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Reddit: Upgrading Linux Servers

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:53:16 PM

Hi guys, I am interested on how you upgrade your productive server environments. Do you upgrade, or do reinstall the operating system?

On the server I talk about runs apache and django productively. The rest of the server is a giant data storage. The server was hardly touched in the last five years. Have you ever tried to do "do-release-upgrade" twice, to upgrade from Ubuntu Server 12.04 to Ubuntu Server 16.04? Is this a bad idea?

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Phoronix: Bosch Has Been Developing A 3D Window Manager Using Wayland

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:29:58 PM
In what appears to be research for potential use within in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, Bosch in conjunction with other organizations has been developing a 3D window manager that's built atop Wayland/Weston...

LXer: Open Source Pioneer Munich Votes To Move All Remaining Linux PCs To Windows 10 In 2020

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:25:49 PM
As per the local reports, these moves are a result of the political scenario in Munich. In the past, city’s IT chief has also said that there isn’t any compelling technical reason to ditch Linux. In the wake of attacks like WannaCry, Green Party had already warned that a move to Windows 10 is too risky. 5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:00:38 PM
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Phoronix: Tegra CEC Support & Other Media Updates For Linux 4.15

Thursday 16th of November 2017 02:59:11 PM
The media subsystem updates have been submitted for Linux 4.15 and continues the recent theme of HDMI CEC "Consumer Electronics Control" upbringing within the mainline kernel...

Phoronix: A Useful Intel Power Management Feature Has Landed For Linux 4.15

Thursday 16th of November 2017 02:34:23 PM
The libata subsystem changes these days tend to not be too interesting, but for Linux 4.15 there is a noteworthy power management change...

LXer: 10 easy steps from proprietary to open source

Thursday 16th of November 2017 02:11:29 PM
"But surely open source software is less secure, because everybody can see it, and they can just recompile it and replace it with bad stuff they've written." Hands up: who's heard this?1read more

LinuxToday: Open Source or Open Standards? (Yes!) The Future has Arrived

Thursday 16th of November 2017 02:00:00 PM

Once upon a time 'oh, say fifteen years ago ' the terms open standards and open source software (OSS) were often used interchangeably.

Phoronix: Mozilla Still Isn't Ready To Enable OpenGL By Default In Firefox For Linux

Thursday 16th of November 2017 01:39:52 PM
There's been a seven year old bug report about enabling OpenGL accelerated layers by default on Firefox for Linux on at least some supported hardware, but Mozilla still doesn't have any plans to do so...

LinuxToday: How To Easily Recall Forgotten Linux Commands

Thursday 16th of November 2017 01:00:00 PM

ostechnix: This brief tutorial describes how to recall forgotten Linux commands using the Apropos command in Unix-like systems.

LinuxInsider: MX 17 Linux: The Best of 2 Linux Worlds

Thursday 16th of November 2017 01:00:00 PM
MX Linux-17 Beta 1, released last week, is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Debian's "stable" branch. It is a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS Linux communities -- hence its breakaway name. Normally, taking a first look at an early phase beta release means taking a few hours to get familiar with the features and performance. If too many glitches appear, it can doom the early release to a negative review. However, I was familiar with earlier versions of MX Linux, and I felt it could stand up to a review.

LXer: How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu and other Linux Right Now

Thursday 16th of November 2017 12:57:09 PM
The game-changing Firefox Quantum is here to reclaim the lost userbase. Here’s how to install Firefox Quantum in Linux right now.

Reddit: Weekly Edition for November 9, 2017

Thursday 16th of November 2017 12:53:43 PM

Reddit: Now that GLXOSD is dead do to a lack of a maintainer we need something to replace it with

Thursday 16th of November 2017 12:20:36 PM

We need Good Frame Rate Counter with a on screen display, that shows CPU Per Core+GPU usage, FPS, and VRAM usage for OpenGL+Vulkan API, on screen like MSI Afterburner / GALLIUM_HUD, plus with a FPS logging hotkey, that works for Nvidia, AMD, Intel, Wayland, Xorg, and I'm willing to help fund a Patreon if Someone or a Group of Skilled developers would make a Opensource tool like this.

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LinuxToday: KaOS Linux's November 2017 Release Adds KDE Plasma 5.11.3, Linux Kernel 4.13.12

Thursday 16th of November 2017 12:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Almost every month, KaOS developers release an updated installation medium that contains all the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source applications.

LXer: How becoming open and agile led to customer success

Thursday 16th of November 2017 11:42:49 AM
A few years ago, I worked as a service manager at Basefarm, a European managed services provider. I was part of a team supporting customers with infrastructure and managed more

Phoronix: ASPM Fixes, SR-IOV Improvements & Other PCI Improvements For Linux 4.15

Thursday 16th of November 2017 11:12:21 AM
There are a lot of PCI changes that have built up for the Linux 4.15 kernel cycle...

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Ubuntu: New Users, Unity Remix, 18.04 LTS News

  • How to Get Started With the Ubuntu Linux Distro
    The Linux operating system has evolved from a niche audience to widespread popularity since its creation in the mid 1990s, and with good reason. Once upon a time, that installation process was a challenge, even for those who had plenty of experience with such tasks. The modern day Linux, however, has come a very long way. To that end, the installation of most Linux distributions is about as easy as installing an application. If you can install Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop, you can install Linux. Here, we’ll walk you through the process of installing Ubuntu Linux 17.04, which is widely considered one of the most user-friendly distributions. (A distribution is a variation of Linux, and there are hundreds and hundreds to choose from.)
  • An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Might Be on the Way…
    A new Ubuntu flavor that uses the Unity 7 desktop by default is under discussion. The plans have already won backing from a former Unity developer.
  • Ubuntu News: Get Firefox Quantum Update Now; Ubuntu 18.04 New Icon Theme Confirmed
    Earlier this week, Mozilla earned big praises in the tech world for launching its next-generation Firefox Quantum 57.0 web browser. The browser claims to be faster and better than market leader Google Chrome. Now, Firefox Quantum is available for all supported Ubuntu versions from the official repositories. The Firefox Quantum Update is also now available.
  • New Icon Theme Confirmed for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    ‘Suru’ is (apparently) going to be the default icon theme in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. That’s Suru, the rebooted community icon theme and not Suru, the Canonical-created icon theme that shipped on the Ubuntu Phone (and was created by Matthieu James, who recently left Canonical).

OnePlus 5T Launched

  • OnePlus 5T Keeps the Headphone Jack, Introduces Face Unlock and Parallel Apps
    Five months after it launched its OnePlus 5 flagship Android smartphone, OnePlus unveiled today its successor, the OnePlus 5T, running the latest Android 8.0 (Oreo) mobile OS. OnePlus held a live event today in New York City to tell us all about the new features it implemented in the OnePlus 5T, and they don't disappoint as the smartphone features a gorgeous and bright 6.0-inches Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with multitouch, a 1080x2160 pixels resolution, 18:9 ratio, and approximately 402 PPI density. The design has been changed a bit as well for OnePlus 5T, which is made of anodized aluminum.
  • OnePlus 5T Launched: Comes With Bigger Screen, Better Dual Camera, And Face Unlock
    Whenever costly phones like iPhone X or Google Pixel 2 are bashed (here and here) and their alternatives are discussed, OnePlus is always mentioned. In the past few years, the company has amassed a fan base that has found the concept of “Never Settle” impressive.

Fedora 28 and Fedora 27

  • Fedora 28 Hopes To Improve Linux Laptop Battery Life
    Red Hat's Hans de Goede is spearheading an effort to improve the Fedora battery life of laptops -- and should conserve power too for desktops running Fedora Workstation -- for the current Fedora 28 cycle.
  • Fedora 27 Atomic Host is available on multiple architectures
    The Fedora 27 Atomic Host now supports multiple architectures! Along with the x86_64 architecture, Atomic Host is also available on 64-bit ARM (aarch64) and PowerPC Little Endian (ppc64le). Both aarch64 and ppc64le architectures receive Atomic OSTree updates in the same way x86_64 does.

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