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Reddit: Databased God: Linux Tool: Gpick

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:59:43 AM

LXer: NoSQL startup MongoDB names BladeLogic founder as new CEO

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:06:29 AM
MongoDB has appointed venture capitalist and former entrepreneur Dev Ittycheria as its new chief executive, adding fuel to speculation that the NoSQL database firm may be planning to go public soon. Ittycheria, who most recently served as managing director of Openview Venture Partners, replaces outgoing CEO Max Schireson, who took the corner office back when MongoDB was still called 10gen but is now stepping down after just 18 months in the role.

LXer: Rugged DAQ system runs real-time Linux

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:09:18 AM
NI unveiled a rugged 4-slot “CompactDAQ” system for data acquisition and control (DAQ), with real-time Linux, an Atom E3825, and optional sensor modules. Usually, when you have a choice of Windows or Linux, the Windows version costs more. In the case of the National Instruments (NI) CompactDAQ cDAQ-9134 Controller, however, it’s the Linux version that costs $500 more, at $4,999. That’s because it’s a special real-time Linux variant called NI Linux Real-Time, also available on NI’s CompactRIO cRIO-9068 controller and sbRIO-9651 computer-on-module, both of which are based on the Xilinx Zynq-7020 system-on-chip. The cDAQ-9134 instead runs on a dual-core, 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3825 SoC.

Reddit: Seafile 3.1 is available

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:07:49 AM

Hi all,

Thank you for your support for Seafile! We're happy to announce the latest version of Seafile is released.

The most notable improvements in this new version is a redesigned syncing protocol. With this improvement, you can easily sync 10k+ files in a library. In the old version, a lot of disk scans were need to sync a library. These disk scans are all removed. In the old version, a huge local cache was needed and the cache was only deleted when restarting the client. In the new version, a small cache is enough.

There are also many improvements in the web frontend.

Please find complete feature list here: https://seacloud.cc/group/3/wiki/whats-new-in-the-next-version-3-1/

For the download, please visit http://seafile.com/en/download/

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Reddit: LowRISC: Open-source RISC-V SoC

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:02:29 AM

Reddit: Ubuntu web browser

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:58:10 AM

Reddit: Ah, Microsoft...

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:50:13 AM

This is from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MINIX

In May 2004, Kenneth Brown of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution made the accusation that major parts of the Linux kernel had been copied from the MINIX codebase, in a book called Samizdat.[10] These accusations were rebutted universally—most prominently by Andrew Tanenbaum himself, who strongly criticised Kenneth Brown and published a long rebuttal on his own personal Web site, also pointing out that Brown was funded by Microsoft.

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Reddit: The computer named "Neo"

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:31:12 AM

LinuxInsider: The Connected Car, Part 1: The Future Starts Now - Will Linux Drive It?

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:14:40 AM
The Age of the Connected Car is dawning. The Linux Foundation is positioning an open source Linux OS to take the front seat in steering carmakers to adopting Automotive Grade Linux as the engine driving all in-car electronics. Today's automobile has from 60 to 100 sensors to control everything from climate to airbags and dozens of vehicle components. That number could double as cars get smarter. The so-called "smartcar" will use these sensors to do much more than give the driver a hands-free option for changing lanes, breaking and parking.

Reddit: How exactly does ls report sizes in human readable form?

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:12:23 AM

Does it use JEDEC or metric notation when saying MB, GB etc.? Does it depend on locale in any way?

UPDATE: It's using JEDEC by default. Adding --si switches it to SI (metric) notation.

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LXer: Community helps set the OpenStack Summit agenda

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:12:07 AM
The OpenStack Foundation recently launched their rating tool for presentation proposals for the OpenStack Summit in Paris, November 3-7. And you can help set the open source agenda. The chairs for each track get the final say about presentation topics make the cut, but the community gets to actively participate, much like an unconference, by casting votes ahead of time and making their voices heard.

LXer: Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 AND PATCH TUESDAY

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:14:56 AM
Microsoft has at last revealed the date when its second major update to Windows 8.1 will ship to customers: never. Despite months of speculation that the software giant has been planning to push out another major update roll-up for its latest OS this year, much like it did with the oddly named Windows 8.1 Update in April, Redmond mouthpiece Brandon LeBlanc blogged on Tuesday that we can forget it.

Reddit: India opens up to operating system Ubuntu

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:51:13 AM

LXer: ownCloud 7 pulls in users and open source developers

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:17:45 AM
ownCloud, the open source private cloud for small to medium sized businesses, pulls in great developer support with its latest release.

LXer: Open hardware resources from Opensource.com

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 12:20:34 AM
What's not to love about hardware? We use it every day. From the cars we drive to the computers we play with, from prosthetic hands to quadcopter drones, lots of things around us run on hardware of some sort. And like everything else, we believe strongly in applying the open source way to them. Sharing, accountability, and rapid iteration are all concepts that can benefit the hardware world.

Reddit: Slow access to swap partition

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 11:53:25 PM

This isn't a tech support request, more just a bit of strange behavior that I'm curious about.

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Laptop:

  • Athlon II P320 Dual-Core Processor × 2
  • 2Gb RAM
  • AMD RS880 Video Card

For a long time I noticed that my computer ran well, until it started swapping. Then everything would grind to a halt, and just about everything would gray out. If I left it for a while, sometimes it would sort itself out, other times I would have to go into the terminal (itself a process that would take several minutes) and start killing processes. I played around with swappiness, which made it less common, but no better when it occured.

After getting really tired of dealing with this, I decided to do some testing with hdparm.

The following is my hard drive setup (its a Hitachi 320gb disk media or however you say it):

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 99999743 49998848 83 Linux /dev/sda2 100001790 625141759 262569985 5 Extended /dev/sda5 100001792 620142591 260070400 83 Linux /dev/sda6 620144640 625141759 2498560 82 Linux swap / Solaris

And my tests of each partition:

$ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sda1 /dev/sda1: Timing buffered disk reads: 206 MB in 3.00 seconds = 68.58 MB/sec $ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sda5 /dev/sda5: Timing buffered disk reads: 196 MB in 3.02 seconds = 64.81 MB/sec $ sudo hdparm -t /dev/sda6 /dev/sda6: Timing buffered disk reads: 104 MB in 3.05 seconds = 34.13 MB/sec

As you can see, access to the swap partition is half the speed of any other. Which is why, I believe, I was getting the Swapping Slowdowns of Death (tm). So I tried switching to a swap file placed in my root folder, and everything has gotten so much better. I can use my computer with all the proper multitasking again!

But why would this have happened? Aren't swap files supposed to be inherently slower than a swap partition? Or is there a lesson to be learned here?

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Reddit: What brands of cds or USB drives would you recommend for booting and installation?

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 11:35:02 PM

I'm asking this because I bought some cd-r's from Memorex and haven't been able to install any distro from them. I also have three different usb drives and haven't been able to boot from them.

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LXer: ownCloud Community Comes Up Big Delivering ownCloud 7 Community Edition

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 11:23:23 PM
On the heels of the release last week of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, founder and leader of the ownCloud project Frank Karlitschek today released some startling numbers on the ownCloud community, builders of the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software. According to Karlitschek, ownCloud has had nearly 57,000 commits made by more than 550 contributors, currently developing ownCloud at a speed of about 1,500 commits (changes to code) per month. This makes ownCloud one of the largest open-source teams in the world — in the top 2% of all project teams on Open Hub.

LXer: All-Flock Special Edition of 5 Things in Fedora This Week

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 10:26:12 PM
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn't comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for August 5th, 2014..

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Did Red Hat’s CTO Walk – Or Was He Pushed?

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Firefox OS Smartphones Change The Mobile Landscape Across India

The launch of two Firefox OS phones in India in the same week marks an exciting moment in Mozilla’s mission to promote openness and innovation on the Web, and an opportunity to empower millions of Indians wanting to buy their first smartphones. Firefox OS will enable users to obtain lower-cost devices that offer telephony, messaging and camera and rich capabilities like built-in social integration with Facebook and Twitter, the Firefox browser, FM radio and popular apps. Read more

Mozilla Marches Ahead with Ads for Firefox

This November, Mozilla is up for renegotiation with Google for placement of Google search as the default search in Firefox and for the related subsidies that Google pays Mozilla, which reached almost $300 million last year. That comprised the majority of Mozilla's income. With Chrome establishing itself as a leader in the browser wars, its unclear what relationship Google will continue to pursue with Mozilla. Read more