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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux and Hardware

Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:51:37 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux on Servers

Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:50:42 PM
  • ONOS Hummingbird Release Advances Open-Source SDN
  • SDN Platforms Boron, Hummingbird Released

    Seen by some as competing for supremacy in the software-defined networking (SDN) controller space, the ONOS Project and the OpenDaylight Project just released respective platforms within one day of another.

    Today, the ONOS Project announced its eighth quarterly platform release, called Hummingbird, described as "the only SDN control plane that can support both disruptive and incremental SDN for service providers and enterprises seeking to virtualize and optimize to keep agile pace with the explosion of mobile devices, video and Big Data applications."

  • Containerized Production Environments: Networking, Security, and Storage

    So you have an application that is composed around containers. You have lightweight base images, a centralized container registry, and integration with the deployment and continuous integration (CI) pipeline — everything needed to get containers working at full scale on your hardware. For running a multitier application, you spent time on using a service discovery mechanism for your application containers. You have a logging mechanism that pulls out the information from each container and ships them to a server to be indexed. Using a monitoring tool that is well suited for this era when machines are disposable, you see an aggregate of your monitoring data, giving you a view of the data grouped around container roles. Everything falls nicely into place.

  • What is DevOps? Bridget Kromhout Explains
  • Best Practices for Implementing Open Source in Your DevOps Toolchain
  • DevOps for Pointy-Haired Bosses by Victoria Blessing, Texas A&M University
  • 3 strikes against the public cloud

    AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and other IaaS offerings all set their pricing in relation to running stuff as internal infrastructure. Take Elastic MapReduce or AWS's managed Hadoop compute cluster. Does anyone actually use it and think, “yeah, that’s worth the money”? Would they think that even if the goofy bugs and idiosyncrasies were fixed? Remember, this is another service on top of AWS, so EC2 is a sort of base price.

    For small to midsized departments, it's cheaper to run stuff on Amazon than at home because you need fewer people to manage it. That said, a tangled web of instances in the public cloud quickly becomes unwieldy, and eventually, someone has to manage it. Usually the issue is forced by the finance department. For larger, internet-scale services, you start to find Amazon’s pricing doesn’t scale so well.

  • Windows Server 2016: Leg up or lock in?

    The growth of Linux is clearly something that Microsoft is aware of...

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:49:19 PM
  • What’s new in 389 Directory Server 1.3.5

    As a member of the 389 Directory Server (389DS) core team, I am always excited about our new releases. We have some really great features in 1.3.5. However, our changelogs are always large so I want to just touch on a few of my favourites.

    389 Directory Server is an LDAPv3 compliant server, used around the world for Identity Management, Authentication, Authorisation and much more. It is the foundation of the FreeIPA project’s server. As a result, it’s not something we often think about or even get excited for: but every day many of us rely on 389DS to be correct, secure and fast behind the scenes.

  • Adobe Returns to Linux with the New NPAPI Flash Player After 4 Years
  • Codeweavers CrossOver 15.3.0 for Linux and Mac OSX has been released

    I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 15.3.0 for both Mac OSX and Linux. CrossOver 15.3.0 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

  • Enlightenment EFL Adds Atomic Modesetting, Nuclear Page-Flipping

    The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) now has support for atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping!

    This atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping support is designed for the Linux 4.8 kernel and newer and so far has just been tested with the Intel DRM driver.

    Samsung developer Chris Michael commented with the nearly thousand lines of new code that on working systems it provides "buttery smoothness."

  • Kubuntu beta; please test!

    When you run into bugs, try to report them via "apport", which means using ubuntu-bug packagename in the commandline. Once apport has logged into launchpad and downloaded the relevant error messages, you can give some details like a short description of the bug, and can get the number. Please report the bug numbers on the qa site in your test report.

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TuxMachines: SUSE and GNOME Leftovers

Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:47:27 PM
  • GNOME 3.22 Now Available On OpenSUSE Tumbleweed
  • GNOME 3.22 Streamlines Into Tumbleweed

    Less than 48 hours from when GNOME’s release team unveiled version 3.22 (Karlsruhe), openSUSE Tumbleweed users are getting the full upstream experience of the latest GNOME.

    Snapshot 20160921 made 3.22 available to user, but there were plenty of other snapshots during the week that brought new packages to Tumbleweed users.

    Dominique Leuenberger, a member of the openSUSE release team, wrote that there were five snapshots this week in an email to developers on the openSUSE Factory Mailing List.

    The Linux Kernel updated to 4.7.4 and VirtualBox updated a version in the 20160920 snapshot. Snapshot 20160914 updated KDE Frameworks to 5.26.0 and KDE Applications 16.08.1.

  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Weeks 2016/38

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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Game Sales

Friday 23rd of September 2016 10:30:13 PM
  • 'SOMA' from Frictional Games sales figures released, Linux accounted for around 1.1% of sales

    Frictional Games, the developers of 'SOMA' [Official Site] have released their sales figures. The game sold about 450,000 copies of which 5,000 was from Linux gamers. So that's around 1.1%.

  • Survival Horror Game Sees Linux Sales Around 1%

    It's been one year since Frictional Games launched SOMA as their latest science fiction survival horror game. The game is supported on Windows, OS X, Linux, and PlayStation 4. This game saw close to half a million sales, but just over 1% of them were from Linux gamers.

    Frictional Games shared via a tweet that of the 450,000+ SOMA sales, Linux accounted for only around 5,000 sales, or about 1%. SOMA is powered by Frictional Games' in-house HPL Engine 3.

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Reddit: Kdenlive Toolbox

Friday 23rd of September 2016 10:18:37 PM

Check out the new Toolbox section at Kdenlive's website for helpful tips and tricks about new features:

https://kdenlive.org/toolbox/

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Reddit: How do I setup a good solid and secure irc server?

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:57:47 PM

I'm getting more and more tired of online surveillance bullshit and I wonna setup a good private IRC server for us to use. I already have debian stable on a vm and I was wondering what IRC software I should use and I want to be able to connect from andriod and have some kind of encryption. Thanks

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Reddit: Cross platform password manager?

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:54:11 PM

So, I want to transition to using Linux full time. The problem I have is I refuse to use Android and I want cross platform password management. I have to use Firefox at work, and will use whatever at home, I just want it to import my passwords from Mac OS X and share them across everything else(iPhone, Firefox on windows at work, and whatever distro I use at home). Is this possible? Flame away those who wish to flame.

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LXer: Nativ Disc

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:53:13 PM
Although most music lovers stream or download music today, the stubbornpre-millennials among us have legacy CD collections at home. Thisdemographic is the perfect target group for Nativ Disc, a bit-perfectCD Ripper that allows users to import up to 12,000 CDs—in lossless FLAC,uncompressed WAV or lossy MP3 format—into their Nativ Vitahigh-resolution music player.

TuxMachines: DIGMA presents the world’s first Tablet running Tizen 3.0 OS

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:46:06 PM

During the Forum “Internet of Things” (IoT), that was held on September 22, 2016 in Media Center MIA “Russia today” (Moscow), DIGMA presented the world’s first Tizen-based tablet running version 3.0 of the Operating System (OS) with a new “architecture designed for the Internet of Things”. This tablet is aimed squarely at businesses and government enterprise organizations that require data security and device stability from their OS and required apps.

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TuxMachines: 7 things you need to know for WordPress development

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:40:20 PM

WordPress never fails to surprise the web development community. Over time, it has evolved into one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. And currently, it powers more than 25% of the web. Besides its popularity, WordPress is also known for usability and an easy-to-develop environment.

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TuxMachines: Revive Your Old PC With Lightweight Linux LXLE

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:36:03 PM

LXLE is a super-lightweight, Lubuntu-based Linux distribution that should breath life in to most old machines. However, the big difference that LXLE offers over many other lightweight operating systems is that it has a focus on eye candy.

Just because you’re running a lightweight operating system, it doesn’t need to look like something from The Matrix!

I decided to install LXLE on an old Compaq Netbook that I had lying around the house. It’s fairly low-powered, having a first generation 1.6 GHz single core Intel Atom CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB 5400 RPM hard disk drive. This should be the perfect little machine to test LXLE on.

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TuxMachines: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Yasin Sekabira: Open Source Entrepreneur

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:29:09 PM

Being a LiFT Scholarship 2016 recipient on paper is like a dream come true. It’s an opportunity to work even harder, train harder, and stay competitive in what you really do best,

Today open source and Linux are absolutely up there in the top, it’s an opportunity to sharpen my open source skills from newbie to Ninja Pro. With The Linux Foundation and Linus Torvalds, you just feel like you’re learning and mastering Kung fu from Bruce-Lee.

The LiFT Scholarship will help me to prepare for my LFCE (Linux Foundation Certified Engineer), and hopefully pass it and add it to my belt. The LFCE badge really shows the world that you can play like Messi or Score like T.Henry of Arsenal.

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TuxMachines: A Not For The Everyday Linux User Review Of Porteus 3.1

Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:26:12 PM

Ok, so this is the way I see it. Porteus is fine as a USB based distribution if you just want to use a web browser and maybe type a document.

For everything else it is just too difficult and for no real reward. For instance I could create a Xubuntu or Lubuntu persistent USB drive and all the hardware stuff would work out of the box and I would have access to the full software repositories.

With Porteus it feels like you are fighting it and if something is difficult to master then it needs to provide some reward for the effort such as having something so cool that you go wow.

Yes it is small at around the 300 megabytes mark and it boots quickly. The download screen is a good idea and whilst the idea of save files isn't new (Puppy does it, as do persistent *buntu distributions) the concept is a decent one.

The fact that you have to mess around with configuration files to get it to work and the fact that there is a concept of cheat codes and the fact that finding and installing software is so convoluted just makes it too much effort.

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LXer: Blender: An Introduction for Final Cut Pro Users

Friday 23rd of September 2016 08:44:36 PM
Have you often considered quitting your day job to begin an exciting career as a filmmaker? You don't need the resources of a Hollywood studio anymore. In fact, you can do it all with free and open source software.

Phoronix: GNOME 3.22 Now Available On OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:45:02 PM
If you are using openSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release Linux distribution, you now have access to the upstream GNOME 3.22 packages...

LXer: 7 things you need to know for WordPress development

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:35:59 PM
WordPress never fails to surprise the web development community. Over time, it has evolved into one of the best Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. And currently, it powers more than 25% of the web. Besides its popularity, WordPress is also known for usability and an easy-to-develop environment.Some basicsWordPress is an open source CMS licensed under GNU GPLv2.read more

Reddit: Does Microsoft Really Love Linux?

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:19:18 PM

What's really going on between Microsoft and Linux? Is it some more of Embrace, Extend, Extinguish, or does Microsoft really love Linux. Please reply your thoughts.

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Reddit: What's consuming my bandwidth?

Friday 23rd of September 2016 07:15:46 PM

Does anyone know a console program that could tell me what service/process is consuming my bandwidth over a certain period, for example, a day? All the monitoring/statistical programs I've come across can do real-time monitoring of your bandwidth (i.e. speed in/out at the moment) but they can't tell me that nginx has used x GB in the last 24 hours.

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Linux Kernel News

  • Linux 4.8 gets rc8
    Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.
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  • Linux Kernel 4.7.5 Released with Numerous ARM and Networking Improvements
    The fifth maintenance update to the Linux 4.7 kernel series, which is currently the most advanced, secure and stable kernel branch you can get for your GNU/Linux operating system, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Linux kernel 4.7.5 is here only ten days after the release of the previous maintenance version, namely Linux kernel 4.7.4, and it's a big update that changes a total of 213 files, with 1774 insertions and 971 deletions, which tells us that the kernel developers and hackers had a pretty busy week patching all sorts of bugs and security issues, as well as to add various, much-needed improvements.
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    Financial services firms and startups looking to be the bridge to blockchain ledgers continued to dominate presentations on the second and final day of the Blockchain Summit, ending International Blockchain Week in Shanghai that also saw Devcon2 and a startup demo competition.
  • Testing Various HDDs & SSDs On Ubuntu With The Linux 4.8 Kernel
    Here are some fresh benchmarks of various solid-state drives (SATA 3.0 SSDs plus two NVMe M.2 SSDs) as well as two HDDs for getting a fresh look at how they are performing using the Linux 4.8 Git kernel. After publishing Friday's Intel 600P Series NVME SSD tests of this lower-cost NVM Express storage line-up, I continued testing a few other SSDs and HDDs. These additional reference points are available for your viewing pleasure today. The additional data is also going to be used for reference in a Linux 4.8-based BCache SSD+HDD comparison being published next week. Stay tuned for those fresh BCache numbers.

Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

This is less than usual. The time saving mostly stems from spending less time recording for the release video. At first thought you might think recording would be a breeze but it can be one of the most frustrating aspects of making the videos. Each cycle the GNOME community lands improvement a wide set of GNOME’s applications. So before each release I have to find some way to run a dozen of applications from master. I do this either by: Read more

Games for GNU/Linux

Letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Lenovo blocking Linux and other operating system installations on Yoga PCs.

  • Letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Lenovo blocking Linux and other operating system installations on Yoga PCs.
    Lenovo just updated the BIOS for the Yoga 710, another system that doesn't allow Linux installs. Wanna know what they changed? Update to TPM (secret encryption module used for Digital Restrictions Management) and an update to the Intel Management Engine, which is essentially a backdoor rootkit built into all recent Intel processors (but AMD has their version too, so what do you do?). No Linux support. Priorities...
  • Microsoft told to compensate customers for Windows 10 breaking computers
    Microsoft has been urged to pay compensation to customers that have suffered computer malfunctions when upgrading to its new software Windows 10. Since the company released the software last year it has been plagued by complaints, with customers claiming their computers upgraded without their permission and, in some cases, completely stopped working. Which?, the consumer watchdog, has told Microsoft to "honour consumers' rights" and compensate those who have suffered from problems, including lost files, email accounts no longer syncing and failed WiFi connection. It said Microsoft customers had also complained that their webcams suddenly stopped working, as did speakers and printers in the wake of the upgrade.
  • Veteran Windows journo slams Microsoft over Surface Pro issues
    Microsoft's tardiness and lack of communication in relation to battery issues affecting its Surface Pro PC/tablet hybrid has been slammed by well-known journalist Ed Bott who has been writing about the company for 25 years. In a column titled "Shame on Microsoft for leaving Surface Pro customers in the dark", Bott wrote that Microsoft had not shown any appreciation of the users who had helped put its Surface business on a solid footing. He wrote that after the Surface Pro 3 had been in the market for more than a year, users began noticing a steady drop in battery capacity. In March 2016, the company's support lines began fielding calls about the issue, with complaints that batteries that should have held a charge for five or more hours were going dead in 20 or 30 minutes and refusing to charge fully.