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Dispatches from the Tokyo OpenStack Summit

Monday 2nd of November 2015 01:50:53 PM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.In this special edition of our weekly OpenStack news, we round up the news and events from the Tokyo OpenStack Summit last week. Our roundup of the developers' listsev will return next week when OpenStack's development community is back in more

Windows 10 growth stalls during October

Monday 2nd of November 2015 12:53:42 PM
Windows XP market share declining less than Win 8.x or 7If it's the first Monday of the month, then it's time for our monthly look at desktop operating system market share data from StatCounter and Netmarketshare.…

Where to find high-quality, Linux-compatible music

Monday 2nd of November 2015 11:56:31 AM
I'm sitting in my living room listening to Thievery Corporation's Babylon Rewound on the home stereo. A lot of this glorious music is coming from the general vicinity of the speakers, but there is a significant part coming from hard to my left, about two meters to the left of the leftmost more

How To Join The Power Linux Evolution

Monday 2nd of November 2015 10:59:20 AM
It is hard to remember that IBM was not exactly sitting on the sidelines when Linux swept over the datacenter in the early 2000s in the wake of the dot-com bust. Big Blue saw the rise of Linux early on, among its supercomputer customers, and it was unsure how to preserve its revenue streams from AIX and OS/400 systems while at the same time embracing Linux. Here we are 15 years later, and it looks like IBM finally has its Linux act together on Power.

Kodi 16.0 to Ship with Multi-Touch Support for Linux

Monday 2nd of November 2015 09:04:58 AM
The new Kodi 16.0 Alpha 4 has been released today by its developers and it looks like things are progressing nicely on all fronts.

How to change default Java version on Linux

Monday 2nd of November 2015 07:10:36 AM
When a Java program is built, the build environment sets a "target" which is the oldest JRE version the program can support. If you run the Java program on a Linux system which does not meet the lowest JRE version requirement, you will encounter the following error while starting the program.

OpenELEC 6.0 is here -- download the HTPC-focused Linux distribution now

Monday 2nd of November 2015 05:16:14 AM
Linux is -- once again -- here to save the day. Whether you choose to build a computer, or buy a compatible device like the low-cost Raspberry Pi, the mature OpenELEC Linux distribution will give you an amazing media experience.

Linus looses 4.3 on a waiting world

Monday 2nd of November 2015 03:21:52 AM
All quiet on the LKMLWith fewer ugly incidents than might have been expected, and after an expletive-laden rant directed not at a coder but at code, Linux Torvalds has announced that Linux 4.3 has gone general availability.…

Solus Gets a Really Good Week, Gets First RC and Firefox Compliance

Monday 2nd of November 2015 01:56:16 AM
The Solus developers had a very busy week, and they've pushed quite a few updates out the door, not to mention the first Release Candidate for the project.

Trying out Linux can be simple

Monday 2nd of November 2015 12:01:54 AM
It isn’t just Windows and Apple Mac PCs that get new versions of their operating systems, Linux does too. Yesterday Ubuntu 15.10 was released, which saw me immediately downloading the update and installing it.

Optimize Web Delivery with these Open Source Tools

Sunday 1st of November 2015 10:07:32 PM
Web proxy software forwards HTTP requests without modifying traffic in any way. They can be configured as a transparent proxy with no client-side configuration required. They can also be used as a reverse proxy front-end to websites; here the cache serves an unlimited number of clients for one or some web servers.

How to Install PHP-Fusion 9 on a Debian 8 VPS

Sunday 1st of November 2015 08:13:10 PM
This step by step tutorial will show you how to install PHP-Fusion 9 on a Debian 8 VPS with Apache, PHP and MySQL installed on it. PHP-Fusion is fast and light-weight open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP. PHP-Fusion 9 includes common features found in other content management systems.

Mejiro Update: Ironing Out Wrinkles

Sunday 1st of November 2015 06:18:48 PM
This release of Mejiro is all about fixing minor problems and annoyances.

GENIVI compliant Linux automotive stack does ADAS

Sunday 1st of November 2015 12:51:31 PM
Mentor Automotive has launched a Linux-based, GENIVI compliant “Connected OS” that improves upon its ATP automotive stack with ADAS, eAVB, and CE support. The Mentor Automotive division of Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a Mentor Automotive Connected OS stack that appears to replace its Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform (ATP), moving beyond in-vehicle infotainment […]

What is a good IDE for R on Linux

Sunday 1st of November 2015 10:57:09 AM
Some time ago, I covered some of the best IDEs for C/C++ on Linux. Obviously C and C++ are not the only programming languages out there, and it is time to turn to something a bit more specific. If you have ever done some statistics, it is possible that you have encountered the language R. […]Continue reading...The post What is a good IDE for R on Linux appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to turn Vim into a full-fledged IDE How to install Eclipse on Linux How to set up C/C++ development environment in Eclipse What is a good text editor on Linux? What is a good IDE for C/C++ on Linux

UbuCon Summit 2016 Preparations Begin, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Daily Builds Out Now

Sunday 1st of November 2015 09:02:47 AM
Canonical's David Planella sent in his bi-monthly report to inform us all about the last things that happened in the Ubuntu world, which includes information about the work done by the Ubuntu Community Team during the last two weeks.

Chromixium OS 1.5 Screencast and Screenshots

Sunday 1st of November 2015 07:08:25 AM
Chromixium 1.5 is the current stable version of Chromixium OS and is a Long Term Support release, supported until 2019:Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTSStable and secure - updates are applied seamlessly in the background to keep your system secure

Fedora 23 Reaches Gold, Launches on November 3

Sunday 1st of November 2015 05:14:03 AM
The Red Hat developers have finally greenlit the launch of Fedora 23 and it looks like the new version will finally arrive on November 3, the date that was previously tracked.

EU funds supercomputer, Google aids refugees, and more news

Sunday 1st of November 2015 03:19:41 AM
In this week's edition of the open source news roundup, we take a look at the European Commission funding a supercomputer, Google aiding refugees, Carnegie Mellon University printing arteries and hearts, and more.Open source news roundup for October 24 - 30, 2015read more

Fortran, assembly programmers ... NASA needs you -- for Voyager

Sunday 1st of November 2015 01:25:19 AM
Ancient code jocks needed to keep probe aliveWith its last generation of space-race engineers hanging up their slide-rules, NASA is looking for someone fluent in Fortran and other Cold War-era languages.…

More in Tux Machines Website Says Microsoft's Software Is Malware has a category on its website named “Philosophy of the GNU Project,” where the Microsoft software is described as malware, along with Apple and Amazon. Read more

Ubuntu Touch Devs Might Release an OTA-8.5 Hotfix Update for Ubuntu Phones

Earlier today, November 25, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent his daily report for the day of November 24, 2015, informing all Ubuntu Phone users about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers on the Ubuntu for phones operating system. Read more

Systemd — unit dependencies and order

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve guessed from our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. One of the most important changes in systemd from legacy SysVinit is how it starts up units. You may have heard from casual users that systemd starts everything together. Some people believe this is true, and that’s why the system starts faster. But the reality is not quite that simple. Let’s look a little more deeply at how systemd understands unit relationships. Read more

today's leftovers

  • AWS launches EC2 Dedicated Hosts so you can bring your own Linux licence
    AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) has announced the arrival of a new service called EC2 Dedicated Hosts. The new feature will allow companies to run the software they pay for on multiple virtual machines using a single server, giving more granular management to finding what applications are working on what virtual machine. AWS has outlined the advantages of EC2 Dedicated Hosts in a blog post by evangelist Jeff Barr.
  • Unikernels, meet Docker!
    The demo described here is just the beginning. There are many implementations of unikernels and there’s plenty of work ahead to ensure they can all reap the benefits of integration, as well as improving Docker itself to make the most of these new technologies. Look over the collection of unikernel projects and contribute your experiences to this blog!
  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Is A Letdown On Linux
    While leaked slides indicate AMD was planning better gaming on Linux for Crimson, in the end they really didn't deliver. Even for their mentioned games, when testing various Linux OpenGL games on three different systems the performance was largely unchanged.
  • New HPCG Benchmark List Goes Beyond LINPACK to Compare Supercomputers
    The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list was announced this week at SC15. This is the fourth list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the TOP500 systems. The first HPCG list was announced at ISC’14 a year and a half ago, containing only 15 entries and the SC’14 list had 25. The current list contains more than 60 entries as HPCG continues to gain traction in the HPC community.
  • New Opera 34 Beta Is Based on Chromium 47.0.2526.58, Brings Linux and Mac Fixes
    Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, has announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta build for the upcoming Opera 34.0 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
  • Hamster rediscovered
    If you like to track your time in a fine granular way, consider to use project-hamster with the GNOME Shell extension.
  • Distro hopping: feeling good with my time on LXLE
    Well the time has come to officially switch off from LXLE. This time around however I find myself in a weird spot. I’ve honestly struggled with LXLE; not in using the distribution itself but rather coming up with things to write about it. That isn’t to say that LXLE is bad by any stretch of the imagination, in fact it is quite good, it’s just that once you get used to the light weight desktop environment (DE) there is a perfectly capable “heavy weight” distribution underneath. What I mean by this is that once you get used to the DE and it fades into the background you’re left with a perfectly functional distribution that could just as easily have been Ubuntu or Linux Mint or Fedora or {insert your favourite one here}.
  • Netrunner 17 'Horizon' is here -- download the Kubuntu-based Linux distro now
    About a week ago, the Netrunner team released an update to its rolling release operating system. Based on Arch/Manjaro, I advised Linux beginners to steer clear, and instead opt for the Kubuntu-based variant. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one, the Ubuntu community is arguably friendlier and better for newbies -- there are a ton of instructions and .deb files available too. More importantly, however, the rolling release could be less stable overall.
  • Netrunner 17 Screenshot Tour
  • KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screenshot Tour
  • Tumbleweed install for November
    For this month, I installed Tumbleweed on my laptop. I had installed Leap 42.1 to overwrite my previous Tumbleweed install on that laptop. This computer uses legacy booting. I gave Tumbleweed a 40G partition, which I formatted as “ext4”. I also allowed it to use the swap and home file systems from my encrypted LVM on that computer.
  • Python 3 Porting FAD: Lessons Learned
  • Fossetcon 2015 Orlando Florida – Lake Buena Vista Hilton 19 – 21 November 2015
  • Reproducible builds: week 30 in Stretch cycle