We've just been informed by the Linux AIO team, a group of developers that create all-in-one Live ISO images with the hottest editions of a popular GNU/Linux operating system, that they have released Linux AIO Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.
Now that you've learned the basics of Linux and the difference between the Linux kernel and a GNU/Linux operating system, and how to use these terms in a conversation with friends or colleagues so that you know what you're talking about, the time has come to continue our free Linux lessons.
Would software-related scandals, such as Volkswagen's use of proprietary software to lie to emissions inspectors, cease if software freedom were universal? Likely so, as I wrote last week. In a world where regulations mandate distribution of source code for all the software in all devices, and where no one ever cheats on that rule, VW would need means other than software to hide their treachery.
Universal software freedom is my lifelong goal, but I realized years ago that I won't live to see it. I suspect that generations of software users will need to repeatedly rediscover and face the harms of proprietary software before a groundswell of support demands universal software freedom. In the meantime, our community has invented semi-permanent strategies, such as copyleft, to maximize software freedom for users in our current mixed proprietary and Free Software world.
A little background: I own a Dell XPS M1330. I replaced the motherboard when the power jack broke and I didn't want to be bothered to solder a new one on. It worked great for me and I was even able to do some light gaming on it. I monitored temperatures very closely, and while sometimes a bit hot, it was never any cause for concern (except perhaps the GPU every now and then).
Eventually, the computer would begin to throttle under load. It would throttle to completely unusable speeds. This was bizarre because the temperatures would not change enough to merit this behavior. Then I remembered the adapter behavior when replacing the mobo. It would flicker between 20v and 19.98v, occasionally prompting the BIOS to give me a message upon startup. I looked into it, and I found that this problem was common with this line in particular, as well as some other Dell lines. The CPU will throttle to 800Mhz when the adapter flickers and behaves as if it is saving power. Essentially, what it looks like is, Dell will nerf their adapters so that you will purchase another in the event you are too cheap to cough up for a new battery.
I run Arch Linux on this Dell, and I've been monitoring CPU speeds with lscpusince it now throttles when it's not under any load (this has been a very gradual event, despite the adapter always behaving this way). I've added processor.ignore_ppc=1 to my Grub config and asked the Kernel to ignore the scaling set by BIOS. It actually works and lscpu shows that 2.1Ghz is maintained throughout my workflow. However, I'm still getting FPS drops in the operating system and I am experiencing what seems to be throttling of some sort. It's not as unusable as it is with a 800Mhz CPU, but it's still very hindering. My best guess is that the GPU, or other components, are still being throttled when the adapter flickers. I've looked for other parameters that I could alter to alleviate this, but I've been unlucky thus far.
Anyone have some words of wisdom about this kind of thing?submitted by ToastyBlowhard
I maintain a personal server running several applications on LAMP stack. For each of the software I use I tend to follow its users mailing list and planet blog. I also sometimes use subreddit, stack exchange, podcast, etc. to keep myself updated.
All this keeping up have started to weigh me down. I feel like I am thinking too much about it. If I have a personal server and I am not paying attention to updates and subscribe to bugs I have then I am putting myself in problematic position. Also I know about a lot of things but I don't have a decent amount of knowledge of one particular software.
Am I overdoing it?
How do you keep up with software you use?
How can I streamline my own software news consumption?
One thing I can do is to stop following everything and read docs of a software at a time to have more in-depth experience with it.
Thanks.submitted by pzpogogtvnfvpvjuflkk
I've been using Linux for almost 7 years now, and it's my favorite OS by far. However, one nagging thing has been kind of getting me down. When am I going to grow my beard? I figured I'd get it by 3 years, but I'm getting really far into it and I haven't grown the kind of beard that I feel is necessary for a systems administrator.
Is there some toolchain I need to properly compile a beard?submitted by redcodefinal
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