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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:35:26 PM

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:32:17 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:31:19 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Sharing Culture

Friday 11th of September 2015 11:28:02 PM
  • CIO France tempers government cloud expectations

    Only marginal parts of governmental IT services can be moved to public cloud services, rather than the whole of government IT, warns Jaques Marzin, the French government Chief Information Officer. “Nobody wants us to put tax records or criminal records in the public cloud. But those are government operations that amount to terabytes of data”, he said.

  • New portal aims to reduce bureaucracy in Portugal

    The government of Portugal has unveiled’ Simplificar’, an online portal to help modernise and simplify public administration. The project is inviting citizens and enterprises to point out excessive bureaucracy and suggest remedies.

  • Polish towns offer public access to eGovernment services

    The Polish towns of Bydgoszcz and Sosnowiec are the first two to host a public access point for eGovernment services, Poland’s Ministry of Administration and Digitization (MAC) has announced. The access points are placed in the town’s post offices, offering citizens access to various services, such as requesting an ID card, getting a copy of a marriage certificate or setting-up a new businesses.

  • Affordable and open source Eleven 3D printer by ISG3D to launch on Kickstarter this month

    The market of desktop 3D printers seems to be ever expanding, but quite a few new additions seem to add very little in terms of functionality or affordability. Fortunately, new gems are still appearing, such as a very exciting machine by Canadian startup and 3D printing supplies provider ISG3D. Called the Eleven 3D printer, this very promising machine seems to be the real deal, but for an affordable price and with an open source character. It is expected to launch on Kickstarter later this month.

  • Open source 3D printing has high rate of return on investment, Joshua Pearce says in new study
  • MIAOW, World’s First Open Source Graphics Processor Now Available To Users

    The researchers from the Vertical Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced at the Hot Chips Event in Cupertino, Calif, that they have designed the first ever open source general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU). It is titled as Many-Core Integrated Accelerator Of The Waterdeep abbreviated as MIAOW.

  • Go 1.5.1 Released With Some Minor Fixes

    Just one month after the gigantic release of Go 1.5, the first minor point release is now available.

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Slashdot: Happy Birthday, Linux! An OS At 24

Friday 11th of September 2015 02:00:05 PM

TuxMachines: Five Stunning Ubuntu Alternatives That You’ve Never Heard Of

Thursday 10th of September 2015 04:00:00 PM

You’re using Ubuntu, but you want your desktop experience to be a little more… eye catching. While you could always add a new desktop background, or switch desktops completely, you also have the option of switching to a completely different distro.

We’ve compiled this list of five utterly stunning Ubuntu alternatives for you to watch demos of, and perhaps download and install on your Linux computer.

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TuxMachines: SparkyLinux - Lightweight & fast Debian-based Linux Distribution

Thursday 10th of September 2015 03:57:14 PM

SparkyLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution created on the “testing” branch of Debian. It features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks.

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Reddit: How do you handle a SAN Migration using LVM?

Thursday 10th of September 2015 03:43:22 PM

As the title states, I'm currently doing a large-scale SAN migration (from EMC VMAX to HP 3PAR). Each Red Hat Linux server has about a kajillion volume groups each with a kajillion logical volumes and about a kajillion different sized disks. A few servers that I know of have 81 volume groups (I have no idea why). I've written a script to help me do this because fuck doing this by hand. The script is located here. I hope this helps anyone that has to move a dickton of logical volumes to new SAN disks. Obviously, you'd have to modify the script according to your needs.

I'm having a couple issues with the script though. I usually have a volume group that ends up with too many NEW disks extended to it. The other problem is when I go to break the mirror with lvconvert, it doesn't convert all the lv's to linear volumes and then the new disks that it mirrored to show all of it's space as free. What the heck is going on?

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LXer: Attack code exploiting Android’s critical Stagefright bugs is now public

Thursday 10th of September 2015 03:39:32 PM
Attack code that allows hackers to take control of vulnerable Android phones finally went public on Wednesday, as developers at Google, carriers, and handset manufacturers still scrambled to distribute patches to hundreds of millions of end users.The critical flaws, which reside in an Android media library known as libstagefright, give attackers a variety of ways to surreptitiously execute malicious code on unsuspecting owners' devices. The vulnerabilities were privately reported in April and May and were publicly disclosed only in late July. Google has spent the past four months preparing fixes and distributing them to partners, but those efforts have faced a series of setbacks and limitations.

Phoronix: Trying Out The Open-Source NVIDIA/Nouveau Driver Rework In Linux 4.3

Thursday 10th of September 2015 03:30:00 PM
With the forthcoming Linux 4.3 kernel is a big rework to the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver. Here are our first tests of NVIDIA GeForce hardware under Linux 4.2 stable and then the Linux 4.3 Git code with this reworked driver. Docker and Logging

Thursday 10th of September 2015 03:27:02 PM

Linux Containers (LXC) have been around for a long time, and nowadays we have different options available to manage them. Docker is one of the trending solutions being adopted by companies and individuals to make the most of Linux Containers to run isolated applications with specific setup and restrictions in terms of resources, network, and access to the filesystem.

LXer: Looking Ahead to New Linux/FOSS Promotional Events

Thursday 10th of September 2015 03:16:09 AM
Expanding Linux Venues In the South (or ELVIS): A FOSS event fit for The King, this one would be held in Memphis, as close to Graceland as possible. Everyone would be required to wear blue suede shoes. We could have Elvis impersonators demonstrating various Linux distros and FOSS programs. Heck, we could have Linus impersonators doing the same thing. And Stallman impersonators doing the same thing. And Jon ‘maddog’ Hall impersonators…you get the idea. This is definitely something worth planning, and I’m so far from Memphis. Is someone closer that could take the reins? Uh, thankyouverymuch.

LXer: BitTorrentSync: Dropbox for Nerds

Wednesday 9th of September 2015 09:33:03 PM
It's not really fair to compare Dropbox directly withBitTorrentSync. First of all, my title implies Dropbox is somehowinferior. To be honest, I haven't found anything that works assmoothly as Dropbox when it comes to sync reliability and ease ofinstallation. That said, although it has incredible strengths, it also hasa few shortcomings.

Reddit: What is the actual benefit of Linux for a standard consumer?

Wednesday 9th of September 2015 09:09:18 PM

I've been a Linux user for a few years now, but I'm comfortable with Mac and Windows too.

Philosophically, I like the idea of FOSS. Whether or not you believe in the preachings of RMS, open source allows for the exchange of free ideas via source code. This is better for education and better for groups that want a defined task with none of the extra bloat.

But for an average consumer, what's the draw? It's cool to be able to customize things..but does it really matter? Is there any ethical importance regarding software?

If a company did something malicious, wouldn't people just buy from a competitor, boycott, talk to government, etc? Surely, these malicious things RMS talks about aren't actually that horrible.

Also every clean feeling Linux distro seems to just be approaching the "Apple model" anyway. Think Google with chrome OS or Android, or Ubuntu. Sure, they may be kind of open source, but really they are just approaching integrated hardware and software like apple with pretty closed software. So what's the point?

The big companies are the only ones that can fabricate the hardware, and they seem to play ball mostly with the big software companies. I like the community model, but I'm not so sure anymore that it applies to computers well.

Idk, thoughts?

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Reddit: Linux Desktops That Don't Scale - Feel Like This!

Wednesday 9th of September 2015 09:01:38 PM

Reddit: Nice little piece on how my favourite DE has matured

Wednesday 9th of September 2015 07:52:09 PM
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Phoronix: Intel Releases Production-Ready OpenGL 4.4 Driver, But Only For Windows

Wednesday 9th of September 2015 07:49:16 PM
While there's been an Intel OpenGL 4.4 Windows driver available for the latest HD/Iris Graphics hardware since earlier this year, it seems out now is their first production driver release for Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 that supports OpenGL 4.4 for all their capable hardware that includes Skylake...

LXer: Linux gaming: Ultimate Edition 4.6 Gamers released

Wednesday 9th of September 2015 07:26:22 PM
In today's open source roundup: The Ubuntu-based Ultimate Edition 4.6 Gamers is packed with Linux games. Plus: Amazon gets rid of the last of its Fire phones. And Steam for Linux usage rises again.

TuxMachines: Toradex preps first Freescale i.MX7-based COMs

Wednesday 9th of September 2015 07:24:29 PM

Toradex is prepping two Linux-ready Colibri branded COMs, based on Freescale’s single- and dual-core Cortex-A7 i.MX7 SoCs, for release early next year.

Last week we were intrigued by a vague pre-announcement from Toradex about its plan to develop one of the first computer-on-modules built around the i.MX7 system-on-chip, which Freescale announced in June. The Swiss embedded board maker said it would be among the few hardware partners showcasing the Cortex-A7-based i.MX7 when the SoC launches in early 2016.

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today's leftovers

  • A gentle introduction to microservices
    What are microservices? Have you heard the phrase "microservices" used in a discussion of modern application development and wondered what it's all about?
  • There's A Lot Of Exciting AMDGPU DRM Code Brewing For Eventual Catalyst Support
    One of the big items still in the works as part of AMD's unified Linux driver strategy is that the Catalyst proprietary driver will be isolated to user-space and make use of the AMDGPU kernel DRM driver. Being publicly now in development in a few code branches are changes to the AMD DRM code for beginning to suit more of it to Catalyst's driver design.
  • Linux Kernel 4.2.3 Is Out with Open vSwitch and IPv6 Fixes, Updated Networking Drivers
    After only 4 days from the release of the second maintenance version of the Linux 4.2 kernel series, Greg Kroah-Hartman comes today, October 3, with news about the release of Linux kernel 4.2.3.
  • Linux Foundation Says Open Source Code Worth $5 Billion
  • Mesa 10.6.9 Released, Marks The End Of The Line: Upgrade To Mesa 11
    Emil Velikov announced Mesa 10.6.9 today as the newest point release for the aging Mesa 10.6 series. Mesa 10.6.9 fixes an Intel crash issue with KDE, Unreal Tournament is fixed for Gallium3D drivers, and there are various other Mesa OpenGL fixes.
  • GNOME's 2014 Annual Report Published
    For those wondering about the state of GNOME, their annual report is now available. The GNOME Foundation 2014 annual report covers their financial situation, their trademark battle with GroupOn, their temporary financial shortfall due to the OPW project, the hack/developer events engaged in, and much more.
  • KDE Plasma 5.4.2, bugfix Release for October, is already landing in Kubuntu Wily
  • Kubuntu 15.10 Will Have KDE Plasma 5.4.2
    Kubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" is being released later this month and it will feature the very latest KDE Plasma 5.4 point release. Plasma 5.4.2 isn't being released until next week but the Kubuntu crew is pushing it early into 15.10 Wily now to ensure it arrives with the 15.10 debut.
  • Randa Meetings update
    I am really not a person who blogs much and its bit late, please bare with me in case if anyone does not like the way article is written or how it is formatted. I really feel good being KDE user since 2005. Officially I started coding / contributing to minor stuff in KDE in 2010. Switzerland is an awesome place and I really liked Randa. Speaking of Switzerland, for me those trains are art of engineering. I would like to thank KDE e.v. and other sponsors for making this event happen.
  • KaOS 2015.10 Officially Released with a Gorgeous KDE Plasma 5.4 Desktop, Wayland Session
    On October 2, Anke Boersma had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2015.10 GNU/Linux computer operating system.
  • KaOS 2015.10 KDE-focused Linux distro available now
    While I am a GNOME fan, I recognize how wonderful KDE is too. If you prefer a traditional desktop user interface, KDE is a smart choice. Not only is it it easy to use for beginners, but it offers a ton of customization options for advanced users too. There are quite a few KDE-based Linux distros, such as Kubuntu, Linux Mint KDE, and Netrunner, but the lesser known KaOS offers a more pure experience. This distro has a goal of remaining lean, while being fairly bleeding edge regarding KDE packages -- it is a great showcase for the desktop environment. Today, version 2015.10 sees release, and you can download it now.
  • Network Security Toolkit 22-7248 Screenshot Tour
  • SparkyLinux 4.1 KDE Screenshot Tour
  • Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 15 Released
    Calculate Linux 15 was released today in its KDE, MATE, and Xfce desktop spins along with Calculate Linux Directory Server, Linux Scratch, Scratch Server, and Media Center editions.
  • Ubuntu To Make It Easier To Ship Micro-Release Updates, New Features Post-LTS
    Generally Ubuntu Linux hasn't allowed new minor point releases of software to be sent down as stable release updates (SRUs) once the Ubuntu release ships, but there's been many exceptions, and now Ubuntu's Technical Board has agreed to make changes to make it easier to send down micro-release updates as well as offering new features to existing LTS (Long-Term Support) releases.

Manjaro 15.09 (Bellatrix) Update With Calamares Installer, Tweaks And Latest Applications

Manjaro Linux Bellatrix 15.09 released

Manjaro Linux 15.09, codenamed Bellatrix has been released with some tweaks into the graphical and terminal installer. The release makes it easier to install Manjaro on your system. Also the latest apps have been included in the Bellatrix. The Manjaro is easy to use Linux distribution, so give it a try from 15.09 with easy to install graphical interface.

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Leftovers: Software

  • MPlayer 1.2 released
    Mplayer 1.2 is compatible with the recent FFmpeg 2.8 release. The tarball already includes a copy of FFmpeg, so you don't need to fetch it separately.
  • MPlayer 1.2 Released
    It's been three years since the release of MPlayer 1.1 while surprisingly this weekend MPlayer 1.2 was released.
  • Lightworks: A Professional Video Editor Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Fedora
    Lightworks is a professional video editor which is the fastest, most accessible and focused on Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software, the initial release of Lightworks was in 1989; 26 years ago. It support all resolutions available to public up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. Lightworks has the widest support available for formats currently available in a professional NLE. MXF, Quicktime and AVI containers, with every professional format you can think of: ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 422.
  • Using G’MIC to Work Magic on Your Graphics
    If you’re a Gimp power user, G’MIC is, without a doubt, one of the single most important add-ons available for the flagship open source image editing tool. With G’MIC you can bring some real magic to your digital images… and do so with ease. Give it a go and see if it doesn’t take your Gimp work to the next level.
  • VirtualBox 5.0.6 Brings Fixes For Linux 4.3 & More
  • Kodi 16: Alpha 3
  • Kodi 16 Alpha 3 Released
    The third alpha release of the Kodi 16 HTPC open-source software is now available for testing with long-press support. Given the number of devices these days with limited remote control buttons but relying upon a long-press of the OK/Enter button to pull up a context menu, Kodi has now implemented similar long-press support for remotes. That's the main new feature of Kodi 16 Alpha 3.
  • Third Alpha Build of Kodi 16 Media Center Adds Long-Press Support for Remotes