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LXer: 6 ways a thriving community will help your project succeed

Saturday 17th of March 2018 12:59:54 AM
NethServer is an open source product that my company, Nethesis, launched just a few years ago. The product wouldn't be what it is today without the vibrant community that surrounds and supports more

Reddit: Question: How to do experiments to better understand Linux system performance?

Saturday 17th of March 2018 12:03:47 AM

There are a lot of metrics (memory usage, system load, disk system usage, interrupts, entropy available, ...) that one can read off a working Linux system.

I am very intrigued by the idea of running experiments to text how a Linux system reacts to different factors. However, I do not have a lot of ideas about what I should be toying with.

I have a home server, and I monitor how running services, SSHing, and high performance computations (e.g. compiling) affects it. What else can I do?

In fact, is there a way I could access a larger system to play with? Are there disciplines that study those things?

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Reddit: PSA: For one week from tomorrow /r/Linux will be flooded with spam, requests for help, shit posts and more

Friday 16th of March 2018 11:39:08 PM

Seriously. Anarchy week is a bad idea. We already have enough spam.

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LXer: Linux man Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Friday 16th of March 2018 11:34:08 PM
A very useful aspect of the Linux command line is that the documentation for almost all command line tools is easily accessible. These documents are known as man pages, and you can easily access them through the command line using the man command.

LXer: Canonical Releases Spectre/Meltdown Patches for Ubuntu 17.10 for Raspberry Pi 2

Friday 16th of March 2018 10:08:21 PM
Canonical published two security advisories on Thursday to announce the availability of Spectre mitigations for the ARM64 (AArch64) hardware architecture on its Ubuntu 17.10 and Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS systems.

Reddit: A very specific situation...

Friday 16th of March 2018 10:07:58 PM

I’m not having any technical issues I just want to know how to do something very specific. I want to do something along the lines of echo -n randomword(every 4 digit number) | sha265sum > file.txt. How could I do this, I’m a bit new to linux so try not to include complex scripts.

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Phoronix: Linux 4.17 To Enable AMDGPU DC By Default For All Supported GPUs

Friday 16th of March 2018 10:03:00 PM
Since the introduction of the AMDGPU DC display code (formerly known as DAL) in Linux 4.15, this modern display stack has just been enabled by default for newer Radeon Vega and Raven Ridge devices. With Linux 4.17 that is changing with AMDGPU DC being enabled by default across the board for supported GPUs...

TuxMachines: 3D Printing and Open Source

Friday 16th of March 2018 09:24:38 PM
  • Open-source Felfil Evo 3D printing filament extruder available from $369

    Italian 3D printing company Felfil has made available its Felfil Evo filament extruder, initially the subject of a Kickstarter back in 2015. The extruder is available in basic (€299, $369), complete (€599, $738), and assembled (€719, $886) versions.

  • Michigan Tech engineers develop open-source GMAW metal 3D printer for only $1,200

    Joshua Pearce, a prolific engineer at Michigan Tech, has been working on developing an affordable metal 3D printing technology. The project involves hacking a CNC router kit and an metal inert gas (MIG) welder to create a low-cost GMAW metal 3D printer.

  • 3D Printed, Open Source Glia Stethoscope Receives Clinical Validation

    Dr. Tarek Loubani spent some time working in hospitals in the Gaza Strip during the worst of the chaos and violence that is unfortunately still going on there. Due to a long-standing blockade, medical supplies were scarce in the region – so scarce that doctors could often not find a stethoscope when they needed one. So Dr. Loubani came up with his own solution – he 3D printed a stethoscope, for about 30 cents.

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TuxMachines: Games Leftovers

Friday 16th of March 2018 09:23:01 PM

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LinuxToday: How to reset a Windows password with Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 09:00:00 PM

Lost your Windows login? The chntpw utility can save the day.

LXer: Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:42:35 PM
Online cloud backups should be a part of your overall backup plan, but it’s crucial that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for desktop Linux users. Here is an updated look at five solutions for off-site online backups for Ubuntu that all work with the upcoming 18.04 release.

Reddit: Happy birthday to a pioneer of the free software movement, Richard Stallman!

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:31:39 PM

I wonder where the state of software would be today without him.


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Reddit: Dell Latitude D630 Linux recommendations

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:20:55 PM


I have had this laptop for around 10 years now, it's currently running kali-linux which I feel is a bit heavy and making it sluggish. I was thinking of installing Arch and a light WM (which one?) - any recommendations on that? It currently has 4GB RAM and the Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7100 @ 1.80GHz proc. I don't know if I should upgrade to an SSD as well since it's so old that I'm not sure if there will be a real speed boost.


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TuxMachines: Private Internet Access releases software as open source

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:15:02 PM
  • Private Internet Access releases software as open source

    Private Internet Access, a company best known for its VPN Service of the same name, announced today that it started the process of releasing all of its software as open source.

    The company plans to release all of its client-side programs, extensions and libraries as open source over the course of the next six month period.

  • Private Internet Access goes Open Source

    Today marks the start of an exciting shift over here at Private Internet Access. As long-time supporters of the Free and Open Source Software community, we have started the process of open sourcing our software, and over the next six months we will be releasing the source code for all our client-side applications, as well as libraries and extensions.

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LinuxToday: Linux man Command Tutorial for Beginners (8 Examples)

Friday 16th of March 2018 08:00:00 PM

HowToForge: A very useful aspect of the Linux command line is that the documentation for almost all command line tools is easily accessible.

Reddit: Wine 3.4 is out !

Friday 16th of March 2018 07:40:56 PM

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Graphics: XWayland and Mesa

  • XWayland Gets Patches For Better EGLStreams Handling
    While the recently released X.Org Server 1.20 has initial support for XWayland with EGLStreams so X11 applications/games on Wayland can still benefit from hardware acceleration, in its current state it doesn't integrate too well with Wayland desktop compositors wishing to support it. That's changing with a new patch series.
  • Intel Mesa Driver Finally Supports Threaded OpenGL
    Based off the Gallium3D "mesa_glthread" work for threaded OpenGL that can provide a measurable win in some scenarios, the Intel i965 Mesa driver has implemented this support now too. Following the work squared away last year led in the RadeonSI driver, the Intel i965 OpenGL driver supports threaded OpenGL when the mesa_glthread=true environment variable is set.
  • Geometry & Tessellation Shaders For Mesa's OpenGL Compatibility Context
    With the recent Mesa 18.1 release there is OpenGL 3.1 support with the ARB_compatibility context for the key Gallium3D drivers, but Marek Olšák at AMD continues working on extending that functionality under the OpenGL compatibility context mode.
  • Mesa Begins Its Transition To Gitlab
    Following the news from earlier this month that would move its infrastructure to Gitlab, the Mesa3D project has begun the process of adopting this Git-centered software.

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

Comment Ubuntu 18.04, launched last month, included a new Welcome application that runs the first time you boot into your new install. The Welcome app does several things, including offering to opt you out of Canonical's new data collection tool. The tool also provides a quick overview of the new GNOME interface, and offers to set up Livepatch (for kernel patching without a reboot). In my review I called the opt-out a ham-fisted decision, but did note that if Canonical wanted to actually gather data, opt-out was probably the best choice. Read more

How CERN Is Using Linux and Open Source

CERN really needs no introduction. Among other things, the European Organization for Nuclear Research created the World Wide Web and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator, which was used in discovery of the Higgs boson. Tim Bell, who is responsible for the organization’s IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group, says the goal of his team is “to provide the compute facility for 13,000 physicists around the world to analyze those collisions, understand what the universe is made of and how it works.” Read more