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Phoronix: AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 Rolls Out With GCN 1.0 Support, FreeSync

Thursday 8th of December 2016 02:00:00 PM
The embargo has just expired on the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition release, which had leaked out a few days ago elsewhere. While Crimson ReLive Edition is a big update for AMD Windows users, on the Linux side there's less to talk about but it's still a rather big release. I've been testing the AMDGPU-PRO 16.50 release the past two weeks and overall it's a sizable update for those using this hybrid AMD Linux driver.

LXer: Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users

Thursday 8th of December 2016 01:59:50 PM
Latvian company OnlyOffice wants to create the Swiss watch of office suites and convince people there are valid choices beyond the big brands.

Reddit: Encrypted email Tutanota now works in all browsers

Thursday 8th of December 2016 01:13:15 PM

LXer: RPM commands to manage packages on RHEL based systems

Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:45:30 PM
RPM is one of the oldest baseline package format & command line Package Management utility, developed by RedHat.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: GNU/Linux

Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:14:18 PM
  • Internal Multi-Threading Arrives For Gallium3D's Direct3D 9 "Nine"
  • Another nasty Linux kernel bug surfaces [Ed: Did you know that local priv. escalation is a “nasty” bug? CVE isn’t so sexy. Give it a logo, name, and Web site maybe? Look what a disgusting thing the security ‘industry’ and reporting have become…]
  • Don't have a Dirty COW, man: Android gets full kernel hijack patch
  • Day trip in Cape Town, part 2

    Let me get some interesting tit-bits not related to the day-trip out-of-the-way first –

    I don’t know whether we had full access to see all parts of fuller hall or not. Couple of days I was wondering around Fuller Hall, specifically next to where clothes were pressed. Came to know of the laundry service pretty late but still was useful. Umm… next to where the ladies/gentleman pressed our clothes, there is a stairway which goes down. In fact even on the opposite side there is a stairway which goes down. I dunno if other people explored them or not.

  • IGEL Introduces Revolutionary Micro Thin Client
  • Samsung Gear Manager for S3 / S2 and non-Samsung Android devices

    The Samsung Gear S3 has made its way to many markets including the US, Europe, and the far east. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Device then you can download the Gear Manager App, that is used to connect to the smartwatch with the phone, from Galaxy Apps Store. If you are using a non-Samsung device you have to do things a little differently.

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    Whilst we wait for the iOS Gear Manager app to become available users are using the Leaked version that became available. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long now for the official version.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Games and Software

Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:13:07 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:09:12 PM
  • Lenovo Cloud Director: Open Source Technologies Are The Glue That Binds The Hybrid Cloud

    Hardware giant Lenovo is banking on a future where both public and private clouds are critical in driving IT innovation, and the glue binding those hybrid environments is mostly open source technologies.

    Dan Harmon, Lenovo's group director of cloud and software-defined infrastructure, encouraged solution providers attending the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo on Wednesday to explore opportunities to engage Lenovo as its products stock the next generation of cloud data centers.

    Both public and private clouds are growing rapidly and will dominate the market by 2020, Harmon told attendees of the conference produced by CRN parent The Channel Company.

  • Cloudera Ratchets Up its Training for Top Open Source Data Solutions

    Recently, we've taken note of the many organizations offering free or low cost Hadoop and Big Data training. MIT and MapR are just a couple of the players making waves in this space. Recently, Cloudera announced a catalog of online, self-paced training classes covering the company's entire portfolio of industry-standard Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark training courses. The courses, according to Cloudera, allow you to learn about the latest big data technologies "in a searchable environment anytime, anywhere."

    Now, Cloudera has announced an updated lineup of training courses and performance-based certification exams for data analysts, database administrators, and developers. The expanded training offerings address the skills gap around many top open source technologies, such as Apache Impala (incubating), Apache Spark, Apache Kudu, Apache Kafka and Apache Hive.

  • Netflix’s open-source project Hollow, NVIDIA’s deep learning kits for educators, and new IBM Bluemix integrations—SD Times news digest: Dec. 6, 2016
  • Open governance enhances the value of land use policy software

    In December 2015, the COP21 Paris Agreement saw many countries commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through initiatives in the land sector. In this context, emissions estimation systems will be key in ensuring these targets are met. Such solutions would not only be capable of assessing past trends but also of supporting target setting, tracking progress and helping to develop scenarios to inform policy decisions.

  • Blender Institute collaborate with Lulzbot in the name of open source

    Blender Institute, a platform for 3D design and animation, are collaborating with Lulzbot 3D printers. This project a continuation of Lulzbot and Blender Institute’s approach to open source and aimed at enhancing collaboration. The Blender Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is an important figure in the Free and Open Source Software community (FOSS). Providing open source design tool software for 3D movies, games, and visual effects. While Lulzbot, a product line of Aleph Objects take an open source approach to hardware through their 3D printers.

  • Bluetooth 5 Specification Released

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Reddit: Reverse contrast

Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:00:42 PM

Is there a good way to turn the white background into black and the text to white on webpages. Also perhaps pdfs in addition. This would certainly reduce eye strain and should have the added benefit of saving power.

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TuxMachines: Remembering Linux Installfests

Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:59:39 AM

Ah, yes. I remember the good old days when you had to be a real man or woman to install Linux, and the first time you tried you ended up saying something like “Help!” or maybe “Mommmmyyyyy!” Really, kids, that’s how it was. Stacks of floppies that took about 7,000 hours to download over your 16 baud connection. Times sure have changed, haven’t they?

I remember Caldera advertising that their distribution autodetected 1,500 different monitors. I wrote an article titled “Monitor Number 1501,” because it didn’t detect my monitor. And sound. Getting sound going in Linux took mighty feats of systemic administsationish strength. Mere mortals could not do it. And that’s why we had installfests: so mighty Linux he-men and she-women could come down from the top of Slackware Mountain or the Red Hat Volcano and share their godlike wisdom with us. We gladly packed up our computers and took them to the installfest location (often at a college, since many Linux-skilled people were collegians) and walked away with Linuxized computers. Praise be!

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Reddit: Pet Containers: You’re Not Doing it Wrong

Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:34:24 AM

Phoronix: MXSFB DRM Driver Merged Ahead Of Linux 4.10

Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:31:53 AM
There is a new DRM driver merged into DRM-Next for the Linux 4.10 merge window...

LXer: Korora 25 Linux Released, Based on Fedora 25 Ships with Cinnamon 3.2, MATE 1.16

Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:31:10 AM
The development team behind the Fedora-based Korora Linux operating system proudly announced the release and general availability of Korora 25.

Reddit: Big file over lossy link

Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:23:06 AM

I have a relativly lossy wireless connection between two linux boxes. I want to transfer a multiple GB file between them. How can I acomplish that? I tried rsync without special modes and it stalled after a loss of the connection.

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TuxMachines: What New Is Going To Be In Ubuntu 17.04 'Zesty Zapus'

Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:22:43 AM

Right on the heels of Ubuntu 16.10 'Yakkety Yak' is Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus. Ubuntu 17.04 is currently scheduled for release on April 13, 2017 but know that this is only an estimate. One thing to know is that all things being equal, it is going to be released in April 2017. Ubuntu Zesty Zapus will be supported for only 9 months until January 2018 as it is not a LTS (long term support) release.

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Phoronix: David Airlie Preps Latest Round Of RADV Radeon Vulkan Patches

Thursday 8th of December 2016 11:18:53 AM
David Airlie is prepping the latest round of work to the open-source RADV Radeon Vulkan driver...

TuxMachines: OpenSUSE Ends Support For Binary AMD Graphics Driver

Thursday 8th of December 2016 10:00:41 AM

Bruno Friedmann has announced the end to AMD proprietary driver fglrx support in openSUSE while also announcing they don't plan to support the hybrid proprietary AMDGPU-PRO stack either.

Friedmann wrote, "Say goodbye fglrx!, repeat after me, goodbye fglrx... [In regards to the newer AMDGPU-PRO stack] I will certainly not help proprietary crap, if I don’t have a solid base to work with, and a bit of help from their side. I wish good luck to those who want to try those drivers, I’ve got a look inside, and got a blame face."

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