM is putting considerable resources behind Apache Software Foundation’s Spark to ready the platform for machine learning duties such as pattern recognition and object classification.
In today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Chromixium OS 1.0. Plus: Steam adds more Linux games to huge summer sale. And three ways to improve Debian Linux.
The Rupert Murdoch controlled Sunday Times of London finds itself embroiled in controversy today, over both a front page article that appeared in the paper yesterday and a related DMCA Notice it issued against the U.S. based political website The Intercept.
There is a common misconception among GNU/Linux users that our systems never ever need to be defragmented. This stems from the success of the journalized filesystems used by most distributions including EXT2,3 and 4, JFS, ZFS, XFS, ReiserFS and BTRFS. Fragmentation though can still be an issue though, especially for users that use space limited disks that may not offer many file allocation options.
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Fedora 22 was released recently and it has been a rock solid release. However, systems with Pre-Sandybridge era, Intel-based graphics solutions have seen some issues. For example, an Intel 4 series motherboard with G41 chipset and GMA X4500 graphics might produce a... Continue Reading →
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Linux 4.1 delayed by driver dramas and Linus' holidayIn May, Linux overlord Linus Torvalds warned that his holiday might delay the release of Linux 4.1.…
Cacti a fantastic open source network monitoring system that is widely used to graph network elements like bandwidth, storage, processor and memory utilization. Using its web based interface, you can create and organize graphs easily. However, some advanced features like merging graphs, creating aggregate graphs using multiple sources, migration of Cacti to another server are […]Continue reading...The post How to combine two graphs on Cacti appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install and configure Cacti on Linux How to monitor Linux servers with SNMP and Cacti What are useful command-line network monitors on Linux How to analyze and view Apache web server logs interactively on Linux How to enable user authentication for a Postfix SMTP server with SASL
Dell is making sure that everyone knows that they are selling Ubuntu-powered laptops, and the company is now promoting them on Twitter, with a limited offer for the new Inspiron 14 3000 Series.
Robyn Bergeron makes life awesome for people participating in the Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana communities. Passionate about improving ease of development and deployment of infrastructure and applications, she tirelessly advocates for end-users of open source projects, which why her current title is Operations Advocate at Elastic.read more
Clement Lefebvre published details about the eight maintenance version of the stable Cinnamon 2.6 open-source desktop environment for the Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaela) operating system.
In our scenario we are not going to run hundreds of operating systems and attempt to manage them. Our goal will be much simpler than that. In fact we are going to run only two separate systems running puppet master and puppet agent. Thus through the master puppet server we will attempt to configure a remote node and install "hello" package using puppet agent. This will be done with a bare minimum configuration possible.
It seems that keeping the code we depend on maintained has come to resemble how we deal with our highways. We love to build new highways and bridges, but keeping the ones we have properly maintained and safe, not so much — it’s not sexy. Evidently this isn’t just affecting small projects. Nalley pointed to Git, where a single person has written 50 percent of the code over the last two years. Or Perl, where three people are writing over 50 percent of the code.
The open-source Docker application container virtualization technology is becoming increasingly popular, spawning a need for distributed monitoring capabilities. To help organizations understand what tools are available for container monitoring, Docker last week announced a new Ecosystem Technology Partner (ETP) program that is starting off with six vendors that have integrated with Docker for monitoring.