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LXer: Linux Foundation Study: Open Source Collaborative Code is Worth $5B

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 09:35:14 PM
Open source code in the Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects is worth $5 billion, according to a report out this week.

TuxMachines: Linux AIO Team Releases an All-in-One ISO Image for Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 09:29:02 PM

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.

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TuxMachines: Learning Linux - Lesson Two: How a GNU/Linux OS Works

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 09:23:19 PM

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.

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LXer: Pixel C: Google has a crack at the fondleslab-with-keyboard game

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 09:45:13 AM
Microsoft and Apple left looking rather dumbFirst Microsoft mated a tablet with a keyboard, then Apple came late to the party. Now Google has done the same. From an engineering perspective, Google's new Pixel C slab looks to have left them both in the dust.…

TuxMachines: How Would Software Freedom Have Helped With VW?

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 09:05:15 AM

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.

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TuxMachines: ScudCloud, Slack Client For Linux Install In Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 03:12:20 AM

Slack has completely changed the way that we used to communicate to one and other. Slack allows to join multiple teams and talk to them effectively without any distraction. But Slack can be more handy, if you've Slack client in your Linux (No more web app), but slack does not have any official client for Linux. But thanks to ScudCloud! Read At LinuxAndUbuntu

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LXer: Linux Top 3: Manjaro, Webconverger and Tails

Wednesday 30th of September 2015 03:04:56 AM
The Manajro Linux distribution is now at its 15.09 milestone, providing a new graphical installer called 'Calmares.' Beyond the typical suite of open-source tools in many Linux distributions, Majaro developers emphasize the broad support for multiple Linux kernels in the 15.09 release.

Phoronix: Portable Computing Language 0.12 To Bring A New Kernel Cache System (POCL)

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 11:48:26 PM
It's been over six months since the last POCL release, the Portable Computing Language open-source project that's implementing OpenCL on CPUs. The next POCL release isn't out yet, but we know it will be introducing new features...

LXer: Longtime Linux developer on new tech and new contributors

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 11:16:12 PM
C.H.I.P., a $9 mini computer (with full Linux capability and WiFi connectivity), was met with a great response when it launched on Kickstarter earlier this year, more than quadrupling its original fundraising goal of $50,000. read more

Reddit: An inside look at open source at Twitter

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 07:48:05 PM

Reddit: Linux on Throttling Dell

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 07:39:41 PM

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?

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Reddit: How do hobbyist's system admins deal with information overload?

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 07:35:33 PM


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.

  1. Am I overdoing it?

  2. How do you keep up with software you use?

  3. 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.


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Reddit: Been using Linux a long time but....

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 07:28:24 PM

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?

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LXer: How I discovered Linux's true power

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 07:27:28 PM
My Linux story begins like that of so many others—with an old computer and a desire to more

Phoronix: Gallium3D Clover Gets OpenCL 1.2 clCreateImage Support

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 03:47:42 PM
Mesa's Gallium3D "Clover" state tracker still lacks full OpenCL 1.2 support, but as of yesterday the CL 1.2's clCreateImage() function was hooked up...

LXer: Why there will never be a year of the Linux desktop

Tuesday 29th of September 2015 03:38:44 PM
I've been using Linux and Unix desktops for decades, but I know they'll never be popular -- though not for the reasons you might imagine.

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