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Phoronix: Raspberry Pi Finally Well Supported By Fedora With 25 Beta

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 07:21:02 PM
While Fedora has always supported ARM/AArch64 hardware well, they've missed out on the whole Raspberry Pi craze even as the ARMv7 hardware has been shipping for a while and there are plenty of Pi-focused Linux distributions out there. With Fedora 25, there's finally going to be good support for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 devices...

LXer: Critical flaws found in open-source encryption software VeraCrypt

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 07:20:34 PM
Many flaws were located and fixed in VeraCrypt's bootloader for computers and OSes that use the new UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) -- the modern BIOS. TrueCrypt, which serves as the base for VeraCrypt, never had support for UEFI, forcing users to disable UEFI boot if they wanted to encrypt the system partition.

TuxMachines: Open-source storage that doesn't suck? Our man tries to break TrueNAS

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:37:33 PM

Review Data storage is difficult, and ZFS-based storage doubly so. There's a lot of money to be made if you can do storage right, so it's uncommon to see a storage company with an open-source model deliver storage that doesn't suck.

I looked at TrueNAS from iXsystems, which, importantly, targets the SMB and midmarket with something that is theoretically more resilient than a Synology. That's really odd. Not a lot of companies do that, so it intrigued me.

I'd also had a few interesting conversations with some Reg readers about the dearth of storage offerings for the "small, but not Synology small" business space.

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TuxMachines: Google open sources the code that powers its domain registry

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:34:39 PM

Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google’s own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs).

Google says it started working on the technology behind Nomulus after the company applied to operate a number of generic TLDs itself back in 2012. Until then, domain names were mostly restricted to the .com’s, .net’s and various country-level TLDs like .de and .uk. Once the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to open TLDs up to so-called generic TLD’s like .app, .blog and .guru, Google jumped into the fray and applied for .google and a number of other TLDs.

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Reddit: Ubuntu unveils live kernel patches

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:31:53 PM

DistroWatch is reporting that Canonical is rolling out live kernel patches for Ubuntu LTS. The new feature will allow users and sysadmins to update kernels with security patches without rebooting. The live update feature is available for free for each user for up to three machines.

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TuxMachines: Meet Maui 1, the Slick New Hawaiian Netrunner

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:21:08 PM

Maui, the Netrunner Kubuntu replacement, is an inviting alternative. It is both new and already accomplished. The developers took a Kubuntu distro that was well-oiled but at the end of its development line to the next level.

That should make adopting the Maui Linux distro a less risky option. Most other Linux distros are moving in the new direction of Wayland, Systemd and such. Maui's developers are already there.

Maui 1 is very stable and easy to use. It is a well-stocked distribution with an established library of KDE software.

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TuxMachines: i.MX6-based Mini-ITX SBC does triple displays

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:19:03 PM

Advantech launched one of the first ARM Mini-ITX SBCs. The RSB-6410 runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6, and has mini-PCIe, SATA, M.2, and triple displays.

Advantech calls the RSB-6410 the world’s first RISC-based Mini-ITX motherboard. Considering that all ARM Cortex-A SoCs are RISC SoCs, there have actually been a few others, but it’s still a rarity for this x86-oriented, 170 x 170mm form factor.

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LXer: How to write an effective bug report that actually gets resolved (and why everyone should)

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:06:14 PM
I want you to take a moment and make a mental note of all the software you use on your computer or phone. Which percentage of the software did you pay for? 50%? 20%? 0%?

Phoronix: Java JDK 9 Firmed Up For A Late July Release

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 05:03:04 PM
The JDK 9 release schedule is indeed being pushed back by four months and now will be released in late July...

LinuxToday: VMware Embraces Kubernetes in Container Push

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 05:00:00 PM

eWEEK: VMware is the latest IT vendor to support Kubernetes, the open-source container management system that Google developed.

Reddit: Pantone Color Matching System on Inkscape

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 04:31:03 PM

I was wondering if it is at all possible to get the PMS books onto Inkscape? Has someone already done this on Github? This is the biggest hurdle for me from switching from Adobe to Inkscape. PMS is industry standard for getting graphics printed on many different things, so it's pretty important. Please let me know of any ideas on this subject.

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Reddit: Are any of you using chromebook/crouton?

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 04:26:40 PM

I have seen tutorials that talk use crouton to install Ubuntu, but I'm wondering about ram usage, hotkeys and the overall pleasure of doing so.

Is anyone using this for a long period of time, and if so what specs does your chromebook have?

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Phoronix: GStreamer Conference 2016 Videos, Vulkan Support Was Among The Talks

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 04:11:58 PM
The annual GStreamer Conference took place last week in Berlin alongside the Linux Foundation's Embedded Linux Conference Europe. The videos from this multimedia open-source conference are now available...

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 03:59:30 PM
  • Useful Vim editor plugins for software developers - part 2: Syntastic
  • halting problem :: Constraints
  • Release Candidate Available for openSUSE Leap 42.2

    The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the availability of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 Release Candidate 1 (RC1).

    Since mid-May, the project has been guiding the development of the next openSUSE community release Leap 42.2, which will be released in 29 days. The release of RC1 completes the development process for openSUSE Leap 42.2 based on source code from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Service Pack (SP) 2.

  • Using feedback loops for greater work satisfaction

    In August I wrote about using feedback loops in your personal life to get unstuck from unproductive habits. This month I'll talk about some new helpful feedback loops for your workplace. I'm going to make this easy for you: Here are my top three, and they're always good ones to start with.

  • Red Hat study shows virtualization will keep growing

    With the rise of exciting new technologies like containers, virtualization might sometimes seem like it’s old hat. But not according to Red Hat, whose latest research shows that enterprise adoption is still on the rise.

    In a new survey of over 900 enterprise information technology pros, Red Hat discovered that virtualization is still gaining traction thanks to its ability to drive server consolidation, reduce provisioning times, serve as platform for app development and deployment and save enterprises money.

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TuxMachines: Development News

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 03:59:12 PM
  • KDevelop 5.0.2 released and available for Download

    Kdevelop is an IDE,available on Linux and Windows,so it covers a good users' response or in other words,we should say,CODERS' response .
    Anyway,Today Few hours ago,Sven Brauch made an announcement regarding the release of the next maintenance update of the Kdevelop 5.X series.

  • GTK Scene Kit Merged For GTK4

    The GTK+ Scene Graph Kit (GSK) has landed in mainline GTK+ Git as the "spiritual successor to Clutter" and now providing a scene graph for this GNOME toolkit.

  • This Week in GTK+ – 20

    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 191 commits, with 4159 lines added and 64248 lines removed.

  • The Linux Foundation strives to unite open-source JavaScript community
  • The Linux Foundation Helps Launch the JS Foundation

    Today, the Linux Foundation announced the creation of a new entity named the JS Foundation that will serve as an umbrella project and guiding force for various open-source utilities at the heart of the JavaScript ecosystem.

    The JS Foundation's primary mission is to help manage and fund projects, but also cultivate best practices in the JavaScript ecosystem.

  • The Ops Identity Crisis

    A big theme in the keynotes and conversation during Velocity Conf in NYC a few weeks ago was the role of ops in an "ops-less" and "server-less" world. It's also been a big feature in discussions on twitter and in conversations I've had with coworkers and friends in the industry. There are several things that stand out to me in these conversations: first, that some ops engineers (sysadmins, techops, devops, and SREs) are worried that they will be phased out if developers and software engineers are responsible for the operational tasks in their systems; second, that developers and software engineers do not have the skills needed to take over responsibility for operational tasks; and third, that building reliable systems is impossible without an operations organization.

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TuxMachines: Linux Devices

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 03:54:58 PM
  • How to fly your DIY Raspberry Pi drone

    We've shown you how to build your own drone, and once you’d fitted all the cables and powered up, you have been able to enjoy your first flight. However, if you’ve found that your drone has a tendency to fly off in a random direction or doesn’t seem to respond in the way that you want then we’re now going to take a look at the delicate process of connection and calibration.

    The calibration of the drone will be carried out using software called APM which enables us to calibrate the RC unit with the PXFMini autopilot module.

  • Demonstrating the Future of IoT

    Yesterday was a special day. It would be a nightmare day for most tech executive. I was a keynote speaker for OpenIoT Europe / Embedded Linux Conference from The Linux Foundation and was asked to demo IoT in front of more than a thousand [potentially multiple thousands] experts. If there is one thing software companies don't do enough, it is sending their executives to demo their new products. I survived and it went quite well. This blog post will run through my demos but also explain how each is just a building block towards a software defined future in which home, business and industrial IoT will redefine our future. My code is on Github and where possible I will give instructions to do the demo yourself.

  • App: Smart Tutor Released by Samsung for Tizen Smartphones

    A new app named Smart Tutor has been released by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and is available right now from the Tizen Store. Using the app you are able to contact Samsung customer care about your device support needs. It’s an easy, quick and safe technical support application and a good consulting tool for Samsung smartphones. You can get help from Samsung Customer Care for solve your device’s technical issues. It can be used to diagnose your device remotely in order to optimize device performance and give functional advice.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 03:54:23 PM

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  • Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Patches Updated For Linux 4.9
    Intel has updated its currently out-of-tree Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 patches for compatibility against the Linux 4.9-rc1 kernel plus made other improvements to the code. These patches have been worked on the past few months after Intel PR initially claimed no TBM 3.0 Linux support. The patches have gone through several public revisions but sadly didn't make it for integration into the mainline Linux 4.9 kernel.
  • Linux 4.9 Is Showing A Performance Boost On More Systems
    Earlier this week I posted some benchmarks of a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E system seeing performance boosts under Linux 4.9 and it turns out it's looking more widespread than just affecting a niche system or two. When testing a more traditional Intel Haswell desktop, Linux 4.9 Git is seeing more wins over Linux 4.8 and 4.7 kernels. Following that earlier 4.9 Git benchmarking I set out to do a fairly large Linux kernel comparison on a Haswell system to go back three or so years worth of kernel releases. That big kernel comparison will be finished up and posted in the days ahead, but already from this Core i7 4790K Devil's Canyon system I am seeing some performance improvements with 4.9 Git to share over 4.7.0 and 4.8.0 stock kernels...
  • Linux Foundation Welcomes JavaScript Community
    Kris Borchers, executive director of the foundation, announced the news, saying that the JavaScript Foundation aims "to support a vast array of technologies that complement projects throughout the entire JavaScript ecosystem." This includes both client and server side application libraries, mobile application testing frameworks, and JavaScript engines. All jQuery Foundation projects will also be united within the JS Foundation including jQuery, Lodash, ESLint, Esprima, Grunt, RequireJS, jQuery UI, Globalize, Sizzle, Jed, and Dojo.

OpenStack in the Headlines

  • Mirantis and NTT Com Double Down on OpenStack
    Mirantis continues to drive forward with new partnerships focused on the OpenStack cloud computing platform. The company and NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) have announced that they will partner to offer fully managed Private OpenStack as a service in NTT Com Enterprise Cloud and its data center services across the globe. NTT Com, in becoming Mirantis’ first data center services partner, says it will offer Mirantis Managed OpenStack on NTT Com Enterprise Cloud’s Metal-as-a-Service.
  • Using metrics effectively in OpenStack development
    At the OpenStack summit taking place this month in Barcelona, Ildikó Váncsa will be speaking on metrics in her talk Metrics: Friends or Enemies? She will discuss OpenStack metrics and how they can be used in software development processes, both for the individual developer and manager. I caught up with Ildikó before her talk to learn more about how metrics in OpenStack help guide developers and companies, and how they also drive evolution of the OpenStack community itself.