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TuxMachines: GNU Octave 4.0 Released, Includes A GUI & OpenGL

Sunday 31st of May 2015 12:12:15 AM

NU Octave, a high-level programming language for numerical computations and an open-source alternative to MATLAB, is out this weekend with a huge release. Meet GNU Octave 4.0.

The GNU Octave 4.0 release now uses a GUI by default when running interactively, defaults to using OpenGL graphics with Qt while having fallback support for Gnuplot and Fltk, adds new audio functions/classes, makes other language additions, and has a whole lot of other changes.

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Reddit: End of My Ubuntu Fling

Sunday 31st of May 2015 12:09:41 AM

Reddit: Linux puppy wireless connection works on one version but not another

Sunday 31st of May 2015 12:06:07 AM

First Linux Project! I have installed puppy arcade on an old dell inspiron 1501, but it does not recognize the wlan built in to the pc. When I live load puppy slacko it does recognize the wifi card and I can connect. How do I connect puppy arcade?

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Reddit: Help on getting wifi-adapter working

Saturday 30th of May 2015 10:00:21 PM

Hi guys,

I'm a total linux newb. Today I tried to install Elementary OS and it went fine.

I can't get my wifi-adapter to work though. It's called Asus-ac56. I tried to install a driver from ASUS website with an ethernet connection. It said 'script complete' in the terminal when I installed the .sh file but when I restarted it's not working - and ethernet isn't either.

Opening network in system preferences displays the message 'the system network services are not compatible with this version'.

What do I do to fix this and get my adapter working?

submitted by brillemayn
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TuxMachines: Brasero Review - Burning CDs Like It's the '90s

Saturday 30th of May 2015 08:24:55 PM

Brasero is an application from the GNOME stack that is used to burn CDs and DVDs or to creates copies from other disks. It's been around for many years, and it's trusted implicitly, but it doesn't hurt if we analyze it a little bit more thoroughly.

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TuxMachines: And then the Google guy says: Of course you can use Android Wear without a smartphone

Saturday 30th of May 2015 08:19:08 PM

Google I/O Apple may be winning the PR war with its Watch, but Google thinks an open platform, and some nifty Android Wear software, can give it the edge in the smartwatch world.

At its annual Google I/O developers shindig in San Francisco, the Chocolate Factory said in the first year of Android Wear the operating system has been updated four times and there are now over 4,000 Wear apps in its software store, including more than 1,000 watch face designs.

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LXer: Intel Gets 'Clear' About Linux and Containers

Saturday 30th of May 2015 10:34:13 AM
VIDEO: Imad Sousou, VP in Intel's Software and Services Group and GM of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, discusses the Clear Linux and Clear container efforts.

Reddit: (Dragonfly) More Hammer 2 improvements

Saturday 30th of May 2015 10:27:23 AM

LXer: New tips, tricks, and tutorials for OpenStack

Saturday 30th of May 2015 04:51:07 AM
If you[he]#039[/he]re working in system administration today, you need to learn about OpenStack. Whether you[he]#039[/he]re a seasoned IT pro looking to leverage cloud technology in your organization or just starting out in your career and hoping to put some experience under your belt, we[he]#039[/he]re here to help.

TuxMachines: Why your next database will be open source

Friday 29th of May 2015 08:58:49 PM

While open source databases have long been popular for niche use cases, over the past decade they've steadily grown in maturity and importance.

In fact, as Feinberg and Adrian note, "open-source RDBMS products have matured in the availability of DBA skills, availability of DBA tools and near-equality of RDBMS functionality. OSDBMS is being used successfully in mission-critical applications in a large percentage of organizations."

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LXer: How to determine whether a host system is virtual or physical machine

Friday 29th of May 2015 08:51:31 PM
The easiest way on how to determine whether a local or remote host is a virtual machine or bare metal physical server is to use Puppet Lab's tool facter.

TuxMachines: openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Uses Linux Kernel 4.0.4

Friday 29th of May 2015 08:36:35 PM

The openSUSE Tumbleweed distro has received another set of updates this week, and the distribution is now using Linux kernel 4.0.4, which is the most advanced version available right now.

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TuxMachines: Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Five-Disk Benchmarks On Linux 4.1

Friday 29th of May 2015 08:34:03 PM

Earlier this month I posted some Btrfs RAID 0/1 benchmarks on Linux 4.1 as a prelude to some larger Btrfs RAID benchmarks. Today the rest of those results are available with using five disks and testing Btrfs on this newest version of the Linux kernel while testing the RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 levels.

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TuxMachines: Letter to the Fedora council - is the Fedora community forgetting its primary goal?

Friday 29th of May 2015 08:30:14 PM

I've been around in the community for quite a bit, and while I'm not a kernel-dev or a team lead, I still like to think I belong to the community - helping where I can. Why I've stuck around over the years, other than because I've made friends in the community that I'd miss, is the philosophy of Fedora - the stance we take towards FOSS - which distinguishes us from any other Linux distribution.

Also: New Labs, Spins and ARM websites for Fedora 22

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TuxMachines: Announcing GitTorrent: A Decentralized GitHub

Friday 29th of May 2015 08:25:19 PM

I’ve been working on building a decentralized GitHub, and I’d like to talk about what this means and why it matters — and more importantly, show you how it can be done and real GitTorrent code I’ve implemented so far.

Also: Why aren't you using github?

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TuxMachines: Wine Announcement

Friday 29th of May 2015 08:24:49 PM

The Wine development release 1.7.44 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- More support for the COM interfaces of the RichEdit control.
- Initial version of a SmartTee filter.
- Some more support for the ARM64 platform.
- Support for the null device kernel object.
- Various bug fixes.

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Reddit: An Ideal Smartphone... In theory

Friday 29th of May 2015 08:22:12 PM

If a phone manufacturer produced smartphones with ARM, EFI, and open-source touchscreen drivers, would anything stand in the way of a completely GNU/Linux Smartphone, that used only a different DE/WM?

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