- Microsoft Discounts Windows 10 Signature Edition PCs After Linux Ban Claims [Ed: now in ‘damage control’ mode]
- Lenovo denies claims of blocking Linux on Windows 10 PCs
- If Linux won't install on your laptop, blame Intel not Microsoft
- Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades
NVIDIA's Proposal For A New API Better Than GBM Has Already Made Some Progress
On the first day of the XDC2016 conference this week in Finland NVIDIA presented over their GBM vs. EGLStreams debate that's been ongoing for months with NVIDIA's lack of GBM API support by their driver being what's preventing the binary blob from working with current-generation Wayland compositors. In that session they called for a new community-driven API to suit the needs of device memory / surface allocation and could succeed the Generic Buffer Manager. By the end of XDC2016, some progress has already been made.
- Intel 600P Series SSD NVMe M.2 Linux Tests
- 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...
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.
- How to Easily Roll Back Changes with Snapper
- How to Install Drupal 8.1 with Nginx, PHP-FPM and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04
- Apticron – Get Email alerts for pending package updates
- BCC – Dynamic Tracing Tools for Linux Performance Monitoring, Networking and More
- Googler – Google Search from the command line on Linux
- A Beginners Guide To Linux
- Install Gollum Wiki on Ubuntu
- Blender: An Introduction for Final Cut Pro Users
- How To Use Wunderlist from the Command Line
- Make Ubuntu Speak The Time On The Hour, Every Hour
- Linux Lexicon — Input And Output With Pipes And Redirection In Linux
- 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
'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.
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. Thankssubmitted by /u/Kirk_Ernaga
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.submitted by /u/el_heffe80
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.submitted by /u/blcx