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Reddit: Kernel guide for Linux (german)

Monday 1st of May 2017 10:44:40 AM

LXer: SparkyLinux Now Powered by Linux 4.10.13, Budgie Desktop Removed from Repos

Monday 1st of May 2017 10:34:30 AM
The Polish developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system are ending the month of April by informing the community about everything good or bad that happened to their open-source project during the last few weeks.

Reddit: Apt-get install cookies. Package management discussion. BYOC(C is for cookies).

Monday 1st of May 2017 10:13:05 AM

Can we just take a minute out of arguing about what package management will be the go-to in the future of linux distros and recognize that it won't matter? People will use what they will and there will still be no way to reliably track what's popular(Except maybe if there was a smart contract on ethereum but that's a whole 'nother story).

Linux is so cool. If you want cookies, you can just have them.

apt-get install cookies -y

I do realize that by making this type of post, it is subject to explode into a topic about different package management solutions. In the end, you're just about as free to use another package management method on a linux system that it was not intended for, ie yum on ubuntu and apt-get on centos, if you so desired. YMMV.

What sort of tips and tricks have you discovered for best managing software on your linux system? Have there been any sort of revelations you've come across when managing software across 10s or 100s of machines?

Also, a bit off topic but perhaps more relevant now than ever, how many people use docker as a form of software delivery? A lot of the ones I've experimented with for one-off apps were way out of date and ended up being undesirable to run. I suppose they really are containers you build for your own use-cases. Maybe your experience has been more neat, please describe in the comments.

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:27:13 AM
  • Dawn of War III looks like it might come to Linux

    On SteamDB, Dawn of War III has two content depots named "feral_data_test" and "feral_mp_test". That's a pretty big indicator that something is happening, since Feral Interactive ported the previous Dawn of War II + the expansions to Linux it's also quite possible which gives this a fair bit of credit. Still, it is just speculation right now. Feral don't tend to talk about any of their work before release as well, so asking them would be pointless. Feral did do a teaser of a new port recently, so who knows, it could be.

  • Linux Mint 18.2 to Be Dubbed "Sonya," Will Come with Cinnamon 3.4, LightDM

    Today being the last day of April, Linux Mint leader Clement Lefebvre published the monthly newsletter of the project to inform the community about what's coming for the popular, Ubuntu-based distribution in May.

    The developer starts by warning those who still use the Linux Mint 13 "Maya" release that it reached end of life as it was based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), which also reached end of life on April 28, 2017. Therefore, Linux Mint 13 will no longer receive security updates so you must upgrade to a newer release.

  • USB – not all the same but it is hard to blow up your device

    There are now four USB charging and data standards – 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1 and each means different things in terms of power delivery, data transfer speeds, fast charge support, and cable types.

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TuxMachines: today's howtos and development news

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:26:31 AM

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TuxMachines: NuAns Dumps Windows, Microsoft Phones Die, and Microsoft Hires Government Connections

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:25:53 AM

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:23:32 AM

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LXer: Pinebook - 2nd review - Android and mini Howto

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:22:59 AM
The Pinebook ships with BSP Linux, that I wrote some lines about, but another official distribution (Operating System) available is Android 6.0.

Reddit: Linux 4.11

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:22:48 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:21:40 AM
  • FLOSS Activities April 2017
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Now Supported By Coreboot

    For those with a first-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop, it's now supported by mainline Coreboot.

  • Haiku OS Is Stepping Closer To Its Beta

    The open-source Haiku operating system still maintaining compatibility with BeOS is nearing its first beta milestone.

    Haiku OS developers have been working on network improvements, a variety of driver fixes, user-interface modifications, and more.

  • Flisol Panama 2017

    Flisol this year was organized by Jose Reyes and Luis Manuel part of the new organization force in Panama, it was great to see all new generation of Fedora Panama members organizing events. While those are the faces at the events there are others working with them which make the team work.

    For a while my activity has been watching new people organizing, and doing the events, which is a really good thing, we need to refresh and recharge, plus we need to see new people in charge, it has been fun looking at Abdel playing the role of the elderly of the group couching and advising the young new generation of Fedora and Free Software fellows.

  • IU should use open-source textbooks

    The end of the semester brings a lot of reminders to students: Grades are coming, everyone has to pack for home and students have to sell back overpriced textbooks for a fraction of what they paid.

    The last one always feels like a kick in the gut.

    In this generation, the cost of college is astronomical. There are plenty of ways that the government and your high school can help you get aid, but sometimes this doesn’t cover the cost of textbooks.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 12.04 and SSHv1 Support Phased Out

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:19:41 AM
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) End of Life reached on April 28, 2017

    This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (April 28, 2017), Ubuntu 12.04 is no longer generally supported. No more package updates will be accepted to the 12.04 primary archive, and it will be copied for archival to in the coming weeks.

  • OpenSSH Removes SSHv1 Support

    Dropping support for SSHv1 and associated ciphers that were either suspected to or known to be broken has been planned for several releases, and has been eagerly anticipated by many in the OpenBSD camp.

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Phoronix: SPIR-V Support For LLVM Is Moving Forward

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:16:57 AM
While the original SPIR intermediate representation from the Khronos Group was derived from LLVM IR, SPIR-V that's used by OpenCL 2.1+ and Vulkan is not. But there is still work underway on being able to translate from LLVM IR into SPIR-V via a new back-end...

Phoronix: AVR32 Architecture Called For Removal From Mainline Linux Kernel

Monday 1st of May 2017 08:03:05 AM
It looks like the mainline Linux kernel will support one less CPU architecture come Linux 4.12...

TuxMachines: TrueOS 2017-02-22

Monday 1st of May 2017 06:57:10 AM

TrueOS, which was formerly named PC-BSD, is a FreeBSD-based operating system. TrueOS is a rolling release platform which is based on FreeBSD's "CURRENT" branch, providing TrueOS with the latest drivers and features from FreeBSD. Apart from the name change, TrueOS has deviated from the old PC-BSD project in a number of ways. The system installer is now more streamlined (and I will touch on that later) and TrueOS is a rolling release platform while PC-BSD defaulted to point releases. Another change is PC-BSD used to allow the user to customize which software was installed at boot time, including the desktop environment. The TrueOS project now selects a minimal amount of software for the user and defaults to using the Lumina desktop environment.

Not everything has changed. TrueOS still features many of the same utilities PC-BSD offered, including encrypted removable media, like USB thumb drives, as well as ZFS boot environments. The project, under the new name, still supplies two editions we can download: a Desktop edition and a Server edition. Both editions run on 64-bit x86 computers exclusively. I will be focusing on TrueOS's Desktop offering in this review. The Desktop edition is available through a 2.3GB download. Unlike most Linux distributions, TrueOS offers different downloads depending on whether we intend to copy the installation image to USB or DVD media.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.11 is Out

Monday 1st of May 2017 06:45:47 AM
  • Linux Kernel 4.11 Officially Released, Adds Support for Intel Gemini Lake SoCs

    As expected, Linus Torvalds proudly announced today, April 30, 2017, the general availability of the final release of the Linux 4.11 kernel, a major update that adds numerous improvements and new features.

    Linux kernel 4.11 has been in development for the past two months, since very early March, when the first Release Candidate arrived for public testing. Eight RCs later, we're now able to download and compile the final release of Linux 4.11 on our favorite GNU/Linux distributions and enjoy its new features.

  • Linux 4.11

    So after that extra week with an rc8, things were pretty calm, and I'm much happier releasing a final 4.11 now.

    We still had various smaller fixes the last week, but nothing that made me go "hmm..". Shortlog appended for people who want to peruse the details, but it's a mix all over, with about half being drivers (networking dominates, but some sound fixlets too), with the rest being soem arch updates, generic networking, and filesystem (nfs[d]) fixes. But it's all really small, which is what I like to see the last week of the release cycle.

  • Linux 4.11 Kernel Officially Released

    Linus Torvalds has announced the Linux 4.11 stable kernel release as anticipated.

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LXer: Anbox Runs Android In Your Linux Without Emulation

Monday 1st of May 2017 06:11:28 AM
In a recent article, we talked about android emulators for Ubuntu or Linux in general. Most of the time we need to play a game or try some applications on android or even when we don’t have a smartphone we opt to use an emulator to try applications. A fan on facebook let us know about Anbox and asked for the tutorial on Anbox installation in Linux. So here you have how to install Anbox in Linux.

Reddit: how to grep or redirect output of some async commands like a network fetching command ?

Monday 1st of May 2017 05:58:06 AM

I run commands that fetches stuff from the internet and display them to terminal , but I can't seem to redirect output or even grep on output ? how to deal with that ?

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Reddit: Whats up with 4.11 not being released at 4.10.13 build failed... is 4.11 having some problems?

Monday 1st of May 2017 05:52:34 AM

Whats up with 4.11 not being released at 4.10.13 build failed... is 4.11 having some problems?

Currently Im on 4.10.12 and looking forward to 4.11 . I need my crack.

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Kernel Space: HMM, Cloud Native, Linux 4.12, TFS, Linux 4.11.2, and 4.10 EoL

  • Faster machine learning is coming to the Linux kernel
    Heterogenous memory management (HMM) allows a device’s driver to mirror the address space for a process under its own memory management. As Red Hat developer Jérôme Glisse explains, this makes it easier for hardware devices like GPUs to directly access the memory of a process without the extra overhead of copying anything. It also doesn't violate the memory protection features afforded by modern OSes.
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  • TFS File-System Still Aiming To Compete With ZFS, Written In Rust
    The developers behind the Rust-based Redox operating system continue working on the "TFS" file-system that they hope will compete with the long-standing ZFS file-system, but TFS isn't being tied to just Redox OS.
  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.11 Series
    Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the Linux community about the release and immediate availability of the seventeenth maintenance update to the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which also marked the end of life.
  • Linux Kernel 4.11.2 Has Many F2FS and CIFS Improvements, Lots of Updated Drivers

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ROSA is a desktop distribution that was originally forked from Mandriva Linux, but now is independently developed. While the company which produces ROSA is based in Russia, the distribution includes complete translations for multiple languages. The ROSA desktop distribution is designed to be easy to use and includes a range of popular applications and multimedia support. ROSA R9 is available in two editions, one featuring the KDE 4 desktop and the second featuring the KDE Plasma 5 desktop. These editions are scheduled to receive four years of support and security updates. I decided to download the Plasma edition of ROSA R9 and found the installation media to be approximately 2GB in size. Booting from the ROSA disc brings up a menu asking if we would like to load the distribution's live desktop environment or begin the installation process. Taking the live option brings up a graphical wizard that asks us a few questions. We are asked to select our preferred language from a list and accept the project's warranty and license. We are then asked to select our time zone and keyboard layout from lists. With these steps completed, the wizard disappears and the Plasma 5.9 desktop loads. Read more