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LXer: IPv6 for Server Admins and Client Developers

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 06:50:31 AM
IPv6 has been around for a long time. The first IPv6 RFC was released more than 20 years ago, and we began exhausting the IPv4 address space in 2011. Thiago Macieira from the Intel Open Source Technology Center began his talk at LinuxCon Europe by saying that he didn’t think he would still need to be talking about this today, and he wished we had already solved this problem. But, many people have not yet made the switch to IPv6, so his talk contained a brief introduction to IPv6 and some of the differences compared to IPv4.

Reddit: Debian 8 grants immediate root access when using the recovery option?

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 06:41:06 AM

Long story short, I've installed fglrx drivers and it screwed up my sistem, but that's a different issue.

In order to fix this, I've went with the recovery option in GRUB and expected to be greeted with a login message. Instead, I was granted immediate root access with no authentication at all.

During installation, I've left the root password blank, which should mean that the root account is inaccessible. How come recovery mode bypasses it?

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LXer: Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference Includes Talks By Alluxio, Facebook, LinkedIn, Red Hat, and More

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 05:41:54 AM
The Linux Foundation today announced the speaker lineup for the Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference, taking place March 22-23 in Cambridge, MA.

Reddit: Why is Fedora not good for desktops or new users?

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 05:18:26 AM

I looked at http://www.dedicatedservershosting.com/linux-distro-guide.html

And saw that it said Fedora isnt as good for desktops or people new to linux. I am using a desktop, and looking to get back into linux, mostly for programming. I have used Linux before (mint and Ubuntu, much more prefer Mint). Is fedora something that will be useful or should I avoid it?

I know of www.commandline.org so I should be able to learn the command line easily. I know a few things but not much.

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Reddit: Kodi Is Not a Piracy Application - HowToGeek

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 04:40:05 AM

LXer: KDE Plasma 5.9 Desktop Launches with Global Menus, Better Wayland Support

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 04:33:17 AM
KDE had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

LXer: 5 DevOps Tools for Logging and Monitoring

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 03:24:40 AM
In the cloud, open source tools and applications produce many kinds of DevOps efficiencies, and that’s especially true for logging and monitoring solutions. Monitoring cloud platforms, applications and components — along with processing and analyzing logs — is essential for ensuring high availability, top performance, low latency, and more.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:25:31 AM
  • Vulkan Slides Now Available From Khronos' Vancouver Event

    Yesterday The Khronos Group hosted a one-day workshop in Vancouver, Canada with all things Vulkan.

  • Handling all those mail notifications from the bug tracker
  • OPNsense 17.1 Released, Based On FreeBSD 11

    OPNsense 17.1 is now available as the newest release of this network-focused FreeBSD-based operating system forked from pfSense.

    It's now been two years since the first official release of OPNsense and to celebrate they have out a big update. OPNsense 17.1 re-bases to using FreeBSD 11.0, there's now a SSH remote installer, new language support, more hardening features used from HardenedBSD, new plugins, integrated authentication via PAM, and many other improvements. Some of the new plug-ins include FTP Proxy, Tinc VPN, and Let's Encrypt support.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:25:08 AM
  • Meet Stacer, a System Optimizer App for Ubuntu

    Stacey helps you monitor system resource usage, clear app caches, uninstall unwanted apps, and even stop system processes from running in the background.

  • Open source software tools of DevOps

    Unlike most technology trends, DevOps’ focus is on the collaborative elements of delivery infrastructure bringing together software developers – those who know exactly why they are building a particular piece of software – and operations personnel – those who are maintaining the IT infrastructure. Bridging the silos between the two sides, the early pioneers of DevOps were hoping this would enable IT professionals to make better judgments about how to deploy and integrate software more effectively.

  • 5 DevOps Tools for Logging and Monitoring

    Enter the new wave of powerful open logging and monitoring solutions. Some of these focus on targeted tasks, such as container cluster monitoring and performance analysis, while others qualify as holistic monitoring and alerting toolkits, capable of multi-dimensional data collection and querying.

  • lnav – An Advanced Console Based Log File Viewer for Linux

    LNAV stands for Log file Navigator is an advanced console based log file viewer for Linux. It does the same job how other file viewers doing like cat, more, tail, etc but have more enhanced features which is not available in normal file viewers (especially, it will comes with set of color and easy to read format).

  • PacketFence v6.5 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v6.5.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

  • Comodo Extends Advanced Endpoint Protection to Mac OS X and Linux Systems

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:22:52 AM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: KDE

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:22:02 AM
  • Neon OEM Mod…arghhh

    For years and years already Ubuntu’s installer, Ubiquity, has an OEM mode. And for years and years I know it doesn’t really work with the Qt interface.

    An understandable consequence of not actually having any real-life use cases of course, disappointing all the same. As part of the KDE Slimbook project I took a second and then a third look at the problems it was having and while it still is not perfect it is substantially better than before.

  • KDE Plasma 5.9 Desktop Launches with Global Menus, Better Wayland Support

    Today, January 30, 2017, KDE had the great pleasure of announcing the release and general availability of the KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

    The development cycle of KDE Plasma 5.9 took only a few months, but considering the fact that it's not a long-term supported (LTS) version like KDE Plasma 5.8, which is the recommended version right now for all users, we think that it's a pretty hefty update adding quite a bunch of new features and improving Wayland support.

  • KDE Plasma 5.9 Released, This Is What’s New
  • KDE Plasma 5.9 Hits The Web With Global Menus, Better Wayland Support

    KDE Plasma 5.9 introduces interactive previews for notifications, drag-and-drop improvements throughout the desktop, window switching in the task manager using Meta + number shortcuts, Breeze styling improvements, Global Menus have returned to the KDE desktop, general theme and UI improvements, a new network configuration module, and continued work on Wayland support.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:20:46 AM
  • Sandvine Virtual Series Achieves Certification with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0

    The Red Hat® OpenStack® Platform combines the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux® with Red Hat OpenStack technology to deliver a scalable and secure foundation that allows Communications Service Providers to build and manage a virtualized carrier network.

  • European Bioinformatics Institute and Red Hat Collaborate to Enhance Global Biological Research Capabilities

    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is using Red Hat OpenStack Platform to deliver the scale and flexibility required to drive its Embassy Cloud project. The goal of Embassy Cloud is to transform the way collaborative research, such as pan-cancer analysis, tackles the world’s toughest biological challenges.

  • Stock Survey: Viewing Levels for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Sometimes it’s good to stop worrying about the world and just work on my internship

    As I’m sure many of you know, living in the US is worrying right now.

    [...]

    The affinity mapping and brainstorming post contained a bunch of initial mockups which I basically threw together to try to cover the things we came up with during brainstorming. Máirín Duffy (Mo) reviewed and commented on each of those, both in the ticket and sometimes in IRC, email, and other such places.

  • CSS and mockups

    I want to get a better feel for CSS, so Máirín Duffy (Mo) and I spent three hours last week figuring out how to moving a pixel perfect mockup to CSS. This was made up almost entirely of background stuff, but we got a lot of useful information in the process. We will continue working on this sometime this week.

  • Welcome Fedora Quality Planet

    Hello, I’d like to introduce a new sub-planet of Fedora Planet to you, located at http://fedoraplanet.org/quality/ (you don’t need to remember the URL, there’s a sub-planet picker in the top right corner of Fedora Planet pages that allows you to switch between sub-planets).

    Fedora Quality Planet will contain news and useful information about QA tools and processes present in Fedora, updates on our quality automation efforts, guides for package maintainers (and other teams) how to interact with our tools and checks or understand the reported failures, announcements about critical issues in Fedora releases, and more.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Debian and Ubuntu

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:19:59 AM
  • Scratch group projects – 2017

    It’s January, so it must be time for this year’s Scratch projects from my grade 10 students. We’re moving on to python, but I’ve posted their projects at http://scratch.lesbg.com Feel free to play them and rate them. This is a first attempt for students, so do please be gentle on the ratings.

  • Free software activities in January 2017
  • My Free Software Activities in January 2017

    My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donors (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.

  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed A Second Time

    Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was supposed to ship in mid-January and then up until today was expected to be released on Thursday. But now it's being delayed at least one more week.

    Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS had been delayed due to some parts of its hardware enablement (HWE) stack being changed, they decided in mid-January to push back the release to 2 February. Now today they've decided to delay it a second time due to an unrelated problem.

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TuxMachines: Barix Brings Linux Open Source Programmability To Barionet I/O Device

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 02:19:07 AM
  • Barix Brings Linux Open Source Programmability To Barionet I/O Device
  • Barix to Introduce Barionet 1000 Universal I/O Device

    At ISE 2017, Barix will introduce the Barionet 1000, the latest member of the company’s universal programmable I/O device family for IP-based control and automation applications. In contrast to other Barionet devices that use the proprietary Barix ABCL programming language, the Barionet 1000 is the first device to be programmable in Linux using the Open WRT framework. It is also the first Barionet device to integrate wireless support and a USB port for emerging control and automation connectivity needs.

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Reddit: I've installed ubuntu. What now

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 01:59:48 AM

So I want to attempt to learn and understand the linux environment as much as possible. So where do I go from there? I don't know really how to code but I want to try and work with it to some extent so I can development a comfortable work space. Such as working with tools as Openbox or awesome.

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Phoronix: Kabylake, GCC 7, Binary Blobs, Vulkan & Other Highlights From January

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 01:16:47 AM
There's been a lot of exciting events so far in 2017 from the rapid progress of Mesa's OpenGL and Vulkan drivers, other significant Vulkan milestones, Intel Kabylake desktop CPUs hitting the market, Linux 4.10 nearing release, Linux 4.11's merge window being right around the corner, and much more. Here's a recap...

LXer: Be the open source supply chain

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 01:07:26 AM
I would bet that whoever is best at managing and influencing the open source supply chain will be best positioned to create the most innovative products. In this article, I’ll explain why you should be a supply chain influencer, and how your organization can be an active participant in your supply chain.In my previous article, Open source and the software supply chain, I discussed the basics of supply chain management, and where open source fits in this model. I left readers with this illustration of the model:read more

Phoronix: The Features Coming For Mir 0.26: EDID, New APIs, Client-Side Vsync, Performance

Wednesday 1st of February 2017 12:55:30 AM
While Mir 1.0 is expected this year, the next upcoming release of the Mir display server is version 0.26. Here's a look at the new features...

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I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more