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TuxMachines: It's better to share with functional programming

Thursday 10th of July 2014 08:35:55 AM

Katie Miller is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat for the open source Platform as a Service, OpenShift, and co-founder of the Lambda Ladies group for women in functional programming. She has a passion for language and linguistics, but also for the open source way.

I have a Red Hat sticker on my laptop that simply says: It's better to share.

In this interview, Katie shares with me how she moved from journalism to a job in technology. Also, how she got introduced to functional programming, the Haskell programming language, and how open source is part of her daily life.

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Reddit: Retirement of Prof. Andy Tanenbaum

Thursday 10th of July 2014 08:22:29 AM

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 3.15.5 Is Now Available for Download

Thursday 10th of July 2014 08:02:55 AM

The fifth maintenance release of the current stable Linux kernel package, version 3.15, was announced last evening, July 9, by none other than Greg Kroah-Hartman. The release introduces numerous improvements and bug fixes.

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LXer: Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC offers dual GbE and PCIe x16

Thursday 10th of July 2014 07:49:26 AM
Acrosser unveiled a Fedora-ready Mini-ITX SBC that uses 2nd- or 3rd-gen Intel Core CPUs, and features Mini-PCIe and PCIe x16 expansion, plus dual GbE ports. Older Intel Core processors are brought back to life with the Acrosser “AMB-IH61T3? single board computer, which integrates an Intel LGA1155 socket that supports all 2nd or 3rd generation Cores, Pentiums, and Celerons with TDPs under 77 Watts. The old school feel is extended with an LPT port, dual VGA ports, and a PCI-Express x16 slot, which along with a Mini-PCIe slot handles expansion duty.

LXer: Is Firefox dying a slow death?

Thursday 10th of July 2014 06:52:15 AM
In today's open source roundup: Firefox's market share numbers are way down. Plus: Alternatives to Skype for Linux, and Marvel Heroes may be coming to Linux.

LXer: Marvel Heroes, A MMO Action RPG Looks Like It Is Coming To Linux

Thursday 10th of July 2014 05:55:04 AM
My spidey sense is tingling. Marvel Heroes a free to play MMO Action RPG looks like it will be coming to Linux thanks to info taken from the excellent SteamDB.

Reddit: Best Linux distro for a small software company's server?

Thursday 10th of July 2014 05:45:48 AM

My friend and I are starting a small software dev company, not having a lot of capital and not having any experience with Linux, I was wondering what the best Linux distro for something like this would be. Thanks for the help!

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LXer: New release of OpenStack Swift brings storage policies

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:57:53 AM
Object storage with OpenStack Swift gained an important feature in yesterday[he]#039[/he]s 2.0 release with the addition of storage policies. John Dickinson, Swift Program Technical Lead, called storage policies the "biggest thing to happen to Swift since it was open-sourced four years ago." So what exactly are storage policies, and how do they affect the way data is stored in an open source cloud?

Phoronix: The Beta To The Final Minor Release Of RHEL5 Is Out

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:37:35 AM
For those still dependent upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the beta to the 5.11 point release is now out, which serves as the last planned revision to RHEL5...

Reddit: I want a non-standard resolution for an HDMI screen from a laptop, but xrandr throws an error.

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:27:00 AM

X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) Major opcode of failed request: 156 (RANDR) Minor opcode of failed request: 18 (RRAddOutputMode)

Directions such as these, at http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/qgctu/how_to_change_into_a_new_graphic_mode_that_is_not/, are pretty common, but the discussion of this error always leads to xorg.conf changes. Is there another way, or a fix for Xrandr?

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Reddit: Best linux Distro for older machines? (2008 Macbook)

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:15:14 AM

So I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my roommate's 2008 Macbook recently because he was complaining about OSX not running well on it. Ubuntu runs a lot smoother on it but he is still getting the occasional freeze. What's the best linux distro for older computers like this? Something more lightweight maybe?

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Phoronix: The Witcher 2 Works On Beta Improvements

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:06:12 AM
Back in May The Witcher 2 was released for Linux but the quality of this Linux game port was extremely bad and problematic for many Linux gamers due to slow performance and other issues. Fortunately, it looks like some of the problems at least may be addressed as a new open beta is beginning for the Linux version of The Witcher 2...

LXer: Its better to share with functional programming

Thursday 10th of July 2014 04:00:42 AM
Katie Miller is a Developer Advocate at Red Hat for the open source Platform as a Service, OpenShift, and co-founder of the Lambda Ladies group for women in functional programming. She has a passion for language and linguistics, but also for the open source way.

Reddit: Question regarding Ubuntu 14.10

Thursday 10th of July 2014 03:35:20 AM

Will Ubuntu 14.10 run systemd as default?

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LXer: Linux kernel 3.16 development

Thursday 10th of July 2014 03:03:31 AM
Linus Torvalds announced the final Release Candidate (RC) for what will become Linux 3.15, noting that he felt pretty comfortable with the state of things at this point. The 3.15- rc8 kernel contains just a smattering of core kernel fixes (some in the scheduler, some in the filesystem code), and a few more architecture- specific patches, but relatively little overall in the way of churn. In other words, 3.15 is largely baked and ready to go, with the weekly RCs serving their purpose of gradually tapering off toward the final RC7 or RC8 release. Oftentimes, final Linux kernels are released following the RC7 timeframe, with no need for an RC8 to be issued, but on this particular occasion there was enough in the way of small last-minute fixes for Linus to feel justified in holding off another week with an RC8 instead.

LXer: Wanted: A Purpose for Open Source

Thursday 10th of July 2014 02:06:20 AM
Free and open source software is a way of life for thousands of people. Yet, as we trudge the endless treadmill of release upon release, there's one question you don't hear much any more: where is open source heading? Or, perhaps, should it have a purpose at all?

LXer: Deponia: The Complete Journey Released For Linux

Thursday 10th of July 2014 01:09:09 AM
Daedalic Entertainment has released a bundle of the Deponia Trilogy, adding Linux support for the first time. The Visionaire game engine (which the game uses) now also has Linux support, giving the potential for a slew of similar games to appear on Linux.

Reddit: Can I dual boot Linux on a Samsung ATIV Book 9?

Thursday 10th of July 2014 12:59:10 AM

Title. I'm going to be needing to be able to dual boot Linux for college, is it possible?. I've heard it's easy to set up dual boot, I just need to make sure it's possible with the laptop in question before I pull the trigger on buying it. I'm relatively inexperienced with Linux but I'm willing to learn.

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