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Slashdot: CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On X86_64

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 09:07:00 AM
An anonymous reader writes "Today, CentOS project unveiled CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product released in last month. The new version includes systemd, firewalld, GRUB2, LXC, docker, xfs instead of ext4 filesystem by default. The Linux kernel updated to 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, 3d graphics drivers out of the box, OpenJDK 7, support for 40G Ethernet cards, installations in UEFI secure Boot mode on compatible hardware and more. See the complete list of features here and here. You can grab this release by visiting the official mirror site or via torrents. On a related note there is also a CentOS Linux 7 installation screencast here."

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Reddit: What do you use Linux on and what software choices have you made?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 08:34:38 AM

I've been on Windows for a bit (ever since getting a new computer) and think it's time to move back to Linux (I consider myself quite experienced and used to run Arch Linux with KDE, before that Arch Linux with Openbox).

The biggest problem I face is choosing a desktop environment:

KDE is going places with their nice redesign but I'm not sure I'm into all the options they provide (I used to be but now I think I'd rather spend time working and studying instead of tweaking).

Gnome is in a fairly similar boat in that they have a vision and are developing towards it but again, there's the issue of not being sure how well they play with software outside their suite.

I am planning on running on Arch Linux as I absolutely adore the simplicity and Pacman and have even prepared a rather extensive package list using Gnome (CSV: Image:

Software List:
Development: android-studio gedit ghex gummi intellij-idea-community-edition meld retext sublime-text
Graphics: cheese eog gnome-screenshot hugin inkscape luminancehdr mcomix pinta
Multimedia: audacity deadbeef gnome-music puddletag totem vlc
Network: dropbox empathy epiphany filezilla firefox google-chrome jdownloader mumble polari skype steam teamspeak3 tor-browser-en transmission-gtk
Office: cherrytree evince gnome-calculator gnome-contacts gnome-dictionary keepassx kingsoft-office yed
Miscellaneous: paprefs pavucontrol wine winetricks
System: genymotion gnome-terminal gparted guake truecrypt unetbootin virt-manager virtualbox
Utilities: baobab file-roller gnome-disk-utility gnome-keyring gnome-system-monitor gnome-tweak-tool launchy nautilus plank sushi synergy unison

As I'm so indecisive I was curious about what distribution, environment and software people on /r/linux use and how they find it - maybe this could even help others find new tools or software!

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LXer: Unreal Engine 4 Linux demos

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 08:23:24 AM
The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games.In 2014, the Unreal Engine 4 has been released and it's available for every developer for $19 a month.Some demos have been released (on Windows), and now they are also available on Linux!

TuxMachines: X.Org Server 1.16 Delayed To Let In Non-PCI Graphics Support

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:45:22 AM

X.Org Server 1.16 has been delayed. However, it's not been delayed like in some of the more notorious past releases due to outstanding bugs, etc, but over letting in a late feature to this latest revision of the X11 server.

There was a lot of developer interest and pressure to let non-PCI device support get merged for the 1.16 stable release. This non-PCI support is needed for allowing the NVIDIA Tegra (open-source) graphics driver to work properly in an easy manner since it's not exposed as a PCI VGA device. Thierry Reding at NVIDIA along with support from other developers worked out adding this non-PCI graphics support on the X.Org Server side.

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TuxMachines: Distrowatch Disappearance, RentOS 7 Coming, and OSS Lost

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:30:59 AM

In tonight's Linux news, went offline for much of Sunday. Serdar Yegulalp looks at the upcoming CentOS7, the first since joining hands with Red Hat officially. Bruce Byfield says Open Source has lost its way and is now wandering aimlessly with no purpose. And that's not all.

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LXer: Open Xchange: The internet wouldn't have happened without Linux

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:29:02 AM
CEO of open source cloud productivity suite Open Xchange (OX) has told The INQUIRER about his hopes for a more open internet. Open Xchange is a cross-platform service that provides a range of web apps, cloud storage, encrypted email and instant messaging. The service can be downloaded - white labeled, free of charge and self-configured - with the company's business model based on optional support and configuration. It is licensed to a range of ISPs and telcos across Europe, running on Linux systems.

Phoronix: DisplayPort MST Code Starts Lining Up For Linux 3.17, Other DRM Changes

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 06:16:20 AM
The DisplayPort MST support code that's been in the works for several months is starting to land with the Linux 3.17 kernel that will be officially entering development stages next month...

LXer: Deepin 2014 has been released

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 05:31:51 AM
This is the latest version of a popular Chinese desktopdistribution that’s based on Ubuntu. It comes with the second version of a custom desktop environment called Deepin Desktop Environment.

Reddit: [DISCUSSION] How would you feel if Linux become closed source?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 05:23:23 AM

It's obvious that is not gonna happen but i want to hear your options about it.

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Reddit: BASH History Suggest Box

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 05:16:43 AM

Reddit: Distrowatch is down.

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 05:12:53 AM

Does anyone know what happened?

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Reddit: Replacing Ubuntu on a dual boot system with Fedora 20

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 05:00:48 AM

So I have a dual boot laptop that I travel with. Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I was wondering if wiping out Ubuntu via the Fedora installer will break anything in windows. I would not ordinarily ask this question I just can't afford to spend time hacking at windows if something breaks. Grub is easy enough to manipulate/fix I just was wondering if there was anything I was missing or any shortcuts I should be aware of.

Thanks in advance.

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Reddit: Disk I/O: MPD Pauses, Interfaces Hang. Any advice?

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:51:48 AM

This issues has been a test of my sanity recently, I have tried numerous solutions, none of which have actually worked. This issue appeared about 2 weeks ago, it wasn't always present. I am running Debian jessie/sid 3.14-1-amd64. The machine has 16GB of RAM. Recent reboots indicate the system is taking about 6 times longer to reach a stable state. Here are the tried and failed solutions:

Dmesg relating to sda:

[ 344.951595] ata1.00: status: { DRDY } [ 344.951602] ata1: hard resetting link [ 345.279680] ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 320) [ 345.280442] ata1.00: ACPI cmd ef/02:00:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) succeeded [ 345.280451] ata1.00: ACPI cmd f5/00:00:00:00:00:a0 (SECURITY FREEZE LOCK) filtered out [ 345.280456] ata1.00: ACPI cmd ef/10:03:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) filtered out [ 345.281713] ata1.00: ACPI cmd ef/02:00:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) succeeded [ 345.281728] ata1.00: ACPI cmd f5/00:00:00:00:00:a0 (SECURITY FREEZE LOCK) filtered out [ 345.281731] ata1.00: ACPI cmd ef/10:03:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) filtered out [ 345.282349] ata1.00: configured for UDMA/133 [ 345.295671] ata1.00: device reported invalid CHS sector 0 [ 345.295694] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] [ 345.295696] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE [ 345.295699] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] [ 345.295701] Sense Key : Aborted Command [current] [descriptor] [ 345.295704] Descriptor sense data with sense descriptors (in hex): [ 345.295706] 72 0b 00 00 00 00 00 0c 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 00 [ 345.295715] 00 00 00 00 [ 345.295719] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] [ 345.295721] Add. Sense: No additional sense information [ 345.295723] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] CDB: [ 345.295725] Read(10): 28 00 48 3c 3b e0 00 02 40 00 [ 345.295734] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 1211907040 [ 345.295793] ata1: EH complete

SMART indicates the health-test is passed. When the system hangs, the disk speed is ~602.54 kB/sec. When it is responsive, the speed is 108.49 MB/sec.

Disk information from hdparm:

/dev/sda: Model=WDC WD10SPCX-22HWST0, FwRev=01.01A01, SerialNo=WD-WX21A53F7297 Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec SpinMotCtl Fixed DTR>5Mbs FmtGapReq } RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=0 BuffType=unknown, BuffSize=16384kB, MaxMultSect=16, MultSect=16 CurCHS=65535/1/63, CurSects=4128705, LBA=yes, LBAsects=1953525168 IORDY=on/off, tPIO={min:120,w/IORDY:120}, tDMA={min:120,rec:120} PIO modes: pio0 pio3 pio4 DMA modes: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 UDMA modes: udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 udma5 *udma6 AdvancedPM=yes: disabled (255) WriteCache=enabled Drive conforms to: Unspecified: ATA/ATAPI-1,2,3,4,5,6,7 * signifies the current active mode

Any ideas as to what the problem is?

submitted by scratchr
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LXer: Deepin 2014 Is One of the Most Modern Distributions of Linux

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:34:40 AM
Deepin, a Linux distribution that tries to provide users with a unique, stable, fast, safe, and user-friendly desktop experience based on the latest HTML5 technologies, has reached version 2014 and is available for download from Softpedia.

Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.16 Delayed To Let In Non-PCI Graphics Support

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 04:08:26 AM
X.Org Server 1.16 has been delayed. However, it's not been delayed like in some of the more notorious past releases due to outstanding bugs, etc, but over letting in a late feature to this latest revision of the X11 server...

LXer: News: Linux Top 3: Distrowatch, Deepin 2014 and the NSA

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 03:37:29 AM
There seems to be a never-ending stream of Linux distributions based on Ubuntu 14.04 and you can add Deepin 2014 to that list. Instead of just using GNOME, KDE, LXDE or Xfce, Deepin has built its own desktop environment which has a definitive Mac OS X feel.

LXer: Black Lab Linux Enterprise and Black Lab Linux Education 5.0.3 Officially Released

Tuesday 8th of July 2014 02:40:18 AM
PC OpenSystems LLC had the pleasure of informing us earlier today, July 7, about the brand-new maintenance releases of the commercial Black Lab Linux Education and Black Lab Linux Enterprise operating systems.