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LXer: You might want to hug this book: a review of

Thursday 19th of November 2015 08:32:24 AM
Git for Teams by Emma Jane Hogbin Westby is a good technology book, but it[he]#039[/he]s the non-technical parts that make it excellent.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Security

Thursday 19th of November 2015 06:58:36 AM

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LXer: Numecent Promises New Cloud and Virtualization Features for Linux

Thursday 19th of November 2015 06:57:44 AM
Numecent promises cloudpaging for Android and Linux open source platforms following a new $15.5M funding round.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu GNOME: the typical part of the family

Thursday 19th of November 2015 06:24:15 AM

If you like GNOME3, you will find that Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is a good and reliable system for you. Apart from small performance issues in the browser, I had nothing major to report in the "problems" area.

Basically, as soon as you say "Ubuntu", you are already in the area of well-tested and problem-free all-rounders, especially if the distribution is officially supported by Canonical, the company behind this family of Linux operating systems. Any part of that family is the tool that you can start using out of the box, adding necessary components as and when they are necessary. For the most of us, the choice between the parts of the family is merely a choice of visual design of components and workflows.

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TuxMachines: Hiring Open Source Maintainers is Key to Stable Software Supply Chain

Thursday 19th of November 2015 06:13:46 AM

Samsung is on a multi-year journey to become both a better consumer of open source, and a better contributor and leader in the projects that end up in our products. The reasons for doing so are quite clear to us: While it’s easy to use code that’s made freely available, it’s risky and potentially quite expensive to rely upon it long-term, unless you are proactively working within the community.

The reason it’s potentially risky is actually the flip side of two of the biggest benefits of open source: development moves extremely fast, and a vibrant developer community leads to more diverse contributions. The result of this combination is that the APIs and the features you depend upon today could be entirely different tomorrow, depending upon the will of the contributor community.

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LXer: Docker Reaches Across Universes at Dockercon EU

Thursday 19th of November 2015 06:10:24 AM
The open-source Docker container project, provides tooling that enables application virtualization in a way that is more agile than other traditional approaches. The agility of Docker containers is being used by developers in a number of unique and innovative ways to solve challenges big and small. At the Dockercon EU conference in Barcelona, Spain this week, the best and the brightest of those innovative Docker use-cases were on display.

TuxMachines: Bodhi Linux 3.1.1 Is a Minor Update That Fixes a Wireless Connection Issue

Thursday 19th of November 2015 06:07:47 AM

Earlier today, November 18, Jeff Hoogland, the creator of the Bodhi Linux project, announced the general availability of the first maintenance release for the stable Bodhi Linux 3.1 operating system.

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TuxMachines: Why the Linux Desktop Should Be Organized By Tasks

Thursday 19th of November 2015 06:05:04 AM

This is not the time for innovation in desktop environments. The memory of the user revolts against KDE, GNOME, and Unity are still too fresh for developers to attempt major changes. Instead, the preference is for tweaks and minor improvements in functionality that nobody is apt to get too upset about. All the same, I think the desktop is long overdue to switch to task-based design.

Historically, desktops have been organized by applications. This approach was adequate in the early days of personal computing, when the number of applications was small. However, today, it is hopelessly outdated in at least two ways.

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TuxMachines: Numecent Promises New Cloud and Virtualization Features for Linux

Thursday 19th of November 2015 06:03:29 AM

Cloudpaging is already supported for Windows. Now, Numecent has raised $15.5M from several European investors, including Deutsche Telekom, to extend the technology to support the open source Android and Linux platforms.

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LXer: Intel Graphics Installer Brigs Support for Ubuntu 15.10, Support for 14.04 Dropped

Thursday 19th of November 2015 04:35:44 AM
The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, a tool that allows users to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for their Intel graphics hardware, is now at version 1.2.1 and is ready for download.

LXer: How to install TYPO3 7 on Nginx (LEMP) on Ubuntu 15.10

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 11:51:44 PM
This tutorial shows how to install and run a TYPO3 (version 7 LTS) web site on a Ubuntu 15.10 system that has a Nginx web server installed instead of Apache. This kind of setup is often called LEMP = Linux + Nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). Nginx is a fast and efficient HTTP server that uses less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot faster, especially static files.

LXer: Docker Container Security: What's Next

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 11:04:24 PM
In a session at this week's Dockercon EU conference in Barcelona, Nathan McCauley, director of security at Docker, detailed recent efforts to improve security and offered insight on innovations yet to come.

Reddit: Querying JSON data at the command line with 'jq'

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 05:58:18 PM
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TuxMachines: Puppy Linux 6.3 "Slacko" Comes to Play, Based on Slackware 14.1 and Linux Kernel 4.1

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 05:54:06 PM

Barry Kauler, the creator of the Puppy Linux computer operating system, has had the great pleasure of announcing today, November 17, the release and immediate availability for download of Puppy Linux 6.3 "Slacko."

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TuxMachines: Open source EcoGIS lets towns reduce CO₂ emission

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 05:47:13 PM

The EcoGIS solution was made available as open source at the SFScon free software conference, which took place in Bozen/Bolzano last week. The software licensed under the AGPL.

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Reddit: ELI5: Docker

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 05:41:13 PM

What is it? What does it do? This subreddit seems to be infatuated with it so I'm guessing you guys can provide a good explanation of what docker is.

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LXer: Ubuntu Touch Could Get WiFi Display Support to Help Turn the Phone into a PC More Easily

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 05:41:00 PM
One of the issues with the Ubuntu Convergence and the ability to use the phone as a PC is the fact that it requires dedicated hardware features on the device, but that might get solved in the future by the Ubuntu team.

Reddit: Does reading of /proc/<pid>/net/dev really show the bandwidth consumed only for that process?

Wednesday 18th of November 2015 05:39:12 PM

Something weird is being happening with my ubuntu machine, or maybe its got to do with linux in general? As I understand, the summary of bandwidth consumed for each interface is shown at /proc/net/dev, whereas, the individual bandwidth consumed by processes are shown at /proc/<pid>/net/dev for that process only (correct me if I'm wrong).

However, on my ubuntu machine, total receive bytes as shown by proc/net/dev is presently 862025. But if I look into the pid for NetworkManager, that too is 862025. Even if I look into pid of Geany or irqbalance or firefox, it shows the same figure! And finally, if I check the total receive bytes using ifconfig, even that shows the same figure!

What's going on? How can I find bandwidth consumed for individual processes ?

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More in Tux Machines Website Says Microsoft's Software Is Malware has a category on its website named “Philosophy of the GNU Project,” where the Microsoft software is described as malware, along with Apple and Amazon. Read more

Ubuntu Touch Devs Might Release an OTA-8.5 Hotfix Update for Ubuntu Phones

Earlier today, November 25, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent his daily report for the day of November 24, 2015, informing all Ubuntu Phone users about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch developers on the Ubuntu for phones operating system. Read more

Systemd — unit dependencies and order

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve guessed from our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. One of the most important changes in systemd from legacy SysVinit is how it starts up units. You may have heard from casual users that systemd starts everything together. Some people believe this is true, and that’s why the system starts faster. But the reality is not quite that simple. Let’s look a little more deeply at how systemd understands unit relationships. Read more

today's leftovers

  • AWS launches EC2 Dedicated Hosts so you can bring your own Linux licence
    AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) has announced the arrival of a new service called EC2 Dedicated Hosts. The new feature will allow companies to run the software they pay for on multiple virtual machines using a single server, giving more granular management to finding what applications are working on what virtual machine. AWS has outlined the advantages of EC2 Dedicated Hosts in a blog post by evangelist Jeff Barr.
  • Unikernels, meet Docker!
    The demo described here is just the beginning. There are many implementations of unikernels and there’s plenty of work ahead to ensure they can all reap the benefits of integration, as well as improving Docker itself to make the most of these new technologies. Look over the collection of unikernel projects and contribute your experiences to this blog!
  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Is A Letdown On Linux
    While leaked slides indicate AMD was planning better gaming on Linux for Crimson, in the end they really didn't deliver. Even for their mentioned games, when testing various Linux OpenGL games on three different systems the performance was largely unchanged.
  • New HPCG Benchmark List Goes Beyond LINPACK to Compare Supercomputers
    The High Performance Conjugate Gradients (HPCG) Benchmark list was announced this week at SC15. This is the fourth list produced for the emerging benchmark designed to complement the traditional High Performance LINPACK (HPL) benchmark used as the official metric for ranking the TOP500 systems. The first HPCG list was announced at ISC’14 a year and a half ago, containing only 15 entries and the SC’14 list had 25. The current list contains more than 60 entries as HPCG continues to gain traction in the HPC community.
  • New Opera 34 Beta Is Based on Chromium 47.0.2526.58, Brings Linux and Mac Fixes
    Opera Software, through Aneta Reluga, has announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of a new Beta build for the upcoming Opera 34.0 web browser for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
  • Hamster rediscovered
    If you like to track your time in a fine granular way, consider to use project-hamster with the GNOME Shell extension.
  • Distro hopping: feeling good with my time on LXLE
    Well the time has come to officially switch off from LXLE. This time around however I find myself in a weird spot. I’ve honestly struggled with LXLE; not in using the distribution itself but rather coming up with things to write about it. That isn’t to say that LXLE is bad by any stretch of the imagination, in fact it is quite good, it’s just that once you get used to the light weight desktop environment (DE) there is a perfectly capable “heavy weight” distribution underneath. What I mean by this is that once you get used to the DE and it fades into the background you’re left with a perfectly functional distribution that could just as easily have been Ubuntu or Linux Mint or Fedora or {insert your favourite one here}.
  • Netrunner 17 'Horizon' is here -- download the Kubuntu-based Linux distro now
    About a week ago, the Netrunner team released an update to its rolling release operating system. Based on Arch/Manjaro, I advised Linux beginners to steer clear, and instead opt for the Kubuntu-based variant. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one, the Ubuntu community is arguably friendlier and better for newbies -- there are a ton of instructions and .deb files available too. More importantly, however, the rolling release could be less stable overall.
  • Netrunner 17 Screenshot Tour
  • KNOPPIX 7.6.0 Screenshot Tour
  • Tumbleweed install for November
    For this month, I installed Tumbleweed on my laptop. I had installed Leap 42.1 to overwrite my previous Tumbleweed install on that laptop. This computer uses legacy booting. I gave Tumbleweed a 40G partition, which I formatted as “ext4”. I also allowed it to use the swap and home file systems from my encrypted LVM on that computer.
  • Python 3 Porting FAD: Lessons Learned
  • Fossetcon 2015 Orlando Florida – Lake Buena Vista Hilton 19 – 21 November 2015
  • Reproducible builds: week 30 in Stretch cycle