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Phoronix: Intel Skylake Graphics: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 16.04 + Latest Open-Source Driver Code

Friday 24th of June 2016 03:37:01 PM
As part of the celebrations with Phoronix turning 12 years old earlier this month I ran some fun tests looking at the Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming performance with the new NVIDIA Pascal GPUs and also a Windows 10 vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. AMDGPU-PRO comparison on the AMD side. To finish things up, here is a fresh comparison of Intel Skylake HD Graphics under Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04.

LXer: Wine 1.9.13 Introduces New Gecko Engine Based on Firefox 47, Unicode 9.0 Support

Friday 24th of June 2016 03:16:03 PM
The Wine development team has announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Wine 1.9.13 snapshot towards Wine 2.0.

Phoronix: Debian Stretch Continues Eyeing GCC 6

Friday 24th of June 2016 03:04:16 PM
Matthias Klose has provided an update concerning plans for having GCC 6 become the default compiler of Debian 9.0 "Stretch."..

LinuxToday: 7-Way Linux Distribution Comparison For Summer 2016

Friday 24th of June 2016 03:00:00 PM

Phoronix: Given the recent releases of Fedora 24, Solus 1.2, and other GNU/Linux distribution updates, here is our latest performance testing roundabout of seven popular OS releases on the same Core i5 Skylake system.

Linux.com: This Week in Open Source News: Sony Settles PS3 Debacle, New Hyperledger Members, & More

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:30:28 PM
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Sony Settles PS3 Debacle, New Hyperledger Members, & More24 JunLearn more

Linux.com: Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 3

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:15:44 PM
Title: Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 324 JunLearn more

LXer: Updating code can mean fewer security headaches

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:07:26 PM
Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study.

Linux.com: Let Attic Deduplicate and Store your Backups

Friday 24th of June 2016 02:00:52 PM
Title: Let Attic Deduplicate and Store your Backups24 JunLearn more

Phoronix: Wine 1.9.13 Continues Working On Shader Model 5, Direct3D Command Stream

Friday 24th of June 2016 01:54:25 PM
The Wine camp is out with their latest bi-weekly development release where they have continued focusing on some of the same work items they've been trying to address the past few releases...

Phoronix: The State Of The X.Org GSoC 2016 Projects

Friday 24th of June 2016 01:32:20 PM
This summer there has been two summer projects being worked on under the X.Org Foundation via this year's Google Summer of Code...

LinuxToday: Apache Libcloud: The open-source cloud library to link all clouds together

Friday 24th of June 2016 01:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Apache Libcloud, the leading cloud service interoperability library used by Amazon Web Services, Apache CloudStack, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, and VMware, has finally reached 1.0 status.

Reddit: Fully compliant SVG renderer

Friday 24th of June 2016 12:54:20 PM

Hi all.

I'm looking for a fully compliant svg renderer/rasterizer, at least for what concerns font embedding.

I would like something able to correctly render the font01.svg example of https://www.w3.org/TR/SVGTiny12/fonts.html , runnable as a non-interactive command.

Till now I tried rsvg-convert, inkscape, imagemagick but they all fail to correctly produce the expected output; they just fall back using a default font. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.

Any hints? Thanks!

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Phoronix: Dolpin 5.0 Emulator Released, Now Requires OpenGL 3 & 64-bit

Friday 24th of June 2016 12:40:17 PM
Version 5.0 of the open-source Dolphin Emulator for playing Nintendo GameCube and Wii games on Windows/Linux/OSX is now available...

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Friday 24th of June 2016 11:57:21 AM
  • Installing Arch Linux. Part 1

    Arch Linux is often rather challenging or scary when it comes to a newbie's first Linux experience. Some reasons you may want to go with Arch would be the Pacman package handler, or the fact that it comes with no bloat software that will allow you to truly make it your own. In the installation process, there is no GUI or "Press Next to Continue" to hold your hand. This usually drives people away. I also found the forums to have lots of impatient people who expect you to magically know what you're doing. Here I will try to provide an in depth guide on how to install and setup your own Arch Linux computer.

  • openSUSE News: openSUSE Conference Day 2

    Frank Karlitschek, founder of Nextcloud and ownCloud, talked about the importance of federation infrastructure and reaching the critical mass. He pointed out that Free Open Source Software projects that offer similar applications to those that are proprietary fail to gain mainstream acceptance. One of the reasons he gave was trying to balance the balance between privacy and openness. He suggested that more projects should work with one another on a cloud-sharing standard and perhaps there should be a Global User Directory. Users could manage their privacy data that is shared or visible on a GUD as an answer to sharing personal cloud-based content with users running different applications or services.

  • DebCamp16 day 0
  • GSoC-Journey till Mid term
  • Debian/TeX Live 2016.20160623-1

    About one month has passed since we did release TeX Live 2016, and more than a month since the last Debian packages, so it is high time to ship out a new checkout of upstream. Nothing spectacular new here, just lots and lots of updates since the freeze.

  • Raspberry Pi Stays on Top in Survey of 81 Open-Spec SBCs

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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux on Servers and PS3

Friday 24th of June 2016 11:56:12 AM
  • Nearly 1 in 3 Azure virtual machines now run Linux
  • What a Virtual Network Looks Like: Planning

    Network services don't spring up unbidden from the earth but rather they're coerced out of infrastructure in response to business and consumer opportunities. Every operations and management paradigm ever proposed for networking includes an explicit planning dimension to get the service-to-infrastructure and service-to-user relationships right. On the surface, virtualization would seem to help planning by reducing inertia, but don't you then have to plan for virtualization? How the planning difficulties and improvements balance out has a lot to do with how rapidly we can expect virtualization to evolve.

  • How DevOps Failed 60K Users

    Back in 2006, when I was an operations engineer at Slideshare, I was part of a team that launched a DevOps model to speed processes and stay ahead of our competition.

  • Democratizing Docker: Changing Containers' Competitive Landscape

    At DockerCon 16, approximately 4,000 attendees descended on the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from June 19 to 21 to learn about and experience the phenomenon that is the Docker container ecosystem.

    The big news of the event came on the first day of the conference with the announcement of Docker 1.12 and its integrated orchestration system. In the keynote speeches and in multiple sessions that I attended, that new Swarm mode was a hot topic of technical and business discussion.

  • Apple Opens the iOS 10 Kernel, Sony Compensates Linux Users… [Tech News Digest]
  • Here's How Much You'll Get From Sony's PlayStation 3 Bungle
  • Sony Settles 'Other OS' PS3 Lawsuit
  • Did you install Linux on your PS3? Then Sony owes you $55
  • Sony Settlement Gives PS3 Owners $9 After Company Made Console Less Useful Via Firmware Update

    We've noted countless times how in the modern computing era, you don't really own what you think you own. You don't really own the music or books that can arbitrarily disappear on your devices, and you no longer really own a wide variety of hardware that can be dramatically changed (often for the worse) via firmware update months or years after purchase. If you're extra lucky, you'll shell out $300 for a piece of hardware that one year later simply won't work at all. With intelligent automobiles and the rise of the internet-of-not-so-smart things, that's more true now than ever.

    Case in point: back in 2010 we noted how Sony issued several firmware updates for its Playstation 3 gaming console that effectively made the console less useful. One specifically (PS3 software update 3.21) removed the console owner's ability to load alternative operating systems like Linux. But tinkerers being tinkerers, some users found ways to use the feature to expand the console's functionality in all kinds of creative ways. Fearing a loss of control and potential spike in piracy, Sony decided to make the console significantly less useful.

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Reddit: linux on macbooks

Friday 24th of June 2016 11:55:55 AM

hey guys. we're in 2016 , what's the current status on latest linux distros on a retina macbook pro 2015? is everything working now? on terms of battery, dpi etc? is it worth now trying latest ubuntu?

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 24th of June 2016 11:54:25 AM
  • Xen Project 4.7 Release Notes
  • Xen Project 4.7 Released

    Xen 4.7 features new security improvements, security hardening, live migration support, usability improvements, reboot-free live patching, improvements to the VMI subsystem, performance improvements, improved interrupt efficiency for Intel hardware, and more.

  • Xen Project Hypervisor 4.7 Brings Non-Disruptive Patching
  • Calibre 2.60 eBook Viewer Improves the Config Dialog for the Kobo Touch Driver

    Today, June 24, 2016, Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has been happy to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Calibre 2.60.0 open-source ebook library management software for all supported platforms.

  • Pale Moon 26.3.0

    Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's speed, resource use, stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

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More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

OSS in the Back End

  • Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO
    Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF Manager and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The figure below highlights the MANO part of the ETSI NFV architecture.
  • After the hype: Where containers make sense for IT organizations
    Container software and its related technologies are on fire, winning the hearts and minds of thousands of developers and catching the attention of hundreds of enterprises, as evidenced by the huge number of attendees at this week’s DockerCon 2016 event. The big tech companies are going all in. Google, IBM, Microsoft and many others were out in full force at DockerCon, scrambling to demonstrate how they’re investing in and supporting containers. Recent surveys indicate that container adoption is surging, with legions of users reporting they’re ready to take the next step and move from testing to production. Such is the popularity of containers that SiliconANGLE founder and theCUBE host John Furrier was prompted to proclaim that, thanks to containers, “DevOps is now mainstream.” That will change the game for those who invest in containers while causing “a world of hurt” for those who have yet to adapt, Furrier said.
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle
    The company’s product, called Apstra Operating System (AOS), takes policies based on the enterprise’s intent and automatically translates them into settings on network devices from multiple vendors. When the IT department wants to add a new component to the data center, AOS is designed to figure out what needed changes would flow from that addition and carry them out. The distributed OS is vendor-agnostic. It will work with devices from Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juniper Networks, Cumulus Networks, the Open Compute Project and others.
  • MapR Launches New Partner Program for Open Source Data Analytics
    Converged data vendor MapR has launched a new global partner program for resellers and distributors to leverage the company's integrated data storage, processing and analytics platform.
  • A Seamless Monitoring System for Apache Mesos Clusters
  • All Marathons Need a Runner. Introducing Pheidippides
    Activision Publishing, a computer games publisher, uses a Mesos-based platform to manage vast quantities of data collected from players to automate much of the gameplay behavior. To address a critical configuration management problem, James Humphrey and John Dennison built a rather elegant solution that puts all configurations in a single place, and named it Pheidippides.
  • New Tools and Techniques for Managing and Monitoring Mesos
    The platform includes a large number of tools including Logstash, Elasticsearch, InfluxDB, and Kibana.
  • BlueData Can Run Hadoop on AWS, Leave Data on Premises
    We've been watching the Big Data space pick up momentum this year, and Big Data as a Service is one of the most interesting new branches of this trend to follow. In a new development in this space, BlueData, provider of a leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, has announced that the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Essentially, users can now run their cloud and computing applications and services in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance while keeping data on-premises, which is required for some companies in the European Union.

today's howtos

Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more